Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time

, 19.00 - 21.30
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A unique opportunity to grill the founders behind some of the UK's biggest businesses and find out the secrets of their success.

Join us at our flagship Question Time event, which brings together some of the names behind inspirational business success stories to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.

Take this unique opportunity to quiz big-hitting entrepreneurs and leading business experts on how they went from small start-ups to big-time successes. Our panel comprises:

  • Charles Rolls, Founder of Fever-Tree premium drink mixers 
  • Karen Lynch, CEO of Belu Water ethical enterprise
  • Rob Law, Inventor of the Trunki ride-along children's suitcase range
  • Anthony Eskinazi, Founder of JustPark app
  • Polly McMaster, Co-founder of contemporary womenswear label, The Fold

Charles Rolls - In 1997 Charles acquired a quarter of Plymouth Gin and as CEO subsequently helped to turn its fortunes around. Helping the company to achieve great success, his influence has seen a revolution occur within the Gin industry. As the Co-founder of Fever-Tree, Charles has been at the vanguard of re-branding both the premium Gin sector, and now, quality mixers around the world, with Fever-Tree growing to a value of over £1.5 billion in 12 years. 

Karen Lynch - As the CEO of ethical water company Belu, Karen launched a new business model focused on exemplifying environmental standards in the industry and pledging to donate all profits to WaterAid. Belu offers the most ethical choice in water service from bottled mineral water to filtration and reusable bottles and carafes. To date, the business has passed £2.2 million to WaterAid, transforming over 140,000 lives with access to safe water and sanitation and, with Karen at the helm, the company has been recognised with many awards including the Queen's Award in the Sustainable Development category ( March 2017).

Rob Law MBE - 'Trunki Daddy' Rob, is the founder and CEO of Trunki, the much-loved children's ride-on suitcase. Since launching in 2006, the company has grown to over 80 staff and has forged a new retail category of Children Travel Products offering a whole range of innovative solutions that help families on the go.

Anthony Eskinazi - Chess-playing, maths-loving, technology geek, Anthony has always been obsessed with solving problems. Now, as the founder and CEO of parking app JustPark, he is on a mission to solve the parking problem - making life easier for over 1.5 million drivers, and leading a £50 billion industry into the digital age at the same time.

Polly McMaster - Polly is the co-founder behind The Fold, a chic new womenswear brand aimed at professional women combining being serious about work and interested in fashion.   

Moderated by Nadine Dereza, Journalist and TV Broadcaster.

This event will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapes. 


Name: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 19.00 - 21.30
Price: £15.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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