• 22 May 2024
  • In-person

Exit Strategies for Small Business Owners

Learn what you need to know to ready your business for sale.
This event has been cancelled.

After pouring blood, sweat and tears into building your small business - where do you go next?

Network with other small business owners and hear from keynote speakers to find out more about how to make your business 'sale ready' at this exciting breakfast event.

At this specially-designed business breakfast, small business owners can learn what is needed to enhance their company's value for a successful sale - be it in the near future or 10 years from now. This exclusive event will allow a group of attendees to listen to expert keynote speakers, engage in enlightening Q&A sessions and network with fellow business owners. After the event they will also receive a top tips guide: "Navigating your Exit: A Roadmap for Owner-Managed Businesses", to provide an overview of what will be important to prospective buyers or investors. 

Whether thinking ahead to a future exit or focusing on the today, this is something that all business owners must consider and thinking about it sooner rather than later helps.  Equip yourself with strategies that will not just help with a future sale, but with greater growth and resilience in the shorter term too.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be available from 8:30am, with the keynote talks beginning at 9am and finishing at 11am. Attendees are free to stay until 12pm for networking.

Spaces are limited to 15 people, to ensure the chance to engage directly with the speakers and other business owners. Attendance is for SME Business Owners only. 


Nathalie Agnew

Managing Director, Muckle Media

Nathalie has acquired two competitive businesses in the past eight years, successfully integrating both into Muckle Media. In 2015 Nathalie acquired Platform PR from Scottish PR veteran Jane Cumming and in 2022 Nathalie acquired Taste communications from broadcaster Stephen Jardine.

A reputation and communications specialist, Nathalie Agnew launched Muckle Media in 2012 following a long career supporting some of the world’s biggest brands for London agencies. She has significant experience across many sectors and has led her team at Muckle Media Group to win numerous awards in recent years, the most notable being the CIPR Scotland PRide Outstanding PR Consultancy award in 2023 and the PRCA DARE Large Agency of the Year in 2021. Nathalie also led the agency to become the first B-Corp PR agency in Scotland.

Nathalie is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and a member of the PRCA and the Marketing Society. She also chairs the Institute of Directors Edinburgh and Lothians branch and co-chairs the Wellbeing Economy sub-group of the Scottish Government’s New Deal for Business advisory group.

Nathan Fulwood

Nathan is Strategy Director and co-founder of CreateFuture, an innovation and design company that drives sustainable growth through digital product and service design. He has 20+ years experience in brand and digital strategy.

An early adopter of the internet, and still (mostly) excited and optimistic about its possibilities, Nathan has worked with brands such as Orange, Expedia, Penguin RandomHouse, NatWest and adidas to engage and excite audiences in this brave new world. A skilled facilitator, brand strategist and design-thinking advocate, he’s also probably in the top-ten tallest people in business.

In 2023 Nathan and his co-founding team sold CreateFuture to xDesign, a fast-growing digital consultancy and engineering company based in Edinburgh.

Neil Bradbrook

Co-founder and Managing Director, Ahead Business Consulting

Ahead Business Consulting (ABC) brings top-quality consulting to SME leaders, helping them to make their businesses more effective and more successful. One of their key areas of expertise is helping businesses get investment and sale ready. They are delighted to have been recognised for their contributions in this space with the Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Award 2024.

Neil is an expert in strategy, transformation and leadership, with a strong track record of helping businesses and organisations to shape and deliver effective commercial strategies and change. A creative problem solver, he likes to challenge the status quo and identify new opportunities, blending innovation and practicality to make ideas happen. Known for people-focused leadership that creates a strong team, a vibrant culture, and happy customers.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership, Chair of the Institute of Directors in Central Scotland; and Chair of CVS, the Third-Sector Interface in Falkirk.


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