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Popular pâté entrepreneur to headline free business event

Patchwork

AN entrepreneur who went from Chile to pâté as head of one of Wales’ most successful food firms will headline a free business event.

Margaret Carter, self-proclaimed Chief Excitement Officer at Patchwork Traditional Food Company in Ruthin, will appear at the next GEM (Greet, Eat and Meet) at Glyndŵr University’s OpTIC Centre on Thursday February 5.

One of the region’s most active and inspiring mentors, Margaret has built up several businesses over the past 30 years and given support to dozens of young people starting out in a vast array of industries.

Her talk - The truth of my Entrepreneurial journey – is sponsored by Chester-based law firm DTM Legal and describes how she founded the artisan pâté company as a single mum suffering with chronic dyslexia, before taking it to award-winning heights.

Focusing on the importance of soft skills in the workplace, the role of tenacity and determination in garnering success, and non-traditional routes to employment, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with those in attendance.

“I love being given the opportunity to talk business with people of all background and ages, it’s my greatest passion,” said Margaret, a keen artist and member of numerous business and mentoring organisations, including the Prince’s Trust, the Welsh Government’s Dynamo role model scheme, and I Am Woman business club in Cardiff.

“I care about people and how they make their living and what makes them tick. It gives me a real buzz to find out about other people’s lives and find ways to make what they do more focused, allowing them to achieve their dreams.

“I enjoy sharing my story with groups of people, who find it inspiring to hear that life is not all plain sailing and that to make it to the top of your game sometimes you have to keep on trying. 

“I look forward to talking more about that on the day, and to working closely with Glyndŵr University and the OpTIC Centre in the future.”

Duncan McAllister, a partner at DTM Legal, said they are proud to sponsor the event and delighted the University has secured such an “inspirational” speaker to appear.

“Entrepreneurs and small business owners are key to growing the economy of the UK and we, at DTM legal, are thrilled to support Margaret and Patchwork Traditional Food Company in sharing their story,” he said.

“We think Margaret is an inspiration and look forward to hearing more about her journey and how she has succeeded in business.”  

The event begins at 8am. To register for your free place, visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gem-greet-eat-and-meet-tickets-15300610538.

For more information, email d.davies@glyndwr.ac.uk or call 01745 535208.

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