Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success Roundtable (Pershore)

Mon 2nd Sep 2019 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wychavon District Council, Pershore , WR10 1PT

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“Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success” is a dynamic business support campaign created by Worcestershire Business Central to support the Growth of SME’s in Worcestershire that have strong ambitions, an entrepreneurial spirit, and are looking to maximise their opportunities inside and out of the County.

The aim of the events is to provide companies with information on key issues to consider at each various stages of the growth of a business which is directly linked to the number of employees in a company. In Worcestershire 80% of SMEs employ between 1-10 people, but SMEs of any size should consider four key pillars of Strategy, People, Execution of Strategy and Cash during the “Journey to Success”. At the events the audience will be introduced to the ‘Journey’ in partnership with Bizsmart, hear from the business who is going through their own ‘Journey’ and speakers who will cover the “Four Pillars” in more detail. Companies will then discuss, debate and take actions away to then implement into their company.



09:00 – 09:30 Arrival (Tea & Coffee)
09:30 – 09:35 Kevin Aisbitt (Worcestershire Business Central) – Introduction
09:35 – 09:40 Gary Woodman (WLEP) – Introduction
09:40 – 09:55 Kevin Brent (Biz-Smart) – Growth Journey Introduction
09.55 – 10:15 Claire Hill  (Hill HR) – The Importance of a Staff Handbook
10:15 – 10:35 Steve Parker (ICD International Company Development) – Understanding International Trade
10:35 – 10.55 Duncan Sutcliffe (Sutcliffe Insurance) – Cyber and Data Risks
10.55 – 11:05 BREAK (ALL)
11:05 – 12:10 Roundtable Discussion a: Where am I on the journey? b: How my business relates? c: Action Setting
12:10 – 12:30 Table Feedback
12:30 – 13:00 Light Lunch & Networking

In parallel to the “Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success” events, companies will be able have the opportunity to discuss issues in much more depth with peers at planned “Scale-up – Club” events being organised by BizSmart in partnership with Worcestershire Business Central.

Companies can attend all of the planned “Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success” events and the planned “Scale-up Club” events or dip in and out of both. We really want companies to take something away and work to implement actions into the business and then report back on progress at a “Finale” event that will be held once both activity streams have come to end before the end of the calendar year.

At the “Finale” event all companies who are present will be asked to feedback on their progress to actions, what this has meant to the business, and what it could mean in the future. The Peer Group will nominate which company has made the most progress. The company chosen will then receive a FREE video case mapping the history of its Journey.

For all companies who attend the “Inspiring Growth – Journey to Success” events and the “Scale-up – Club” events will be able to have a listing on the Inspiring Growth Directory on the Worcestershire Business website. That will not only highlight those businesses who are looking to grow in the County, but will be avaluable tool to share business skills that can be shared, and may be required from peers in the local area.

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