Strategic partner

Each CBI member in the region, and key members from North Wales and West Midlands, receive an invitation to attend the Members’ Dinner free of charge.

The dinner provides an opportunity for high level networking and engagement with a wide variety of business leaders.

We are delighted to announce our speaker:

Entrepreneur Steve Oliver is the co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of musicMagpie

Steve Oliver is the co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of musicMagpie, the world’s largest recommerce (meaning ‘reverse commerce’) business, achieving a turnover of c£125m in just its 10th year of trading.

Starting life as a service that enabled users to trade-in their old CDs, DVDs and Games, the company has re-invented itself in the last three years to become the UK’s biggest mobile phone recycler, with half the turnover now coming from this category.

The business is the world’s largest seller on both Amazon and eBay in any product category but its biggest single sales channel is now from the musicMagpie online store which was launched three years ago to complete the model of being the ‘lazy man’s eBay’ where both buying and selling used product is fast, free and easy with a trusted brand that scores 9.3 on Trust Pilot from over 50k reviews.

The business also has a fast-growing US brand operating the same model, called Decluttr, based out of Atlanta, Georgia that is now run rating at c$50m per annum.


This is a free event for CBI members.

Please contact lorraine.smith@cbi.org.uk to reserve your space now.