The Business School and BU Centre for Entrepreneurship were delighted to hold the first of the 2016/17 series of ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ events at the EBC on Wednesday 19th October at the EBC.
Open to BU students and staff, these seminars are a great opportunity to hear the personal journey of a profiled entrepreneur and learn more about their experiences as a business owner and their approach to founding and growing an innovative business.
Entrepreneur Rupert Holloway, Founder of Conker Spirit, kicked off the series with a fascinating insight into how he approached turning a vision to create Dorset’s first independent gin distiller into a reality.
Beginning the journey only 2 years ago, after losing the love of his career as a chartered surveyor, Rupert had the lightbulb moment of producing a beautifully crafted spirit representative of the Dorset landscape. Refining the flavours and teaching himself the tools of his trade, Rupert arrived at a product that rivals the best in the industry.
Mark Painter, Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Management, said, ‘it was really great to start this series of seminars with such an interesting and thought provoking presentation’. Mark added, ‘Rupert’s story is all about being proactive, seizing opportunities and, as Rupert described it, ‘leaning into’ challenges to avoid falling over’.
The next seminar in this series will be held on Friday 25th November at Talbot Campus and will profile Paul Tansey, Founder and MD of Intergage. For more information and to book your place follow the link to: www.bucfe.com/events