Worcestershire businesses look to future growth with Inspiring Growth: Business Development Roundtables

Over 60 local business delegates attended Inspiring Growth: Business Development Roundtables at venues across Worcestershire to discuss various aspects of marketing used in lead generation and best practice in converting leads into sales. 

The Business Development Roundtable events – organised following the success of the Worcestershire Business Central Inspiring Growth conference in September 2018 – gave businesses the opportunity to discuss barriers to growth with peers and utilise the business acumen shared by key speakers on the day. With the wealth of experience and wisdom from their field, the key speakers spoke on a range of topics to inspire business growth, including: digital marketing, social media, sales pipeline, time management, and procurement.

The inspiring speakers across the four  roundtables, included: Warren Knight from Think Digital First; Simon Williams from Arrivista;  Jack McCaughtrie  from Core Tree; Andrew Lavoipierre from Action Coach; Ben Feltwell from Baldur Digital; Mike Andrews from Full Spectrum Sales Limited; Emma White from Real World Coaching; and Alison Atkinson from Worcestershire County Council.

Applying the knowledge accrued from the speakers on the day, delegates were asked to create actions to act upon within their business, with the emphasis on returning to a final Roundtable in 2019 to discuss the outcome of their actions.

Louise Roberts, from Alimenti, who attended said, “I enjoyed the speakers, particularly Andrew Lavopierre. I have acted upon two of my three actions, already. I have heard from Jack McCaughtrie before and think he is an excellent speaker.”

Ian Clubley, IC Business Coach, commented, “This was my first event and, therefore, my first opportunity to meet with local business leaders which is really important. Both guest speakers were excellent and Ben’s presentation around PR was particularly useful as I’m a social media novice.”

Kevin Aisbitt, Growth Hub Manager for Worcestershire Business Central commented, “We are pleased that delegates left the Business Development Roundtables inspired with ideas to grow their businesses. We very much look forward to seeing the businesses again at our event in February 2019 to discover how they have flourished following their stated actions.”

To find out more about the Inspiring Growth: Business Development Roundtables taking place in 2019, please contact Worcestershire Business Central on 01905 677888 or email info@business-central.co.uk