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Witness the Growth of a Business

FSB Essex Region

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

Witness the Growth of a Business

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Business Delegate FREE Ticket 14 Dec 2016 Free  
Student Group FREE Ticket 3d 15h 50m Free  

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The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) is running yet another exciting event to promote entrepreneurship in our region.

Your guide David Bell (FSB Essex Chairman & Entrepreneur) will take you on a journey with our entrepreneurs as they navigate the pitfalls, challenges and gain the knowledge that they need to grow their business. Introducing them to the skilled professionals who they need to speak with. David will ensure that the audience knows exactly where our entrepreneurs are with their business planning and development.

If you're interested in starting a business, or learning about business or already have a business then you're an entrepreneur- and this FREE event is a must-see for you!

Join our entrepreneurs, our experts and our sponsors at Anglia Ruskin University and enjoy the day with fellow entrepreneurs!

As well as the theatre sessions we will have an exhibition running throughout the day where you can meet our sponsors, our experts and our entrepreneurs as well as network with your fellow attendees.

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Alex Rayner

Alex Raynor - CEO Braxted Park Estate.

Join Alex at the beginning of Witness the Growth of a Business to here more about the highest game of cricket on Everest or the amazing expedition to the South Pole.  

Alex has been the Project Manager for some of the most famous modern day events & expeditions.  From Prince Harry’s Expedition to the North and South Poles, to managing the first all-female team to row the Atlantic Ocean.  Alex discusses the trials and tribulations faced by these projects, and how transparency has led to trust and solid leadership.

Meet our Experts

Sarah Brockwell

Sarah Brockwell - SarahBee marketing was founded by Sarah Brockwell in 2010 on a budget of just £250. To date, the company has won six business awards. Sarah has over 25 years experience in marketing and PR. In 2013, Sarah won Businesswoman of the Year. Sarah is a guest presenter on BBC Essex Radio.

Her career includes positions as Vice-President at SunGard (USA FinTech company with annual turnover of $13billion), LighterLife, Bank Austria and Bayerische Landesbank.

So far, sarahBee marketing has helped over 800 Essex Entrepreneurs. 

sarahBee marketing has been tweeted about from the official 10 Downing Street David Cameron twitter account, as an example of an outstanding start-up. 

Gary White

Gary White of CBHC is a qualified accountant with other 30 years’ experience in accounting and finance, with a passion for helping businesses grow profitably.

CBHC are a modern, high tech practice focused primarily on helping growing companies to leverage their key assets to maximise the value of their companies. Using technology such as Xero, the leading cloud based software provider, they have built a great client base.

Richard Pond

Richard Pond is the Director of Business Connected Ltd.

Richard is an award winning businessman and entrepreneur. His company Business Connected brings together businesses across a variety of mediums from face-to-face networking, social media, and printed media in the form of business magazines and much more. The Business Connected networking events are the largest in the East of England and focus on bringing businesses together on a weekly basis. Richard has been running companies for the last 15 years and is also involved in a number of charitable organisations.  

Daryl Hine

Daryl Hine of Abundant Solutions made a decision nine years ago to leave his corporate career after 25 years to get out of the rat race, he no longer wanted the 40 hour week, generous salary, with equally generous holidays and corporate package blah blah blah, instead he swapped this for a 60 + hours per week, no guaranteed income, no paid holidays and no corporate perks to start our own business with my wife Paula ……. And he can honestly say he has never looked back.  

I look forward to sharing with you information about CRM and developing the sales funnel at Witness the Growth of a Business event.

David Pye

Dave Pye is the Co-Founder of NextGear, a newly created business coaching business based at the MedBIC in Chelmsford and on the Google Campus in London.

Dave’s own background was in the recruitment sector having created, grown and sold various businesses over the past 25 years.   As with all entrepreneurs he has had success and failure along his business journey.

He is an advisor to various tech firms based both in the UK and the US and he is a Non-Executive Director of a number of recruitment companies. At NextGear Dave works with both SME organisations and funded Start-ups. Current businesses include those in healthcare, financial services, conference production, digital marketing and video production.  He is a business mentor to the REC and a regular speaking at various business events across the UK.


We look forward to seeing you on the day, and don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

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The views and opinions of invited speakers at FSB events are not those of the organisation.  The FSB does not certify the accuracy of information provided by speakers and being invited to present at FSB events does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the FSB of the speaker’s business.





Do you have questions about Witness the Growth of a Business? Contact FSB Essex Region

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Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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FSB Essex Region


As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 40 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members.

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