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Prize Giving 2019 Guest Speaker

“The Journey is the Destination”

Our Awards Celebration Evening takes place on Wednesday, September 18th and we are pleased to announce that our guest speaker this year is,

Jamie Watkins MSc BSc

Jamie was a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar and has become a very successful entrepreneur. We are very much looking forward to the Q & A session he will be holding during our Awards Evening.

About

“It all starts with why...people don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it” know your why

A passionate entrepreneur having setup, developed & sold his 3 three businesses Now many more; www.blueskyequity.co.uk

Having fun & working with varying businesses across a range of sectors; Music. Meditation. Property. Software. Technology

Fall down lots but never give up. Developed & continue to develop a growth mindset

Carried out various roles within RUMM after setting up the business circa 20 years ago; Strategic Sales & Marketing Channels. Shaping the commercial offerings. Led the setup of RUMM USA.

Whilst as CEO he led the investment round & secured an investment from a very influential business angel; Eric Lewis OBE

Led the sale of RUMM to Npower (RWE) on April 1st 2015 w Steve & Russell. One of the largest energy deals in Europe. 2 year process working closely with 3 key partners; Icon Corporate Finance, Capital Law & Bloomfield & Alexander

Won many awards whilst at the helm of RUMM & also individually; Top entrepreneur in Wales in 2007 & inclusion in the who’s who of Britain’s business elite, less than 2% of directors under 40 achieved this

A process control engineer that studied six years part time whilst working in industry to get to degree level & then did a full time Masters in computer studies (distinction) where he setup his first business

Strategically, Commercially, Technically & operationally very strong. Sales and Marketing for over two decades

Very focused individual who is driven to achieve the task in hand. Knows & understands what needs to get done & gets its done

Relish a challenge. Humble & Honest. Love my family & friends more than all the above. Your business is not what defines you. It’s what you do day to day that does

Enjoying my new world with balance & clarity
 

Specialties: Entrepreneur, business development, marketing, operational, strategy, negotiation, technology, project management, service delivery.