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Crossing the Rubicon - building a successful visitors attraction in the heart of Devon

This 373 Group Event will explore what it takes to give up a totally sensible day job to develop a successful visitors attraction in the heart of Devon.  That's what, former Army Officer, Ben Jordan did when he set up The Bear Trail in Cullompton in 2016 despite having limited business experience.  In this event Ben will relive his experience, give us insights into the highs and lows of running a visitors' attraction and pass on some top tips for us all.

The 373 Group is a not for profit business networking group which is renowned for being friendly and welcoming.  Tickets include entrance, networking and refeshments.  Members of the 373 Group receive a discount for entrance.

Date: 27th September @ 7:00pm
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Scale Up your Business

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Date: 16th October @ 9:00am
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Getting your number ? Preparing your business for sale

In preparing your business for sale, do you know what you are selling and how to maximise the value? Getting the right price is dependent on many variables – most of which can be influenced with the right preparation.   This workshop is essential for all business owners who are considering the sale of their business in the next 5 years. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use of high impact business simulations, providing learning insights for all businesses, across all sectors.

The day will provide you with an understanding of:

  • The factors that will influence the timing of a sale to maximise the value
  • The key dependencies that influence the sale value
  • The sale options that will be appropriate for your business

Agenda

09.30                  Introductions

09.45 ? 1130      The overarching context for business exits         

11.30 ? 1245      The options available

12.45 ? 13.45     Lunch

13.45 ? 15.00     Business simulation ? getting your number

15.00 ? 15.15     Break

15.15 ? 16.00     Business simulation ? getting your number        

16.00 ? 16.30     Action planning

This workshop is led bySouth West Growth Service Directors, Andrew Southall and Chris Lorimer.  Andrew is a highly experienced business consultant who has advised a number of varied businesses during their sale process and has successfully sold several businesses, including a PLC sale.  Chris is a former corporate banker who has worked with a range of businesses who were aiming to maximise their business’ sale value.

Date: 1st November @ 9:30am

Feel the fear and present with confidence

Feel the fear and present with confidence!  This one day workshop is ideal for anyone looking to develop their presentation skills - whatever the purpose.  The course will allow delegates to overcome initial concerns, develop key skills and practice in a safe and confidential environment.

 

Chris Lorimer is an experienced trainer, speaking coach and public speaker at international conferences and high profile events across the UK. His approach will help all potential speakers whether preparing for a conference speech or a wedding. He works with delegates in groups or one to one, whatever their preference.

Date: 15th November @ 9:00am

Feel the fear and present with confidence

Feel the fear and present with confidence!  This one day workshop is ideal for anyone looking to develop their presentation skills - whatever the purpose.  The course will allow delegates to overcome initial concerns, develop key skills and practice in a safe and confidential environment.

 

Chris Lorimer is an experienced trainer, speaking coach and public speaker at international conferences and high profile events across the UK. His approach will help all potential speakers whether preparing for a conference speech or a wedding. He works with delegates in groups or one to one, whatever their preference.

Date: 15th November @ 9:00am
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Reinventing work

A one day workshop will explore the growing global phenomenon of ‘next stage’  organisations as identified by Frederic Lalouxin his book Reinventing Organisations.  These organisations are more productive, have less staff turnover, better customer satisfaction and can deliver 40% cost savings.

To find out more, read this blog

 

The workshop provides an alternative model for the tendency for:

  • management to drain life and energy out of the workplace
  • organisations to be bureaucratic or lacking purpose
  • staff feeling frustrated or disempowered

This workshop will be provocative and will open up a debate for leaders and staff to consider how their businesses can be more resilient, more effective and happier environments.

The day will run from 1000 - 1600. It will be interactive, working with your knowledge and experience to introduce and explore the "next stage" traits of wholeness, evolutionary purpose and self-management in the context of your organisation. The content will be similar to that used at Exeter and Leeds business schools.

Facilitators

 

Nick Parker is based in Exeter. His aim is to make the South West a crucible for the ?next stage? way of organisational being. He has founded and/or developed a range of local organisations and businesses and utilised that experience in Whitehall and with governments overseas.

 

Lee Norburn leads the Business BA programme at Petroc College. He coaches leaders and helps organisations develop, particularly in North Devon. His background in in quality management.

Nick and Lee have been running ?next stage? workshops across the South West region for the past 12 months. 200+ organisations have engaged so far.

 

Chris Lorimeris a well known South West management consultant who supports businesses to grow through considering alternative business models. He has an MBA from Warwick where he achieved a distinction in his work on high performance teams.

Date: 16th November @ 10:00am