Thursday 19 January 2017, 8AM – 9:30AM

North Tyneside Business Centre, Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT

Set up your business for a new wave of sales in the New Year with the first in a series of breakfast briefings taking place in different locations in the borough throughout 2017.

Quick-fire briefings on the following topics: 

  • How to improve your business performance, boost your sales and increase your profit in 2017.
  •  A live case study from a business which have recently moved into Swans CFI. Find out about how the business looks to win new sales in 2017.
  • FREE business growth support available for businesses who have the potential to grow and create jobs. Including Sales, Property, Social Media and Branding…
  • Information about an SME Growth programme which has been established to help the vibrant small business community grow via business mentoring and facilitated industry engagement.

Meet the speakers:


SHOWCASE: Michael McMeekin – Arrow Sales
With over 30 years’ experience in all areas of sales, business and training gained in SME, large and corporate companies. His approach is one of common sense, simple advice and guidance that builds confidence in all those that work with him.

Greg Robinson – GRDES Ltd
Greg is the Director of the company which produces detailed engineering designs and drawings for offshore and onshore energy structures. Greg has a wealth of experience in the offshore sector and has recently started winning new sales for his business.

Philip Aldridge – NEPIC
NEPIC is a membership organisation with 350 members in the chemical, pharmaceutical, process industries. NEPIC has been awarded European funding to help local SMEs sell into this large regional sector. Philip will describe this ‘SME Growth’ project and how companies can apply to join. 

The Business Factory
Also speaking will be a representative from the Business Factory’s Business Growth Programme which is available for SME’s in the borough. This package of support is available to our Small and Medium-sized business who have the potential to growth and create jobs. Businesses can access seminars, workshops and one to one assistance in the following subjects. 
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