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SME Live Seminar Programme

16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 09:30 - 09:50
Organisation: Midlands Engine
How you can unlock the Midlands Engine Investment Fund to grow your SME
Sir John Peace will celebrate the early successes of the Midlands businesses of different sizes and across different sectors which have realised their growth objectives ... Read more
Sir John Peace,
 Chairman,
 Midlands Engine
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: British Business Bank
THE MIDLANDS ENGINE INVESTMENT FUND
British Business Bank will be highlighting the crucial role that smaller businesses play in UK economic growth and the importance of access to finance in ... Read more
Patrick Magee,
 British Business Bank
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Aston University
How can you step away from running your SME to focus on reimagining and growing the business?
As leader of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (UK) programme, Professor Hart can draw on the success stories of the programme’s alumni to tell ... Read more
Mark Hart,
 Aston Centre for Growth
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: KPMG
How can you navigate the SME funding options landscape effectively?
KPMG’s Graham Nicholl will advise SMEs how to save time and simplify the search process as they navigate the complex, fluid funding landscape created by ... Read more
Graham Nicol,
 KPMG
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Business Growth Fund
Learn from success stories: What great SMEs need to do in order to secure vital funding
Gurinder Sunner will explain the criteria the Business Growth Fund applies when deciding which SMEs to provide with much-needed funding. Gurinder will reference case studies ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: Automotive Council
Stimulating Innovation in the Rail Sector – UKRRIN
The UKRRIN project is a collaboration between the industry, its contractors and the academic base – it’s aim is to stimulate innovation within the rail ... Read more
Robert Hopkin,
 Automotice Council UK
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: FSB
Brexit update: What SMEs should know about, how to prepare
Is your firm one of the 21% of UK small businesses employing non-UK EU citizens? Are you one of the 33% of FSB members who ... Read more
Neil Warwick,
 partner,
 Square One Law
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: GBSLEP
How can your business gain most from the support, advice and funding accessible via LEPs?
GBSLEP will draw on the most compelling success stories of businesses growing as a result of the support offered by LEP initiatives such as the ... Read more
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: NatWest
How technology and the experiential economy is changing our lives
"Stephen Blackman, NatWest’s principal economist in strategy and corporate development will discuss how technology and the experiential economy is changing the jobs we do, what ... Read more
Stephen Blackman,
 Principal Economist,
 NatWest
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: Small Business Commissioner
Where’s the payment? The truth about late payment in the UK, and how the Small Business Commissioner is turning the tide
The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, will highlight how he is addressing the issue of late payment, which collectively costs smaller enterprises £2.5billion a year. ... Read more
Time: 09:30 - 09:50
Organisation: BEIS
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Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Biz Britain / West Midlands Growth Fund
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Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: PwC
Challenge your assumptions and unlock your true growth potential
With considerable experience of supporting SMEs with their growth journeys, Ruth Chapman will share her advice on how best to position your business to overcome ... Read more
Ruth Chapman,
 pwc
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: NatWest
The future of payments – is cash on its way out?
"Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments provider takes a look at the future of payments and explores - if cash is on its way out? What ... Read more
Daren Pickering,
 presenter,
 Worldpay
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Birmingham City University
Discover the ‘BIG 10’ Characteristics of successful SMEs
"We dare you to become bigger, better and stronger! The average SME owner-manager is challenged to ‘let go’ of ‘working in’ the business, which compromises ... Read more
Dr Mark Gilman,
 Professor,
 Birmingham City University
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: HMRC
Getting ready for Making Tax Digital in April 2019
"Making Tax Digital for VAT is mandated for businesses with a taxable turnover above the registration threshold of £85,000 from April 2019.

HMRC will ... Read more
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Meet the Lenders Panel (BizBritain)
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Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Meet the Funders Panel
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Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Brown Jacobson (CBI)
Could Brexit make any difference to public procurement or will it just be the same old, same old?
Go to the website for more details ... Read more
Peter Ware,
 Browne Jacobson
16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Soitron and MicroFocus
How ‘Digital’ is changing the way people engage with technology
"The words ‘Digitalisation or ‘Digital Transformation’ seems to be everywhere at the moment and are often synonymous with large programmes and enterprises yet it doesn’t ... Read more
Daniel Olsson,
 Managing Director,
 Soitron
Neville Ward,
 Solutions consultant,
 Microfocus
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Cisco
Smarter working: How good IT helps reduce costs, improve security, and grow your business
"Many small firms still think of their Information Technology spend as a cost to be endured, but smart owners now see this expenditure as a ... Read more
David O’Neill,
 Manager,
 Cisco
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Box
Working securely in the cloud across teams
Box will discuss how SMEs can work effectively across teams which are distributued around remote sites and multiple offices by using secure, robust cloud content ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: SAP One
Is your business ready for Digital Transformation?
"Gain greater control, facilitate growth and streamline your key processes for your business.
From accounting and CRM to supply chain management, get a real-time ... Read more
Matthew Sinclair,
 SAP
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Oracle + Netsuite
Why small businesses need agile CRM, ERM, ecommerce and financials
Why agile, flexible small businesses need similarly agile business support systems and offers advice on getting value when choosing a solution. ... Read more
Gareth Carroll,
 Business Development Director EMEA,
 Oracle NetSuite
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Amazon
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"Go to website for full details" ... Read more
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Uniconta
Why smaller businesses should expect big-company EPR functionality when they need it - but not pay for it until they do!
Claus Klein-Ipsen explains how smaller businesses can scale towards "big company" functionality in ERP and avoid taking on unneccessary costs too early in the company ... Read more
Claus Klein-Ipsen,
 CFO,
 Uniconta
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: Capita
How to make your business appealing to corporate partners and clients
"Corporates are open to innovative new solutions that enable them to be one step ahead of the game. But how do you stand out above ... Read more
John Downes,
 Capita Scaling
Matt Bunn,
 Capita Scaling
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Amazon
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"Go to website for full details" ... Read more
Andrew Scott,
 CEO Ascot Group and Founder,
 Business Leader Magazine
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: SAP One
Creating efficiences by automating key business functions in financials, operations, and human resources
xx from SAP will explain why and how successful SMEs identify business processes ripe for automation and focus on core competencies by gaining efficiences across ... Read more
Matthew Sinclair,
 SAP
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Cisco
Smarter working: How good IT helps reduce costs, improve security, and grow your business
"Many small firms still think of their Information Technology spend as a cost to be endured, but smart owners now see this expenditure as a ... Read more
David O’Neill,
 Manager,
 Cisco
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Five CRM (Quality Solutions Systems)
Better customer engagement through gamified marketing
Peter Connell talks about how marketers can gamify their campaigns to build brand awareness, achieve customer stickiness and cater to younger customers ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 12:30
Organisation: Clockwork IT
Professionalise your customer support
Steve Adams makes the case for ensuring your business continues to evolve excellent, responsive, problem-solving customer support functionality. ... Read more
Time: 13:40 - 14:15
Organisation: Advanced
Is the backbone of the UK economy burning out?
Find out how SMEs can reimagine their business by embracing technology to rethink, recharge and reshape their businesses ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: CPiO
Effective relief for IT headaches
"The decision to invest in technology is a decision you cannot afford to get wrong, particularly when you’re a small enterprise. It’s not just about ... Read more
Joel Campbell,
 Cloud Consultant,
 CPiO
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: NCSC
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16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Microsoft Bing
Why Search Marketing is still the ROI King
Learn how to achieve more efficient CPCs with Search Marketing, ensure you appear where your audience is, and increase the overall profitability of your paid ... Read more
Simon Jacobson,
 Microsoft
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Yell Business
How your business marketing needs to adapt in our constantly changing world
Richard takes a look at how changes over the years have impacted marketing choices, and highlights ways that businesses can tailor their marketing to meet ... Read more
Richard Hanscott,
 CEO,
 Yell
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Royal Mail
The best of both worlds: how digital tools and real world marketing can take your business forward
Join our open discussion panel with Royal Mail, PwC, Advertising Association and Something Big to explore how digital tools and data can enhance your multi-channel ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Organisation: Google
Social Media Strategy
If you’re curious about how social media can help your business grow, this course could be perfect for you. We’ll tell you the 5 steps ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Facebook
Instagram 201
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Facebook
Growing your business Internationally
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: DMA
Creating better customer trust through GDPR permissions
The DMA will be on hand to help the SME marketing community understanding how to continue to thrive under GDPR, actually gaining in terms of ... Read more
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Business Leader
The new marketing landscape – how to build a winning brand and business
In his talk, marketing expert and business builder Andrew Scott will deliver a presentation on how you can build a winning brand and business in ... Read more
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Facebook
Business Without Borders
The growth of mobile is making the world more connected than ever before. By 2020, smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile ... Read more
Olly Sewell,
 Manager,
 Facebook
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Box
Working securely in the cloud across teams
Box will discuss how SMEs can work effectively across teams which are distributued around remote sites and multiple offices by using secure, robust cloud content ... Read more
Time: 12:15 - 13:15
Organisation: Google
Build a Digital Marketing Plan
This masterclass from the Digital Garage team will help you build a digital marketing plan. You will learn about the purpose and different benefits of ... Read more
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: ITV
Helping small businesses advertise on TV for the first time
Our new self-serve portal, ITV Business, helps businesses get on ITV for as little as £200 for the very first time, with easy-to-use, targeted options ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Department For International Trade
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Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Enterprise Nation
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16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Ying De Group
Access to unsecured funding and access to China's top talent
For more details go to wbesiteHundreds of UK SMEs are gaining unsecured investment (between £200,000-£600,000) from Chinese investors every year. Learn how your business can ... Read more
Desiree Qiu Xu,
 Operations Director,
 Ying De
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: GBSLEP
How can your business gain most from the support, advice and funding accessible via LEPs?
GBSLEP will draw on the most compelling success stories of businesses growing as a result of the support offered by LEP initiatives such as the ... Read more
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Start Up Loans / British Business Bank
THE MIDLANDS ENGINE INVESTMENT FUND
British Business Bank will be highlighting the crucial role that smaller businesses play in UK economic growth and the importance of access to finance in ... Read more
Patrick Magee,
 British Business Bank
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Rannd UK
Grow your business with R&D tax credit experts: 10 years of financially rewarding SME Innovation
The R&D tax credits scheme was introduced by the UK government in April 2000 for SMEs and large companies who carrying out qualifying research & ... Read more
Phil Tooley,
 consultant,
 Randd UK
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: ThinCats
Why growing SMEs should look to alternative funding models
Damon Walford,
 Thincats
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Growth Street
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Greg Carter,
 CEO,
 Growth Street
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: BizBritain
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Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub
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Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub
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Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Blue Sky Corporate Finance
Understanding the full range of financing options
Paul Heaven will guide SME owners through the processes of preparing the business proposition for fundraising as well as finding and funding acquisition targets through ... Read more
Tony Seaton,
 Blue Sky Corporate Finance
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: ART Business Loans
Responsible Finance in a changing world.
"Access to appropriate finance remains a major issue for many , especially small and early stage businesses.

Steve will, in this Seminar highlight the ... Read more
Dr Steve Walker ACIB,
 Chief Executive,
 ART Business Loans (ART)
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: ThinCats
Why SMEs should look to alternative funding models?
"The fracturing of traditional banking models has allowed the growth of alternatives that are better suited to support SMEs’ capital needs. Here’s why business owners ... Read more
Damon Walford,
 Thincats
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Morgan Reach
Make sure your business is ready for the Making Tax Digital initiative
By April 2019, the majority of business owners will be required to maintain digital records using compatible software in order to comply with HMRC rules. ... Read more
DR KAMRAN SHAIKH,
 Morgan Reach
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: NatWest
Want to feel on top of your business admin? Find out how FreeAgent can sort out the mess and stress of managing business finances
"Tired of spreadsheets, keeping track of receipts, chasing invoices? Want to feel more in control of your business finances wherever you are? Hear from a small ... Read more
Andy King,
 Channel Enablement Manager,
 FreeAgent
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Rannd UK
Grow your business with R&D tax credit experts: 10 years of financially rewarding SME Innovation
The R&D tax credits scheme was introduced by the UK government in April 2000 for SMEs and large companies who carrying out qualifying research & ... Read more
Phil Tooley,
 consultant,
 Randd UK
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: UK Export Finance
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Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: The Landlords Pension
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16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Wise Software
Navigating The ERP Maze – How To Choose The Right Partner For Your Business
"It’s one of the most important purchasing decisions your business will make, and the future growth of the company rests on the outcome. With ... Read more
Jon Roberts,
 Sales Manager,
 OrderWise
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: CPiO
Effective relief for IT headaches
"The decision to invest in technology is a decision you cannot afford to get wrong, particularly when you’re a small enterprise. It’s not just about ... Read more
Joel Campbell,
 Cloud Consultant,
 CPiO
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Slide (Cashfac)
Is your bank doing enough for you?
Banking is considered a necessary evil of running a business. Many of them are criticised for the solutions they provide. This session will focus on ... Read more
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Advanced
Is the backbone of the UK economy burning out?
Find out how SMEs can reimagine their business by embracing technology to rethink, recharge and reshape their businesses ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 13:25
Organisation: Aptimise
The future of Accounts Payable with real end-to-end automation
"The majority of businesses today still rely on manual Accounts Payable processes. These result in lots of pain points, suboptimal usage of company resources and ... Read more
Austin,
 Sales Executive,
 APtimise
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Destructive Digital
Be Small, Act Big
Looking at how we, as a small company, use processes and automation to drive lead generation, manage multiple projects and scale our team. ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Blue Bridge One
Focus on getting better, and bigger takes care of itself
Stories from the front line: Learn how to slash IT costs and eliminate outdated processes by selecting a single management suite in the cloud, operating ... Read more
Dan Stackhouse,
 cloud expert,
 Blue Bridge One
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: MET Cloud
Cyber security is a ‘Game Changer’
Ian Vickers will talk about how adopting better cyber security will result in significant increases to your profitability. ... Read more
Ian Vickers,
 METCloud
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Cerberus Networks
Will full fibre broadband fix the UK’s productivity issues?
"There have been many bold promises from tech companies recently, with each new big thing claiming to revolutionise the way we’ll work. Meanwhile, UK company ... Read more
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Salpo
Most CRMs are sh…ocking. Here’s why…
Paul Lawrence looks at issues that plague most CRM systems and suggests organisations should demand more. Contact management is still key, especially in the wake ... Read more
Paul-Lawrence,
 Salpo Technologies
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Ascarii
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Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Khaos Control
Integrating stock control, supplier management, EPOS and more to achieve a clear view of profitability
Khaos Control will explain how SMEs can integrate a range of functions across the business and achieve a more accurate and more dynamic view of ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: RemiTech
How secure cloud solutions can transform the way that small and medium-sized businesses operate
David Remington will explain how to save time and avoid replicated tasks and content across the business using secure, robust cloud technology. ... Read more
David Remington,
 Remitech
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Advanced
Is the backbone of the UK economy burning out?
Find out how SMEs can reimagine their business by embracing technology to rethink, recharge and reshape their businesses ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: EDRF Systems Analytics
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16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Marketing and Strategy Group, Aston Business School, & Vice Chair, CIM
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Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Procoms
Practical tips on how to drive new business through telesales
Tracey will talk about the process, monitoring & managing telesales teams and provide some guidance on how GDPR/PECR will impact telesales & email marketing. ... Read more
Tracey McInnes,
 telemarketing,
 Procom Connections
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Saltwistle Communications & Vice Chair, CIM
Winning Pitches
Using marketing communications to approach RFPs, proposals and pitches and increase your business win ratio ... Read more
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Trident
Cutting through the noise and standing out from the crowd
The success of your marketing activity is dependent on a few key factors, but there are fundamentals that must be at the forefront of your ... Read more
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: Routes4Media
HOW SMES CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO ACQUIRE NEW CUSTOMERS
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Enterprise Nation
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Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Whistl (Doordrop Media)
Unlocking Leaflet Distribution for the SME market
"In an ever evolving digital world, how does leaflet advertising compare as a marketing channel? What is its true capabilities?

Mark Davies has ... Read more
MARK DAVIES,
 MANAGING DIRECTOR,
 WHISTL (DOORDROP MEDIA) LTD
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: 24/7 Email Data
Maximising ROI on email marketing
Peter Wainwright will discuss how to build maximally effective and completely compliant email marketing campaigns. ... Read more
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: The Supper Club
The secrets to scaling a business for a 21st century entrepreneur
Only 1 in 20,000 of us builds a business with over 250 staff? Why is this? What do they do that most of us don’t? ... Read more
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: CIM
Content Marketing for Non-Marketeers
Creating the right content to interest and influence your target segments, whether you work in marketing or not ... Read more
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Brewd Marketing
How agile marketing solves current complex SME marketing challenges
Agile marketing offers SMEs the chance to take better control of their capital spend, campaign budgets and content marketing. In this seminar, we discuss the ... Read more
Steev Glover,
 Founder and Director,
 Brewd Marketing
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Viewble Media
How to cut through the noise and deliver engaging messages in-store with digital signage.
As marketers, we know bricks and mortar retailers are in an intense state of competition, not just with each other, but with online retailers and ... Read more
Steven Antoneemootoo,
 Head of Sales UK & Europe,
 Viewble Media
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: YELL Business
Why your online reputation is more important than ever
Emma explains why it’s more important than ever to be on top of your online reputation, and highlights key solutions to the issues faced by ... Read more
Emma Hill,
 Marketing Manager,
 Yell
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Experian
Make better decisions about your business, suppliers and customers
Experian will explain why and how the best SMEs make sure they understand the behaviours and credit worthiness of new customers and suppliers before taking ... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: McCann
How NOT to use an Ad Agency
For full details go to the website ... Read more
16th October 2018
17th October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: EEF
The Employment Tribunal Landscape
In light of the abolition of ET fees last year and the subsequent rise in ET claims, EEF’s Kam Bains gives an overview of current ... Read more
Kam Bains,
 Solicitor and Senior Adviser,
 EEF
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: HR4UK
Working with a trusted HR partner to help meet your business objectives
Paul Martin explains how working with a trusted HR partners enables SMEs to focus on products, customers and growth while ensuring that people are looked ... Read more
Paul Martin,
 Director of Business Development,
 HR:4UK
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: Intellectual Property Office
Everyone Owns Intellectual Property what do you own? Once you have an idea that puts you ahead of the pack, imitations and rip-offs could follow, unless you take steps to protect your originality.
"Intellectual Property gives you the basis for securing the commercial rights to what makes your business unique. In a world where ideas can easily be ... Read more
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: Hive 360
Employee engagement: the powertool to grow your business
At a time where standing out becomes ever more important to attract and retain talent, employee engagement is a powerful tool to get your business ... Read more
David McCormack,
 Managing Director,
 Hive 360
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: RFHR Solutions
Save time and money and become a more flexible business by opting for pay-as-you-go HR
SMEs need to focus on revenue generating activities first and foremost. So any opportunity to outsource back office functionality can look compelling. But in the ... Read more
Robert Fryers,
 RF HR Solutions
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: NatWest
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Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: T4C
Helping SMEs growth through financing and funding
T4C explains how in the course of seeking funding, businesses can recognise opportunities to improve their processes and make savings at the same time as ... Read more
John Hesketh,
 T4C
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Vestd
Streamlining the process of sharing ownership with your team
"Ifty Nasir explains how SMEs need not struggle with the cumbersome, dated processes that have traditionally made it challenging to set up and administer legally ... Read more
Time: 16:00 - 16:30
Organisation: ACAS
Mental Health in the Workplace
"The presentation will outline the following:
The ACAS framework for positive mental health at work, and how Managers, Staff and Individuals can work towards a ... Read more
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Organisation: Marriane Page
How to free yourself from the day to day of your business
With 27 years with McDonald’s (the masters of systemisation) under her belt, Marianne has witnessed scale and growth of epic proportions. For the last ... Read more
Time: 10:45 - 11:15
Organisation: Talie Prowse
Attracting and retaining talent
"I am Natalie Snow founder and CEO of Talie Prowse. I am a self confessed workaholic, shopaholic and am always dreaming of big ideas to ... Read more
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Organisation: A2D Solutions
Change bt design (not by threat)
"We are still getting it wrong and we still don’t know the difference between Change and Transformation
In this ever volatile and fast paced world ... Read more
Alun Parry,
 A2D Solutions
Time: 12:15 - 12:45
Organisation: ACAS
Common pitfalls encountered by SME'S and the support ACAS can offer to help avoid them
Any business seeking to expand will at some time require additional employees or workers. Getting the most out of your workforce is an essential underpin ... Read more
Malcolm Boswell,
 Director,
 ACAS
Time: 13:00 - 13:30
Organisation: Intellectual Property Office
Everyone Owns Intellectual Property what do you own? Once you have an idea that puts you ahead of the pack, imitations and rip-offs could follow, unless you take steps to protect your originality.
"Intellectual Property gives you the basis for securing the commercial rights to what makes your business unique. In a world where ideas can easily be ... Read more
Time: 13:45 - 14:15
Organisation: Ambit
Is your management of workplace driving a prison sentence waiting to happen?
"Anyone driving any vehicle whilst representing your organisation to carry out a business-related activity, is classed as driving for work. This includes:
Direct staff
Contractors
... Read more
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Organisation: Cranfield Business School
From Inception to Exit: my no-nonsense retrospection on where it all went wrong. And where it all went right.
Time: 15:15 - 15:45
Organisation: Higher level Skills Match
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