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Meet the seminar speakers!

The seminar timetable for the biggest event in the North’s business calendar is now live! The event is open 10am – 4pm on both 17th & 18th March at Manchester Central and tickets are completely free! You’ll need to grab your in advance though, which you can do here.

Note that most of the talks are different on each day so feel free to come on both days with your free ticket. Once you have your ticket, you can see all the seminars and add them to your online schedule, to make sure you don’t miss out!

These are just some of the fantastic seminars you can attend at the event, not including the keynote speakers and the skills masterclasses!



Paul McGregor - 
Mental Health Speaker, Advocate, Author and Founder, EveryMind

Paul will be speaking on ‘Why it's time to start focusing on mental health within the workplace...’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • Why we need to start talking about mental health (it's not a weakness)
  • How you can support your own mental health
  • Supporting others, and spotting the signs that someone may be struggling
  • The power of vulnerability, and how it can change culture at work

Get your free ticket online now!
 



Adrianne Carter - The UK's foremost expert on facial expressions, emotion and behaviour for a commercial ROI.

Adrianne will be speaking on ‘Unlocking the face to unlock the money in your business...’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • The 3 most important facial expressions for Sales growth
  • How to spot the person that is not bought into your ideas
  • Build better relationships with all the people in your life

 Get your free ticket online now!



Robert Indries - Founding member of multiple profitable businesses with operations on four continents.

Robert will be speaking on ‘How to double your business in 12 months’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • The difference between marketing and effective marketing (you know, the kind that helps you actually grow the business and get more clients)
  • A clear plan on how to significantly grow your business in 2020, or how to improve your current one
  • What the fastest growing companies and business professionals from all across the world are doing to stay ahead

 Get your free ticket online now!



Suzanne Burke - Acting Small Business Commissioner

Suzanne will be speaking on ‘Cash is king, get paid on time!’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • The impact of late payment on small business
  • The importance of managing cashflow
  • Best practice for getting paid on time
  • How to access the free support of the Small Business Commissioner if you encounter payment problems
  • Understand the contract and terms and conditions that you have signed up to

 Get your free ticket online now!
 




Arnab Dutt OBE - SME Panel Member, National Policy Lead for BAME Businesses, FSB

Arnab will be speaking on ‘Are you ready to grow your business? The Social Value Act could be your opportunity!’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • Understand what the Social Value Act is
  • Become aware of how it will change public sector procurement.
  • Understand what businesses need to do to be ready.
  • Be aware of the huge opportunities to scale up

Get your free ticket online now!



Helen Dewdeny - Consumer champion and best-selling author of The Complaining Cow

Helen will be speaking on ‘What consumers love and hate about complaint handling’ at the Northern Business Expo.

You’ll learn how to:
  • Maintain and increase customer loyalty
  • Reduce complacency among staff and improve their productivity
  • Future proof the sales process
  • Keep your customers coming back for more of the same excellent service. 

 Get your free ticket online now!



Nicky Wilkins - Ex financial advisor for one of the top high-street banks turned Finance guru.

Nicky will be speaking on 'The 7 deadly sins of accounting in business' at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • How a fresh approach and potentially a new finance system can help move your business forward
  • Genuine real-world takeaways to go back to the office to improve efficiencies now and in the future

 Get your free ticket online now!



Achmed Essar - Record holder for winning the most contracts per business in less than nine months

Achmed will be speaking on ‘Triple your chances of winning new tenders repeatedly within 12 months’ at the Northern Business Expo.

What you'll learn:
  • How to source private & public tenders effectively (what bid consultants hide from you)
  • Win rates (the truth behind 80-95% tender win rates – what they are and how to get there, and why bidding professionals don’t like to speak about it)
  • Why most companies give up on bidding and lose out
  • How even “sole traders” can win £40k tenders (tricks and tips worth £100k alone and what not many professionals know)
  • How we enabled micro- and small businesses to win 1 tender per month within 8 months - (a safe & risk-free step by step approach explained thoroughly for everyone to try).
  • The power of consortiums (how to beat medium and large corporations, and why this works so well)

Get your free ticket online now!
 

See the seminar timetable here, where you can add the ones you'd like to attend to your online schedule. 

There’s also a huge range of free key skills masterclasses running at the event including Sales, Digital Marketing, Employment & Leadership and Funding. Not to mention you can learn directly from Google in their Digital Garage sessions. See the workshop timetable here!

Not to mention the inspirational keynote speakers, who you can see here!

Remember you’ll need your free ticket to the event at Manchester Central on 17th & 18th March, get it free online now!
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