Posted: Thu 19th Jan 2023
StartUp Show 2023 is shaping up to be the biggest small business event of the year. With ten stages, three zones and over 100 inspirational speakers, it’s a must for aspiring entrepreneurs.
This year, we’re thrilled to offer ticket-holders the chance to book a FREE one-on-one consultation with a small business adviser. From branding to legal, SEO to finance – you’ll find the answers to all of your business questions at the Adviser Zone.
Don't worry if you've not bought your ticket for the event yet – you can get one here!
Here’s a list of the advisers who’ll be available on the day:
Get your digital marketing on point!
James Chetwode, We Are Chain
James has used his 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing to start a number of businesses, including his digital marketing agency We Are Chain - a full-service agency providing a multitude of services to companies across the globe.
All fingers and thumbs with your digital marketing
Emma Goode, 24 Fingers
Emma helps businesses that are all fingers and thumbs with their online marketing.
By using their hands, hearts and minds (and 30 years of experience), 24 Fingers helps founders grow their businesses through digital marketing, including social media, SEO, content marketing and lead generation.
Take your business international
Mike Wilson, Go Exporting
Mike helps businesses profitably expand internationally. He will be able to advise you on export readiness, customs & compliance, market entry strategy and building global distributor networks.
Strategising your business
Kate Gloudemans, Sprout Consulting
Kate is the co-founder and Head Finance Ninja at Sprout Consulting. She has all the accountancy expertise you need to nail your numbers as well as the commercial and strategic know-how to help you build strong foundations for growth.
She’s also a great source of knowledge for general business start-up advice to help ensure you start off on the right foot.
Get your finance questions answered
Wijay Kanagasundaram, WIS Accountancy
Wijay is a qualified accountant with a strong track record of success working with start-ups and small businesses. His deep understanding of their needs and requirements has contributed to their growth and development, with several of them becoming multimillion-dollar companies.
Wijay is dedicated to providing exceptional service and finding creative solutions to help his clients succeed. He is also the co-founder of WIS Accountancy, WIS Mortgages, WIS Business Protection and WIS Umbrella.
Get finance and fundraising support
Matthew Grimsdale, CFO Centre
Matthew is a CFO/FD with multi-sector experience of being a trusted adviser, partnering with entrepreneurs from start-ups through growth and beyond to align with exit strategies.
His experience includes debt and equity raises including convertible instruments. His sector expertise range from retail consumer products, e-commerce, technology, media and telecoms to hospitality and tourism.
Launch your dream food business
Vasken Jermakian, Foodication
Vasken is the founder of Foodication Restaurants Ltd, a consultancy offering assistance in the F&B and Hospitality sectors.
They provide a variety of services, including pre-opening plans, sample forecasts, training manuals, team training, and finding commercial properties.
Feel free to ask questions about your project, whether it involves operating a cafe or restaurant, preparing and selling food from a market stall, or baking cakes from your home kitchen.
Get your products into retailers!
Karen Green, Food Mentor
Karen Green is a UK retail expert, having worked as a successful retail buyer for Tesco and Boots, before crossing the table and working as a commercial director.
Karen can help you scale up by getting onto retailer shelves and achieving profitable growth.
Legal advice: Crossing the Ts and dotting the Is
Michael Buckworth, legal adviser
Michael is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the founder of Buckworths, the only UK law firm working exclusively with start-ups and high-growth businesses.
He has been quoted in The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Independent and City AM, and has published a book providing guidance to entrepreneurs on setting up a startup and raising investment.
Paul Sullivan, Digital BIAS
Paul is the founder of Digital BIAS, a product marketing agency and HubSpot partner that works with B2B SaaS RevOps teams across the go-to-market lifecycle.
He has a comprehensive background in tech, having worked as a CTO and CMO and founding a new Martech platform Leevr.
Sell more and sell better!
Paul Durrant, PDT Sales Consultant
Paul Durrant is a multi-award-winning sales expert, author and entrepreneur. He uses his 30 years of experience in business development to help small business owners sell better and sell more.
Looking to become a responsible business?
Jill Poet, Organisation for Responsible Businesses
The Organisation for Responsible Businesses is a not-for-profit organisation helping small businesses find a better way of doing business that considers people, the planet and profit.
Jill will help you understand how embedding values at the core of your business will allow you to be more profitable and sustainable.
Get your business questions answered
Mark Harris, The Enterprise Doctor
Mark is the Enterprise Doctor. With over 10 years of experience, including starting and selling his own business, Mark understands the challenges of being a solopreneur, running a small business, having to watch every penny of expenditure, and needing to work smarter, not harder.
Self-employed and a parent? Jules can help!
Jules Hawkins, Single Mums Business Network
Jules supports single parents with work, wellbeing and enterprise. She founded KIH Products in 2013 following the design of the KIH Bed in 2011.
Her business journey as a self-employed single mum in adversity led her to found the Single Mums Business Network in 2019.
Marketing: Be smarter. Grow faster.
Charles Wyn-Davies, Marketing Yeah!
Charles has marketed brands like the Financial Times, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Runners’ World and more.
Founder of digital agency Marketing Yeah!, his team helps brands use smarter marketing technology and data to grow faster than their competition.
StartUp Show takes place in London on Saturday 28 January. Buy your ticket today!