Bristol Distinguished Address Series: What does it take for a creative small business to thrive?

Issue date: 29 November 2016

Date: 30 November 2016

Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

Time: Reception: 18:00 - Lecture: 18:30 - Networking and Supper: 19:30

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Simon Belsham, CEO,, will speak about what it takes for creative small businesses to thrive in today's world at the next address in the Bristol Distinguished Address Series at UWE Bristol.

His address will explore current retail trends, as well as the opportunity that the shift in consumer demand from mass - produced products to products with provenance presents for small creative businesses looking to set up and scale.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CMI,FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West ofEngland LEP.

An audience of over 200 is expected including over 100 leaders from the business community, as well as local government leaders, UWE Bristol academics and alumni.

There will be an exclusive pre-event to this address, a private opening of our Future Space. Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and dedicated offices.

If you are interested in attending this private event from 17.00-18.00, please email to request a place.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

The series of talks continue in the New Year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors.

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year's speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community. Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

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