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!

WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2019
From 10:30am

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The Business Growth Network – Speed Networking

The Business Growth Network joins us at #SGBS19 to run their Speed Networking Event.

Speed Networking is the fast and furious way of networking, and an exciting way to do business. Each event allows businesses to establish very quickly if they have shared interests and if they can potentially do business with each other.

BGN’s famous Sergeant Major Mark Linton leads this fast-paced face to face event, giving you just 60 seconds to make your introduction before moving on.

It’s certainly an experience not to be missed. Bring Loads of Business cards and interact with everyone in the room it’s a great way to make lots of new connections in a short space of time. So, come join in the fun, exchange information, develop new and useful contacts that will benefit your business!

Mark Linton
11:30am

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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!

For students exploring a career in the business world, whether as an entrepreneur, working in one of the established sectors or breaking new ground with innovative ideas, the starting point is to find out what will suit them and how others have found their way.

At each of our workshop tables, students can quiz people from different sectors, types and scales of business.

The students then move to another table and find out more.

If you would like to book in to be involved in this event, please email: directors@business-shows.co.uk

Verity Knight
1:30pm

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Decisions and Disruptions #1

In this immersive tabletop exercise led by the SWRCCU, you’ll work in teams to manage the cyber security of a fictional organisation, competing against others in the process. You’ll face scenarios based on real life cyber threats, which will develop and evolve as the exercise goes on. You’ll need to use your leadership, communication and collaborative expertise to decide how to protect your reputation, assets and profit. Also, your company is made of Lego!

The session will teach you how to effectively prioritise different technical, procedural, and physical controls that your organisation can employ to enhance your cyber security. You will also improve your ability to communicate about cyber security to internal and external stakeholders.

*The Workshop is aimed at owners, managing directors or any senior level staff who make decisions for their organisation. Understanding of technical IT concepts isn’t required, this workshop is not for IT personnel – the game is perfectly suited to professionals from a range of industry roles, sectors, and experience. All equipment will be provided.

See the workshop in action by searching #SWRCCULego on Twitter and LinkedIn.

THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2019
From 10:30am

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The Business Growth Network – Speed Networking

The Business Growth Network joins us at #SGBS19 to run their Speed Networking Event.

Speed Networking is the fast and furious way of networking, and an exciting way to do business. Each event allows businesses to establish very quickly if they have shared interests and if they can potentially do business with each other.

BGN’s famous Sergeant Major Mark Linton leads this fast-paced face to face event, giving you just 60 seconds to make your introduction before moving on.

It’s certainly an experience not to be missed. Bring Loads of Business cards and interact with everyone in the room it’s a great way to make lots of new connections in a short space of time. So, come join in the fun, exchange information, develop new and useful contacts that will benefit your business!

Mark Linton
12:00pm

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Developing and communicating a Sustainable Business Strategy

The Planet Mark Start is a collaboration with London-based Sustainability consultants, Planet First. The premise of the Workshop is that Sustainability is good for Business, and that Business is a power for good for society, as well as the environment.

The programme has been developed to help SMEs embrace sustainability generally, as well as considering the very real marketing opportunities of the same.

By embracing Planet First’s  “Measure, Engage Communicate” commitment, delegates at the full workshop are able to earn TPMS sustainability certification.  https://theplanetmarkstart.com

We believe that every business can have positive impacts on society and the environment.  When it comes to sustainability, we all have a part to play.  Irrespective of how we approach sustainability, we are now seeing the impact that public sentiment and opinion can have if businesses don’t keep up with the pace of change.

Commonly referred to as ‘The Blue Planet Effect’, 2018 has seen the most rapid progress in tackling single use plastic.  And it’s only the start, as with it comes significant business risk and opportunity to those that accept and adopt change.

Andy Weeks
1:45pm

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Decisions and Disruptions #2

In this immersive tabletop exercise led by the SWRCCU, you’ll work in teams to manage the cyber security of a fictional organisation, competing against others in the process. You’ll face scenarios based on real life cyber threats, which will develop and evolve as the exercise goes on. You’ll need to use your leadership, communication and collaborative expertise to decide how to protect your reputation, assets and profit. Also, your company is made of Lego!

The session will teach you how to effectively prioritise different technical, procedural, and physical controls that your organisation can employ to enhance your cyber security. You will also improve your ability to communicate about cyber security to internal and external stakeholders.

*The Workshop is aimed at owners, managing directors or any senior level staff who make decisions for their organisation. Understanding of technical IT concepts isn’t required, this workshop is not for IT personnel – the game is perfectly suited to professionals from a range of industry roles, sectors, and experience. All equipment will be provided.

See the workshop in action by searching #SWRCCULego on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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