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Women in Leadership course – September 2019

Nottingham Business School are running two 3-day courses in September that focus on women in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress into senior or leadership roles.

Improving Business Performance - People Foundations, Recruitment and Skills

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
Date: Thursday 17th October, 2019
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub and Derbyshire Dales District Council, in partnership with Talk Staff and D2N2 LEP Enterprise Adviser Network. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Have you experienced any pain in managing your people? Ever felt that your business would be more productive if you could improve the performance of your people?


Bring your challenges along to this workshop, share and learn from other business owners and identify new ways of managing the employee lifecycle to improve the productivity and performance of your people.



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 – Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub
  • 9.40am – Workshop presentation
  • 10.45am – Tea and Coffee break
  • 11am – Workshop presentation
  • 12.30pm – Finish

About the speaker - David Orange, Sales and Marketing Director at Talk Staff

David is an experienced Sales & Marketing Director, People Consultant, People Coach and Speaker. Having built and developed a successful recruitment business during the recession of 2009, David has been instrumental in the successful transformed of this into a Multi-Award Winning People Consultancy which has supported many business owners and stakeholders of businesses to cultivate and develop truly exceptional places of work by developing and strengthening all elements of the People Lifecycle and promoting positive culture. David is passionate about Inspiring People, Delivering Results, which remains the vision of Talk Staff today.



The support provided by D2N2 Growth Hub 2019-2022 is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evdience that you are a small to medium sized enterprise.

Prior to attending a D2N2 Growth Hub event, or contact with a D2N2 Growth Hub Adviser, you will need to submit an SME enrolment form providing details of your business which will be sent to you via email.

Please print the form, complete all areas, sign in ink, scan and return by email to with Growth Hub 2019-22 enrolment form in the subject line.

We must receive the completed SME Enrolment form prior to the event date in order to confirm your booking, failure to complete the form will result in your booking being cancelled.

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