The Tayside Transform Business Festival - What to expect...

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The Tayside Transform Business Festival promises to be an incredible day packed full of networking, engaging, learning, connecting, exploring and growing!

Wondering if you should attend?  You'd be crazy to miss this free event...

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Here's an overview of the day.

Time Events
08:00 - 09:30 Business Breakfast

with Giles Duley, Professor Gary

McEwan, & Councillor John Alexander

09:45 - 11:45 Bitesize Business Sessions
plus Fireside Chats & more
12:00 - 13:30 Networking Lunch

with mindset coach, Jamie

McBrearty, & holistic nutritionist,

Alison Cowell

14:00 - 16:00 Bitesize Business Sessions
plus Fireside Chats & more

To find out more, you can download the full itinerary here:

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The headline events will inspire you and your business to transform.

  • 8am - 9:30 am Business Breakfast with Giles Duley, Professor Gary McEwan, & Councillor John Alexander.

Hear from our inspirational speakers on the importance of building resilience in life and business.

  • 12noon - 1:30pm Networking Lunch with mindset coach, Jamie McBrearty, & holistic nutritionist, Alison Cowell.

Along with good food and chat, our guests will help you to get ‘fit for business’!

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  • 10:30am – 11:30am 'Every business has a plan until you get punched in the face'

Join business adviser Gordon Forbes, in this interactive event & share the realities of business life and how to cope when things don’t go to plan.

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm 'What chocolate bar is your business?'

This insightful session will help you review your position in the market and identify growth opportunities. And yes, there will be chocolate on offer!

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Throughout the day, our carefully selected programme of workshops has something for everyone.

Which ones will you attend...

9:45am – 10:15am Resilient & nimble - Surviving the cost of living & cost of doing business crises with FSB and Henderson Loggie

  • Gain hints and tips on how to survive the cost of living, and cost of doing business, crisis!

10:30am - 11am Innovation & funding with Iron Ocean Ltd

  • Hear Simon Lamont's fascinating story of developing a life-saving product, as he shares his journey from conception to production.

11:15am – 11:45am Selling to zebras with Henderson Loggie

  • It's a jungle out there! Join David Smith and discover how to sell to the customers you want, to help you grow your business.  

2pm – 2:30pm The power of promotion with The Malting House & Grainger PR

  • Explore why you need a well thought out marketing strategy, and discover that great PR is not just for big companies!

2:45pm - 3:15pm Employee ownership & how it works with Scottish Enterprise  

  • Gain an understanding of this fantastic model, which is becoming more and more popular.

3:30pm – 4pm Making the most of Google tools *Sponsored by SDI  

  • Being found on Google is the mantra for any business nowadays. Join Stephen Whitelaw for this fast-paced session on how to use Google tools to your advantage to ensure you are on the first page! 

 Fireside Chats

Join our 'speakers' corner' and hear from local success stories and our partners, for these 15mins bursts throughout the day.

9:45am Starting your own business with Business Gateway Tayside

10:15am Accelerating your business, and supporting young entrepreneurs with Elevator

10:45am Strategies to grow your business with Alastair Donald

11:15am Skills for growth with Skills Development Scotland

2:15pm Personal values in life & business with Join the Dots & Business Gateway Tayside

2:45pm The green economy with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

3:15pm Why female founders get investment with Mint Ventures

3:45pm Supporting the games industry in Tayside with University of Dundee, Abertay University, & Business Gateway Tayside

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