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Previous CSM Business Club Events


Simon Doherty from Pipes Brewery, 18th October 2017

On Wednesday 18th October 2017, Cardiff Met's Business Club welcomes Simon Doherty from Pipes Brewery in Pontcanna, who will talk about setting up his brewery in the Artisan Quarter, his battle with Pepsi over the name of his beers, and the Cardiff-based community growing project that supplies hops for his special 'Taff Temptress' brew once a year (which includes our campus-based Community Garden!)

Sam Holt, coordinator of the hop growing project and local community growing expert, will also speak about the effect of community action on local food production and business.

There will also be opportunity to network and find out more about what the University can do for you, your business or your studies, with access to exciting pop-up stalls from local businesses.


5.30pm Refreshments and pop-up stalls
6.00pm Welcome
6.05pm Pipes Brewery talk and beer tasting
6.35pm Community action talk
6.45pm Q&A with panel
7.15pm Refreshments, pop-up stalls and networking


Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff School of Management
Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue

To book your place:

Email: or call 029 2020 5639

The CSM Business Club meets twice a year to engage academics, businesses and leading experts to strengthen links and highlight opportunities that are beneficial for all

Further information

The evening will include a panel discussion with Simon, Sam and experts from the University's Food Industry Centre, our design facility FabLab, Tourism, Hospitality and Events department, and Centre for Entrepreneurship joining our guest speakers.

Some of the pop-up stalls will include information on:

  • Access to the University's design facilities, including FabLab
  • Consultancy, resources and business support from our Food Industry Centre (Zero2Five)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship support and business start-ups
  • Work Placements
  • Accredited, bite sized short courses
  • Work based qualifications
  • Access to funding opportunities
  • Higher Apprenticeships and progression opportunities
  • Recognition of Prior Learning options
  • Student/ Research projects
  • Expert consultancy

Digital Marketing and Social Media: creating the future of your organisation, Thursday, 24th November 2016.

The 3rd CSM Business Club began with an illuminating lecture delivered by Professor Mark Goode, which set the scene for key speakers Shauna Guinn (Hangfire Smoke House BBQ) and Darius Krak (DM Carpet Clean), both alumni of Cardiff Met. They run two very different but successful businesses in the local area and gave enlightening accounts of their first-hand experience of using social media for marketing purposes.

The evening had the audience engaged from the start, stimulating a myriad of senses and emotions, awe and humour, not to mention gastric juices at the images of amazing American BBQ.

DM Carpet Clean and Hangfire Smoke House are as diverse in their digital marketing strategy as they are in their operations and this provided much 'food for thought' for the Q&A session from the panel and audience and the following round table facilitated discussions.

Feedback from delegates included

"Reinforced the importance of passion and the 'human touch'"

"The case studies were excellent and highlighted the variety of social media strategies."

"Enjoyed listening to actual case studies and getting a real insight into their experiences."

"Enjoyed networking with Cardiff Met staff and other businesses."

"Learning more about how theory underpins practice."

"Enjoyed the group discussion."

"Fantastic, very impressed."