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  1. TBA
  2. In the modern economy, the future of careers is uncertain but one thing is clear the future of business is in being “Self Made” as an entrepreneur or by having an entrepreneurial mind-set. This talk will outline 4 innovative sales strategies to make your business more profitable and to force you to think outside of the box as you continue along your Self-Made journey.
  3. During the session Claudine will share insights and tactics on how to practically create your tipping point of progress in your business. 
  4. Want to scale up your business quickly? Now more than ever Partnerships and Collaborations are the way to do this. They’ve been around for as long as business, yet very few businesses take a strategic ...
  5. Business success is founded on IT – but is your IT losing you new business, and how to fix it?
  6. After battling through a tough year with the COVID-19 lock-down challenges, now is the perfect time to get the absolute best out of your business in 2022. Join our international and returning motivational speaker Ian Dickson for 21 of the best business tips to help you thrive post lock-down and into the new ways of doing business.
  7. Young Entrepreneurs Panel Jack Parsons, Ben Towers and Sabrina Stocker and hosted by Alison Edgar.
  8. Saasha will discuss how they grew OLIO from a small niche food sharing network in North London to a global success, with more than 5 million users fuelled by 70,000 volunteers. Expect practical insights and tips you can use to leverage the power of community within your own startup or organisation.
  9. Sophie shares advice on how she has navigated being a woman in business, particularly how embracing her ‘inner girl’ has turned into a real advantage as she’s scaled Mamamade. Though we are raised to believe that girls are less powerful, there is an innate compassion, empathy, passion, vulnerability and openness that can be harnessed and embraced for great success.
  10. As fast growing supplier in providing ready to use offshore teams with zero maintenance for any industry, we will show you, how you can grow presence of your business globally and save up to 60% of your costs. 
  11. People ask me the two same questions..

    How do I get started as a business? With more and more people taking the leap and starting their own business, what is the checklist any potential new business owner should be working through?

    How do I survive as a small business? With the business landscape ever evolving, especially since the strike of the pandemic. How should you adapt for long term success?

  12. Is your business hopping on the wellbeing backfoot post covid 19? This presentation shows why the time has come to bring wellbeing to the forefront of your business and where to make a start.  Looked ...
  13. For nearly 25 years, innocent has been a brand on a mission – showing how commercial success and a values-led approach to business cannot just co-exist but positively thrive. CEO since 2013, Douglas Lamont is taking that founding vision to the next level this year. As Co-Chair of the Better Business Act campaign, he’s asking Parliament to change company law – and require all UK directors to have clearer legal responsibility for looking after planet and people, as well as shareholders. It’s only by raising the stakes, he argues, that we can hope to leave the world better – and happier – than we found it.
  14. In this talk Alpesh outlines his experience watching the growth of the most successful companies in the world and advising his clients how to invest in those companies. Through proprietary, time and tested strategies and a disciplined mindset, in this talk Alpesh will show how he finds those companies, and what he measures to know when and how many stocks to buy and sell. In his signature no-nonsense style, Alpesh will share his views on a range of crucial topics such as: 

    How do you decide which public stocks to invest in?

    How can you evaluate the impact on markets when they change? 

    The markets are driven by the news, but can it be dangerous to gamble around news – how do you know what to listen to? 

    The best companies or sectors investors should be looking towards now? 

    What investing errors do you think business leaders make when it comes to their own businesses? 

    Key tips for inexperienced investors 

    What’s Alpesh’s view on the impact Brexit will have on investment into the UK?

  15. Over 400 businesses and government departments are providing employment opportunities to serving prisoners within industries workshops, Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) placements and employment of prison leavers.

    These partnerships support businesses to fill the skills gaps in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, logistics, retail, transport, I.T, agriculture, hospitality and catering, whilst also changing lives and helping to break the cycle of re-offending.

    Find out which businesses are benefitting from this recruitment process, and how you can too.

    Hear from a representative of the New Futures Network - a specialist part of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) which brokers partnerships between prisons and employers in England and Wales.

  16. In this seminar we will discuss how I (Montana Brown) built Swim Society, including all the set backs we have faced as a business and the struggle to ensure our value takes precedent over our short term revenue. We’ve made many wrong decisions and partnered with the wrong people at the right time, so how do you know when to change course? Or when a business decision becomes your best mistake. We will delve into influencer culture and what its really like being an influencer face at the head of a brand striving to do good.

  17. The worst thing you can be doing is to do well the things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place’. This provocative seminar will highlight techniques your business can undertake to reduce risk and target innovation. The seminar will focus on specific business challenges including Sustainability and how Brunel University London Co-Innovate programme collaborates with industry.  
  18. The word Franchise brings with it some misconceptions, I believe it has had a bad rap for years and been treated in the business sector very much as the poor relation, something you do if you don't have any ideas yourself, or associated with Mcdonalds and that is as far as franchising goes .

    The reality is Franchising is a huge contributor to the economy and driving force for entrepreneurship but it needs to shout louder to the public and other business people on the benefits it can bring to individuals and to the wider business world.

  19. Are you ready to create and grow your consultancy business?

    As a professional ‘corporate escape artist’ and consultant, you’re no doubt brilliant at what you do, but if you can’t promote your consultancy effectively, you might end up searching the job ads again!

    Anneve shares a step-by-step marketing action plan that will help you get found by ideal clients, win profitable consultancy contracts and evade recapture by the corporate world.

  20. The way we work has undergone a significant shift over the past year, with the majority of the workforce transitioning to home working almost overnight. Even as we start to transition out of lockdown, in one form or another, remote working is here to stay. How businesses and individuals adapt to this change, and what models of working they choose to follow, will shape future working life.

    At Dropbox, creating an equitable employee experience regardless of role and location was of utmost importance. We believe that Virtual First offers something different from the “hybrid-remote” models many companies are announcing, which is one where employees choose whether or not to work out of the office.

    Employees have been calling for greater flexibility in how and where they work for years, and it’s these evolving demands that will characterise the world of work next year. It is imperative that businesses focus on the mental wellbeing of their employees during this time and find a solution that offers greater agility; as well as equipping them with the tools for closer collaboration.

    Distributed working is a very fine balance, and it can be hard for businesses to get right. It is vital that when considering what model to use, businesses talk to their employees to see what they want and need to move beyond the pandemic together into a new world of work.
  21. We know that our people want a mix of where and when they work– taking the best of being in the office and blending it with what we’ve learnt about remote working. And that is good for our people, the environment and our business too with, for example, less travel and office space needed.

    So we’ve introduced Smart Working to give our people and their leaders guidance on how and where they work. The framework includes five Smart Working profiles based on the type of role they do, what work is involved in it and therefore how often, and why, a colleague might need to be in the office and the facilities and technology they need to do their job in order to achieve the best outcomes.

    And the way we use our offices will evolve to become more collaborative spaces, less about rows of desks. Offices aren’t necessarily the best place for people to check emails – they are much more about creativity, innovation and teamwork.

  22. When it comes to employee engagement, success is about the people.  Nita Clarke will discuss why employee engagement is crucial to a successful business and what small businesses need to focus on to h ...
  23. This seminar examines the issues and cost of fraud upon the business sector. Offering advice, solutions and guidance the seminar will assist the attendee in understanding the threat, whilst increasing their ability to identify issues. Through case study examples and practical advice, the speaker will assist you to examine organisational processes and develop skill sets to negate what is a real and complex threat to both revenues and reputations.

  24. So much has changed over the last couple of years and the impact for some businesses has been devastating. Many have not survived or at least have made significant sacrifices. On top of this, the way people buy has changed too and you need to understand this change in order to thrive in the new world.

    In this lively talk, two leading experts will share their framework for future proofing your business and making it easy for your customers to buy from you. They will share the building blocks for creating a pipeline of prospects, giving them the certainty to proceed and becoming raving fans. 

    Both Warrens have spoken for years on the main stage at The Business Show independently. This year is a double act they will provoke you to think different, provide the ingredients to seriously raise your profile and future proof your business.

    THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE NOT TO MISS. 

  25. The channels that consumers use to engage businesses have changed dramatically over the last decade, and the last year has seen significant new developments. Consumers now expect to be able to use their channel of choice to contact businesses whenever they need them. In this session Mark outlines the key marketing challenges now facing businesses and how they can get ahead of their competitors by embracing new technologies.

  26. Joe Foster is the Founder of Reebok.  A company he Founded with his brother Jeff from their kitchen table, which became the world’s number one sports brand. Joe is now coming out of retirement to inspire people and share his One Golden Nugget of wisdom ‘Just Keep Going!’. A mindset that helped him build Reebok and a message he feels so many people need to hear right now.

  27. The Gypsy Billionaire

    Born in the snow on the side of the road in a Romany Gypsy caravan. Cooking meals on an open fire. An entire family crammed into a single caravan.

    So, how did Alfie Best build a business with a current valuation of one billion dollars?

    We invite you into the incredible life story and journey of one man. A man who is destined to change the way that we live in this work and provide affordable housing solutions for many of us.

    Meet Alfie Best, Sunday Times Rich list entrepreneur and businessman and chairman of the Best Business group of companies. Including Wyldecrest Parks Europe’s number one Park home operators, Vaaroom Motorhome Hire the UK’s largest motorhome hire company.

    He owns properties on the VIP coast in Barbados. He is involved in business training, education and coaching. He owns football clubs, mining companies, land and commercial and residential properties across the UK.

    Today, Alfie Best business empire carries net assets between £500-£600 million pound and carries a current business valuation of one billion dollars.

    Alfie Best indeed is become the first ever gypsy billionaire, the first gypsy to achieve billionaire status in the world.

    You won’t meet a more down to earth humble, yet driven and focused man. This is Alfie Best and his life story.

    All links.

  28. A discussion on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically highlighting the roles of franchising and SMEs in building back better.

  29. History has shown us that there is often a business resurgence following economic downturns, with some of the most challenging economic periods sparking times of great creativity and ingenuity. Glen will discuss what this means for small businesses. He’ll also explore how economic recovery is coming from entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are taking the plunge to start, grow and thrive. As the economy continues to recover, he will share some useful insights to assist small businesses in planning for the future.

  30. Let’s discuss the Impact of Digital Transformation and Automation in general and especially on HR and how Digitisation can help to unlock your productive Potential. We believe People are the single biggest influencer on the success of any business. And that is why the role of HR managers is so crucial - they are the core of the people in your organization. They recruit employees, develop them professionally, and even make sure that every employee receives their salary at the end of the month.
  31. Calling all young entrepreneurs, how do you break into a booming property industry?  How do you start creating cash and passive income from a property business right now? 

     

    As one of the UK’s youngest property investors, with a portfolio size within the top 1%, Vishaal will be sharing with you the proven system that has allowed him to do this part-time.

     

    Join the young property revolution and attend this seminar.

  32. Perching on the edge of a kitchen stool, slouching into a sofa and spending majority of time off camera or on mute because of surrounding noise might have been deemed ‘Okay’ at the beginning of the pandemic but that’s certainly not the case anymore. With remote working here to stay for the long run, companies need to re-asses their remote working strategies and ensure they are allowing their teams to thrive whilst working from home.

    As well as exploring the productivity and well-being benefits that come with providing employees with the tools and equipment they need, in this seminar we will discuss what other things you can be doing for your team, to attract the best talent and to give peace of mind.

  33. With no former business achievements or qualifications, with no college or university education, with no money or investment and with only 2 GCSE’s you’d say it would be impossible to build a household brand. With a very young family, mortgage rates at 14% and having to hold down 3 jobs to pay the bills, carpet cleaner Kevin did exactly this, built a household brand. This seminar is a more of a talk from the heart, Kevin will share (power point free) his past, his challenges and how he achieved a dramatic change in himself to catapult his ideas and aspirations into reality.
  34. No one starts a business so they can spend time with their bank manager - so Starling made its award-winning, digital business accounts free, uncomplicated and easy to set up. Discover more about how Starling is helping businesses break free from unnecessary admin and manage their money better. With intuitive features and time-saving tools, plus 100% digital sign-up, Starling is making sure entrepreneurs can concentrate on doing what they love. Hear from Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer, and learn more about why Starling has been voted Best British Bank four years running.
  35. You may be forgiven for thinking that now is the worst possible time to start or build up a business. We are coming out of a pandemic unprecedented in memory with millions of people being furloughed or losing their jobs. The economy is in a great state of uncertainty, and we don’t know when many industries, especially those on the high street, will be back to normal, if at all. So why would you want to embark on a new project now?!

    Because recessions, instability and uncertainty can also mean opportunity. Volatile times require creativity, adaptability, and perseverance. However bad things seem, uncertainty does not last forever. But if you are faced with difficult, uncertain times, it can be tough to see the wood for the trees. Of course, you want to make your business a success but it’s not always an easy task when the economy is strong and the sun is shining, let alone when there is a downturn.

    Often, we cannot predict when business conditions turn sour. However, if you already have a business, or even if you are in the process of setting one up, you are going to need an action plan and to be resourceful. 

  36. As businesses are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact, how can they help save both CO2 and their employees money through driving? Learn how Octopus are leading the charge in helping more businesses meet ESGs, improve employee retention and reach their Electric Dreams.

  37. We examine the results from Herman Miller's 21,000+ responses to our global home working survey, along with other key findings on the changing sentiment towards home and office work.

    Throughout the session we will dispel 7 myths of the post-crises workplace and explore the differing quality of working from home experiences.

  38. As restrictions are eased and lockdown lifts, many people will feel anxious and uncertain about how to adjust and remain resilient in the face of change. In this exclusive keynote, you will discover the tools to follow your own roadmap towards recovery and resilience.

    • Learning how to heighten levels of self-awareness to know where you are, where you want to be and how to plan a route to your own wellbeing destination based on the core resilience principles.
    • Discovering how to adjust to detours and diversions in a constantly changing world, using practical tools for adapting in an effective and positive way.
    • Identifying ways to use intentional pacing to respond to change and cope with stress and anxiety to optimise your wellbeing and enable recovery.
    • Identifying a strategy for coping with roadblocks and remaining optimistic and focused, in the face of the unexpected.
  39. 90% of start-ups fail within the first 5 years, but most succeed short term – this can be for one of many reasons such as the idea, funding, team/execution, timing, or business model. 

    When times are tough, individuals often forget the core reason as to why they started. When the skies are grey, you don’t know where your next paycheck is coming from, it can be tempting to make a decision you once swore you wouldn’t make. 

    One decision may not change anything today but changes tomorrow. Little by little we lose ourselves, our values, impair relationships.

11:00
  1. 30 mins

    It’s tough out there. How do you lead when there is so much uncertainty and change, and the old normal has gone? How do you lead when even you are unsure of what the future holds? You and your team will need to be strong, resilient and positive to take on these challenges. You will need their commitment and for that, you will need Compassionate Leadership.

    Manley will inspire and excite you with his stories of taking on Hurricane Michael in the “world’s toughest yacht race” and share what it takes to lead in stormy waters. Manley and his crew did not just “survive” the hurricane, they attacked it and turned a threat into an opportunity to come out in 1st place.

    Manley will share the communication, leadership, team and personal lessons he learnt in that storm and in the many that followed. Lessons that you and your teams can apply every day.

12:30
  1. 30 mins
    Struggling to find your G-Force, then let George Harriman take you on a ride to find your inner power bot to defy the odds and set up a new successful business from scratch. As an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, entrepreneurship is something George takes incredibly seriously in the creation of his events, artists, venue and retail management business Charnwood Entertainments. 
11:00
  1. 30 mins

    AXA has a clear vision for the future of working: Everyone is trusted to get the best from their day, with the customer at the heart of decisions made. As a business, we view Smart Working as flexible, resilient, empowering and collaborative. We understand it will mean different things to different people based on each role, but, in essence, it should give our people the ability to work in a smarter way in a smarter way to meet our customers’, the business’s and their own needs. As we switch on to Smart Working and embed best practice throughout the business, we are looking to develop our Bricks (where we work and how we set up and use our home and office environment), Bytes (the technology that will support us) and Behaviours (how we manage our working lives). In this session, hear from Lucinda Charles-Jones, AXA UK & Ireland Group HR Director, as she explores what’s needed to truly make Smart Working work for all.

  2. 30 mins

    In this seminar you will learn hacks and strategies that will help you stay visible and profitable during an economic downturn. 

  3. 30 mins
    Most business launches fail or fall short of the desired outcome, the goal of this workshop is to make sure that yours is not one of them. It has been said that most products and services escape to market, they are not launched, so in this workshop you’ll get a tried and tested 6-step blueprint for launching your next venture successfully.
  4. 30 mins

    Do you want your small business to succeed, if so you need good managers. An effective manager acts as a catalyst to mobilise employees, strengthen their skills and channel those skills to meet workplace goals.

     

    Based on our most recent research with our global community of senior managers and leaders learn what it takes to be an effective leader for your organisation.

  5. 30 mins

    This seminar examines the issues and cost of fraud upon the business sector. Offering advice, solutions and guidance the seminar will assist the attendee in understanding the threat, whilst increasing their ability to identify issues. Through case study examples and practical advice, the speaker will assist you to examine organisational processes and develop skill sets to negate what is a real and complex threat to both revenues and reputations. 

  6. 45 mins

    Business partnership mostly sells businesses which means we deal with a lot of buyers. We know almost from the first conversation, whether a buyer will be the successful purchaser or not. It’s something in the attitude and the quality of the questions being asked that gives it away. 

    If you want to buy the business of your dreams, you need to prepare and present well. Here’s how.

  7. 30 mins

    A whistle top tour of useful tips 

    • Financial records strategy  

    • Worker engagement, payroll & IR35 

    • Preparing to one day exit 

    • Dividend tax V Business Asset Disposal (Entrepreneurs relief)

  8. 30 mins
    HMRC’s Making Tax Digital rollout is affecting all small businesses with turnover over £10k per year. Is it just a hassle or is it helpful to small businesses? What’s in it for business owners?
  9. 30 mins

    Ever experienced the highs and thrills in your business, followed by burn out, heavy stress, worry and anxiety, then you are not alone.  Are you curious about the mental wellbeing of your workforce, but not really sure what to look for, or put in place to improve things, then this seminar is for you. I will be delving into how effective mental wellbeing practices can positively impact your business.  
     

11:45
  1. 30 mins
    How should you build and embed the skills, tools and flexibility your business needs to grow in the short, medium and long term?  How to deliver your purpose and passion and convert that into profit.
  2. 30 mins

    Organisations with engaged and happy team members achieve better business outcomes, in terms of revenue, customer satisfaction as well as improved employee retention to name a few. Team members feel valued in the workplace when they understand the role they play and the impact their contribution makes. This session will focus on how to identify your team’s strengths and ensure that everyone is making a positive impact!

  3. 30 mins

    There are three main questions to answer; 1. How much time will you or your staff need to work from home in a secure office space? 2. How can you comply with Health & Safety, data security, staff well-being and increase efficiency/productivity, whilst building a beneficial asset. 3. How can I get this all included, fantastic work environment for less than I'm paying now as well as being tax beneficial.

    Designed with everyone and every business in mind, these home offices give company owners the benefit of having a private secure office that replicates their once frequented office in their town or city. It mimics all the hardware, communications, data feeds and 'hygge', environment, but at home. We can make what you want designed around your business and staff needs, even down to disability access, security fingerprint access or if the person is left or right-handed?

    For corporations it provides a complete solution for valued staff and increases the managed company infrastructure whilst providing flexible working hours for the executive. It is a services solution that does not take IT resource away from the company. It opens up the ability to talk with the rest of the world in real time, as it is 24/7, 365 so that communication with clients and suppliers around the world in different time zones can be done in concurrently without the need to travel to the head office in the middle of the night! Smart AV and interactive whiteboards with cameras and microphones provide the perfect Zoom or teams meeting portal. 

    For a sole trader, where you want to do your paperwork and next morning it's in the same place you left it the night before. It's a sound lab, a print production unit, a graphic design suite, a manufacturing pod... but it is at home, and it is rate, rent and services free. At the same time, it is an asset on the bottom line of your accounts. For those who are looking at the green issues it ticks all the boxes.

    Products that are low energy, low emission, and low costs to run. Products with less consumables and waste to manage and products that are recyclable as is the whole office by relocating, refurbishing it, restyling it for say a conference or exhibition stand. Storage and end of term disposal are all available. We select suppliers like Epson who offer the best green credentials  for all their hardware.

    Meet Richard at this lecture to feel his enthusiasm and experience of working many years with corporations and individuals solving their office productivity, space utilisation and data security issues. See his vision to design unique solutions for changing office problems and staff needs caused by the covid pandemic and the need to be greener whilst work efficient.

    See us on stand C222 or book on our website a free 15-minute consultation at www.myhome-office.co.uk 

  4. 60 mins

    Consumers now expect to be able to find and connect with businesses, through their preferred channel of choice, whenever the need arises. In today’s digital world meeting this expectation is critical for all businesses.

    In this engaging 20-minute session Emma covers how to make it easy for your customers to find your business in the key places they will be searching online and connect though new technologies such as messaging.
  5. 30 mins
    Most B2B companies struggle with consistent pipeline growth, some deals close quickly others don’t, but you don’t know why. It turns out that the key is understanding HOW customer engage to buy something. A framework for understanding this and improving your pipeline exists but is little known. This seminar will uncover the secrets of HOW customers buy to add to your existing knowledge of WHY they buy from you.
  6. 30 mins

    Have you already got a website, but you're not content with its conversion rate? Maybe you're ready to make some improvements to your website to get the most out of it? Alternatively, are you interested in the latest web trends? If so, this session is for you!

     

    We will share 20 things that websites must have in 2022 and leave you with tangible takeaways to help you improve your website.

  7. 30 mins

    Franchising can be a very effective way to expand your business and reach a national or international market place. However, it is not an exercise you should enter into lightly, your franchisees will invest heavily in your sector knowledge and expertise, you therefore need a clearly thought out strategy and a carefully crafted suite of support documents and systems. Most importantly you will require a recruitment strategy to find new franchisees and a consultant that can work with you to build your network.

  8. 30 mins
    Discussion on how to succeed in the Start-up world with the help of colourful, (sometimes) controversial but
    always informative real-life anecdotes from his time as Richard Branson’s Right-Hand Man for Start-ups at Virgin
    and his own start-ups. Using the structure of the top 10 tips for all Start-ups, Brad give hands on practical advice
    to avoid the many pitfalls you will face. Practical can-do advice. Fun, informative and hard hitting.
  9. 30 mins
    Whilst the tech industry is a growing industry there are many ways in which businesses can adopt a more sustainable approach to their use of technology and minimise the amount of tech that ends up in Landfill. In the Seminar will be a summary of where the sustainable tech industry is currently, how it’s likely to evolve.
12:00
  1. 45 mins
    If you want to know if you’re ready to buy or sell a business, this is a go to seminar full of insights and practical advice from a leading expert. 
12:30
  1. 30 mins

    The world of work is changing fast.  This will be an exploration of the changing nature of work, the significant shift towards hybrid working and what opportunity this provides for rapid franchise investment & growth for real estate investors, entrepreneurial landlords and franchise operators.

  2. 30 mins
    Who’s responsible for work-life balance, the employer or the employee? Is work-life balance even possible and how will I know when I’ve  achieved it? How can I be more productive? Why is our sickness rate so high? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions as a business owner or employee then come along to this seminar for answers which will change the way you view work-life balance.
  3. 30 mins

    Every business will own intellectual property - the name you trade under, the look or the function of products you make or use, even the brochures you create to promote your business. The Intellectual Property Office can help you understand how your IP can be protected effectively.

  4. 30 mins
    This is for action takers. This is for entrepreneurs, no matter how big or small your business (from multi-million business to side hustles!).

     

    Do you want 7 simple fundamental laws of business that you could use to start, scale and grow your business?

     

    Join Jessen James as he guides you through his easy to learn, step-by-step-by-step process for Market Domination: The Unsealed Truth About 7 Viciously Powerful Strategies.

  5. 30 mins

    Setting up a new company is exciting and all-involving, but what is it that entrepreneurs often miss in the early stages of setting up their business?


    We will be exploring the key building blocks that every small business should be putting in place to ensure that there is no rude awakening from the dream.

  6. 30 mins
    There are many creditworthy SMEs in the UK looking for growth funding but struggling to get what they need from the high street banks. Private debt is a growing sector and during this seminar Joanna Scott, Managing Director of BOOST&Co, will give an overview of what businesses are suited to this type of funding and what lenders look for in a borrower.
  7. 30 mins

    It seems unarguable that automation and machine learning will reduce – perhaps eliminate – the demand for certain skills and occupations. Amidst a global crisis, meta skills are an essential underpinning of employability, supporting people to adapt and switch sectors as the economy recovers and changes.  This seminar will explore in more detail the reasons why meta skills are essential to the economy’s recovery and provide SMEs and senior decision makers with top tips on how to support individuals to build these vital meta skills. 

13:00
  1. 45 mins
    Useful tips and advice if you are thinking of selling your business along with the best way to go about it to get the maximum price for it.
13:15
  1. 30 mins
    Augmented Reality will transform the public space in an unexpected and creative way. Augmented Reality glasses are approaching normal glasses making them appealing to the average consumer. We will soo ...
  2. 30 mins

    SME’s are in a unique position not unlike the business owners in the 1920’s faced after the Great Depression. Great Resources, Opportunity, Need and Challenge. How do you sift through all the noise, and develop a simple user friendly and customer centred digital model that actually works? This is a very practical, fun and innovative seminar with proven industry examples to help you grow online and increase your business income. 

  3. 30 mins

    With ever changing and often complex employment law, the risk to businesses is increasing. This seminar demonstrates the pitfalls of employing people, what to look out for and what you can do to protect your business.

  4. 30 mins
    This seminar is all about communication & behavioural preferences. It will help you understand yourself and others better. We will look at how subtly adjusting your communication style along with an awareness of others preferences can build stronger professional and personal relationships. 
  5. 30 mins
    Many small businesses struggle with the basics of accounting and don’t have complicated service requirements, yet the industry is shaped in a way that they’d often end up over-charged or under-served. Some pay hefty sums as they find it hard to do everything on their own! In this session, Chris will explain how going online can save you time and money, whilst getting great service while you’re at it.
  6. 30 mins

    Privacy, what does this mean to you?

    Cyber security and de-identification are no longer enough to fully protect personal data.

    Encryption isn't going to solve all of your problems. It can help, but remember it is just a small part of the bigger element of privacy.

  7. 30 mins

    SEO, like all digital marketing channels, constantly evolves and anticipating change is the key to success. Google’s vision puts the user first by delivering the best digital experience and most relevant results. Given the internet has grown from less than 500 million to a staggering 1.88 billion websites on the World Wide Web within just 10 years, how can you ensure your company stays relevant in search?

  8. 30 mins

    t’s easy to blend into the background on the internet. There’s all kinds of overused marketing strategies that are widely used to increase conversion, and drive revenue online. 

     

    In this seminar we’ll share our thoughts on delivering unique personalised experiences to your customers, by creating an engaging interactive digital tool that really helps your customers, and makes you stand out from the crowd.

14:00
  1. 30 mins
    Is your business hopping on the wellbeing backfoot post covid 19? This presentation shows why the time has come to bring wellbeing to the forefront of your business and where to make a start. Looked a ...
  2. 30 mins
    Intuition enables us to unconsciously know that a decision is right without knowing why and without processing the information. Our emotional intelligence helps us to combine our intuition with emotions to make authentic decisions and be more creative. This seminar explores how to apply intuition and emotional intelligence to creativity to develop decision making and increase productivity to the benefit of individuals, teams, and organisations.
  3. 30 mins
    Deborah Collier ‘Futurist Leader’ in business, education, digital and media, and founder of the world’s Digital Skills Authority, delivers a thought‐provoking and enlightening talk about the new paradigm in skills evolution, future humans and work, which she defines as the ‘Diversity‐of‐Things (DoT)’. From soft skills to competence in digital and business, Deborah delivers a deep insight into how cultural shifts, social consciousness and conscious business will impact your roadmap for future‐proof skills.   She draws upon original thinking in digital philosophy and future strategy, as well as the story behind building the Digital Skills Authority and her ‘Three‐pillared model for sustainability – Economic, Social and Environment’.
  4. Branded Content expenditure was an estimated $13.4 billion in 2020 and continues to grow exponentially. With the majority of brands now relying on branded content as a core element of their marketing ...
  5. 30 mins

    If the last 2 years have shown us anything, it’s that having your business in the digital space is more important now than ever before. In this talk, we want to show you how your business can thrive online and reach more customers using our affordable tools as well as free resources that can support you along the way.

  6. 30 mins

    Accountancy is no longer about paperwork and books-the world has changed, and with it has come the need to understand digital accountancy practice and system 


     
  7. 30 mins
    Are you exploring the idea of owning your own business? Are you looking at developing your business portfolio? Have you ever thought about stepping into franchising? If yes, then visit our seminar and find out why buying a franchise is a great choice.
  8. 45 mins
    Franchising is the often the ugly sister when SME’s look for growth. This session might surprise you. Not just for the obvious ‘franchisable’ business, like Cinderella, franchising is often neglected or not fully understood. Come and understand why you might consider franchising, look at businesses you never knew were franchises, how low debt growth delivers high valuations, and why franchising helps retain control over your brand and your business.
  9. 30 mins
    Most digital marketing fails due to poor conversion. We’ll run through The 10 Key Factors you can put into place to ensure your website converts…plus all attendees will receive a bonus of an expert review of their website for free.
14:45
  1. 30 mins
    Businesses aim for perfection to capture customers and that makes us dangerously reliant on numbers. Yet we
    are people not numbers and that's why marketing is broken. From eyebrows to empathy, data to intuition,
    information to knowledge and expectation to service, Al Tepper explores why authenticity is dead and what
    comes next. He reveals why conversation comes before conversion and how to re-establish the Art of Heart in
    your business.
  2. 30 mins
    As a business owner, do you feel like there is just not enough time in your day? Are you working in your business or working on your Business? Together we can help you shift this mind set.
  3. 30 mins
    In our fast-paced, busy lives, we don’t have time to waste when it comes to winning new clients and running our business. What we need is our name to come up in all the right conversations, so prospec ...
  4. 30 mins

    Discover how to grow your business by providing 1-2-1 personalised, real-time experiences to your customers across messaging channels

  5. 30 mins

    This seminar is for business owners in a service industry, trading for at least two years, who have employees or subcontractors and are serious about growing.

  6. 30 mins
    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) went from buzzword to business imperative. This seminar is about listening to the voices behind the organisational diversity and inclusion data. It is about calling time on hunches and intuition. And it is about identifying, understanding, and acting on people analytics.
  7. 30 mins
    More than ¾ of IT projects fail costing businesses time and money. Hiring the right IT Leaders are key steps but all too often non-technical leaders make the same recruiting mistakes time and time again.  Let Langley James share the wisdom gained from our 21 years in IT Recruitment to help you recruit someone truly worth recruiting.
  8. 30 mins

    More people than ever want the flexibility and financial freedom that comes with starting their own business. But recent market disruptions have created difficulties for new businesses and made the future uncertain.

     

    World Options’ Commercial Director, Michael Gratton, will explain how a franchise model can offer a head start to a new business, with more security and a clearer path to success for entrepreneurs.

  9. 30 mins
    Our seminar looks at different methods of working with remote technology and what options are available to your business when planning a working from home strategy.
  10. 30 mins

    Jason Moss, Apprenticeship Development Director at Kaplan UK will reflect on his 20+ years in the IT industry and look at how we continue to see the digital skills gap grow. 

     

    Jason will cover how apprenticeships can help you close the skills gap and ensure your business is future proof.

15:30
  1. 30 mins
    What defines elite performance? What makes a difference between those who thrive and grow with challenges, and those who struggle? Why mental illness is so common? The answers are in our brain and evolution of the nervous system! In this talk, you will learn how to apply the latest neuroscience research to transform the way we work, they way we live and the way we lead our teams.
  2. 60 mins

    If you have a big vision for your life and you’re ready to level-up in your business, then this talk is for you!

    In this powerful seminar, Kuumba will explain what personal excellence means; why it’s crucial to your business success and how you can harness its power to drive your business forward and actively improve all areas of your life.

  3. 30 mins
    Milano - Low-Cost Hairdressers is a brand new, exciting business opportunity that has just arrived in the UK. If you are looking for a new business opportunity - come along and find out more
  4. -150 mins
  5. 30 mins

    Networking can be very costly, and if you don’t get the basics right, you are wasting your time and money.

    Networking is a long-term marketing activity for you and your business.

    The seminar will help you get the basics right.

  6. 30 mins

    An open discussion of the advantages of clean air in the modern working environment. 

    What are the current challenges and what has the threat of Covid taught us?

    What technology and processes exist to improve indoor air quality?

    How effective are these technologies?

    How credible are these technologies and how can we trust their performance?

  7. 30 mins
    If you want a consistent flow of high-quality leads into your business, that don’t shop around or haggle on price, and convert quickly, then this is the seminar for you.

    Come and explore how can leverage your credibility to form strategic partnerships that deliver you referrals on a repeat basis. Shortcutting the hustle of prospecting to build immediate trust.

    This will be high energy and full of simple actionable tips.
16:00
  1. 45 mins

    Acquisitions can propel companies to competitive advantage faster than organic growth can deliver. Carried out well, they can grab headlines and secure ‘CEO saviour’ or ‘leader’ reputations. Carried out badly they can also destroy value and create ‘CEO scoundrels’. Through this seminar we examine what strategic mergers and acquisitions might mean and some of the best practice around their undertaking to build on the acquirer’s core competencies to create advantage.

11:00
  1. 30 mins
    Valuable lessons and principles learnt throughout a boxing career, which were then implemented into business creating a successful portfolio of businesses.
  2. 30 mins
    It’s a scary world out there and whilst technology brings opportunities that also means there are new security challenges we face. The dangers are everywhere: stolen identities, systems held to ransom, phishing scams – the list is almost endless. Therefore it definitely pays to be aware and know what you’re facing, that way you can be prepared and on the front foot.
  3. 30 mins

    Every business will own intellectual property – this could be the name you trade under, the look or the function of products you make or use, even the brochures you create to promote your business. All these elements can be protected if they are important to your business and if you manage them correctly they can provide competitive advantage. 

    The Intellectual Property Office, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), can help you understand how patents, trade marks, designs and copyright can prove an asset to your business.

    Our main responsibilities are: educating businesses and consumers about IP rights and responsibilities, IP policy, supporting IP enforcement and granting UK patents, trade marks and design rights.

    Our work encourages innovation, helping the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas.

  4. 30 mins
    Discover how to lead yourself first, become a great leader, even if you've never led anyone before, and inspire a spirit of teamwork even if none currently exists in your organisation. Learn how to empower and then trust the people under your leadership to do a good job, create a culture that encourages your team to contribute ideas and solutions, and finally get control of your time. 
  5. 30 mins

    Do you want your small business to succeed, if so you need good managers. An effective manager acts as a catalyst to mobilise employees, strengthen their skills and channel those skills to meet workplace goals.

     

    Based on our most recent research with our global community of senior managers and leaders learn what it takes to be an effective leader for your organisation.

  6. 30 mins

    Buying A Business is arguably the riskiest purchase you will ever make.

     

    And also, the most exciting and adventurous.

     

    But in order to manage the business risk and ensure you make a good investment, there are a number of factors you need to take into account……and your gut feeling is definitely one of them.

     

    Expect the unexpected and ask every question that comes to mind. Spend your money wisely!

11:45
  1. 30 mins
    During this seminar we will be exploring the ways in which businesses can protect themselves against the fluctuations of the largest financial market in the world, the foreign exchange market. With daily volumes of over $5 trillion, markets can swing wildly so having an appropriate strategy in place to reduce FX risk is key to financial stability.

    We will look at examples of how clients can be impacted by market movements, then explain the different methods available to protect against, as well as benefit from, market volatility. Understanding your foreign exchange exposures is key, and Aston will also be showcasing their new software which allows businesses full visibility over their different currencies.
  2. 30 mins
    This seminar will provide information on how fire safety legislation applies to Blocks of Flats and Houses in Multiple Occupancy.

     

  3. 30 mins
    To grow a business, it’s important to understand the levers that drive its success.  For Illuminet we identified four pillars were key.  Multipliers ensure the scalability of sales, i.e. how many people are selling, how many partners we had etc.  Differentiators ensure we stand out from competitors.  Presence on social media ensures people see and hear us.  Finally, repeatable commercial processes enable reliable scalability to support the growth. 
  4. 30 mins
    8 out of 10 businesses owners stay with the current supplier, why? You will discover why in this workshop and leave with a ten-step guide to a better deal.
  5. 30 mins

    Let’s talk about profit and why it should unashamedly be the first priority in your business! 

    How putting profit first gives you the freedom, the opportunity and the finances to fund your business and personal goals.  

     

    Profit is the lifeblood of your entrepreneurial journey. 


    I’m going to share our Entrepreneurs Blueprint for Profit and show you the 10 steps you need to take to build a £10k monthly take-home business.
  6. 30 mins

    Consumers now expect to be able to find and connect with businesses, through their preferred channel of choice, whenever the need arises. In today’s digital world meeting this expectation is critical for all businesses.

     

    In this engaging 20-minute session Emma covers how to make it easy for your customers to find your business in the key places they will be searching online and connect though new technologies such as messaging

  7. 30 mins

    All businesses regularly suffer from growing pains – those times when the existing ways of work just don’t work as well any more.  In broad terms these pains are common across all businesses – and the keys for making progress tend to involve mindset, skills, knowledge, technology and process.

     

    But how to work out the best way forward?

12:00
  1. 45 mins
    For the typical SME business owner deciding to and preparing their business for sale are amongst the most
    important things they will ever do – the more time and effort put in, the better the prospect of getting the best
    value the business can achieve.
    This rarely happens though; more often than not the sale is driven by something that’s happened to them,
    their family or to the business.
12:30
  1. 30 mins
    Did you also know that over 85% of health problems derived from stress and anxiety, which directly and indirectly linked to the gut? Actually, within one minute of getting stressed, the body produces cortisol, changing to adrenaline which stays in our system for 4-12 hours and dramatically affects our hormones. This results amongst many things to weight gain, moods, reduced oxygenation and most importantly weakens of our immune system.
  2. 30 mins
    This seminar will provide guests with the tools and knowledge to confidently chase payments and get paid on time, whilst maintaining a positive relationship with their valued Customers.
  3. 30 mins
    Neil Debenham highlights the difficulty and importance of transitioning the SME Owner/Director role from operational to directional throughout development and how not adopting this at the correct time will cost you money, market share and time.
  4. 30 mins
    There has arguably never been a better time to be a freelancer. The economy is picking up, firms are looking to engage skilled talent and the widespread adoption of technology means everyone can work for anyone, from anywhere. But there are challenges too. Luckily there are people who can help, and one such organisation is IPSE. Find out more as IPSE guides you through the opportunities and threats for UK freelancers.
  5. 30 mins
    Thanks to stronger networks and smarter, connected devices, even high-stakes business presentations and pitches are now conducted online via video conferencing. How different is it to present to an audience over Teams or Zoom compared to talking to a crowd in the same room as you? Join this seminar to gain valuable tips on how to shine online, while engaging your audience over a screen.
  6. 30 mins
    In this world we are influenced by two major laws: Gravity and Economy.  Absolutely everything in this universe moves thanks to the gravity, and absolutely any other thing that moves the planet is bec ...
  7. 30 mins
    Calling on nearly 20 years of experience, Julian will share his knowledge, understanding and insight into business growth, and how franchise can – often surprisingly – support business’s growth aspirations and meet targets. From major retail chains to organisations looking for rapid expansion, franchising holds many untapped opportunities to businesses and investors alike. Learn how franchise can support your business targets in this seminar.
13:15
  1. 30 mins

    All organisations small or large are under increasing scrutiny from customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders regarding their sustainability and environmental management credentials. This seminar explores what SMEs can do to effectively monitor and manage their carbon footprint and enhance their wider business sustainability in a way that is fit-for-purpose for their organisation.

  2. 30 mins

    The Wellness session is there for me to share their experiences on how I was able to overcome personal struggles, depression and other circumstances to become who they are today and to bridge the gap with fitness, wellbeing and goal setting.

     

  3. 30 mins

    The UK is home to over 6M SMEs with 68% paid late every month, costing the UK economy over £51bn. What is the impact? How has the pandemic shaped this trend? What can you do about it? Join startup business advisor and Juno co-founder Michael Wilkinson and learn how to eradicate late payments and their impact to your business.

  4. 30 mins
    Simon Says – You really should be coming to this seminar if you’re planning to, or have already, done something difficult that involves science or technology in your business. It will give you a brief background on the Tax Relief and some interesting case studies that might give you ideas for where your business might be eligible. Whether it is tech, science, manufacturing or engineering, make sure you are there!
  5. 30 mins
    As of January 2021, almost 78% of the UK population use social media. With social media being an influencer in an ever-increasing number of employee tribunals, its important for UK businesses to ensure they are taking proactive steps to protect themselves and their employees.
  6. 30 mins

    Until Steve Jobs brought the existing technology together and designed the iPhone, we all believed that Nokia was the pinnacle of phone technology. However, by producing the iPhone, Mr. Jobs didn’t just surpass Nokia and the other tech companies but taught us a valuable lesson. Even for a business at the forefront of technological innovation, there will always be room for more and there will always the opportunity to achieve the ‘next big thing’.

  7. 30 mins

    Setting up a new company is exciting and all-involving, but what is it that entrepreneurs often miss in the early stages of setting up their business?


    We will be exploring the key building blocks that every small business should be putting in place to ensure that there is no rude awakening from the dream.

14:00
  1. 30 mins
    Women leaders in the 21st century recognise a more enlightened approach is needed to leverage the value of their employees, their customers, suppliers and community stakeholders for their business to have long-term success. Women leaders recognise the importance of humanity in the relationships their business establishes will achieve greater success than those who focus on competitiveness and profitability. Organisations that allow women to help them upgrade their focus will create new skills and competence.
  2. 30 mins
    Your brand is a performance that people contribute to day-in, day-out. Your value proposition should be a number 1 hit – the song your team love to sing and your audience want to hear. Yet all too often organisations take to the stage and sing ten tunes at once. They create brand-dissonance then wonder why no one can understand what they do! In this session, marketer and musician Jill Pringle shares the most common brand mistakes smaller businesses make and gives her strategies and tips for that chart-topping value proposition that gives you the clarity, confidence and cashflow to scale your business.
  3. 30 mins

    Growing businesses are naturally laser focused on growth, as many ambitious scaleups will attest to! But often, true customer loyalty and substantial market penetration come from innovation.


    How do businesses balance these two demands?


    In this session, we'll take a look at growing businesses who have successfully balanced growth and innovation. We’ll discuss their critical success factors - namely, the processes and people they've put in place to achieve success.

  4. 30 mins

    Tomorrow is here today! Minimise risk in your software development, learn crucial insight to improve performance, increase efficiencies, and save valuable resources within your organisation. As a Microsoft and Xamarin Consulting Partner, we hyper charge your business with innovative, advanced software solutions, fully underpinned with Microsoft Artificial Intelligence.

    Comprising two core disciplines – discover how we can help organisations benefit from the latest advances in Software and AI technology.

  5. 60 mins
    In this seminar, we will teach you how to maximise your packaging to help improve and grow your brand.
  6. 30 mins

    How often have you attended a talk or a seminar only to be disappointed with the quality of delivery? 

     

    Have you ever been put off by distracting habits of the speaker, busy slides or annoying sound effects?

     

    Do you want your next presentation to fully engage your audience and result in more business opportunities?

     

    This seminar will give you simple ideas to help you become confident in public speaking.

  7. 30 mins
    The worst thing you can be doing is to do well the things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place’. This provocative seminar will highlight techniques your business can undertake to reduce risk and target innovation. The seminar will focus on specific business challenges including Sustainability and how Brunel University London Co-Innovate programme collaborates with industry. 
  8. 30 mins
    We are going to discuss the value of client spend in the UK, New and emerging Tweakments together with
    pressure for regulation from The All Party parliamentary group, and new Ofqual Regulated Qualifications.
  9. 45 mins
    Learn how to grow and dynamically your business through franchising. Build your brand, create your supply chain and optimise your network cashflow in a way that creates optimum value at exit.
14:45
  1. 30 mins
    TBA
  2. 30 mins

    The fluctuations of social media, and digital usage during lockdown have left us in digital fatigue. Businesses have seen the benefit - and challenges to getting online, e-commerce and the fast paced digital domain. Here are some tips, insights and quick-wins for your business to thrive on social media beyond Q4 2021.The fluctuations of social media, and digital usage during lockdown have left us in digital fatigue. Businesses have seen the benefit - and challenges to getting online, e-commerce and the fast paced digital domain. Here are some tips, insights and quick-wins for your business to thrive on social media beyond Q4 2021.

  3. 30 mins
    We will be looking at things that are being done in business that are hindering you from running your business effectively and gaining back time in your daily life and making your business more successful. Top tips for time management. 
  4. 30 mins
    Keeping your employees upbeat. No matter what the business, music could boost the mood, enhance the environment and make people feel more engaged. Find out why, listening to music at work could have a considerable effect on both productivity and morale.
  5. 30 mins

    This is not a 'how to' step by step talk but rather a 'how not to' make the most common, silly mistakes made by businesses these days. Angela will cover business basics such as wasting time by not automating repetitive tasks, losing money from high staff turnover, how not planning is planning to fail and why numbers, numbers, numbers is what you don't want to forget to be obsessed with!

15:00
  1. 45 mins
    Buyer Inquiries Increased 28% at Intelligent during lockdown. MFC will cover what Intelligent learned about selling businesses before, during and after COVID Lockdowns, what drove demand, who survived and thrived and how buyers and sellers can succeed in 2022 plus trends we expect to see in the New Year.
15:30
  1. 30 mins

    Are you thinking about transitioning your business fleet to Electric Vehicles?

     

    How do you know if an EV is suitable for your business and drivers?  What funding is available to support businesses transition?

     

    What do businesses need to think about before making the switch?  What are the benefits, and what are the risk?

     

    Paul Bulloch will be on hand to answer your questions in this short seminar.

  2. 30 mins
    Progressive companies serious about the health and wellbeing of their employees are
    increasingly looking for effective programmes that deliver results.
    Stress is a major factor in chronic illness and no-one from the CEO down is exempt!
    Meditation and mindfulness help, but more targeted strategies for those in-the-moment,
    stressful situations will bolster resilience, reduce stress and make a significant difference to the
    lives of everyone working in the organisation.
  3. 30 mins
    Hear some great examples and case studies from Johns long list of observations that outline some of the dumb stuff some business owners do that makes doing business with them unnecessarily difficult! These observations come from over 40 years of talking to dealing with buying from [and in some cases not] a variety of businesses from start ups to multinational conglomerates . The most important take away should be – can you avoid these mistakes in your business and avoid being in the 50% of all start ups that do not last 1-5 years?
  4. 30 mins
    A trade mark is the only way of protecting your brand name. We will explain why it’s important to get one and what can happen if you don’t. Using our industry knowledge and years of experience, we will give you a step-by-step guide, simplify the process and highlight the do’s and don’ts. Protect your business and protect your brand.
  5. 30 mins
    Accurate and up to date records are the key to organised finances. Discover how Xero can be your secret weapon when it comes to invoicing customers, document management and understanding your business position. Plus, stay compliant with HMRC with MTD compliant tax submissions.

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