We will share experiences of the SBLP programme so far with examples from the programme and invite members to register who meet the criteria.

Speaker

Jonathan Westlake

Agenda

19:00 - AGM - BCS Members Only
19:45 - AGM finishes
19:50 - Presentation
21:00 - Close

Synopsis

Jonathan is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at Staffordshire University Business School. As part of a team of three EiRs, he is currently supporting and delivering a 10 week Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP) with four cohorts between now and April 2021. The programme is a national initiative from the Small Business Charter and is aimed at helping small businesses during the pandemic. Prior to the SBLP, he was involved in two successful projects designed to help micro-businesses, "Survive and Thrive" and "Leading to Grow".

During his talk, he will share experiences of the SBLP programme so far with examples from the programme and invite branch members to register who meet the criteria.

The pandemic has seen a sea change in the use of technology, how we work and communicate. He will reflect on technology trends and how courses like SBLP can improve the health of small businesses post-COVID.

About the speaker

Jonathan has a diverse range of experience in business computing/IT, and his passion is in how technology can help business. He has worked in a variety of business domains including a software house SME. He is currently involved in STEM ambassador work for schools, Vice-Chair and Secretary of North Staffs British Computer Society and a director of Wavemaker Stoke CIC.

In recent years, his work has also evolved into a QA role as he is a computer science external examiner for several public and commercial UK universities.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS North Staffordshire branch

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