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Overcoming barriers to growth
The Pavilion Tearooms
Stansted Park, Rowland’s Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX
At this event we introduced delegates to businesses and peers on the South Coast who shared insights to help them address the opportunities and challenges business growth can generate.
There are numerous ways you can grow your business, and whether you decide that is through acquisition, organic growth, diversification or entering new markets, you’ll face key decisions at every stage.
The decisions you make now can have an impact on how quickly you grow and what opportunities are available for you in the future.
- Which method of growth is right for you and your business?
- Resourcing people - how do you recruit and retain new talent?
- Do you need to refinance your growth and what should that look like?
- Is there a need to purchase new assets? Do you require bigger premises or need to relocate?
- Could working with partners help you to achieve your growth ambitions sooner?
These are some of the challenges that the panellists at our event had faced. As some of the South Coast’s prominent SMEs leaders, they shared their stories and experiences with delegates.
About the event
The panel was made up of three local SMEs who’ve witness growth in recent years:
- Moore Stephens presented findings from their latest owner managed business report
- Nigel Taylor of Taylor Made Computer Solutions talked about overcoming technology barriers
- Laura Eaton, Degree Apprenticeships, University of Portsmouth
The below local businesses also joined the panel. They've all experienced growth in the South Coast area, and shared local plans to support business growth in the region:
About the hosts
Santander Breakthrough looks to support SMEs with ambitions to grow through our five pillars of Talent, Knowledge, Connections, International and Finance.
Glanvilles provides full service legal services to both individuals and businesses. Their client-centred approach involves understanding clients' needs, delivering practical legal solutions, offering a high level of technical expertise and providing a friendly and personalised service.
Moore Stephens provides businesses with a range of core services, including audit, accounting, tax, corporate finance, restructuring and wealth management. Their success derives from preserving and growing the wealth of their clients through innovative and personal services, combining their local expertise and experience of their partners and staff with the breadth of knowledge of their UK and worldwide association to provide a truly valued added service.
8:00am - Arrival for registration, breakfast and networking
8:30am - Welcome and introductions
8:35am - Individual presentations
9:15am - Panel session Q&A
10:15am - Further networking
10:30am - Depart