***HSBC joins Ted Baker, Tangle Teezer, Enterprise Jungle, Yo! Sushi, Innocent Drinks and Jack Wills founders to offer inspiration and advice to London entrepreneurs***

***Entrepreneurs Exchange events took place at 10 locations across the UK ***






Image one L-R: Simon Woodroffe OBE; Amanda Murphy, HSBC’s Head of Corporate Banking HSBC UK; Jon Wright; Lord Janvrin Senior Advisor HSBC Private Bank UK; Peter Williams
Image two L-R: Ian Stuart, Head of HSBC UK; Shaun Paulfrey; Emma Sinclair MBE; Ray Kelvin CBE
Image three L-R: Mark Hancock Minister for Digital and Culture; Ian Stuart, Head of HSBC UK


Aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at the Entrepreneurs Exchange events in London for an exclusive opportunity to hear from some of the UK’s most successful business founders, as part of a nationwide evening of events taking place in 10 different locations across the UK.


The Lancaster House event was opened by the Minister of State for Digital and Culture, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP. Budding entrepreneurs then heard from Ray Kelvin CBE, founder and CEO of Ted Baker; Shaun Pulfrey, inventor and founder of Tangle Teezer and Emma Sinclair MBE, founder of Enterprise Jungle. At the St James’s Street event, entrepreneurs heard from Simon Woodroffe OBE, founder of Yo! Sushi, Peter Williams, founder of Jack Wills and Jon Wright co-founder of Innocent Drinks.


Now in its second year, Entrepreneurs Exchange is a programme that connects the next generation of British entrepreneurs with current business leaders providing them with the opportunity to learn what it takes to build a successful business.


Amanda Murphy, HSBC’s Head of Corporate Banking in the UK, said: “Entrepreneurs Exchange was an invaluable opportunity for more than 2,000 ambitious entrepreneurs to hear from some of the UK’s leading business founders on how they achieved success in business.  Now in its second year, the events in London brought together some of the most creative and innovative entrepreneurs from across the region, with the aim to help start-ups through to established businesses, focused on the domestic market or looking to trade internationally.”


Entrepreneurs Exchange is business-led, by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It’s backed by the Government and supported by HSBC UK as part of the bank’s commitment to SME banking.