'Turning Point' seminar series will help companies spark new ideas

Published: 11 September 2009 at 13:26

Senior managers and business owners from Cambridge are invited to a series of six free seminars designed to introduce new perspectives to help their business develop and grow.

The series will be hosted by Chris Parkhouse, Managing Director of Cambridge-based business development experts Deyton Bell and Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the East of England, who said:

"We’re aiming to attract a wide spectrum of local businesses to join us for this high profile seminar series. I’m delighted to be chairing the seminars which involve so many outstanding, well-respected and knowledgeable speakers. Exploring and debating a range of topical business issues may help spark some innovative ideas to take businesses in an exciting new direction - I look forward to meeting many local business people at these seminars."

The first seminar on Thursday 8 October is about Developing a Competitive Edge, highlighting the need for businesses to identify opportunities and develop ideas that lead to innovation. Joining Chris will be Robert Jones, Field Leader International Business in the Ashcroft International Business School and Grahame Nix OBE BSc FRAeS, Chief Operating Officer at Marshall Aerospace.

The seminars will be held once a month at Coslett Building Lecture Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, covering topical business issues:

  • Developing a Competitive Edge (8 October 2009)
  • Pushing back boundaries: International business development  (4 November 2009)
  • Connecting with people: news ways of reaching target audiences (2 December 2009)
  • Building bridges: collaboration & partnership (21 January 2010)
  • Risky business? Responsibility, risk management and leadership (24 February 2010)
  • Winning the jackpot! Creating value in a business (24 March 2010)

To book a place on the series or on an individual seminar, email surviveandthrive@anglia.ac.uk or telephone 0845 196 3177. Full seminar listings are available at www.anglia.ac.uk/surviveandthrive, click on the events calendar.