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Date added: 27 October 2010

All eyes on business success 

Jamie-Murray Wells gives New College forum candid insight into the growth of Glasses Direct
Local entrepreneur Jamie Murray-Wells gave an insight into the success of his Glasses Direct business last night at New College.
In an event organised by Fast Forward, the college's business training division, over a hundred guests listened as Murray-Wells spoke candidly about the ups and downs of building up Glasses Direct and the challenges facing all businesses in the current climate.
Jamie Murray Wells in Swindon
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Jamie Murray-Wells in conversation at the
Fast Forward Business Forum
Speakers at the evening also included Rikki Hunt, who gave the invited audience a positive update on the Swindon economy as well his own experiences of running the likes of Swindon Town Football Club and Burmah Petroleum.
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Fast Forward hosted the event to highlight how training and development is vital to improving business competitiveness in the recovering economic market - both crucial elements Murray-Wells admitted were key as he seeks to develop his own business still further.
Jamie launched a new service in 2010, Hearing Direct, based on the Glasses Direct business model, the multi-million pound company based at Groundwell he founded in 2004 while still at University.
He 2009 he became the youngest person to have receive the Queenís Award for Enterprise.
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