DERBY EXPO

Thursday 22nd September 2022

The Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby

Featured Exhibitors

  • Seminars on key business topics
  • Educate and help develop your business
  • Exhibtion of a wide range of local organisations
  • Business networking connecting you with exciting new opportunities and clients

Hosted at the Derby Conference Centre

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Our Seminars & Workshops

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Stream One

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    Mike Lawrence

    Cost of living crisis and mental health: 3 warning signs and 3 coping strategies

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    Eloise Idoine

    A Guide to Success on LinkedIn

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    Mike Cole

    Be more YOU - the hidden key to success

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    Jaz Greer

    Three Reasons WHY you are Not getting Leads and New Clients in your Business

Stream Two

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    Michelle Spaul

    Understand your customers with empathy mapping

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    Andy Hogg

    Getting your inbox to Zero - and Keeping it That Way

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    Justin Widdop

    How To Create A Wining & Profitable Marketing Strategy For Your Business

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    Lee Barnett

    The Challenges of EV Charging for Businesses and the Benefits of Overcoming Them

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Fit for Business

Steve Black

Steve Black, known as Blackie, will be talking about being Fit For Business. He will look at what that means, how each individual can develop and how acknowledging good mental health needs to be a focus in every business improvement plan.

Steve Black, also known as Blackie, is well known in the sporting world for his positive mind, fit body approach. More recently he has been using that knowledge to help businesses, individuals and community groups through his latest venture Protean Solutions.

Blackie’s portfolio is impressive, with big names including Kevin Keegan, Rob Andrew, Jonny Wilkinson, Jonathan Edwards and Glen McCrory endorsing the former Newcastle Falcons and British Lions rugby coach. He now works with companies including Cascade Cash Management, The John McEnroe Academy and Fairstone to name a few.

A family man, Blackie has always focused on what’s important at home as well as working with many premier football teams, world leading rugby teams and impressive corporates throughout his 35 plus year career. His work is legendary, highly respected, and Blackie has been the focus of a number of radio, TV and literary successes.

More information is available at www.steveblack.co.uk

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How to find an engaging audience and refine them into customers on Social Media

Liam Bendelow

Social media is a lucrative channel for improving your business profile with users that are already engaging with competitors and others within your industry. We live in a world where social media plays a role in almost everyone’s life, how you are perceived on social media can play a large role in a user’s buying decision.

Struggling with your following?
Not sure how to increase your engagement?
Are you failing to see the results you expected/deserve?

In this session Liam will walk you through how to identify the right audience, what the multiple touchpoints are and how to effectively market at each stage. How to build an ad which is engaging and turns that following into a customer.

The biggest Secret that’s holding your business back & What to do about it!.

Hazel Rockingham

You will leave this session with a simple 3 step plan to stop wasting time and energy while increasing your productive time, team motivation and profit.

Hazel has been with Team Kinnery since May 2015, along with her BA Hons(Marketing) and a Diploma in Digital Marketing, Hazel’s background experience is within the following industries; Telecommunications, Automotive, Financial Accounting and Scuba Diving Clothing Manufacturing.
Hazel’s role at Kinnery entails looking after coaching clients, managing the marketing strategy, as well as running the day to day operations of the Business.
Like many of us, Hazel spent years doubting herself, was she good enough, who was she to speak out and share her views. Despite having an honours degree in Marketing, a diploma in digital marketing and years of successful practical marketing.
She still doubted she was good enough.
In this fascinating talk she’ll reveal how she rediscovered the biggest open secret in business, how it set her free to thrive in the work she loves and how you can use it to transform your life and your business.
3 Simple Steps.
The question is: Are you ready?

 

Workplace wellbeing - the best way to look after yourself and your colleagues.

Patrick Masheder

The session will cover physical and mental wellbeing. Plus, staying positive with a mindful moment and positive desk-based posture. Informative, fun and interactive. This is a must-attend session for those who recognise that people are a company’s most important asset.

 

The Challenges of EV Charging for Businesses and the Benefits of Overcoming Them

Lee Barnett

Using his 15 years of industry experience in e-mobility, Lee will talk about the challenges that businesses have come up against in the transition to electrified vehicles, highlighting the pivotal role that EV charging has played in this.
With his insights and sector knowledge Lee will share info and tips on how your business can overcome some of these challenges and the benefits it can bring to your organisation having a scalable and reliable charging infrastructure.

Lee has 14 years experience in the electricity industry, 8 years in DNO Planning & Design from 400 to 33,000 volt networks, specialising in Low Carbon Technology projects.
An experienced Electric Vehicle Project Manager for one of the UK’s largest DNO’s, building out one of the UK’s largest private EV charging networks.
Network Director for Park & Recharge, managing operations of EV charging networks for multiple customers, some with fleets up to 5,000 vehicles.

How To Create A Wining & Profitable Marketing Strategy For Your Business

Justin Widdop

When it comes to marketing most business owners are not sure on what they should and should not be doing. Frankly, most of the time, we are winging it. In this session we will look at how you can create a winning marketing strategy for your business that will take you from marketing confusion to marketing clarity.

Justin Widdop is the founder of Marketing Made Simple and Choose Purple. Overseeing a team of marketing professionals, he works with businesses across the UK to develop and grow their business using the power of marketing.
No matter what your business does, I assume that your desire is for it to grow. After all, who really wants to stand still? Not me, and not you.
Your website plays a key role in the growth and progress of your business. People are online more than ever before searching for what they require, the question is are they finding you or your competitors?
❌ Struggling to get found online?
❌ Your website design looking old and tired?
❌ You have a website but getting very little results?

I work with businesses just like yours to change your results. Me and my team are professional WordPress website designers and will use the power of your website to generate more leads and enquiries for your business. Web design is what we do!

Be more YOU - the hidden key to success

Mike Cole

Successful entrepreneurs are on podcasts, in books and on stage, telling you what it took to get where they are… but there's a hidden key to their success nobody's talking about… until now...

In this engaging session, Mike takes us on a journey to unearth this key, and understand how we too can use it to our advantage.

Expect an energetic, upbeat talk combining real-life stories and relevant metaphors to deliver a lasting message, with some top insights from big names along the way.

This talk is for everyone in business (owner or employee) and is especially relevant if you or your colleagues are neuro-diverse.

I’m a qualified accountant and ICF-accredited coach, and I help small business owners to design successful businesses that are as unique as they are.
You don’t have to squeeze yourself into anyone else’s idea of what your business ‘should’ look like – I can help you craft a work-life that actually works for you.

 

Getting your inbox to Zero - and Keeping it That Way

Andy Hogg

Andy Hogg, joint Owner/Director of The IT Trainer, is an IT Specialist with proven teaching and technical skills gained during the 36 years he has worked within the IT Industry. Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to The IT Trainer, combining a unique, friendly and focussed training style with the ability to recognise the skill levels of the students and to tailor the training to meet each student’s specific requirements. He has recently delivered training sessions in Dubai, Munich and Casablanca. A graduate of De Montfort University (B.Sc Mathematics), Andy also has MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist) and MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) accreditations.
Andy’s method of IT training has been described as “IT Coaching”, with the emphasis being placed on the student to perform all the tasks, under Andy’s careful guidance. This style of teaching is entirely appropriate to The IT Trainer and allows each of the courses to be entirely flexible, thus ensuring a maximum return on investment. His years of experience in IT also means he is ideally placed to work in a Project Management role for key clients.
Outside of his role with The IT Trainer, Andy is a qualified Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor and he also reached the top level as a football referee. He continues to be involved in football by continuing to referee at local level, assisting in the development of young referees and as an avid follower of Sheffield United.

 

Three Reasons WHY you are Not getting Leads and New Clients in your Business!

Jaz Greer

In this Seminar, Jaz will be looking at What Lead Generation is, How most Businesses approach Lead Generation, and WHAT are the Three Top reasons why it does not work for most Businesses and they do not see the results they want to see.

By the end of this Workshop you will be able to Identify the Three Reasons you are not getting the Leads you Want and have pointers on What you need to Do to revitalise your Lead Generation and generate those new paying Clients!

Jaz Greer has been working in Business Development for 30 years, the last 20 years specialising in Digital and the last 12 years specialising in Social Media and Social Selling. Jaz has been recognised as a Global Social Selling Influencer and spends his time working with Small Businesses enabling them to Review, Refine and Revitalise their Lead and Client Generation. Jaz has a specialism in being able to identify, engage and connect with the Ideal Client and if focussed on showing Business Owners HOW to do this and to nurture and progress these Leads through the Sales Process converting into Paying Clients!

 

 

A Guide to Success on LinkedIn

Eloise Idoine

Are you making the most out of LinkedIn for your business? Rialto Training will show you some of the top-tips for effectively using LinkedIn to market your business and connect with potential clients. Learn about what features are worth taking advantage of, how to optimise your profile, build an industry focused content strategy, and reach your target audience.

Eloise Idoine is a professional LinkedIn trainer based in Nottingham. With 12 years of experience in senior sales and marketing roles, Eloise is passionate about connecting businesses with their prospective clients and showing companies how to build strong, meaningful relationships. Using LinkedIn, Eloise teaches companies how to avoid paying for expensive advertising, premium subscriptions, and 3rd party automation tools, by making the most of the free networking resources available to them.

 

Understand your customers with empathy mapping

Michelle Spaul

It is easy to say walk in your customers shoes, but much harder to do. Empathy Maps help us step into minds of our clients, better understand their needs and identify opportunities to enhance our Customer Experience and win their loyalty. In this seminar Michell will share with you how to do just that.

Michelle is a Customer Experience Consultant with a long history of helping businesses, teams and individuals work more closely, more beneficially with clients and customers. She knows how to create customer experience habits and deliver business results. She was named as one of CXM’s CX Stars of 2021 and 2022, placed as the top independent consultant both years.

Cost of living crisis and mental health: 3 warning signs and 3 coping strategies

Mike Lawrence

As people in the UK brace themselves for yet more increases in the cost of living, the impact on our mental health is described by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as ‘pandemic proportions.’

And with more than three-quarters of adults in Great Britain constantly worrying about the rising cost of living, half doing so almost daily. In this session, you will learn key warning signs of mental health that generally go hidden. You will receive coping strategies that help you maintain hope in uncertain times. And tools you will practice, take away and use immediately to boost your confidence, mental health, and wellbeing.

Mike began his career in the leisure and hospitality sector, improving the wellbeing of thousands of Butlins’ holidaymakers through positive engagement, reassurance and mindfulness. He also treated hundreds more clients from the UK and abroad who suffered from a range of multi-skeletal conditions, including sciatica, tennis elbow and lower back pain.

Hand-picked as one of the top three clinics in Sheffield
More recently, he was chosen as a winner in the 2019 Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards hosted by GHP-News.

Mike’s passion is to help others become the best version of themselves on every level. The results his clients enjoy are consistently outstanding, and they also have a beneficial effect on an individual’s colleagues, their environment and family, and the community that surrounds them.

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