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How to Grow Your High Tech Business

When: September 2, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30
Where: NetPark, North East Technology Park, Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS21 3FD

GrowthAccelrator and leading high-growth coach Kenny Lang are partnering to invite you to a FREE Breakfast Meeting: How to Grow Your High Tech Business. GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country's most successful growth specialists where you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need for your business to achieve its full potential.

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Are You Ready To Grow?

When: September 3, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: HSBC Bank, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0BE

Are you ready to grow your business? Westray Recruitment Consultants invites you to a business growth seminar, featuring GrowthAccelerator and Winning Sales. This event will give you an opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses over a light breakfast, and will then feature three keynote speakers on the subject of business growth.

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Where Ambitious Businesses go to Grow - Blackburn

When: September 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:15
Where: Blackburn College, The Harrison Centre, Alma Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1DA

Are you ready to take your business to that next stage of growth? Are you making the most of your team’s skills and your business strategies? Many businesses know where they want to focus that next stage of growth, but struggle to identify the strategies and skills that will get them there. In this fast-paced session Andrew Dewhurst of Affilius Consulting will share 21 top tips for increasing sales, margin and bottom line profit - against a backdrop of ever-increasing competition, information overload, tighter margins and game-changing product innovations.

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EIS Explained - Breakfast Workshop - London

When: September 9, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:45
Where: Nabarro LLP, Lacon House, 84 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8RW

A free educational workshop from SMEs about the features, benefits and processes behind the Enterprise Investment Scheme

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Breaking Barriers to Business Growth

When: September 9, 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00
Where: Abingdon Four Pillars Hotel, Marcham Road, OX14 1TZ, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Are you aware of the various sources of funding and matched funding available to help grow your business? In this 90-minute early-evening presentation we’ll take you through a range of opportunities that you’re probably missing. A free to attend event in partnership with ActionCOACH.

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3D Printing: Cheaper, Better, Faster

When: September 10, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Mercure Dunkenhalgh, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP

3D printing is changing the face of manufacture as we know it – but how can it benefit YOUR business? GrowthAccelerator in association with Inovaris, FDM Digital Solutions, Finton Doyle and Boost Business Lancashire invite you to this free breakfast event for anyone who manufactures or purchases components

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GrowthAccelerator surgery sessions at The Hub, Islington

When: September 10, 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00
Where: The Impact Hub, 5 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ

One-to-one business surgery sessions at The Hub, Islington to help you explore the opportunities GrowthAccelerator can bring to your business.

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Growing your business vs. Scaling your business

When: September 11, 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00
Where: NoWFOOD Centre, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Chester, Chester, CH1 4BJ

Do you know: Where most of your business is coming from? 
Who your key markets are? 
 If you are communicating with your customers in the right way?
 How to stand out amongst your competitors? If you are unsure about any of these answers then this FREE workshop 11th September is for you!

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Have you got the Success Factor- The secrets of a winning mindset!

When: September 16, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP

Join us to hear some of the secrets of a winning mindset – John Leach Top Selling Business Author & Chief Executive of Winning Pitch. John Leach has over 20 years experience in motivating people to achieve success, from individuals to large corporations. Throughout his career John has designed and produced a number of management tools that are relevant to both personal and business development. His skills and expertise encompass personal excellence and motivation, entrepreneurial growth, sales skills improvement, strategy and innovation. His passion focuses on building high performing individuals and companies. This event looks at some of the techniques and how to implement them into your life / business and how to measure the results.

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Springboard Your Growth

When: September 16, 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Brough Business Centre, Skillings Lane, Brough, North Humberside, HU15 1EN

Join us for a free, interactive workshop designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses who want to maximise their growth potential during 2014 and beyond. If you have what it takes to 'springboard' your business to achieve high growth, then find out more about how GrowthAccelerator can take your business to the next level.

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Work smarter, not harder to build your business

When: September 17, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Mercure Norton Grange Hotel, Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 2XZ

10 top tips for easy selling...This breakfast seminar will be of interest to those people who find selling a problem; whose sales people are not bringing in the results; and who have great products & services and want to maximise their sales & profits. At this event Jeanne Kelly, business coach will concentrate on the four essentials that you need to be aware of for successful selling: preparation, contact, pitch and reward. We will also hear from Angela Donohoe from a financial viewpoint on helping you work smarter not harder.

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Breakfast & Networking at Vale House

When: September 17, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30
Where: Vale House, 1st Floor Vale House, Vale Park, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 1LZ

Effective sales and marketing: How to find, win and grow profitable customers. If you a business owner looking to grow your business and expand your customer base, this workshop is for you! GrowthAccelerator have teamed up with Elaine Owen of Designated Associates and Alan Woods of Woods Squared to offer this free breakfast workshop for local businesses with genuine growth aspirations.

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Winning Tenders in a Competitive Environment

When: September 18, 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Unit 6, Redcliff Road, Melton Office Village, Melton, East Yorkshire, HU14 3RS

Understanding the link between strategic planning and tender success: This workshop is aimed at SMEs looking to tender for contracts in the public and private sectors, including second and third tier supply chain opportunities with large employers including Siemens.

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GrowthAccelerator: Building Business Resilience Through People

When: September 18, 2014 from 10:00 to 12:30
Where: The Impact Hub, 5 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ

Join us for a free ‘taster’ seminar to find out how you can improve performance, productivity and sustainability by building a healthy, happy and motivated team. This seminar is delivered in partnership with HR and development specialists Jardine-White Consulting and Intelligent Awakenings Ltd, and is tailored to meet the needs of business leaders and owner-managers.

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Fast Track To Growth – Sheffield

When: September 18, 2014 from 13:00 to 15:30
Where: Information Commons, University of Sheffield, 44 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD

GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country's most successful growth specialists where you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need for your business to achieve its full potential. GrowthAccelerator will get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and help you identify the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

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Succession for Success

When: September 18, 2014 from 14:00 to 16:30
Where: Aizlewood Mills, Nursery St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8GG

This event is interactive - not “death by powerpoint”! Mike has brought together some of his typical experiences from the broad Customer base he has worked with to provide an interesting and entertaining workshop showcasing some of the attitudes and behaviors he has encountered in delivering the strategic planning process.

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The Antidote to The Dragons' Den

When: September 23, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS

Are you looking to achieve breakthrough growth? If so, "The Antidote to The Dragons' Den" is for you! Come to this FREE seminar to discover how to achieve business growth, without the need to enter the Dragons’ Den! You will be given a blueprint for achieving growth by establishing objectives, assessing your business environment, and formulating and implementing strategies appropriate to your own business

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Want to see your business grow online?

When: September 23, 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 5NA

The five vital ingredients for growing your business online and the funding to achieve them...Worried you’re missing out on business via the web? The five key things you need to know to get growth from the web … This innovative event will give you the chance to talk about the specific growth challenges facing your business.   Businesses have accelerated their rate of achievement by 300% when they have worked with Volition to get their strategy & planning into shape. ISSL are a local but leading digital agency and creators of ‘The Owners Guide to a small business website’ They are teaming up with GrowthAccelerator to give you the chance to explore the opportunities you have to grow online and the funding that might help you get started.

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Innovation in Action co-hosted by University of Surrey

When: September 23, 2014 from 13:30 to 17:30
Where: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

The Innovation In Action seminar, developed by the University of Surrey, will bring together technology, engineering and science community to see how research and innovation at the University can be, and has been, exploited for maximum benefit.

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Achieving growth through your employees

When: September 24, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Visions Learning Trust, Victoria Mill, Trafalgar Street, Burnley, BB11 1RA

Many of the elements of our businesses are relatively easy to manage - if machines break down we fix them; if we need money for investment that's usually a straightforward process. But, how do we make sure that the most complex resource for any business – its staff - are cultivated to enable your business to grow? From recruitment to performance management and engagement, people are the critical element that bring everything together.

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Develop your Leaders: Unlock Business Growth

When: September 24, 2014 from 10:00 to 12:30
Where: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP

Your senior managers are the key to your business’ success. Develop them, and your business can achieve fast, successful growth. This free to attend seminar will give you the keys to unlock that growth. GrowthAccelerator and SYLO Associates will bring you practical tools and insights into achieving your business’ ambitions.

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Growth Matters - Knaresborough

When: September 25, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AY

This seminar is a unique opportunity to hear First Hand and ask questions to the experts of the National Support Programme's for Growing Businesses. Growth Accelerator (Business Development, Access to Finance), UKTI (UK Trade and Industry), MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service), BGP (Business Grant Programme) and The Apprenticeship Programme.

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Chase one Rabbit

When: September 25, 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00
Where: Baltic Creative Campus, Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH

GrowthAccelerator have teamed up with David Parrish to present this free workshop: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. Take this opportunity to gain insight into how GrowthAccelerator can give you the framework to build a successful growth strategy and how adapting your sales style can increase your conversion rate.

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The Digital Media Revolution meets ... Life after The Apprentice

When: September 30, 2014 from 15:00 to 18:00
Where: Regus, Peter House, Oxford St, Manchester M1 5AN

Aimed at SME businesses, this event delivered by digital media specialist, Phil Crowshaw, will identify and explain the key drivers behind the reasons why traditional sales and marketing tactics no longer work in the Internet age. Plus Claire Young, BBC Apprentice Finalist and entrepreneur. Since taking part in the hit TV series Claire has gone onto to form her business ‘School Speakers’ – a speaking agency working with students across the UK & Internationally – is a government advisor on SME growth, women in business, enterprise education and youth employment, and enjoys a busy media career. She will share her insights to climbing the career ladder, setting up a business and how to promote yourself.

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Blast Off! The Business Performance Roadshow

When: October 1, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Holiday Inn Express Preston South, Reedfield Place, Walton Summit, Preston, PR5 8AA

In association with GrowthAccelerator, Affilius Group and Marketing Minds Academy. This successful event has been achieving ‘100% 9+/10 ratings’ throughout 2014. Make sure you reserve your FREE place and find out why.

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The Digital Media Revolution. All bets are off!

When: October 2, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Mercure Blackburn Foxfields Country Hotel, Whalley Rd, Billington, Lancashire BB7 9HY

In partnership with Barclays Bank, GrowthAccelerator and Geeky Group. We would like to invite you to this event which is aimed at SME businesses, it is part delivered by digital media specialist, Phil Crowshaw, of Geeky Group who will identify and explain the key drivers behind the reasons why traditional sales and marketing tactics no longer work in the Internet age.

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Growth Matters - Where will your Business be in 2020?

When: October 3, 2014 from 11:00 to 12:30
Where: Utopia at Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AE

Successful businesses don’t just happen, they are built! What must you do, not only to ensure the long-term survival of your business, but to Grow? It may seem like a long way off, but ensuring that your business prospers and grows over the longer term means establishing effective practices right now!

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Breaking down the barriers to GROWTH!

When: October 7, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA13 0PA

The Business Performance Roadshow, hosted by Barclays Corporate in association with Affilius Group, Marketing Minds Academy and GrowthAccelerator Tailored for Cumbrian businesses with a genuine passion for growth and best practice. This event brings together three of the most highly rated and experienced business growth specialists in a hyper-productive session. 

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Digital Leadership Workshop

When: October 7, 2014 from 10:00 to 13:30
Where: Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, EX2 7AE, Exeter

Superfast Business and GrowthAccelerator have joined together to bring you this exciting free to attend workshop which will help you to develop your digital leadership skills.

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Breaking down the barriers to GROWTH!

When: October 8, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: HSBC, 1 Forest Green, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9LJ

Are you ready to take your business to that next stage of growth? Are you making the most of your team’s skills and your business strategies? Andrew Dewhurst of Affilius Consulting and Marketing Guru Philip Dyer CEO of NXO will help you tackle the barriers halting your businesses growth.

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The Faster Route to Business Growth

When: October 9, 2014 from 17:15 to 19:30
Where: National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

A series of free executive briefings designed to show ambitious businesses how they can take the faster route to business growth. Since GrowthAccelerator’s inception in May 2012, the combined growth of client businesses stands at £1.5 billion: creating 36,752 new jobs in the process. On average, businesses working with GrowthAccelerator generated a 32% increase in growth and increased jobs by 36% in the past year – over six times the nationwide SME average. These exclusive evening events will explain how GrowthAccelerator can unlock the potential in your business as it has already done for thousands of other businesses.

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Growth Through Maximising Performance

When: October 15, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:30
Where: The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 5GA

An event for companies in and across the South East of England and surrounding areas, providing the opportunity to discuss how to drive your company’s growth.

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How to franchise your business

When: October 16, 2014 from 10:00 to 13:00
Where: Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport, Ringway Road, Manchester, M90 3NS

What is franchising and is it right for your business growth strategy? This event is aimed at those businesses that are established, profitable and looking for national expansion. Attendees will gain knowledge and insight into a viable growth option that could take their business to the next level. Those that attend will get to learn for themselves what franchising is and whether it is right or not for their business via a well experienced franchise expert who has grown up through 20 years of family franchising, being a franchisee and working in a wide range of franchise roles across the UK.

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Fast Track to Growth - FREE Interactive Workshop

When: October 21, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Thorpe Park Hotel, 1150 Century Way, Leeds LS15 8ZB

Join us for a free, interactive workshop designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses who want to maximise their growth potential during 2014 and beyond. If you have what it takes to achieve high growth business, then find out more about how GrowthAccelerator can take your business to the next level.

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Venturefest North East - Looking for finance for your business?

When: October 21, 2014 from 9:00 to 18:00
Where: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2AR

Raising funding for a business can mean meeting with a large number of funders before you meet the right one. The North East of England has a wide range of funding sources for innovative businesses, from grants through to multi-million pound loan and investment funds. How do you know who is most relevant and how can you get in front of them with your ideas? Venturefest North East and GrowthAccelerator have brought together 25 funders representing all parts of the funding ladder .We are offering suitable businesses the chance to meet with all 25 funders at Venturefest North East on the 21st of October.

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How to franchise your business

When: October 22, 2014 from 8:30 to 12:00
Where: The DoubleTree by Hilton - Chester, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3PD

Have you wondered…. What’s franchising all about? How can it accelerate sustainable growth and expansion? Is it the right model for my business? Attendees will gain knowledge and insight into a viable growth option that could take their business to the next level.

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Venturefest Manchester

When: October 22, 2014 from 9:00 to 19:00
Where: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

A leading business innovation event bringing together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from Manchester and the wider North West to stimulate ideas, investment and collaboration.

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“Buying Customers” with Brad Sugars

When: October 6, 2014 from 18:00 to October 27, 2014 from 21:30
Where: Multiple locations across England

“There are no secrets in business or life - just information you don’t know. Yet.” “Buying Customers” is an innovative breakthrough in customer acquisition, lead generation, and customer service with strategies to drive repeat business to you.

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The Faster Route to Business Growth

When: November 3, 2014 from 17:15 to 19:30
Where: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN

A series of free executive briefings designed to show ambitious businesses how they can take the faster route to business growth. Since GrowthAccelerator’s inception in May 2012, the combined growth of client businesses stands at £1.5 billion: creating 36,752 new jobs in the process. On average, businesses working with GrowthAccelerator generated a 32% increase in growth and increased jobs by 36% in the past year – over six times the nationwide SME average. These exclusive evening events will explain how GrowthAccelerator can unlock the potential in your business as it has already done for thousands of other businesses.

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The Faster Route to Business Growth

When: November 26, 2014 from 17:15 to 19:30
Where: Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ

A series of free executive briefings designed to show ambitious businesses how they can take the faster route to business growth. Since GrowthAccelerator’s inception in May 2012, the combined growth of client businesses stands at £1.5 billion: creating 36,752 new jobs in the process. On average, businesses working with GrowthAccelerator generated a 32% increase in growth and increased jobs by 36% in the past year – over six times the nationwide SME average. These exclusive evening events will explain how GrowthAccelerator can unlock the potential in your business as it has already done for thousands of other businesses.

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