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Spaces still available for our next free event

Posted: January 27, 2015

There are still spaces available at our next event on Thursday 26 February, from 6pm.

Join us, along with experts from the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth at the University of Kent’s Business School, and fellow business owner-managers, for an interactive evening of learning and networking.

When: Thursday 26 February
Time: 6pm – 8pm, refreshments will be provided
Where: The University of Kent’s Business School, Canterbury – free parking available

Through attending this session, you will:

  • participate in a fun, engaging and valuable evening focused on the growth and development of you, and your business;
  • hear about the characteristics of successful SMEs and business leadership, and explore how they apply to you and your business;
  • network with other like-minded business owners/leaders who are experiencing similar challenges to you;
  • learn about the Business School’s work, the opportunities and benefits of becoming involved, and what participation in our current research programmes can give you.

Dr Simon Raby (pictured) from the University of Kent’s business school will be drawing on his latest research, and looking for audience participation, to deliver a fun and interactive session that focuses on the growth of you and your business.


6pm – registration and light refreshments
6:30pm – session commences
8:00pm – session concludes with a buffet and a chance to ask questions, and the opportunity to network with other like-minded business owners, plus experts from the Business School and Burgess Hodgson.

How to book:
To register for this free of charge event contact Hayley Field:
Book by email                Telephone – 01227 454627

More information about the research programme:

Research programme
The Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth, at the University of Kent’s Business School is proud to be working with Burgess Hodgson to develop insights to the growth and performance of businesses in Kent through a unique research programme – Promoting Sustainable Performance.

These insights have already led to a strategic leadership and growth programme, through which owner-managers increased their sales turnover by 18.8% and their number of employees by 13.6%. We invite you to take part in this free programme, and benefit from this work, by completing a short (20 minute) survey. Click here to take the survey.

Further information about the research process can be found in the attached PDF file – download a copy here.