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Rooster Talks: The Importance of innovation for ambitious SMEs with David Riddell

Friday 1st September
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP:
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite

 

The innovate2succeed programme, linked with BusinessWest, is an intensive coaching programme designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of, and improve the efficiency of, launching a new product or service.

The programme supports high growth businesses wanting to introduce new technologies or process to their business, or those wishing to launch new products and services to their customers and markets.

David Riddell is an Innovation Specialist. He will give an overview of the innovate2succeed programme and explain how their strategic support can help you achieve your goals.

David is the Project Manager for the innovate2succeed projects in Devon, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. His role directly supports ambitious SMEs to enhance their capability to develop and commercialise innovative new products and services. After spending his early career working in product development teams in the UK and New Zealand, he has worked with all three sectors to support those trying to develop new products and services.

Simon Clegg HBN Breakfast

HBN Breakfast: 20 and 8 | Ups and Downs for Start-ups and SMEs with Simon Clegg / Event expired

Friday 6th May
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP info@glovefactorystudios.com

Business lawyer, company director and investor (and Glove Factory Studios member) Simon Clegg has over the past 20 years advised, and worked as an executive at a range of media, technology and brand communications businesses including start-ups through to SMEs in particular. Embarrassingly (he admits) in that 20 year period he’s seemingly only learned 8 things – mostly because people always seem to do the same things, or make the same mistakes.
Key factors like ‘write it down’, equity or control, IP or not to IP, friends and family issues, come up time and time again.

Join us on Friday 6th May at Glove Factory Studios for an open session “20 and 8: aka, the things I wish I hadn’t had to learn the hard way – lessons from, and for, early stage businesses and SMEs”.

Simon’s session expands on these 8 lessons with a (not entirely) hypothetical company, Guava Marketing and its erstwhile owner managers.

Simon’s lawyering focuses on commercial business, how corporate and ‘IP’ and brands work and helping businesses be ready for investment. Simon’s work has included Enid Blyton’s Noddy and FIFA World Cup football media rights, through to TV and film production and financing, buying and selling businesses, publishing, lots of technology, fashion and retail.  Simon is a highly experienced company director and holds an MBA from London Business School.