With just 2 days to go until our conference “Business Support – What Works?” as part of the inaugural Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival we are excited to reveal our full and fascinating agenda!


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Item Speaker Presentation Title
09:00 Registration & Networking
10:00 Welcome Amelia Anderson
10:10 Keynote Address Mark Pawsey MP
10:20 What Works Centre Lynne Miles “Evidence review: What Works in Business Support?”
10:50 Nesta Dr Jonathan Bone “Business Incubators and Accelerators: The National Picture”
11:20 Break
11:40 BankSearch Simon “The Value of Data in Business Support”
3 Minute Pitch, Part 1:
12:10 Scottish Government Chryssa Burdett “Rates in Scotland: Barclay Review Business Growth Accelerator”
12:20 SEMLEP Growth Hub Malcolm Johnston
12:30 Humber LEP Growth Hub Andy Hewitt “The Single Conversation Group”
12:40 Buckinghamshire Business First Heather Dean “What works in Buckinghamshire”
12:50 D2N2 Chris Pook “The ScaleUp Service”
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Natwest / Entrepreneurial Spark Lee Currier
3 Minute Pitch, Part 2:
14:15 Intellectual Property Office David Hopkins “Intellectual Property Explained”
14:25 Alternative Business Funding Anthony Carty
14:35 Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership James Hopton
14:45 Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub Rich Warren
14:55 Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub Craig Humphrey “CWLEP Growth Hub – Your One Stop Shop to Business Support”
15:00 Close