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Stockport Business Growth Hub Lunch - July 2017

Date: 27th July 2017
Location: Village Hotel Cheadle, Cheadle Road, Cheadle, SK8 1HW
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Leadership & Mentoring, Digital & Technology, Innovation

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Is your business doing things differently? Are you embracing innovation and seizing opportunities that can stimulate growth?

At our July Business Growth lunch event, you will hear from business owners who have taken a more strategic view of their businesses and adopted digital technologies to ignite their growth.
 
JCM Business Solutions’ Managing Director Chris Moran will speak about how he took a leap of faith, embraced innovative techniques and adopted digital technologies despite limited in-house skills. Now, with in-house talents, proven digital solutions and channels the company has established a firm online presence and can boast a portfolio of 300 clients.

Caroline Patten, Operations Director at Grassroots will talk about how she stepped back from the day-to-day whilst on the Hub’s Spark 2 Scale programme. She allowed experts and peers evaluate her business model with a fresh pair of eyes and took a more strategic focus on business planning. Now, the business equipped with a proactive strategy, new partnerships, and improved infrastructure has a solid platform in place to drive further growth. 

To add to our speakers’ growth stories Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager and Doug Tracey, Digital Growth Advisor will outline how you and your business can do things differently with the Hub’s support.

Hilary will explain how ambitious scale-up businesses like Grassroots can work with a dedicated team of experts as a part of the Spark 2 Scale programme to analyse their current market proposition and develop a comprehensive strategic action plan to sustain their rapid growth.

Doug will talk about the many opportunities that digital innovation provides for businesses like JCM Business Solutions. He will also outline the ways that working with the Hub can equip you with knowledge, a clear digital strategy and the confidence to grow your business through digital technologies.

Traditionally, there will be an opportunity to informally engage in business conversations with the speakers and the Business Growth Hub’s advisors, Stockport Council representatives and partners over a networking lunch.

The event will be held at Cheadle Village Hotel. As the number of places is limited, make sure you book onto the event ASAP to avoid disappointment
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Agenda

11.30am Arrival and registration
12.00pm Welcome and introductions, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
12.05am Spark2Scale programme overview, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
12.15pm Guest speaker – Caroline Patten, Operations Director, Grassroots Recruitment
12.30pm Digital Innovation with the Business Growth Hub – Doug Tracey, Digital Growth Advisor, Business Growth Hub
12.40pm Guest speaker – Chris Moran, Managing Director, JCM Business Solutions
12.55pm Q&A
01.00pm Closing remarks, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
01.05pm Lunch and networking
02.00pm Event close

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