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There are expert business seminars throughout the event. These seminars are free of charge to attend and you can find out more details below. If you'd like to attend an event, please click the appropriate orange Eventbrite button found below each seminar. We expect these events to be popular and there are limited seats, so if you book in and later find that you cannot attend, please do free up your seat again (easily done through eventbrite), thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 1: Social Media Strategy

Time: 10.00am - 10.30am

Speaker: The Digital Garage by Google

Venue: Seminar Theatre 1

Eventbrite - Seminar 1: Social Media Strategy. At The Bath Business Expo 2018

 

Seminar 1: Social Media Strategy: Learn how to build a plan to engage an audience or find new customers online through social media strategy and best practice

 

BIO: The Digital Garage, a major new skills programme from Google, is the place where

anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up -- to pick up the skills they need to

make the most of the web, and grow their business or career.

We have worked with a wide range of government, education and industry partners to

produce the programme, which focuses on key digital marketing skills, from how to build

and optimise a high-performing website, to being found online, managing your presence

through social media, and tracking performance. The full training programme is

delivered online, through interactive bite-sized lessons, and we supplement it with

in-person training at our pop-up Digital Garages and events around the country. All

training is provided free of charge and covers an objective range of industry platforms

and products. Individuals who complete the full learning course online will receive a

certificate endorsed by Google and the IAB Europe.

 

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar on Social Media Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 2 (Room 2):  How can you win that bid ?

Time: 10.00am - 10.30am

Speaker: Denise O'Leary

Venue: Seminar Theatre 2

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How can you win that bid?

 

Denise O’Leary of multi-award winning Purpol Marketing is an experienced bid professional, winning projects across different business sectors. She will share knowledge on how businesses can realise their potential and win critical bids. The presentation will focus on 3 Top 3 key points – the attributes of consistently successful bids, how your team can recover from a lost bid and golden rules to deliver repeatable bid success.

As well as defining essential elements in the bidding approach, Denise will also provide hints on where to look for opportunities and an overview of the alternative procurement processes, allowing you to focus on the strengths of your business.

 

Bio:

Denise O’Leary is the founder and owner Purpol Marketing and is a board level Marketing Director who has maintained her ongoing accreditation as a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing every year since 2005. Denise also holds both a Master’s Degree specialising in Marketing with Business Strategy and a First Class Honours Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration. As well as her academic credentials, she has 17+ years of marketing experience in demanding business environments, within the Construction sector.

Denise is an experienced keynote speaker. By engaging with UK government at No10, the Cabinet Office and the House of Lords she will share knowledge on how businesses can realise their potential and win critical bids. She will define critical elements in the bidding approach and showcase the attributes of consistently successful bids. Denise measures her business success by how much her clients win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**NEW SEMINAR**

 

Seminar 2 (Room 1): Writing for Social Media

Time: 10.45am - 11.15am

Venue: Main Seminar Theatre

Eventbrite - Seminar 2: Online Security for Business. At The Bath Business Expo 2018

 

Seminar 2:  Writing for Social Media: Create engaging content with confidence across the key social platforms.

 

BIO: The Digital Garage, a major new skills programme from Google, is the place where

anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up -- to pick up the skills they need to

make the most of the web, and grow their business or career.

We have worked with a wide range of government, education and industry partners to

produce the programme, which focuses on key digital marketing skills, from how to build

and optimise a high-performing website, to being found online, managing your presence

through social media, and tracking performance. The full training programme is

delivered online, through interactive bite-sized lessons, and we supplement it with

in-person training at our pop-up Digital Garages and events around the country. All

training is provided free of charge and covers an objective range of industry platforms

and products. Individuals who complete the full learning course online will receive a

certificate endorsed by Google and the IAB Europe.

 

 

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar on Online Security for Business.

 

 

 

 

Seminar 3 (Room 2): Business Support for Digital/Creative businesses

Time: 11.30am - 12.00pm

Speaker: Gabriella Cox

Venue: Seminar Theatre 2

Eventbrite - Seminar 3: Business Support for Digital/Creative businesses (Bath Expo 2018)

Find out about the business support options available for digital/creative businesses. Book your free place at this seminar.

 

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Gabriella Cox is Sector Lead - Digital and Creative - Enterprise Europe Network - Business West

 

 

 

     

 

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 4 (Room 1): Understanding GDPR and Seeing the Opportunity it Presents

Time: 12.00pm - 12.45pm

Speaker: Augmentum/Hyde & Co

Location: Seminar Theatre 1

Eventbrite - Seminar 4: GDPR Seminar (Bath Expo 2018)

 

 

If you only plan to go to one GDPR event in your preparation then this should be your number one choice.

 

In the bewildering array of material published the general feelings are those of confusion; wondering where to start and fear of fines.

This session will take apart what seems like a complex subject and make it understandable with a clear route to taking action. In essence GDPR is a business change programme and when broken down the required decisions by the directors can be made with confidence.

 

BIO

Augmentum specialise in taking complex business change issues and breaking them down into understandable and actionable pieces.

GDPR is such an issue and the approach that we have developed is proving very successful evidenced by Augmentum being selected by Milsted Langdon as their GDPR partner and also Sage to support their nationwide roadshows on the GDPR panel.

Possibly more relevant is the increasing number of companies being referred to us to help them navigate through GDPR and one of the most exciting aspects is exploring the opportunities GDPR presents rather than the problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar.

 

 

 

 

Seminar 4 (Room 2): Support for Scale-up Businesses

Time: 12.15pm - 12.45pm

Speaker: Briony Phillips

Location: Seminar Theatre 2

Eventbrite - Seminar 4 (Room 2): Supporting Scale-up Businesses. (Bath Business Expo 2018)

Supporting Scale-up Businesses

Briony Phillips, Scale-up Enabler will provide an overview of the challenges faced by fast growth companies in the West of England from availability of office space to access to finance. She will give an outline of some of the resources and initiatives that exist to support business growth. If you are a scale-up founder, or responsible for developing strategy and support for fast growth businesses, you will leave this session with insights, information and potential opportunities for collaboration.

 

Biography: Briony is the Scale-up Enabler for the West of England, a role funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership, University of Bristol, Business West and Engine Shed. A relative newcomer to Bristol, she has worked for nearly 15 years in innovation, education and consultancy. In her spare time, she’s studying a diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is an enthusiastic novice baker.

 

 

 

Picture Credits: Candour Creative 2016 for Engine Shed HQ and Boomsatsuma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 5 (Room 2): The key to making business improvements work

Time: 1.00pm - 1.30pm

Speaker: Tony Mattravers

Location: Seminar Theatre 2

Eventbrite - Seminar 5: The key to making business improvements work (Bath Expo 2018)

This talk shows how applying the principle of “Lean Thinking” can improve productivity in any type of business.

 

The core idea is to identify what the customer values, and then offer a proposition that aligns to these customer values. The principals highlighted can apply to any category of business.

 

 

 

 

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Tony Mattravers is from Exelin, an experienced team of business improvement professionals, and the South West Manufacturing Advisory service, who have supported over 2000 Manufacturers in the South West since 2002.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 5A (Room 2): What you need to know about getting an apprentice for your business

Time: 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Location: Seminar Theatre 2

Speaker: Bath College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This presentation is for businesses that would like to find out more about having an apprentice to work in their business. Find out about the latest support and government incentives and how it works in practice.

 

No need to book, just come along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 5: The Future of the West of England

Time: 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Location: Seminar Theatre 1

Speaker: Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor

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Seminar 5: Find out more about the many opportunities for businesses and our region when West of England of Mayor, Tim Bowles, is interviewed live on stage by regional journalist, Rebecca Broxton.

 

The session will be audience-led and very interactive. Tim will talk about the topics you want to know more about and you will get your chance to put your questions to him.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 6: Linkedin Update: 8.5 of the latest tips for using Linkedin to get business.

Time: 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Speaker: Mark Stonham

Location: Seminar Theatre 1

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Seminar 6: Linkedin Update: 8.5 of the latest tips for using Linkedin to get business.

 

Have you noticed that LinkedIn is changing? While this can be frustrating the positive side is that it creates new opportunities for those who know about and apply the latest strategies, techniques and tactics.

 

This presentation will highlight 8.5 changes in LinkedIn that will give you and your business a boost.

 

Here's a taster of the topics that Mark will cover:

 

 - How LinkedIn can be leveraged as part of our GDPR strategy

 - What type of content is working well on Linkedin currently

 - Graphics to use for positioning and engagement

 - Linkedin related Apps and Tools that can increase productivity and results

 - How Linkedin Groups are changing

 - LinkedIn Lead Generation tips

 

Biog: Mark is a local, Bristol-based, independent Linkedin Specialist. He works with business owners, consultants and SME management and sales teams to help them understand, use and benefit from Linkedin in their business development, sales and marketing activities.

 

Prior to setting up his business in 2009 Mark worked for several large and mid-sized businesses including IBM, Orange, Admiral Computing and Alterian, in sales, business development and sales management roles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar 6: (Room 2) Understanding the Lean Canvas

Time: 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Speaker: Anji Henderson

Location: Seminar Theatre 2

Eventbrite - Seminar 6: (Room 2) Understanding the Lean Canvas (Bath Expo 2018)

 

 

Understanding the Lean Canvas

Anji Henderson ACIM, Chair Small Business Focus

 

The Lean Canvas approach is a single page concept for deconstructing your business idea. Easier and simpler to understand than a full business plan, the Lean Canvas applies clear structure for identifying key areas of your business, enabling you to have a better understanding of your business model and increasing your own clarity of thought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anji Henderson is an independent marketing and communications consultant, currently Chair of Small Business Focus here in Bath. Anji has recently been involved in a four country project which explored the support and training available for existing and emerging entrepreneurs. She is a strong advocate for the Lean Canvas and this seminar has been designed to give an insight into how to complete your own Lean Canvas.

 

 

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