Love Business EXPO

Love Business Speakers & Workshops

New sponsor for 2018, the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) are the new sponsor for the main presentation theatre.

Bringing the region's most influential names to inspire, inform and motivate you through sharing their success secrets and insights. Our keynote speakers are leading business influencers and through their business acumen and extensive experience you will be empowered and energised. Giving you the knowledge and inspiration to take your business to it's next level of growth.

If you are a business owner, manager or thinking of starting a business - and you need answers, inspiration or just to see what’s happening in your area - Love Business EXPO is for you. Register your FREE delegate place online now.


09:30 – Welcome and Introductions

09:45-10:30 – National Apprenticeship Service

Scott Bailye of award-winning Scott Bailye Hairdressing, representing the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, will provide delegates with an overview of the apprenticeship offer from an employer’s perspective, exploring the benefits and demystifying the processes. Representatives from the National Apprenticeship Service and the East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance to delegates.

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10:45-11:30 – Access to Finance in a post-Brexit World

As the UK leaves the European Union, we ask what the business support landscape will look like to companies that may have previously benefitted from European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund grants.

This session will take a closer look at the work of organisations such as the British Business Bank, Midlands Engine Investment Fund and UK Export Finance, all of which will take on a central role in providing access to finance for East Midlands companies post-Brexit.

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11:45-12:30 – Economic Update: Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics for HSBC UK Commercial Banking

Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics at HSBC UK Commercial Banking will discuss what the future may hold for East Midlands businesses operating in a challenging and constantly changing economic environment.

With the UK set to leave the European Union in March next year and amid uncertainty stemming from an interest rate rise in November and stubbornly high inflation, Mark will offer his expert opinion on the direction of travel of the UK economy.

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12:45-13:30 – Visual Marketing with Instagram and Pinterest

Learn and understand what visual marketing is and how to use it effectively within your business. This seminar will explore the use of visual marketing in social media and other platforms, and will provide you with the latest tips and practical advice on how to get started.

As consumers of content, we are overwhelmed with the sheer volume of blogs, posts, videos and other media that are being created. As a business, how can you use visual marketing to stand out above the noise and make an impact on new and existing customers?

Paul Ince

Paul Ince is a digital marketing and CRM strategist who believes that the people working within the business are best placed to talk about it. He helps organisations understand their voice and puts strategies in place to amplify it to their market. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the IT industry he has supported many businesses to increase their visibility online and grow their business through digital technology. He is the managing director of LikeMind Media and co-founder of MarketEd.Live, a conference for the marketing industry.

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13:45-14:45 – Getting Ready for GDPR

Are you GDPR Compliant? Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 and this seminar will guide you through the key changes introduced by the Regulation.

Delivered by Digital Growth Programme Consultant, Lee Callender, find out how to successfully prepare your business for the upcoming changes. He will demonstrate the key steps your business will need to take to ensure it is both protected and prepared for when the new regulations take effect.

Lee Callender

Lee Callender is one of the Digital Growth Programme’s consultants and will be delivering a series of ‘Getting Ready for GDPR’ events. He is the Chamber’s resident expert in Customer Relationship Management and has specialised in email marketing and relationship management for a number of companies. Director of C4 Ventures, Lee has managed over 1,000 campaigns over the past eight years.

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15:00 – Close