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26 June 2019 - The Cowshed

Winning Tenders

YOUR ‘UNFAIR’ ADVANTAGE FOR WINNING BIDS AND TENDERS

  • How many formal bids and tenders do you currently win? Probably less than 50% of the ones you pitch for.
  • What if you could increase that win rate to 75%, or more? How much extra revenue and profit would that mean for your business?
  • What if you had the skills and processes to attack larger tenders with confidence… what would that do for your revenue and bottom line?
  • What about where to find funding for your business, group, community and how to secure this?


At this seminar Winning Tenders will share their wealth of expertise and you will leave better informed and more confident to positively impact your business!





The Cowshed Bristol - parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  Alternatives here


Speaker: Stuart Edmonstone - Utility Warehouse

24 July 2019 - Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Seminar hosts Bill and Julia Stock - Be Astute

6 Numbers to run your business


The logic is that from the smallest to the largest organisations,there are key indicators which we can measure internally which are accurate forecasters for future success.  

If you only measure success using your financial results, you are managing by looking at your rear view mirror.  For many of us, a lot of effort and time is expended before we get a sniff of a clients money.  Therefore if you are only looking at those numbers you cannot see what is coming down the line.

For many of us, as non financial people we are much more comfortable measuring real life activity, the number of sales inquiries or number of customers.  We understand these numbers better and how they relate to each - how we can influence them to get the results we are looking for.  

And this is the area we will be exploring in the seminar - understanding our numbers, how they relate, and more importantly how we can easily measure them and report them.


Be Astute help you improve profitability through the astute application of technology in your business. Whether it’s growing pains, staffing issues, missed sales targets or poor customer relations a fresh pair of eyes can make all the difference.


They work with companies to support them to make astute IT and business decisions, helping to tackle the knotty problems that may keep you awake at night, and can be so difficult that you tend to put them to the bottom of the pile. 

You already have a vision for how you want your company to run and know that the better use of technology is an integral part of making that happen.  But as brilliant as you are, the IT world can speak another language and the sheer vastness of the options can be baffling.

Be Astute is independent, and is not an approved partner, re-seller or vendor for any hardware or software products.  We focus on the people and business needs first, and recognise it is these needs that ultimately define the technology to adopt.

Too many companies buy one piece of software to solve one problem, with no consideration about how it fits in with the overall needs or strategy for the business.  Many business leaders are not IT confident, or may be battle scarred from previous IT projects going wrong or not having the impact the salespeople promised. The result being multiple standalone systems holding duplicate information with ad hoc spreadsheets being used to cover the shortfalls.

By spending time and effort at the start of the project to really understand what it is that a system needs to be able to do, we make sure it meets staff and customer needs.  There is no point paying for gimmicky features that won’t get used.

More on Bill and Julia Stock




Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel - Parking available, discounted (by 25%) in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate..  Alternatives here


Speaker: TBC

28 August 2019 - The Bristol Hotel

Seminar Host - Peter Prater

Subject TBC


Peter is a very experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Coaching, Entrepreneurship, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).


The Bristol Hotel - parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  Alternatives here


Speaker: Phil Stevens - Digital Construction Technology

25 September 2019 - The Cowshed

Seminar Host - Inge Dowden

Bristol's business growth and happiness expert.

Subject TBC

Venue details

The Cowshed Bristol - parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  Alternatives here 


Speaker: TBC

30 October 2019 - The Bristol Hotel

WPA


Health insurance can be confusing, it should be simple and transparent.

From funding cancer drugs not readily available on the NHS, the first benefit of its kind, to being recognised by the World Health Organisation as leading in the development of new policies that reduce costs for our members.  WPA are pioneers and this session will give you informed and expert advice on health insurance and whether it is for you and your business



The Bristol Hotel - parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  Alternatives here


Speaker: GWS Media

27 November 2019 - The Cowshed

TBC

The Cowshed Bristol - parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  Alternatives here 

Speaker: Inge Dowden - Bristol's business growth and happiness expert.

18 December 2019 - Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Resilience - what it is and how you can use it to your advantage

Session Overview: This  90 minute session explores what Resilience is, what research tells us about how best to invest in it and the practical steps we can take to build resilience in our own lives. There will be a particular focus on:

  • meaning 
  • character strengths
  • positive emotion 

Session Outcomes:  Participants will leave with some take away actions and 'experiments' to carry out, to build on and action their learning in day to day life.

Bio: Director of Light Box Leadership, Fellow of the Wellcome Trust and a pioneer in public mental health promotion, Lucy Duggan coaches and trains companies in the UK and internationally on a variety of leadership subjects, her specialism being resilience.  Lucy Duggan - Light Box Leadership on LinkedIn.

"Resilient business people are able to cope with challenging situations, to spring back and often succeed against what might seem to be insurmountable odds. Resilient leaders make resilient organisations."



Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel - Parking available, discounted (by 25%) in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate..  Alternatives here


Speaker: The Jessie May Trust