September, 2016 Karren Brady, Levi Roots, Gerald Ratner and other celebrities all join the EC's crusade to help business owners achieve more than they ever thought possible. July 2016 Inner Circle Membership is launched and our new PIA membership goes down a storm with business owners looking for personal 1:1 help with Planning, Implementation and Accountability. December 2015 Over 13,000 business owners and their staff attend training courses in the first year of the EC Training Academy with an average course rating of 9.1/10. It puts EC in the top 2% of training providers in the country. January 2015 EC moves from 'Botty Towers' to new premises near the NEC in Birmingham, UK in order to accommodate the EC Training Academy and growing staff. September 2014 Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple headlines the second National Entrepreneurs Convention in Birmingham, but 1,500 delegates see Debra Searle steal the show. The EC Training Academy is launched at the event and over 600 TEAPs are purchased in an afternoon. September 2013 The first National Entrepreneurs Convention takes place at the ICC in Birmingham. 1,436 attendees and Sir Chris Hoy is the headline speaker. July 2012 The EC's 'Olympic Challenge' referral competition generates over 250 new members in 2 weeks and EC goes past 2,000 members for the first time. August 2011 Nigel publishes his Sunday Times Bestseller, Botty's Rules. Interweaving his own story with the 29 key rules to business success that he has learnt on his journey. The book goes on to win Best Small Business Book of the Year. April 2011 Our first National Event takes place at Slough Football Club. There are 76 attendees and no staff to help Nige. March 2010 EC is launched on a webinar on a cold night in March 2010. 193 members join in the first 24 hours and within a week we have over 300 members. EC has no staff - just Nige. June 2009 Nigel and the team launch MySMB a package which taught people how to become social media managers for other businesses. January 2009 Explosive Marketing was launched, a done for you marketing service for restaurants. December 2008 Raring2Go is sold to the company who print the 1.2 million magazines Raring2Go was publishing each quarter. February 2008 My Little Wrapper - a personalized chocolate wrapper business is launched and does over a million pounds of turnover in its first year. April 2006 We launched Raring2Go a local magazine which was the definitive guide on what to do and where to go with your children. We print over 4 million magazines a year. July 2005 Launched thebestof.co.uk our first franchised business. It became the fastest growing franchise in the history of the UK and won dozens of awards. June 2004 My Mag, a magazine business in a box was launched from Nigel's spare bedroom. It was our first real success. January 2003 Nigel takes the leap and leaves his corporate career to start his own business.