Aug 222016
 

As a director how comfortable are you with company finance?

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Are you confident in your ability to understand the three core elements of Management Accounts:

  • Cash Flow?
  • Profit and Loss (or Income and Expenditure)?
  • Balance Sheet?

Do you understand Forecast/Budget, Actuals and Variance reports?

Do you know how to use Key Ratios to evaluate your company's performance?

Do you know if you are trading whilst insolvent?

This half-day course will provide the essential knowledge of those key financial issues and concepts that are needed by successful Executive and Non-Executive Directors in order to discharge their duties and responsibilities as a company director. The completion of this course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of Management Accounts and Statutory Financial Accounts. It will also provide a sound theoretical financial knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced financial skills.

Who should attend?

Executive and Non-Executive Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Course Content

  • The Three Key Financial Statements
    • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors
    • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and Layout & use of the profit & loss account
    • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • What are Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    • Phasing of capital spend and its Implications for budget holders
  • Depreciation; Assets and liabilities
    • What is Depreciation?
    • The Different types and uses
  • Forecasts and Budgets
    • The purpose of forecasts for the business
    • Budget objectives
    • Budgetary Control as a management tool
    • Variance analysis
  • Using Ratios to Support Investment Decisions
    • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE); Payback; Internal Rate of Return (IRR); Net Present Value of assets (NPV)
    • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI); Cost of capital
    • Gearing, is the level of borrowing too risky?
    • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
    • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Learning Objectives

This half-day course enables participants to understand better, the key attributes and approaches that underpin a strategic and tactical financial approach to management and help to develop the key skills and styles that will allow participants to be more effective when adopting and applying a decision making approach to management.

By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

  • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
  • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
  • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
  • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
  • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
  • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
  • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
  • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
  • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Directors, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
13:00 - 16:30
Location:
Orchard Street Business Centre
14 Orchard Street
Bristol BS1 5EH

Price
£170.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £160.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £150.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning which count towards the requirements of most business focussed institutes, including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and many others.  After successful completion of the course, you will receive an electronic Certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, detailing the outcomes and results.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Director Essentials

Aug 222016
 

directors duties roles responsibilitiesThe Director’s duties, roles and responsibilities course provides an essential overview of what is required of a company director together with practical steps that can be taken to ensure that the demands are complied with.

This half-day course is aimed at aspiring or newly appointed directors and covers key knowledge about legal duties, roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for an effective board appointment. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

Who should attend?

Aspiring, newly appointed or current directors of companies including owner-managed companies or family businesses in the private, public and voluntary sector.

What to expect?

  • An in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of directors, corporate governance and the role of the board
  • An appreciation of the crucial differences between management, direction and ownership
  • Practical guidance on avoiding or dealing with conflicts of interest

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Understand the legal status of a company
  • Understand the roles directors play and key director relationships in different types of company and context
  • Examine the board's corporate governance role
  • Define the legal duties and liabilities of individual directors and the board

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
9:00am to 12:30pm
Location:
Orchard Street Business Centre
14 Orchard Street
Bristol BS1 5EH

Price
£165.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £150.00 (ex
VAT)
Partner Discount Price £135.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Director Essentials

Dec 022014
 

Final London 'Pitching for Management' at Nabarro - THE BIG DEBATE

Pitching for ManagementTuesday, 9 December 2014 from 18:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Nabarro LLP
125 London Wall
London EC2Y 5AS

What is it all about?

Pitching for Management is a series of pop-up events across the UK where innovative exciting companies pitch their businesses to an audience of experienced, talented business professionals that are looking for a new challenge and thrive on the buzz of working within entrepreneurial companies.

Luke Johnson, serial angel investor, says: “Almost every venture capitalist I know says that the most important factor in any investment is the management.”

AND IT WORKS!

Check out their success stories and testimonials page to see for yourself!

 Who is it for?

  • Entrepreneurs with a great business that need an extra skill-set to help the company grow to its next stage or to achieve a specific goal;
  • Experienced High-Level Professionals looking for new and exciting roles or a career challenge, whether it be a full or part-time position, Chairmanship, Mentoring, Non-Executive role, or perhaps a Sales, Finance or Marketing Directorship;
  • Value-add Business Angels looking to work with exciting innovative companies;
  • Serial Entrepreneurs seeking a new venture to be a part of;
  • Key influencers wanting to support the pitching companies in their regions, attend the invaluable post-event networking and become part of the Pitching for management UK wide enterprise network.

Event Details

ROLES ANNOUNCED!

1. Marketing Manager required for early stage luxury online boutique, specialising in bra's for curvier ladies designed and made in Britain with the intention of supporting British manufacture and based on the "made in Britain' theme. This role is initially part time and is required to help develop the marketing strategy and subsequent online sales and collaboration within selected luxury retailers. We are looking for an experienced marketing manager with specific knowledge of online marketing initiatives and campaigns through website and social media.

The right candidate will be involved from the early stages and support and drive the brand awareness in order to gain market share and competitive advantage. Initially targeting the UK market, the growth strategy includes moving to further countries and diversifying into related products including swimwear, nightwear and sportswear for the curvier lady. Remuneration will be based on experience and may also include an element of equity.

Please join the team for their final 2014 flagship Pitching for Management event of the year in London on 9th December 2014 at 6.00pm to 9.30pm at the new offices of Nabarro LLP.

In a new move to increase the focus on the importance of teams in ambitious businesses, come and debate with VCs, business angels and entrepreneurs about how to adapt the team post-investment.

There will also be four companies telling you about their big management challenges and asking for your help in solving them.

If you can solve one or more of the challenges you will be rewarded with the opportunity to join the company and take it forwards.  You may be paid a remuneration package based on salary and perks and for the lucky few you will be awarded a stake in the company in return for your efforts.

If you want to make a big change in your life to a better way of working - this is the event for you.

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Nabarro

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: ADAPTING THE TEAM POST-FUNDING

19.40 : 3rd Challenge

19.50 : 4th Challenge

20.00 : Closing Guest Speaker

20.10 : Networking and Refreshments

21.15:  Finish

Hope to see you there.  If you are interested in pitching at one of our events, please call the AngelNews team on 01761 452248. 

You can find the Terms and Conditions here.

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Jul 062014
 

Your last chance to get involved with an exciting business challenge this week before the summer break at a Pitching for Management event in London or Bristol

pitching for managementPitching for Management are ending their summer series in London on Tuesday 8th July at Nabarro, 84 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8RW from 6pm and in Bristol on Thursday 10th July at Burges Salmon, 1 Glass Wharf, BS2 0ZX from 4pm

At the London event you have the opportunity to get involved with some fast growth companies with gaps in their management teams that need your help, such as the following:

  1. We produce highly controlled graphene nanomaterials that are used in the next generation of high performance electronics, smart coatings and composites to enhance their electrical, thermal and mechanical performance. We are looking for two people to join our team: Operations Officer and Sales Manager. The roles will offer the right candidate an extremely exciting opportunity to structure the growth of the company in a sector at the cutting edge of technology. Sales driven remuneration will be offered, equity to be discussed.
  2. B2B Sales and Event Director Required for unique games development house. Specialising in games played in the real world (i.e. teambuilding events, conferences, networking etc.), this exciting start up needs a director level individual to establish the business in new markets, source clients and resellers and oversee logistics of delivering the app based product at events. We are also looking for a Digital Product Growth/Marketing Expert
  3. We are looking for an experienced individual with new business development experience who can provide help and advice on bringing a new cycling product to market. This part time role offers the right candidate the opportunity to get involved with the business at the early stages and help mentor enterprising young entrepreneurs.

More details on all of the roles on offer at the London event can be found here. Pitching for Management look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening for the new format event and they only have a handful of tickets remaining, so don't miss out and book yours now.

The Bristol event includes a panel debate featuring John Caines from Angels4Angels and Nick Simmonds, Technology Venture Partners together with some fast growth companies with gaps in their management teams that need your help such as the following:

  1. We are developing web-based applications to help small and medium sized companies to analyse the data they have, in order to understand the past and predict the future. We are looking for someone to help raise finance and bring the applications I am developing to market, and build a strong user base, in the UK, Europe, and North America.
  2. We are a revolutionary sales performance application that improves the effectiveness of ambitious management teams to deliver outstanding growth. We are looking for a software sales champion with CRM/SFA market knowledge. Candidates will need to have software and SAAS knowledge, experience of achieving market penetration and rapid growth
  3. B2B Sales and Event Director required for unique games development house. Specialising in games played in the real world (i.e. teambuilding events, conferences, networking etc.), this exciting start up needs a director level individual to establish the business in new markets, source clients and resellers and oversee logistics of delivering the app based product at events. We are also looking for a Digital Product Growth/Marketing Expert.
  4. We are looking for an experienced individual with new business development experience who can provide help and advice on bringing a new cycling product to market. This part time role offers the right candidate the opportunity to get involved with the business at the early stages and help mentor enterprising young entrepreneurs.

More details on all of the roles can be found here. Tickets for the Bristol event are going fast so don't miss out and book yours now.

Jun 302014
 

Find your next role at the next Pitching for Management event in Oxford on 1 July 2014 at 6.00pm - 9.30pm.

 

pitching for managementAt these events, exciting start-up and entrepreneurial businesses present their companies and the roles available to a room of senior quality business professionals. The roles on offer range from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

ROLES ANNOUNCED

  1. We are a team-based social recruitment and collaboration platform for freelancers, project leaders and employers in the fast-evolving world of work. Our mission is to become a leading online talent acquisition and management platform - and the leading platform worldwide for sourcing or joining dynamic, flexible project teams, no matter how “commercial” or “social” those projects are. We're a prefunded start-up (with a campaign now running on Crowdcube) but we already have a live prototype that's in active use and that we're consistently developing. The current team consists of a CEO/Head of Product, CTO/Lead Developer and a Community Development Director. We're seeking a Chair who would also be responsible for developing investor relations and a part-time FD who would also be responsible for looking after corporate governance issues (or one person to fulfil both roles). Remuneration would be on a sweat equity and/or results basis at this stage. If you're interested in working with us but have something different to offer than the requirements given above, still please feel free to talk to us!

  2. We have built an event information and promotion platform that harnesses end user existing calendar apps. We are now targeting museums, societies, charities, and sports clubs who want to increase tickets sales and/or attendance with better interaction with their target supporters/ users/ friends and customers. We are looking for business development people to join our team to achieve  introductions to sports agencies, ticketing agencies, theatre groups and associations with large memberships. The Women’s Institute, the Royal Yachting Association, the National Trust and Sport England are all great examples of partners we would like to work with.

  3. We enable teams to collaborate effectively on their written content, ensuring quality and accountability via our easy-to-use, powerful web platform. Our model is B2B SaaS, focused initially on the book-publishing industry but with opportunities to expand into other exciting areas. Our platform is in private beta with several companies, and we have our commercial launch in October. We are looking for someone to help the executive team to develop and drive our sales and customer-relationship strategy.

  4. We are the largest mobile wood fired pizza company in theUKbased in Oxfordshire. We currently operate from three units but are looking to expand to fifty. We are looking for astrategist to come on board and take the business to the next level, to expand the companyand help raise finance in the future.  

You will also be able to join in the debate to discuss What Makes a Management Team Investable with David Mott from Oxford Capital Partners and Leo Dunne from Arelldee Associates.

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Critchleys

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: WHAT MAKES A MANAGEMENT TEAM INVESTABLE?

19.40 : 3rd Challenge

19.50 : 4th Challenge

20.00 : Duncan White - Marks & Clerk

20.10 : Networking and Refreshments

21.15:  Finish

Hope to see you there.  If you are interested in pitching at one of the events, please call the AngelNews team on 01761 452248. 

Book your place now by clicking this link

May 192014
 

boardcircle non-executive director

When an SME executive takes a Non-Executive Director position on another SME board, not only does it benefit the individual and the board on which he or she sits as a NED, it also benefits the board on which they are an Executive Director – a true win-win-win situation.

That is the message from Boardcircle – a company dedicated to helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from having Non-Executive Directors on their boards.

non-executive directorKatherine Amery, Head of Operations at Boardcircle says that:

“Boardcircle provides a unique opportunity for small and medium sized companies to effectively ‘share’ directors, as non-executives. The non-exec positions are not salaried but aim to serve the professional development needs of directors; at the same time providing an independent director to help companies develop. ‘Sharing’ directors is not a straight swap, so Boardcircle works with companies to find the best fit. Companies join to promote someone as a non-executive and look for one. This encourages business leaders to develop executive skills in other organisations and creates opportunities for companies to experience a non-executive from a pool of talented professionals.”

non-executive directorBoardcircle was conceived by Martin Hawley, who has a passion for value-creating ideas, from his experience working in SMEs. He often found that the talented professionals he worked with at board level were closer to the mark than many professional advisors. Yet they could also be disadvantaged by being overly close and emotionally involved. Looking around the boardroom table Martin realised that his colleagues could add exceptional value to other boards, and in doing so develop their own skills as directors. Maybe some companies could share their directors as non-executives? And if this could be done at low cost it could revolutionise growing businesses, accelerating growth through better and more diverse governance.

This, in a nutshell, is the problem that Boardcircle are solving; SMEs, especially those with high growth potential, are often running with a very lean board that is focused on the day-to-day challenges of growing a business. They do not have time to stand back and take a longer term view, or reflect on what they are learning as they address each new business challenge – and they are more often than not unable to afford to pay for any external advice that they may need.

Boardcircle’s propostion is simple yet very effective – by creating pools of potential SME Non-Executive Directors in each locality they can offer:

  • NED opportunities for SME executives – giving them exposure to other business challenges and development of their skills to enable them to take the ‘helicopter view’ of a business
  • A cost-effective way for SMEs to benefit from having a Non-Executive Director on their board – someone who can be a ‘critical friend’ to the business
  • Development for the SME executive’s own board – bringing back the learning from the NED appointment to make their own boards more effective.

You can register your business for the Boardcircle program on-line at https://www.boardcircle.me/register

For more information about how Boardcircle can help your business contact Katherine Amery or call 020 8144 7205

May 182014
 

At Pitching for Management events you can get involved with an exciting business and develop your career portfolio

pitching for managementThese are some of the challenges that will be offered on Tuesday 20 May 2014 at Taylor Vinters in Cambridge

  1. We are looking for a Chief Marketing Officer to drive all PR and customer acquisition activities for a mobile social reading platform that connects Writers and Readers around the world.  Candidates must be familiar with Facebook mobile app install advertising productsTwitter's mobile advertising platform, and Google's mobile AdMob product. Candidates must have extensive experience of working in global digital markets and love working with Writers. Candidate must have experience of mobile User Interface design and Facebook viral promotion.
  2. With a pilot product operational, we need to explore real opportunities. We recognise that the video market is emerging fast, but see a gap to support the SME digital market. We recognise that larger organisations will be able to provide such platforms, but this product provides a private, customisable, easily changed CMS, that can be made flexible in the digital space. The main need is to examine viability during the pilot through market evaluation and seeking funding to exploit niche markets. We have the technical, project management,security, sales skills to move through the pilot to the market for SMEs, niche organisations - interim recruitment, consultants, accountants, lawyers. There will be a platform need for scaleability.
  3. We are a Cambridge based start up that produces highly controlled graphene nanomaterials that are used in the next generation of high performance electronics, smart coatings and composites to enhance their electrical, thermal and mechanical performance. We are looking for two people to join our team:
    1. Operation Officer – The position requires an experienced operation officer that is expected tomanage the execution of large research projects or commercial contracts. For the specific projects, the ideal candidate will monitor the operation against targets, budget, staffing and logistic.
    2. Sales Manager – The position requires a manager with experience in relevant industries that will help to develop our network of customers, distributors and industrial partners. As the company is currently making the transition from the R&D to the commercial phase, the role will be initially part-time.
    3. The roles will offer the right candidate an extremely exciting opportunity to structure the growth of the company in a sector at the cutting edge of technology. Specific experience in the oil and gas industry will also be considered for specific set of projects. Sales driven remuneration will be offered, equity to be discussed.
  4. Strategic Operations Officer – Channel Sales Officer sought for VC and Angel backed technology group. The candidate must have experience of the tech sector and a sales / channel strategy background preferably for taking, ‘disruptive’ technology solutions into public sector, UK private and third sector companies and global customers. The role will be London based. Potentially a share option package will accompany a salary which will be at a market rate for the role. It is likely that the position will be scaled up as contracts and opportunities are delivered. These are some of the characteristics the successful candidate will display:
    • demonstrable track record of overseeing substantial growth in a company environment in an executive or non-executive role
    • recognised for rapid results
    •  experience of smaller company environments and multiple product and market opportunities
    • career in the Technology sector with B2B business models, but target B2C end user
    • international experience
    • strategic and an operational mindset
    • hands on, high energy, people business

In a new move to increase the focus on the importance of teams in ambitious businesses, come and debate with VCs and business angels about what makes a management team investable.

We will also have four companies telling you about their big management challenges and asking for your help in solving them.

If you can solve one or more of the challenges you will be rewarded with the opportunity to join the company and take it forwards.  You may be paid a remuneration package based on salary and perks and for the lucky few you will be awarded a stake in the company in return for your efforts.

If you want to make a big change in your life to a better way of working - this is the event for you.

Panellists

Kerry Baldwin - IQ Capital Partners 

David Gill, MD of St. John's Innovation Centre and a venture capitalist at ET Capital

David Gee, Tower Tree (ex-TTP Ventures)

 

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Taylor Vinters

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: WHAT MAKES A MANAGEMENT TEAM INVESTABLE?

19.40 : 3rd Challenge

19.50 : 4th Challenge

20.00 : Closing Guest Speaker

20.10 : Networking and Refreshments

21.15:  Finish

Hope to see you there.  If you are interested in pitching at one of our events, please call the AngelNews team on 01761 452248.

To book your place at this Pitching for Management event click here

Apr 142014
 

Research focusses on what makes men and women thrive in the workplace

careerThe first major study linking personal resilience, gender and career success will help determine how and why some men and women get to the top.

Much work has been done on the subject of resilience, but there is scant evidence available on whether resilient men and women behave in the same way regarding situations and scenarios, from living and working through a large scale economic crisis to everyday office politics or family issues.

Following interviews with a number of respected business leaders providing insight into the issue, a survey is to be carried out by Sarah Bond of for business sake in partnership with Dr. Gillian Shapiro of Shapiro Consulting. This will seek the views of as many women and men as possible - aiming for at least 1,000 respondents - on the importance of resilience in the workplace.

The poll, sponsored by Nationwide Building Society and Vodafone, will be used to develop insights which will in turn help inform UK employers about how to better enable women and men to reach their full potential.

People are being encouraged to fill out the survey, which closes on Friday, 25th April. It will ask a number of questions, including:

  • How much difference does resilience really make to women's career success?
  • How is career resilience defined for women and men?
  • What helps successful career women and men develop their resilience?
  • How does the resilience of women at the top compare to and differ from that of men?
  • What is the role of the organisation in building women's resilience?

Sarah Bond and Dr. Gillian Shapiro said:

"We talk a lot of resilience as a health and well-being issue but little work has been done on the role of resilience in getting to the top of organisations. We simply don't know why, if, or how men and women are different in this respect. Hearing from as many men and women as possible through our survey will make a huge contribution to answering these questions. What we do know, from speaking with business leaders, is that resilience is crucial to success. This research aims to create a greater awareness of the importance of resilience to career success and identify the practical actions women in particular - and the organisations that employ them - can take to build resilience and progress to the top."

Keith Astill, HR Director at Nationwide, said:

"It seems certain that those who make it to the top of organisations, and stay there, are extraordinarily resilient and likely share a number of characteristics. As an employer that focuses on developing talent from within, irrespective of background, we are really looking forward to how we can use the research to better understand how to enable women, and men, to reach their full potential."

Sharon Kyle, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Vodafone, said:

"Resilience is unarguably a quality that is key to leadership and career success particularly in a business sector where change is fast and constant. However anecdotal evidence within Vodafone suggests the need for resilience is something more overtly cited among our female talent. This research will help us better understand if and why there are gender differences in resilience, and what we can do to ensure both men and women are a successful as they can be in their careers."

The survey can be found here. Twitter users can follow, and mention, the #resilientcareers and #resilientsuccess hashtags.

Source: Marketwired 14 April 2014

Mar 142014
 

Social Media for Beginners - Half-day Workshop

Tuesday 1 April 2014, Orchard Street Business Centre, 14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

13:00 to 16:30

  • Are you making the most of Social Media?
  • Is your LinkedIn profile up to date?
  • Are you using Facebook and Twitter to position yourself as a specialist in your field?

social media marketing workshop

If not then the Social Media for Beginners Half-day Workshop is an essential next step in establishing your Social Media presence.

Social Media has dramatically changed the face of career development – it is no longer about simply keeping your CV up to date. If you are employed or running your own business Social Media tools should be at the heart of your career development strategy.

Whether you are embarking on a Portfolio Career or a new full-time role you can increase your chances of success by using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media apps.

Learn what to do and what not to do.

Packed with powerful practical tips and techniques this workshop will unveil the mysteries of Social Media and equip you with all you need to enable you to establish an on-line presence.

Book Now

The fee for this ½-day workshop is:

  • £89.00 (+ VAT) for non-members.
  • £79.00 (+ VAT) payment with booking by BACs or PayPal
  • £69.00 (+ VAT) for Tier1 members

Places are limited so book on-line today!

Mar 142014
 

pitching for managementGet involved with an exciting new business at Pitching for Management on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 from 18:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Nabarro LLP
84 Theobalds Road
WC1X 8RW London
United Kingdom
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ROLES ANNOUNCED

  • The sector we work in is Advertising, more specifically Experiential MarketingWe are looking for someone(s) who can help us grow the business through hands on advice (not a full time requirement) but industry contacts and the opportunity to bring in business is most important.
  • A Company with a new and engaging approach to learning emotional intelligence knowledge and insights using bite sized interactive modules. Each module includes 'mini drama' videos demonstrating how to deal with everyday workplace people challenges. This exciting and fast growing e-learning business are seeking to fill two roles to help them grow the business: 
    1. Marketing Head to develop a marketing plan and help execute it, primarily to:
      • Develop the value proposition for distributors
      • Raise awareness of the business in their market
      • Develop the company proposition for the US
    2. Technical Head/architect to create and build platform to deliver existing and new products.

    Working at their offices in Basingstoke and remotely the package can be a mix of sweat equity, commission and or exit fee.

  • We are creating the first premium brand craft distillery in the heart of Oxford City. The distillery complex will include a bar and restaurant and we will be using a locally grown 2000 year old organic Rye to ferment and distill our alcohol. (Vodka, Gin & Rye Whiskey) This will be a sustainable business and all the spent grain (still full of nutrition) will be picked up by local organic farmers each week to be used as animal feed. They in turn will give us preferential rates and cuts on the meat which will be used in our restaurant. With 9.5 million visitors to the city every year, our primary income in the first 2 years will be via distillery tours. At this time we are looking for a very cool GM to help us pull together the company structure, apply for licenses set up accounting systems and help us set achievable goals etc. I am interested in finding a great structured organiser who is a team player with possible background in hospitality, drink and luxury goods sectors. I am happy to consider all strong proposals. There is a budget for a wage from September, plus I will look at rev share and equity for the right person.

Click here for more information on all of the roles.

Book your ticket now so you don't miss out

At these events, exciting start-up and early-stage companies present their businesses to a room of individuals with the right skills to help them reach their next stage of growth. The roles available range from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles on offer can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Nabarro

18.35 : Speaker - Heather White - Non-Exec Hub

18.40 : Pitching Companies

19.10 : Break

19.20 : Speaker - Marks & Clerk

19.25 : Pitching Companies

20.00 : Networking and nibbles

21.30 : Finish

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