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AFORMER win­ner of The Ap­pren­tice will be shar­ing his se­crets to suc­cess at a free busi­ness event in Bris­tol next month.

Mark Wright, who won the 10th se­ries of the hit BBC tele­vi­sion show, will be speak­ing at the Busi­ness Show­case South West on June 19.

He first came to the UK from Aus­tralia in 2012 with a pas­sion for busi­ness and a love of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing, win­ning The Ap­pren­tice in 2013 be­fore launch­ing his dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing agency Climb On­line.

Mark re­mains hired as Lord Sugar’s busi­ness part­ner and has been ex­pand­ing into new cities and en­joy­ing growth in the last six years.

He says Bris­tol has be­come a “se­cond home” for his busi­ness.

He said: “Much of that suc­cess is down to The Busi­ness Show­case South West. Be­ing the keynote speaker three years in a row has been in­cred­i­ble.

“This has seen us col­lab­o­rate and en­gage with hun­dreds of lo­cal brands, and our Bris­tol of­fice has boomed and be­come a hub for the agency.

“Lord Sugar and I be­lieved the South West was an area ready to boom in 2016 with many lo­cal busi­nesses on the verge of be­com­ing house­hold names. Our guess was cor­rect.”

He con­tin­ued: “The suc­cess of this branch has driven our de­ci­sion to pur­chase five com­pa­nies into our Climb Group net­work to ex­pand our brand fur­ther and also launch our own busi­ness event in Lon­don called CLIMBCON.”

Mark is speak­ing be­tween 11.15am and noon at the Pro­duc­tion Peo­ple The­atre at the Ashton Gate event.

Show­case founder Jamie Breese said: “Mark’s pre­sen­ta­tion is so fact packed and en­gag­ing it is al­ways stand­ing room only.

“It is a no-brainer to in­vite him to re­turn to the South West.

“I would also in­vite busi­nesses of all

shapes and sizes to at­tend this spe­cial keynote as dig­i­tal is mov­ing at such a fast pace, we re­ally need to hear what’s hap­pen­ing.”

South West-based PR ex­pert Me­lanie Beeby-clark is also speak­ing at the Show­case.

As well as be­ing in­volved in Bris­tol’s So­cial Me­dia Week, she is a di­rec­tor of PR agency Am­bi­ous and has 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in the sec­tor in the UK and US.

She will be of­fer­ing her top five tips at 1pm on how to use PR to raise the pro­file of your busi­ness and achieve com­mer­cial suc­cess.

She said: “I am re­ally ex­cited to be speak­ing, it’s the must-at­tend event of the South West busi­ness cal­en­dar so it’s a real honour to be a part of it.

“I am look­ing for­ward to meet­ing and con­nect­ing with lots of in­ter­est­ing peo­ple.”

The Show­case event is spon­sored by Reed, Jelf, HSBC and De Vere Tort­worth Court, and will have more than 260 ex­hi­bi­tion stands op­er­ated by busi­nesses from across the South West

The event is also sup­ported by Reach plc, the pub­lish­ers of the Cit­i­zen, Glouces­ter­shire Echo and Glouces­ter­shire Live.

Adam Buck­land of REED said: “We’re de­lighted to be spon­sor­ing the Busi­ness Show­case South West.

“Hav­ing at­tended the pre­vi­ous two shows, one as a del­e­gate and the se­cond as an ex­hibitor in 2018, we fully sup­port the Show­case and all of the hard work Jamie and his team put in.

“It is a fan­tas­tic event that truly brings busi­nesses in the South West to­gether.”

REED will be rep­re­sented at the event by spe­cial­ist con­sul­tants who re­cruit in the fol­low­ing mar­ket sec­tors – mar­ket­ing and cre­ative, sales, HR, en­gi­neer­ing, busi­ness sup­port, tech­nol­ogy and cy­ber se­cu­rity, ac­coun­tancy and fi­nance.

“If you are look­ing for as­sis­tance re­cruit­ing, seek­ing a new role or need some ca­reer advice, we will be on hand and wel­come your ques­tions,” added Adam.

The Show­case at Ashton Gate Sta­dium is tak­ing place from 10am-4pm, and with free en­try and park­ing.

For in­for­ma­tion on book­ing free tick­ets, visit busi­nessshow­case south­west.com.

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For­mer Ap­pren­tice win­ner Mark Wright and Me­lanie Bee­byclarke will be speak­ing at Busi­ness Show­case South West

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