The purpose of DisruptSW is to feature, highlight, showcase and to inspire South West business success and growth stories, those businesses and people that truly disrupt and challenge, those that imagined the unimaginable.

As part of this, we curate and publish a yearly DisruptSW Index for which we analyse South West Businesses against three essential ingredients fundamental to success and enabling them to disrupt: their People, Product and Potential. 

This year’s DisruptSW Index Launch party was an inspirational and memorable evening, which brought together and which inspired. Because that’s what it truly comes down to and what is at the very core of every Disrupter Business, the starting point, the seed: Thinking Differently and Imagination. 

It takes a mind or collective of minds that imagined the unimaginable. Visionaries, big thinkers, people that think beyond what’s there, those that challenge the norm, those that create a new given.

‘DisruptSW reimagined’ was an evening of imagination and to celebrate imagination. People with minds full of wonder and determination. It was certainly a memorable one, full of inspirational stories and a collective of truly inspiring people and minds. 



THE 2018 INDEX LAUNCH CELEBRATION (sponsored by ForrestBrown)

Thursday, September 27th 2018, starting at 6:00pm

Loco Klub, Clock Tower Yard (opposite Yurt Lush), Bristol, BS1 6QH



What to expect?

Well, expect the unexpected…
6.00 pm                   Networking: drinks and snacks
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm   Prepare to be inspired: four Disrupters share their unique success stories and perspectives
At 7.25 pm               Unveiling of the 2018 Top 25 Disrupt SW Businesses
7.30 pm – late          Food and drinks, performances and a party…

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The growth and success of disrupter businesses are based on and enabled through People, the Product or Offering and the Potential.

We caught up with a range of businesses - those with great potential to be a Disrupter Business of the future and those causing waves within their sector currently. We asked them about the components of their winning formula and approach to define their People and Product to reach full Potential.