The Northamptonshire Growth Hub, the first port of call for business advice and support in the county, is launching the first Northamptonshire Business Growth Week, which takes place between the 19 and 25 of March.
Featuring a series of presentations and workshops to help businesses to grow (and then keep on growing), Northamptonshire Business Growth Week will allow businesses to access keynote speakers, business innovation classes, funding support and advice. The events are free to attend and open to all businesses, large and small, based in Northamptonshire.
One event, to be held at Sunley Conference Centre on Tuesday 25 March, will feature serial entrepreneur BJ Cunningham. BJ has quite literally been there, done it and got the T-shirt when it comes to starting and growing businesses. In his keynote speech he will give an up-front and honest run down of the highs and lows of setting up businesses as varied as a classic car and bike import business, a revolutionary cigarette brand, a luxury shoe design brand and a marketing agency.
A Business Innovation Masterclass will also be run by Paul Halliday or Yevi Ilangakoon of GrowthAccelerator at each location. The class is designed to help high-growth businesses to reach their full potential, and will introduce attendees to creative problem solving techniques, and help generate new ideas that will unlock new market opportunities, grow sales and improve bottom line performance.
Throughout the week, Northamptonshire Growth Hub’s Specialist Advisers will be on hand to discuss current funding opportunities available to start up in business, support businesses with rent costs in the County’s innovation centres, encourage innovative business development, improve business leadership skills as well as other staff training opportunities.
Wednesday 19 March
iCon Innovation Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, NN11 0QB
Timings: 8.30am – 11.00am
Thursday 20 March 2014
Suite 1, International Media Centre, The Silverstone Wing, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester,
Timings: 8.30am – 12.00 noon – includes Keynote Address
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Sunley Conference Centre, University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL
Timings: 8.30am – 12.00 noon – includes Keynote Address by BJ Cunningham
To book: Please call the Northamptonshire Growth Hub on 0844 556 0101 or email us on email@example.com. The Northamptonshire Growth Hub is run as a partnership between the University of Northampton, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and Northamptonshire County Council.