Maximising Your Business

April 2, 2014

This morning saw the second of our Business Workshop Seminars in association with Mundays LLP held at The Cobham Curve.

It was the second in a series of four highly interactive business workshops dealing with the lifecycle of a successful business, using an innovative case study format to follow the fortunes of a business from its inception and growth all the way to succession planning and sale.  Today’s seminar we focused on the idea of Maximising Your Business, with the same example as last time of Bloomer’s Bakery Ltd.

Paul Windsor chaired the meeting introducing the scenario and the speakers. Our guest speaker Simon Thorpe, from Expressions Partnership engaged the audience with some top tips on managing a business from how to motivate and interact with staff to creating solid company values so employees are clear with the morals behind what the company does as a whole. 

Simon then joined the panel which consisted of Simon Marsh and Wendy Patterson from WSM and Andrew Knorpel, Gemma James and Phil Walton from Mundays.  Neale Andrews played the part of Peter and interrogated the panel on a number of subjects such as performance management, commercial arrangements and financial reports; following with an open question and answer session with the audience.

The event was a success with a good turn out, and there was plenty of time afterwards for networking or for guests to approach the panel if they had any specific queries.

Don’t forget to put the next workshop in your diaries now – 12th June where we will be discussing Intellectual Property.  Keep your eye out on our events page where details of the seminar will be posted in the up coming weeks.