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Thursday 17th November

Friday 18th November


11.00 - 11.30

Jonathan Dowden

Start your business in a Weekend

Do you have an idea for a business? Confused about where to start? Does the thought of writing a business plan fill you with dread? This is the seminar for you, we will show you an effective way to get started and develop your idea into a successful, sustainable business without extensive business plans and market research upfront. All you need is an idea, an iPhone and the determination to succeed.


11.45 - 12.15

George Shaw


Before getting started, let’s quickly define what we mean by project failure. It’s quite simply coming up short when it comes to any one or more of the project deliverables on time, on budget, and to the expected quality. So a failing project could be down to anything from budget overrun to low margins to (non-billable) over-servicing to late delivery. Without any clear analysis of your strategy and business goals, you’ll lay a solid foundation for failure. The following 8 terrible tips will take you through exactly what you should be doing to mess up a project. Each is a proven formula for failure.


12.30 - 13.00

Lee McQueen

Raw Talent Academy: The story behind the success

When Raw Talent Academy, a successful recruitment company founded by former winner of The Apprentice, Lee McQueen, expanded quickly the company selected ADP as its preferred partner to streamline HR, payroll and talent management processes. Lee goes into the detail behind the story of Raw Talent Academy and shares the learnings of rapid growth within a business and the changes that had to be made to enable success.


13.15 - 13.45

Vicki Wusche

1. Build your credibility – grow your profit 2. From benefit mum to property business owner in 11 years

1. Build your credibility – grow your profit Profit is directly linked to the value you offer your clients. Exactly what are you offering and how do your clients find out about you? …. We can all see through Facebook likes and PR, but genuine credibility is built on expertise, customer experience and a broad consistent marketing funnel. What would happen if I Googled you? Do you really understand the value your are offering your clients. 2. From benefit mum to property business owner in 11 years Vicki’s story is inspiring and practical. Focused business objectives have helped Vicki identify a repeated 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?


14.00 - 14.30

David Hall

Top 5 benefits of moving to the cloud

Everyone has heard of the Cloud but what does it actually mean? Do you still have control of your data? Do you still need a server? Can it save you money? This short seminar will answer these questions and why maybe it is or isn’t a good idea.


14.45 - 15.15

Ian Cass

Turning Brexit into a business opportunity

Back on the 27th June the Forum responded to the decision to leave the EU to key political figures outlining a 10 point plant to help grow the economy. Ian talks about what our member’s reactions and what they wanted to see from our leaders and how they are now using Brexit as an opportunity to now contribute massively to a bright future ahead of the UK.


15.30 - 16.00

Tim Hore

Ten Step Guide To Video Production are pleased to invite visitors to learn about the best practices for current day video production through our Ten Step Guide. Stand no 776.


16.15 - 16.45

James Nicholson

How to rank your site on Google in 2017 and beyond

In this seminar, James Nicholson will discuss the latest ways of ranking your website in 2017. Tactics from years gone by have changed a great deal, so you need to ensure you are up to date with the latest techniques. James will also advise how you can avoid Google penalties such as Google Panda and Google Penguin.