Join Simon Franks, entrepreneur and philanthropist, to hear first-hand about his fascinating business journey.
Simon is the founder of a number of successful businesses and an investor behind enterprises including the first company in Europe to stream feature films over the internet.
In 2003, Simon co-founded and seed-funded Lovefilm, Europe’s leading online DVD rental business. Lovefilm was sold in 2011 to Amazon, becoming Amazon Prime.
Simon also co-founded Redbus Film Distribution (RFD), one of the leading UK film distributors. RFD had international success with films such as The Gift, Bend it Like Beckham, Maybe Baby and Good Night and Good Luck. It also produced a number of globally successful films. RFD was sold to the US studio Lionsgate in 2005.
Between 2000 and 2004, Redbus was the UK’s fastest growing company with a compound annual growth rate in excess of 280% and today still backs some of Britain’s most exciting companies.
Simon is joining us for dinner to share his fascinating story, the lessons he's learned, and to talk about his future plans and ambitions.