|We’ve received so much great feedback via email and social media, it’s really overwhelming – so thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks to you if you attended
Attending EXPO’s and spending time out of the workplace is becoming increasingly difficult. So we hope you enjoyed yesterday, but more importantly you were able to take something away to help your business or organisation thrive.
Thanks to our fantastic speakers
Paul Rowlett, Founder of Everything Branded for the heartfelt story of how he experienced the struggles of starting a business and letting us in on how he created a £20m turnover company.
Follow Paul Rowlett on LinkedIn
Grant Peggie and panel of advisors from the British Business Bank – it made access to finance understandable and provided some great examples of how this Government funded initiative has supported a wide variety of businesses.
Follow Grant Peggie on LinkedIn
The East Midlands Chamber Question Time Event – A huge success, next time we do something like this it obviously needs more time. Really engaging, a terrific insight into the next few years of this exciting region. Chris Hobson, superb job hosting all I can say is watch out Fiona Bruce.
Andy Gilbert – Go MAD Thinking M.D. on how to out think your competition. It’s no secret I’m a big fan and his framework underpins how we design Love Business. Great talk, so much energy I’m not sure he breathed for the 20 minutes!
Follow Andy Gilbert on LinkedIn
Richard Shakespeare – Workplace Diversity Solutions, well I didn’t realise how funny Richard was – he’d give any stand-up a run for their money. But more than anything he highlighted the serious message to business owners, you need to be able to evidence you practice Work Place Diversity – or expect to pay the consequences.
Follow Richard Shakespeare on LinkedIn
The Marketing, PR and Sales workshop where I (Steve Megson, MD of Quiet Storm), shared the stage for a relaxed session highlighting the things any business owner can use to promote their business or organisation on a shoe string budget. Many thanks to my fellow panelists for sharing their experiences; Nigel Rowlson of The Dairy; Dawn Spendlove from Love Marketing; and Gemma Orton, Mocha Marketing. Not forgetting David Pearson, Director of Partnerships and Membership Services at East Midlands Chamber.
And not forgetting a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors – You provide the financial support to make it happen.
East Midlands Chamber – Main Sponsor and a huge supporter of Love Business for many years now.
Everything Branded – Halls sponsor and general fun ambassadors of this years expo (never seen so many smiling delegates with prizes)!
Duncan and Toplis – VIP Lounge Sponsor and did a great job of looking after everyone who needed to escape the hustle and bustle of the Expo.
Lexus – Love Business Driving sponsor and a great show of the fabulous Lexus range and enlightening business owners on the tax advantages of the hybrid.
KUKU Connect – Networking Reception Sponsor and providing the afternoon glamour and a place for all those working hard all day to chill in the final hours.
fsb – Cafe Networking Hub Sponsor, thanks for getting back onboard with Love Business and hosting the breakfast networking.
IoD, AIM Awards, PAB Languages, Mocha Marketing and Holywell Park – Without your fantastic support in promoting the event and evangelising, it couldn’t have been the success we all enjoyed yesterday.
Some of the feedback we’ve received…