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July 2018

Building Brands That Grow Businesses

19th July @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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When we talk about branding, rebranding or brand refreshes, we’re NOT talking about marketing, design or logos! These are just the vehicles which you communicate your brand through. When we talk about brand, we’re talking about the bedrock foundation underpinning your whole business. A strong brand DNA brings together the purpose, values, story, personality, offering, experiences to cut through the competitive noise in your market and articulate the promises you’re making to your customers. BRANDS BUILD BUSINESSES! This fast paced,…

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Webinar: How to Find and Tender for Contracts

19th July @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free

The purpose of this webinar is to show you how to source (public sector) contracts and successfully tender for them. The objectives of this webinar are: • To explain the procurement, commissioning and tendering process; • To show you where to look for opportunities; • To explain how to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ), a tender and the evaluation process. Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management…

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Webinar: Becoming Investment Ready

25th July @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free

This webinar will show you how to ensure that you are ready to seek investment. You will learn about: • CDFIs and ‘Lenders of Last Resort’ • The emergence of the Social Investment Market • What you need to do to be successful in obtaining investment Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive recruitment consultancy business for over 23 years and has worked in a…

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Digital Innovation and Product Design

26th July @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
South Northamptonshire Council, The Forum
Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6AD United Kingdom
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One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is how to evolve with the digital era to stay relevant. From untangling complex business challenges, understanding customer needs to creative and innovative thinking to create engaging user experiences, this interactive workshop focuses on developing strategies and implementing effective digital product and service design, helping you develop a competitive advantage in an ever expanding digital world. This workshop starts with planning, strategy and Ideation, looking into conceptualisation and ideation modelling, the importance…

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Drop-in Brackmills

27th July @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Costa Coffee, Brackmills Trade Park, Caswell Road, Brackmills.

The Growth Hub has teamed up with Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District to run these monthly two-hour drop-in sessions.  Businesses are invited to drop-in at any point  between 12 pm – 2 pm  at Costa Coffee on Brackmills Trade Park.  The grant schemes are part of wider packages of support offered by Northamptonshire Growth Hub and include 121 business advice, a variety of workshops and access to expert knowledge. Call 01604 212696, or email enquiries@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk for details on eligibility and how to apply.…

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August 2018

Business Plan Masterclass

2nd August @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Your business plan is a mission statement that sets out your vision, structure, methods, and helps you plan for the future; your business plan is a ‘living document’, meaning it should be periodically revised and updated as your company grows and changes. While many companies create a business plan to attract external funding, a business plan is also a vital internal document that can help you to develop a course of action to achieve your objectives, establish benchmarks to measure…

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Managing Intellectual Property in your Business Workshop

7th August @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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You can come up with the best invention in the world but unless that invention is protected then you run the risk of someone stealing that idea and claiming it as their own. The prime assets of an organisation are the innovations, technologies and products that it exploits. The right investment protection and development of these assets, when properly handled, provides competitive leverage and builds for the long term. Delivered by Robert Looker of Highbury Ltd, this workshop will look at the…

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Northamptonshire Manufacturing Forum

8th August @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

The Forum is led by manufacturers for manufacturers to enable sharing of best practice and information – a local forum with global aspirations. Discussions have included cross sector mentoring schemes and support available to companies. This forum will concentrate around apprenticeship schemes and best practice around introduction. All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise notified For more details please email charlotte.patrick@northampton.ac.uk We are always keen to hear from potential new members interested in joining these popular and proactive groups, which are…

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Creative thinking: how to generate breakthrough ideas for competitive advantage

15th August @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Creativity, strategy and innovation are no longer optional in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Now considered essential to maintaining a competitive edge, many organizations are seeking ways to unleash new perspectives and fresh thinking about their products, markets, challenges and competitors. Understanding the thinking styles involved in the different phases of the creative and strategic thinking processes allow individuals and organizations to more effectively take advantage and apply the brain power available to them. Understanding innovation and how it can…

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Cyber Security with GDPR

17th August @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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With the new data protection law now in effect have you updated your Cyber Security to make sure you stay compliant? You need to ensure that your business is complying with the updated law, otherwise you could be at risk of a penalty fine. Don't put yourself or your business at risk; come along to our half-day workshop to find out what you can do to make sure you are equipped to manage your cyber security risks and that you…

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