Scale up your business with Inspire Elite and Goldman Sachs – For ambitious business owners with 5 plus employees
The event begins at 9.00am with the formal programme starting at 9.30am. There will also be informal opportunities to chat to the team and the event will close with a buffet lunch and further networking opportunities at 1.30pm.
9.30 Rob Perks - Inspire CEO – Introduction to Inspire and overview of the scale up landscape and importance to the economy.
9.45 Henrietta Brown - Inspire Business Development Director - Overview of the new service for growing SMEs.
10.00 David Ralph – Chief Executive, Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership - Overview of the strategic economic plan for Somerset and support for growing businesses.
10.15 Nancy Straates - Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme Director - A look at the Inspire partnership with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme and what it offers.
10.30 Goldman Sachs Alumni - Hear from business leaders who have been through the Programme and how it has revolutionised their business.
11.15 Stuart Elford – CEO, Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce - How the Chamber of Commerce can support growing businesses and the partnership with Inspire
11.45 Tina Paul - SERCO, Skills Support for the Workforce - Fully funded training programme available for growing business.
11.55 Upskilling your workforce through education
12.05 Jim Shaw - Shaw & Co - Gaining access to finance.
12.15 Q&A Session
12.30 Leadership in action
Inspire is a not for profit business organisation which has provided high value support to the SME business community through our highly experienced team of advisors for over 20 years. As part of this launch event, we have partnered with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme to showcase this valuable package of support to businesses in the Heart of the South West of England.
The Inspire Network brings together leaders of high growth businesses in a unique way to learn from each other and from a wide range of experts. It connects businesses rapidly and efficiently to all the publicly and privately funded sources of support, as well as world class entrepreneurs and commercial experts.
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