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FSB Networking In Bakewell In Quarter Two 2024

It has been a brilliant start of the year when it comes to the 2024 networking sessions hosted at our office in Bakewell. We have plenty scheduled in quarter two as we make our way from spring to summer, so read on!

The Federation of Small Business networking events hosted by our Managing Director, Debbie, have gotten off to a flying start in 2024, and we have no plans for them to slow down anytime soon!

Recap on January 2024’s session: Emily Coy, Business Butterflies

Our first speaker of the year was Emily Coy from Business Butterflies, who Is an experienced business coach and regularly attends our networking sessions, she spoke about three key factors every business owner should use to grow.

She uses growth strategies from the Pumpkin Plan book written by Mike Michalowicz and is one of very few people who are certified to deliver and apply coaching strategies from the Pumpkin Plan in the UK.

If you missed out on this session and would like to talk to Emily, she is a regular attendee of our networking sessions, so come along to one of the future event listed further down this article.

Recap on February 2024’s session: Tony Walker CBE DL

Our next speaker of the year was Tony Walker CBE DL, Tony has had a wide range of prestigious jobs in his lifetime, Including being former Managing Director of Toyota Europe, the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire and many more.

Tony spoke about what the King’s award for Enterprise is, and why small business owners should consider applying. Out of all the winners In the UK, over 95% have been small businesses, so If you haven’t ever thought this Is an option for you, we think you should definitely consider it!

If you would like us to share Tony’s presentation from the event, get In touch with us and we can share a copy.

Recap on March 2024’s session: Summa Watson, Derbyshire County Council

Summa joined us In March, and she is a Disability Employer Engagement Officer for Derbyshire County Council. Her talk showed how DCC can offer signposting and support to employers who have employees with disabilities, long term health conditions and hidden disabilities, and what they can do to support them.

Summa also spoke about a toolkit that her and the team were setting up, and what employers can do to support her in getting it off the ground.

If this sounds interesting to you visit the link here to get into contact with Summa!

Again, if you would like us to share Summa’s presentation from the event, get In touch with us and we can share a copy.

But what do we have coming up?

FSB Business Bootcamp – Branding Brilliance

Before we get into our Quarter two dates, we have some important news from our friends over at FSB!

You can join the FSB on Thursday 25 April, at the stunning Peak Edge Hotel in Chesterfield for a transformative one-day FSB Bootcamp in partnership with The Department of Business and Trade. Amidst these scenic surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of your day job, you’ll immerse yourself in a day designed to equip small businesses with the insights they need to achieve ‘Branding Brilliance’.

The event is all about empowering you to unlock your business’s full potential. With a focus on revitalising your brand and captivating your audience, the five remarkable speakers attending are ready to share actionable strategies that will set you apart in the market!

⏰ 8:45am arrival – 3:00pm
📌 Peak Edge Hotel
👛 Free

Make sure to also get this date in your diary, and we will see you there! 👋

Q2 sessions: Hear from Angela Williamson in April 2024

The first speaker In April will be Angela Williamson from Peak District Counselling.  Angela is an attendee of our networking events, and she is also a tenant at Peak District National Park HQ, which means she won’t have to travel far!

Angela is a psychotherapist/counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She works from her private practice, Peak District Counselling, here in Bakewell. Angela’s career path is people centred from her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, experience built in various roles within industry, love of training and now as a counsellor.

Angela will be speaking about how stress can affect small business owners, and will help us explore strategies for coping.

This will be a brilliant event, so sign up via the link below:

Date: 17 April 2024


Q2 sessions: We Invite Paul Dolan, IFA, to join us In May 2024

Our next speaker joining us In May, is Independent Financial Advisor – Paul Dolan, from Basecamp Financial Planning. Paul is also a regular attendee of our FSB networking session.

He has over twenty years of experience in financial services and is a qualified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Personal Finance Society, the professional body for the Financial Planning industry in the UK.

Owner-operators and sole Directors occupy a unique position In the world of business, where the needs of the business, and the financial life of Individuals In that position can be tightly entwined and so Paul will be giving us tips on maximising our fortunes for best efficiencies.

Make sure to get this date in your diary, as you won’t want to miss this!

Sign up using the link below

Date: 15 May 2024

Q2 sessions: You Really Want To Watch This Space In June 2024

Our June date has been set and the plans are In progress, so you will have to watch this space a little while longer, but we promise you that It’s worth waiting for!

Date: 19 June 2024

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