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The Annual NEN Conference is a highly regarded event targeted at the key decision makers and influencers from within our network of enterprise support organisations, and the wider enterprise sector. Attracting Chief Executives and senior decision, delegates are typically from enterprise agencies, Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, Local Economic Partnerships, Growth Hubs, specialist enterprise providers, and other corporate organisations.

The 2019 NEN Annual Conference is sponsored again this year by Barclays and will take place on Friday 22nd November at the prestigious Barclays offices in Canary Wharf, London.

About our 2019 Conference…

Innovation and enterprise go hand in hand – for today’s small businesses and the individuals and organisations that support them. So it’s no surprise that innovation is the key theme for our Conference this year.

The event offers fantastic networking opportunities and an impressive programme to inspire and encourage new thinking as to how an innovative nature can support your all-important work within the enterprise support sector.

The conference has a fantastic speaker line up…

We are pleased to announce that Steven Roberts, Barclays UK Head of Culture and Transformation and Chief Scientific Adviser will be sharing his wealth of insights during his Keynote. Also motivational speaker Gerald Ratner will talking about his personal experience on ‘the rise and fall and rise again’ of his business. Both speakers set to run high energy interactive sessions – not to be missed!

The conference programme…

The programme is continuing to build and the hugely popular Breakout sessions will run again at this year’s conference and complement the main conference programme. These sessions will again offer smaller groups the chance to explore the latest issues and trends within a more informal and relaxed setting. Our Lunchbite sessions will also be returning. Watch this space for further announcements!

*Please note: NEN reserve the right to alter any details on the conference programme without prior notice.

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Sponsorship Opportunities…

Interested in being part of the greatest one day event dedicated to Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise? Find out more

Where and When

Friday, 22 November 2019
9am – 6pm

Barclays One Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf,
London
E14 5HP

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Some of the conference programme contributors…

Keynote: Steven Roberts, Barclays UK Head of Culture and Transformation and Chief Scientific Adviser

Our Keynote at this year’s Annual Conference will be delivered by Steven Roberts, Barclays UK Head of Culture and Transformation. Steven has both a scientific and financial background, having graduated from Cambridge with a Natural Sciences degree and a PhD in Geophysics.

He joined Barclays over three decades ago, and in this time has held a variety of roles in Operations and Change across a range of business and support areas. Steven was instrumental in creating and leading the Strategic Transformation team for 7 years – the team that launched Barclays Eagle Labs. With over 30 years of experience of delivering innovations for Barclays, Steven is looking forward to sharing his wealth of insight during his Keynote at our conference.

Polly Dhaliwal, Head of Member Partnerships, Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation are a nationwide community supporting small businesses and start-ups to grow and scale their brand and Polly heads up the Member Partnerships side of the business. With a community of over 100,000, Enterprise Nation are using technology to make it easier for businesses to access advice to grow and scale their brand. Enterprise Nation hold events, provide content, unique opportunities and free advice to members of their community – either in person or on their platform.

Motivational Speaker: Gerald Ratner

A British household name, Gerald Ratner took over his family’s jewellery business in 1984. By 1990 he had grown it from 130 stores to 2,500. But everything changed overnight in 1991 when, during a speech for the Institute of Directors, when he described a Ratner’s sherry decanter as “total crap”. Voted as one of the top 10 best public speakers, Gerald will share his story and describe the roller coaster ride that he experienced when he had nothing else to lose.

Ruth Lowbridge MBE, SFEDI Group

Ruth Lowbridge is currently Executive Chair of the SFEDI Group of Companies, all of which promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurial skills development throughout the UK. As a business owner herself for over 20 years, with successful ventures including a chain of bistros, conference centre, software company and national training consultancy, Ruth knows more than most how it feels to start up and run an enterprise. Part of the governments SME Advisory Board, Ruth is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Ludo Chapham, The Innovation Practice

With a name like ‘The Innovation Practice’ it’s no surprise to hear that company founder Ludo Chapman runs fast-paced workshops to help teams untangle strategic challenges and to deliver team alignment, business innovation and actions from ideas. Ludo is ready to challenge your traditional thinking with his experience of both classic and highly innovative business models and value propositions.

Paul Uppal, Small Business Commissioner

Launched in December 2017 the Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, leads an independent office aimed at empowering small businesses in resolving disputes around late and unfair payment issues and provides advice, including on how to take action if a payment is overdue. Prior to this Paul ran his own small business in the construction and real estate sector for over 20 years and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of the greatest one day event dedicated to Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise

National Enterprise Network is a unique membership body representing the enterprise support sector across England. Its members are crucial to England’s economic growth and play a key role in the support and development of enterprise in England.

Each year, NEN develops a highly regarded day long event designed to inspire, educate and motivate the key individuals and organisations that are committed to
providing enterprise focused activities for the benefit of their communities. The event is targeted at enterprise agencies, Chambers of Commerce, local authorities,
Local Economic Partnerships, Growth Hubs, specialist enterprise providers as well as relevant corporate organisations.

Last year, over 100 people joined us to hear insights from thought leading contributors including CEO of Business Banking at Barclays UK, FSB and BEIS. Due to the success of the event last year, headline conference sponsor Barclays will once again provide the venue for the event at the prestigious Barclays Offices in Canary Wharf.

Delegates will hear Steven Roberts, Barclays’ Strategic Transformation Director deliver our keynote, an inspiring motivational speaker, and be able to participate in key breakout sessions focussed on Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise.

Conference sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations who are passionate about Unleashing Innovation in Enterprise and who are dedicated to supporting pre-start, start up and growing small businesses.

Ready to have an initial chat about being part of the greatest one day event dedicated to enterprise and entrepreneurship?

Email the NEN Event Manager Suzanne Charboneau or call Keystone Marketing on 01480 278750.

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