Innovation Planning with Mark Shaw

Steps to Success - Support for SMEs

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The event will include the dynamic and interactive Steps to Success workshop lead by professional speaker Mark Shaw, a successful local businessman who runs the Nottingham marketing and branding company, Agility.

  • From: Thursday 19 January 2017, 8 am
  • To: Thursday 19 January 2017, 6 pm
  • Location: N37 A&B, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Enabling Innovation – Steps to Success: Innovation Planning with Mark Shaw


We invite local small and medium organisations from the D2N2 area (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) to get involved with the new Enabling Innovation programme.


Enabling Innovation is aimed at boosting SME innovation. The event will enable you to build an ongoing and collaborative relationship with Nottingham Trent University, make valuable contacts, meet like-minded business owners, and hear from leading business experts and academics.


The event will include the dynamic and interactive Steps to Success workshop lead by professional speaker Mark Shaw, a successful local businessman who runs the Nottingham marketing and branding company, Agility. Mark has previously worked for brands including Boots and Capital One. He has supported a variety of clients on both a local and global scale to advance and revitalise their brands, launch new products, and develop strong connections with their target audiences.

Steps to Success will focus on:
* identifying the key priorities, goals and approaches of your business
* introspective analysis regarding your customer base, future markets, sales and marketing and other topics
* identifying opportunities for collaborations and knowledge-sharing
* encouraging inter-team working techniques
* coaching and mentoring teams and individuals.

Delegates will leave the session with a bespoke supporting document, relevant to your business. This will contribute to the development of your strategic plan and your continuous working relationship with NTU and our Enabling Innovation programme.

You will leave this session with a series of key steps to take your business forward. We will request that you action the steps in an agreed timeframe following the event and will follow up this session by selecting 6 businesses who have made the most progress to return on March 22nd. This invite-only event will entail the chance to present your progress to our group of invitees and receive feedback from Mark. We will undertake a floor discussion and aim to build relationships and a business network. There will also be a QA session and refreshments provided. A further 2 events will follow on from this. Our Innovation team will maintain contact with the selected 6 businesses to track their progress and offer support.

The next events will be: April 27th – Service Design – We will take an in depth look at your product and service design. Mark will use his expertise in branding and marketing to offer bespoke guidance and advice.

June 29th – 3 Month review – Progress Update. We will look at the progress you have made since session one, celebrate successes and make further plans for attendees.

This event is aimed as SME businesses that are currently undergoing growth. If your business is at the stage of trading for over one year and you are employing, or looking to employ extra staff members this event is at the right level for you.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Programme

Event Programme:
Start time for registration – Breakdown of event and activities – End time
1 pm: Registration, refreshments and networking
1.30 am: Mark Shaw – Steps To Success – The Success Model
3.00 pm:  networking

Booking information

Please click 'Reserve your place' above, and complete the short online booking process.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

Location details

Room/Building:

N37 A&B, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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