Date: 8th June 2016
Location: Apple Store, Trafford Centre, 146 Peel Ave, Manchester, M17 8BL
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
Due to demand the capacity for this event has now been increased
June ‘Helping your Business Grow’ Breakfast, Apple Store, Trafford
Join us for the next breakfast event in the ‘Helping your Business Grow’ series which will be hosted at the Apple Store, intu Trafford Centre.
With Venturefest Manchester 2016 taking place only three months later, the event will focus on innovation and will feature a guest speaker from a company where innovation and R&D are fundamental to the success of the business.
Tim Hall, Director of Healthy Step and a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme at Manchester Metropolitan University, will outline his journey from a professional career in traditional textile companies to moving into high performance materials and starting up Healthy Step.
The company has been designing, developing and manufacturing insoles/orthotics and footbeds for the foot health care market, including private healthcare professionals and NHS Podiatric departments, in the UK for over a decade.
Having experienced radical changes in the medical market over the past five years, the business has evolved by offering online sales whilst developing innovative products using 3D design and rapid prototyping to improve its product portfolio.
Tim will also share how working with the Business Growth Hub has helped him develop growth plans for the next three years focusing on new product development and innovative marketing with the ambition to double turnover and expand to Central and Eastern Europe markets.
7.30am - Arrival and refreshments
8.00am - Welcome and introductions, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
8.05am - Welcome from Katie Dickinson, Business Manager, Apple Store Trafford Centre
8.10am - Guest speaker, Tim Hall, Director, Healthy Step
8.30am - Questions and Answers
8.45am – Closing remarks and Venturefest Manchester 2016 launch, Hilary Centeleghe
8.55am - Networking
9.30am - Event closes
Who should attend?
Please be aware that while we welcome bookings from all companies, priority will be given to businesses that the Business Growth Hub are fully funded to support:
- SMEs with more than four employees or start-ups with potential to employ five staff within the first three years and/or have turnover in excess of £250,000 within three years
- Located in Greater Manchester
- Operating with growth potential