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Thursday, 14.00 - 17.00 | Harleyford Golf Club
Marlow Buisness Festival Transparent Whi

The Future of Growth

Marlow Buisness Festival Transparent Whi
An afternoon of marketing, growth and development ideas, for small businesses owners with big ambitions
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A non-stop, on-demand world

The growth of digital technology and social media in recent years has made marketing and reputation management one of the most challenging issues for a small business.


While all this development helps us manage quicker and more measurable campaigns, the sheer weight of 'real time' demands from such approaches has increased some of the stresses, not only for the marketers but for front line, support staff as well.

The Marlow Chamber of Commerce therefore brings you 'The Future of Growth', an afternoon seminar on how to build and run a successful small business in our ever-changing, on-demand world.

Join us for five, idea-provoking sessions that will help you create a vision and practical plan for your own business that can help you grow without overwhelm, and help you take your key people with you.

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Seminar Agenda

The programme for the afternoon is intended to take you through the various levels of planning and execution in a structured way, with each session building on the information provided by those that came before. 

Building a Strategy: how to convert your vision and objectives into a strategic plan that will start, and then keep you on the right track to achieve them

Setting yourself up for results: how to take that strategic plan and turn it into a set of practical steps that can start to make your vision a reality

Preparing your team: how to identify, develop and motivate the team you need to support you on that journey

Finding the customers: how to stop wasting your money on trying to please everyone and start focusing on who your 'ideal' customers are

Marketing Automation: why SMEs of all sizes should be using automation as a key tool in their online marketing and prospecting

Our Speakers


David Abbott owns and manages The Alternative Board (TAB) in the Thames Valley. TAB is an international organisation which provides peer advisory boards and other support services to the leaders of small and medium sized companies.


A Business Studies graduate, David received his initial commercial training at British Airways before developing a career in HR management and recruitment. He founded and developed his own Executive Search business, personally specialising in helping SME owners to build their leadership teams. After 25 years, he made a successful exit from that business and has subsequently served as a Director or NED on a variety of SME boards.

Annie Mulady is owner and Director of Mulady Solutions, an agency set up to help organisations  identify servicing needs, motivate employees and help develop the skills required to make a positive impact with customers.

Annie has supported a wide range of organisations, public and private, across a number of sectors, providing a combination of bespoke training for clients and delivering public courses. For the last 4 years, Annie has also been a judge of The Customer Service Training Network Awards


Jocasta Tribe is a former Human Resources professional with a Masters Degree and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management.


She made the leap into Marketing over 20 years ago, since when, she has held a series of marketing roles within a range of marketing disciplines, in sectors ranging from Corporate Software, Telecommunications, Consultancy and Travel companies to SMEs and Charities.

Tony Thornby is a Chartered Engineer with a Masters Degree in Management.  His first career was in telecommunications where he rose to senior positions in both BT and a major manufacturer – gaining extensive experience and expertise in project management, quality, international workforce management, product launch and training.  


Tony’s second career, in digital marketing, began in 2005.  15 years later, he is a specialist in most things Google and LinkedIn Social Prospecting.  He has been a Constant Contact Partner since 2006 and became a SharpSpring (marketing automation) Partner in 2016.    


Register now

Tickets for the Future of Growth Seminar cost just £6 for Chamber Members (and their employees), or £8 for non-members.  Including cakes and coffee. But places will be limited.


If you would like to join us, therefore, please register now to confirm your place.

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