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Theatre 8

The timetable for the November show will be released soon...

Wednesday 14th November

Thursday 15th November


11.00 - 11.30

Ian Partington

Recruiting the right staff

People are the lifeblood of any business and recruiting them can be a minefield and expensive if not done correctly. We will outline what you should be thinking about before advertising for a role and the response options available to businesses to help you bring in your next superstar employee.


11.45 - 12.15

Alastair Thompson

How to win at international payments.

Sending and receiving money internationally is confusing. How much am I being charged? How much will be received? How long will it take? Was my reference included? Why can’t this be easy? Alastair will take you through his learnings from 12 years of working in international payments so you can become an expert in 30 minutes and get the best for your business.


12.30 - 13.00

Giulia Remondino

Can you become a genius?

Have you ever thought “I know this face, but I have no clue what the name is!"? Have you ever tried to learn a language just to give up after some time? What if you could commit anything to the long term memory? During this mind-blowing talk, you will learn a practical strategy to apply when you want to memorise long pieces of information.


13.15 - 13.45

Dominic Rothwell

Discover Franchising: Build a business for yourself, not by yourself

Franchising has shown itself to be both a resilient and adaptive industry, while each franchisor is unique they all offer certain benefits that greatly reduce risk and increase the likelihood of success. Year on year franchises continue to evidence their viability with greater success rates, lower risk and incomparable levels of support for new businesses. If you are interested in starting your own business but want the benefit of an established brand, model and support, then franchising may be for you.


14.00 - 14.30

Chris North

“Eyes on the money” – effective credit control and debt collection.

An introduction to the prevention and recovery of unpaid debt. Covering may aspects of good credit control practice including the importance of getting things right at point of sale, having in place appropriate terms and conditions, pertinent new regulations such as Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims’, as well as touching on the legal process of county court claims and insolvency action against your debtors.


14.45 - 15.15

Samiul Hussain

Know your cyber fraud Risks

A 30 minute presentation, highlighting the main Cyber threats UK SME’s face, with insights, and next steps on how you may safe from your Barclays Digital Engagement Manager.


15.30 - 16.00

Anthony Carty

SME finance – what are the options?

Helping you find the right funding for your business. What finance is out there, what you need to consider, piecing together the perfect finance package, and the cost of borrowing – what type of funding could add up for your business.


16.15 - 16.45



With the evolution and development of present-day innovations and digital marketing in businesses, little and medium organizations are doing all that they can- To know how digital marketing helps a business of their kinds. In the digital marketing field where business and trade are making a beeline for, Digital Marketing strategies, tools and techniques give businesses the best possibilities for competition, survival, sustaining abilities and business development.


17.00 - 17.30

Vicki Wusche

Are you ready to retire wealthy – five steps to living the rest of your life in style

The Wealthy Retirement Plan is a revolutionary new way of thinking about how you spend your time and money. We are going to live much longer than we think and reliance on state or private pensions will not help you live a wealthy retirement. Vicki shares the 5 principles you can follow NOW to ensure that your retirement is more about champagne and holidays than being lonely eating cold beans.