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#ScaleUp2Success LONDON with Melanie Leach, CEO of Twofour Group and Eddie Obeng, Founder & Director of Pentacle (The Virtual Business School)

E2E are returning to London due to popular demand for another #ScaleUp2Success event on 20 November and we would be delighted if you would like to join us.

We have teamed up with IWG (Regus and Spaces), the UK's largest serviced office provider with a network of 360 locations in every major town and city in the UK, to create the UK's largest ecosystem of SME business leaders and entrepreneurs. We are hosting joint events with Spaces which are designed to inspire, teach and collaborate in city centres all across the UK.


Our #SCALEUP2SUCCESS events are a mixture of networking where you get the opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, followed by short syndicate sessions designed to give you some pointers on a number of different help topics including Digital Marketing and HR. This is followed by a panel of the UK’s leading scale up entrepreneurs and motivational speakers to inspire you!

The event is all about:

  • Helping you to scale and grow your business

  • Connecting you with an entrepreneurial community of founders, CEOs, SMEs and C-Suites from Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

  • Encouraging you to facilitate growth by becoming an E2E member, where you will benefit from exclusive events, access to our £50m financing facility for SMEs and many more corporate services at discounted rates. Click here to learn more.

Introducing our panel:

Melanie Leach - CEO, Twofour Group

Melanie Leach CEO of Twofour Group, a family of companies delivering TV production and distribution. Melanie began her career in production and continues to executive produce some of the most popular shows. As the Chief Executive of Twofour Group Melanie overseas five labels producing and distributing award winning factual, entertainment, comedy and drama. Recent output from the group includes the world’s fastest selling new format, This Time Next Year (ITV1), award-winning documentary series The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC One) and the Emmy Award-winning Educating brand (C4).

Eddie Obeng - Founder and Director, Pentacle - The Virtual Business School

Eddie Obeng is a British organisational theorist, educator, and author. He is the Founder and Learning Director of Pentacle (The Virtual Business School). Eddie has been given the title of ‘leading revolutionary’ and ‘agent provocateur’ by the Financial times. Eddie’s learning material is divided into five subject areas that are intended to reflect the broad challenges experienced by managers and executives in the New World: How do I invent the future? How do I deliver the future? How do I deliver today? How do I lead organised talent? How do I ensure results?

Eddie addresses the questions by navigating through a 5 stages strategy: Inventing the Future, Delivering the Future, Delivering Today, Leading Organised Talent, Ensuring Results.

Richard Morris, CEO - IWG UK


Richard is the CEO of IWG UK. He joined in 2014 following his role as CEO of G4S’s UK & Ireland Division. IWG UK is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions offering a fast growing global network of 3,000 locations in 120 countries. Since joining, Richard has consistently delivered year on year growth for Regus’ UK division.

Shalini Khemka - Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, E2E


Shalini founded E2Exchange (E2E) in 2011 with the mission to develop the largest & most active entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UK to enable extraordinary entrepreneurship. E2E focuses on connecting Founders, champions entrepreneurship, creates communities and invests capital via their GBP50m facility to finance high growth companies. Coupled with this, E2E places leading Non-Exec Directors on the boards of scale-up companies and provides an ecosystem of support to Founders include a suite of world class services at entrepreneurially driven rates. It’s Board includes: Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Kanya King MBE, Hugh Chappell and Darryl Eales.

Prior to establishing E2E, Shalini was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd's Banking Group and historically, she ran the Group’s 'plain vanilla' International Trade Finance business. Shalini co-founded the world’s first online 'bank to bank' trade finance company. She was a Management Accountant at Deutsche Bank and worked in various finance related roles for Bankers Trust, NatWest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand. 

Shalini is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF) and a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College. Shalini is also a judge for the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and The National Business Awards. Shalini is a Champion for Tech London Advocates, a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs and an Ambassador for Recordsure. She was formerly on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), The Development Board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was a judge for IBM Smartcamp.

Richard Morris, CEO - IWG UK

Russell Dalgleish is a Serial Scottish Entrepreneur and Investor, Strategist, Innovator and Business Coach. He has focused his energies on driving international growth for business in the SME sector. Since 1999, Russell has run successful companies in the technology, engineering, energy, electronics, entertainment and professional services sectors. He has experience starting, building, growing and exiting businesses in the UK and US.

His core areas of focus are: leadership, value creation and strategic thinking. Russell is a regular speaker at events on leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi. Currently, he is the Founder & Managing Partner of the consultancy Exolta Capital Partners.

More speakers to be announced.

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Disclaimer: Please note that event timings and dates are subject to change.Our event is designed for founders of growing businesses and business leaders. We try where possible to keep exclusivity. Should E2E deem your position as not suitable for our event, one of our team will remove you from our attendee list and you will be notified. Overt selling will be frowned upon.

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