Manchester City Region-based SMEs are being offered a unique opportunity to ‘Innovate With Confidence’ in a unique series of practical master-classes to develop a fresh perspective to apply current solutions to overcome their immediate business challenges.
Innovate with Confidence is a programme of four workshops funded by The Manchester Innovation Fund that prepares SME businesses to innovate, to grow customer value in a changing world and make technology work for them.
Each of the one-day workshops offers practical insights from business model engineering, neuroscience and practical thinking skills.
Just 25 leaders of small and medium sized businesses will be taking part in this energising, challenging and fun journey to unlock the secret of creating profit for their customers and for their business.
Participants will innovate quickly, reliably and successfully alongside experts including Nigel Newman of the Edward de Bono Foundation UK, one of only five global lifetime master trainers, Jim O’Loughlin who enables senior global executives to enhance their strategic decision making and Mike Ryan, Secretary of Manchester Digital.
David Crowther is the programme’s leader and was co-founder of a Manchester-based business that was acquired by a major US software company.
He said: “Manchester has always led the way in innovation and as business speeds up it is local businesses which may hold all the cards for success and not realise it. Innovate With Confidence will create the conditions for breakthroughs and I know from my experience in the field that managers want a repeatable process to build a lasting advantage.”
Robert Rawlinson, Chief Executive of The Edward de Bono Foundation UK, said: “I am proud to be associated with such an important programme as ‘Innovate with Confidence’.
“As we enter the next phase of the information age, knowledge and its creative application will provide the key differentiator in business. Small and medium sized enterprises are more likely to thrive if they are unified, skilled and creative”
There are just 25 places available on the programme, which starts on 23rd February. Each place has a value of £1,800 but is available at a heavily subsided cost of just £99 for all four workshops, thanks to the support of the Manchester Innovation Investment Fund. Demand is expected to be strong so companies keen to develop the tools and insights to innovate with confidence are urged to register via www.innovatewithconfidence.com.