Businesses encouraged to seek inspiration at free seminar

16 May 2019

As a key partner in the James Legal Inspiring business campaign, the team at cbaSadofskys would like to invite you to the next seminar, at the Hallmark Hotel on Wednesday 19 June.

Two more fascinating speakers will share the story of their personal journeys – former Mr Universe and fitness entrepreneur Mark Bowering, and Beverley Building Society Chief Executive, Karl Elliott. 

Hull-born Mark Bowering believes having a cause is the single most important factor in business success. If anyone has lived the dream, he has. Having come up with a cracking business idea in his 20s, he rode the rise of the internet in the late 1990s to build his patented fitness supplement brand PhD into the leading product of its type in the UK, then sold it to Boots in 2015 to make his fortune.

Some might have expected him to give it all up at that point and opt for an easier life. Not Mark. He carried on working on what he loves – in fact, the very things that inspired his early win in the first place: his Peak Physique gym and Monster Supplements health and fitness store on New Cleveland Street in Hull.

Mark said: “I think being successful in business ultimately comes down to knowing what motivates you and remaining true to that – for me, it's about helping people to live better, more fulfilled lives.”

In 2017, after a 25-year career in the world of finance, Karl Elliott proudly stepped up to the top role at Beverley Building Society.

Brought up in a working-class area of north east England and the first member of his family to go to university, Karl almost accidentally found himself in a graduate trainee role at a building society, with zero knowledge of what a 'mutual' even was.

He said: “I had no desire to be a banker, I just needed a job! But the values of a mutual organisation felt absolutely right to me then, and they still do now. I'm motivated by trying to do the right thing for customers, connecting with people and making a genuine difference to their lives.” 

The speakers at these events always give the audience some real food for thought in sharing the lessons they have learned on their path to business success.

Local business people are welcome to come along for great networking and maybe even enter the InspiringBusiness2019 competition to win over £20,000 worth of business services.

To hear more from Mark and Karl on June 19, attendees should book their free seats via Eventbrite. The event will begin at 10am at the Hallmark Hotel, Ferriby High Road, North Ferriby, HU14 3LG.

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