On the 21st February as part of GOFISH’s monthly ‘Young Entrepreneur Club’, a group of entrepreneurs of all ages and experiences were invited to apetito’s Headquarters to listen to four key speakers about how to succeed in running your own business.
The speakers were successful Entrepreneurs in their own right. Jon Amies of apetito opened the evening on ‘The Importance of Entrepreneurial Skills in Business’, followed by Steve Davis MD of Office Evolution, Len Turner a local businessman and entrepreneur and finally Tracy Parker owner of Leykers in Trowbridge. They all brought a clear message of their own experiences and anecdotes to the well attended audience: hard work, commitment, passion and riding the waves are all key to success.
Zoe Beauvoisin, Learning and Development Manager at apetito commented:
“apetito is thrilled to be a sponsor of GOFISH. Over the past two years, apetito has provided a variety of support to GOFISH, such as offering tours, giving presentations to college Business students and hosting evenings like tonight.”
“apetito will also contribute an award, prizes and certificates at GOFISH’s annual Celebration Evening later this year. Making a real difference to the community in which we live is at the heart of everything we do and our sponsorship enables GOFISH to do more great work in the local area. apetito is also looking to expand our apprenticeship programme this year and is currently offering apprentices in IT and Engineering, furthermore making a positive contribution to the local community and economy.”
David Baker, GOFISH Coordinator and Chair of the Trowbridge Town Team, said:
“The attendance exceeded our expectations and all the young people were a credit to themselves and GOFISH. To name a few we had a budding Ice Cream Vendor who is very passionate and committed, a future Blacksmith, a Childrenswear Designer and a young man who wants to make up-cycled furniture.”
Ulanda, one of our youngest attendee’s at 15 years old, said:
“I’ve learnt that running your own business isn’t always predictable and its important to learn from your mistakes. Networking is also very important.” Natalia, one of GOFISH’s Young Ambassadors said “The mixture of speakers was perfect, from key employee’s of large businesses to owners of smaller independent shops.”
The evening was so well organised by apetito and their team. They also provided food, the same as served to their customers, which was delicious! I suggest in some areas they are the ‘Best Kept Secret’…
Learn more about apetito here.