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Making it Personal: Business Growth through Empowered People

A taster event for our BreakThrough and UpScaler growth programmes

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Struggling to find and keep the right people?

Is it getting in the way of your business growth?

Join our expert panel to gain actionable ideas and develop a workplace with staying power and a team that can pivot and scale through tough times.

  • From: Tuesday 6 September 2022, 4.30 pm
  • To: Tuesday 6 September 2022, 6.30 pm
  • Location: Dryden Enterprise Centre, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Monday 5 September 2022, 3.00 pm
  • Download this event to your calendar

Event details

Have you been hit by ‘the great resignation’? Data shows 20% of employees are likely to switch jobs in the next 12 months. Why are they jumping ship and what kind of damage could that do to your organisation?

Businesses with teams who feel recognised and rewarded are more resilient and can pivot and grow when change comes, but how do you get there?

To help you meet these challenges head on, we’re hosting a panel of specialists to share how they’ve worked to retain and recognise staff while growing successful businesses. We’re giving you the tools to action real change and learn how to make it personal.

Why come to our event?

There’s no magic bullet, and no ‘one size fits all’ approach to rewarding and recognising employees. Innovative SMEs are paving the way; realising the business benefits of happy staff. This is an opportunity to hear how they’ve made it happen. At the end of the session you will have real examples of how to build personalised offers to attract and retain employees.

To help you build a stronger business, our panel will discuss:

  • What a ‘Total Reward’ package means
  • How to be a leader of positive change
  • Explore how to cater to different employee wants and needs

The panel discussion will be followed by networking and refreshments, with a chance to register for one of our programmes and a FREE digital toolkit.

The event will also introduce you to BreakThrough and UpScaler – two fully-funded business support programmes at Dryden Enterprise Centre to help businesses that are growing and scaling.

These programmes are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Meet the panel

Claire Johnson

Claire is Studio Director at Player Roberts Bell Architects. Her passion is people - looking after the PRB team and clients, whilst overseeing and driving the development of the business. Her background is varied. She has spent the last 10 years in business management roles, prior to PRB working as Head of People at an eCommerce design and development agency. She also spent several years working as a criminal defence solicitor and as General Manager for a group of three independent pubs and restaurants!

Katie Gilbert

Katie is a Commercial Director at TTK Confectionery who has been through an exciting process from start-up to high growth in her business, even starting out on work experience herself. She has spent the last 8 years in the company, growing the team and motivating them through creativity and career progression. TTK Confectionery has a culture of team collaboration and because of the things they do in the business, have an excellent reputation for low staff turnover and reward systems.


What can I expect?

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Refreshments on arrival and an introduction to NTU Enterprise

5:10pm – 6.00pm: Panel debate and roundtable discussions, followed by an introduction to BreakThrough and UpScaler programmes

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking and refreshments

Booking information

This is an in-person session.

Location details


Dryden Enterprise Centre
Dryden Street


There is no onsite parking at the Dryden Enterprise Centre, and we encourage, wherever possible, that people access the building by walking, cycling, or using public transport.

The DEC is within Nottingham Trent University’s city campus.

We’re adjacent to the Dryden Centre and opposite the Bonington Gallery. Our location is highlighted by the NTU Enterprise pin. Map courtesy of Google.

If you’re using SatNav or Google Maps use the postcode NG1 4FQ to help find us.

Still need help?

Amy Ward