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Come and hear keynote speaker Bev James, bestselling author, Millionaires’ Mentor and CEO, The Coaching Academy discussing DISC personality profiling and hiring the right people for the right jobs to grow the business. The summit will be opened by Jerry Blackett from the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Other topics for this engaging summit on business growth will include: “Getting the basics right in finance” presented by Andi Lonnen, Part-time FD and growth coach;  “Effective Communications”, covering how to use PR, Marketing and Social Media to grow your business and a speaker from UKTI on “Identifying Export Markets and using this as a business strategy“.  


12 November 2014


09:00 -   Registration and coffee/tea and networking

09:30 -                   Welcome by Conference Chair - Steve Edwards FCCA, Chair of ACCA UK’s Corporate Sector Network     Panel

09:35 -                   Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive at the Great Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Find Jerry on Twitter @brumchamberceo

09:55 -                   Getting the basics right for growth
Speaker: Andi Lonnen, Part-time Finance Director services, financial training & coaching, Growth Coach. Find Andi on Twitter @AndiLonnen
followed by Q&A’s

This refresher session will provide an overview of the fundamentals that finance professionals need to focus on during a period of accelerated business growth, including:

·         Robust cash forecasting

·         Strong working capital management

·         Business and scenario planning

·         Accurate, timely & relevant management information and analysis

·         Controls, systems, procedures & risk

10:40                     Harness the power of your people to accelerate your business growth
Speaker: Bev James, Bev James, Bestselling Author, Millionaires’ Mentor and CEO, The Coaching Academy. Find Bev on Twitter @Bev_James
followed by Q&A’s

-          Your frontline team has a direct impact on the bottom line of your business. 

-          One of the essential keys to business growth is being able to hire the right people, the first time

-          How to maintain, manage and motivate individuals and teams

-          According to research by the Hay Group UK Employee Disengagement Costs UK £340bn Every Year 


Bev James' talk will inspire, educate and enable you to implement her success system into your business. 

11:55 -  Morning Break

12:15 -                   Export Markets
Speaker: Paul Noon OBE, Regional Director, UKTI Regional Team West Midlands. Find Paul on Twitter @UKTI
followed by Q&A’s

13:00 -                   Lunch and networking

14:00 -                   “How to create a £100m business in 3 years”
Adrian Pike CEO of Anesco. 
followed by Q&A’s

1)      How your team play a critical part regarding communication within your company.

2)      Keeping communication simple and understandable is critical for success.

3)      Understanding your markets and ensuring that your staff, customers and suppliers understand the direction and goals of the organisation


14:45 -                   Summit Close


FEE 90.00 GDP


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7 Cannon Street
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Date: 12 November 2014
Start Time: 09:00 GMT
Duration: 6 hours
CPD Units: 6

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