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Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May


11.00 - 11.30

Patrick Herrlinger

Getting It Right From The Start: Setting Up Your Business Properly

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.


11.45 - 12.15

Kevin Maddison

Does A Small Business Really Need a CRM System?

Is the complex CRM revolution something small business owners should take advantage of? The fact is the term CRM (or Client Relationship Management) creates very different ideas about what it is capable of helping small businesses with. Most CRM systems fail because its implementation is poorly planned or poorly managed. Remember CRM systems will not take away the need to do the work nor will a CRM make the tea!


12.30 - 13.00

Glenn Ackroyd

The 17 Startling Thing That Super Successful Franchise Owners Do

If you’re even half serious about buying and running a successful franchise that could earn you a significant and secure income whilst building a business that grows into a very saleable asset, you can’t afford to miss this rare opportunity to see franchise specialist Glenn Ackroyd speak in public. Glenn will also reveal The “Legal Booby Trap” you need to side-step to build a stress free franchise business.

13.15 - 13.45

Claire Whittaker

Crime and Cyber

How does Crime and Cyber impact on business and what challenges do we all face in business when thing go wrong, this session will help you understand your exposure to Cyber Crime and how having the correct insurance in place can protect you.


14.00 - 14.30

David Macdonald

What will the rest of your life cost?

International Speaker David will show you how to achieve ultimate financial security steadily building wealth outside your business rather than just relying on selling it. Taking 20 years of financial experience; David has simplified the financial planning process into 3 simple stages which he will share with you. This session is packed with useful information and practical takeaways that can be applied at any stage of your business journey.


14.45 - 15.15

Michael Bradshaw

Apprenticeship Levy: delivering value to provide a return on investment

As part of the government’s commitment to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020, the apprenticeship levy has been introduced and there’s no way of escaping it. Join our seminar with Michael Bradshaw, our Corporate Partnerships Director, to discover how your organisation can reap the rewards of improved productivity, loyalty and staff turnover through the apprenticeship levy.


15.30 - 16.00

Robert Weeks

Don’t let your internet connection drown your business

In just a few years, our idea of what we should be able to do on the internet has changed significantly, and even the smallest business owner can now be expected to suddenly be a technical expert too. The explosion in the use of bandwidth can also cause significant stresses on doing business online, and Robert will aim to explain to you in plain English how to meet these challenges