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E2E Private Dinner w/ RationalFX
October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
About the Event
E2E invites its Members to attend the Private Dinner in London on 15th October 2019 with Mike Clare and Joss Croft.
Mike Clare – Business Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist.
Mike is a passionate Buckinghamshire entrepreneur. He was born and bred in Beaconsfield where he still lives and is now a Deputy Lieutenant and Ambassador for Buckinghamshire. Mike was educated at Davenies School, Chalfont’s Community College and High Wycombe College (now BNU) before starting a career in the retail furniture industry, which subsequently led to him opening his own bed store at the age of 30.
Although a serial entrepreneur, Mike is probably best known as the founder of Dreams which he launched with one store in 1987 growing to over 200 superstores before Mike eventually sold most of his shares in 2008 and stepped down as Chairman and CEO.
Mike realised he wasn’t quite ready for retirement in 2008 so he decided to pursue his love of unusual & iconic properties by turning a hobby into a business.
Mike formed Clarenco LLP in 2009 and built up a considerable property portfolio of amazing & unique venues such as Towers, Châteaux, Forts and Monasteries (throughout Britain) which he sympathetically restored as a ‘labour of love’.
Most of these incredible properties have since been sold either as private residences or hotels. Mike does still own three Napoleonic sea defences off the coast of Portsmouth known as Solent Forts.
Never one to sit idle for very long, it’s always only a matter of time before his next vision or venture sees the light of day…..
Joss Croft – CEO of UKinbound
Joss used to be the MD of Marketing & Comms at DIT (and before that Marketing Director at VisitBritain) – He’s now CEO of UKinbound, the trade association representing over 400 member organisation in the tourism sector. Joss is an inspiring leader with over 25 years of senior leadership experience in consumer and trade marketing for both public and private sectors.
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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.