Sharing insight to inspire growth

 

Bright Minds In Business brings you engaging events to share stories and inspiration from visionary game-changing entrepreneurs.

Connect with and learn from like-minded, forward-thinking business leaders who are willing to offer their passion and experience to help you grow. Join facilitated conversations and expand your knowledge with founders of ambitious young scale-ups and senior people from more established larger companies.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Pathways to Greater Purpose & Profit

A series of online events via Zoom

Wed 7 Oct: Charity & SME Partnerships
Wed 4 Nov: Alternative Business Models
Wed 2 Dec: Recruiting & Retaining Talent

In 2016, the Centre for Social Justice estimated that all UK businesses will have social purposes by 2026.

Where are you on your journey towards becoming a more purpose-driven business, and how can having a purpose beyond profit actually create more wealth for all?

This series of online events will give you inspiration and practical actions to align your vision and mission with a bigger reason for being in business.

For every person who registers to join one of the events we will give support to an entrepreneur in Africa through our membership of the B1G1 Community, so by investing in your business, you get to help others too.

Who are these events for?

Leaders from all types of business, and particularly Kent-based SMEs who are open to learning, sharing and growing more profitable and purpose-driven companies, creating prosperity for all, with a positive impact on people and the planet.

Why should you attend?

– Hear from other business leaders who are pioneering new ways of working to create more prosperity and positive impact for people and the planet

– Meet like-minded people with shared values to explore new collaborations

– Find out how you can attract and retain the best talent to grow your team

– Learn how to win more customers and higher value contracts

– Ensure your brand stays relevant for the long-term

– Learn more about the business case ‘for good’

– Get practical examples of simple actions you can take in your business

Event format

Join us for a short introduction to the topic and then be inspired by our guest speakers before breaking out into discussion groups to explore how you can apply the insights to your business.

This event series is led by:

Anwen Cooper – Director of Get Fruitful Marketing and brand and marketing strategist. Anwen brings experience from working with over 100 different organisations in the last 20 years. Having published Get Fruitful – The Playbook, she has partnered with a wide range of forward-thinking companies to increase positive impact, balancing purpose and profit. She gives start-ups and SMEs a tried-and-tested framework to launch, build and reposition their businesses and make their marketing more fruitful. www.getfruitfulmarketing.com

Dan Corpe – Co-Founder of Corpe Consulting. He spent over 18 years in the fast-paced environment of electrical and telecommunications retail, running some of the biggest stores in London. Dan has taken the experience and knowledge gained understanding customer journeys to create a unique methodology for approaching and building new business relationships you can rely on. www.corpeconsulting.co.uk

Catherine Gallagher – Founder of The Entrepreneur Club and Redpoint Mentoring. Catherine brings a love of adventure, nature and the outdoors, together with 10 years experience running her own travel business, selling sustainable luxury experiences, and 10 years prior experience from working in recruitment and talent development. She is now a certified business mentor and coach, business mastermind leader and qualified climbing instructor. www.redpointmentoring.com

Register for individual events for £10 via the Eventbrite links above or book for the whole series at a discounted rate of £25 here.

Thursday 12th November, 4 – 6pm

Gamechangers Business Book Group

Online via Zoom

Open your mind to new ways of being in business. Join the conversation to make new connections, share insights and recommended reads.


What you will get from attending

At this bi-monthly online meet-up you will have the opportunity to:

– open your mind to new ways of being in business

– make new connections with other like-minded, forward-thinking business leaders

– join a facilitated discussion about a business book that will give you fresh insights to inspire your growth

– share insights and experiences that you can apply to grow your business (and help others in turn)

– get motivation and inspiration to read more

– plus give an underprivileged child access to books for a year (as we will be donating a proportion of registration fees to fund school libraries in Mumbai, India)

This month’s book choice is IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE CRAZY AT WORK – available in print, Kindle and audio formats, so you can read or listen as you prefer.

Feel free to bring your own cup of tea and biscuits to join the conversation and stimulate your thinking about the big ideas in the book.

Of course it would be great if you can make time to read all or some of it before then, but you’re welcome to take part even if you don’t!

We have a limited number of spaces available and suggest you register to join us asap so you have plenty of time to get reading and won’t miss out.

Come prepared to talk about:

– What you liked and didn’t like about the book

– Which points resonated with your own personal experience

– What you will take away from reading it and what actions you will take as a result

The Bright Minds in Business – Gamechangers Business Book Group is led by:

Kirsten Gibbs, a Sloan Fellow of London Business School, with additional degrees in Spanish and software engineering. Kirsten has spent more than 30 years helping business large and small to systemically improve the way they do things. With a wealth of experience leading business training, networking and workshops, Kirsten has written her own book, Change the Game: Share the Work and hosts a regular podcast, vodcast and a programme for pioneering accountants. Find out more about Kirsten and her work at www.gibbsandpartners.com

Anwen Cooper – a brand and marketing strategist, bringing experience from working with over 100 different organisations in the last 20 years. With a degree in English Literature and Philosophy, Anwen has always been a voracious reader. Having published Get Fruitful – The Playbook, she has partnered with a wide range of forward-thinking companies to increase positive impact, balancing purpose and profit. She gives start-ups and SMEs a tried-and-tested framework to launch, build and reposition their businesses and make their marketing more fruitful. www.getfruitfulmarketing.com

Dan Corpe, Co-Founder of Corpe Consulting, who spent over 18 years in the fast-paced environment of electrical and telecommunications retail, running some of the biggest stores in London. Dan has taken the experience and knowledge gained understanding customer journeys to create a unique methodology for approaching and building new business relationships you can rely on. www.corpeconsulting.co.uk 

Register for your place here

PAST EVENTS

Wed 3rd April, 5.30pm – 8pm

Winning the War for Talent 

Creating an Inspiring Employer Brand

The Fruit Rooms, Hugh Lowe Farm, Mereworth, Nr West Malling, Kent

What makes a fantastic place to work?

How do you attract, retain and develop the best candidates to join your team?

Strong vision, values and company culture plus excellent leadership all play a part in making an excellent ‘employer brand’. Find out more about ways in which you can grow your organisation.

Hear from expert speakers including:

  • James Crawley, Director of JCM Talent Advisors and Author of Refuelling Your Employer Brand
  • Jenny Kitchen, MD of Yoyo 
  • Michael Vaughan, from Peninsula UK, Employment Law and HR Specialists, one of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For and the Financial Times Best Places to Work.

Plus, join in facilitated discussions to better understand this increasingly important issue and find out how other businesses have built their employer brand to grow successful and talented teams.

Click here for more information.

PAST EVENT

Wed 8th May, 10am – 12.30pm

Leading the Charge on Wellbeing in the Workplace

Kingdom, Penshurst, Nr Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Kent

How can you improve your own wellbeing and champion health as a strategy to boost your business?

As a business leader it can be difficult to find time to focus on your own health and fitness when you’re juggling lots of priorities. By setting a good example for your team you could be saving up to £3,748 per employee per year whilst increasing your own health and happiness. If you’re interested in improving employee engagement, skyrocketing productivity and attracting and retaining top talent make sure to join us for a wellbeing event like no other.

Hear from Pip Lawrence, Founder of Day One Wellness and creator of the Recalibrate Wellbeing programme, and Alistair Bell, Managing Director of ThermoSphere, a leading manufacturer of electric underfloor heating products who has personally experienced the Recalibrate programme and is proving the benefits by rolling this out within his organisation. Plus visit the Wellbeing People Interactive Health Kiosk for a personalised Health MOT and test your knowledge on their Wellbeing Station.

Join in facilitated discussions to better understand this increasingly important issue and find out how other businesses have enjoyed reduced staff turnover and sickness as well as increased productivity by focusing on employee and senior leadership wellness.

Click here for more information.

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