5th April 2016

Mingle Business Conference & Exhibition – 13th September 2018

Come along and Mingle at our annual North Wales Business Conference & Exhibition #MBC18

Our conference theme ‘Simply The Best’


Simply The Best – Meet The Speakers

There’ll be an inspiring team of 3 keynote speakers throughout the day, Rachel, Hector and Bernie, who’ll share their experiences to help support and inspire our audience. Discover how to be the Best you can be.

Rachel Clacher
Co-Founder and Director of Moneypenny and Founder and Trustee of WeMindTheGap

In 2000 Rachel Clacher co-founded Moneypenny with her brother Ed Reeves. Today Moneypenny is the world’s lead provider of telephone answering, outsourced switchboard and live chat services,
with offices in both the US and UK. Here Moneypenny’s team of over 600 annually handle in excess of 13million calls from its award-winning HQ – known as ‘the happiest office in the land’ and is one of the ‘Top 5 Best Companies to Work For in the UK’.

In 2014, Rachel brought Moneypenny’s unique approach to people development to a whole new cohort with the establishment of WeMindTheGap, a charity which gives new opportunities in life and work to unemployed under-served young women through providing totally holistic paid traineeships.

Rachel believes fundamentally that business is a force for good, and is committed to developing the agenda on the subjects that she is passionate about: culture, customer service, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. She is regularly invited to speak and share the Moneypenny story with both national and international business audiences, and in so doing raises valuable funds for WEMindTheGap.


Hector Riva-Palicio – Helping Reach Potential

Hector owns Helping Reach Potential, a business where they transform people to reach their full potential and maximise performance at work. How they do that is simple!

HRP help people & teams understand who they are and how they can be the very best version of themselves communicating with authenticity, honesty & clarity. This authentic approach keeps things simple, builds trust, deepens relationships and helps his customers understand what they truly offer.

He motivates people by creating a clear picture of the future and is particularly energised helping people and teams focus on the big picture. He takes a strategic perspective on issues and challenges whilst combining with a focused attention to detail, producing high quality output, no matter what the pressures! Hector has a ‘no stone left unturned’ approach.

Hector has worked with some amazing people and businesses, with 17 years in blue chip environments and 12 years at Camelot Lotteries where he led the sales training program – “Camelot was an amazing company to work for, one that changed lives. Ironically a sense of purpose I share with my own business”.


‘The Magic of Storytelling’

By Sue Hodges, Executive Business & Lifeskills Coach, with Jay Gatling of Gatling Magic and supported by the North Wales Storytelling Production Team.

This session will demonstrate the power of storytelling. Prepare to be amazed and involved!

Sue builds on her passion for supporting and challenging people to be the best they can be. She is fascinated by the power of stories which connect people, networks and communities. Stories have been part of our psychology since we first learned to talk and use language. Sue uses storytelling as a powerful tool to help people communicate more effectively, develop and grow personally.

Jay caught the magic bug at the age of 10 and never looked back.  He creates magic at shows, events, weddings, parties and also provides street entertainment.  He is a storyteller extraordinaire weaving unique stories and magic in front of our eyes. Jay will astound us – so be prepared to be astonished, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

This session/production would not be possible without the support of the North Wales Storytelling Production Team, which comprises of several wonderful people from our local business community.


Bernie Hollywood OBE – Berniehollywood.com

Bernie has worked in the financial sector for the past 30 years, enjoying a successful career and leading the Olympic London 2012 Team for his Banking Group. In 1987 Bernie commenced his journey in philanthropy when he raised £200 for his late mother & father.

Over the past 30 plus years he has raised over £40 million pounds for UK & overseas charities. He is an ambassador for Wallace & Gromit Childrens Charity, Save the Children and Barnardos, and is
the creator of Merchant Giving, a ground breaking micro-donation service.

Bernie was invested by Her Royal Majesty The Queen, as an Ordinary Officer of the Order British Empire (OBE) in 2013 for his services to charity.

He is an accomplished international motivational speaker, having spoken at the United Nations, House of Lords and House of Commons, TEDx, Turing Talks, Directory of Social Change and Henry Schein Inc. He is a mentor, trustee of two charities and sits on the board of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, World Merit and The Turing Trust.

Bernie is a World record-holder running the longest distance in 7 days and has received countless awards for his philanthropy over the last two decades – he received The Presidents Certificate of Appreciation from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for the millions of pounds raised for Barnardos and The Honours Award for the millions raised for charities in his home City of Liverpool UK.

Simply The Best – Meet The Exhibitors

We’ll have an impressive Exhibition of some of the Best businesses across north Wales and north West.  Building great relationships is paramount to the success of any network.

Simply The Best – Engaging & Inspiring

There’ll be magic, acting, storytelling, entertainment, inspiration and personal development guaranteed throughout the day!  As well as;

Quality Networking led by Networking Expert & People Connector, Sandra Donoghue

Networking tips & advice

Engaging & interactive presentations

Discover how to be the Best you can be with #MBC18

Admission is by registration/ticket only. The event is free to attend with refreshments available, but strictly reserved for those registering by Eventbrite or by email invitation:

Book your free ticket here.

For an opportunity to join our dynamic business communities and exhibit on the day, please contact Sandra Donoghue for details:

sandra@mingleforbusiness.co.uk or Tel: 07748528505

Simply the Best

Be inspired.. Be informed.. Be connected.. #MBC18

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