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21st and 22nd October

10:00am - 1:15pm

Festival Programme

21st October 2020

10:00am - 10:30am : Networking and Exhibition

Welcome – Sarah Slaven, Managing Director, Business Durham; Teri Ellington - Ellington Timepiece

10:32am - 11.15am : Welcome – Sarah Slaven, Managing Director, Business Durham; Teri Ellington - Ellington Timepiece

Hear from Teri, a young Teesside entrepreneur who battled anxiety and depression to launch her own watch business with just £80 and a laptop after losing her job two months before Christmas.

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11:17am - 11:40am : Break - Networking and Exhibition

Stefan Thomas

11:42am - 12:42pm : Stefan Thomas

Generating new leads and effective networking.

Stefan is the author of three Amazon bestsellers, ‘Business Networking for Dummies’, ‘Instant Networking’ and ‘Win The Room’. He covers everything from which networking events to choose, how to present your 60 second introduction, to how to follow up on social media to ensure those conversations turn into sales.

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12:44pm - 1.15pm : Official Close and Networking

22nd October 2020

10:00am - 10:30am : Networking and Exhibition

Welcome – Sarah Slaven, Managing Director, Business Durham; Jake Newport - Finnmark Ltd

10:32am - 11:15am : Welcome – Sarah Slaven, Managing Director, Business Durham; Jake Newport - Finnmark Ltd

Finnmark Ltd is a family-run establishment and was founded by Jake and his brother Max. Hear how in these testing times, they have managed to pivot and increase sales of materials and accessories from their e-commerce shop.

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11:17am - 11:40am : Networking and Exhibition

Jimmy Cregan - Effectively marketing your business and securing new sales

11:42am - 12:42pm : Jimmy Cregan - Effectively marketing your business and securing new sales

In 2010, Jimmy created Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, a range of awesome ready-to-drink iced coffees. Hear how he started the business with his sister Suzie and now leads a team of over 20 crew and his products are available in over 5000 outlets across the UK and beyond.

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12:44pm - 1:15pm : Official Close and Networking

Please note all timings are subject to change.

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