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Evening event: Kick start your business

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Do you have a business idea or want to start your own business?

Getting your business idea off the ground can be a daunting task. In January we invite you to our evening event where we will help you kick start your start-up. In association with Natwest, British Library Intellectual Property Centre and Buzzbar we bring you an evening of talks and networking.

We will inspire you with information about research, finding finance, and marketing your business. All of our speakers are experienced and very knowledgable in their specialised fields and they will help answer the questions you may have.


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18:00 Registration and Welcome drinks

18:15 Welcome from City Business Library

18:20 Esther Greenwood, CBL "Introduction to business start-up"

18:30 William Davis, BIPC "Introduction to intellectual property"

18:40 Nick Howe, Natwest "Trapdoors to avoid"

18:50 Anna Downey, Buzzbar "Digital marketing: How to stay ahead of the game"

19:00 Bob Etherington, Bob Etherington group "Selling in the new normal"

19:10 Q&A

19:30 Networking

20:30 Close.

Meet your speakers

Nick Howe, Natwest

Named in the 2018 Enterprise Nation Top 50 UK business advisors
"Fall in love with your customers problem - not your solution to it" a lesson that a lot of business owners I am lucky enough to work with would share with their younger selves.

NatWest Business has a knowledgeable and dedicated team of externally accredited relationship managers who provide a full portfolio of products and services to SMEs. We support business owners by using our experience and networks to help them to achieve their personal and business goals. NatWest is more than just a provider of financial services and is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and communities across the U.K.

Nick has a Passion for supporting people and businesses and has built a strong network and a track record for spotting and signposting opportunities for those he is aligned with. He is also a confident presenter to both small and large audiences on a range of business topics.

Great listener to business owner challenges with suggestions made on the back of those to introduce people to like minded solutions to the identified needs.
Nick also help business community organisations to build their offer and range of events, workshops, contacts and reach to help their local business economy thrive.

Nick is looking for ambitious growing businesses in London who would love to chat informally initially about their plans for ways that he, NatWest or his connections may be able to assist.


Ziaad Khan, British Library Intellectual Property Centre

Ziaad is an Information Officer/ Reference Specialist at the British Library. He has worked in the Business & Intellectual Property Centre of the British Library since it opened in 2006 helping people find the information and resources that they need to start and grow their business. He is also one of our regular speakers presenting workshops and webinars on Intellectual Property and giving one to one advice sessions on business start-ups and intellectual property.


Anna Downey, Buzzbar

With 12 years experience in advertising and business development, Anna has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry - from Mercedes to Google. She was a founding member of WebAds UK, one of the largest business and finance networks in the country. In 2016, Anna founded Buzzbar - the UK's first walk-in media and marketing agency, providing specialist, reactive, side by side marketing services to clients across London.

Bob Etherington, Bob Etherington Group

Bob Etherington has spent a lifetime in sales. He was originally trained by Xerox, after various job changes in the City he was head hunted by Reuters in 1979 to oversee the sales launch of their first electronic trading system. He remained at Reuters for 22 years responsible for many new product launches and ending up International Director of Sales Training for the Group. Since leaving Reuters in 2001 he has owned two sales training companies, run presentation programmes for the UK Supreme Court, written four books on selling (incl. two best sellers) and twice been named ‘Europe’s Best Sales Trainer’ by The Sales Innovation Expo. held annually at London Excel. He now owns the Bob Etherington Group, a company that trains coaches and advises companies around the World on all matters pertaining to Selling, Cold Calling, Negotiation and Presentation


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