Events

These events are open to companies enrolled on the Business Growth Programme. We publish them here to give you a flavour of the support available. If your company is not yet registered, you can apply to join the programme.

The PR power hour – design agencies

22 October 2019

Workshop

Learn about the value of public relations, how to develop a successful strategy to get your business into the media, how to measure KPIs from a PR campaign, and the nuances of how your company can stand out within the design sector.

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Identifying and prioritising your different audiences

23 October 2019

Workshop

Louise Kavanagh, Director, Purposeful Marketing invites you to consider and prioritise the different audiences you need to engage with to achieve business growth.

Using a range of tools, you will learn how to identify your different audiences, including customers; assess their value to the business; understand their characteristics and develop personas in order to better shape your products/offers, customer proposition and engagement strategies.

Mindful productivity with The Practical Balance

24 October 2019

Workshop

One of the biggest challenges faced by founders is that feeling of so much to do and so little time to do it. In this session, you’ll learn how to manage your energy and attention by working with your natural rhythms, how to plan and prioritise work, rest and play, and how to deal with the twin plagues of perfectionism and procrastination. You’ll discover the tools to help you become more present and more mindful to unlock your creative energy, as well as connect and communicate more authentically.

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The PR power hour – Proptech

30 October 2019

Workshop

Attendees will learn about the value of public relations, how to develop a successful strategy to get your business into the media, how to measure KPIs from a PR campaign, and the nuances of how your company can stand out within the Proptech sector.

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Collaborating with corporates – is it right for you?

31 October 2019

Workshop

Many large companies have some sort of "startup" initiative. Why is it happening, what does it mean, and is this the right approach for you and your business? This workshop with Venture Agenda focuses on sharing experiences and providing an action plan for engaging with larger organisations.  

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Business planning for growth

5 November 2019

Workshop

A sound business plan should reflect a business' present reality and its future potential. In this workshop, Bill Cogan, Partner, Invictus Strategy Associates discusses how to develop the strategies, necessary assets and growth plans to help you thrive in today’s disruptive markets and scale your business towards an exit. 

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Meet the corporate: Smarter London Together

6 November 2019

Workshop

London’s Smart City Roadmap was launched in 2018 and sets out the path for transforming London into the smartest city in the world and looks at addressing key city challenges through the use of data and technology. This workshop provides an update on where London’s Smart Cities agenda stands a year later and introduces the key initiatives looking to deliver this transformation. 

This session is invite only, please contact your Business Growth Manager for more information.

Lead generation for creative businesses with The Future Factory

6 November 2019

Workshop

Lead generation is an invaluable new business tool but the thing people tend to find most daunting. Kimi Gilbert, Training & Development Director, The Future Factory, will give you the confidence and techniques to make new business approaches in a softer way, build a pipeline of opportunities and arrange new business meetings that contribute to the growth of your creative focused business.

This session is invite only, please contact your Business Growth Manager to discuss attending.

The PR power hour – fintech

6 November 2019

Workshop

Attendees will learn about the value of public relations, how to develop a successful strategy to get your business into the media, how to measure KPIs from a PR campaign, and the nuances of how your company can stand out within the fintech sector.

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How to improve cash flow and boost business value

7 November 2019

Workshop

In this practical and interactive workshop with Bibi Martin, Founder, BMIM Cash Flow explores how to look at your business through the lens of cash, gain an insight into what really makes money, how to work out what your business is worth, and how to generate returns.

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Raising angel finance

7 November 2019

Workshop

Join Colin Spiller from Angels Den for a workshop on raising investment and angel finance. This session is designed to help you consider whether angel investment is an appropriate source of funding for your business compared to other finance options and provide practical advice on how best to find, approach and maximise your relationship with angel investors. 

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How to access alternative funding

12 November 2019

Workshop

Join Hari Sandhu, Founder of EmpowerRD and member of HMRC’s R&D tax credit consultative committee, for a session exploring the government funding landscape. This workshop will look at how to access the full spectrum of public funding options available, including R&D capital allowances and tax credits, Patent Box, and Innovate UK Loans, as well as providing guidance on writing grant applications and the range of free and paid advisory support available. 

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How to build your team and protect your business 

13 November 2019

Workshop

Join Business Growth Programme Partner Joelson for a masterclass on employment risk and reduction. Covering a range of initiatives that will enhance the way you recruit, engage, manage, retain and develop your employees to securely grow and protect your business. 

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Impact investment with Bethnal Green Ventures

14 November 2019

Workshop

You are invited to join us at this exclusive roundtable hosted by NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator to discuss impact investment. Bethnal Green will share their insights on how to maximise your potential to receive this kind of fund. They will also discuss how companies and investment funds can deliver value for shareholders at the same time that they create positive social and environmental change.

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Pitch for business

14 November 2019

Workshop

Pitch for business is a hands-on workshop aimed at business owners who need to pitch to customers and potential partners. If you want to take your business to the next level, it’s vital you know how to pitch your business to sell more to existing customers, sell to new markets, sign partnerships and convince the best talent to join you.

 

This session is invite only, please contact your Business Growth Manager to discuss attending.

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Developing a sales toolkit

20 November 2019

Workshop

Join Rose Lewis, CEO and Co-Founder of Collider, for a workshop to help you answer a common question: how do you retain and up-sell to your customers? This session will cover just that, as well as the end-to-end sales process, best practice, tips and tricks.

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Roundtable: leadership

21 November 2019

Workshop

What kind of leader are you? By understanding how you fit into the team, whatever size, you will start to generate the skills to be a better leader. Join Business Growth Programme Strategic Partner Laura Capell-Abra from No More Ifs Or Buts for this interactive discussion exploring the challenges around leadership as you scale your business.

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Meet the investor: Downing Ventures

21 November 2019

Workshop

Starting a business can be overwhelming, especially if you have been bootstrapping since inception. This workshop will take you on a journey to help you understand the types of investment available, as well as getting investment ready and looking at how to increase your network with the investor community.

 

This session is invite only, please contact your Business Growth Manager to discuss attending.

B2B sales acceleration workshop with Ben Wright

26 November 2019

Workshop

One of the biggest challenges any B2B startup faces is creating and scaling a successful sales team that delivers consistent and predictable revenue. The key to delivering this is to develop a consistent sales process that ensures your entire sales team - whether your team has one or 20 members – has a common understanding of the best practices at every stage of the sales cycle.

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Evaluating and scaling your digital engagement activities

27 November 2019

Workshop

By understanding the value and measuring the impact of your digital marketing activities and how insights can be applied, you will feel more confident in making decisions about your engagement strategies and potential returns on investments insights that can be applied to your business.

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Ecommerce and innovation

3 December 2019

Workshop

At this panel hosted with IN-CO you will hear from senior leaders from corporates in the ecommerce space discuss topics at the forefront of the retail sector.

For more details, please ask your Business Growth Manager.

Meet the corporate: Oracle

12 December 2019

Workshop

Find out how you can engage with this amazing technology company and how the organisation supports the UK/Ireland startup ecosystem.

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Meet the investor: Octopus Ventures

(Date & Venue TBC)

Workshop

This session is invite only, please contact your Business Growth Manager to discuss attending.

Creating successful engagement strategies 

(Date & Venue TBC)

Workshop

Having defined and prioritised your audiences you can now begin to create the best strategies to reach, interest and engage them. In this workshop with Sila NurIsik, Co-Founder, Mind the Ad you will be introduced to the key marketing channels and how they can be used to your advantage,assessing their value and developing affordable strategies to drive your business forward. 

Digital channels and branding audit

(Date & Venue TBC)

Workshop

Sila NurIsik, Director, Mind The Ad has over nine years’ experience in multiple marketing disciplines, delivering projects to leading brands and startups to help with their digital journeys. These 1:1 sessions are available to review your business branding and the digital channels that you use. 

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