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Worcestershire Business Central

18 June 2019

Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Worcester WR3 8ZE

What's Happening

Bringing together the brightest, best and most inspiring innovators and businesses from across Worcestershire for a packed day of creativity, collaboration and innovation.

Alongside our talks and workshops you will find plenty of networking opportunities, interviews and panels to engage with or just bring your laptop along and co-work with Worcester’s thriving creative & tech community at The Kiln pop up.

The day also includes

  • Assisted Living Zone from Worcester Telecare
  • Meet the buyer at Findit in Worcestershire
  • Packed day full of workshops and seminars
  • Check out the Game of Zones area
  • Industry experts interviewed live on stage
  • The latest Tech & Innovation- including the WINN Robot
  • Winn Wednesday (on a Tuesday!)
We can’t wait to see you, let’s make Great Things happen!

Programme

06:45 - 09:30

Finditin Worcestershire Breakfast Meeting (£15 + VAT)

Meet the Buyer

The use of assistive technology within social care environments is fast becoming of interest to the care market and covers a range of electronic equipment and services that can help people with physical, sensory or mental health difficulties continue to live safely and independently at home. 

Plenty of organisations now look at using assistive technology to great effect in schemes like new housing to care for people with dementia and supported living accommodation.

Accord Housing Association is the first to confirm as a buyer and will be interested to meet businesses in Worcestershire with innovative solutions and new products.

**More to be announced shortly**

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09:30 - 17:00

Inspiring and enlighting workshops, seminars and fun activities (FREE)

Innovation Rules! Something for everyone, a day filled with inspiring and enlightening workshops - be sure to book now to secure your place!

Alongside our talks and workshops you will find plenty of networking opportunities, interviews and panels to engage with or just bring your laptop along and co-work with Worcester’s thriving creative & tech community at The Kiln pop up.

Innovation Workshops available (FREE)

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Business Development and IP [Click here]

'The Big Bang Theory' - How to assess your big idea?

Peter Daniel - Blue Orchid

10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 10 / FREE to attend

So, you have a great idea but how do I know it will work? We will discuss ways to establish if your idea has true potential, including the use of Social Media to mine information.


Places Available : 12
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How service team members can improve and innovate?

Alan C Clark - Key Business Improvement

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 5 / FREE to attend

Improve and innovate your service user experience by releasing the untapped knowledge and potential of creativity in your teams. This is a participative session with attendees able to take part in a scenario.


Places Available : 12
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Cyber, Tech and AI [Click here]

'5G in Context'

Rob Harrison - Alchemy Wireless

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 4 / FREE to attend

Why do we need 5G, how is it different from older G's and how is it going to change the world?


Places Available : 12
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Blockchain is a business disruptor

Dr Adrian Burden - BlockMark Technologies

15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 10 / FREE to attend

Gain an understanding of blockchain technology and the role of crypto-currencies, non-fungible tokens, and smart contracts, all of which are likely to impact the future of your business. This workshop will introduce you to some key blockchain concepts and how they apply in the real world.


Places Available : 12
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Funding and Finance [Click here]

We're making how much money!?

Ian Richards - IDR Consultants

10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 2 / FREE to attend

The importance of "knowing the number" in your business. Know which parts of your business are performing well and which are not.


Places Available : 12
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Is Crowdfunding Right for You?

Richard Slade - BrandRefinery

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 1 / FREE to attend

Find out whether your project is suitable for Crowdfunding or not and what practical steps you need to take to help increase your chances of success.


Places Available : 20
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Social Media / Marketing [Click here]

It's the end of the world - but at least we can run some effective Ads until then!

Rich Brown - Head of Digital Marketing at Quick by Design

10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 3 / FREE to attend

Paid ads on social media is one of the most cost effective ways to promote your business. The targeting you can do is unbelievably sophisticated, but more importantly is available for everyone to use. In this presentation Rich will guide you through the world of social media paid ads and how you can maximise its effectiveness - before we are all swallowed up in a data apocalypse!


Places Available : 12
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Get your customers to swipe right!

Emma May White & Esther Partridge-Warner - Real World Coaching & Online Media Works

10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 1 / FREE to attend

Awesome duo Esther and Emma here to help you understand DISC behaviours and how to use them to increase your social media reach and engagement.
PowerPoint free zone, swiping fingers at the ready!


Places Available : 20
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Hyperlocal, Generation Z and Content shock, what you need to know

James Vincent - Hot Source Creative

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 2 / FREE to attend

Are you a local business wanting to push your market further? Want to create ROI without breaking the bank? There are more ways than you think! Digital marketing can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Learn the knowledge and tools you need to not only survive in this rapidly evolving market but thrive! James will be sharing with you his latest techniques, methods and best tips you need to stand out from the crowd today.


Places Available : 12
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Harnessing the Twitter power of #WorcestershireHour™

Stuart Allen - #WorcestershireHour™ Founder

15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 3 / FREE to attend

What started in 2013 as a few Worcestershire business networking on Twitter, the hashtag #WorcestershireHour™ is now firmly established as a vital FREE local marketing resource for thousands of Public Commercial, Charitable and Community Organisations. Learn how to leverage a 'reach' of over 5 million unique Twitter user accounts every month!


Places Available : 12
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Transformational Leadership [Click here]

Mindset Deconstructed: An Actionable Pathway to Success

Alan Clark - Exponential Coaching

10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 4 / FREE to attend

Is Mindset an overused word or the key to your success? The answer will become very clear in this leadership workshop!


Places Available : 12
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Simple Skills for Amazing Mental Health

Jon Downes - Glass Full

13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 3 / FREE to attend

Whether you're managing a business, a team or yourself, taking a proactive approach to mental health can improve productivity and overall quality of life for you and those you love, lead and serve. Find out how in this practical, interactive workshop. Some of it's easier than you might think!


Places Available : 12
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17:00 - 20:30

Make it happen challenge (WINN Wednesday)

This awesome day will conclude with a WINN Wednesday event (on a Tuesday!?!) which will bring speakers from across the county to discuss the latest in tech opportunities across a range of sectors, the launch of our Make it Happen Challenge and the latest updates for innovators from the WINN team.

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