A Knight, a Prize & The Apprentice at the Kent UNconference

Friday November 13, 2015

THE KENT UNCONFERENCE for Global Entrepreneurship Week is less than a week away (19th November 2015) and Kent entrepreneurs are busy preparing dynamic pitches and inspirational presentations for the event.

The organisers RIFT Accounting, Paul Andrews from Business Bunker Radio and Canterbury City Council’s StaryMyBiz and GrowMyBiz Projects, have released the names of yet more notable thought leaders and speakers who will be attending the UNconference. Here’s the skinny so you have some insider knowledge before you network with them!

A Prize from Warren Knight

Award winning business growth specialist Warren Knight will be calling on his 20 years of marketing experience to share his top tips on how to create a digital strategy that will successfully expand your business.

Warren found entrepreneurial success very early on when, at 22, he received a grant from the Prince’s Trust and created a European music and clothing distribution company. His sales figures speak for themselves as he then went on to become director of a global stationery company working with Disney and Nickelodeon where he grew the business from a $5 million to $30 million company in a 5-year period, selling to over 30 countries and achieving $1 million sales in one month.

Warren is now an international speaker, author, trainer and coach, and through his online training and face to face sessions he has helped thousands of start-ups and SMEs build their digital footprint, up-skill and increase their sales by up to 500% using social media, digital marketing and e-commerce. On the subject of overcoming business challenges he says “Your passion doesn't become reality through magic; it takes focus, hard work and the strength to pick yourself up when you fall down.”

Warren has also very kindly donated a brilliant prize for the most inspirational presentation given by a delegate at the UNconference. The Lucky winner will receive Warren’s Social Media for Business Bootcamp online training package designed to teach you to define your online target audience, drive targeted traffic from Social Media that converts in to sales and have a unique launch plan checklist in just 6 weeks. You can follow Warren on Twitter here: @WarrenKnight.

HR Blunders on The Apprentice

Chloe Harrold is an employment lawyer at UK law firm Doyle Clayton. She writes an informative and rather fun column for theHRDIRECTOR magazine outlining the HR and employment law blunders that occur on each episode of Lord Alan Sugar’s hugely popular TV show, The Apprentice. You’ll get the opportunity to meet Chloe at the UNconference, so make sure that you read her column and catch up with her on Twitter beforehand: @CH_ApprenticeHR.

Intelligent Business Insights

Business Intelligence expert Paul Cook says he is looking forward to the UNconference and to giving a 1 minute pitch to see if other delegates will vote for him to speak on the day. He is likely to be a popular choice with his business credentials!

Paul is the former Head of Insight at Just Eat, where he initiated BI across 13 markets, recruited and led a team of insight specialists and supported the research and data requirements for the $64m series C investment round and recent £1.4bn IPO flotation. He has since founded Noetika a data, analytics and research solutions business working with SMEs and larger enterprises such as GrubClub, Camelot, Drinki, Toothpick, Vitamin and Yoyo Wallet. Noetika’s work includes Research for Investment rounds, Sales Opportunity Visualisation, Customer Insight and Business Intelligence Roadmaps. No doubt he will have some very interesting stories to tell about business challenges that he has overcome in his entrepreneurial journey.

The Kent UNconference is being organised by RIFT Accounting and Canterbury County Council’s StartMyBiz and GrowMyBiz projects and sponsored by Advantage Business Partners. It will take place on 19th November at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

For queries call Jane Ollis at RIFT Accounting on 01233 653006.

Follow @StartMy_Biz or @GrowMyBiz on Twitter and for tips and advice check out the blog and event pages on http://www.startmybiz-canterbury.com and http://growmybiz-canterbury.com.

To register for your free place at the UNconference visit http://www.startmybiz-canterbury.com today.

The StartMyBiz and GrowMyBiz Team, Canterbury City Council

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