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Who dares wins

New library  Birmingham

21 August 2013

Business professionals from SME's keen to unlock their business growth potential are invited to attend a free event on innovation and transformational change.

Who dares wins - no stone unturned in pursuit of growth takes place at the new Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, on Tuesday 22nd October.

This free event will see talks on Transformation for growth in SMEs, Innovation, Industry and Birmingham's history aswell as the transformational changes in family businesses.

The Centre for Innovation, Change and Renewal (CICR) event is being run in partnership with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), Personal Finance Society (PFS), Robert Half, New Library of Birmingham, Science Capital and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Black Country (CIPD).

Four speakers from different areas of expertise include Dr Michael JR Butler, Director for Innovation, Change & Renewal at Aston Business School. Dr Butler is Founder/Director of the TRANSFORMATION Project at ABS and he will be discussing transformation for growth in SMEs. In Michael’s presentation he will draw on good practice case studies from his research which have improved performance and which have received national recognition from the prestigious CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council).

Other speakers at the event include Dr Chris Upton, Reader in Public History, Newman University Birmingham.  Chris explores Birmingham's past and reflects upon the differences and similarities in two ages of globalism.

Simon Beckett Managing Director of Becketts Farms. Simon will present on the transformational changes in his family business, which has been in operation for 70 years.

The final speaker is Stephen Jones FPSF, Chartered Champion of the PFS Birmingham Region and Vice President of PIN WM. Stephen will discuss transformational changes in financial services sector over the last 20 years.

5.30pm for a 6pm start. Speed networking opportunities and buffet served on arrival.

Book your free place here.

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For further media information please contact Alex Earnshaw, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4549 or A.EARNSHAW@aston.ac.uk