Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • May: Tuesday 16th, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre 12 Noon-2pm

    Time - Registration from 10.15am for Seminar starting promptly at 10.45

    Presenter - Anna Goodwin - Anna Goodwin Accountancy

    Topic - 'Your Business. Your Numbers'.

    Do you understand your numbers?

    Do you know which numbers are significant to move your business forward?

    Small business owners are often terrified of figures and financial records. It causes a block. A block to business growth and from turning your passion and dreams into a reality.

    Anna breaks through those blocks and will give you confidence and increased financial knowledge in an easy and digestible way.

    In this talk Anna will walk you through:-

    Being able to review your accounts and have a good knowledge of what the
    figures mean.
    The knowledge of which numbers are significant for you and your clients; are
    they early warning signs?
    Less stress as you will understand the difference between a profit and loss
    account and a balance sheet and why they are important to your business success.

    You will take away:

    A clear system for moving forward and growing your business.
    Jargon free advice to help you to focus.
    A better understanding of the financial foundations you need.

    Anna has been an accountant for more than 30 years, and has seen the highs and the lows of running a small business. As an Accountant, Author, Mentor and Trainer, Anna guides small business owners through the financial jungle.

  • June: Wednesday 14th, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre 12 Noon-2pm

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  • July: Wednesday 12th, Macdonald Burlington Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00pm

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  • August: Thursday 10th, Macdonald Burlington Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00pm

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  • September: Thursday 14th, Macdonald Burlington Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00pm

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  • October: Tuesday 10th, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre 12 Noon-2pm

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  • Bolton and Bury
  • May: Tuesday 16th, Red Hall, Bury

    Time - 10am for 10.30 prompt start

    Presenter - Mark Drage

    Topic - Keep the cash flowing!

    Cash is the life blood of all businesses and small businesses in particular are vulnerable to cash flow shortfalls.
    âCash flow forecasts are not hard to do
    âSimple steps can be taken to improve your cash flow
    âWhat to do if the cash is running out
    âHow to protect yourself if the cash has run out

    This seminar will provide jargon-free hints and tips that you can apply in your business to avoid a cash flow catastrophe.

    Mark Drage is a director of Ambledene Online, the cloud-savvy accountants and Xero specialists. Ambledene Online helps small businesses make sense of their financials to avoid problems and to clear the barriers to growth.

  • June: Thursday 15th, Last Drop Bolton

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  • July: Thursday 13th, Red Hall Bury

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  • August: Wednesday 9th, Joint with Central and East Lancs

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  • September: Thursday 21st, Red Hall Bury

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  • October: Thursday 19th, Last Drop Bolton

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  • November: Thursday 23rd, Red Hall, Bury

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • May: Thursday 18th, Barton Grange Hotel

    Time - 10.30 am - 11.45 pm

    Presenter - Adam Warren, Tandem Systems and Mark Drage, Ambledene On Line

    Topic - Your Competitors Are Using The Cloud - Why Not You?

    The Cloud brings significant benefits to all businesses. Your competitors are using the Cloud to cut costs and generate efficiencies. Can you remain competitive using your current systems and processes?

    - What is the cloud?
    - Why you should be using it
    - Why it is safe
    - How to implement the change
    - Illustrating Cloud Accounting
    - Adding more value to clients

    Mark Drage (Ambledene Online) is a Xero expert and a specialist in Cloud Accounting.
    mark@ambledene.com
    03330 020146
    www.ambledene.com

    Adam Warren (Tandem Systems) provides IT support, system implementation and re-engineering plus specialist advice on IT security.
    adam.warren@tandemsystems.co.uk
    01204 860050
    www.tandemsystems.co.uk




  • June: Tuesday 13th, Stanley House

    Time - 10.30 am - 11.45 pm

    Presenter - Henry Strickland, Icon Business Solutons

    Topic - 3 Vital Steps to Business Growth

    Is your business one of those that is going to prosper as we go through Brexit?

    Is it well-positioned for growth, or are you worried about whether it will even survive?

    Businesses that do more than merely survive in difficult trading conditions can achieve real and sustainable profit growth â bucking the trend and providing exceptional returns. Growth is absolutely vital for business success. So, if:

    Your Business is or is likely to be affected by Brexit
    Your Prices are Under Pressure
    Orders are Harder and Harder to Win
    You are Having to Work Much Harder Just to Stand Still

    then the â3 VITAL STEPS TO BUSINESS GROWTHâ Seminar is an absolute must for you to attend.
    Hosted by Henry Strickland of Icon Business Solutions, the seminar is full of ideas and strategies that you can start implementing successfully into your business the following day. So, to discover for yourself how to kick-start your business performance in 2017 and beyond be sure to book onto this seminar.

    Henry Strickland has been a successful management consultant for some 30 years and has helped many businesses, large and small, turn themselves around and position themselves for the future. He has a great track record in implementing successful and sustainable business growth strategies, designed and proven to increase profitability through improved sales, better marketing, efficient and effective operations and teams as well as improving the management of cash and costs.

    Please check out these links for an insight into how ICON Business Solutions help their clients achieve their business aspirations and personal goals.
    www.iconbusinesssolutions.com - website
    www.iconbusinesssolutions.com/download-our-book - âYour Business, Your Lifeâ
    www.iconbusinesssolutions.com/video-testimonials - to whet your appetite!

  • July: Thursday 6th, Stanley House

    Time - 10.00 am for a 10.30 start

    Presenter - Wayne Avanson, The Action House

    Topic - How to create video for your business,(Relax, itâs easy!)

    If you have never done it before, it can be daunting to know how to start or where to go if you have an idea that you want to produce videos to promote your business.

    But relax, it is easy. You can even do it yourself without much outlay or experience.

    In this workshop I will show you how to work with a professional company to keep things simple, keep prices down, get your specific business messages out into the wider world, and directed at the right people.

    I will also show you how you can get set up for yourself using a camera you may already have, or a smart phone and a cheap clip on microphone, a pad and pencil a window and a chair. And how with these things you can STILL get great results that look and sound professional, that allow you the freedom to produce quick VLOGs, testimonial videos, and so on.

    I can help with the scripting of your message, some tips and tricks for what to include and what to leave out, the kind of language you should be using, how long your piece should be, and your approach to being in front of the camera.

    I can also show you how to build from that to slightly more ambitious pieces, by practising simple techniques, perhaps using better more dedicated gear, adding some lights, finding what works for you and making the most of it.

    You will get the impetus to get started by understanding what the benefits are for your business, how to fine tune your messages well as technical stuff like how long a piece should be.

    I will show you how to do simple editing on your laptop, or even your phone! Then the quickest way to upload to YouTube to get your message out there more or less immediately.

    Following a few simple routines gets the technical stuff sorted, and considering a few sensible artistic choices will make sure you can get up and running with the least amount of hassle and the most amount of good, clean, professional looking videos. Those videos can be working for you 24/7 and as you increase your online digital footprint, you can take on more ambitious pieces when youâre ready to really take advantage of the power of online video for your business.

    Wayne Avanson
    The Action House
    www.theactionhouse.com
    wayne.avanson@zen.co.uk

  • August: Wednesday 9th, Stanley House

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  • September: Thursday 7th, Barton Grange Hotel

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  • October: Thursday 12th, Stanley House

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  • November: Thursday 16th, Barton Grange Hotel

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Liz Hardwick, DigiEnable

    Topic - SEO – Generating New Business, Even When the Office is Shut

    Did you know that almost three quarters of us now start our search for a new product or service online?

    This is why many businesses are switching onto the benefits of good SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and it’s ability to make sure that it’s your business being seen ahead of your competitors.

    But do you know enough to ensure that your website is at a standard that will make a difference to your business?

    Would you know the right questions to ask to make sure you’re getting value from an SEO provider? Is your website ranking well enough to make sure you are getting a share of the 3.5 billion Google searches that are taking place on a daily basis?

    This seminar is aimed at helping you answer the above questions, and giving you enough knowledge to understand what it takes to reach the elusive first page of Google.

    We will dispel some of the myths surrounding SEO and share tips which are working for our clients and generating those all-important leads. You will leave with a checklist to take back to your business and apply immediately, ensuring that you’re in the best possible position to become top of the list for customers looking for services like yours.

    Liz Hardwick is a Partner in DigiEnable, a training provider who works with businesses, charities and councils to develop their online marketing. Liz also manages a team who deliver SEO services to a range of clients ranging from business consultants to window manufacturers and everything in between. DigiEnable were ranked 29th in the UK’s Top 100 Digital Leaders in 2014.

    To find out more about Liz click here or visit https://www.digienable.co.uk/Who-is-Liz-Hardwick. To learn more about the services offered by DigiEnable, or to simply book time for a coffee and a chat, call DigiEnable on 0843 886 8470 or email info@DigiEnable.co.uk

  • December: Thursday 14th, Barton Grange Hotel

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  • January: Thursday 18th, Stanley House

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  • Chester
  • May: Wednesday 10th, The Chester Grosvenor Spa & Hotel

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Matt Fenn of Kirsty Craig Associates

    Topic - Where there are people - there needs to be a process!

    It is increasingly critical that your Business gains the most from your people.

    BUT all positive and award winning employers know they need to give their people the right skills, and boundaries to do their job.

    This seminar will help you relook at your people processes and ensure that you understand:

    When it comes to people and HR management

    *What good compliance looks like?

    *A quick and simple way to identify weaknesses in your HR processes

    *Understand the difference between compliance and best practice.

    So - come along and audit and sense check your HR processes - before its too late!

  • June: Thursday 8th, The Chester Grosvenor Spa & Hotel

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Maja Kenney of The Admin Office & Phil Ross of Sollertia

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  • July: Thursday 6th, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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  • August: Thursday 10th, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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  • Exeter
  • May: Thursday 11th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Owen Richards - Managing Director - Air Marketing

    Topic - Trust Based Telemarketing; Because Cold Calling Is Far From Dead

    This month's seminar in being presented by Owen Richards, Managing Director at Air Marketing.

    Owen asks,"Have you written off telemarketing as an underperforming strategy? If you have, you're not alone. Despite this, some of the most successful businesses in the world rely on it and report is as one of their highest performing marketing strategies."

    "For those of you who want to learn a new way to generate more sales leads for your business, this seminar is for you."

    Owen will show you a simple way to make sure you get the most out of your business development efforts. He'll challenge the old-fashioned sales mind-set and transform the way you view telemarketing as a marketing strategy. Taking you through a step-by-step process that you can use immediately to start generating more sales appointments for yourself, Owen will cover topics such as:

    - Identifying who to target
    - Perfecting your pitch
    - How to structure your sales calls and write a call script
    - How to build rapport and earn your prospectâs trust
    - How to improve your conversion rates from sales meetings


    Owen returned to the UK in 2015 to launch the business. Owen started his career as a tele-sales professional in Australia in the B2B space and quickly began managing a small team of 7, which he grew to almost 100 people between 2009-2015. Owen is a dynamic leader and coach, with a passion and flare for all things sales.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and the lunch.

  • June: Wednesday 7th, Exeter Golf and Country Club 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • July: Thursday 6th, Exeter Golf and Country Club 12noon - 2.00 pm

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  • August: Thursday 10th, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • September: Wednesday 13th, Sandy Park 12 noon - 2.00 pm

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  • October: Thursday 5th, Exeter Golf and Country Club 12noon - 2.00 pm

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  • November: Thursday 2nd, Sandy Park 12 noon - 2.00 pm

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  • December: Wednesday 6th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Hull
  • April: Wednesday 26th, The Royal Hotel Hull

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  • May: Wednesday 24th, The Tickton Grange Hotel

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  • July: Wednesday 19th, The Hallmark Hotel

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  • August: Wednesday 23rd, The Tickton Grange Hotel

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  • September: Wednesday 27th, The Hallmark Hotel

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  • November: Wednesday 22nd, The Hallmark Hotel

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  • December: Wednesday 13th, The Tickton Grange Hotel

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  • Lincoln
  • April: Thursday 27th, the Lincoln Hotel

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  • London Central
  • April: Wednesday 26th, Kingsway Hall Hotel 12.00 - 14.00

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Richard Hagen - Immersive Publishing

    Topic - Write Your Book - Grow Your Business

    Discover the publishing world's insider tips to ensure your books and products stand out from the crowd.

    This month's seminar is being presented by Richard Hagen from Immersive Publishing and offers a hands-on, practical mini-workshop exploring your expertise, the role books and products could play in your business growth plans and the mistakes almost every business writer makes that turn them into amateurs.

    Richard says;"So you want more clients,better results, richer rewards... you,re told that a great way to do this is to create information products - books, online courses, audio programmes, etc. The trouble is that beginners in your field and amateurs are also told to create information products - apparently that magically turns them into experts!

    Now it seems like everyone is creating information products. And most of them are pretty awful.

    As an expert you don't deliver information, you deliver something much more useful and until you recognise what it is you can't move beyond the expert zone."

    Richard's presentation will help you discover why sharing information isn't the answer and see what lies a step beyond the expert zone.

    Your presenter was foolhardy enough to mix twenty years as a brother, and then priest, in a Catholic preaching order with hypnotherapy and becoming a trainer of NLP - needless to say that didn't end well. He then retrained as a primary school teacher and, at the same time, co-founded mPowr Publishing and more recently, Immersive Publishing. Richard Hagen has spent thirty years writing, speaking, presenting, training, teaching, coaching and publishing; everywhere from sitting rooms in Barra to the classrooms of 'Souff' London and the townships of Cape Town. He has a unique perspective to share on books, business, experts and frauds, and life in general... and stories that may raise a chortle or occasional gasp.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.

  • May: Thursday 18th, Kingsway Hall Hotel 12.00 - 14.00

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - David Finch - Managing Director - Purple Frog Ltd

    Topic - A New Income Generation Strategy For Your Company

    This month's seminar is being presented by David Finch from Purple Frog Ltd and will focus on joining up sales and marketing so you can see how acting differently going forward can not only increase leads, whilst reducing marketing spend, but can also ensure more of the leads are converted into customers.

    You will learn:

    - How to really measure the success of your marketing and sales spend
    - If your business is geared up for sustainable business growth
    - How to generate and most importantly close more leads for your business

    Plus - tips and ideas on how you can develop an effective strategy to embed this into your business.

    David initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant before starting off his career as an entrepreneur nearly 30 years ago. All the businesses he has run have been linked to the communication and marketing sector, and he has seen massive change in the way success has been driven through marketing and advertising. The world of business has changed, there is no going back to the old models of success, so you need to change the way you think about sales and marketing.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.

  • June: Thursday 15th, DoubleTree By Hilton - West End 12.00 - 14.00

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  • Manchester
  • April: Thursday 27th, The Lowry Hotel 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Richard McGarvey from McGarvey Jones Financial Planning

    Topic - Tax Efficient Extraction of Capital for Entrepreneurs

    This month's seminar is being presented by Richard McGarvey from McGarvey Jones Financial Planning, supported by Steve Moy, and is intended to offer an informative and educational session with rear and forward facing viewpoints for entrepreneurs in the post Brexit world with a focus on extracting capital in the most tax efficient way.

    The presentation will cover:

    - Planning during the business lifecycle
    - A changing economic world post Brexit
    - Tax mitigation strategies for the 21st Century
    - Case studies and tangible ideas

    Richard McGarvey Dip PFS, ACISI, is the Managing Director of McGarvey Jones Financial Planning. His Manchester city centre based firm facilitates specialist advice for entrepreneurs and business people at all stages of the business cycle.

    Steve Moy is a Management Consultant from St James's Place who are a FTSE 100 company and one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the UK. Steve works closely with McGarvey Jones. He specialises in helping entrepreneurs and business people find the most tax efficient ways of extracting capital from their businesses.

    Steve holds both Chartered and Fellowship Status with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and some of the qualifications he has include Advanced Tax and Trust, Advanced Pensions.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.

  • May: Thursday 25th, The Lowry Hotel 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm

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  • June: Thursday 22nd, The Mere Golf Resort and Hotel

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  • September: Thursday 28th, The Midland Hotel 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Peterborough
  • April: Thursday 27th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Tracy Marshall, Approach Direct Marketing

    Topic - How To Get The Best From Telemarketing

    Synopsis:

    The focus of this presentation will be to demonstrate how versatile telemarketing is and where it should fit within your overall marketing activities. The presentation will cover how to get the best from your telemarketing and share best practice and useful tips.

    Content:

    Where can you go to find your prospective customers?
    What are the main telemarketing services?
    Why do many telemarketing campaigns end in disappointment?
    Understanding the bigger picture
    Significant benefits of having a CRM
    Understanding the importance of customer profiling & segmentation
    The benefits of integrating with other marketing activities
    Telemarketing Best Practice & Useful Tips
    To use a telemarketing script or not?
    Setting goals & objectives
    Understand your customer needs
    Getting past the gate-keeper
    Having the right attitude
    The importance of being consistent
    Open Forum - Questions & Answers

    About The Presenter:

    Tracy Marshall (Dip DigM) has 25 years proven experience of telemarketing, having set up an in-house telemarketing team in her early 20s. She has recruited and trained many telemarketing staff, been heavily involved in numerous systems set-ups and managed telemarketing teams across the UK.

    Tracy's career has developed with various internal and external sales and marketing roles for both private and public industries. In 2007 she launched her own business specialising in telemarketing services for SMEs. In 2015, after nine months of extensive study, Tracy gained the IDM Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing through The Institute of Digital & Direct Marketing.

  • May: Thursday 25th, Kingsgate Conference Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Emerson Patton From Bright Business Growth

    Topic - Structuring Your Business For Growth

     

  • June: Thursday 22nd, Kingsgate Conference Centre, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • July: Thursday 27th, The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • August: Thursday 24th, The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • September: Thursday 28th, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • South Herts
  • April: Wednesday 26th, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Cheryl Luzet - Wagada

    Topic - Demystifying the not-so-dark art of Search Engine Optimisation

    Baffled by Backlinks?
    Muddled by Meta Tags?
    Know your SEO from your PPC

    We're going to demystify the world of search engine optimisation and teach you valuable and actionable tips to get your website found online. Find out the latest tips in SEO, explained in plain English. You'll discover that SEO is not so dark after all ...

  • May: Wednesday 17th, Beales Hotel

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Matthew Holman - EMW Solicitors

    Topic - Tidal Wave On The Horizon: The New General Data Protection Regulation.

    The world of data protection is about to change significantly and the new law (called the General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR") will be coming into force from May 2018.

    All businesses, regardless of size, sector and turnover, will need to comply with this new law. The penalties for failure to comply with the GDPR are significantly higher than ever before. The maximum fine is 20m Euros or 4% of worldwide turnover, whichever is the higher.

    The new law introduces brand new concepts which are:

    * The need to report data security breaches within 72 hours;
    * Appoint a data protection officer;
    * Update consent wording and cease using opt-outs (where the business relies on these);
    * Keep internal records which relate to the processing of personal data;
    * The duty to erase personal data when asked to do so (aka the right to be forgotten);
    * Have specific contract terms in place with service providers where they deal with your companyâs personal data;
    * Respond to subject access requests within a new shorter time frame.




  • June: Wednesday 14th, Holiday Inn, London Elstree

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Dave Foulkes & Ed Lawrence - The Business Film Booth

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  • July: Wednesday 19th, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

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  • August: Wednesday 9th, Moor Park Golf Club

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Charlie Ryan - CMR Recruitment

    Topic - Management and Retention of your Employees â DISC Profiling

    Charlie Ryan will give an insight into how personality profiling, using the globally popular DISC profiling, can help improve the effectiveness of your recruitment, and be an invaluable tool in the management and retention of your employees.

  • September: Wednesday 13th, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club

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  • May: Wednesday 10th, Ashbourne Hotel, Immingham

    Time - 10am registration, start at 10:30 prompt

    Presenter - Read Hyundai - Provisional Booking

    Topic - Cars, Cars, Cars!!!

    We have Tarquin Philo from Read Motor Group coming to talk to us about Cars and how you can make the most of the offers available to you as a business owner. He will also be talking about some of the exciting developments that have taken place at the Read Motor Group over the last year!

  • June: Wednesday 7th, Abby's Wine Bar

    Time - 10am registration, start at 10:30 prompt

    Presenter - Carers Support Centre

    Topic - Carers Awareness Training

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  • May: Thursday 11th, The Stanneylands Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Chris Booth, McKellens Limited

    Topic - Stupidity: Why Irrationality Changes Everything!

    Synopsis:

    Everything that happens in our life happens for a reason and sometimes the reason it happens is because we have been stupid and we have made bad decisions! Our decisions determine the quality of our results and when we make stupid decisions we are going to get stupid results. But don't panic - because stupidity is a brilliant commercial opportunity for whatever line of business you are in!! We are looking at some deadly serious Nobel Prize winning economics from Daniel Kahneman and his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Now this sounds all a bit surreal doesn't it? But I can assure you that by the end of the session we will have seen how we make decisions and how we can protect ourselves and prevent irrationality from hurting us.

    Content:

    The seminar will give a taster of the types of topics covered by the McKellens Business Accelerator. The Business Accelerator is a group of forward thinking business owners who meet on the third Friday of every month to discover business success strategies and share great ideas. The sessions impart the wisdom of a long-established chartered accountancy practice, with the collective tips, tricks and experiences from the best businesses in the world and other business within the group. We cover a wide range of topics covering maintaining a life / work balance, whilst helping you to enjoy running your business, improving the fundamentals and arming you with the knowledge, confidence and support to take your business to the next level.

    In this session on irrationality we will discover how we really make decisions and how we are affected by those decisions. We will look at the areas of death, taxes and the bit in the middle which makes it all worthwhile and how by changing what appears to be small insignificant things can have a dramatic impact on the outcomes we can expect. But also we will be looking at why irrationality is probably the most exciting and brilliant commercial opportunity there is. We will look at the two golden rules of irrationality and how we can apply them in our own businesses as well as five other real life examples of where irrationality really does change everything.

    About The Presenter:

    Chris Booth is a business growth advisor, professional speaker and Chartered Accountant based in Stockport. Chris has over 30 years experience of advising businesses of all sizes as a Chartered Accountant (and he is a director of McKellens based in Heaton Mersey) but his passion is to help owner managed businesses or more importantly the business owner get to where they really want to be. And to help them ensure that their businesses are the most successful and enjoyable to run. Chris has been running the Business Accelerator sessions for over 10 years and has seen fantastic results achieved by those business owners who are prepared to take on new ideas and concepts, adapt them and apply them to their businesses.

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