Businessman invests £35k to help other business owners

By James Pugh | Telford | Business events | Published:

Telford-based businessman, Richard Charles, has invested £35,000 on tickets to help 50 like-minded business owners in the area to join him at an annual event.

Richard Charles

The Business Excellence Forum will take place at Telford International Centre on April 4 and 5, with Sir Clive Woodward being the first speaker in the elite line-up.

Having started his business coaching firm in Telford four years ago, Mr Charles said he is keen to help local business owners make 2019 their year to push goals for growth.

“I’m pleased to have helped make a difference at businesses like Telford Equestrian Centre, ChadStone Accountancy & Tax, and Lakeside Plant & Garden Centre in recent years but now I want to do more," he said.

"I’ve committed to help grow 50 Telford-based businesses at a time. The first step on that quest is to put my money where my mouth is and introduce 50 business owners to the Business Excellence Forum – it’s a great place to whet the appetite."

The Business Excellence Forum is designed to recognise the passion, innovative strategies and staggering results from some of the best companies and business owners in the world.

It brings together a like-minded community of entrepreneurs to share ideas and build relationships.

Sir Clive will deliver a practical and inspiring half-day workshop on how to create champions in the workplace, drawing on his key learnings and success factors from his careers in business and sport.

Whilst Brad Sugars, the founder of the business coaching profession, will be dropping in to share his latest ideas for creating wealth in these challenging times.

Last year was hailed a huge success, with famous faces including Karren Brady and Andy Bounds contributing to the sessions. Now 50 business owners will get a free place thanks to Richard’s generosity.

To apply for one of the 50 free spaces, visit

James Pugh

By James Pugh

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.


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