Entrepreneur Club welcomes Homeserve founder

RBC Brewin Dolphin’s Birmingham office at Chatwin Building, Colmore Row.

RBC’s Brewin Dolphin Entrepreneur Club welcomed serial entrepreneur Richard Harpin the founder of Homeserve, to discuss his journey at its latest event.

Harpin grew the business from £50k in 1993, ultimately selling it for more than £4bn last year.

The RBC Brewin Dolphin Entrepreneur Club in Birmingham brings together all the elements needed for scale-up and growing businesses to be successful. It consists of investors, founders, scale-ups, CEO’s mentors, lawyers, corporate advisers, VC and PE and is now beginning to include senior figures from Universities.

The team provides entrepreneurs access to four pillars of growth – capital, talent, professional services and conducive markets – which help them firstly grow their businesses then ultimately helps them through to their exit.

Steve Banham, head of growth, Central and Northern Region said: “Forging strong relationships with scaling and exiting businesses and becoming the super-connector to the four pillars of growth, provides us with a huge amount of goodwill with the business community and professional introducers.

“It also gives us tremendous visibility on deal flow and positions us in a prime position to leverage our early relationships with those founders/scale-ups/CEO’s that are now exiting their business.”

Menna Cule, head of the Birmingham Office said: “Richard’s story was really inspiring. The pride, passion and sense of purpose in the room to make British business better was unmistakeable.

“The event was a great opportunity to meet up with likeminded people and share our own entrepreneurial experiences”.

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