How I got my YO!

12 Apr 2007

Over 50 business people from all over Rhondda Cynon Taf enjoyed the expertise of Dragons Den star Simon Woodroffe at the latest Business Club event.

In the latest series of events held by the Business Club, YO! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe was on hand to share the secrets of his success with the many business representatives.

Simon gave an enthusiastic presentation which left the audience invigorated and full of new ideas!

Jos Williams, Director of Tri level-coaching Ltd also spoke on the night and was very impressed, "It was inspiring listening to Simon and really pressed home the importance of enthusiasm and belief.

"Stepping out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself is something that he has done and certainly as a successful entrepreneur he has used coaching techniques such as visualisation."

Councillor Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Skills added, "The evening was a great success and we were honoured to have such a successful business man speak at our event.

"Our feedback forms have nothing but praise for Simon and his wise words from everyone who came and I hope everyone has taken something positive and inspiring away with them."

After recently appearing in BBC2's Dragons Den as one of the formidable panellists, Simon is now developing his YO! brand even further, for example, a hotel and concept spa/café/bar and nightclub.

Other speakers on the night included, Sheila Davies, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Director of Development and Regeneration and Phil Ellis, Business in Focus. Both gave information on what they do and what help and advice they offer to local businesses.

If you have a business in Rhondda Cynon Taf and would like to have the opportunity to attend such events then please contact a member of the business club team on 01443 424109 or email [email protected] for more information on how to join.