Innovative Methods for Business Workshops

News release

07th November 2012

A free workshop which uses outside-the-box thinking to help businesses develop their potential is being offered as part of the county council-led onlincolnshire project.

The second in a series of sessions will see businesses encouraged to think about what inspires them in their field, use images to visualise their company’s success, identify barriers to growth and come up with a game plan of what to do next. Delegates will be given an electronic record of the meeting at the end of the workshop to help encourage them to stick to their goals.

The workshop, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme (ERDF), will be held at Lincoln Drill Hall on 13th November and led by Brian Lawson from Consilient Consulting.

Brian said: “The way our service works to help businesses develop means we can get to work immediately without the need for detailed background research. Our approach, which brings out fresh ideas to support sustained transformation and change, is cost effective and focused on the unique demands of the individual business. It means that the skills, knowledge and abilities developed stay with the client, and that they will leave the session armed with the tools to take the next steps in moving their business forward.”

Stuart McFarlane from CDI Alliance which is providing the business support for the project, added: “We wanted to offer companies in Lincolnshire the chance to try something a bit different when it came to developing their business. This will give businesses in the creative and digital sector a chance to examine their company model in a somewhat unique way.”

The talks are run through the Digital Business Cluster, which the council has helped to create to support businesses in East Lindsey, Boston and Lincoln. The idea is to demonstrate the benefits that the Internet and digital technology can provide and to help them get ready for superfast broadband when it arrives.

All these Tuesday Breakfast Talk sessions will take place between 8.30am and 10.30am at The Drill Hall in Free School Lane, Lincoln. To book a place on the Tuesday 13th November session visit the news and events section on www.onlincolnshire.org

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Notes to Editors:

  • The workshops are part-funded by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013 and are managed by Lincolnshire County Council as part of the £57 million council-led onlincolnshire project which aims to provide broadband speeds of at least 24 Megabits per second (Mbps) for 90% of homes and businesses in the county, and a guaranteed 2Mpbs for the remaining premises by 2015.
  • Some Internet users in rural Lincolnshire experience speeds of less than 1 Mbps. The UK’s average broadband speed is 7.6 Mbps, according to Ofcom.
  • The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
  • For more information visit www.onlincolnshire.org

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
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A free workshop which will help businesses think outside the box is being offered as part of Lincolnshire County Council's onlincolnshire project.
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Our approach, which brings out fresh ideas to support sustained transformation and change, is cost effective and focused on the unique demands of the individual business.
Brian Lawson from Consilient Consulting
This will give businesses in the creative and digital sector a chance to examine their company model in a somewhat unique way
Stuart McFarlane from CDI Alliance