Natwest: Small Business Advice Week- Market Place for Business Support Event

Tue 5 September 2017

10:00 – 16:00 BST

To support Small Business Advice Week #NatWestBoost are holding an action packed one stop market place for local businesses and professionals to Network, Collaborate and receive support and guidance to help your business grow.

On the day there will be 4 interactive seminars on a range of topics including blogging for your business, making tax digital, business consultancy service and Cyber Crime protection.

Agenda for day

10:00 – Registration, refreshments and meet the businesses.

11:00am to 11:45am

Protecting you and your business from Cyber Crime – Gary Sirrell from West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit and Gemma Beardmore & Anish Chauhan – Equilibrium Security.
Detective Sergeant Gary Sirrell is a Cyber Protect Officer within the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU). WMROCU has the responsibility of protecting the communities in the West Midlands from serious organised crime. At this workshop, Gary will be talking about the current cyber threat landscape, and the UK Cyber Strategy, whilst also providing some local case studies.

Equilibrium Security is a specialist Cyber Security consultancy firm based in Birmingham City Centre. They work with businesses to protect their most important asset their data. Equilibrium Security has a proven industry track record. They have implemented multi-tiered infrastructure security solutions for many large organisations including NHS trusts, financial organisations, and legal firms.

Equilibrium will run a Live Hack Demonstration to show how easy it is for Cyber Criminals to access your data. They will then provide steps that you can take to protect your data and how they can support your business to protect you from cyber threats

12:00 noon to 12:45 –

Making Tax Digital / Free Agent – Shohaib Shafiq- “Digital Accounting Masterclass” for Business Owners which will include an over view of Making Tax Digital, top tips about tax and the benefit to your business of using a digital accounts package.

13:00pm – Lunch (There are onsite facilities where you can purchase a range of refreshments and food)

14:00pm to 14:45pm-
Lead generation strategy – Richard Hunter Rice – Sales & Marketing Strategist and owner of Minerva Growth Ltd.

15:00pm to 16:00pm –
Blogging for your business – Philip Choi – Freelance WordPress specialist and owner of “The Blog Trainer”