On Thursday 27 March we co-hosted an SME event in Guildford: ‘Working Smarter for Growth’

Facilitated by Lance Walker of Ministry of Innovation and Alastair Manson of Ascent FD,  the group spent the first part of the meeting finding out about each other’s businesses before exploring the key challenges of 2014. We then moved on to the presentations:

>  How Barclays Help SME’s Grow – Ben Earls of Barclays

>  SME’s Tendering for Public Sector Contracts – Jason Duncombe of Surrey CC procurement

>  Preparing for Growth – Alastair Manson of Ascent FD

>  Growing Sales – Lance Walker of Ministry of Innovation

>  GrowthAcceleerator – Roya Croudace of GrowthAccelerator

Over the course of 3 hours we had a wide-ranging discussion with everyone getting the chance to share experiences and ask questions not only of the presenters but also their fellow attendees.

It was a thoroughly engaging evening. We will be hosting more events in the future – please watch this space for announcements, and feel free to contact us should you have any questions in the meantime.

You can download the Ascent FD presentation here:

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