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The local Growth Accelerator team, in partnership with Hastings Council, is inviting East Sussex’s most go-getting businesses to a breakfast briefing on Friday March 28th at the Sussex Exchange.


Looking to expand? The Growth Accelerator business breakfast will be a great event to be at.

Successful small businesses are often ‘Opportunity Rich’ but ‘Strategy Poor’ – run by talented owner-managers that are full of energy and ideas but lacking the time or experience to map out a pro-active growth strategy. This means that their growth potential is often limited.

The free breakfast briefing is aimed at all businesses who are determined to grow, with 5-249 employees and an annual turnover of less than £40 million so if you’re business fits this profile then this could be a good event to be at.

The briefing will help you step back and identify the specific obstacles that could be holding you back, then look at how Growth Accelerator, together with local Regional Growth Funds, can help you overcome them.

It will also be a good opportunity to network with other ambitious local businesses. Here’s the agenda for the day:

8:30  Arrival, Coffee & Networking

9:00  Welcome & Introductions – Cllr Peter Chowney,
Hastings Borough Council (tbc)

9:05   Common Barriers to growth – Jane Ollis, BSK-CIC

9:15   The Growth Accelerator Service:
Unlocking Potential – Alex Ledger, BSK-CIC

9:30  ESCALATE, ESI-3 & SUCCESS– the new
local Regional Growth Funds and how to apply

9.45    High Growth Client Case Study (tbc)

10:00  Q&A / Interactive Discussion led by a
GrowthAccelerator Coach – Martin Stanton, EMC

10.15     Close & networking

The business breakfast is on Friday March 28th 2014 starts at 8.30am until 10.30am at the Sussex Exchange, Queensway, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9AG.

If you would like to attend please contact Alison Hammond on 08457 226655 or you can email her here.