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Conference SpeakersOutset Torbay’s two year conference

13th November 2012

Parkfield, Paignton

About our speakers:

Nick Hurst – Small Potatoes to Big Chips

Nick’s story is inspirational and of real value to aspiring entrepreneurs. He left school with barely any qualifications, and went from job to job before setting up on business on his own. He has built Burts Chips from a small Devon crisp business into a major brand exporting to 32 countries worldwide and now shares his stories and insights with humour and passion.

Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM – Motivation & Leadership

Floyd served with the SAS until 2008 and was awarded the UK’s second-highest award for gallantry, the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his service in Iraq. He’s now Chairman and CEO of Chrysalis Worldwide, a world-renowned coach and motivator for international athletes and sporting teams, government and intelligence agencies and emergency services. Floyd uses his practical experience of the world’s toughest environments to educate and inspire others on all aspects of elite performance and leadership.


There will be an opportunity to attend one workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon, so you will be able to attend two of the following three options. Please register your interest when booking your place at the conference, as workshop places will be filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

1. Communication  – your most valuable business tool.

Hone your techniques and confidence for networking, attracting new customers and closing a sale.
with Ali Uzzell, Roots Personal Development Ltd.

Ali has a passion for helping develop her clients’ full potential and providing them with support to reach their goals. She has been running her Training and Development Consultancy for nearly 10 years, offering innovative workshops which give individuals and companies the ‘Roots to Grow.’

2. Marketing on a Shoestring

Marketing ideas and interaction; Online Marketing – the importance of websites and social media; Advertising pros and cons.
with Maggie Taylor, Sugarfix Creative

Maggie is a real Outset Torbay success story, turning 18 years’ professional marketing experience into the basis for her own marketing and graphic design agency in Torquay. Her fresh-thinking approach to design is now helping clients deliver powerful campaigns to grow their own businesses.

3. Social Media for Small Businesses.

An overview of social media strategy and implementation – master the art and create and build relationships.
with Maureen McAllister, McAllister & Co.

Maureen has 25 years’ experience of strategic marketing and development, specialising in tourism. Most recently, her social media work for Kents Cavern received the ‘Innovation & Marketing’ award at the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism awards.

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