Fantastic range of speakers announced for Growth Twenty14!
Approaching 100 exhibitors, 6 inspirational workshops & lots of fantastic networking opportunities - don't miss Growth Twenty14 at Energus, Lillyhall, West Cumbria, 28th May 2014 from 10am - 4pm.
As well as the exhibition & great networking opportunities, you can choose from a great range of free workshops, helping you unlock the potential of your business. The programme for the day includes:
Doors and exhibition open (with the exhibition running all day)
11.15am - 12noon
"No company can stay a start-up forever": Entrepreneur to Leader, a natural journey?
From an entrepreneurs beginnings, the foundations of leadership must be created to prepare the business for growth and to weather turbulent economic conditions. Delivered by Kevin Foley, Chartered Management Institute NorthWest, this introductory session to leadership will focus on the transition from a start up and the leadership changes required to sustain business growth.
Websites and the Law
Whether your business already has a website or is planning to create one, failing to keep up and comply with the complex and changing legal rules can be fatal. Vaughan Jones from Burnetts Solicitors will look into these and provide an insight on how you can do a lot to lower your risks of doing business online.
1pm - 1.45pm
The benefits of innovation and financing growth opportunities
Russell McGrath and Stephanie Stafford from GrowthAccelerator's Access to Finance stream will look at the reasons why businesses should be innovative, the tools and techniques you can use to leap ahead of the competition and how to increase your chances of securing the finance you need.
Your business reputation in the digital world
One-way brand communication is no more - conversations are two-way affairs and it is vital you are an active participant to win the influence your business needs. John Heffernan from The Foundry Communications provides an insight in to how to keep your products and your brand relevant, influential and successful in the digital world.
2.45pm - 3.30pm
"Too many choices, too little time": How to navigate the marketing maze
Press or print? TV or radio? Instagram or Twitter? The ever-increasing amount of media choices have made it more difficult than ever before to select relevant ways to advertise your business. Sue Timpson from CFM Radio will look at where you can find your customers and, more importantly, what do you need to say to them when you do.
The innovation landscape in Cumbria
During this interactive workshop, Adrian Davis-Johnston from the Innovus Programme will ask the question "What is innovation?" with the aim to address what innovation encompasses and how open innovation and collaboration can significantly benefit your business.
Free one to one 30minute marketing clinics are also available with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Booking is essential for the workshops, marketing clinics and encouraged otherwise.
To book your place(s) email email@example.com. The whole event is free to attend - made possible through European Funding.
Growth Twenty14 is sponsored by Burnetts Solicitors and GrowthAccelerator's Access to Finance stream.
We look forward to seeing you there!All News