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Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 17th May


10.15 - 10.45

Rick Norgate

Managing work-life balance through technology

Summary - Technology means that the world of work and home are more blurred than they have ever been. See how modern technology can help employees better manage their work-life balance through the use of employee-centric solutions.


11.00 - 11.30

Vicki Wusche

Property Smart$ - six steps to financial freedom through property investment

Property Smart$ is a six-step system designed to help you develop and grow your property investment business. What if property was a way to guarantee your financial security – would you want to know how to get it right first time? Vicki will show you how to recognise your unrealised resources and leverage them so that you can make more money more easily from professional property investing.


11.45 - 12.15

Lucy Matthews

Boosting profitability by getting the right people talking about you

This is for small business owners who hate blowing their own trumpet but who know they are marvellous, and want to show others that they are the business, to work with. Lucy shares some of the important tactics and fundamentals of good PR gathered through her own varied 30+year career as a PR expert, and shows how using them strategically can get people talking about you, to seriously help your bottom line profits and personal happiness.


12.30 - 13.00

Richard Jackson

5 top tips to stay cyber secure

Cyber security is considered a priority by 74% of UK’s business managers. However, only 19% of companies invest in cyber security. Furthermore, all businesses employ online services in some form: using emails and social media, having a website or storing documents in the cloud. Attend FACT’s seminar to find out more about how to be secure online from our experts and learn the 5 top tips to stay cyber secure.


13.15 - 13.45

Richard Marsh

GDPR and the significance of encryption

With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force on 25th May 2018, encrypting your data is going to become a priority, if it isn’t already. This seminar will discuss why it is important to encrypt your data and why it is significant under the GDPR.


14.00 - 14.30

Adrian SC Brown

Road to Product Commercialisation

Starting a business to develop an idea is an exciting challenge but the success or failure often depends on your business development strategy. Nexus IE takes a look at how SME can develop a successful product strategy, attract funding and take their product all the way to market.


14.45 - 15.15

Craig Davies

Four things you need to build a successful consultancy business

“I need BIGGER Businesses.”- How to build a successful consultancy practice with big clients using only small business networking as your marketing platform. Anything is possible.


15.30 - 16.00

Sean Chumura

Protecting Data First – The Why and How!

Cyber and physical critical infrastructure operations are the foundation of National life and data is the foundation of cyber and physical critical infrastructure operations. Data moves at the speed of light; humans cannot. Addressing the foregoing realities and their growing promise and dangers, the presentation will make the case for recognizing and protecting data first and will describe the status quo correcting capacities required to achieve and sustain that end.


16.15 - 16.45

Adrian Allen

Idea to Market: Finance and Innovation Support for SMEs

From grants to investments, together with complementary advisory services, this session will provide an overview of the range of support available to help get your next product or service to market. Many companies are not aware of the assistance available, therefore innovation, supply-chain, access to finance and internationalisation support will be discussed, with many of these services free to UK businesses.


17.00 - 17.30

Bankim Chandra

Perfect blend for cost effective IT

What is the perfect blend of resourcing and project management for an IT project? Would it be more cost effective with all the work completed in the UK or could there be another method? Bankim Chandra of Dotsquares will be discussing how a blend of onshore and offshore resources can be used to allow you complete project control but take advantages of lower costs and equally talented resources abroad.