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WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 8:30am – 5pm – CREATE YOUR OWN BUSINESS SUPPORT DAY

Uttoxeter Racecourse is the venue for over 40 workshops spanning themes such as leadership, marketing, finance and many, many more. This is a great chance to learn new skills, hear about best practice, upskill yourself and your team in the key areas that will help your business to excel.

Workshop Collections

We have several recommended workshop collections you can book below or feel free to book individual workshops as you wish.

International Trade
Collection

9:30am – 4:00pm
2 Workshops

  • Start selling products online.
  • Internationalise your website.
  • International Trading
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Leadership 
Collection

8:30am – 5:00pm
5 Workshops

  • Discover the leader within.
  • Develop resilient organisations.
  • Lead your business with PIE.
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Marketing
Collection

8:30am – 5:00pm
5 Workshops

  • Why bother with brand?
  • Social Media Tips
  • Idiots guide to rebranding.
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New Products & Customers
Collection

8:30am – 5:00pm
4 Workshops

  • Social value.
  • Protecting your business.
  • Is your business digital ready?
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Keeping up to scratch
Collection

8:30am – 5:00pm
4 Workshops

  • Fire Safety.
  • Protect your business.
  • Water management & efficiency.
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Business Support 
Collection

9:30am – 4:30pm
4 Workshops

  • Making CSR work.
  • Networking for apprentices.
  • Financials.
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Technology
Collection

10:30am – 4:00pm
3 Workshops

  • Backup – a necessity.
  • Connectivity options.
  • Fraud awareness.
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Funding & Grants
Collection

8:30am – 5:00pm
5 Workshops

  • Grants for ideas.
  • Access grant funding.
  • Cloud accounting.
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Here are the key themes and opportunities, to create your own business support day, make sure you book below so you don’t miss out.

ROOM 2: SIGNAL 1, DIGITAL MARKETING

ROOM 2: SIGNAL 1, DIGITAL MARKETING

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

10:00am – 11:00am

Signal 1 – The power of traditional media in a digital age.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Signal 1 – The power of traditional media in a digital age.

1:00pm- 2:00pm

Signal 1 – The power of traditional media in a digital age.

2:30pm- 3:30pm

Signal 1 – The power of traditional media in a digital age.

4:00pm- 5:00pm

Signal 1 – The power of traditional media in a digital age.

ROOM 3: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

ROOM 3: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

10:00am – 4:00pm

One to one sessions on Alternative Routes to Market 

11:00am – 3:30pm

One to one sessions on Market Selection.

ROOM 4: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

ROOM 4: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

9:30am – 12:30pm

How to internationalise your website

1:30pm – 4:00pm

Start selling your products online

ROOM 5: MENTORING

ROOM 5: MENTORING

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

10:00am – 4:00pm

Meet the mentors:  Mentors will be in throughout the day to discuss mentoring and what they can do to help your business

ROOM 6: LEADERSHIP

ROOM 6: LEADERSHIP

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am – 9:30am

M Power:  50 Shades of Leadership – Discover the Leader Within

10:00am – 11:00am

Synectics Solutions:  Managing Your Chimps

11:30am – 12:30pm

Open road Learning:  The Cost of Your Culture:  Top down and bottom up approach to creating a wellbeing culture

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Plum Happy:  How to lead your business with PIE, to get a bigger slice

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Strategi Solutions:  Developing Resilient Organisations

ROOM 7: MARKETING

ROOM 7: MARKETING

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am – 9:30am

Starbots Creative:  Why bother with a brand?

10:00am – 11:00am

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice:  An idiots guide to re-branding

11:30am – 12:30pm

Intercog:  You’ll leave this workshop more confident than when you arrived

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Zoogly Media:  Social media tips

4:00pm – 5:00pm

GOGO Designs:  What’s your corporate image – old tin / new tin

ROOM 8: KEELE UNIVERSITY

ROOM 8: KEELE UNIVERISTY

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am –  9:30am

Keele University:  Healthcare and Medical Markets: Opportunities for Business Growth

10:00am – 11:00am

Keele University:  Creativity and Innovation with KRISP

11:30am – 12:30pm

Keele University:  How to Access New Markets for Your Business

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Keele University:  Creativity and Innovation with KRISP

ROOM 9: STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

ROOM 9: STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

10:00am –  11:00am

Staffordshire University:  Flexible industry placements a new approach to support business growth and student employability

11:30am –  12:30pm

Staffordshire University:  Flexible industry placements a new approach to support business growth and student employability

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Staffordshire University:  Flexible industry placements a new approach to support business growth and student employability

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Staffordshire University:  Flexible industry placements a new approach to support business growth and student employability

ROOM 10: NEW PRODUCTS AND NEW CUSTOMERS

ROOM 10: NEW PRODUCTS AND NEW CUSTOMERS

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am –  9:30am

Stoke-on-Trent City Council:  Social value: a new direction for public procurement?

10:00am –  11:00am

Barclays:  Barclaycard – Is your business digitally ready?

11:30am –  12:30pm

Swindell & Pearson: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets: Your Ideas

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Staffordshire Chambers:  How to start your own business

ROOM 11: GROWTH HUB DIAGNOSTICS

ROOM 11: GROWTH HUB DIAGNOSTICS 

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

9:00am – 5:00pm

Looking to start or grow a business?  The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub advisors are here to provide face-to-face advice, addressing your business needs and supporting the growth of your business.

ROOM 12: KEEPING UP TO SCRATCH

ROOM 12: KEEPING UP TO SCRATCH

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am – 9:30am

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue – Fire Safety – Regulatory reform fire safety 2005

10:00am – 11:00am

Waterplus – Water Management/Water Efficiency

11:30am – 12:30pm

Towergate Insurance – A bit of TLC – Towergate Local Care: Insurance Protection when you need it most

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

West Midlands CTU – Project Griffin: Protect yourself, your staff, your business and your community

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Towergate Insurance – A bit of TLC – Towergate Local Care: Insurance Protection when you need it most

ROOM 13: BUSINESS SUPPORT

ROOM 13: BUSINESS SUPPORT

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

9:30am – 10:30am

Douglas Macmillan – Making CSR work for your business with David Webster

11:00am – 12:00pm

Yeti LTD – Networking for apprentices

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Else Solicitors – How mediation can save you money

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Michelin – Financials for non-financial managers

ROOM 14: TECHNOLOGY

ROOM 14: TECHNOLOGY

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

10:30am – 11:30am

M & M Group – Backup is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Internet Central – Connectivity – What options do businesses have?

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Leek United Building Society – Fraud Awareness

ROOM 15: FUNDING AND GRANTS

ROOM 15: FUNDING AND GRANTS

TIMINGS

WORKSHOP

BOOK YOUR PLACE

8:30am – 9:30am

Business Innovation Centre – Grants for Ideas

10:00am – 11:00am

Mitten Clarke  – Get paid faster and save time with cloud accounting

11:30am – 12:30pm

RSM – Managing Working Capital

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Charlie Hutton:  How to legally murder your competitors online

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Thompson Wright – Accessing Grant Funding

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Central Finance – The Growth of Alternative Finance & Grant Funding