Nev Wilshire is the founder and CEO of the
Save Britain Money group. An award-winning and successful businessman,
Nev is now a familiar face to millions of viewers as the star of BBC’s
fly on the wall TV show, ‘The Call Centre’.
Nev’s path to business success started in his home town of Swansea. In 1984, aged just 25, Nev established Central Heating Services and generated an impressive £100,000 turnover in the first year, soon making him a millionaire. However the recession of 1989 had an immediate impact on sales and despite battling to turn things around the bank put Central Heating Services into receivership.
Undeterred, Nev worked tirelessly to build a successful business again. His company Save Britain Money is now the second best place to work in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For 2013 and the 26th fastest growing company in the UK on The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.
The talk has been organised by the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship within Cardiff Metropolitan University and will take place at Cardiff Met’s Llandaff campus on February 11th 2014.
The Centre for Student Entrepreneurship helps support students who are looking to start their own business and helps to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills. Nev will be delivering the talk to over 100 students from numerous courses across the University with the aim of inspiring them to put their entrepreneurial skills to good use.
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Entrepreneurship Manager Natasha Hashimi commented, ‘‘We are very excited to have Nev on board to deliver a motivational talk to students. Nev has a fascinating entrepreneurial story which I am sure will inspire a number of students at Cardiff Met.’’
Nev commented: “I know that my leadership style of singing, arm wrestling and throwing things might not be for everyone, but I’m sure my journey to business success will be of interest to the students of Cardiff Met. As an entrepreneur I became a millionaire in my 20’s, only to lose everything in my 30’s, before finding success again in my 40’s. This rollercoaster ride has given me a good insight into the qualities needed by budding entrepreneurs as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid!”