A new and innovative forum for people at the beginning of their journey into business. Chamber Roots is an opportunity for those who wish to develop as part of a network of individuals with a desire to learn more about business. It is a place where students, professionals, entrepreneurs, service leavers and job seekers can find a safe space to interact and develop skills, knowledge and experience in a relaxed and creative environment.
Speaker: Rob Holmes
Rob Holmes is an entrepreneur who co-founded and was the Managing Director of the Gro Company. The Gro Company is the leading safe sleep brand in the Nursery Industry. Home to the famous ‘Grobag’ baby sleep bag, Gro-light, Gro-egg and Gro-clock. (See www.gro.co.uk for more information). Rob and his wife founded the business from scratch in September 2000 and grew it to become the leading global brand for safe sleep. Annual turnover grow from zero to £5m in 3 years and Rob and his wife exited the business in March 2013, when turnover was £12 million. Rob is particularly proud of his inventions that continue to sell extremely well around the world, namely the Gro-clock and the Gro-light.
Rob regularly speaks about Entrepreneurship and growing businesses, most recently at the University of Exeter, University of Plymouth and South Devon College. He is an exceptional motivational speaker and reminds people how powerful their thoughts and intentions are.