Events

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Will Dolan – Firewood Pictures
Need to make a video? Get Confident on Camera

You know you need to make videos for your business, but getting on camera is hard work, not fun and can be downright terrifying, right? Yet it doesn’t have to be! In this seminar, Will is going to share a set of tools that will help you to love being in front of the camera, while at the same time delivering kick ass content to your audience.

As a filmmaker, Will is passionate about telling people’s stories and connecting them with their audience. Co-founder of Firewood Pictures and Lead Content Curator at Brave Scene, Will has shot documentary content on three continents and produced over 250 films for clients all round the world.

In Will’s experience, we all have a story to tell, a story that helps others and our businesses. His love of storytelling and psychology enable him to see the real power of human connection in today’s digital world. Using these skills and his own background in theatre, Will has helped 100’s of people in business, theatre and charities to tell their story on camera. He believes it has never been easier to get your message out, with smartphones and social media, you just have to be brave enough to do it

Paul Blackman – Jaguar Land Rover
Engine Manufacturing Centre UK

Paul will be talking about the birth and growth of the manufacturing center on the i54 business park. What Jaguar Land Rover do, how they have done it and the next steps.
Paul has worked in manufacturing engineering all his working life and most of this on high technology applications. Prior to JLR he worked for BAE Systems and was the Head of Manufacturing for Hawk Military Fast Jets. His aerospace career spanned 25 years before joining JLR four years ago for the i54 EMC project. Paul started life as an apprentice in 1984 and worked his way up through the ranks in terms of previous supervisory and mid management roles. At the EMC, he is the Senior Launch Manager for Powertrain, so is responsible for launching all the new derivatives of engines that JLR produce and have produced since they insourced engine supply back to JLR.


Time

Registration is from 1830 for 1900 start

Venue

Heath Park School, Prestwood Rd, Wolverhampton, WV11 1RD

Car parking available off Coronation Road

Exhibition Stands – £20

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well. We do not offer refunds and your stand is non transferable.

100 A4/A5 leaflets on seats – £10

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be dropped into Carvers Building Supplies reception by the morning of the 5th of June 2017, at the latest, for the attention of Lizzie Carr. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

Buffet

Event Charge

Wolverhampton Business Forum is a non-profit making organisation. All our steering committee members contribute their time free of charge. Any money raised at events goes into providing the facilities to make the event successful.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to fund our usual free high quality buffet without making a small charge. We feel that the buffet is an integral part of the evening as it allows our delegates to relax and take time to make connections and network with each other.

Therefore, we are introducing a very modest fee to attend the event of £3. Yes just £3 for at least two great speakers, a high quality comfortable location, buffet and drinks, entry into our raffle prize which features several prizes, and networking with between 100 and 150 other local business people. I’m sure you will agree that this is a very small contribution to make towards a great evening.

Raffle

Raffle tickets are now included in the booking fee. Please remember to bring your business cards for a change to win.

 Sponsors


Call 01902 577 000 for more details about the event.
We look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 for prompt 1900 start
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email info@wbfonline.org.
Location Heath Park School
Prestwood Rd
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV11 1RD

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June 22, 2017

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Tim Johnson – Deputy Managing Director/Strategic Director of Place at City of Wolverhampton Council

Tim will be speaking about future developments in the City. This will include how the council will support businesses.

Corin Crane – Chief Executive, Black Country Chamber of Commerce

Corin will be speaking about how the chamber supports small businesses.
Corin was recently appointed as the new BCCC Chief Executive. Previously he was Director of the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership where he had overall responsibility for around £200m of funds to drive regeneration and help local businesses grow. He was also chair of the European Structural Funds Committee that oversees the management of around £90m of funding aimed at SME business growth and skills work. Corin also set up and chaired the Leicester Business Festival which is now an annual 2-week festival with around 100 business led events. He was also previously Head of Economic Partnerships and Inward Investment at Wolverhampton City Council.


Time

Registration is from 1830 for 1900 start

Venue

LifeSpring Church, 34 Clifton St, Wolverhampton WV3 0QT

Exhibition Stands – £20 – SOLD OUT

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well. We do not offer refunds and your stand is non transferable.

100 A4/A5 leaflets on seats – £10

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be dropped into Carvers Building Supplies reception by the morning of the 2nd of September 2017, at the latest, for the attention of Lizzie Carr. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

Buffet

Event Charge

Wolverhampton Business Forum is a non-profit making organisation. All our steering committee members contribute their time free of charge. Any money raised at events goes into providing the facilities to make the event successful.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to fund our usual free high quality buffet without making a small charge. We feel that the buffet is an integral part of the evening as it allows our delegates to relax and take time to make connections and network with each other.

Therefore, we are introducing a very modest fee to attend the event of £3. Yes just £3 for at least two great speakers, a high quality comfortable location, buffet and drinks, entry into our raffle prize which features several prizes, and networking with between 100 and 150 other local business people. I’m sure you will agree that this is a very small contribution to make towards a great evening.

Raffle

Raffle tickets are now included in the booking fee. Please remember to bring your business cards for a change to win.

 Sponsors


Call 01902 577 000 for more details about the event.
We look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 for prompt 1900 start
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email info@wbfonline.org.
Location LifeSpring Church
34 Clifton St
Wolverhampton WV3 0QT

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Hosted By WBF




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September 7, 2017

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Roy Bernard

From humble beginnings, born in East Park Wolverhampton what you can achieve if you put your energy into it.
Roy was born in East Park Wolverhampton in the late 50’s and went to school in our city.

He first started in business at 18 selling antiques locally. When the market decreased, he moved to the USA for seven years where he refurbished hotels and supplied them with antiques.

Aged 26, he returned to the UK and started to re-invest his USA profits into property and care homes, where he built up a portfolio of 15 homes and sold out aged 38 for £15m.

Roy very quickly decided he did not want to retire and started another care home group which he built up to 87 homes. In 2006 he sold out half for £25m and moved to Monaco for six years and managed his assets from a distance.

In 2014 he moved back to London and with his two sons has re-built up a group of 34 homes, the Mount Hotel and a shopping centre. Roy also has a house in Penn and spends much time in our city. He gives £25,000 per year to the Youth Zone.

Roy’s net worth is conservatively valued at over £100m, and as such we believe he is our city’s most successful self-made entrepreneur.

Be prepared for a hurricane of ideas, step by step strategies and some frantic note taking…

Simon Ball

Simon was born in Shrewsbury in the late 70’s and left school at 17. He started work as a trainee buildings designer and estimator for a small family run firm in North Shropshire. After completing college and his training program, he worked for Lowfields as a Sales & Estimating Manager. At 31 after a chance meeting, he decided he would like to go into business on his own and borrowed money against his house and started Timber Kit Solutions with Carvers as a 50% partner.

TKS has grown from a £0.5m turner to its present £3m, paying off all its set-up borrowings after five years and makes more than a 5% return on sales.

Simon believes he has created a unique niche for designing and building timber frame houses which are generally brick clad, but the frame can accept other forms of exterior finish. These are now heavily specified by social housing groups and increasingly by the private sector and self-build market. These homes are highly insulated, environmentally friendly, help de-skill building and can be erected in five days. A truly innovative product to suit the current market demands.


Time

Registration is from 1830 for 1900 start

Venue

Carvers Building Supplies

Exhibition Stands – £20 SOLD OUT

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well. We do not offer refunds and your stand is non transferable.

100 A4/A5 leaflets on seats – £10

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be dropped into Carvers Building Supplies reception by the morning of the 27th of November 2017, at the latest, for the attention of Lizzie Carr. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

Buffet

Event Charge

Wolverhampton Business Forum is a non-profit making organisation. All our steering committee members contribute their time free of charge. Any money raised at events goes into providing the facilities to make the event successful.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to fund our usual free high quality buffet without making a small charge. We feel that the buffet is an integral part of the evening as it allows our delegates to relax and take time to make connections and network with each other.

Therefore, we are introducing a very modest fee to attend the event of £3. Yes just £3 for at least two great speakers, a high quality comfortable location, buffet and drinks, entry into our raffle prize which features several prizes, and networking with between 100 and 150 other local business people. I’m sure you will agree that this is a very small contribution to make towards a great evening.

Raffle

Raffle tickets are now included in the booking fee. Please remember to bring your business cards for a change to win.

 Sponsors


Call 01902 577 000 for more details about the event.
We look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 for prompt 1900 start
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email info@wbfonline.org.
Location Carvers Builders Merchant
Little's Ln
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 1JY
01902 577 000
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Hosted By WBF




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November 30, 2017

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Mission Statement

Organise and foster business-to-business networking events, promote camaraderie and encourage local businesses and organisations to support and trade with each other.

Develop policies and lobby Wolverhampton Council to promote a more vibrant local economy.

Interact with other business groups and stakeholders to help them to achieve their objectives, and encourage the sharing of best practice and other knowledge and skills with local businesses.

Speakers

Craig Petty
The Bad Boy of Magic
Craig has had huge success in business, he has gone from rags to riches and has built 4 multi-million-pound companies in five years. What can a magician teach you about business? It’s a great question when you consider that many magicians are terrible business owners!

Craig knows that magicians make terrible business owners because for many years he was one of them. Picture a failing magician, struggling to make ends meet, with awful gig after awful gig. From his early days as a door-to-door salesman to the times he was booed off stage and then mocked by a rapper, Craig knows failure on a first name basis.

So, what changed? He did. He realised that the only thing that could change his world was him, and he needed to take control and apply himself. After becoming a father he understood he needed to step it up and build a stronger and more financially stable future. After recognising that without working on his business there would be no show, he set goals, learnt many lessons, and became an astute businessman.

Now Craig speaks on national stages about how he grew his four highly successful businesses and shows everyone how the dark world of magic helped him to become a success – and how those lessons can help you and your business.

Telling lessons learnt from the worst shows he’s ever done to the superstar gigs that no magician would ever dream of doing, Craig will motivate you to make the change; leaving you buzzing, motivated, and empowered. Oh, and he might throw in the odd magic trick if we are lucky.

Andrew Mair
Andrew is an audit partner for BDO the 5th largest accountants in UK and sixth largest in the world.


Time

Registration is from 1830 for 1900 start

Venue

The Mount Hotel

Exhibition Stands – £20

People who attend our events are looking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that initial contact in order to build lasting business relationships. Why not book a business stand at this event, bring along your marketing marketing materials and dazzle us with what you have to offer -only £20.00.When you register you can pay for a stand as well. We do not offer refunds and your stand is non transferable.

100 A4/A5 leaflets on seats – £10

We will be providing a bag to each delegate containing leaflets/flyers and the agenda for the evening. Your one-page leaflet can be included in these bags for £10. The leaflets must be dropped into Carvers Building Supplies reception by the morning of the 27th of November 2017, at the latest, for the attention of Lizzie Carr. When you register you can pay for the flyer inserts as well.

Catering

Buffet

Raffle

Raffle tickets are now included in the booking fee. Please remember to bring your business cards for a change to win.

 Sponsors


Call 01902 577 000 for more details about the event.
We look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you have.

Registration is from 1830 for prompt 1900 start
WBF do not endorse any organisations who attend the event.
If you don’t want to be photographed during the event please let the photographer know on the night.
When you register for an event you will be among the first to receive information of upcoming events. If you do not want to receive emails from us please email info@wbfonline.org.
We do not offer refunds.
Location The Mount Hotel
Mount Rd
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV6 8HL

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Hosted By WBF




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