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Apprentice star hands out top tips at Thames Valley Expo

David Lee

David Lee

Business leaders from across the Thames Valley networked and exchanged top tips at the latest Thames Valley Expo.

The event, held on Thursday at Royal Windsor Racecourse, aims to offer businesses in the area the chance to meet new suppliers and learn about all the latest key skills required in the ever-changing world of business.

More than 900 visitors turned out for this year’s expo while the organisers lined up a selection of keynote speakers, each with a different story to tell.

Fresh from his appearance in the latest series of the BBC’s hit show The Apprentice, marketing expert Richard Woods spoke about his experience of life in the boardroom with Lord Sugar.

Richard, who is now running the Surrey-based digital marketing agency Yomp, attracted a bumper crowd as he dished out his advice for achieving success in the digital world.

Jackie Chappell, the first woman to be chief executive of British Rail, and award-winning entrepreneur Julianne Ponan also gave speeches to a packed out audience.

Expo enthusiasts also had the chance to hone their skills in a 90-minute LinkedIn masterclass.

Expo co-founder, Alec-Jones Hall, said: “I think people keep coming back because they want to meet new suppliers, get motivated and learn about all the latest opportunities.”

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