Delivering business growth presents a range of challenges to any leadership team. Professional investors tend to group these challenges in 4 key risk areas:

  • Execution Risk – are the team and skills in place to deliver on a strategy?
  • Market Risk – is there clarity on addressable market?
  • Product/Service Risk – does the “offer” deliver what customers need?
  • Business Model Risk – is the business model sustainable and scalable?

This interactive workshop is for companies looking to increase scale, unlock growth potential and drive increased profitability and enterprise value – led by leadership teams that have to address the challenges above.

Participants will learn what top performing businesses have in common and how to build these common success factors into their businesses. You will learn why strategic planning is important and how to start thinking strategically.

During the workshop you will receive practical guidance on developing a realistic strategy to enable your business to thrive. It is also a great chance to hear the experiences of other growth focused businesses – both the good and the bad!

This workshop is free to access for all, but with limited places. Please register your interest in attending, priority will be given to Workspace and Club Workspace customers.

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The Panel:

Nick Winters, Head of Technology, Kingston Smith

Nick heads Kingston Smith’s Technology Sector Group and is his clients’ first port of call for all their strategic, accounting and tax needs. They like that he genuinely enjoys helping their businesses grow.

With a diverse portfolio of clients including mid-sized corporates, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses, Nick’s expertise extends beyond the UK. Those wishing to set up a business in the UK as well as those looking to expand internationally come to Nick for his cross-border advice.

An advocate for the benefits of mentoring in business, Nick provides mentoring and training to growing businesses in collaboration with the likes of London & Partners Business Growth Programme and Virgin StartUp.

Paul Winterflood, Director, Corporate Finance Team, Kingston Smith

Paul is a director in the Corporate Finance team specialising in the media and technology sectors. Paul is passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow and realise value in their business, and has a network of contacts at acquirers and funders. Recent transactions include the sales of content production specialist Zebra Worldwide Group to Creative Drive, entertainment specialist media buyer MJ Media to Once Upon a Time, the Theatre Royal Haymarket to Access Entertainment and the growth capital fundraises by Health-Tech company Triumph Research Intelligence and RegTech company Ubisecure.

Prior to joining the Corporate Finance team, Paul trained as a Chartered Accountant at Kingston Smith before completing a secondment at accounting and financial advisory firm, Hill Rogers, in Sydney. Outside of work Paul enjoys cycling, travelling the world and watching a wide of range sports, although he is currently boycotting his football team Blackpool.

Richard White, Founder and CEO of Pickles, Co-founder and President of Goodlord and Founder of Pet-Tech.org

Richard been a music promoter, Estate Agent and most recently an entrepreneur. He was CEO and Co-Founder of Goodlord where he scaled the company from 2 to over 160 people raising over £13M of VC and Venture debt. Now Goodlord's President with one of Love Films Co-founders as CEO. He's gone through rough patches with investors and Co-Founders and knows the joy and real pain of start-up life. He's now onto his second start-up in the pet care industry entering once again into the start-up game.

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