The LIVEtalk Stage

Hosted in the main exhibition space, our LIVEtalk stage is a fast-moving space that hosts some of the exciting and engaging content brought to us be Gloucestershire’s business community.

With discussion panels, interviews, short talks and great stories, the events can be booked via our Eventbrite page, or just stop by and tune in to the presentations as they are happening.

With theatre style seating, or the opportunity to stand at the edges and listen, the LIVEtalk Stage is hosted for us be Eion McQuone of Sustainable Business Design and Louise Jenner, The Dream Job Coach.

WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2019
10:30am

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Welcome to #SGBS19

Toby Savage, leader of South Gloucestershire Council Joins us to officially open The South Gloucestershire Business Show 2019. South Gloucestershire is the lead strategic partner for the event and hosts it in The Bristol & Bath Science Park – the Council’s flagship business, science and technology Venue.

In opening the show for 2019, Toby will be celebrating South Gloucestershire’s diverse economy, the value that micro and SME businesses bring as the lifeblood of the community. South Gloucestershire has vibrant local business communities and high Streets and is a stunning place to live and work.

Toby Savage
12:00pm

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#SGBS19 Case Studies in International Trade #1

Andrea Collins of The Export Dept Ltd is joined by two small businesses who are looking to grow their businesses internationally. As the UK considers Brexit and many other difficulties that entrepreneurs must overcome, looking to trade internationally is a huge opportunity not to be missed. Many internationally based businesses and businesspeople are looking at the depth and diversity of UK entrepreneurs and are only too keen to shake hands and do business.

Over The two days of #GBS19, Andrea will be exploring international trade and the opportunities it offers to the South Gloucestershire business community across sectors and across scales of Business.

An important discussion that serves to encourage businesses to think about growing their trade internationally – whatever the political future holds for the UK

Andrea Collins
2:15pm

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Creative Nuggets

Creative Nuggets presents myriad short tips from industry experts on how to get the most out of your creative suppliers and how to reflect a return on investment from creative and marketing tasks.

In a world that relies on innovation, marketing and creative thinking to move any business forward, how do you bring that creativity in to your business and leverage it for measurable business growth.

This session is very fast paced and looks to give meaningful, useable tips and information on a wide variety of subjects so there really is something for everybody. The session is light, engaging and fun with speakers being ‘kicked off’ stage for exceeding their allotted 3 minutes.

Samantha Miles
THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2019
10:30am

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Sources of Funding

An introduction to business funding.  What are the sources of finance for a business and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these sources?

This session will look at the options available to businesses for funding their business.  It will firstly look at internal sources to see where businesses sometimes have cash available that they are not using efficiently.  Next it will look at a wide range of debt options, then the equity options and finally any other sources.  A great session for any business that thinks it might need a cash injections at any stage and want to know some of the sources available.

Jenny Holmes
11:15am

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Creative Nuggets

Creative Nuggets presents myriad short tips from industry experts on how to get the most out of your creative suppliers and how to reflect a return on investment from creative and marketing tasks.

In a world that relies on innovation, marketing and creative thinking to move any business forward, how do you bring that creativity in to your business and leverage it for measurable business growth.

This session is very fast paced and looks to give meaningful, useable tips and information on a wide variety of subjects so there really is something for everybody. The session is light, engaging and fun with speakers being ‘kicked off’ stage for exceeding their allotted 3 minutes.

Samantha Miles
1:30pm

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Using Influencer Marketing to Boost Your Reach

Influencer Marketing – how can you make it work for your business?

Influencer Marketing Is the Fastest-Growing Online method of Customer-Acquisition’ and customers are increasingly taking to social media before making a purchase, so how can you leverage it for your business?

In this session Sally Marks will look the opportunities and advantages of influencer marketing and how you can work with influencers to deliver the message you’d like your customers to hear.

Sally Marks
2:15pm

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#SGBS19 Case Studies in International Trade #2

Andrea Collins of The Export Dept Ltd is joined by two small businesses who are looking to grow their businesses internationally. As the UK considers Brexit and many other difficulties that entrepreneurs must overcome, looking to trade internationally is a huge opportunity not to be missed. Many internationally based businesses and businesspeople are looking at the depth and diversity of UK entrepreneurs and are only too keen to shake hands and do business.

Over The two days of #GBS19, Andrea will be exploring international trade and the opportunities it offers to the South Gloucestershire business community across sectors and across scales of Business.

An important discussion that serves to encourage businesses to think about growing their trade internationally – whatever the political future holds for the UK

Andrea Collins
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