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E2E #ScaleUp2Success with Nick Robertson OBE, Co-founder – ASOS.com, Mike Branney, Co-founder – Oh Polly and Sally O’Rourke, Co-founder – BRAND LOVE

March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

E2E #ScaleUp2Success with Nick Robertson OBE, Co-founder – ASOS.com, Mike Branney, Co-founder – Oh Polly and Sally O’Rourke, Co-founder – BRAND LOVE

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

London (map)

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About the Event

Are you in the process of scaling up your business?  Do you have access to the right support to help you successfully achieve this?

If not, this event is a must-attend for you! You will have the unique opportunity to talk to and learn from the largest names in fashion including our keynote speaker Nick Robertson, Co-founder of ASOS.com, one of the largest fashion e-commerce websites globally with over £2.5bn turnover.

Also joining us on the E2E stage is Mike Branney, Co-founder of Oh Polly, the disruptive women’s fashion brand with 150% YOY growth.

Sally O’Rourke, Co-founder – BRAND LOVE, Non-exec Director – Ethical Fashion Group & Common Objective, a much sought-after speaker and significant figure within the Innovation, Digital and Trends space.
Richard Morris, CEO – IWG UK, the world’s largest serviced office provider.

Shalini Khemka, E2E’s Founder and CEO, Deal Maker for the UK Government’s Department of International Trade and a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.

The evening will be chaired by Russell Dalgleish, Serial Scottish Entrepreneur, Investor and Strategist.

We are honoured and delighted that author Anita Goyal will be signing copies of her new inspirational book ‘Voices from Punjab’; a collection of fifteen stories celebrating the strength and resilience of Punjabi women living in the UK.

You will discover proven strategies to increase your revenue and will leave with invaluable connections to help your business continue to succeed and grow in 2020 and beyond.

Why should you invest your time in this event?

You will…

  • Learn how to scale your business effectively with the opportunity to address your current business challenges, hearing opinions that matter.

  • Connect with our inspirational speakers and an entrepreneurial community of Founders, CEOs, Chairman and investors from London and the surrounding areas.

  • Access E2E’s ecosystem of support by becoming an E2E Ambassador, which will result in invitations to our exclusive events, access to our £50m financing facility developed exclusively for SMEs and many more corporate services at discounted rates.

Meet your Speakers

Nick Robertson OBE

Co-founder – ASOS.com

Nick Robertson is the co-founder of ASOS.com, one of the largest fashion e-commerce websites globally with over £2.5bn turnover; his story is one of huge innovation and success. Nick’s career began in 1987 at the advertising agency Young & Rubicam. In 1991, he moved to Carat, the UK’s largest media planning and buying agency. In 1995, he co-founded Entertainment Marketing Ltd, a marketing services business before founding ASOS.com in 2000. Nick served as its Chief Executive Officer until September 2015, when he became a Non-executive Director.

Nick is also Chairman of the ASOS Foundation, a registered charity funded by ASOS which works to improve the lives of young people in the UK and overseas through long-term partnerships with established local charities. Nick was awarded an OBE in 2011 for his achievements in the world of fashion retailing.

Mike Branney

Co-founder – Oh Polly, the disruptive women’s fast fashion brand with 150% YOY growth.

Oh Polly is known for its figure-hugging dresses and skimpy swimwear, which it says are designed “for girls, by girls”. The business was started in 2015 by Claire Henderson, 30, and Mike Branney, 32, who were studying engineering. Its quirkily named clothes — from a “Tie Me A River” dress to a “Just Beachy” bikini — have made it a hit in Ireland, Australia and America, helping international sales double last year. The brand has now opened an office in Los Angeles to produce curated content for its 2.8M Instagram followers.

Sally O’Rourke

Co-founder – BRAND LOVE, Non-exec Director – Ethical Fashion Group & Common Objective

As Co-founder of Brand Love, Non-Exec Director of Ethical Fashion Group and previously CEO and MD for leading brand, innovation and trend agencies Sally is an expert at creating brands that consumers love. Her style is both punchy yet empathetic and above all results driven.

Sally is a much sought-after speaker and significant figure within the Innovation, Digital and Trends space. An advocate of collaborative ideas and a believer in disruptive thinking; Sally’s specialist areas include management consultancy, digital commercial strategies, brand development, post M&A integration with PE/VC communities, business transformation and turnaround strategies.

Previous roles include CEO Bluemarlin, Managing Director of Europe for C_Space working with clients such as Coke, McDonalds and Kimberly-Clarke and as Managing Director EMEA for WGSN, the world’s largest trend agency where Sally worked with clients such as L’Oreal, Coty and Inditex.

Richard Morris


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 & CEO – E2E, Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, Deal Maker – UK Government

Shalini founded E2E in 2011. Her mission was to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial community in the UK to enable extraordinary connections for entrepreneurs.

Under Shalini’s guidance E2E has become a trusted entrepreneurial community which has one objective: to unlock the full potential of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses by enabling extraordinary connections. It has developed into an exciting and thriving powerhouse of international entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial non-execs, coupled with access to globally leading corporate services. E2E’s ecosystem has ambition and innovation at its core.

Shalini is also a Deal Maker for the UK Government, a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF), a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College and a Judge for The Great British Entrepreneurial Awards. Before establishing E2E, Shalini co-founded the world’s first bank to bank trade finance platform. She was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and held finance related roles at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

Russell Dalgleish

Founder & Managing Partner – Exolta Capital Partners, Chair – Scottish Business Network

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.

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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.


March 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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