Speakers & Seminars

9.30am - 10.15am
Speed Networking

Join us for our speed networking session, where you will have the opportunity to make up to 40 new contacts in just one hour.

Our speed networking events provide one of the most cost effective ways to develop your organisation, as well as promoting partnership working. Where else can you meet so many other organisations in one hour?

Speed networking sessions are hugely popular and always a sell-out, so we recommend an early booking to avoid disappointment. Whether you want to promote your business or make new contacts, this event is not one to miss.

Booking is essential, to request a place at this event please email [email protected]

Or visit the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce site

 

10.00am - 15.50pm
Export Hub

Join us at Uttoxeter Racecourse for the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Let's Do Business event. Meet your local Department for International Trade Team (DIT) and join a range of workshops hosted on the Export Hub, DITs flagship initiative used to support companies in their export journey whatever the market, whatever the sector, whatever the size of company.

The workshops are listed below, you can either attend one or all five, just book a place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/export-hub-lets-do-business-tickets-45510287495

Step 1. 10:00-10:50 – Export Essentials – understanding the opportunity (Hosted by Christine Hancock, International Trade Adviser)

Step 2. 11:00-11:50 – How to select and research your target markets (Hosted by Christine Hancock, International Trade Adviser)

Step 3. 13:00-13:50 – How to break into new markets (Hosted by Hari Rai, Routes to Market and IP Adviser)

Step 4. 14:00-14:50 – Language and Culture: Building relations and winning business (Hosted by Gerti Willis, International Communications Adviser)

Step 5. 15:00-15:50 – The age of digital: How to internationalise your website and digital platforms (Hosted by Teresa Gualtieri, Digital Trade Adviser)

This is a great chance to be inspired and get an informative taster of what it takes to be a successful international business. Due to the size of the hub, spaces on this workshops are very limited so please don't delay in registering your place.

The demand is out there. You should be too.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/export-hub-lets-do-business-tickets-45510287495

10.00am - 4.00pm
Growth Hub Business Support Clinics

  • Starting a new business?
  • Growing your business?
  • Want to access appropriate finance and funding ?
  • Looking to develop your marketing and promote your business to new potential clients?
  • Need to improve your productivity and increase profitability?
  • Want an introduction to exporting and international trade?
  • Recruiting and employing staff?
  • Want some guidance on tackling regulation and cutting through red tape?
  • Is your business looking to enhance environmental efficiency and business resilience?
  • Are you in the midst of handling rural business issues?
  • Dealing with premises and land issues?
  • Want to learn how apprenticeships can benefit your business?
  • And many more!

If you have answered Yes to any of the above then we can help you contact a range of specialist advisors, programmes or funds through The Growth Hub and introduce you to free, expert business advice and support.

The Growth Hub has been established to play a major role in the drive for strong, sustainable business growth across Staffordshire. It acts as the focal point for businesses that wish to grow, providing co-ordinated and cohesive growth programmes, business networks, growth groups and links to specialist information, advice and services.

Make an appointment to meet one of our SFEDI Accredited Growth Advisors at the exhibition. Our Growth Advisors are people who understand the day-to-day pressures of running a business. They can work with you to overcome barriers, solve problems and develop a strategy for growth. They all have specific knowledge of certain areas of Staffordshire too, and work closely with the relevant local authorities.

They provide a highly personalised and tailored service which is backed up by an excellent all round knowledge of business support and the type of funding that’s available. As well as helping your company grow, we want to help you create jobs.

Join us for a coffee and a chat that could boost your business! To book an appointment slot, please email [email protected] and let us know the area you wish to discuss, we will then make sure to book  an appointment with a specialist advisor.

 

11.15am - 12.00pm
Michaela J. Wain – Her Story

Apprentice Candidate 2017 – 3rd Place Finish

Director of Design and Build UK and based in Bolton

A Motivational Speaker’s Story

Meet Michaela Wain Director of Design and Build Publishing Limited based at Crown St, Bolton, aged 33 from Bolton.

A graduate of Thornleigh Salesians College, Bolton, Michaela has always been an excellent sales person, making commission in various roles before starting her first company Design & Build Publishing Ltd, together with her brother Lee-john.

When Michaela Wain had her son in 2009, at age 25, she made the decision to start her own company producing a construction magazine, Design & Build UK, which would be distributed to readers throughout the UK. Using her 5 years’ experience in this field working as a sales rep for other magazines, she took the plunge with her brother Lee John and made a huge success of Design & Build UK.

“When applying for The Apprentice 2017, I did so for more reasons than just a monetary investment from Lord Sugar.

“I don’t think there is enough awareness of people suffering with mental illness and I have always wanted to do more to help others see that there are many people in the same position, it just comes down to switching up your thoughts and turning the bad days into good ones.

 

2.30pm - 3.15pm
Speed Networking

Join us for our speed networking session, where you will have the opportunity to make up to 40 new contacts in just one hour.

Our speed networking events provide one of the most cost effective ways to develop your organisation, as well as promoting partnership working. Where else can you meet so many other organisations in one hour?

Speed networking sessions are hugely popular and always a sell-out, so we recommend an early booking to avoid disappointment. Whether you want to promote your business or make new contacts, this event is not one to miss.

Booking is essential, to request a place at this event please email [email protected]

Or visit the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce site

 

Let's Do Business is Organised by

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce logo
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce logo

Let's Do Business is Sponsored by

Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub logo
Uttoxeter Racing and Events logo

 

Media Partners

 

 

 

Let's Do Business is Funded by

European Regional Development Fund logo
 
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Industry,
Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire, ST1 5BE.

Tel: 01782 202222
Fax: 01782 202448