Founder and CEO of YourCash Europe
"Even with the steeliest determination, running a business can be a lonely experience – which is why events like Venturefest are so important."
Born in Hyde, Jenny Campbell is an ex-career banker turned entrepreneur and business turnaround specialist.
She spent 30 years in banking, where her role included playing a vital part in the integration of NatWest into the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
In 2006, Jenny joined Hanco ATM Systems as Director of Operations. She launched a major operational restructure and within a few years the business became profitable and started to thrive across new European territories. She decided to buy out the business from RBS in 2010 using the support of high-net worth individuals, relaunching as YourCash Europe and beginning an aggressive period of organic growth, market expansion and operational excellence initiatives. Following a secondary buy-out in 2013, Jenny sold YourCash in 2016 to a US business quoted on the New York Stock Exchange.
Jenny works closely with business and enterprise charities to help young people harness their entrepreneurial spirits, is a Director of the Board of Women of The Year, and in 2019 became the Vice Chair of the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship programme. She shared her business experience with hopeful entrepreneurs in the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.
Jenny says, “The North West is recognised around the world for its entrepreneurial spirit and I’m proud to have my roots in this bourgeoning region. Small, high-growth businesses – like those found across the North West – are the backbone of our economy; driving jobs, productivity and national prosperity.
“Building and maintaining a business takes an incredible amount of energy, hard work and resilience. Even with the steeliest determination, running a business can be a lonely ex•perience – which is why events like Venturefest are so important.
“It promises to be a day well spent with like-minded individuals, reflecting on progress, learning from each other, and hearing from some of the leaders in their respective fields.
“I’m looking forward to visiting the exhibition villages and meeting some truly inspirational businesses and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds at Venturefest, and celebrating the North West’s unique role in UK plc.”
Twitter: @jennybcampbell #VFNW19