‘Meet the Entrepreneur’

The Business School and Centre for Entrepreneurship were delighted to welcome Paul Tansey to BU in the second in the 2016/17 series of ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ events.

Paul Tansey, Founder & MD of Intergage, a local B2B marketing agency, met students on Friday 25 November in the Kimmeridge Lecture Theatre to talk about his own personal journey as an entrepreneur and share the many lessons he has learned on the way.

Paul is a regular marketing speaker and talks about a wide range of topics including digital marketing, entrepreneurship, customer satisfaction, web design, on-line advertising and branding. When not running Intergage or speaking on marketing subjects, Paul says he can usually be found discussing marketing with clients or involved with the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), where he is the Junior Vice President.

Mark Painter, Business Development Manager for the Business School said, ‘this was a fascinating and really valuable session. Paul provided a highly personal insight into the many ups and downs he has experienced as an entrepreneur’. Mark added, ‘there was plenty for us all to go away and think about in terms of our own roles, such as the potential rewards of doing tasks that take us out of our comfort zone. Paul also highlighted the importance of going into business to gain the freedom to do things our own way and manage our own time rather than simply for money.’

These events are a great opportunity for our staff and students to hear about the personal journey of a profiled entrepreneur and to learn more about their experiences as a business owner and their approach to founding and growing a business. The third event in this series will be held at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and feature Olly Whittle, Founder and CEO of BudiPay.   

The ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ seminars are internal events for students and staff. More information can be found at www.bucfe.com/events