Spring Cleaning for your Business: Make the Changes Needed (Crawley)

2nd February
Holiday Inn London-Gatwick
8.30am – 1pm


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What you will learn...

Making change happen and stick, in your business is not easy! The speakers at this seminar will give you practical and realistic advice and guidance on how to do it! Drawing on a wealth of industry and first-hand experience, be inspired and learn how to spring-clean your business for a successful 2024!

What the salmon run can teach us about achieving success in business

Tim Rylatt, UK Growth Coach

Tim’s entertaining and insightful presentation will enable you to truly understand the barriers to success in your business, and what you can do about them.

He will cover:

Tim Rylatt is a highly experienced business coach who has worked with more than 200 companies during the past 15 years. He is also the author of 3 books that address the topics of sales skills, strategic marketing, and business growth.

Unlike many coaches, Tim is also a business owner himself, as a director in two marketing agencies, as well as his own coaching firm (which is now also a franchise).

Spring into Success! Revitalise your marketing strategies and tactics for 2024

Henry Laker, Growth by Design

Henry’s entertaining and insightful presentation will enable you to unlock the marketing potential of your business by implementing targeted changes for success. He will cover:

Henry is a highly experienced business owner and has been heading up businesses within the print, design and digital marketing sector for nearly 25 years.

He is known for being entertaining, direct, and creative, with a huge passion for results-driven marketing.

In 2018, the marketing agency he founded with co-director Tim Rylatt won the ‘Best New Business award for the Gatwick Diamond Area and most recently the award for Most Impactful SME Marketing Agency – South East 2023. 

During this time he has worked with hundreds of companies to help refine their brand presentation, lead generation, customer lifetime values and reputations. He has also co-authored two books on the subjects of marketing and business growth with Tim Rylatt.

Spring into 2024: Unveiling the IT essentials for business security

Tony Baulch, Ashdown Solutions – Managed IT

In Tony’s presentation, he will discuss the importance of data hygiene and your IT subscription overload! With the aim of identifying opportunities to streamline and save you money!

Finally, the sometimes feared world of cyber security insurance! To protect your business this could be critical and there are ways to make it affordable and effective. Tony will explain how!

Tony has a wealth of IT experience, starting out at British Caledonian, before working for BT and then supporting projects such as the Dartford River Crossing  and Faslane submarine shiplift. He spent 12 years in a senior role supporting retail operations of some 400 Texaco petrol stations.

With a young family, and not wanting to travel into London, he started Ashdown Solutions to look to bring his years of automation and project management skills to serve SME’s based in the Gatwick Diamond.

Spring Cleaning Your Business Telephony

Bernie Knight, Regency Grove Communications (telecomms)

Bernie’s presentation will guide you on how your communications can optimise efficiency and productivity in one! By providing you with practical advice, best practice, and real-world stories, he will shed light on the power of modernising telephony systems to help your business to grow.

He will explore:

Bernie Knight has over 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. His swift rise through the ranks of BT in the first stage of his career, to RGC being a trusted and highly regarded supplier by a diverse customer portfolio, is testament to his dedication to providing customers with the right telephony and broadband solutions for their business.
Bernie’s knowledge, and his passion for outstanding personal customer service has seen him become a valued advisor to hundreds of SMB and SOHO businesses in the 15 years since RGC was founded. He is currently working hard to help customers navigate the challenges that will come with the 2025 switch-off of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).

How tidy finances can help your business

Chris Irving, Curve Accountancy

In his upbeat presentation, Chris will provide valuable insights into what management accounts are, what they look like in your business and why, going forward, you should be regularly reviewing them.

He will also offer a general tax update covering income tax, national insurance and corporation tax and examine impacts of the recent autumn statement and budget changes that have come into effect.

Chris Irving is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and has been working in the accountancy industry since he left school in 1990. He is a director of Curve Accountancy based in Crawley that specialise in owner-managed business accounts, tax and payroll.

Chris has presented several tax and accountancy seminars to individuals and business owners over the last 6 years and his engaging, straight-talking style will leave you with a better understanding of the tax legislation that directly impacts you.


We've made time for lunch!

Lunch is provided in the main restaurant and please let us know any dietary requirements at least a week before the event.

The indicative schedule for the training event is as follows:

8.30 – 9am ——  Arrival and coffee

9am – 9.10am ——  Welcome and housekeeping

9.10am – 9.50am – Speaker 1 presentation 

9.50am – 10.30am – Speaker 2 presentation

10.30am – 10.40am – Tea and coffee break

10.40am – 11.20am —– Speaker 3 presentation

11:20am – 12pm —– Speaker 4 presentation

12pm – 12.40pm —– Speaker 5 presentation

12.40pm – 1pm —— Lunch

Location & venue

Holiday Inn London-Gatwick

Conveniently located for both Gatwick Airport and Crawley, the Holiday Inn London-Gatwick is easy to reach by road or rail.

It has it’s own dedicated and secure free parking for event guests. The purpose built conference and meeting facilities provide an ideal setting for these seminars and networking opportunities.

Holiday Inn London-Gatwick
Povey Cross Road

Please note, the car park entrance is off the A217

Is it free to park, but you need to register your car registration number at reception. Please make sure that you do this in order to avoid a fine.

All proceeds from the events will go to The Chaseley Trust.

The Chaseley Trust is a unique, independent charity-owned, 55-bed nursing home.  They specialise in long-term nursing and respite care for people with complex disabilities, such as Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and degenerative neurological conditions such as Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease.

We are delighted to be able to support this charity.

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