Business

At Devon Business & Education Centre, we are partnered with some of the most accomplished business consultancy capability in the South West who are able to provide consulting, coaching and training to businesses of all sizes and aspiration.  

Through South West Growth Service, which is based at the Centre, businesses are supported to grow rapidly through ensuring their strategies achieve aligned activities across sales and marketing, operations, finances and human resources. 

In addition, through Lorimer Consulting and the 373 Group there are an enormous range of business experts who can support new and longstanding businesses, whatever their requirements.

Other services are also available to businesses including:

  • Facilitation.  Supporting business partners to find common ground to achieve the business' aims.
  • Mentoring,  Supporting new managers and Directors to achieve their potential.
  • Start-up support. Intense support to help new businesses navigate the early stages of business growth.
  • Networking. Providing exceptional opportunities to develop new customer and partner relationships. 

 

Upcoming @DBEC
Start-Up Success Seminar
7th September @ 9:00am
10 Tickets Remaining!

If you are thinking of starting a new business or have just started a new business, this full day seminar will help you to get the right building blocks in place to ensure continued success.  

Facilitated by Chris Lorimer of Lorimer Consulting Limited.

Delegates will gain insights on:

  • Developing your business strategy
  • Getting the basics in place - finance and operations
  • The right approach for marketing and sales
  • Keeping business performance on track

Chris Lorimer is a highly successful and sought after business consultant who supports businesses of all shapes and sizes.  He operates as Lorimer Consulting and is a co-founder of South West Growth Service

Start 9am

Close 5pm 

Lunch provided

 

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Scale Up your Business
31st July @ 9:00am
12 Tickets Remaining!

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Lunch is provided - please let us kow your dietary requirements. 

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Scale Up your Business
16th October @ 9:00am
12 Tickets Remaining!

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Lunch is provided - please let us kow your dietary requirements. 

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Delivering Lean Operations for Profit, Service and Growth
16th July @ 10:00am
10 Tickets Remaining!

Lean operations are essential for all organisations that are looking to scale up, removing wasteful activities that do not contribute to the customer experience or the bottom line. This introductory workshop has been designed by South West Growth Service specifically for business owners, directors or managers who are looking to identify ways and approaches to introduce lean operations. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use business simulations that are enjoyable, high energy and high impact, providing learning insights for all businesses and organisations, across all sectors.

The day will provide you with an understanding of:

  • How lean operations improve organisational performance
  • What causes processes to be inefficient
  • How to improve processes using a lean methodology

Agenda

10.00                  Refreshments will be provided on arrival

10.15 ? 11.00     Introduction to Lean and operational improvement

11.15 ? 11.30     Coffee break

11.30 ? 12.45     Business simulation 1 and review

12.45 ? 13.45     Lunch

13.45 ? 14.15     Identifying process inefficiency

14.15 ? 14.30     Break

14.30 ? 15.15     Business simulation 2 and review

15.15 ? 15.45     How to implement lean in your organisation

15.45 ? 16.00     Summing up and close of day

This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Director, Chris Lorimer.  Chris is a lean process improvement expert who developed his insights through his MBA at Warwick University, fully deploying them as Head of Operational Excellence at Barclays where he introduced Lean across the Private and International Bank. He led multiple award winning lean process improvement projects, has been a keynote speaker and judge at the European Six Sigma Awards.  He has helped introduce lean to organisations across the public and private sectors, including Higher and Further Education, manufacturing, professional services, finance and digital marketing.

Lunch provided

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