Seminar Programme

The best business advice comes from those who have overcome challenges on the road to success.

The We Mean Business seminar programme will feature topical discussions on key commercial issues with expert panels of experienced and successful business people.

Each of the seminars will feature subjects and current business themes affecting the South London, UK and world markets, with speakers offering market and strategy insights which no business can afford to miss.

Attendance is free, so reserve your place and come along to join the debates and get exclusive insider advice for business success.

10.45am: BEATING BUSINESS CHALLENGES – Top Tips from Entrepreneurs

Overcoming the many obstacles that litter the road to success is half the battle in business. Join our experts for top tips on negotiating the challenges.


  • Sanjay Daswani, Co-founder, Voxox/Crystalusion
  • Katharine Glass, Director, White Label
  • Neelofar Khan, Founder, Zabardast
  • Sarah Luxford, Director, Global Resourcing
  • Chair: Jo Gumb, Director, White Label

12.15pm: WOMEN IN BUSINESS – How to Succeed

There has never been a better time for women to enter the world of business. But is it all plain sailing? What should women entrepreneurs know if they want to succeed. Our experts reveal all.


  • Kanchan Kamdar, Managing Director, APT Ltd
  • Jane Knight, Founder, Successful Mums
  • Saffron Saunders, Centre Manager, Sussex Innovation Centre
  • Jackie Wilding, Partner, Bryden Johnson
  • Chair: Jo Gumb, Director, White Label

2pm: FINANCE & HOW TO GET IT –  Smart Ideas to Fund Your Business

Almost every business needs funding to start up or grow. Our expert panel have some sound advice and creative ideas for raising money to take your business to the next level.


  • Jes Bailey, Founder, CrowdFund 360
  • Keith Miller, Enterprise for London – Croydon Loan Fund
  • Debbie O’Connell, Senior Relationship Manager – Corporate, NatWest
  • Chair: Jo Gumb, Director, White Label