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Thursday
30
NOV

Wolverhampton Business Forum Networking Event

18:30
21:30

Wolverhampton Business Forum

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Wolverhampton Business Forum

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Don’t forget, you can book one of our exhibition stands for the event for £20, or you can circulate up to 100 flyers to delegates for £10 – all bookable online and first come first served. You can pay by PayPal on the events page, or by cheque to Lizzie Carr at Carvers Building Supplies, Little's Lane, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1JY – cheque payable to Wolverhampton Business Forum.

Speakers

Roy Bernard
How to Legally Murder your Competitors Online

From humble beginnings, born in East Park Wolverhampton what you can achieve if you put your energy into it.
Roy was born in East Park Wolverhampton in the late 50’s and went to school in our city.

He first started in business at 18 selling antiques locally. When the market decreased, he moved to the USA for seven years where he refurbished hotels and supplied them with antiques.

Aged 26, he returned to the UK and started to re-invest his USA profits into property and care homes, where he built up a portfolio of 15 homes and sold out aged 38 for £15m.

Roy very quickly decided he did not want to retire and started another care home group which he built up to 87 homes. In 2006 he sold out half for £25m and moved to Monaco for six years and managed his assets from a distance.

In 2014 he moved back to London and with his two sons has re-built up a group of 34 homes, the Mount Hotel and a shopping centre. Roy also has a house in Penn and spends much time in our city. He gives £25,000 per year to the Youth Zone.

Roy’s net worth is conservatively valued at over £100m, and as such we believe he is our city’s most successful self-made entrepreneur.

Be prepared for a hurricane of ideas, step by step strategies and some frantic note taking…

Simon Ball

Simon was born in Shrewsbury in the late 70’s and left school at 17. He started work as a trainee buildings designer and estimator for a small family run firm in North Shropshire. After completing college and his training program, he worked for Lowfields as a Sales & Estimating Manager. At 31 after a chance meeting, he decided he would like to go into business on his own and borrowed money against his house and started Timber Kit Solutions with Carvers as a 50% partner.

TKS has grown from a £0.5m turner to its present £3m, paying off all its set-up borrowings after five years and makes more than a 5% return on sales.

Simon believes he has created a unique niche for designing and building timber frame houses which are generally brick clad, but the frame can accept other forms of exterior finish. These are now heavily specified by social housing groups and increasingly by the private sector and self-build market. These homes are highly insulated, environmentally friendly, help de-skill building and can be erected in five days. A truly innovative product to suit the current market demands.

Don’t forget that you can also interact with steering group members and other forum members on the Facebook page and via Twitter @WolverhamptonBF. We also have our new Facebook Group ‘Wolves in Business’ so why not come along and join us there?