When? Thursday 9th July 2015, 5.45pm – 9.00pm,
Where? WBS Teaching Centre, Warwick Business School
What? A networking event for key decision makers in fast growth SMEs and personnel at all levels looking to work in or with fast growth SMEs. Network with other fast growth SMEs and find out about resources readily available to help. Key leaders from successful fast growth SMEs share their journeys: how they overcame challenges like sales order growth and recruiting personnel; and the wider resources they used to help their success.
Warwick University Professional Alumni Networks are pleased to present this Fast Growth SME event for Warwick alumni and members of the business community. We will hear from SME business leaders as well as representatives from relevant business forums, Warwick Alumni Professional Networks, and representatives from Warwick University, who will all share their perspectives on challenges and opportunities for rapidly growing SMEs in the region.
● Bring together SME community to share their experiences
● Discuss how Warwick University and its professional networks support business growth
● Offer opportunities for SMEs and business leaders to become involved in Warwick projects and networks
● Provide an excellent networking opportunity for SMEs, Warwick University, and Alumni
5.45pm – 6.10pm Arrive for coffee & registration
6.10pm – 6.15pm Introduction
6.15pm – 7.15pm Keynote Speakers
Andrew Butt, Founder & Managing Director of Enable
Janet Martin, CEO of YourVets
Brian Thomas, Group Finance Director of Key Forensic Services
James Villarreal, Co-Founder of Glide
7.15pm – 7.45pm Fast Growth SME Support Resources
Quentin Compton Bishop – Warwick Ventures, Managing Director
Prof. Stephen Roper – Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School
Phil Somers – Business Growth Service
Debbie Stocker – Warwick Alumni Professional Networks
7.45pm – 8.00pm Keynote Speakers Q&A
8.00pm – 8.15pm Networking Acceleration – optional one-minute stand-up intros for attendees
8.15pm – 9.00pm Networking Opportunity
This event is open to Warwick University Alumni, their guests (must be named) and Warwick Students, along with members of the business community. Register now!
The event is free to attend, however, all participants must register with their full details prior to attending.