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Improving Business Performance by Focusing on People

Host: Talk Staff
Venue: The Derby Conference Centre Limited, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UX
Date: Thursday 25th April, 2019
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

Ambitious for your business growth but frustrated by your people? Do you find yourself talking more about your people problems than growing your business? Do you need to improve the performance of your business? It’s time to join this workshop and focus on your people!


What’s on offer?

Your people make a huge difference to your business and by ensuring you’re structured for success, with the right people, in the right roles ,your business performance can really accelerate. The good news is that by taking time out and reviewing the people in your business you can really take back control.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Driving engagment by using effective communication with your teams

  • How the behaviours of people in your business can be moulded to increase performance

  • How to best structure your business to maximise productivity

  • What processes you need in place for managing and improving performance

  • How to create your own Action Plan in the workshop to take back to your business.

Who is it for?

This workshop is open to small and medium-sized businesses based in either Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire. It will be particularly suitable for Owners, Managing Directors of established, ambitious businesses across all sectors, including the professional services.

The Agenda

  • 9am – 9:30am – Arrival, tea and coffee and networking

  • 9:30am – Workshop presentation, James Blake

  • 10:45am – Tea and Coffee break

  • 11am – Workshop presentation, James Blake

  • 12 noon – Finish


Expert Speaker

James Blake Assoc CIPD is the People Director at Talk Staff Group. James is an experienced People Director, Business Coach and Speaker. Having sculpted his trade in various sectors he hast proven experience of improving performance and driving the success of businesses. He works with SME businesses to improve business performance by focusing on people. He’s proud to be leading the people agenda!


James Blake



Karen Tyers – Timms Solicitors

“Your people are your business and it's great to work with someone who understands that, we really felt that James addressed difficult issues and was honest in his feedback. If you want to add value to your people and your business contact James - you may be surprised, fresh eyes looking in gives you ideas, options and challenges.”


Kelly Hill – The Tonic Communications

"A fantastic consultant, with an ability to hone in on key issues and provide valuable guidance, which has helped us re-evaluate our company’s objectives, service offering and resource needs."

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