Lincoln conference helps local SMEs to grow

  • Conference organisers: Charlotte Baxter, Project Manager at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Andy Clayton, Business Development and Online Specialist Marketer at Ruddocks, Vicky Addison, Head of Business Incubation and Growth at the University of Lincoln, Samantha Harrison, Enterprise Growth Manager at Lincolnshire County Council, and James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants. Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Conference organisers: Charlotte Baxter, Project Manager at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Andy Clayton, Business Development and Online Specialist Marketer at Ruddocks, Vicky Addison, Head of Business Incubation and Growth at the University of Lincoln, Samantha Harrison, Enterprise Growth Manager at Lincolnshire County Council, and James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants. Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite

After two successful business conferences, the Building a Better Business event series hosted its third in Lincoln this week.

The Building a Better Business event on November 6 at The Showroom in Lincoln has moved on to Going for Growth, looking at helping small and medium businesses across Lincolnshire to grow and expand.

With a range of well established businesses sharing their ideas and success stories from Shooting Star PR to Ruddocks, the day kicked off with Chris Robey, from Systematic Print and Design, speaking enthusiastically about how businesses can beat hard times.

He confirmed that diversity was key and to always have a long term goal with clear ethical processes.

Neil Gray, Corporate Finance Partner for Streets Chartered Accountants did a seminar on how to recognise the value of your business and how to increase it.

Rule number one was to plan for growth. “If you don’t know where you are going, how are you going to get there?”

James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, explained what Building a Better Business events aim to do: “They came about 3 years ago to support businesses through the recession. The initial event really focused on driving cash into businesses to improve the situation that businesses found themselves in during the recession.

“Today, this event is starting to look at how businesses grow at the turn of the economy and what businesses need to do as many may have just stood still treading water. Now what we are looking at is how they go about growth and development.

“They can get advice on developing marketing strategies, looking at the financials of a business and the funding that’s available. We are just trying to create and stimulate ideas that they can take away and apply to their own business.”

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