The most talked about business event of 2023 is finally here!
At Community & Business Partners we support Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Micro Business Leaders, and SME’s across the world. Your Business Bootcamp has been designed for business owners and leaders to come together and learn from some of the most inspirational businesses in the Northwest.
This interactive day will focus on all the areas that business leaders and entrepreneurs will require to scale, grow and thrive in 2023 and beyond.
08.30 - 09.00: Networking Breakfast
09.00 - 09.15: Introduction – Jaydee Davis – Operations Director
09.30 - 10.15: Workshop Option 1 - Culture Club with Dave Scholes and Andi Lewis - Six Connections
In 2020 Six Connections was established as a legacy for mental health change. Starting with one conversation, they have helped 1000’s of people to start healthy conversations around mental health, within their workspace and beyond.
Their training encourages the wellbeing conversations that need to happen (but often aren’t) connecting individuals and teams to sustainable, collective action, with support for ALL.
Their creative range of products help to start the conversations that we all need from time to time. QR codes on each connect friends and family to easily accessible mental health support 24-7.
Dave is the conversation starter. Tackling mental health as a legacy for his mate, his Adidas clad feet will drive our purpose, until the conversations that we all need are part of the everyday.
Andi brings it to life, with infectious positivity and a personal touch. Engaging hearts and empowering minds, she provides tools and confidence to take real, life transforming action!
We are #PoweredByMates
09:30 - 10:15: Workshop Option 2 - “Charting Your Course” – Mastering the Art of Planning with Mike Wilson - Anthem Engagement
Mike has provided Business support across Lancashire for over 30 years working with in excess of 6,000 companies. Much of this has been provided under several of the Boost Programmes, including mentoring, coaching, business advice and training to pre-starts and growth ambitious organisations.
Mike is currently lead consultant for Anthem Engagement, focusing on employee experience, he is Chairman of Simply Doughnuts in Blackburn, and is a lecturer at York St John University teaching Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Human Resource Management. Mike combines his practical knowledge and academic skills and experience to ensure that the people he works with get the best possible advice and guidance.
10.15 - 10.30: Break
10.30 - 11.15: Workshop Option 1 - The Social Media Masterclass: Strategy from Scratch with Kimberley Thompson and Andy Slinger - Root Fifty-Two
Kimberley Thompson - Managing Director
Prior to establishing Root Fifty-Two in 2008, Kimberley worked as a graphic designer at a couple of agencies in Burnley. Shortly after setting up the business, the UK experienced an economic recession however despite this challenging backdrop, Root Fifty-Two went from strength to strength. Within a year, Kimberley expanded by bringing aboard her first employee, a web developer.
Fast forward 15 years and Root Fifty-Two has evolved into a comprehensive, full-service agency offering a complete array of creative marketing services. Their client portfolio spans various sectors across the UK, and the company now boasts a workforce of 15 dedicated professionals.
Andy Slinger - Head of Marketing
In May 2023, Andy became part of the Root Fifty-Two team as the Head of Marketing, bringing with him an extensive background in digital marketing, strategic thinking, and planning.
Andy now works alongside Kimberley and Root Fifty-Two’s clients to develop marketing strategies and plans.
Moreover, Andy's accomplishments extend to the realm of literature having successfully written two best-selling children’s books that have captured the hearts of young readers everywhere.
10.30 - 11.15: Workshop Option 2 - 'How to cut costs without cutting corners' with Mick Ramsden and Dave Liggins - Essential Sourcing
20 years ago, Mick felt trapped in the corporate procurement world despite his wide-ranging expertise in the supply chain. He had skills but was used solely as a cost driven animal to get results for his employer. So, he broke free, took a risk with 2 young kids to support (soon to become 3) and started his own business (soon to become businesses). Mick has never looked back.
Our mission at Essential Sourcing is focussed on equipping individuals with the necessary tools and mindset to become Procureneurs® and use their creative talent, enabling them to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of procurement.
Introducing Dave Liggins, a seasoned professional whose career began in the construction industry before transitioning into the dynamic world of retail. With over 14 years of hands-on experience in a family-run business, Dave's journey through procurement and cost savings has been shaped by practical insights gained from real-world challenges. Dave's approach to procurement is rooted in his understanding that learning often involves making mistakes and experiencing firsthand how to transform procurement into a profitable asset.
11.15 - 11.30: Break
11.30 - 12.00: CSR and ESG Panel - Ram Gupta (Nybble Ltd Group), Charlotte Knowles (Greenarc), Scott Hannah (Streetwise & Conscious), Jenny Winstanley (After Athena) and Deborah Blades (Community & Business Partners CIC)
A diverse panel but all with one common goal, commitment to sustainable business practices.
They will share their growth journey, challenges and how they made certain decisions as they started to consider their own CSR and ESG strategies.
With sustainability at the forefront of current discussion around the responsibility of an organisation, it promises to be an informative session with plenty of Q&A.
12.00 - 12.45: The Power of Purpose - Edwin Booth (E. H. Booth & Co Ltd)
Edwin Booth CBE DL, 5th generation of the Booths family has worked in the organisation since he was 18 years old and lead the company as Executive Chairman since 1997. Booths is a family owned business and places people at the heart of all it does. Driven by their 3 P,s People, Product and Place, Edwin will share his fascinating story: from family dynamics, navigating through change and doing the right thing, through to their ESG and social driven agenda.
12.45 - 13.00: Closing Remarks - Jaydee Davis - Operations Director
13.00 - Networking Lunch
Our MC - Rachel Haslam - Team Academy
Rachel is a powerful, engaging, trainer and entertaining speaker on change management, sales, team dynamics, mindset and leadership. Rachel’s on-stage energy lights up the room and as such audience members find her hugely relatable and likeable.
Due to high demand for this event, we are limiting places to 100 attendees.
E. H. Booth & Co Ltd
Dave Scholes & Andi Lewis
Kimberley Thompson & Andy Slinger
Nybble Ltd Group
Streetwise & Conscious
Community & Business Partners CIC
Community & Business Partners CIC