LANCASHIRE BUSINESS GROWTH FORUM
11.30am to 2.00pm
Venue: Stanley House, Further Ln, Mellor, BB2 7NP
1.Buffet Lunch & Networking (11.30am to 12.00pm)
2.Welcome and General Introduction (12.00pm)
3.Prakash Patel - Access to Finance
The A2F service specifically supports SMEs in the North West to raise finance to help facilitate business growth. Through an extensive network of suppliers all aspects of funding can be accessed and an investment ready service can also be provided.
4.Mike Mulvihill, CEO – eOrigen
Disrupting the global learning and training market place.
Mike has been in the media industry for over 40 years, a creative entrepreneur who remains at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions. He has established the eOrigen brand as a market leader in eLearning and has secured multiyear contracts in several sectors to give the company sustainable growth after years of software development and challenging working capital issues. He created INPIN™ to grow the company into a multi-million-pound global business in the online learning sector.
Mike will share his journey with a business that has boxed way above its weight for many year; the challenges of growth without boundaries. How it is now poised to start delivering what is has always promised. It’s laser focus to stay ahead of its competitors and adapt to change, with a unique platform solution that will disrupt the market as first mover. The journey ahead, the costs and investment needed to make a small, highly focused business in Preston into a global leader in learning.
5.Steve Adams, Commercial Project
Manager – Innovation Agency
Interested in working with the NHS? This support programme helps Lancashire businesses working in the health and life sciences sector with products or services of interest to the NHS make the right connections. Steve will be introducing the tailored support to help businesses develop and grow their products and services by offering an impressive package of clinical and commercial assistance. Support covers a range of topics from market access advice to support for innovation and research applications; access to business planning tools and one-to-one coaching.
6.Business Growth and Support –
Updates and useful tools
We will conclude the forum with a brief discussion of a current topic related to high growth for SMEs and share a key tip to help you improve your business performance.
8.Next Forum – TBC
2pm onwards: The team from Mayes Accountants and the presenters will be all available after the forum to have a chat with you or answer any questions you may have.