James Sinclair announced as keynote speaker at FSB Business Bootcamp


To mark the 50-year anniversary of Federation of Small Businesses, (FSB) the not-for-profit organisation is helping small businesses from across Essex to make their business count by holding their inaugural ‘Business Bootcamp’.

Held at the University of Essex’s landmark building of Essex Business School, with a unique indoor winter garden, the event on Tuesday September 17th will be packed full of insightful guest speakers, valuable panel discussions, practical workshops and opportunities to network with like-minded small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Ann Scott, Development Manager (Essex) at FSB said: “It has been an incredibly tough few years for our small businesses with a cost-of-living crisis going hand-in-hand with a cost of doing business crisis. However, businesses need not feel that they must walk alone.

“This event is open to all small business owners and self-employed people; designed to provide attendees with inspirational thoughts, support and networking to help their businesses not just grow but flourish”.

Speakers include Luke Morton (AKA: The Juice Guy) who is a young entrepreneur, award winning speaker and documentary maker. Alongside Mat Parkins who is Founder/Director of ‘I Want To Get Digital’ and on the path to give back businesses 1 billion hours with his custom AI and automation solutions.

There will also be fireside chats with FSB Award Winners, Vanlife Conversions and Stort Valley Gifting. As well as topical discussions on small business challenges and trends to look out for in 2025 from two panels of FSB members.

The day, hosted by FSB East of England Regional Chairman, David Bell, will be kicked off by keynote speaker, James Sinclair.

The Essex Business Tycoon, who started his first business aged just 15, now runs a £40 million leisure empire that includes Rossi Ice Cream, Marsh Farm, Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park, Twizzletops nurseries and Teddy Tastic.

He is also credited as saving Carole Middleton’s Party Pieces business.

Ann Scott added: “We are super excited to have James Sinclair, who is a well-known brand within Essex, as our keynote speaker. He always speaks with such passion and experience, with his presentations being fast paced, funny, irreverent and packed with value”.

“The small business owners who attend out Business Bootcamp will no doubt get immense value hearing about his Entrepreneurs University, where members get direct access to the proven strategies and tactics that have enabled his group of businesses to scale up to £100,000,000 in sales since they started”.

This Business Bootcamp is sponsored by Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers, Rickard Luckin, and supported by Event Essex. The FSB Business Bootcamp series is brought to you by NatWest & Tyl by NatWest.

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