Some of the world's best known, most influential and innovative Entrepreneurs & business leaders are coming to Manchester to share their experiences and impart business advice that money just cannot buy. The full seminar timetable will be available a couple of weeks before the show. Register today, completely free, and we will email you the timetable as soon as it is available - ensuring you don’t miss out on the seminars you want!
Former Chief Exec at Manchester United, Current Vice-Chairman at The FA & UK Vice-President of FIFA
Former Chief Exec at Manchester United, Current Vice-Chairman at The FA and UK Vice-President of FIFA.
David studied at the University of Birmingham , becoming a chartered accountant before working in America. Working in finance, the type of companies Gill has worked for ranges from The BOC Group to Avis Rent A Car System. He served as vice-chairman of the G-14 management committee until the G-14 was disbanded. David then joined Manchester United PLC, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, in 1997 as finance director. In August 2000, he was promoted to deputy chief executive whilst retaining his responsibilities as finance director.
Then in 2005 David was promoted to Chief Executive. In May 2013, David Gill was elected to the UEFA Executive Committee at the 2013 UEFA Congress in London, where 53 member associations voted for candidates to fill eight seats.
Founder of Social Chain
Views, likes, retweets, shares, comments; are all ways in which we engage online. This is measurable, this is the industry norm, but what if there’s something more valuable and meaningful that determines the success of capturing an audience.
Steven will discuss how going to a deeper level by making people ‘feel’ something is the real driving force behind engagement.
Steven Bartlett is a 23-year-old entrepreneur, public speaker, and the Chief Executive Officer of international social media agency, Social Chain. He received the Lloyds TSB young entrepreneur of the year award in 2013 for his success in creating a web based platform aimed at students.
Steven Bartlett has spoken publicly about how he spent nights sleeping on benches in London so he could attend business meetings when he had no money, and also resorted to shoplifting as he could not afford to eat.
Steven went on to create Social Chain. The company’s success is based on its ownership of hundreds of popular social media accounts which are used to promote consumer brands.
Vicki Wusche - From benefit mum to a cash flowing property business success
Owner of Wusche Associates
Vicki’s story is inspiring and practical. Focused business objectives have helped Vicki identify a repeatable business model that offers value to clients, generates a healthy income and fills a need in the market. Does your business take what you do best, package it irresistibly for your clients, getting them to pay well, yet feel like they have a bargain and generate enough profit that it is worth your time?
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.
Google - Tell Your Story Online
Simon McCaskill; Digital Garage from Google
The first step towards making the most of the internet is to show off the best of your business online. Make your website shine, on computers and mobile devices, develop rich content, and learn about the importance of measuring success with analytics.
Your Responsibilities Running a Limited Company
Paul Hughes; Events Manager at Companies House
Companies House incorporates and dissolves limited companies, registers the information companies are legally required to supply, and makes that information available to the public. Learn what your responsibilities are.
How to take control of your utility bills
Jo Ragdale; Co-Founder & Director at The Energy Manager
All you need to know about your electricity, gas and water, explained simply.
What do I need to think about when starting up? How to manage credit and get the best value for money.
Now I'm up and running and growing what should I be doing? How can I make changes in the utility markets work for my business?
What women want: tapping into female entrepreneurs' potential
Kelly Gilmour-Grassam; Owner at Making You Content
Over the past decade, we’ve seen a surge of women joining the ranks of the self-employed. Collectively, female-led businesses contribute £3.51 billion to the UK economy, and yet Britain is still leagues behind the US where women in enterprise are concerned.
Why does it matter? Well, if the UK was to achieve the same level of female entrepreneurship as can be found across the pond, Britain would benefit from another 900,000 business startups. It would boost the UK economy by a staggering £23 billion.
This session will explore the untapped potential of women in enterprise, what women want in order to start and build a successful business, and how we can overcome the challenges still facing female entrepreneurs to drive a stronger, more diverse economic landscape for Britain.
How businesses can cut costs by getting help from a barrister
Paul Mosson; Director of Services at The Bar Council
Innovation within the legal sector over the last decade has led to easier access to the specialist advisory and advocacy services of barristers, often reducing costs to businesses. Barristers can often give you a quick answer to your chances of success avoiding unnecessary drawn-out legal costs and can offer alternative dispute resolution services, such as mediation and arbitration. The Bar Council’s subsidiary, BARCO, can handle businesses’ legal-process related financial matters too. Attend this session to learn about how barristers are helping businesses and individuals save money while helping them resolve complex legal matters.
The two blind spots when growing a business
Gary King; MD at Tendo
Tendo are business growth experts helping entrepreneurs to develop the successful business they want and have the lifestyle they desire. They work across many sectors and use a unique strategy business model to deliver sustainable results. Tendo are passionate about strategy and have helped over 160 businesses to grow. Attendees will leave with greater clarity on some of the growth challenges in their business, including the two blind spots, how to start to think about overcoming them as well as a few growth tips that can be implemented immediately.
The Digitalisation of Cash
Paul Heaton; Marketing & Propositions Manager at Corporate, Worldpay
Is cash on its way out? What will take its place? In this seminar Worldpay addresses the technological affects, the cost of cash to businesses and the consumer trends and innovations causing disruption and driving change to the way businesses accept payments now and in the future.
Laws of attraction, development and retention for employers
Katie Bancroft, Managing Director at Talent HR & Recruitment
A thought provoking session for employers of all sizes. Discussing how to attract, manage, develop and retain employees by considering a seamless recruitment through to retention approach; ensuring you have, and keep, employees who are right now for your future.
Create, Innovate & Protect - Intellectual Property explained
Gary Townley; Events Manager at the Intellectual Property Office
The seminar will cover the four main areas of intellectual property (trade-marks, patents, designs and copyright) and how to protect Intellectual Property rights. It’s a great opportunity for all businesses looking for the latest information and advice on IP - direct from the Intellectual Property Office.
Gary has been working in the field of Intellectual Property for over 30 years, and has been helping businesses develop and protect their creativity using IP.
18 Secrets that Super Successful Business Owners Know and Do…that most business owners either don't know or don't do!!
Nigel Botterill, CEO at Entrepreneurs Circle
This is a high energy, fast paced, and engaging seminar from one of the UK's top entrepreneurs, and founder of Entrepreneurs Circle, Nigel Botterill. His refreshingly blunt analysis and straight-talking style makes this seminar a session that you simply won't want to miss - whatever business or sector you are in - and it will help you loads.
Nigel has built EIGHT separate Million Pound Plus businesses - from scratch - in the last decade - so he knows a lot about what it takes to be super-successful.
Getting It Right from The Start: Setting Up Your Business Properly
Patrick Herrlinger; Partnership Development Manager at Cashplus
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.
From Brexit to Trump: How digital has changed the world and how it will change your business
Ross Cox; Commercial Director at FSB in association with Handle
Every day, customers, suppliers, influencers and others make decisions about your business based on your digital profile; but how do you know the full extent of what they are seeing, and how can you influence that in a way that has positive outcomes for your business?
There is more digital information about your business than ever before, and more and more people and using this to make decisions that can have an impact on your success. This inclused whether a customer buys from you, being able to acquire payment terms you want, to mazimising your options for attracting investment.
This session will explain how professional digital profiling allows you ro see your complete business profile in one place and can give your the tools to influence your business's profile.
Safeguarding your brand, maximising your assets
Gary Johnston; Partner at Mathys & Squire
Join the team from Mathys & Squire for invaluable guidance on protecting your brand at home and overseas, and advice on developing a strategy to minimise risk and cost when entering new markets, such as the EU, China and United States.
How to Keep Your Customers Happy – Findings from Worldpay’s Consumer Behaviour and Payments Report
Christopher Crang; Head of Corporate Marketing at Worldpay
Who are today’s consumers? What do they expect from their shopping experience? With consumers, more connected than ever before, these two questions underpin the success of every business today and in the future. In this seminar, Worldpay uncovers what consumers like and dislike in their shopping journey.
Is your Business Built to Grow?
Royston Guest; CEO of PTI Worldwide and Author of ‘Built to Grow’
If you’re frustrated by lack of growth in your business or overwhelmed with the task of ramping up business growth, then this seminar is for you. Learn the formula for growing businesses and walk away with a blueprint for delivering accelerated, sustained and profitable growth.
Don't just sign it! Survive the small print and trade with confidence
Rachel Flower; Founder of Serenwood
Understand 5 essential (but simple) contracts you need in business to prevent legal headaches. Practical tips to review any contract you're asked to sign. Easily protect your business to concentrate on making it successful without worry. Straightforward contract law from an experienced but unstuffy lawyer who loves helping businesses grow.
1-2-1 Expert Appointments
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Secrets of Selling Workshops
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Facilitated Networking Area
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Digital Marketing Studio
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