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Reading Business Expo 2020

  • Thursday 27th February 2020
    10am - 3pm
  • Madejski Stadium, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL
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You can attend any of the event's keynote speakers or business seminars for free, when you pre-register for free tickets for the business show online. Don't miss the UK’s top business speakers and leading industry experts as they talk and discuss everything you need to know and offer you their invaluable experiences, tips and secrets to help you start or grow a business.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rachel Tombs

How to use LinkedIn to grow your business


10:15 am

10:35 am

Seminar

Seminar Room

LinkedIn has over 500 million members who recognise it as a leading online marketing platform to get their brand noticed, build influence and create a profitable network. At Links2Leads, Rachel has worked with over 300 business owners and managers teaching them the art of LinkedIn networking, how to seek out lasting strategic alliances and grow their companies. Her seminar will help attendees achieve results on LinkedIn and is for anyone who wants to attract new customers and build their business. Areas covered will include effective LinkedIn profile writing, networking and content sharing. Rachel has won a national award and two regional business awards in recognition of her expertise and commitment to helping others succeed. A practising solicitor for 15 years, Rachel left behind her legal career to start Links2Leads in 2015 helping her clients define their unique brands, find their digital voice, drive sales and increase engagement using LinkedIn.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Anthony Stears

3 Easy Steps to Closing More Business Over the Phone


10:50 am

11:20 am

Keynote Speaker

Seminar Room

In this Keynote Presentation with the The Telephone Assassin, you will walk away knowing who YOU should be calling, and exactly what to say. Learn the 3 simple steps to every successful business conversation, and how you can apply it to your business. Designed to give people the confidence to pick up the phone, and the skills needed to Make Every Call Count, you'll find out how to make more sales by simply helping customers to buys. The Telephone Assassin is on a mission to get businesses talking again and stop people from hiding behind their emails and social media. Helping clients to get in front of more of their ideal customers and getting more business from their existing customers.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Sue Reynolds

How to make your website your best performing sales person


11:35 am

11:55 am

Seminar

Seminar Room

If you want to GROW your business, or at least maintain your current sales, do you have a plan? Is your website consistently bringing in new leads? Even if you don’t sell online, your website should be selling for you, converting your ideal prospects into enquiries! Whether your business provides a service or sells a tangible product your business relies on sales today, and in the future.Are you satisfied you are in control of your cost of sales and happy with the performance of your sales people? Are you finding it difficult to recruit, motivate and retain them? Are you struggling to provide your best sales person with good quality leads, or losing them to your competitors? This could be preventing the budgeted growth in your business and holding you back! With the shift to online sales, is your business ready for consumer changes, or are your competitors ahead, or making plans to steam forward? Right now, would you pay your website a salary? Is it your best performing sales/lead generating person? If your website isn’t bringing you business regularly, then come along and discover the role your website can play in your sales process, and how to bring in consistent leads & sales. How would a consistent stream of quality enquiries change your business?

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lisa Chaffey

Time to Breakthrough: How to Achieve Bigger & Better Goals in 2019


12:10 pm

12:40 pm

Keynote Speaker

Seminar Room

During this Keynote Presentation with award-winning Business Coach, Lisa Chaffey – we will uncover what’s really holding you back from achieving your goals and creating the business you want and deserve. Lisa is an inspirational speaker with 10+ years of growing her own business as well as working with ambitious local business owners looking to make a change and breakthrough their own ‘glass ceiling’ from what’s really holding them back. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed and like your business is running you … or, if things are going really well but you just need some motivation to push you to achieve bigger and better goals in 2019 – then this presentation is for you. Come along and discover the gaps between good intentions and reality … and what YOU can do about it to make a positive change!

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Charlie Harris (Microsoft) and Emma Jobling (Cobweb)

How can the Modern Workplace transform your work-day?


12:55 pm

1:15 pm

Seminar

Seminar Room

Ever wondered how big of an impact technology and cloud can have on your business? Join Cobweb and Microsoft as we take you through the benefits of the Modern Workplace and show you live examples of how the way you can work faster and smarter thanks to tools such as Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. With customers including Reading FC, Papa Johns and iSalon, Cobweb are one of the leading providers of managed cloud solutions and have been a cloud company even before cloud was called ‘cloud’. And we pride ourselves on working with businesses to ensure every employee is making the most of their IT; providing everything from solution-driven advice and IT cloud support to project-managed migration services. Want to find out more? Why not come speak to a member of our lovely team at Stand 28.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Simon Wood

Creating High Performance. The Three T's of Teamwork


1:30 pm

2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

Seminar Room

In the socially complex and tech-enabled environment of a modern workspace, how do you improve the overall performance of a team? This is perhaps one of the most asked and little-understood business management questions of all time. The answers are both easy to understand and challenging to implement. Based on 10 years of research, 20 years of management experience and 5 years of trial and error at one of the countries highest performing SME's. 'The Three T's of Teamwork is an eye-opening roller coaster ride combined with a practical guide on how to achieve lasting change in any organisation. Simon is a visionary leader who quickly grasps the bigger picture. He is a natural business growth accelerator, operating as an intrapreneur who enjoys leading from the front. He has strong management and communication skills and excels at matching individual team members to overall business objectives. Simon’s mission is to help teams achieve high performance through the use of technology, teamwork and their talent management strategy.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Speed Networking

Speed Networking with Connecting Biz


2:15 pm

3:00 pm

Speed Networking

Seminar Room

Don’t miss your chance to get into speed networking, hosted by the Connecting Biz networking team! Available for up to 40 visitors, this is your exclusive opportunity to get in front of lots of business owners and network for new connections. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.