Find out which workshops we have planned over the next few months
Please note these workshops are open only to members of a Mayor's International Business Programme cohort. If you are not yet part of a cohort, you will need to apply here.
Office Hours: Meet Business Oregon
Business Oregon is the economic development agency for the state of Oregon, helping businesses enter this attractive West Coast state. Joining this 1-2-1 session, you have a unique opportunity to discuss your expansion plans for the US, and how Business Oregon can assist with your growth on the West Coast.
Go To Grow Pre-mission Bootcamp
If you are looking to attend an MIBP trade mission and scale your business internationally, join us for a morning of workshops, informative keynotes, and networking opportunities with fellow cohort members who have successfully participated in trade missions previously.
Office Hours: Yapincak Erkan - Strategic Marketing Approach
Facilitating valuable connections and beneficial advice, Strategic Marketing expert Yapincak Erkan will be offering 1-2-1 sessions covering topics based on your strategic marketing approach. If you would like to find out how to align sales and marketing leadership around your strategic choices or how to join up traditional and digital marketing to deliver your strategy, sign up now!
Find your Formula for Growth
Come along to the 'Find your Formula' day and we will cover the key topics of Brand, Product, Channel and increasing Sales. You will have an opportunity to assess your business and its ability to grow, producing a review and roadmap document to understand your gaps for growth.
Meet the Adviser: KPMG and Foresight Group - Raising from Series A to B
Please join us for a breakfast hosted by KPMG in conjunction with Foresight Group. This session will be held as an informal group discussion where our KPMG Corporate Finance team will provide an overview of the process of raising Series A to B Funding, complemented by an investor perspective from our guest at Foresight Group. Rodney Appiah – Director, Foresight GroupRodney has over 8 years of experience in venture capital and private equity after having spent some time in Investment Banking in both equity and debt capital markets. His focus is growing businesses (£1-5m) where he acts as a Director for a private equity fund.Daniel Walters – TMT London, Head of IT Services, KPMGDan has over 10 years of experience in corporate finance and M&A, helping companies secure investment to fund their growth, as well as closing M&A transactions. He has covered the TMT sector across his career and now leads our M&A IT Services sector.
Office Hours: Rob King - Grow your Creative Business Through Sales Success
The 1-2-1 sessions with Rob King from The Client Key are aimed at companies who are considering new international markets for business development.
Sales & Share Options Masterclass
The first part of this event will be focusing on a Sales Class run by one of our programme mentors Paul Fifield, and the second will be focusing on Share Options with Ann Casey from Taylor Wessing.
Strategic Marketing Masterclass
This interactive workshop will help you understand what strategic marketing is and why having a strategic marketing approach is vitally important for businesses from early onwards.
It will give you a perspective and some tools/models to continually be able to assess where to play and how to play in the market most effectively and efficiently in alignment with your business goals. Interactive exercises based on participant cases/needs will be used during the session to demonstrate some of the tools.
Improve your SEO skills with Simon Schnieders, CEO Blue Array
Office hours are a great way to get very specific free advice on business challenges you face on a daily basis covering a variety of specialised areas, the session will consist of a 30minute 1-2-1 with a domain expert. Simon Schnieders is the Founder of the UK’s fastest growing pure-play SEO Agency BlueArrayco.uk an investor and advisor in ClickMechanic and mentor at Techhub, Seedcamp and 500 Startups. Blue Array works with many of the UK’s best brands and startups; Funding Circle, The Post Office, Simply Business, Moonpig, Fluidly and Trussle to name just a few.
Learning the Scaling Playbook from Silicon Valley
Highly experienced scale-up executive & MIBP Mentor Paul Fifield will be sharing advice on how to scale your business. Having grown two international technology businesses in the UK and US from zero to $100s of millions in value over the last 7 years, Paul has extensive experience to share on how to scale at pace.
Come along to our mentor mixer event to meet MIBP mentors and help you scale internationally. A mentor provides experience to companies wishing to hone their businesses, working out how best to shape, innovate and elevate their ideas. With prospects for mentors and mentees to meet and determine career goals, this would be a fantastic opportunity we feel you could really benefit from.
Raising Scale Up Investment
Building on the success of the 2018 event, Raising Scale Up Investment will equip you with everything you need to know if you’re looking to fundraise to accelerate your company’s growth.
This invite-only event will bring together the most innovative London based scale-ups, along with a carefully selected group of investors to share expertise and build connections. The event will explore themes such as raising investment in the US market, the leap from series A to B, alternative financing, and more. We aim to discuss raising investment across a range of sectors including tech, life sciences, smart cities and creative industries. Join us for a morning of talks, roundtables, investor pitches and targeted networking opportunities with London’s leading scale ups and investors.