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FSB Business Bootcamp 2019

25th November, 2019   7:30am to 3:00pm

Marquee, Coombe Abbey, Coventry


The Federation of Small Businesses' Bootcamp, this year sponsored by Coombe Abbey, is returning to Coventry this November.

It will be hosted by Dave Sharpe, International MC & BBC Broadcaster. 

Dave Sharpe

We have designed this year's Business Bootcamp to benefit entrepreneurs, the self-employed and small businesses from across the Midlands.

On offer is:

  • a free-to-attend business networking breakfast, which gives you the opportunity to network with local businesses. Complimentary breakfast included. 

  • a free-to-attend Bootcamp. The morning's theme is All about you: wellbeing, self-care and promoting your personal brand. The afternoon's theme is All about your business: how to develop and grow your firm.

  • a free-to-attend facilitated speed networking session

  • complimentary lunch

Join us at one part of the event or all of it - as per the below descriptions and the ticket options


Coombe Marquee

Free-to-attend (includes breakfast, sponsored by Coombe Abbey) - come and meet other local business owners and entrepreneurs, whilst hearing a talk from our keynote speaker.

Our keynote speaker is Trish Willets, Director of the Coventry Business Improvement District. She will talk to us about business opportunities in and around Coventry.

BOOTCAMP: 9.45am - 12pm / 1pm - 3pm

Free-to-attend (includes complimentary tea and coffee, sponsored by Coombe Abbey)

The Bootcamp will feature seminars from various experts in business:


9.45am - 12pm - All about you:

Includes a break, with complimentary drinks, provided by Coombe Abbey.

Looking after you: Wellbeing and Healthy Living: Taruna Chauhan - Business Consultant and Mentor

Self Care: Holly Matthews - Self-Development Coach & Founder of the Happy Me Project

10.40-11am: Break

Power Up Your Personal Brand: Sandra Garlick - Founder Woman Who. Includes the launch of the Woman Who...Achieves Awards 2020 

Entrepreneur Panel: Julie Colan (Secret Whispers), Rob Harrison (Glued Ltd), Joanne Williams (Joco), and Rich Bishop (Entrepreneur).


1pm - 3pm: All about your business:

Includes a break, with complimentary drinks, provided by the venue.

Networking: Sue Tonks - Founder of HydroVeg Kits

Sales: Jules White - Sales Coach and Author, Dragon's Den winner

1.40-2pm Break

Social Media: Ian O'Donnell MBE - Online Marketing Expert and MD of Real Point Design

PR: Michelle Dawes, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire


12-1pm Complimentary lunch will be provided, sponsored by Coombe Abbey.

12.30-1pm Speed networking

You must register for the facilitated speed networking, as places are limited. The speed networking will be facilitated by Sue Tonks.


Networking business breakfast (including catering) - FREE

Business Bootcamp (including tea/coffee and lunch) - FREE

Speed networking session - FREE

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We look forward to seeing you there!

FSB West Midlands




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