Events

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Steve Smith, Founder of Poundland

Tosca Lahiri, Founder of Wicked Spider

Murder on the Internet Express – How to Kill your Website Marketing in 3 Easy Steps

For over 15 years Tosca has been working with organisations, small and large, who wonder why their website marketing isn’t meeting their expectations. Even in a world where Google offers free advice all day and all night, Tosca meets people every week who are very frustrated with their online marketing. The lessons shared in this short, motivational talk are universal truths that apply whether you are a solo entrepreneur or multi million pound organisation.

Testimonial from a previous talk in London, December 2015:

“We had a fantastic main speaker – Tosca Lahiri who enlightened us with a insight to online marketing and running a successful website. A very useful and powerful talk which most certainly appealed to all listeners providing detailed knowledge on creating and increasing business opportunities…”

Tosca Lahiri helps people become more successful by supporting them with the technical aspects of marketing their organisation online. Tosca is the charismatic founder of Wicked Spider, a specialist web design consultancy, training and video marketing agency. Tosca thrives in opening up the world of websites and technology so that those without a formal training in the field can enter and feel empowered. Tosca has recently been nominated for an Excellence in Digital Enterprise Award. Tosca is passionate about helping businesses like yours to achieve their goals.

Venue

Carvers Building Supplies
Littles Lane
Wolverhampton
WV1 1JY

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Business Stands

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well.

Catering

A hot buffet will be served during this event

Raffle

We will be holding a raffle on the night so please bring some cash. If you would like to donate a prize please email info@wbfonline.org/.


Call 01902 577 000  for more details about the event.

We look forward  to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 to 1900
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
Please let us know if you don’t want your photograph taken as they will be used in marketing our networking events.
Location Carvers Builders Merchant
Little's Ln
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1JY

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March 3, 2016

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Marc Fleetham – from the University of Wolverhampton
Grow your business using ‘Greenshoots’

Marc is going to tell us about the ‘Greenshoots’ project which supplies grants to local business. He will explain how the funding works and what businesses can benefit from the grants. We will also learn how to access the money, how to get help in completing the application, and how long it all takes. To bring it to life, Marc will introduce us to a small local company who have gone through the process. They will explain their journey and what benefits they gained from it.

Marc’s background started in Steel, Construction and Petrochemical industries as a business development/change management specialist before joining the University of Wolverhampton in 2000. As Director of Business Solutions Marc manages a large team who work on both internal on research, and externally on income generation activities which contribute to around £35million of income per annum. He also collaborates with strategic partners from across the World, for example establishing sustainable programs in North East Nigeria; and advising The Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman, on enterprise curriculum development for the countries Universities sector.

Marc also has first-hand experience of the issues affecting small businesses from his four years running his own Marketing and PR company

Nigel Birch – Senior Research & Development/Knowledge Transfer Manager University of Wolverhampton
‘The Big Pig’

Nigel is going introduce us to ‘The Big Pig’ which is an approach that SME’s can take to improve innovation within their business. He will be discussing with us both business and product innovation and how, with limited innovation funds, we can all make incremental improvements that show an improvement in our profits. As an example Nigel will demonstrate how this approach has been introduced into a small packaging company. He will explain their journey and what benefits they gained from it.

Nigel started his working career with Rolls Royce Aero Engines, was also the Operations Director for Fuji Film Digital Imaging Systems and has held directorships with engineering companies in the High Value Manufacturing Sector.

Before joining the University of Wolverhampton four years ago, Nigel was Knowledge Transfer Adviser for the West Midlands working for InnovateUK. He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Brussels based Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) and a European Ambassador for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building Global Innovators Program.

Nigel has extensive experience of managing business growth in the technical and innovation sectors, and is also a European Commission registered expert, in addition to delivering a number of award winning Entrepreneurial programs for the University.

Venue

University of Wolverhampton Science Park

Technology Centre (Main Auditorium)

Glaisher Drive

Wolverhampton WV10 9RU

MAP

Business Stands – £20 per event –SOLD OUT

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well.

100 A4 leaflets on seats – £10 per event

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be made available and dropped into Carvers reception at least 48 hours prior to the event. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

A hot buffet will be served during this event

Raffle

We will be holding a raffle on the night so please bring some cash. If you would like to donate a prize please email info@wbfonline.org


Call 01902 577 000  for more details about the event.

We look forward  to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 to 1900
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
Location University of Wolverhampton Science Park
Technology Centre (Main Auditorium)
Glaisher Drive
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV10 9RU

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June 9, 2016

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Chris Green – from Calloway Green
Creating Content that Creates Clients

The world is getting more competitive all the time. You must stand out to stand a chance. It’s easy to say ‘just differentiate yourself’ but how exactly can you do this?  Chris will show you how you can turn your own expertise into content that positions you as an expert, gaining the trust of your potential customers so that you win more business.

Chris Green a Strategic Internet Marketer with a passion to see small and medium sized businesses succeed and thrive.

For the past eleven years he’s been helping organisations and business leaders increase the number of quality customers to their business through high impact internet marketing strategies.

This means he mostly gets involved with helping on:

  • Internet Marketing Strategies
  • Lead Generation
  • Niche Marketing
  • Profitable Niche Selection
  • Website conversion
  • List Building

He is also a husband and father of three.

Alison Reeves – The Bid Writer from Write to Win
10 Golden Rules for Writing Bids that Win

Bid writing is a skill in itself. Although there can be very technical elements to a bid document, for the most part it is a selling document, and you are in competition with other suppliers. The purpose of a bid document is normally to demonstrate to a potential customer that the business has the knowledge and skill to provide a product or service; and to do so in a timely manner and to an agreed budget. You also want to convince your prospect that you are the best person to handle their business.  The whole purpose of the document is to provide this information in a clear and concise way – the holy grail of bid writing!

Alison is an experienced freelance technical communicator with a career in documentation spanning over 30 years. She currently specialises in all forms of persuasive writing, helping organisations to write Bids, Tenders and Proposals in addition to writing persuasive copy for websites. Both of these specialisms involve writing case studies to showcase the knowledge and experience of the business.  Customers include Microsoft, Fujitsu, Tata, Shell, Siemens, Balfour Beatty Construction, Xerox, Compass Group, Housing Associations and as well as local businesses and charities. Alison is also a creator and trainer of business writing training and a member of the ISTC.

Venue

Lifespring Church, 34 Clifton St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 0QT

Exhibition Stands

SOLD OUT

100 A4 leaflets on seats – £10 per event

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be made available and dropped into Carvers reception at least 48 hours prior to the event. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

A buffet will be served during this event

Call 01902 577 000  for more details about the event.

We look forward  to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 to 1900
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
Location LifeSpring Church
34 Clifton St
Wolverhampton WV3 0QT

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Hosted By WBF




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September 8, 2016

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Charlie Hutton
How to Legally Murder your Competitors Online

Charlie will be telling us about his customer attraction system for doubling, tripling, or quadrupling your results now…  Here’s what you’ll discover in this talk:

  • How to get the exact name and address of every man, woman and child who is ever likely to become one of your customers!
  • How to use cheap little online ads to generate an enormous daily number of leads…
  • How to turn those leads on to hot qualified customers while simultaneously helping them ALOT!
  • How to attract more business in an under the radar way that nobody else is doing…
  • The ugly truth about email marketing – it sucks… and what you can do about it…
  • How to eliminate cold calling and to get your leads to actually call you! … and much, MUCH more

Charlie Hutton is two times Bestselling author, consultant and entrepreneur and has written extensively about the subjects of marketing and business-building. In his books, workshops and seminars he teaches business owners how to dramatically increase leads, prospects and sales while minimising their marketing expenses.

He’s been referred to as a “Direct Response Aficionado On Steroids,” and as part of his consulting activity Charlie’s clients range from large national corporates, like Center Parcs, Microsoft and Tefal to TV and radio celebrities, as well as many small but mighty entrepreneurial businesses.

Be prepared for a hurricane of ideas, step by step strategy and some frantic not taking…

Andy Gwynn – 3 Degrees Social
How to Get More Business From Your Use of Linkedin

Andy is considered as one of the most sought after Linkedin trainers and coaches in the UK.  He is a leading business coach, speaker and author who has coached 100’s of business owners and corporate directors to greater profitability, more free time and successful relationships across their business and personal lives. He has helped 100’s of businesses to generate more sales through their use of Linkedin.

He has addressed audiences such as the Institute of directors and international audiences throughout Europe and as far afield as the U.S.A and New Zealand. He has spoken alongside Brad Sugars, Keith Cunningham, Jeffrey Gitomer and Paddi Lund.

Andy has trained and spoken with some of the best speakers and trainers in the world and his passion is teaching world class leadership, communication and sales skills.  He has helped client’s double and triple their businesses and even helped them take their business from close to bankruptcy to selling for a million in just 19 months.

Venue

Carvers Building Supplies

Business Stands

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well.

100 A4 leaflets on seats – £10 per event

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be made available and dropped into Carvers reception at least 48 hours prior to the event. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

A buffet will be served during this event along with a glass of wine and soft drinks

Raffle

We will be holding a raffle on the night so please bring some cash. If you would like to donate a prize please email info@wbfonline.org


Call 01902 577 000  for more details about the event.

We look forward  to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 to 1900
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email info@wbfonline.org.
Location Carvers Builders Merchant
Little's Ln
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1JY

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Hosted By WBF




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December 1, 2016
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