GOOD TO GROW Workshops

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The Atlas Building Marketing Suite

9th Floor, Linen Court

10 East Road


N1 6AD

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GOOD TO GROW provides advice and guidance for Founders and Management Teams to successfully expand their brand and secure the right advice for growth.

Join the GOOD TO GROW team for a FREE half-day workshop and meet our expert panel of investors and professional service providers.

Hear from Raj Sinhal from Realise Capital Partners, on how to secure investment to support your growth plan.

Meet trade expert Robert Hurley and technology guru Azfar Haider , both of whom will be on hand throughout the morning to speak with you.

Network with a peer-2-peer community of senior professional service teams who will ensure your business grows further and faster.


Raj Sinhal REALISE CAPITAL PARTNERSBarry Jennings BIRD & BIRDMichael Davis JLLOsmond Dasilva TECH CITY COFFEE MEET UP, Sam Michel CHINWAG and Michelle Roberts-Clarke BRAND REMEDY


Next level investment, business expansion and exit strategies.


  • 8.30 am Registration, coffee introductions and networking
  • 9.15 am How to be GOOD-TO-GROW through building and realising value in your brand. Michelle Roberts-Clarke
  • 9.30 – 11.15 am Bespoke sessions and face to face mentoring on Brand and Digital Marketing, Business Growth and Management, IP and Data, Investment and Exit Strategies and Business Location and Site Selection
  • 11.15 – 11.30 am Coffee and networking
  • 11.30 – 12.00 pm Securing the right Investment for Growth. Raj Sinhal
  • 12.00 – 1.30 pm lunch and networking


TechCityCoffee Meet-up, founded in 2014 and provides tech entrepreneurs with business and personal leadership skills. With 5000 members at all stages of entrepreneurship, our programme of over 100 events each year covers all key needs from idea to fully-funded scaled-up business.

Osmond DeSilva

Osmond founded the TechCityCoffee meet-up. As well as his skills as an electronics engineer, accountant and business author, he’s a well-known super-connector in the Tech Innovation ecosystem, bringing together people and organisations to help you develop your capabilities and your business.

Maxine Birmingham

Maxine co-hosts TechCityCoffee meet-up, focusing on brand, proposition and Go-to-market. Building on 25 years’ experience in global commercial strategy and innovation, she founded Thinkingaroundcorners, a “specialist in next,” for entrepreneurs and innovators within corporates.

Robert Hurley

Robert is an authoritative and knowledgeable Global Trade director, with wide overseas marketing and sales experience. He is an expert in identifying routes to market and developing business models. With proven project, distribution, logistics and financial control skills, he has delivered profitable business across Europe and the Middle East, Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa as well as successful and mutually profitable trade partnerships with China, Japan and South Korea.

Azfar Haider

Azfar brings extensive experience from his own startups, top consulting organisations and leading technology vendors. These include: Accenture, Deutsche Bank Global In-house Consulting, EDS, Mi8 Corp (predecessor to Office365) and Lightbend (the leading Open Source software development platform) and delivering large scale systems and strategy for long term clients such as Barclays Bank, Mercedes Benz Finance, London Stock Exchange, Nike-ID and Xerox. Azfar has worked in the UK (native country), and extensively in Germany, Switzerland and the US.

Realise Capital Partners help entrepreneurs navigate the investor landscape and get the funding to match their business need. They help entrepreneurs prepare effectively to ensure they realise value from the business they’ve created.

Raj Sinhal

Raj has spent over 20 years working with ambitious entrepreneurs and owner managers to grow their business. A qualified accountant, Raj has experience in managing buyouts, and fundraising transactions across a range of sectors including, technology, food, support services and manufacturing, with transaction values ranging from below £1m to £50m and above. He currently sits on the Board over several fast growth companies with overall responsibility for financial and commercial matters.

Bird & Bird is a leading international law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role. We have long helped clients protect and exploit the knowledge, intellectual property and products that are their key assets.

Barry Jennings

Barry is a Legal Director advising on a full range of commercial legal issues, specialising in innovation and disruptive technology, outsourcing, business transformation projects and cloud computing. With a thriving practice in advising and mentoring technology start up clients, Barry was a judge for Cisco’s BIG Awards and a mentor for Digital Catapult’s BOOST scale up programme.

Nick Aries

Nick is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice, based in London. Nick’s litigation experience covers trade mark infringement and passing off, breach of licence/coexistence agreement, trade secrets, and designs. He also acts in proceedings before the UK IPO and EU IPO.

Through client secondments to a large digital communications company and a major international brand, Nick has acquired valuable insight into the role of legal advice in business decision-making.

Brand Remedy is the home of ‘intelligent brands’. We not only create brands we help them grow. We build and enhance websites, manage social media and email campaigns and provide design and copy writing support for digital and print. We created GOOD TO GROW to give mid size businesses support and access to advisers who can help them develop their businesses.

Michelle Roberts-Clarke

Michelle is a brand and marketing expert working with businesses large and small to increase brand awareness, broaden their digital reach and generate new business. With experience in-house and as a consultant Michelle understands the commercial and marketing challenges faced by mid sized businesses and looks for innovative and effective ways to help them get further, faster.

Richard Silbermann

Richard has been the owner and Creative Director of Brand Remedy, an award winning strategy and design consultancy, for 25 years. During this time he has faced many of the issues experienced by small to medium businesses. Richard has a track record creating and delivering brands that deliver tangible results to drive growth.

Andy Aitken

Andy Aitken leads the Propel by Deloitte team of finance experts who are dedicated to helping ambitious startups reach their growth ambitions. Propel by Deloitte is an end to end accounting and finance solution aimed specifically at fast growing SMEs and Start Ups.


To qualify for The GOOD TO GROW workshop participant businesses must be turning over £1 million. Each workshop has capacity for only 10 businesses per session and therefore places are subject to application.


GOOD TO GROW Workshops are being held at The Atlas Building Marketing Suite.


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