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Beckenham Business Day

Beckenham Business Day 2023:
Fast Forward

When: Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10am – 5pm
Location: Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 4DA

Join us for this year's Beckenham Business Day at Azelia Hall in Beckenham.

This year’s event is themed 'Fast Forward' and is aimed at helping local businesses grow, develop and connect.

Recent years have been tough for businesses, but we're remaining resilient and hungry for success. This will be an action-packed day that will ignite your creativity, shed light on emerging technologies and highlight innovations to help drive your business forward.

You'll hear from a programme of speakers, workshop hosts and exhibitors, all of whom will help you build a strong network and support system, and give you tools to adapt to the pace of change.

Beckenham Business Day aims to unite local businesses for the benefit of each other and the wider community. By connecting and collaborating, we can all Fast Forward our businesses to help each other develop and grow.

Speakers, Workshops and Exhibitors will be listed here as they are confirmed.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided as part of your ticket price on the day.
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Fiona Fraser – The Podcast Expert
‘The 10 Things You Need to Start a Podcast’
In this workshop, Fiona will share her expertise and her top 10 tips on how to create a standout podcast you can feel confident with and that resonates with your audience.
Greg Micallef –
Owner & MD, Gregory Micallef Associates
AI is a rapidly advancing field and is transforming businesses. Yet, there are many misconceptions and sometimes a reluctance to embrace this technology.
This workshop aims to give you an insight into AI tools to use in your business, explore some of the myths, show you how to quickly answer questions using AI, and be more efficient. With over 42 years’ industry experience, Greg Micallef is well placed to lead you through this AI workshop.
Richard Wraith – WESH UK
‘How to Choose Your Website Name’
A website name is more than a URL… it’s how you express your identity and build a brand.

Richard Wraith has 30+ years' experience in hands-on tech support, with the last 20 years spent specialising in online visibility and SEO. He's been running WESH UK, a UK web hosting company and accredited registrar since 2000.

Richard will be sharing his tips and tools to eliminate uncertainties around choosing and registering a custom domain that strengthens your brand and boosts credibility.
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We’ve an action-packed day planned. View and download the full schedule here to plan your day.

We look forward to seeing you there!
The BBA Team
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Bayoh Igoh, Bigoh Coaching
Master of Ceremonies
Bayo will be our Master of Ceremonies for the day, introducing speakers and keeping everything to time.

An award-winning coach, Bayo has worked with a cross-section of senior managers and executives in voluntary, public and private sectors. He has a demonstrable track record working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. His superpower is to work with clients and help them turn their problems into possibilities; creating a genuine desire to ‘grow’.
Master of Ceremonies
Cllr Keith Onslow
Deputy Mayor of Bromley
Cllr Onslow will officially open Beckenham Business Day 2023
Jane Rogers - Chair BBA
Chair of Beckenham Business Association & Founder, Jane Rogers PR
Jane will welcome us to Beckenham Business Day and talk about how we can collectively help each other to Fast Forward our businesses as we head into 2024.
Saffron Saunders
Saffron Saunders – CEO, Start Up Bromley
‘The Evolution of Enterprise Support in the Digital Age’
Business Maven
AI: The Business Revolution You Can’t Afford to Miss
Don't let the AI revolution pass you by! Join Business Maven to discover how AI can revolutionise your business.
Amisha Karia – Bethlem Gallery
'Art, Business and Wellbeing’
Founded in 1997, Bethlem Gallery is a visual arts organisation based at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham. They programme creative activities to support the professional development and socially engaged practice of their artists, many of whom have experienced mental health services.
Mercedes Yearley – Quest Soul Theatre
‘The Power of Play’
Mercedes Yearley has over 15 years’ experience teaching young people drama. She has been an actress, writer, director and improviser since she was old enough to walk on stage. Mercedes created Quest Soul Theatre to help people with their wellbeing. At Quest, we believe in improving stagecraft, building community and supporting good mental health.
Yasmin Egan – Yasmin Massage Therapy
‘Breathwork for Business Calm’
Yasmin has been practising a comprehensive range of complementary therapies since 1999. Most recently, she discovered the amazing benefits of breathwork to help balance her nervous system and calm her body. She now teaches breathwork to others so they can also reap the fantastic benefits.
Lily Naadu Mensah – Lyncs Media
Chair of the Speaker Panel
Lily is an author, speaker, and coach. She is the founder of multi-disciplinary consultancy Lyncs Media and the author of Work Your Quirks:
Beckenham Business Association
Beckenham Business Association Membership is open to all businesses, workers and traders in Beckenham.

BBA Members can meet at least four times a year to network and discuss important local matters, enjoy presentations on topics of interest to help your business, and occasional relevant training. The meetings provide great opportunities for you to exchange opinions with other businesses as well as networking.
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