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Your Business Journey - Leading my future ready business - workshop 6

25 May 2021    10:30 PM BST
Your Business Journey - Leading my future ready business - workshops
Co-Innovate Journeys Brunel University London in association with St. James's Place Wealth Management Entrepreneur Club

For registered London Businesses

This is a series of 6 workshops, which will start on the 20th April and will be ending on the 25th May.

Each session is linked and will run from 10:30am to 12:30pm so to get the maximum from this programme, we advise you to attend all six sessions.

Brunel Co-Innovate Journeys Programme: Your Business Journey - Leading my future ready business.


Workshop 1: Programme Introduction and Plan – 20th April

  • Introduction to Co-Innovate
  • Elevator pitch from all delegates and to include the two biggest challenges that their business faces
  • Introduction to St. James’s Place Entrepreneur Club
  • Introduction to Business Model Canvas

Workshop 2: Building and leading a culture of resilience and innovation – 27th April

  • Culture eats Strategy for breakfast…
  • Balancing Logic and Creativity
  • Cultural web
  • Agile Development
  • Development of Value
  • Personal Development and the Value of time

Workshop 3: Business planning including beyond Brexit and Global opportunities – 4th May

Six Wise Men

  • When to Plan
  • What to Plan
  • How to Plan
  • Who plans
  • Where and
  • Why Plan

Influencing Relationships

  • Key Relationships; who are they?
  • What is our purpose and ambition?
  • The importance of influence Vs restraining forces
  • Our Team and Trust
  • Exploring global opportunities

Workshop 4: Lean and Technology including Environmental, social and corporate governance and responsible investing – 11th May

Define Lean

  • 7 Modes of Waste Activity
  • Operations Vs Office Lean

Technology and Automation

  • Accountancy Sector Focus
  • Enabling Technology
  • Lessons from the Pandemic

Preparing your business for ESG

Responsible investing

Workshop 5: Goals based Personal Planning combined with your Business Financial Planning and Business Funding – 18th May

Combining your Personal and Business Financial Planning with Your Business Planning

  • Personal Planning areas
  • Business Financial Planning areas
  • Having a 360 degrees approach

Goals Based Planning

  • Setting your Goals
  • Planning to achieve your Goals

Business Funding

  • How to prepare your business for funding
  • Where and how can you find business funding

Workshop 6: Business Model Canvas Review – Naima Omasta-Milsom – 25th May

  • Review of sessions so far
  • Sharing your own draft Business Model canvas

Brunel Co-Innovate Journeys in association with St. James’s Place Wealth Management Entrepreneur Club launched a 6-week business-planning programme to help you and your business plan and strengthen your business for the future.

The webinars are delivered via Zoom as it allows good interaction between the participants. We have been using Zoom to deliver webinars to our clients and have had very good feedback.

The webinars are facilitated by Co-Innovate Journeys Innovation Director Naima Omasta-Milsom along with Robert Palmer of Palmer Wealth Management and Neil Rowland of Rowland Wealth Management Ltd who are in separate practices for St. James's Place Wealth Management* and Martin Brown CEO of Elephants Child Advisory Ltd in the presence of Brunel academics that will cover both the business growth and planning support as well as some of their academic insights.

This programme is designed to help you look, think and develop your business with themes covering:

  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Planning
  • Growth

The webinars are a mix of delivery and engagement e.g. video, PowerPoint, working sessions. The themes that we cover mean that the attendees will have a broad and holistic view of all of the areas that they need to be thinking about (and taking action on).

Webinar facilitators and speakers

Naima Omasta-Milsom - Co-Innovate Innovation Director, Brunel University London

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Co-Innovate Innovation Director for Brunel University Co-Innovate project, under the Co-Innovate Journeys. An innovation business support programme for London based SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups to achieve business innovation and growth through collaboration with Brunel’s world-class academic expertise, knowledge assets and facilities. Naima has nearly 20 years’ experience in business support and project management. She is also a Founder and Director of non-for profit, London Business Partnership Ltd (2012) a business support organisation that offers support and help to London’s SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Robert Palmer - Palmer Wealth Management,

St. James's Place Wealth Management

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Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and has been working in financial services since 1995. Membership Ambassador of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry with career in Corporate Banking for over 13 years helping SME businesses with funding and banking arrangements before establishing Palmer Wealth Management, a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. Palmer Wealth Management specialises in helping business owners join up their personal and business financial planning through the St. James’s Place Entrepreneur Club proposition. He is passionate about helping people achieve financial well-being in a world worth living. He also sits on the committee of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation which aims to make a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to charities registered in the UK.

Neil Rowland - Rowland Wealth Management Ltd,

St. James's Place Wealth Management

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Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society with over 20 years' experience in the Financial Advice industry and was previously in banking. Director of Rowland Wealth Management Ltd which is a Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management based in Mayfair London. Neil provides face to face advice for individuals, families, businesses and for entrepreneurs via the St. James’s Place Entrepreneur Club proposition. He specialises in investment and tax planning for HNW professionals and entrepreneurs which include, retirement planning, inheritance tax planning and protection advice (business and personal).

Palmer Wealth Management and Rowland Wealth Management Ltd are separate and distinct appointed representatives of and represent only St. James's Place Wealth Management and they do not work in legal Partnership with each other. The title `Partner Practice' is the marketing term used to describe St. James's Place representatives.

Martin Brown - CEO, Elephants Child Advisory Ltd

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Martin helps UK SME businesses grow the value of their business. During his career Martin has been an entrepreneur, partner, GM, MD, CEO, HOO, and business developer. His passion is to help clients grow with value and create successful outcomes to stimulate and enable their lives. Martin has pioneered a way of thinking, a growth framework to focus business leaders to drive value, achieve high impact growth, accelerate business development and enjoy profit. Underpinned by a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Finance from Southampton Solent University, and MBA from the University of Southampton.

Programme Format

After each session, you will be challenged to implement what you have learned and report on your progress. You will leave each session with a practical tool kit and be invited to be part of the engaged Co-Innovate network.

Programme Cost

Free to London based businesses willing to commit to change, with full participation required.

Who is this Programme for?

All London based businesses across various industries and sectors, who are committed to make change and grow the business to overcome the challenges of the crisis and current trading conditions.

Places are limited to 20 businesses per cohort.

Attendees will be asked to deliver a 30 second “elevator pitch” as to what their business does, if they are new to the programme.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Brunel Co-Innovate Journeys project.