Seminar 1 - Breaking New Markets in a Post Brexit Britain
Attendees of this seminar benefited from the extensive and varied experiences of two Award Winning UK businesses, and gain valuable insight in to the changing face of international trading as Britain approaches BREXIT.
Nick Broom of PVL and Tamara Roberts of Ridgeview Wine Estate spoke about the countries their companies export to and the challenges they’ve faced before a ‘Question Time’ session chaired by Rosemary French of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative. With first-hand experience, Nick and Tamara were able to answer a range of questions including; useful resources for exporting; changes to EU regulation and the effects on businesses, and the pros & cons of a stronger or weaker pound.
The session concluded with questions from the audience and discussion on what impact Brexit could really make.
Our thanks go to our Speakers, Nick Broom of PVL & Tamara Roberts of Ridgeview Wine Estate, our Chair Person Rosemary French of Gatwick Diamond Initiative, and our hosts Welland Medical.
Seminar 2 - Opportunity Knocks – Growth through Innovation
With issues like single use plastic & air pollution high in people’s minds, it is even more important for businesses to reflect the needs & expectations of their customers.
Anya Ledwith & Sandra Norval covered three areas to help businesses grow through innovation:
Systems - effective management systems & efficient processes
Products - innovative products & materials
Markets - identifying new markets & opportunities.
This interactive seminar gave attendees the space to think about the bigger picture. Thinking of your customer first and what their needs and wants might be, or simply networking with someone you wouldn’t initially think would be of relevance.
Our thanks go to our Speakers Anya Ledwith of Eshcon Ltd, Sandra Norval of Catalicity and our hosts, Canon (UK) Ltd.