Sonny Cutting is an entrepreneur working in Brighton, living in Hurstpierpoint but working all over Sussex to meet new connections through networking, tradeshows, conferences and innovative, tech styled events.

Network Xpress Ltd, the brand which powers the Sussex Business Show, and founded in Sussex, has grown into a well-known innovator and disruptor for businesses in the local region, bringing new ideas and concepts to tradeshows and events alike. The company offers game focused business expos with a range of themes which have captured people’s imagination with golf, tennis and football themes. The Sussex Business Show creates new innovative ideas and additions to its already successful brand to help, support and inspire both start-ups to larger scale organisations. Going from strength to strength, Becase we’ve been established for nearly five years now we offer businesses the opportunity to pitch for investment capital, gain invaluable business mentoring and be entered into The Tiger’s Pen event.

The Tiger’s Pen

The founder of Network Xpress, Sonny Cutting, was always intrigued by the BBC programme Dragons’ Den, watching in anticipation to see how the process unfolded for its participants. Sonny was thrilled to be invited by Pete Baikins, creator of Gamification+, to be a ‘Dragon’, alongside several other business individuals at Brighton University where graduates would pitch business plans in the hope for investment and guidance from some individuals with experience to share.

Later whilst walking with his children, an epiphany hit Sonny. With an orange brand already, a love for tigers and an enjoyment of Dragons’ Den, a fizz of something being created became a spark and Sonny had a eureka moment creating the Tiger’s Pen. A multitude of obstacles were overcome in order to bring the ‘Pen’ to fruition including, but not limited to, setting up branding, finding investors, sponsors and candidates etc. 

The Tiger’s Pen was designed for start-ups looking for investment, and some Tigers to guide, advise and invest.

This opportunity is for incredible energetic entrepreneurs to take the reins of their business. The new website which you’re viewing now will offer two succinct opportunities for students and start-ups to help grow their business ideas and concepts through the website portal as a support mechanism for innovators in business, and for those that just need a little encouragement to push themselves with Presentation Training.

The jungle is alive with fresh prospects and with new investor Tigers requesting to join the pack? Thank you to Simon Rand of Kuul Eats for his support in believing in my vision when I first started this amazing journey.

Along the way, we’ve met panel judges to help support the pen programme. So, thank you to  a few of our friends Matt Turner, Creative Group, Emma Pearce, Pearce Marketing and Wesley Atkinson, Adapt Fitness.

Pete Baikins