The Final Business Workshop with Mundays
Bright and early yesterday morning, we made our way to the Cobham Curve for the final instalment in our business workshop series with Mundays Solicitors. The series has looked at the lifecycle of a successful business, using an innovative case study format following the fortunes of a business from inception and growth, to succession planning and sale.
The focus of this workshop was the sale and we were delighted to have Tom Curran CEO of Kings Court Trust on board as our guest speaker. Tom is what you would call a ‘serial entrepreneur’; setting up his first company from his bedroom aged 24, which grew to revenues of over £700,000. Today, we had him on board to discuss his experiences of building and selling Findmypast.com, the first genealogy site of its kind.
The morning started with a buffet breakfast of pastries and fruit kebabs, and a chance to grab a cup of coffee after battling the awful traffic on the way in. Simon Marsh chaired the event, introducing Tom who gave an engaging presentation on his own experiences, highlighting the importance of planning and being realistic. Tom then joined the panel, which consisted of Anne Irvine and Wendy Patterson from WSM and Alex Young and Julie Man from Mundays. Neale Andrews played Peter, co-owner of Bloomer’s Bakery, and posed a series of questions to his advisors on the panel. Tom was also able to contribute with his own understanding, adding a more personal aspect. The workshop finished with a question and answer session and a chance for networking.
The morning was a great success, and was the perfect high note to finish the series on. It has been a pleasure working so closely with Mundays!