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8th February – Llanelli
Business Growth Masterclass Wales – Session 6



Business Growth Masterclass Wales

The project is to provide support and advice to business owners in the South Wales area who are serious about developing their business with a view to growth. Each session will involve a panel of expert business advisors, who will share their knowledge and experience aiming to assist with the business’s growth plans, directing them away from common pitfalls and providing guidance to successful growth.

The Masterclasses will be run over 6 crisp and succinct sessions, focussing on key business topics. It is intended that the businesses attending will have an input into the overall content, however topics covered are proposed as per the attached Agenda.

The project will provide significant opportunities for a business to obtain expert advice at no cost. In addition to this, they will forge ongoing relationships with other businesses in different fields who aspire to achieve the same goals and will share a common mindset.


08:30am-09:00am – Arrive for refreshments
09:00am-11:00am  – Masterclass sessions
11:00am onwards    – Opportunity to network and enjoy refreshments (optional)


Session 1  – 7th September 2018   – Barriers to Growth
Session 2  – 5th October 2018       –  Financing
Session 3  – 16th November 2018 – Management and Employees
Session 4  – 7th December 2018   – Reducing Risks
Session 5  – 11th January 2019      – Developing Products and Services
Session 6  – 8th February 2019      –Securing your Future

Our Speakers:

Christopher Jenkins – FCCA Associate – Gerald Thomas Chartered Accountants
John Evans – Partner – Gerald Thomas Chartered Accountants
Robert Jones, MBE – Group Development Director – Thomas Carroll Group plc
Alun Thomas – Regional Manager, Development Bank of Wales
Jonathan Richards – Relationship Director – Lloyds Bank
Sheraz Akram – Douglas-Jones Mercer

About the Business Growth Masterclass Wales Project

Six Swansea businesses have once again teamed up to launch the next masterclasses for growing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level.

Founded and hosted by a panel of seasoned business growth specialists from Gerald Thomas Chartered Accountants, Thomas Carroll Group plc, Lloyds Bank, Development Bank of Wales, Douglas-Jones Mercer Solicitors and Business Wales, the masterclasses will be made up of a series of interactive sessions which have been specifically developed by these local experts who have experience in supporting individuals to overcome the hurdles associated with successfully growing a business.

The Business Growth Masterclass identifies and addresses the specific challenges faced by business owners who are on an upward trajectory, including barriers to growth, innovation, accessing new markets, developing management skills, legal considerations, mitigating risks, financing and future security.

Book Here

WHEN:8th February 2019 – 08:30am Start
WHERE:Llanelli  – The Beacon