Nothing Great is Easy

Event Details

Nothing great is easy‘, the famous words from Capt Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the channel, could easily apply to running a business as well. And Patrick Smith, our speaker for this session, does both.

Patrick Smith, who has successfully swum the English Channel as part of a relay team and has swum the length of England’s longest lake (twice), offers a fresh perspective on running your own business – and how open water swimming training can help you achieve something great.

Doors will open at 1.30pm and this talk will start at 2pm on Tuesday 3 November and will last about an hour. Light refreshments will be provided.

About Patrick Smith

patrick smith in swimmers and gogglesPatrick had been in the PR business for many years before setting up Joshua PR seven years ago. Joshua PR was set up to provide high-level PR support for clients that want the skills and expertise of a large central London agency, without the associated cost. With a particular expertise in technology and mobile sector, Joshua PR has experience in nearly all sectors by using a team of highly experienced freelancers. You may have met him at Swedish Beers or a Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Event in London or Barcelona.

Patrick is also a recent convert to the joys of open water swimming and blogs about it at

Lead sponsor and host: aql

aql logoIf you’ve been to Swedish Beers in Barcelona before, you may well remember aql’s founder, Adam, and his crew from as they’ve supported us for several years now and are well known in Leeds and the surrounding area. They really know their onions when it comes to voice, SMS and hosting – feel free to test them on their knowledge on the night! They’ve been in the mobile business for a very long time, have the most amazing data centre in a converted church in Leeds and are great fun to boot. Meet the gang to chew the mobile fat, enjoy a few beers and have a good time. Find out more about aql on the night or from their website.

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