2018 speakers & events

OPEN FOR BUSINESS | Ilfracombe, North DevonWe are delighted to welcome a number of distinguished speakers and guests to OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2018 at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 2 March 2018.

We will add to the programme as more speakers and events are confirmed.

Speakers & guests

Tony Robinson OBE

Tony Robinson OBE is a professional business speaker and Micro Business champion. He co-founded the global business community Enterprise Rockers and is author of the-best selling book ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’. He is also Founder & Co-Owner SFEDI Group and Co-Founder IOEE, Chair, The Business Advisory Bureau Limited (est. 1986) and the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards for enterprise. Tony is travelling all the way from Scarborough to present his ‘Let’s Get Enterprising: The Micro Myths and Magic Show’ at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Peter Heaton-Jones MP

Peter Heaton-Jones has supported OPEN FOR BUSINESS every year since selection as a candidate for the MP constituency and in recent years has arranged for ministerial visits to the event.


Networking Buffet – sponsored by Marsdens Devon Cottages

Following the successful buffet at last year’s event, we are very grateful to Marsdens Devon Cottages for sponsoring the networking buffet lunch this year. We hope exhibitors, visitors, speakers and guests will enjoy networking over the buffet lunch.


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