The 2017 Wiltshire Small Business of the Year is celebrating Employee Ownership Day by holding a unique business event – with all Wiltshire based businesses invited.
The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is hosting a Business Update & Masterclass Event on Employee Ownership Day, Friday 30 June, at the NSBRC from 9:30am until 3.30pm.
A series of events and activities are taking place across the UK to raise awareness of employee ownership as an economically strong and balanced business model and one which is responsible for increasing staff productivity, fostering creativity and innovation, and improving employee health and wellbeing.
Harvey Fremlin, Managing Director of NSBRC, said: “We have seen huge benefits in employee-ownership and want to share our thoughts with you as well as provide useful and relevant business updates and insight from a range of experienced external partners.”
The event is free for all Wiltshire business owners and leaders to attend and following networking over a continental breakfast, the morning kicks off at 9:30am with a series of business updates and masterclasses exploring employee-ownership, marketing and sales.
The Switch on to Swindon team will be on hand to give an update their ambitions for developing the local business landscape.
A complimentary hot lunch will be followed by guest speaker Piers Taylor. Before the day draws to a close at 3:30pm, there will be a fun ‘afternoon at the races’ event in support of Swindon homeless charity Threshold with a champagne draw.
The full programme features:
9:00AM. Continental breakfast and networking
9:30AM NSBRC Update With Harvey Fremlin & team
A whistle stop update on the NSBRC and how they are progressing with their plans and aims in 2017, including an update on the NSBRC’s own employee-owned journey.
Marketing Masterclass With Rock Kitchen Harris (RKH)
RKH Associate Director Ian Moore will cover how to get the best out of the Houzz App, the basics of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), examples of Virtual Reality and be available to help with any marketing questions you may have.
Employee-Ownership Masterclass With Capital for Colleagues
Capital for Colleagues Partner Peter Matthews hosts a ‘Question Time’ style panel session featuring a number of EO businesses answering any questions you may have on employee-ownership.
Sales Masterclass With Re-Thinking
Re-thinking Director & Business Coach Stuart Whant hosts an interactive session on winning business. What are your biggest sales issues? What tactics have you tried already? Stuart will enable some group feedback and remind us all ‘how not to sell.’
Switch on to Swindon Update
The NSBRC is an ambassador for ‘Switch on to Swindon.’ Swindon is reaching out across the UK and beyond to make it even easier for ambitious entrepreneurs, innovative companies and talented employees to ‘Switch on to Swindon’.
12:30 – LUNCH: A special complimentary hot lunch with an opportunity to network with fellow attendees.
13:30 Guest Speaker: Piers Taylor
Piers Taylor is a renowned award winning architect, broadcaster and academic. His major BBC Two series, which he co-presents with Caroline Quentin ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’ aired in early 2017. Piers has also co-presented three series of ‘The House that £100k Built’ on BBC Two which demonstrates to self-builders how to do more, with less. The opening episode drew close to 3 million viewers – a first for an architectural TV series. Piers also presents the hit spin-off series’, Tricks of the Trade and The Final Fix also on BBC Two. He was also crowned the winner of Celebrity Mastermind in December 2016, his specialist subject being Bob Dylan.
14:00 Afternoon at the Races: Virtual Race Meeting
Help celebrate EO Day with a fun hour of virtual horse racing. Free ‘tokens’ will be provided to bet at our special race meeting. The final race will be the ‘Threshold Derby’ where real bets will be encouraged in support of NSBRC’s chosen charity for 2017, Threshold. There will be prizes for the winners!
CLOSE: 3:30PM (to enable you to beat the rush-hour traffic)
The NSBRC is located on Junction 16 of the M4 (next to the Hilton Doubletree Hotel)
Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way Swindon, SN5 8UB
To register for the event visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/employee-ownership-day-business-masterclasses-afternoon-at-the-races-tickets-35075718418
Or call the NSBRC team on 0345 223 4455
For more about NSBRC visit: www.nsbrc.co.uk
Pictured above: NSBRC guest speaker Piers Taylor