Some of the world's best known Entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their experiences and impart advice that money just cannot buy.
Love, Grief & Dundee United
Justine Mitchell; Founder of Chamomile Sanctuary, Co-owner and former Director of Dundee United Football Club
Justine’s story is truly extraordinary, packed with business lessons and experiences, including founding the award winning Chamomile Sanctuary and successfully operating in the male dominated arena that is Scottish football.
Reach New Customers Online
Gori Yahaya, Head of Training, Digital Garage from Google
Take the next step and make your business more visible online so that new customers can find you. Understand the cornerstones of digital marketing, and learn how to use online marketing tools to reach prospective customers.
Leadership in a Young Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Nick Cohen; Founder & CEO of PCR
Nick Cohen is the Founder and CEO of a well-known and fast growing Glasgow based IT provider - PCR. As a young, innovative entrepreneur, at the age of 13 Nick established his first business, PC Repair, from his bedroom at home. This then led onto opening two repair centres and eventually, as the company expanded with the market, PCR moved to focus solely on providing B2B IT support. With the advent of cloud computing, Nick quickly identified a more effective and efficient way to provide IT supports, which lead the company to launch their flagship bizanywhere service at the end of 2015. Come and listen to Nick’s journey from Technician, to Manager, to Leader.
(Click on the Microsoft Office 365 logo above to get a fantastic special offer!)
The Future of Work
Jaeson Middleton; Senior Marketing and Insight Manager at Vodafone Limited
In the next decade we know that a new generation will take over as business leaders but why is this any different to any other period of work. The truth is it presents a massive cultural driver for change, this generation and the next work and thinks differently, our initial research points to a burning platform for organisations to take advantage. At the same time, we are entering a world where every person, object and activity will potentially be connected. By focusing on elements of the changing landscape in combination with the cultural drivers, we can explore how this creates a picture of the Future of Work and some of the opportunities and obligations it presents leaders of today and tomorrow.
Why driving growth to create value is the business leaders key purpose
Russell Dalgleish, Managing Partner, Exolta Capital Partners
Russell will share the latest proven techniques for accelerating growth in your business based on Exolta client experience. He will demystify the worlds of funding raising, digital disruption and focus on what techniques to apply to create true value in your business.
Capitalising on the Opportunity
Learn how to identify exciting business opportunities, see potential where others don’t, and hone the initiative to capitalise before others do, while successfully evaluating risk. Drive critical mass through growing market share and build strong teams around yourself that deliver sustained value. Shaf Rasul will teach you how to motivate, organise and delegate for enduring business results.
Sales for Non-Sales People
Ben Kench; Author of Sales for Dummies & Founder of The Business Booster
Do you ever find yourself aware that you have to sell but feel uncomfortable with the whole 'selling' process and feel? Are you conscious that you need more sales and would like better profits but dont know how to sell without being a 'salesy' energy that you dont like?
In this enlightened session Ben Kench, author of Selling For Dummies will share his ideas to ease your worries! Selling can be fun and can be successful without feeling negative or pushy...Ben will show you how!
The power of networks
Sandy Kennedy; CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland
An important lesson to learn early on in your career as a business leader is that you simply cannot know everything. It’s vital you remain curious about how others work and that you keep learning. Join us to hear first-hand from Sandy Kennedy, Entrepreneurial Scotland, about the power of networks.
Jim Duffy MBE; Co-Founder of Entrepreneurial Spark and author of Create Special
Startups and early stage business need to show they are credible, backable and investable. This is a mindset and is hugely important as they move along the Travelator of investment to Create Special.
There are three investment inflection points and the entrepreneur needs to be ready and equipped at each stage.
This talk is geared to equipping anyone who wants to raise finance with the necessary mindset of investment to make them stand out.
What can the Supplier Development Programme do for you?
Gillian Cameron; Programme Manager at the Supplier Development Programme
Are you a Scotland based SME or third sector organisation? With over £11bn spent by the public sector in Scotland each year, find out how the Supplier Development Programme can help you expand your business by providing you with free training and support on how to find, compete for and win public sector contracts.
Finance and Records – Top Tips for Your Business
Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW
Keith Proudfoot and one of the ICAEW chartered Accountants from businessadviceservice.com (BAS) will look at the records your business needs to be keeping and how to source and raise business finance. The experts will share some “top tips” with you.
Further discussions and Q&A can take place at the BAS stand throughout the exhibition.
The Weakest Link?
Matthew Armsby - Partner at BC Technologies
Matthew started his IT career over 25 years ago, when security was not such a big issue. Things are different now. Your business data is under constant threat from so many angles. Matthew will take you through the simple steps you can take to secure your business in this new age of technology.
How To Successfully Expand Your Business through Franchising
Paul Mitchell; UK Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors
Franchising can be a very effective way to expand your business and reach a national or international market place. However, it is not an exercise you should enter into lightly, your franchisees will invest heavily in your sector knowledge and expertise, you therefore need a clearly thought out strategy and a carefully crafted suite of support documents and systems.
Paul Mitchell is UK Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors, the world’s leading business brokers and franchise consultants with over 200 franchised offices themselves.
Putting communications at the centre of your business strategy
Francis Quinn: VF ONB Unified Communication Specialist at PMGC
Telecoms; your most important asset – whether a SOHO, SME, SMB or Enterprise, learn how you can capitalise by Unifying your Communication with a single provider with the latest cloud-based communication technologies to put your business growth plans on the right track.
International E-Commerce - Why, Where & How?
Emil Stickland; CEO at Thrive Digital
There is a massive opportunity for UK companies to engage in cross-border ecommerce. It is estimated that international ecommerce will we worth £28bn to the UK by 2020. Emil will be providing an overview on Why, Where and How companies can achieve international ecommerce success.
HMRC, Tax and Your Business
Carl Bayley, ICAEW
Carl Bayley, an ICAEW chartered accountant from businessadviceservice.com (BAS), will look at the necessary interactions between business and HMRC. Carl is a “plain English” tax author and presenter and will share some “top tax tips” with the audience.
Discussions and Q&A on business issues can take place at the BAS stand throughout the exhibition.
Build a customer-first digital marketing strategy in just 30mins!
Paul Monteath; Director of The Digital Co
Digital marketing can be overwhelming. But did you know that a customer-first focus can make digital marketing more effective, efficient and easier to plan? In just 30mins we will show you how.
Every business owns IP. What do you own?
Gary Townley; Business Outreach Manager at the Intellectual Property Office
Successful businesses understand the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property for brand names, new inventions, new designs and creative work.
IP will account for a large part of the value of most businesses. We can help you understand the four main areas (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright).
3 degrees Social "A World Class Linkedin Training & Coaching Franchise"
Andy Gwynn; MD of 3degrees Social
Discover how the UK’s Leading LinkedIn Training and Coaching Franchise has enabled its Franchisees to realise their vision
You’ll visit many stands at the show and you’ll listen to many pitches about why you should invest, so let’s cut to the chase.
If your goals in life are to:
. Significantly increase your annual income north of £120,000
. Work with complete flexibility, anywhere in the world
. Help people and their businesses to exceed their goals
. Enjoy waking up in the morning making money whilst helping others
…then you are welcome to discover how this can be achieved through a powerful franchise formula created and proven by award winning Business Coach and UK’s leading LinkedIn Expert, Andy Gwynn.
Never before has there been a higher demand and genuine need for training and coaching around utilising LinkedIn to build relationships and make sales.
Never has there been a better time to understand how the 3degrees Social Franchise exceeds this and can help you to achieve your goals.
5 Essentials for future-proofing your IP offering
Dr Fiona Anne Edwards; European Patent Attorney, HGF Limited
Outlining practical steps any organisation can implement either where new IP-protection is under consideration, or for existing IP, and with topics ranging from easy-to-manage IP housekeeping aspect through to options for pro-active risk management in advance of negotiations/funding rounds, this Seminar has something for New Starts and flourishing businesses
1-2-1 Advice Kiosks
Kick-start or revitalise your business. We have assembled experts in the se... Read More
Secrets of Selling Sessions
Sales is the lifeblood of your business, these focussed, small group sessio... Read More
Microsoft Product Demonstration Area
Explore how owning a business can be transformed by the technology you use,... Read More
Digital Marketing Workshops
This year we will have specific workshops covering different aspects of dig... Read More