Programme

All breakfast briefings will start at 9am.

February 22nd 2019
Topic: Data Compliance
Speaker: Alex Payton, Howes Percival Solicitors

Alex Payton, Director and solicitor from Howes Percival solicitors will present on GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and will take you through what you need as a business to ensure your compliance with this legislation.


March 29th 2019 
Topic: Social Media
Speaker: Charlotte Ashley-Roberts, Your Time To Grow

In the session, I will share with you what I have learned about using social media to build a business over the last three years as an entrepreneur. We will look at the benefits of growing your business using social media, choosing the right platform for your business and how to create a plan for your social media that works for your business. 

Clinic: a 1:1 session to discuss your personal social media goals and any queries you may have around them.


April 26th 2019 
Topic: How companies can engage with public and private funding and what they need to watch out for
Speaker: James Johnstone, Center for Process and Innovation


May 31st 2019 
Topic: Contracts – Getting it right from the start
Speaker: Daryl Lant, Institute of Physics

Daryl Lant, Group Legal Adviser for the Institute of Physics, will take you through:

  • how to create a contract and how to avoid creating one before you are ready
  • key terms to consider including to ensure your business is protected and the benefits of using your own standard terms and conditions
  • what to look out when presented with another company’s contract

June 28th 2019 
Topic: Intellectual Property – The Basics, The Myths 
Speaker: Richard Bray, Appleyard Lees

We will take a quick look at the basics of intellectual property, just to get things moving, or to recap for those who have some knowledge in this area. Then, we will go through some practical myths and misconceptions in intellectual property, which can lead to hassle or expense if not avoided. Finally, we might take a look at a hot topic in the area of intellectual property, at the time of the talk.

Clinic: Intellectual property can be very valuable to your business, and sometimes its most important asset. At the same time intellectual property is a subtle and complex area, and by its very nature often involving aspects of confidentiality or sensitivity. With all of that in mind, it can be difficult to get quick and specific advice to questions that you might have, especially at an open event or talk, where such questions might come to mind. This is where these 1-to-1 clinics come in, where you have time to explore and gets answers to any issues that you might have, all at no cost. 


July 26th 2019
Topic: TBC 
Speaker: TBC


August 30th 2019
Topic: The value of CPD to you and your business
Speaker: Vishanti Fox


September 27th 2019 
Topic: Book keeping
Speaker: Sean Fox, Finance Director


October 25th 2019 
Topic: Access to finance (funding and grants)
Speaker: Mairi Dillon, Access to Funding & Finance - Knowledge Transfer Manager


November 29th 2019 
Topic: Access to finance 
Speaker: Mark Scibor-Rylski, University of Exeter

 Please note: We reserve the right to change the scheduled topics and 1:1 clinic sessions as required.