The ‘Tuesday Talk’ series of events are being held 8.30 – 10.30 am each Tuesday in November at the Drill Hall cafe in Lincoln.
The seminars centre round expert speakers sharing their knowledge and business experiences, with each week looking at a different angle of business development, from staff development through to forward planning, public sector initiatives to building competitive advantage.
The sessions are free to attend, you can book your place here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/digitalclustersregistration
The detailed programme is given below, but please get in touch if you would like any additional information.
Tuesday 6th November – 8.30-10.30 am – Public Sector Initiatives For Businesses
Session 1 – Creative Industries Network
They are the UK’s knowledge transfer network for the creative industries and are one of several sector specific networks funded by the TSB (Technology Strategy Board). The Creative Industries KTN stimulates and encourages innovation in the creative industries, helping people to realise the potential of the creative industries to motivate lasting change. Learn how they support innovation within the creative and digital industries and how they might help your business.
Frank Boyd – Director – Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network
Frank is an experienced digital practitioner who has in the past worked for BBC to implement a digital thinking approach to the BBC.
Session 2 – New Design Thinking
Good design of brand or product is no longer enough. Agencies need to learn how to influence the design of their clients’ services too. This is a hot topic and service design is a growing industry.
Lesley Gulliver – Director – What Could Be
Lesley has been working for several years with the Design Council on their national flagship initiative – Designing Demand and will outline the changes within the design sector.
Tuesday 13th November – 8.30-10.30 am -Visualise your business’s future
A high energy, focussed workshop where you can work with others to bring your dreams into reality. A fast paced process which leaves you clear about what to do next and why, so that you know where you want to take your inspiration. We’ll provide you with an electronic record of the meeting within 24 hours to help keep you on track
Brian Lawson – Director – Consilient – Controlled Change
Brian and his team have been working with a wide range of national public and private organisations to implement a controlled change to their structure and activities
Tuesday 20th November – 8.30-10.30 am – Developing You Most Valuable Asset – Your Staff!
Session 1 – Skills Development
There are many resources and organisations that are there to offer support and some funding for businesses to participate in up-skilling their work force including the newly introduced Work Place Learning scheme.
Bev Foster – Specialist Skills Consultant – Avanti Knowledge Network Ltd
Bev has been involved in the skills sector both as a deliverer of training and as a policy maker for government organisations.
Session 2 – Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships – what are the benefits for your business, what is the cost to the business. Is it right for your type of business? The facts
Mike Crosby – Employer Accounts Manager – National Apprenticeships Service
Mike is based in Louth and spends his time talking to employers in Lincolnshire about the nuts & bolts of taking on an apprentice.
Tuesday 27th November – 8.30-10.30 am – Is your business activity giving you that competitive advantage?
Session 1 – New Marketing Thinking
Are you getting the right business message out to your clients, are you giving the right impression that attracts new clients, are you effective in using social media marketing?
Marian Smith – Owner – Doo Marketing
Marian is a chartered Marketer, who has a wealth of marketing experiences, working in different business sectors, running her own business and also is contracted to deliver workshops for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Session 2 – Business Funding Opportunities
A summary of both National & Local funding opportunities for business and how best to take advantage of these initiatives.
e.g .The TSB, (Technology Strategy Board) is the Government’s agency for during innovation in industry and as such offers funding to businesses to stimulate UK innovation. They have a number of initiatives that are based on a competitive application process with calls for proposals throughout the year. One such initiative is the SMART Awards.