27 March 2015

Wales Business Network Club Event Emma Wilkins


Inspiring Emma Wilkins Speaker

On 7th April 2015 6-9pm TigerCardiff 

Registrations Here 

Cardiff Open Coffee by Hero Business Club
With the the Hero Business Club we can help you gain the edge in your industry, provide new ideas, thrash out strategies, examine new opportunities and much more.

Emma is one of Wales’s youngest and most successful female entrepreneurs. Emma started her first business as a graduate at just 22, and has since started and developed several successful companies. One of Emma’s most successful ventures is The UK Business Shows including The Welsh Business Shows, and The Health and Fitness Show. Emma is also the sole director and shareholder of a successful mobile phone business, Biz Mobiles Ltd.

Emma graduated in Law from The University of South Wales in 2005, and gained a Master’s in Business and Law at Swansea University in 2008. Emma also graduated with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Cardiff University in 2012, and now applies her knowledge and experience to teaching graduates at University as a lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Emma is also a Business Role model for The Welsh Governments Youth entrepreneurship project, and visits schools, colleges and universities delivering inspirational workshops to students all around Wales.

Register to attend here

Cardiff Open Coffee is a FREE inclusive Business Networking for Club Members (£46 – 12 month membership) where everyone is welcome. Our Members range from Entrepreneurs, Decision Makers, Writers, Journalists, Artists, Business Mentors, Talented People Looking for New Career Opportunities and Graduates. At our events everyone is very friendly, approachable and they enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. The host is Elio Assuncao.
An Evening of Education, Networking and Motivational Speakers With a Purpose.

The hashtag for events is: #CardiffOpenCoffee

The agenda for the 7th April 2015 6-9pm is as follows:
  • 6.00 pm Welcome Reception, Art Exhibition.
  • 6.30 pm Speed Networking.
  • 6.45 pm Members Introduction, may be video recorded.
  • 7.55 pm Business Club News.
  • 7.00 pm Keynote Speaker.
  • 7.55 pm Thanks and Open Floor Networking.
  • 9.00 Close.
All the video testimonials are available here. And all the photos from past events are available here.



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11 November 2014

UK Government is making it easier for Welsh SMEs to win more public sector contracts

UK Government is making it easier for Welsh SMEs to win more public sector contracts 


- Welsh small business leaders to hear how the sector can unlock more of the £187 billion worth of central Government contracts annually.

- Just 13% of Welsh small businesses are planning to bid for a public sector contracts in the next 12 months

Small business leaders across Wales will next week hear how the UK Government has committed to helping the sector win more business through public sector contracts.

Three roundtable meetings will take place in Bridgend, Llanrwst and Newtown as new government research reveals that only 13% of Welsh small businesses are planning to bid for a public sector contract in the next 12 months.


The UK government spends £187 billion on goods and services centrally every year and it has been working to open up its contracts to smaller firms, who often provide more innovative services at better value to taxpayers.
The meetings come ahead of next week’s UK Investment Summit in Wales (21 November) which will showcase to global business leaders what makes Wales a great destination for investment.
Led by Wales Office Ministers Baroness Randerson and Alun Cairns, the roundtable meetings will highlight how Welsh firms can take advantage of government commitments to remove the barriers to help them bid for and win contracts, such as the removal of Pre-Qualifying Questionnaires for all low value contracts which are burdensome for firms with smaller resources.

The UK Government wants 25% of central government spend to be with small and medium sized businesses by 2015 – well over £10 billion of business for the sector every year – and with 218,000 small businesses in Wales, employing some 629,000 people, the opportunities to win public sector contracts will be outlined.

Opportunities for Welsh small businesses to work with the government are available via our Contracts Finder website. 

Useful links
  • The Welsh Government also runs its own National Procurement Service, and places all Welsh local procurement opportunities on its website, http://www.Sell2Wales.gov.uk


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