Join us for the warm welcome from Steve Reynolds, Chair of TBF before hearing about two important local issues: :
- Torbay Together – Jim Parker, Herald Express
- Tourism Update Carolyn Custerson, ERBID
From Bankruptcy to Hollywood
Flossy and Jim
Flossy and Jim – a funky couple with funky products! After starting the company in only 2013, it has grown from a ‘kitchen table’ business to a global company, with illustrations being licensed for use on marshmallows, apps, emoji’s and computer games, featuring globally with major brands such as Heat magazine, ASOS and MTV.
Most recently the company has launched a global clothing line with Walmart as a retailer and are currently creating a children’s book series in collaboration with the creators of Angry Birds.
Hear their top business tips, including:
- Cosmic Ordering – courtesy of Noel Edmonds
- Building a Happy Place
- Say Yes – a lot
- Managing Time
- Enjoy the Journey
Speed networking is the business version of speed dating – a structured and fast paced fun networking event allowing you to interact with other business people.
During a series of brief one-on-one talks over a set period of time, you will meet many people from all sorts of backgrounds and sectors. You can learn about new businesses, suppliers, opportunities and share contact information.
All we recommend is that you all have a bottle of water, business cards and just enjoy meeting new people.
Our host on the day will be Barry Cole, The Resultant who has been a Business Advisor for the past 6 years after many years involved in the tourism industry in Torbay.
The Future of Work
Russell is Head of Consulting at Impellam Group and widely acknowledged as a thought leader in all areas of Talent Management. Highly qualified, with an unrivalled depth of experience across industries and markets, Russell thinks differently, challenges norms, and envisages better ways of working. A charismatic and inspirational public speaker, Russell considers wide-ranging issues impacting the world of people and talent, bringing a depth of insight and thought provoking challenge. He works with the senior leadership teams of companies of all sizes from FTSE100 to SMEs, helping them better manage their most important asset – their people.
The world of work is changing and will soon be unrecognisable from what it is today. On one hand we are told that robots will take our jobs, and yet on the other we are told that we will not be able to retire until we reach our late 70’s or even 80’s. How can that be compatible?
Businesses and work as we know it will change significantly over the next 5 years, so what will happen?
In an abridged version of a talk described by one attendee as ‘masterful,’ Russell will connect the dots in a meaningful way and consider 5 areas where you can future proof your businesses and your careers
The Digi World – Help!
Julie Hawker, Cosmic
Julie is Chief Executive of Cosmic, a social enterprise highly regarded for its work in addressing digital skills development across the region. Cosmic work in partnership with organisations to enable them to benefit from digital skills, working smarter, engaging with society and delivering value to all sections of the community.
Cosmic has won numerous awards for its work, recognising its commitment to social impact, quality services and support. In 2017 Cosmic won the national “Tech for Good” Award at Social Enterprise UK, and in 2015 Julie won the Social Enterprise UK award for “Woman in Social Enterprise”, along with Director of the Year in the Venus Awards in the same year.
Julie will be covering:
- The digital future
- Implications for businesses
- A self-analysis of where your business is