The Workshops

Our WORKshop venues host a strong programme of interactive workshops and events over the two days.

These are designed to drill into some searching subjects with experiential learning and some expert advisors who will work with you to help you understand the topics better.

The Events are designed to create discussion and a better understanding, so come prepared to think, contribute and argue your point!

TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019
10.30am

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Making the Most of a Business Show – Make the most of #GBS19

You’re spending a few hours or a day at #GBS19 – how do you make certain that you get then best for your business? Philippa Constable from We Mean Biz hosts a workshop with advice and top tips. Start your #GBS19 experience with some great ideas!

12.00pm

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SME Businesses and Plastic – an uneasy relationship

There is a lot of discussion amongst consumers on how to reduce the amount of plastic used and how more can be recycled. This workshop extends the thought process to our businesses by looking at what materials smaller businesses use on a day to day basis and exploring options for recycling and reuse.

12.00pm

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Growth strategies and business innovation to thrive in the Digital Economy

Is the Internet economy helping or hurting you? Discover breakout ideas that market leaders use to create growth, stop margin decay & increase customer retention in a Digital marketplace without borders.

1.30pm

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The Digital High Street – Getting the best of both worlds…..

Recent developments in high streets across the UK show that things are changing – fast. The successful retailers have been those who have managed a blend of digital and physical presence.

How do we achieve that in Gloucestershire’s High Streets? Join Gloucestershire’s new Digital Retail Innovation centre team to workshop some ideas.

3.00pm

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Social Media for Business – Keeping your sanity keeping perspective

Social Media and digital communications are here to stay. The world of business communication is having to adjust fast and for many small businesses, especially start-ups, getting it wrong can be fatal. Luan explores how to keep perspective, keep your sanity and use effective tools to manage social media.

3.00pm

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Speed Networking with the Business Growth network

Speed Networking is something not to be missed! It is fast-paced networking where the aim of the game is to increase your business contacts and to network in quick-fire succession to grow your business.

It is the fast and furious way of networking, this has been a popular feature of The Business Growth Network and has helped thousands of businesses to connect. With the famous Sergeant Major making appearances across the country to help facilitate thousands of sessions, in not only The Business Network but other events as well. 

You will be given 60 seconds to make the most out of your brief encounter and if the person seating in front of you is not right for you then you soon will be able to move on. If they are you can use the card to follow up after the event.

WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2019
10.15am

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Not just Shouting! Build the understanding, the know, the like and the trust on Social Media

Cutting through the noise of social media is tricky but do-able if you focus efforts on building the know, like and trust factor. This session will explore how to use social media to build credibility and humanise your brand while getting the balance right between professional and personal content.

10.30am

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Speed Networking with the Business Growth network

Speed Networking is something not to be missed! It is fast-paced networking where the aim of the game is to increase your business contacts and to network in quick-fire succession to grow your business.

It is the fast and furious way of networking, this has been a popular feature of The Business Growth Network and has helped thousands of businesses to connect. With the famous Sergeant Major making appearances across the country to help facilitate thousands of sessions, in not only The Business Network but other events as well. 

You will be given 60 seconds to make the most out of your brief encounter and if the person seating in front of you is not right for you then you soon will be able to move on. If they are you can use the card to follow up after the event.

11.45am

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Students meet Business

Students from schools, colleges, universities and training providers join us in a “networking event” with two business people on a table and eight students, 15 minutes to cross examine the business people about their sector, then move around and do it again!

If you’d like to be a business person – get in touch!

1.15pm

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Engaging & Motivating

An interactive workshop that will explore how our minds work, what Emotionally Intelligent Leadership looks like and provide strategies and communication techniques to engage and motivate the teams you lead.

1.30pm

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Speed Networking with the Business Growth network

Speed Networking is something not to be missed! It is fast-paced networking where the aim of the game is to increase your business contacts and to network in quick-fire succession to grow your business.

It is the fast and furious way of networking, this has been a popular feature of The Business Growth Network and has helped thousands of businesses to connect. With the famous Sergeant Major making appearances across the country to help facilitate thousands of sessions, in not only The Business Network but other events as well. 

You will be given 60 seconds to make the most out of your brief encounter and if the person seating in front of you is not right for you then you soon will be able to move on. If they are you can use the card to follow up after the event.

2.30pm

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Business Energy – Reducing expenses and improving the bottom Line

Lorne Giles will be discussing business energy contracts and helping you to understand the energy market, enabling you to make an informed decision regarding the best approach for your business’ energy procurement process.

Understanding business energy contracts and the energy market is an important capability, enabling you to make an informed decision regarding the best approach for your business’ energy procurement and management.

In this workshop, we will be discussing the breakdown of your energy bill and the differences between contract types, evaluating each and how to decide what’s right for you.

We will also be looking at the benefits of using an energy consultancy to work with you on your energy procurement process, and how we can analyse and mitigate risk within the current energy market to help you to position your business to gain significant financial and commercial benefits.

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