Free masterclass to help 'businesses bounce back'


Free masterclasses launching to help Peterborough businesses bounce back post lockdown (Picture: Pixabay)

The launch event on July15 will give business owners and leaders a whistle-stop tour of the series. Taster sessions are also planned for the launch on the following:  

  • Leadership in a crisis 
  • Cashflow is king 
  • Communication is key - with staff and customers

The Bright Business Advice Masterclass model is tried and tested and many businesses across Peterborough have now achieved substantial growth from implementing the Bright Seven Sector Orbit. The series of six workshops will provide a deep dive into the different business functions. Delegates will receive qualified advice from expert guest speakers who will also share their own experiences in enterprise. 

To gain maximum benefit, businesses are encouraged to attend all the sessions, but delegates can go to the sessions that most suit their business’ needs. 

Emerson Patton, Founder of Bright Business Advice added, “Businesses have had to make a lot of changes very quickly since March. This series is all about helping business owners and leaders to create the right strategies, get organised and build for success.

"A highly valuable insight in both high-level strategic planning, as well as how to achieve the quick wins that will make all the difference to improve cash flow and increase profits. Over 500 businesses have now benefited from the Bright Business Advice coaching and we are grateful to our partners to pass this opportunity on to their members.” 

Tom Hennessy, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough said: “As the economic recovery begins, we’re proud to be working with Bright Business Advice and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to help Peterborough businesses re-evaluate their plans, and adapt to new ways of working, selling and living. 

“Peterborough has a strong track record of bouncing back quickly from economic shocks, and while Opportunity Peterborough continues to deliver one to one support to local businesses and market the city to attract new investors, it’s through collaborations like this that we can achieve broader, positive impact.” 

John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said, “These are some of the most challenging circumstances we have ever seen for businesses so we’re pleased to be a part of this series. We know local businesses are both willing and able to adapt, and these workshops will really help organisations improve their resilience so they can continue to weather any future disruptions to the economy.” 

The series will begin in September and all events are free to attend: 

· Leadership & Management – September 30, Guest speaker: Brian Jones, Chair of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce 

· Finance –  October 28, Guest speaker: Simon Hall, from Saffery Champness 

· Operations – November 25, Guest speaker: Stephen Smith, Owner of Sphere Health & Safety Risk Management 

· HR -  January 27, 2021, Guest speaker: Karen Fitzsimmons, from AP Partnerships 

· Marketing - February 24, 2021, Guest speakers: Olly Forder from Arkflux, and Kristian Downer from DowSocial 

· Sales – March 31, Guest speaker: Simon Coy from The Business Network, and Tracy Marshall from Approach Direct 

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