The BLN Exit Outlook Discussion Dinner will be held at Kleinwort Benson, 30 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7PG on 25th March, 17.00 start, to be followed by roundtable discussion, cocktails, and dinner.
Participants in this discussion dinner will be drawn from many sectors. They will be running successful private companies and have an interest in understanding and discussing, what the next 12 months may hold in terms of exit opportunities for successful entrepreneurs and also what they can do to maximise the value of their own businesses.
We are delighted to be joined for this occasion by David Soskin, formerly Head of Global Media at ABN Amro Corporate Finance and latterly the CEO and now NED of Cheapflights. David, who recently wrote in Growing Business magazine about ‘Timing your exit plan‘ will talk about preparing yourself and your business for the end of the bust. Under the leadership of David and his business partner Hugo Burge, Cheapflights went from a home attic operation to an award winning leader in international travel search. Cheapflights has featured in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track of the UK’s 100 fastest-growing technology companies for five years in a row. He set up HOWZAT Media in 2007 as an internet investment fund.
The Business Leaders Network (The BLN) is a national community of entrepreneurs, business leaders and institutional investors involved in building and working with growth businesses. We facilitate peer networking, discover future leaders and stimulate debate about the development of key growth sectors in the UK economy. We help organisations grow – by connecting corporates to sources of innovation, entrepreneurs to investors or partners and investors to high quality entrepreneurs.
BLN events are run across the UK and promote interaction, investment and discussion between the individuals behind the UK’s most active investors, businesses and innovation clusters.
Attendees: We expect approximately 12-16 company CEO’s or founders to be present at the dinner, along with 4-5 active investors.
There are many opportunities to attend networking events but we like to think that The BLN events are both high quality and a little different. You can see feedback from previous attendees here. Places are limited so a prompt response is necessary to be considered for a place. We are always interested in talking to founders, Chairs and CEOs who can contribute actively to the discussion.