Accelerate 2019

Twickenham Stadium East Stand Whitton Road London
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This event ended on Thursday 14th of February 2019

£20 with all proceeds going to NSPCC, the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

Venue Information

Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road, Twickenham,, TW2 7BA

Nearest Stations

Twickenham 0.73 miles


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Accelerate 2019: be at your business best

Attend this unique event hosted by O2 Business and Enterprise Nation to make 2019 your year of high performance, acceleration and resilience.

Whether you're looking to reach new markets, take on new staff or want to get fit for acceleration in 2019, join us to meet the England Rugby Women's team and hear from experts on how your business can perform at the highest level in 2019.

The Red Roses are ranked second in the world and claimed the Triple Crown at last season’s Women’s Six Nations. Accelerate 2019 offers a great opportunity to meet some of these athletes and learn how to increase performance in all aspects of life.

What's in store on the day?
9.30am: Registration, tea and coffee

10am: Welcome from Zoe Hominick, O2 Business and Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation

10.10am: The Entrepreneur's Mindset: How to set goals and measure success in 2019

Award-winning entrepreneur and speaker, Simon Alexander Ong, will talk about how you can set smart goals for your business and how having a growth midset and buidling resilience when trying to reach your goals can help you succeed.

10.40am: The changing world of technology

Ant Morse, head of digital solutions for small businesses at O2, will share his thoughts on how the world of technology is constantly changing and how small businesses in the UK can leverage these advances.

11.00am: Leveraging tech to run an efficient business and how it can aid innovation

Hosted by Emma Jones, a panel of experts and entrepreneurs will share their insights:

Ant Morse, head of digitial solutions SMB, O2
David Hood, group innovation director, Happen
Mark Neild, founder, Agileering
11.30am: Coffee

12.00pm: Treat your people well and the business will take care of itself

Lyndsey Simpson is one of three CEOs at The Curve Group, a £35m turnover business that delivers HR services and solutions for large high street banks, through to small and ambitious firms. Lyndsey will talk about how to find the best people and motivate your team to achieve desired results.

12.30pm: Different routes for growth and the support that's out there

Krishma Vaghela, founder, Franchise Futures and Business Futures
Matthew Gambold, managing director, Chaddesley Sanford
Jane Sartin, executive director, Business Centre Association
Samantha Acton, founder, Domestic Angels
1.00pm: Lunch

Canapes and refreshments will be provided.

2.00pm: Growing a growth mindset and building resilience

A panel of three England Rugby Women are interviewed by Emma Jones, to understand how, as rugby players, they've built a growth mindset and built resilience to overcome hurdles. Followed by a discussion on how this relates to business owners.

3.00pm: Round table discussion

Two of the Red Roses will join each table for a discussion on what has been learnt during the day, and share ideas on what a growth mindset means for you and your business.

4.00pm: Drinks and networking

Please email [email protected] if you have any dietary or mobility requirements.


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