Southwest Business Forum

Tuesday 6th June
3:30pm — 5:00pm 
Santander, One Glass Wharf, Avon St, Bristol, BS2 0EL

Registration and refreshments 3:00-3:30pm

Networking drinks from 5pm 

Welcome & introduction 

Che Hookings, CEO, Recruit 121

APSCo update

Julie Selby, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, APSCo

Your business – your money

Janette Bennett, Business Development Director, Santander

To grow and develop your business, you need to get the finances right.  During this session Jeanette will cover the following:  

Banking challenges: Accounts, Platforms, Automation  

Funding challenges: Overdraft, Invoice Finance, Commercial mortgages. How to fund growth  

International challenges: How to develop in new markets, obtain funding and banking internationally. 

Your business – your people

Godwin Anthony, Director, Ascent Academy

Learn how DISC can transform your relationships, and improve communication skills with work colleagues, peers, and clients, in fact perfect for any situation.  

  • Recruitment – Effectively identify desired traits in potential hires and secure the best talent for your team and replicate your top performers through bench marking and cultivate high-performing teams. 
  • Coaching and Team building – Utilise the power of DISC to retain your top performers, gaining insight into their motivations and strategies to achieve optimal performance. 
  • Introduction to the ‘magic’ of DISC graphs, providing deeper insights into how individuals prefer to set goals, make decisions, and communicate effectively. 
Your business – your compliance

Rajia Miah, Senior Legal Advisor, APSCo

An update on the upcoming legal and regulatory changes affecting the recruitment sector:

  • Upcoming legislation
  • Key dates to be aware of for the next quarter
  • Latest case law

Rajia will update members on the most common legal issues facing the recruitment sector and also provide an update on future legislation that may impact your business. This is a great opportunity to hear Rajia and ensure your business is up to date with the latest changes in the sector and remain compliant.

Questions and answers
Godwin Anthony

Godwin Anthony

Director, Ascent Academy

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Janette Bennett

Janette Bennett

Business Development Director, Santander

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Rajia Miah

Rajia Miah

Senior Legal Advisor, APSCo

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