Sophie Cornish to speak at Amelore Charity Event

Online retail entrepreneur and best-selling author Sophie Cornish will speak at an exclusive business event in aid of Maggie’s Centres.

The event – being held in Cheltenham on 3 November – is part of a fundraising drive by Ruth Cornish, owner of Amelore HR, to raise money for Maggie’s after they supported her during her treatment for cancer in 2011/12.

Businesses across Gloucestershire are being invited to attend the event, which will see Sophie, a founder of, sharing her tips and insights into building a growth business. She’ll be joined on stage by Ruth Cornish, whose expertise includes supporting ambitious companies during rapid periods of growth.

Hosted by BBC Points West’s Steve Knibbs, the night will also include a question and answer session, a grand raffle and a live auction. The auction will include the chance to bid for a business review with Sophie Cornish and lunch with City Superwoman Nicola Horlick.

All money raised on the night will go to support Maggie’s Centres.

Ruth Cornish, MD of Amelore said: “I am delighted that Sophie Cornish is giving up her time to share her insight and advice with the business community here in Gloucestershire. This promises to be a lively night, with lots of opportunity for questions and discussion and the chance to bid for a personal session with Sophie. I have committed to raising £5,000 for Maggie’s this year so I hope people will support this event.”

Jane Fide, Centre Head at Maggie’s Cheltenham said: ““We are very grateful for Sophie Cornish giving up her time for what will be a very interesting evening.  For those that don’t know, Sophie began her very successful business from her kitchen table and anyone who has visited Maggie’s knows the kitchen table is the heart in all Maggie’s Centres”

Sophie Cornish MBE founded in 2006 with her business partner Holly Tucker. From its initial network of 95 of Britain’s most creative small businesses, the company now works with 5,000 small business partners selling over 100,000 products. They have secured five rounds of Venture Capital funding and have published two best-selling books, Build A Business From Your Kitchen Table (2012) and Shape Up Your Business (2014).

Ruth Cornish is Managing Director of Amelore, a Gloucestershire based company providing integrated HR to fast growing businesses, as well as coaching and career strategy to senior, high-profile individuals. She has been a regular columnist for Moneywise magazine and is the HR expert in ‘Shape up your business’ the latest book by

‘Building a Growth Business – An evening with Sophie Cornish’ takes place on Tuesday 3 November 2015 from 6.30pm until 8.00pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or from at £15 per ticket or £110 per table of 8.

On the night we will also draw the winners of the Amelore Charitable Society’s Grand Autumn Raffle.