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Thursday 16th Novemeber

Friday 17th November


11.00 - 11.30

Lucy Auchincloss

Improve outcomes by understanding our communication styles

We will look at why we communicate the way we do, the signs of different communication styles and how we can use that knowledge to optimise and achieve our desired outcomes.


11.45 - 12.15

Dee Edwards

Managing your company fleet and running it efficiently

Running a fleet whether it is one or multiple vehicles can be a major headache and can take up time and costs to your business if not managed properly. Our seminar will give you an insight into the best way to manage your fleet and company car drivers. Giving you tips on funding, company car policy, banding of fleet, P11d and BiK values and fleet management with Q&A to finish.


12.30 - 13.00

Haydn Walker

Create, Innovate & Protect – Intellectual Property explained

Businesses create and use IP all the time, perhaps without realising it. Whether it is the name of your company, branded products, website or even marketing materials, the value of IP can far outweigh the value of your physical assets. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) helps businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs understand how IP can create value from their ideas, turning inspiration into sustainable business success.


14.00 - 14.30

Andy Bailey

How to Evaluate Business Software

The cloud business software market has matured and with an increasing number of start-ups offering solutions it is becoming more difficult, and more time-consuming, to choose between them. Should you go with best of breed? An integrated suite? Or something else entirely? Find out how to evaluate which solutions are best for you and your business with Andy Bailey, founder and CEO of Octopus Blue. The Business Software Experts.


14.45 - 15.15

Claire Lloyd

PeopleApex’s Guide to Digital Transformation.

In today''s world of ''war for talent'', employees are customers. An organisation''s growth and achievements are direct reflection of employees working with the organisation. ''Employee Engagement'' is paramount for the success of an organisation. Now, Digitalisation of HR function is the mandate in the most of the organisation. Diverse workforce from baby boomers to millennial have very different expectations from HR. Expectation is not only on ''what'' but also on ''how'' aspects also. Future of HR function will be very different than what we see now. PeopleApex an enterprise Human Capital Management solution, is to enable organisations'' HR digitalisation by standardising processes keeping ''winner uniqueness'' intact, provides mobility solution for HR and employees, real-time reports and analytics, allowing organisations to rightly balance centralisation and decentralisation of HR processes.


15.30 - 16.00

Paul Sparkes

Using HR tech to realise the full potential of employees

There is widespread fear that tech is replacing the role of humans in the workplace but the right technology can actually empower employees to become more efficient, productive and reach their full potential. Focusing specifically on HR tech, this advice-led seminar will provide practical tips for organisations of any size to action when they leave the show, regardless of whether or not they have a dedicated Human Resources department.


16.15 - 16.45

Warren Knight

How-To Become A Social Media Superstar

In this thought provoking seminar with Digital Transformation Strategist; Warren Knight, you will learn how to build your brand online using by telling your story, drive targeted traffic to your website as well as generate new leads through social selling in 2017. Warren will walk you through his proven step-by-step social media roadmap to achieve the end goal of increasing sales. As a business, you will learn how to connect with your audience, create shareable content and turn your followers into successful brand advocates