Inspiring our future workforce
An interactive panel session, chaired by Nicolas Heslop, introducing the West Kent Enterprise Adviser Network. The network links schools and businesses across West Kent to provide meaningful encounters with the world of work. Businesses who become involved become part of a national network of business volunteers making a lasting positive impact on the futures of young people. Learn about the many benefits to your business from engaging with the Network.
Phil started with the Bank of England in 1987 having spent three years teaching economics and mathematics in SE London.
After four years working as a statistician on money supply data, Phil moved to the management's accounts office in the Bank, providing detailed cost briefing to Governors and Directors.
In 1994 Phil joined the Bank of England's agency network,
in October 2008 he was appointed to be the Agent in the South East & East Anglia.
Phil will be giving an economic update looking at the latest Bank of England’s forecasts for growth and inflation and market perceptions on the future path of interest rates. You will get an insight into the Bank’s thinking on Monetary Policy, a look at the latest market perceptions, a review of current economic data and why the Bank uses soft data to inform its decision making
Preparing for artificial intelligence – the next wave of business disruption
Katie King is recognised in the field of artificial intelligence, social business and is a regular commentator on TV and radio
Change is now the only constant for today’s Kent business. Whilst many still grapple with using social channels and evolving into becoming social businesses, lurking around the corner are the further dizzying challenges posed by artificial intelligence
Deloitte's latest report reveals that many leaders are unprepared to deal with the future of work and a digitised workforce. So how can businesses balance the achievement of their business goals today whilst preparing for future innovation?
Katie will be speaking about how you must prepare for artificial intelligence – the next wave of business disruption.
How to escape marketing overwhelm (And win more business doing less)
Kim Arnold is a UK-renowned business growth expert who achieves some spectacular marketing and sales results.
She’s spent two decades getting businesses to ditch their boring corporate jargon and bland branding so they become irresistible to their clients. She has worked for Deutsche Bank and Thomson Reuters and is a ghost writer for CEOs in all the major business press including the Times and the Financial Times.
Do you hate marketing your business (but want more clients)?
Do you struggle with
• Juggling marketing with running your business
• Dipping your toe in a bit of social media and blogging, but not winning more clients
• Feeling paralysed and overwhelmed by the sheer avalanche of marketing options available
(but knowing you need to do something)
You’re not alone. If you want to get on top of your marketing once and for all, now’s your chance. Kim will share her secrets on how to attract more clients, faster, and the tricks to effortless, effective marketing.
Jonathan joined the Company in 1991. Was Company Secretary until July 1994 and Tied Trade Director until 1999 when he was appointed Managing Director; he was appointed Chief Executive in 2003. He is a Barrister-at-law and was a Management Consultant with the COBA Group from 1987 to 1991.
He is a Non-Executive Director of the St Austell Brewery Company Ltd and a trustee of the Leeds Castle Foundation. He was Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association until December 2015 and then became Chairman of Visit Kent from this date. In July 2016, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Kent.
Jonathan will be covering the following:
• Getting business to the next steps
• Key messages (Aims & objectives, cashflow, assets, governance and structure)
Supercharge your brand
Disruptive marketer, paleontologist, founder of the Brand Bucket Company, author, serial entrepreneur, marketing and rebrand expert. Also known as the Challenge Marketeer
A sought after face of experience for the last 29 years through his unique marketing engagement with over 450 brand launches to his name
In this dynamic and interactive session, you will be taken through a brand framework that has been applied to over 4700 products and services worldwide.
Building your brand is no different to the way big corporates build their brands. It is no longer just about ‘what’ you do or ‘why’ you do what you do but all about ‘how’ you engage with the people who buy from you. All brought to life with real examples and stories to get you thinking and to help you supercharge your brand.
Having worked with some of the biggest brands in the world his experience and wealth of knowledge is immense
Find out how marketing works today and how to engage prospects in a new way
Oliver Trailor, Managing Director,
Oliver is the Managing Director of Runway Training, an award winning Kent based training provider. They deliver 15 different apprenticeships as well as supporting 16-24 year olds in to employment across the county. A 2018 Kent Invicta Chamber Finalist in the category of Entrepreneur of The Year, Oliver has secured contracts with major employers including Vision Express, Holiday Extras and the NHS.
Will Edge, Founder & Distiller,
Greensand Ridge Distillery
Will set up Greensand Ridge in 2015 to make gin, fruit brandies and rums, making spirits with a local influence, using sustainable practices and turning surplus produce from local growers into fine spirits. Their spirits have since won multiple awards and the distillery awarded the only Master Medal worldwide for Green Initiatives by the Spirits Business.
I started FullaBeanies 5 years ago while on maternity leave and giving up smoking. I started making hats for my friends children and was asked to start selling them at local fairs. FullaBeanies has evolved since then and now stocked in the National Trust South East, Hever Castle and Notcutts
SIX business growth experts reveal how to unlock accelerated growth for your business - without risking your assets (money) or your lifestyle
Who should attend?
Owners and directors of small to medium sized business, including start-ups, who are frustrated by the lack of income and profit growth.
FREE to all West Kent Enterprise Adviser Network Members.
Or £27+VAT for all other delegates. Includes: