Businesses on hand to help business growth

With less than three weeks to go to the Warwickshire Expo 2013, the organisers have announced the full timetable of seminars on the business networking day.

Hosted by Warwickshire County Council and taking place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on March 22, there will be a range of free seminars aimed at helping businesses to be more successful.

Jaguar Land Rover is supporting the event and Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations, will be presenting a seminar to discuss the business. Patrick Harris of Thoughtengine Ltd will talk about design and innovation and how firms can better plan for the medium and long term to future proof their business. Patrick was formerly Director of Creaticity at Orange and is an honorary life member of Medinge, a brand think tank. He has also agreed to be the keynote speaker at the breakfast event which opens the Expo.

And Warwickshire County Council is delighted to welcome inward investment expert Adam Breeze, who will be talking about the strengths and opportunities in the Warwickshire economy.

Additional seminars will be run by a variety of organisations including the Design Council, who will present information on how design can help with business growth, the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce who will be advising on how to expand into export markets, and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) – based at Warwick University – will be talking about their new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI) facility and how small and medium sized businesses can access leading-edge technology, expertise and ideas to develop existing or new products and services. Eco

Cllr Alan Farnell, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “We have announced a full programme of seminars at the Warwickshire Expo, all presented by some of the country’s best organisations, and all designed to help the business community make the most of the resources available to them. The aim of the Expo is to showcase the best companies in Warwickshire, and the seminars will continue our theme to promote the area as a great place to do business.”

Anyone interested in attending the Warwickshire Expo or the seminars can register for free at