Brighton & hove Business Show

Seminars & Keynote Speaker at Brighton & Hove Business Show 8th June 2023 at The Amex Stadium, West Stand, Gap Solutions Lounge – Seminar Room










Brandon Harris, Professional EOS Implementer

  10:40am – 11.00am Seminar/Workshop   Simplicity is best in business

Title of Talk:  Simplicity is best in business.

Speaker: Brandon Harris, Professional EOS Implementer

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How To Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

This session will give you practical insights into:

  • how to best optimise and present your LinkedIn profile
  • what to post and where, to assist with your marketing
  • how to use LinkedIn for lead generation (even using the free version, as well as Sales Navigator).

Carlene Jackson , CEO of Brighton-based tech company Cloud9 Insight

  11:15am – 11:45am    Seminar/Workshop   

How to make company culture your biggest asset for growth

Carlene Jackson is the CEO of Brighton-based tech company Cloud9 Insight, a Microsoft
Gold Partner, which has provided over a thousand businesses with cloud-based
CRM software systems. Founded in 2010, they continue to experience an average year on
year growth of 35 percent and have recently been named Cloud Services Provider of the
Year. Never afraid of being disruptive; Carlene has brought in a nine-day working week and
continues to put workplace culture front and centre of business growth.
Shortlisted in the ‘Woman of the Year’ category in the Women In IT national awards 2021,
Carlene also recently set up Cloud9 University; a training business to support development of
talent in the tech sector

Carlene established her first business in Brighton aged 17 and then spent nearly two decades
in the software industry working for companies including IBM, Xansa, and Sage before
going it alone to take advantage of the booming cloud technology sector.
She is frequently featured in the media, including as a regular guest of BBC Radio, for her
expertise and opinions on tech and entrepreneurship, as well as her views on company
culture, employee wellbeing and neurodiversity.
Carlene lives in Brighton with her husband and three children with whom she shares a
passion for travel, good food and making music. She also enjoys walks on the beautiful South
Downs with her two Samoyed dogs.

Emma Pearce,

marketing consultant

  12:10pm – 12.30am    Seminar/Workshop      Lead Generation

Are you a Sales Director, Business Owner, Sales Rep or Business Development Manager? Would you like to boost the number of prospects you have to work with? Come along and pick up invaluable LinkedIn tips that will certainly give you a reason to smile.

LinkedIn is a fantastic resource for identifying prospects. You can then approach them online and/or via traditional sales methods. LinkedIn also enables you to nurture relationships, as well as gain all the communication and brand awareness benefits that a professional social media platform can offer. 

Don’t miss the opportunities LinkedIn offers your business. 

Emma Pearce is an experienced marketing consultant and has been running her marketing agency for over 13 years. SME business clients benefit from flexible, targeted and measurable marketing support for strategy, action planning and implementation, as well as practical marketing training. 

Emma has an excellent reputation as an engaging and helpful speaker to business audiences on topics such as digital and traditional marketing, marketing planning, LinkedIn, social media advertising and GDPR. 

 Visit the Pearce Marketing team on Stand 25 at the Brighton and Hove Business Show. They are offering a free, plain-English, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) check for your website, as well as sharing a very helpful Marketing Audit Form to assist you with your marketing planning. 

Lawrence Howard, Founder and CEO of Thriiver

  12:45pm – 13:05pm    Seminar/Workshop   

How diversity can support your businesses growth

In this session, Thriiver CEO Lawrence Howard, will tackle common challenges businesses are facing today, and how, by embracing diversity, employers can overcome these to deliver growth.

Presented by Lawrence Howard, Founder and CEO of Thriiver

Lawrence was diagnosed as dyslexic during his school life. He founded Thriiver in 1997 as a result of the lack of practical support he experienced in the workplace.

Today, Thriiver provides a variety of services and products including awareness training, assistive technology, and strategy coaching to empower individuals and employers to overcome many of the barriers they face and thrive in the workplace.

Ben Kench, Sales and Business Growth Specialist

  14.10pm – 14.30pm   Seminar/Workshop   

From the Heart – A Better way Of Business

In business we all need new customers and new sales…and although we all manage that, when the economy ‘tightens’ we can struggle and feel the loss.

What if it wasn’t that way?

what if there was a way to not only maintain but grow?

What if we could transform sales and the selling process so that we enjoyed more in both volume and margin?

Ben is the UK’s No1 Sales and Business Growth Specialist and best-selling author of ‘Selling For Dummies’ and in this entertaining and enlightening seminar will share ideas and insights that take a slightly different approach but deliver significantly better results. Simple ‘tweaks’ and an adjusted style but making selling more fun and ore productive

Don’t struggle and stress, spend a few minutes with Ben and enjoy More Money, Less Stress!

Slo-mo Networking

with Brighton Chambers

  13:20pm – 14:00pm    Seminar/Workshop   

Slo-mo Networking with Brighton Chamber

Join us for Slo-mo networking, a structured and business-focused event designed by Brighton Chamber. There’ll be small groups and you’ll move around answering key questions to help you create meaningful connections.

It’s perfect if you want to build your network efficiently and spend your networking time productively.

Short bio of Amy Lishman, Brighton Chamber – if you need it!

Amy Lishman is Head of Member Engagement and Deputy CEO at Brighton Chamber. She is a business match-maker, connecting people to help them grow their networks. She regularly facilitates networking, events and meetings across Brighton with the aim of helping businesses to meet, learn and grow in the city. 

If you are interested in getting involved as a speaker, sponsor or exhibitor please contact the event organiser today.