Beckenham Business Day

#BeckenhamBD16 for Business

Wednesday 7 September 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Beckenham Public Halls, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5JE

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A day of inspirational & expert speakers, stands, workshops & networking to boost your business

Beckenham Business Day will provide owners and decision-makers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups with the resources to achieve success in today’s competitive marketplace.

Join us at this one-day event for an amazing expert speaker line-up, inspiration and learning, networking, advice, seminars and workshops. The event will give you the tools to develop sustainable business growth.

It all takes place on Wednesday 7 September at Beckenham Public Halls. Conveniently located in the heart of Beckenham, the venue is near Beckenham Junction train station, tram stop and numerous bus routes as well as convenient parking.

If you are the owner or director of an ambitious company looking to grow, learn, or network, why not join over 150 like-minded people at Beckenham’s hottest new business event.

Early speednetworking session to get those connections going

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Contact us for details

Stands Sold Out


Beckenham Business Day is FREE to Beckenham Business Association Members; non BBA members pay £25 (price includes BBA membership for one year). To be sure of a place, booking is esential.

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Our Amazing Speakers

Caroline Balinska
Chantal Cooke

Jackie Barrie


Jackie Barrie trained as a journalist and has worked for 30+ years as a copywriter, both in-house and freelance. She has run training courses across the UK and Europe for corporates, small businesses, marketing teams and aspiring copywriters.

She’s also spoken at conferences around the world, and has published books on marketing, networking and writing for the web.

Jackie Groundsell

A multi-passionate entrepreneur who loves helping people create amazing businesses!

Jackie will be running her well-known fast & productive Speed networking session - bring plenty of business cards with you.

Karen Wisdom

Karen Wisdom has over 25 years' experience in marketing and research and works with a wide range of clients from blue chips to SMEs, across many different sectors. She enjoys understanding about different business, their target audiences and helping them to overcome the marketing challenges they face.

Her services include marketing and social media strategy and planning, social media training and activity management and content creation/sourcing, as well as ad hoc research projects on reputation, service and engagement.

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Sarah Arrow

Award-winning internationally recognised content marketer and visibility consultant. Sarah knows the secret to success is to show up and open the door so it can enter your life.  

Shona Easton, handbags

Gary Parker

‘SOURCES OF ALTERNATIVE FUNDING' - to develop your business or organisation

Gary is a London based consultant with over 15 years experience in the public, private and community sectors; with significant achievements in consultancy, fundraising training, and community regeneration.

He has been involved in the running and management of a range of businesses, including, companies involved in training, event management, management consultancy, nutrition and well-being, retail, education, social care and business support sector

Gary is a graduate and qualified trainer, who has developed & delivered fundraising training programmes for many businesses & social enterprises. He regularly writes and researches funding proposal for community organisations, businesses local authorities, social enterprises, universities & colleges

Currently Managing Director of CNT Associates, a fundraising, training & consultancy organisation. He is a member of the Institute Of Fundraising and previously a visiting lecturer/ research associate at the University of Central Lancashire in Community Regeneration and Health, in the Health & Ethnicity Unit.


Julia Bernard Thompson

Julia is an income accelerator coach who helps service-based business owners to boost sales with premium packages. With a Masters degree in Forensic Science and over 8 years of experience designing, marketing and delivering high ticket programmes and packages she has the unique ability to use a combination of behavioural economics (as it pertains to small/solo businesses) and good old fashioned “gut instinct” to help her clients find the money in their business. Julia has been in business since 2007 and worked as a coach and trainer since 2010

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Fiona Coppard

Fiona will be offering
Health Check
How healthy are you? Get tested for just £10
Blood pressure | Weight | Body fat | Muscle % | Bone weight | Hydration % | Visceral fat | Waist measurement.
Then be entitled to a taster personal nutrition and fitness test for just 1/2 price.

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Zoe Brown

StartUp Loans

Zoe started her working life in the corporate world first with Reed Executive and then moved into procurement at B P.

She then spent 12 years South London Training and Enterprise Council and then moved into business advising as Business Link emerged from the TEC as a fully-fledged organisation and trained as an Investors in People Advisor and Assessor. This work led her into consulting with a wide variety of organizations including global companies, government departments, charities and small businesses. Following redundancy, Zoe set up her own small consultancy which ran for three years. After two short-term contracts in the Third Sector she has most recently spent 3 years with Bright Ideas Trust, working with vulnerable and hard to reach individuals start up their own businesses. The highlight of this role was working in a prison with serving offenders who wanted to set up a business on their release. This was a year-long pilot established by Lord Young under the Transformation and Rehabilitation agenda. This led to her current role at The Start Up Loans Company running the in-house delivery team, helping people start up their own businesses.

She is qualified to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply by examination, holds a BA (Hons) and an MBA from The University of Greenwich and regularly teachers yoga in her spare time.

Zoe has a partner, two sons (21 and 18) and a small black and white dog.

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Alex Vail

Cll Ian F Payne, Bromley Mayor

Bromley Mayor, Cllr Ian F Payne

Bromley Mayor, Cllr Ian F Payne will be opening events, speaking to those attending and holding a Q/A clinic on the Business Improvement District (BID) process).

Our Awesome Advisers

Mike Ellis

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Mike Ellis is a fully accredited business adviser, mentor, coach who has been supporting businesses for some 16 years.

Over the last few years, Mike has been concentrating on working with, in particular, those looking to start a business, new businesses and smaller enterprises, coupled with programmes for unemployed people who are looking at the potential for self employment as against actual employment and women returners. In the course of this overall activity he has been & is delivering government, local authority and European funded projects.

Whilst having a broad based business knowledge and understanding the key areas addressed are:

Legal & Compliance requirements for business

Business Planning

Business Strategy & Development

Budgets & Cash Flow Forecasts

Elements of Marketing & Promotion

Training & Development needs to help grow a business.

Employing people

Preparing a business for access to funding and an introduction to the UK Government Funded, START UP LOAN PROJECT.

Yuliana Topazly

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Yuliana is a co-founder and director of an award-winning social enterprise, My OutSpace Business Centre, which offers access to flexible workspace, training, mentoring and business support for early stage businesses especially those run by women.

Yuliana will be offering advice on:
- Business planning
- Raising Finance
- Social Enterprise Development
- Digital Marketing and digital skills development- 

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Our Fantastic Sponsors

Carol Ann Walters Press and Publicity
Jane Rogers PR
Bailey Ahmad
GradFinale Yearbooks
1230 Women's Company

Supported by the London Borough of Bromley

Beckenham Business Association (BBA) is an independent, non-political voluntary organisation run by local retailers and businesses for the benefit of Beckenham.

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