Start-Up Success Seminar

Start-Up Success Seminar

If you are thinking of starting a new business or have just started a new business, this full day seminar will help you to get the right building blocks in place to ensure continued success.  

Facilitated by Chris Lorimer of Lorimer Consulting Limited.

Date: 16th January @ 9:00am

Business Detox - Intensive business strategy, planning and review event

Business Detox - Intensive business strategy, planning and review event

Led by South West Growth Service, the Business Detox event is designed for businesses that know they need to identify and address business issues but have struggled to find the time and space to do this.

In this one day carousel format, each business will have confidential discussions with 5 of the best SW business consultants and be able to review a wide range of issues including:

  • business strategy
  • sales and marketing
  • finances and funding
  • exit planning
  • operations and organisation

Held at Devon Business & Education Centre, the event will be targeted at business owners, Directors and Senior Managers (up to 3 per company).  It is expected that fundamental business issues will be discussed in total confidence, with issues and potential options identified.

Date: 2nd February @ 9:00am

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

An intimate course for a maximum of 15 people with interactive learning and a full tool kit supplied.  

In this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of your actions on the financial results
  • Gain the confidence to analyse how a business has performed
  • Learn how to set and achieve budgets

This course is ideal for all.  From a salesperson who needs to understand how their decision to offer a discount affects the bottom line, to a manager who needs to better understand their budget, to a board of directors who need to refresh their accounting knowledge, and everyone in between.

Date: 14th March @ 9:00am

GCSE Booster Course

GCSE Booster Course

The aim of this course is to provide support to students looking to secure a pass (level 4/5) in their GCSEs this Summer. It will give them an opportunity to consolidate their learning and to gain confidence in their ability to secure the grade they are after.  

The course will take place between 10am and 4.30pm over 2 days at the beginning of the February half-term with students spending half of each day doing English with Penny and the other half doing Maths with James.

There will be a maximum of 6 students per class and so students can expect a degree of personalisation according to their area for improvement.

Date: 12th February @ 10:00am

Plate spinning for beginners - achieving work-life balance & business growth


The art of plate spinning is a fine one to hone, but with good time management and a few key tips you can make your life more time efficient.

Alison Shorer has a busy “work portfolio” as a Corporate Trainer, Co-Director of two companies, a Lecturer in Education and a young family. She is going to share with you her strategies of how to juggle many "hats" and strike a good work - life balance.

YMCA Exeter will also be lauching their SleepEasy Campaign for 373 Group - we will be looking for a team of 5 to sleep rough to raise money for homelessness in Exeter.

As usual the 373 Group will have loads of exceptional networking, high energy interactions and some great refreshments.

Parking is tight so please car share where possible.  To find the venue, put Devon Business & Education Centre into Google Maps.  

Date: Thursday 18th January, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:30

2018 373 Group Business Awards


The 2018 Annual 373 Group Awards are a wonderful chance to celebrate the fantastic achievements of businesses across the South West that have succeeded and thrived.  The Awards are the ideal opportunity to recognise those businesses that often go unnoticed and to hear their stories of how they have become successful.

Held at the sumptuous and elegant Escot House, the 373 Group network will be out in force to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues.  Whether sipping prosecco on the terrace, sharing canapes in the beautiful drawing room or exchanging cards at the bar - there is bound to be something that will provide a spring in your step.

The event's networking starts at 7pm, with sparkling prosecco and extravagant canapes served.  Offcial proceedings begin at 8pm. The award categories are:

  • Best customer service
  • Best marketing
  • Best professional service
  • Best retail
  • Best rural
  • Best venue
  • Best start-up
  • Greatest social impact
  • Top 373 Business person
  • Best company award

Nominations can be made online via the 373 Group website.

Tickets are subsidised for 373 Group Members,

Any questions, please email

Date: Thursday 12th July, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00