Wednesday 30 October 2013

Hurry, hurry hurry, some wealth training seats left . . .

It's time to get your skates on! We have some late availability seats left for the Kevin Green Two Day Wealth Training event, 23rd & 24th November 2013
We received a few calls to our office over the past two weeks asking for the possibility of extra seat tickets for partners, friends and associates at the early bird price of £50 ( normal price , £1,200).
We could not offer seats at the time as we were at full capacity.  We now have the last few seats available for November on a first come first served basis.
If you wish to express an interest in one of these seats, telephone Suzanne in our office ASAP on 01554 833330.
The Venue is:
Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
Heathrow Airport
Colnbrook - By - pass
West Drayton
United Kingdom

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Thursday 24 October 2013

Picture slideshow from yesterday's Big Ideas Wales Challenge launch

Picture slideshow from yesterday's Big Ideas Wales Challenge launch at Cardiff Arms Park.
I even got to stand on the famous pitch!
See earlier post for details on the launch.

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Looking forward to the launch of Big Ideas Wales Challenge today

I'm really looking forward to the launch of the Big Ideas Wales Challenge today - and to taking to the pitch with rugby great Leigh Halfpenny.
Here's the Welsh Government press release about the event -

Big Ideas Wales Challenge launched to identify and support Wales’ young entrepreneurs of the future

One of the largest campaigns undertaken to identify and develop Wales’ young entrepreneurs of the future has been launched by the Welsh Government today (Wednesday, 23rd October 2013), backed by “Secret Millionaire”, Kevin Green and SuperStars entrepreneur, James Taylor.
Hundreds of young people throughout Wales are being invited to apply for 50 places on the Big Ideas Wales Challenge, launched by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates AM.
The Challenge will scour Wales, interviewing hundreds of young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age, seeking their “big ideas” and helping to develop and cultivate 50 of these into commercial opportunities.
Entrepreneur James Taylor will act as an ambassador for the Challenge. He began his business, Superstars, with a bursary under the Welsh Government Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) in 2005 and has grown the business that now employs more than 180 people.
“As part of Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) this flagship challenge has been steered by entrepreneurs to support future entrepreneurs. I am pleased that James Taylor of Superstars will be the ambassador for this Challenge,” said Mr Skates.
“The engagement of the business community will be crucial, to provide peer support to these young entrepreneurs. We’d like to encourage business to pledge practical support to help them through the challenging period of starting a business.”
The business community - entrepreneurs, role models and others partners - will be invited to make individual pledges practical support to help these young people on their journey. This will complement business start up support already in place by Welsh Government and partners.
Speaking at the launch, James said: “We really need to inspire and harness the entrepreneurial talent in Wales. Through this Big Ideas Challenge we’ll take them through from initial auditions to a three day challenging bootcamp. At bootcamp they’ll work with entrepreneurs and experts to build their confidence in their ideas.”
“We hope the business community will back this challenge and pledge help. We’ll also back them during the first year through monthly board meetings, networking events and work shadowing opportunities. If we can identify future entrepreneurs now, then we can encourage some great business ideas for the future.”
The Challenge begins with the auditions throughout November at venues throughout Wales, backed by pledges from businesses, individuals and organisations to support the 50 young people, followed by the boot camp in January. Details and application can be found at
Businesses can pledge help that reflects the nature of the business, such as branding and PR packages, trade stands, office space, accounting packages, capital investment and essential equipment. Visit to pledge.
Also backing the challenge is self-made multi-millionaire and social entrepreneur Kevin Green, who featured on Channel 4’s “Secret Millionaire” programme.
“Young people have drive and ambition, as well as great ideas. The Big Ideas Wales Challenge is a way of developing and focusing those ideas into a reality and I’m pleased to be backing it,” he said.
The Challenge was launched at Cardiff Arms Park, home of the Cardiff Blues and Wales winger, Leigh Halfpenny, who has been named as the Most Inspirational Person in Wales in a survey of 1,000 young people undertaken by Big Ideas Wales.
“It’s great to be seen as an inspirational person for young people. And when you consider it, business and sport is very closely linked.
“Not just in the commercial and management sense, but as an individual you have to strive and work towards the goals you want while working with a team to develop those opportunities and rewards. That’s mirrored in the business world where grit and determination can help you reach your goal.
“I wish the Big Ideas Challenge all the best and would urge young people to apply for the auditions and put their big ideas forward. Who knows where it might lead.”

Big Ideas Wales
Big Ideas Wales is a Welsh Government campaign designed to encourage young people to be more entrepreneurial and help those interested in starting a business take their ideas forward.
This is a key action of the Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy for Wales Action Plan 2010-15, a joint strategy between the Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science (BETS) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). Further information on the actions and Strategy is available on
The campaign itself is managed by Menter a Busnes as the service provider for the Youth Entrepreneurship Services 16-24. This service is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Saturday 19 October 2013

Excited to be involved in the Big Ideas Wales Challenge

I've been invited to lend a hand at the launch of the Welsh Government's Big Ideas Wales Challenge next week.
Can't say too much about it now as it is all under wraps.
But the launch event will have some star appeal and I'll be able to tell you more on Wednesday!

Thursday 17 October 2013

Interesting look at crowd funding operation at Caerphilly

Took time out today to respond to an invitation to visit to new crowd funding operation in Caerphilly.
Ice Dragons Ltd is based at Britannia House, Caerphilly, in the Welsh Ice innovation centre.
My PA Suzanne Rawlins came along for the fact-finding mission and we were given a very extensive tour of the ICE operation.
We spoke to a number of start-up businesses, were shown the different offices and the different levels of membership.
There was great enthusiasm throughout, with many varied businesses on site, including interior design, magazine, games design, software design & graphic design.
A big thank-you goes to the ICE team for their time and their hospitality.

Photo left to right - Gwyn Thomas (Insight Business Intelligence), Anthony Record (Co-founder), Gareth Jones (Captain of Innovation, ICE), Mandy Weston (DR Know, ICE), Kevin Green, Alison Lavelle (Master of Skills, ICE), Suzanne Rawlins, Kevin Green's PA.

Here is a short brief on Ice Dragons Ltd.
Ice Dragons Ltd. is an FCA authorised and regulated crowd-funding (in exchange for equity) platform, (reference number 583315) based at Britannia House, Caerphilly in the Welsh Ice Innovation Centre.
We are members of the UK Crowd funding Association and abide by their code of conduct.
A Federation of Small Businesses survey revealed that in 2007, 4% of small businesses received outright rejections from banks, jumping to 27% in 2011. Those that received the full amount of borrowing dropped from 85% to 58%. Start up finance is definitely becoming harder to find so alternative sources are needed. Launched in the U.K. in 2011 equity crowd funding fills a gap by giving investors the opportunity to invest and become shareholders in start up and expanding businesses. As banks have retreated from this sector equity crowd funding sites are helping entrepreneurs secure both finance and motivated shareholders, rich in ideas. Ice Dragons is raising money to support entrepreneurs who in turn flourish, creating both employment and a return for shareholders.
How it works
A large on-line community of high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors is built (the Crowd) who will invest small amounts from £100 with no upper limit and so together, as a crowd, provide a successful funding for exciting and viable ideas. The crowd tends to be hobby and enthusiastic investors, and everyone is warned of the very high risk nature of this type of investment.

You can find out more about Ice Dragons Ltd on the website

Picture slideshow from the visit -

Smashing day helping Dawn Evans at Ajuda Ltd in Cardiff


Wonderful day helping one of my 'Kevin Green Wealth' pupils, Dawn Evans, in Cardiff.
Here is the official press release about the Ajuda Training Academy -

Secret Millionaire opens Ajuda Training Academy

Kevin Green, star of Channel 4 show Secret Millionaire, was on hand this week to officially open a new training centre in Cardiff.
The self-made multi-millionaire and social entrepreneur cut the ribbon on Ajuda Ltd’s new Training Academy at Mount Stuart Square in Cardiff Bay.
Set up four years ago by managing director Dawn Evans, Ajuda provides a range of courses in first aid training, manual handling, asbestos awareness, fire safety, food hygiene and lifeguard training to businesses and individuals.
The company now employs four staff and more than 30 associate trainers, and has recently seen the 20,000 delegate complete one of its courses.
The Training Academy, at 15 Mount Stuart Square, is over three floors and includes specialist suites for both academic-based courses and practical hands-on training.
Ajuda, which has moved to Cardiff Bay from the Jasmine Enterprise Centre in Ely, which is being developed as a community hub by Cardiff council, also has a satellite office in Ruthin, Denbighshire.
Mr Green agreed to open Ajuda’s new base after Mrs Evans enrolled in the Kevin Green Wealth 90-Day business coaching programme earlier this year.
“Having started with just myself working from home and fitting in training around my family commitments, Ajuda has gone from strength to strength over the past four years because of the quality courses we offer and the expertise of the staff we now employ,” said Mrs Evans.
“With this move to the Ajuda Training Academy, we can offer specialist facilities that will give both businesses and individuals access to the must up-to-date knowledge and practical support available.
“I am delighted that Kevin agreed to open our new base. As a successful entrepreneur himself, he was able to see how the hard work of my team and I has built a successful business that is continuing to grow by providing excellent service and courses of the highest quality.”
Mr Green added: “Dawn's enthusiasm and determination to succeed is the main reason that Ajuda is achieving significant growth as a training company.
“Dawn believes in putting the customer first, which is essential in any service business.
“I'm a passionate supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit in Wales and am delighted to be able to support Dawn on a landmark day for Ajuda.”
To find out more about Kevin Green, visit his website -

Picture slideshow from the day -

Sunday 6 October 2013

Great welcome from the Hyde Housing team in London

I had a great welcome from the team at the Hyde Housing Group when I attended their special group development seminar staged in central London.
The Hyde Housing Group is one of the UK's leading and award-winning providers of housing.
Here are some key facts about the group -
  • £260m turnover
  • £2.9bn assets
  • 95,000 residents
  • 49,000 homes
  • 1,200 staff
  • 45 years old
As you can see, this is a big enterprise.
I was delighted to accept their invitation to be the keynote speaker at their group business  development seminar and 'away day'.
They were a great bunch of people and seemed to quickly grasp my messages about embracing change and keeping passionate about their valuable work.

Thanks go to group business development director David Gannicott for his great welcome.
The event was staged at Prospero House not far from The Shard in London.
During the afternoon, the Hyde team members went off on a special 'treasure hunt' around central London.
I helped a couple of the enterprising competitors tick a couple boxes - the ones for 'get a photo with a famous person' and 'get a famous person's autograph'!
I also made one young lady's day by talking on the phone to her Welsh mum!

Website -

Here's a slideshow of some pictures from the event

Thursday 3 October 2013

Looking forward to Women in Property lunch

Lucky me!
I'll be speaking to a roomful of ladies this lunchtime.
I'm the keynote speaker at a high profile Property Lunch in Cardiff at the Parc Thistle Hotel, organised by the Association of Women in Property (WiP) South Wales branch.
The lunch is one of a number of different events organised by WiP that include site visits, professional development workshops and business and social networking events.
Here's hoping the ladies enjoy the speech!
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