SGFE hold regular events throughout the year on a variety of business topics, allowing potential clients to experience the power of our I.P. These range from Breakfast Briefings to all-day training courses, workshops and conferences. Check out our Eventbrite page for more details

Business Breakfast Briefing with SGFE

How to Attract and Retain Talent

September 2020

One of the biggest problems facing businesses at the moment is attracting and retaining the skilled staff they need to drive growth and outrun the competition. The new generation of employees expects much more than good pay and conditions. Culture is the defining factor in attracting and keeping the right people today. Building the right culture is not just a matter of good leadership and management. You need to have a strategy and process.

Jason Walkingshaw will talk about Attracting and Retaining Talent and explains why in today’s job market, attracting and retaining talent is often top of the agenda for business leaders. What is your Employee Value Proposition (EVP)? Do you have one? Very rarely is a salary the biggest driver in a candidates/employees’ decision making process. As Head of Employee Engagement at the UK’s latest unicorn – OVO Energy, Jason Walkingshaw was in charge of the people plan that helped the company grow from 40 to 1300 people and be ranked 20th Best Place to work in the Sunday Times in 2017.

Julian Oldfield will show you convincing evidence that now is the time to implement a growth strategy. The macro-economic picture indicates a period of underlying strong economic growth between 2021 and 2031. But your business needs to have the right mix of skills and capabilities.

Your business needs to be structured for growth and Julian will reveal the secrets of achieving the most efficient and profitable team size and competition at your current stage of development. He will also explain how and why businesses grow in “jumps” rather than at a steady incremental rate and why you will get stuck at certain points in your business journey and how you get out of these “black holes” into the next growth phase.

Join us for breakfast at 8.30am followed at 9.00am by this enlightening 2 hour seminar led by renowned business strategist and top business coach Nic Rixon. You will be re-energised and should be be back at your desk by lunchtime.


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Date to be announced in July 2020




Develop your recovery plans for post Covid-19 2020 with top business coach Nic Rixon.  This briefing, led by renowned business strategist and top business coach Nic Rixon, will explain how businesses can recover from major setbacks which are beyond their own control.  Nic will walk you through the growth strategy which you will need to plan and explain what you need to do to accelerate your growth again.

It is great to have a vision and a plan for your recovery, but you need to implement your strategy. Nic will show you a remarkably simple tool for planning your time and activities, so that you get enough time to spend on growing your business, as well as the day-to-day activities you need to do to keep things moving.

Join us for breakfast at 8.30am for this enlightening 2 hour seminar. You will be re-energised and should be be back at your desk by lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you there.

SGFE Business Education Programme with Nic Rixon


Nic Rixon

Join world class expert in sales and influencer guru  Nic Rixon of Strategic Growth for Enterprise for this interactive workshop event. Ask yourself the following questions…

  • Do you have a sufficient number of qualified leads to work on?
  • Do you actually have a targeted system for converting leads into clients?
  • Are your sales systems performing?
  • Do you have a proven sales process?
  • How loyal are your clients?
  • Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable or lack confidence in sales situations?

Nic will impart answers that will change your life and working practices. This masterclass is guaranteed to improve your sales performance and make your feel different about how you approach sales. Build a pipeline through to a community that will enrich referrals.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to improve your sales skills. Places are limited

See a short video by Nic here