Paul Owen, Managing Director, Sales Talent Spotters
Paul set up The Clear Path Company to help companies find, train and retain good salespeople. Its recruitment brand Sales Talent Spotters
specialises in finding sales stars including people with the potential to be successful in sales but not yet the experience.
In 2012, he launched the nationwide skills programme – Let’s get Britain selling!© – now available at 30 universities across the UK.
A regular speaker at business events on all things sales, he is a judge of both National Sales Awards and National Business Awards.
Helen Emberton, Helen Emberton Consultancy
Helen recently left the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, as Head of Commissioning and Curriculum, to start her own Education Consultancy,
the Helen Emberton Consultancy.
Helen brings her academic and professional background into her new entrepreneurial career progression,
leveraging her experiences in enterprise and entrepreneurship along with operational management to supporting start up activities for
young entrepreneurs across the UK.
Ben Allen, Founder, Oomph Wellness
Ben Allen won the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 for his innovative business, Oomph Wellness.
The business offers exercise, dance and art therapy sessions for the elderly in the care sector. Ben saw off strong competition from nearly 800 UK entrants, and since its foundation, Oomph Wellness has reached 15,000 elderly people in 500 care homes across the country.
Ben currently employs 26 contract-for-service staff in 7 cities across the UK. He is experiencing a month-on-month growth of 20% and expects his revenues to be in excess of £0.5million within the next 12 months.
Alex Mitchell, Co-Founder, Young Brits Network
Alex is the Co-founder
and Director of the Young Brits Network, a social enterprise focused on
prompting the views and interests of young entrepreneurs from Britain
He is the Director of Global Networks, Research and Events at
the Association of MBAs, and is the current UK Co-President of the G20 Young
Entrepreneurs Alliance (a global network of young entrepreneurs and the
organisations that support them) and the UK representative on the European Confederation
of Young Entrepreneurs, a major association of young entrepreneurs throughout
Alex also co-founded Kit Us Out, a charity
setup by three London 2012 Olympic & Paralympics volunteers to get key sports
equipment to Paralympic athletes from developing nations.
Clare Harris, British Library Business Partnerships Manager
The British Library’s Business & IP Centre in London supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration
to successfully launching and developing a business.
It offers free access to the UK's most comprehensive collection of business and intellectual
property databases, including information on funding sources, market research and trends analysis, company data, business news and information on patents,
trademarks, registered designs and copyright.
Clare manages a network of 100+ partners and an events programme across a diverse range of topics and skills
for free and at highly subsidised rates. Clare also leads on the new Business & IP Centre national network, where new Centres are being developed in
Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield city libraries.
Helene Martin Gee, Founder, Pink Shoe Club
Helene Martin Gee is founder of the Pink Shoe Club, as well as a senior Parliamentary Adviser and Chief Adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary Group
on Entrepreneurship, which she helped establish.
She has worked at the centre of Government for over 15 years, as both Chief of Staff and Special Adviser
on International Relations to leading Peers and Parliamentarians. Helene sits on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for the Technology Strategy Board,
and on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Creative & Cultural Enterprise (ICCE) at Goldsmiths, London University.
A serial entrepreneur, Helene has
won several awards, including the RSA T-Mobile Award.