IoD North Wales St Davids Day Business Breakfast
Start Date: 01 Mar 2017
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Llandudno Bay Hotel, East Parade, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BE › View map
We are delighted to invite you to our St David’s Day Breakfast with special guest speaker Ben Roberts, Managing Director, Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd. The title of Ben’s speech is “A Heart of Gold – how a small family business in Wales became an international success”.
Ben Roberts, M.D. Clogau Gold
After graduating from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Marketing, Ben joined the family business. He took up roles in marketing, product design and operations to ensure that he fully understood the fundamental values in growing and continuing to make a success of the business. Ben became the Managing Director of Clogau Gold of Wales in 2007. He oversaw the off-shoring of the manufacturing process and transformed the business from a “cottage industry” jewellery and souvenir business into what has become a globally recognised brand. To date, the brand has become UK Jewellery brand of the year and is fast becoming a “Jewel in the crown” of Wales’ successful businesses. Clogau boasts more channels to market than nearly any other jewellery brand, ensuring a strong digital presence and very strong awareness in all media as well as the customers’ heart. Throughout a period where Ben has seen many awards and recognition both inside and outside the industry, he is continually steering Clogau through the “stepping stone process” in becoming a global brand including distributor agreements where there is much excitement about the brand across all corners of the globe including China, Japan, Australia and Canada, as well as mainland Europe.. In supporting the jewellery industry and company Ben is an active member of the British Jewellery Association board. His personal business achievements include Young Director of the Year – North Wales in 2011 by the IOD, Hot 100 Business Big Shot in 2014, Finalist - Family Business Director of the year – UK and listed in the Who's Who of Britain’s Business Elite 3 years running.
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