October / November 2019 issue of the independent North Devon-based business magazine covering news about business and enterprise in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Combe Martin, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, South Molton, Torrington, Woolacombe and more.
This issue includes the event guide for the BBxpo business exhibition and networking event in Bideford on Thursday 24 October 2019.
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BBXPO GUIDE Welcome to BBxpo We welcome you to our second annual BBxpo business event. We hope you enjoy: ➤➤visiting the exhibition ➤➤attending the presentations ➤➤the free networking buffet Get new skills for a digital world! We’re partnering with Google Digital Garage to bring you digital skills training from Google – book for free training courses below. Visitors are urged to take the opportunity to pick up the best hints and tips on how to Thursday 24 <strong>October</strong> Devon Hall, Bideford College FREE BUSINESS EVENT brand their businesses online and achieve better visibility for their businesses. <strong>Business</strong> exhibition See pages 10-14 for profiles of the 40+ businesses exhibiting Free business presentations 10:00–11:00 | Build Your Personal Brand Online | the Google Digital Garage For people who want to understand and identify what their brand is online. We cover which platforms are right for you and how to get the most out of them. You will learn how to build a personal brand online and how to increase visibility online. 1. Define your personal brand 2. Build your brand online 3. Increase your online visibility 11:00–12:00 | Get Your <strong>Business</strong> Visible on Google | the Google Digital Garage For anyone who wants to get their business more visible online. We cover creating a listing for your business on Google Maps and provide training in how to monitor and maintain your website’s presence on Google Search. You’ll learn how to use the Google My <strong>Business</strong> platform to manage your business presence on Google. 1. Understand how search works 2. Set-up a Google My <strong>Business</strong> listing 3. Manage your listing on Google 12:00–12:40 | High Performance in the Workplace | Dare2BU 1 in 4 people suffer with a mental health problem, every year. What impact can it have on a business, whether small or large, when employees have mental ill-health and are unsure what to do about it and feel unable to get help. Discover the rewards, business and personal, when we understand where our mental health and state of mind comes from. What can an individual do for themselves and what can an individual do for others? 12:40–13:20 | Benefits of Upskilling Your Workforce | Rozz Algar, Petroc Supporting your staff will bring benefits to you and them. This presentation will discuss specific qualifications, short courses or Apprenticeships as a route to help your staff upskill. This interactive discussion will be an opportunity to explore the options for you and your business and staff. 13:20–14.00 | North Devon Enterprise Day Panel To celebrate and promote enterprise in North Devon, a panel of successful business people will discuss enterprise and how to develop your business, and answer questions from visitors. This will also include Small <strong>Business</strong> Saturday, #10to1m and North Devon Enterprise Day. The panel will include: ➤➤Denise Anstey – Heartfelt Products ➤➤Jack Richards – Applegate ➤➤Lee Randall-Pybus – Devon Partnerships ➤➤Robert Zarywacz – <strong>Business</strong> <strong>Action</strong> 14:00–15:00 | North Devon Enterprise Day Free Networking Buffet Join us for the ultimate free lunch at North Devon’s biggest networking event to celebrate and promote enterprise in North Devon. Nibble and network and establish new business contacts. Register at bbxpo19.eventbrite.co.uk in the main hall. Support organisations attending include CITB, which will be advising on grants for construction businesses, while the Heart of the South West Growth Hub will be advising on its free business advice and support. Jobcentre Plus and Learn Devon will be on hand to discuss employment, while Petroc will be promoting its wide range of courses. Free networking buffet And don’t miss our free networking buffet – the biggest in North Devon – which offers the opportunity for everyone to make new connections and build new relationships. Panellists Denise Anstey Denise is an award-winning inventor and business owner. She has worked for an ISO9001 regulated company within the R&D Tax Credits industry and can provide impartial advice on these for businesses. Jack Richards Jack Richards works in marketing at Applegate – the eProcurement marketplace for business. He studies <strong>Business</strong> and Management at Plymouth University and is an Apprenticeship Ambassador in the South West. Jack has considerable knowledge and experience of eCommerce, marketing automation, communications strategy and Project Management and has appeared in the Financial Times and on BBC Radio 5 Live. Lee Randall-Pybus Lee is director of Your Partnerships, having created the extensive programme of Devon Partnerships business networking events across Devon. Lee has an extensive network of business people across the county and the UK. Robert Zarywacz Robert combines corporate experience with 25 years as a business owner. He is a wellknown business journalist and is editor of <strong>Business</strong> <strong>Action</strong> magazine. He is also co-organiser of BBxpo. @businessactionm | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business action 9