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SEMINAR 1     10:30 - 11:00am
Started your Business, What Next?
Karen Heap
SOCIAlly Shared and orchard business development

Helping new businesses grow. From business set up to profitability can be a long journey – increase your chances of success with practical business growth strategies.

Having had experience of running her own businesses and several years as a qualified business advisor, Karen is able to add value to any business. With a personable approach and an eye for opportunity, she is able to develop not only the business, but the people too. Marketing is often a key part of the business development work that Karen does. Working smarter and not harder is the key philosophy of Orchard Business Development.

SEMINAR 2    12.00 - 12:30pm
Putting HUMANITY back into selling
Jules White
Best Selling Author & Dragons' Den Winner

Jules White is here to take us on a sales road trip, to show you exactly how your best sales always come from developing great relationships.

Jules has written an Amazon best seller, is a TEDx speaker AND she’s won investment from a top businessman on BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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SEMINAR 3     1:30 - 2:00pm
Use Google's Computing Power To Run Your Business
Darragh Gamble
OCM Communications

Learn about Google's powerful online office tools enabling you to work anywhere, on any device, at any time, whilst keeping your business safe. Get more from your working day and work without boundaries.

OCM have been a Google Partner for the past 8 years and Darragh Gamble is our lead Google Engineer.   OCM have migrated thousands of users to G Suite during this time.   Highly accredited in the world rankings by Google, Darragh has extensive experience in architecting solutions, migrating and training businesses small and large as well as education organisations.    To give you some background, Darragh qualified as a Solicitor after studying Law and IT at university, but his interest in computing won out, and he left the legal profession to follow his passion in technology.   He has been Technical Director at OCM for 12 years.

SEMINAR 4    2:15 - 2:45pm
Late Payments UK
Suzanne Burke
head of operations, small business commissioner

How can small businesses can avoid falling victim to late payments / non-payments? Suzanne has all the information small businesses need to help themselves and will explain how the Small Business Commissioner can support you with this free service.


The Small Business Commissioner was appointed as part of a range of measures implemented by HM Government as part of the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment, non-payment and unfavourable payment practice in the private sector.  

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SEMINAR 5    3.00 - 3:30pm
Using LinkedIn to Find Your Next Customer
Adam Payne
Executive Coach/Mentor

Adam Payne is a multiple small Business Owner, Qualified Executive Coach & Mentor through the Institute of Leadership & Management and Business Growth Coach. 


He's helped Business Owners achieve their most ambitious goals, focusing on Business Vision and Planning, Sales & Marketing Strategies, Getting & Keeping Customers, Tactical Execution and applying Extreme Ownership to Achieve Success. 

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