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Great Things
 
 
Welcome to ‘Great Things 2019’- an event celebrating the diverse range of innovation that is occurring in our wonderful county of Worcestershire.
 
Tuesday 18th June 2019
6.45am - 8:30pm
Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Worcester, WR3 8ZE
FREE PARKING   |   View Map
 
 
 
FinditinWorcestershire Breakfast Meeting: Assistive Technology Special
 
06:45 - 09:30
Duckworth Suite / £15.00 + VAT per ticket
 
The use of assistive technology within social care environments is fast becoming of interest to the care market and covers a range of electronic equipment and services that can help people with physical, sensory or mental health difficulties continue to live safely and independently at home.

Plenty of organisations now look at using assistive technology to great effect in schemes like new housing to care for people with dementia and supported living accommodation.
 
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Choose your own adventure and book on to the free inspiring and enlightening workshops!

Innovation Rules!

A workshop for everyone!

New workshops are being added to winn-hub.com daily

 
 
A Moment of Meditation
Vikki Holloway
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 9 / FREE to attend
 
The benefits of meditation are well researched, its positive effects are far reaching and we all know we 'should' be doing it - so aren't we? Perhaps it's because it's a bit confusing and we don't know where to start, or maybe it's as simple as we just don't know how. If you want more calm in your work and life generally, if you have to lead other people into a calm space, or if you want to boost your creativity and innovation, this workshop is for you.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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We're making how much money!?
Ian Richards - IDR Consultants
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 2 / FREE to attend
 
The importance of "knowing the number" in your business. Know which parts of your business are performing well and which are not.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Digital Innovation for the next reality
Mick Hurst - Areca Design
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 5 / FREE to attend
 
Explore the world of Augmented Reality, how to connect with the digital demographic - using the power of the mobile devices that everyone has in their pockets.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Getting HMRC to fund your business growth
Tim Pearce - Haines Watts
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 9 / FREE to attend
 
Rewarding Innovation & Development, if the government changed the name 'R&D Credits' to 'Improvement Credits' or 'Progression Credits', I am sure that more eligible businesses would make a claim. The truth is, to qualify for R&D tax relief, activity must simply seek to attain appreciable improvement to products, services or process and can apply to any sector. Much of this is fundamental to what business do but many owners overlook the potential for a claim as they see the activity as just a necessary part of growing their business growth.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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'The Big Bang Theory' - How to assess your big idea?
Peter Daniel - Blue Orchid
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 10 / FREE to attend
 
So, you have a great idea but how do I know it will work? We will discuss ways to establish if your idea has true potential, including the use of Social Media to mine information.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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It's the end of the world - but at least we can run some effective Ads until then!
Rich Brown - Head of Digital Marketing at Quick by Design
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 3 / FREE to attend
 
Paid ads on social media is one of the most cost effective ways to promote your business. The targeting you can do is unbelievably sophisticated, but more importantly is available for everyone to use. In this presentation Rich will guide you through the world of social media paid ads and how you can maximise its effectiveness - before we are all swallowed up in a data apocalypse!
 
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Mindset Deconstructed: An Actionable Pathway to Success
Alan Clark - Exponential Coaching
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 4 / FREE to attend
 
Is Mindset an overused word or the key to your success? The answer will become very clear in this leadership workshop!
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Get your customers to swipe right!
Emma May White & Esther Partridge-Warner - Real World Coaching & Online Media Works
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 1 / FREE to attend
 
Awesome duo Esther and Emma here to help you understand DISC behaviours and how to use them to increase your social media reach and engagement.
PowerPoint free zone, swiping fingers at the ready!
 
Places Available : 20
 
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Prepare a Risk Register for your business
Steve Borwell - Fox
 
10:30 - 11:30
Workshop in Box 11 / FREE to attend
 
This interactive workshop will help the delegates prepare a Risk Register for their business. Steve will facilitate this session, and risks will be debated including Cyber Security, Digital Innovation, People (recruitment & retention), Finance BREXIT etc. Steve' goal is to get Cyber Security on the board level agenda. Each delegate will take away a Risk Register, and the actions for their business for prevention (mitigation) and containment (damage limitation) of each risk.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Simple Skills for Amazing Mental Health
Jon Downes - Glass Full
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 3 / FREE to attend
 
Whether you're managing a business, a team or yourself, taking a proactive approach to mental health can improve productivity and overall quality of life for you and those you love, lead and serve. Find out how in this practical, interactive workshop. Some of it's easier than you might think!
 
Places Available : 12
 
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'5G in Context'
Rob Harrison - Alchemy Wireless
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 4 / FREE to attend
 
Why do we need 5G, how is it different from older G's and how is it going to change the world?
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Crossing the Chasm - How to successfully bridge the gap between your idea & the market
Gavin Allen - Glideology
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 11 / FREE to attend
 
Developing technology has always been challenging and there is a well-known and understood gap that has to be crossed. There are also many additional pitfalls in delivering a solution that is both suitable and robust enough for the intended application and fit-for-purpose.

Within this interactive workshop we will:

• Understand the gap, why it exists, where you could fall down and how you can climb back out of it.

• Discover the real key difference between Proof of Concept, Prototyping and Production and how to prepare, manage and deliver on all three.

• Choosing and managing your team, suppliers and technology partners including the key questions to ask.

The workshop is open to anyone actively working on or about to embark upon a technology project, ideally you will be aiming to develop a physical real-world solutions.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Hyperlocal, Generation Z and Content shock, what you need to know
James Vincent - Hot Source Creative
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 2 / FREE to attend
 
Are you a local business wanting to push your market further? Want to create ROI without breaking the bank? There are more ways than you think! Digital marketing can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Learn the knowledge and tools you need to not only survive in this rapidly evolving market but thrive! James will be sharing with you his latest techniques, methods and best tips you need to stand out from the crowd today.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Shrinking your Meccano set - Nanotechnology & its progression
Dr Gregory Ashley - Worcester Scientific
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 10 / FREE to attend
 
Why can't you shrink your Meccano set to the nanoscale? An introduction to nanotechnology and its progression to the modern day, with a focussed discussion on commercial use cases and the development of nano-sensors in Worcestershire.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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How service team members can improve and innovate?
Alan C Clark - Key Business Improvement
 
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop in Box 5 / FREE to attend
 
Improve and innovate your service user experience by releasing the untapped knowledge and potential of creativity in your teams. This is a participative session with attendees able to take part in a scenario.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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The future of Sustainability
Anna Bright - Sustainability West Midlands
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 2 / FREE to attend
 
A session encouraging us all to consider how we can operate more sustainably for the benefit of our environment, our communities and our economy. What can your business do to make a difference, and what support can you access to make it happen?
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Intellectual Property 101
Stuart Price - Thursfields Solicitors
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 4 / FREE to attend
 
All businesses own some form of intellectual property, but many don't know it. Even those that think they own IP don't necessarily know what they need to do to protect it and commercialise it. As a result businesses are exposed to the risk of others stealing their property and exploiting it for their own gain. In this seminar, Stuart will help you identify the IP in your business, share how it can be better protected, and explain ways in which you can make money from it.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Customer pain killers - are we treating the right condition?
Stephen Ward-Smith - Malvern Panalytical
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 9 / FREE to attend
 
It is very easy when developing a product or a service to develop what you think the market needs. Sometimes you are right but sometimes you are not and launch something which not realise the value available to you and the customer or, at worst, flops. So, how can we understand the customer's condition and actually deliver and innovative solution which not only addresses their pain but enables them to gain unexpected benefits? This workshop will consider possible approaches, including some worked examples and an opportunity to consider one of your own market opportunities.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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Harnessing the Twitter power of #WorcestershireHour™
Stuart Allen - #WorcestershireHour™ Founder
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 1 / FREE to attend
 
What started in 2013 as a few Worcestershire business networking on Twitter, the hashtag #WorcestershireHour™ is now firmly established as a vital FREE local marketing resource for thousands of Public Commercial, Charitable and Community Organisations. Learn how to leverage a 'reach' of over 5 million unique Twitter user accounts every month!

'More spaces added'
 
Places Available : 20
 
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Blockchain is a business disruptor
Dr Adrian Burden - BlockMark Technologies
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 10 / FREE to attend
 
Gain an understanding of blockchain technology and the role of crypto-currencies, non-fungible tokens, and smart contracts, all of which are likely to impact the future of your business. This workshop will introduce you to some key blockchain concepts and how they apply in the real world.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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'The nature cure' - How access to nature and green spaces can boost physical and mental health
Dan Martyr
 
15:30 - 16:30
Workshop in Box 11 / FREE to attend
 
This workshop will look at how increasing contact and interaction with the natural world through biophilic design can help increase happiness and well-being.
 
Places Available : 12
 
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WINN Wednesday (on a Tuesday!?!)
 
17:00 - 20:30
Duckworth Suite / FREE to attend
 
Bringing speakers from across the county to discuss the latest in tech opportunities across a range of sectors.

We will also be launching our Make it Happen Challenge and hear about the latest updates for innovators from the WINN team.
 
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  There will also be a number of table discussions and main stage interviews on the day  
     
  See Rob Draper, Adrian Burden and Stuart Allen on the Main Stage, book a table with Mike Newnham and get the very latest CO-WORKING SPACE NEWS from Kiln, UOW Incubator Space, BetaDen and BloomSpace.  
     
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County Enterprise Open Day
 
OPEN HOUSE: MANUFACTURING, PACKAGING & ASSEMBLY EXCELLENCE
40 years experience and one of Worcestershire's best kept secrets!
 
Thursday 20th June 2019
(Morning 8.00am / Afternoon 1.00pm Sessions)
County Enterprises, St Pauls Street, Worcester WR1 2BA
FREE  | View Map
 

Arrive - Tea & Coffee and Bacon Sandwiches. Meet the Team
Company Overview / What we can offer / Our Goals
Tour of Site
Questions / Networking

Please let us know you're able to join us! Email: jamesrose1@worcestershire.gov.uk

ABOUT US:

Web: www. uepipesdirect.co.uk Tel: 01905 23819
A unique, not for profit organisation, providing meaningful, supported employment and independence for people with physical and learning disabilities.

WHAT WE DO:

• Manufacturer of stainless steel flue pipe.
• Onsite construction of certified Standard & Bespoke products.
• Work alongside clients from design to manufacture.
• Competitively priced high quality products.
• Packaging and Assembly – collation, hand assembly, bagging or
packing – our experienced team can offer you a resource to call on
• Quick turnaround, free quotations.
• Customer service excellence.

YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Commercial sales has a big impact on the support we are able to offer and our mission is to develop and expand, both commercially and in terms of the people we support.

 
     
  Queen's Awards for Innovation, Export, Sustainability and Social Mobility  
 
Thursday 13th June 2019
4.30 - 6.30pm
DRPG, 212 Ikon Industrial Estate, Droitwich Road, Hartlebury DY10 4EU
FREE  | View Map
 

This is a reminder to take advantage of your exclusive invitation from Mr Andrew Grant, Deputy Lieutenant, and the Queen’s Awards Committee to find out more about the Queen's Awards and how they can benefit your business 
  
In the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, the Queen’s Award Committee Members invite you to hear from Lord Digby Jones and two previous Queen’s Award winners, to find out more about the application process. The presenters will share their experiences with you, from their submission to receiving the Award and the positive impact it has had on their companies.  

The Queen’s Awards are the highest awards that businesses can receive. Every year we encourage more of our successful and hardworking businesses to apply and join this illustrious list. In 2018, Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners were Metrasens for Innovation and First Class Pet Co and TP3 Global for International Trade.  
  
Previous winners have identified benefits such as:

  • Competitive advantage
  • Globally recognised award
  • External validation by Royal command
  • A real opportunity for local business to stand out 

To view the eligibility criteria, please visit here.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AWARDS

We very much hope you will be able to attend or that you are able to send a representative.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY

 
 
Agenda
 
4.30pm   Networking/Refreshments
5.00pm   Andrew Grant – Deputy Lieutenant – Opening remarks
5.10pm   Lord Lieutenant Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE
5.20pm   Dale Parmenter, Managing Director – DRP Group
5.30pm   GTech
5.45pm   The First Class Pet Company
6.00pm   CEO - Worcestershire County Council
6.10pm   Lord Digby Jones
6.30pm   Questions and answers
    Close by Andrew Grant – Deputy Lieutenant
 
 
     
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