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Theatre 5

Wednesday 15th May

Thursday 16th May


11.00 - 11.30

Alison Standish

How colour can benefit your business, customers, employees and you

Colour is not just for sight, it impacts us physically, emotionally and psychologically and can transform our daily lives. 85% of product or service purchases are influenced by colour, but colour also affects our working environment, health and wellbeing. Learn how to harness its potential to increase productivity and create brand awareness. Support positive mental health in the workplace and create coercive team environments by building effective relationships and rapport.


11.45 - 12.15

Melanie Philippides

“I’m Done” – How Relationship Trauma Can Sabotage Your Business

Your psychological well-being plays a big part in determining the success of your business. Stress, psychological abuse and trauma caused by relationships in your personal life – both current and past- can have a significant impact on your mental health and consequently affect your motivation, physical health, focus and work productivity. I will show you why throwing yourself into more work as a method of distraction can hinder your Company’s progress.


12.30 - 13.00

John Kent

Alternative Funding.. Where to go if your bank says No

This seminar covers the reasons why despite increasing demand, High Street funding remains difficult to access for the SME Sector and Property Professionals. But also, highlights the growing number of alternative lenders with access to capital and a strong appetite to lend. Finally, we discuss who and where these lenders are and how to find out which is the right lender to approach.


13.15 - 13.45

Jordan Phillips

Why website user experience is key and how to optimise for it

In the majority of cases, we have a website to generate enquiries / sales. If your website isn''t doing this then you''re missing out on a massive opportunity. This workshop will give you the tools to implement improvements to your website quickly and easily. User experience is key! Far too often, we design websites and platforms based on our needs.


14.00 - 14.30

Arvind Sharma

Outsourcing as a growth strategy for SMEs – Getting it right

Outsourcing is not merely a business decision to save costs. If done right, it is a strategy that can bring great rewards as a growth strategy. We call it ‘Right-sourcing’. This seminar will highlight the opportunities and challenges with outsourcing, explore on what to outsource and what to insource, how to ensure confidentiality, how to best negotiate when dealing offshore and making formidable alliances with your vendors for best results.


14.45 - 15.15

Steve Atkins

Cyber Security Threats to Business

This seminar is aimed at educating business owners and senior management on the current threats to their business from cyber attacks, considerations on how to protect themselves as well as educate their staff on how to be vigilant in spotting potential risks.


15.30 - 16.00

Ben Waters

Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

Discover the top mistakes business owners make, and let me show you how to easily avoid making them. In this quick and simple talk – I’ll show you how to transform your business into a profit making machine. Each attendee will get a free copy of my book worth £30 – The Business Owner’s Bible: The ultimate guide to a foolproof marketing machine for any business regardless of niche, industry or location


16.15 - 16.45

Phil Mitchell & Daryl Tompkins

Optimising your website for conversions and driving website traffic.

In this seminar Phil and Daryl will discuss setting your site up for optimal conversion rates and how to monitor the effectiveness going forward utilising visitor recordings, heat maps and more. They will then go on to speak about how to drive visitors to the website and the many free and paid sources available.


17.00 - 17.30

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.