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24th June 2019 | 09:30 - 15:30 Workshop
Sales and marketing

Event description

The world over, business leaders are faced with a series of universal challenges:

  • How do I get more customers, without breaking the bank?
  • How do I keep my employees motivated and productive?
  • How do I make the most of my time, and where do I spend it?
  • How do I attract money into the business, to grow?

What will I learn?

On day two, you'll hear from 2 expert speakers who will cover:

Time Management:

Attendees will explore:

  • How to design action plans that are razor focused on delivering a goal..
  • Time management techniques that enable you to deliver what you plan.
  • A clear and relevant target for the next 30 days.
  • Tools and techniques to help you achieve more in less time.

Whatever market you’re in, this session gives you simple yet powerful techniques you can apply to your business right away.

Attracting Investment:

Attendees will learn:

  • Different types of funding that are available to businesses.
  • The advantages and disadvantages to each funding.
  • Key ingredients for writing a successful business plan that will attract third party investment.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of different forms of funding and which ones would be best suited to their business, as well as techniques for writing a business plan specific for attracting funding and investment.

Who should attend?

Directors, senior managers and aspiring leaders.

Don’t forget to read about and apply for Day 1 here


About the speaker

Gill Smith

Gill is cofounder of The Business Kitchen which provides practical training programmes to small business owners to give them the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to realise their business potential.
Gill is passionate about helping businesses find practical solutions to their problems. She believes that one of the keys to success is taking consistent effective action and managing time.
Gill has over 30 years’ experience in the corporate world. Her skills include project management, strategy, process improvement, financial management and automation. She has also run her own management consultancy for the last 9 years.

Aidan Stevens

With 15+ years of banking experience following his graduation from Cambridge University, Aidan Stevens can call upon experiences from both sides of the Atlantic; during roles with Credit Suisse and JPMorgan. Deployed to lead on anything from Finance to Risk Management and Trading, Fixed Income to Currencies and Credit; Aidan’s financial credentials are unparalleled.
After leaving banking in 2012, Aidan has successfully navigated the hospitality business and now owns two successful hotels. With financial acumen now combined with entrepreneurial and business nous, Aidan is an invaluable consultant for any shape or size of growing business.


The Growth Hub University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane Gloucester GL2 9HW

Event organised by


The Growth Hub, Gloucester

The Growth Hub is based at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. Partnered with both the University and GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub is here to help every Gloucestershire business grow.

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09:30 - 15:30
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