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By MHA Monahans Posted 24 October 2018
Date: 24th October 2018 | Time: 7.30am - 9:15am | Venue: Bocabar, BA6 9FT | Cost: £15.00
Please join us for our inaugural Glastonbury Business Breakfast, which will provide a great opportunity for networking with like-minded individuals. Our chosen speakers will provide informative talks to spark discussion and interaction, as well as a great way to begin your day. This is a must attend event for those who are committed to promoting business in Glastonbury, Street and beyond.
We offer the option of a continental breakfast for those of you who prefer a lighter option, as well as the usual Full English breakfast.
We are delighted to launch our Business Breakfast event with a speaker whose family business has been embedded in the Somerset community for 70 years.
Meet our speaker: Cindi Barnstable, Managing Director, Owen Barry
In 1948 when Owen Barry started his leather, suede and sheepskin business, manufacturing was a cornerstone of British industry. In his hometown Street, Somerset, leather tanning was the main trade. Fast forward to the 1980’s, the company had a challenging time battling against the cheap imports that started to flood the market, it was hugely important to make strategic changes and evolve to maintain their market share. Along with other family members, Cindi stepped up, and now the company is thriving with 60% of their business being exported.
Cindi will be discussing how the business had to make changes to successfully survive within the evolving fast moving fashion and retail markets.