The Northern Max 3 programme is now over half-way, having just delivered its 6th workshop, 3rd masterclass and 2nd ‘speed dating’ meeting. The programme is taking the 15-strong cohort through a very intensive workshop schedule where there has been a lot of self-assessment and analysis resulting in some startling revelations about themselves!
The cohort have been working collectively throughout the programme and have already developed relationships that will continue post the 10-week programme.
Week 3 delivered by Sara Scott focused on route to markets and the core elements that make up, influence and affect a business’ brand.
Alison Bull, Founder of Tandem Agency delivered week 4’s workshop and built on the foundations of Sara’s session looking at profiling the customer.
Lisa Grogan, co-CEO of Overlap Associates addressed the cohort from Canada about user-centred design to develop strategies, plans and a way of solving problems and the principles of how she started and grew her business as well as juggling a family life.
Week 5 featured Paula Finch talking about people and resources, where she led the group through a shared understanding of the principles of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and how this is critical to building work teams.
Week 6 started with Sankar Sivarajah, Head of School of Management at Bradford University talking all things circular economy, partnerships and the importance of inclusive strategies. Annabelle Beckwith followed the masterclass with her session on Partnerships and Collaborations and the importance of finding the right business partner – along with the horror stories!
Initial feedback from participants has all been positive, some highlights below:
“It helped me to think about what my audiences are looking for and how to speak to them in a way that will make them take action”
“the presentation skills really made me think about my own development and how I can look to improve how I interact with people”
Northern Max 3, is a specialist business support programme for digital and technology firms in the Leeds/Bradford area. This fully funded business support programme, running across a period of ten weeks, started on 23 April. Northern Max 3 is being delivered virtually by Greenborough Business Management’s 10×10 accelerator programme in partnership with Bradford Council and AD:VENTURE, a business support programme for new businesses in North and West Yorkshire funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It forms part of AD:VENTURE’s pledge to continue to support businesses using online tools despite the pandemic.
For more details on the Northern Max 3 programme, visit https://ad-venture.org.uk/northernmax3