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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Virtual Business Breakfast Briefing 28th January 2021

Kick Start 2021!


Kick off the New Year with Business Strategy Guru Nic Rixon

About this Event

Grab a cup of coffee and a croissant, bacon sandwich or whatever you start the day with and join us on 28th January at 8.30am for a 9.00am start.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to kick-off 2021 with our popular on-line Business Breakfast Update with Nic Rixon.

  • If you don’t already have a strategy plan for 2021! Use this opportunity to start planning now.
  • If you do have a plan, you may well want to change it in the light of what you hear from Nic at this event.
  • Learn how to keep your business growing during economic uncertainty

Despite all that’s going on, you CAN keep moving ahead, but you are going to have to think differently. You are going to need a CONSISTENT STRATEGY for GROWTH. You have to keep moving forward during the “downs” and remain in a healthy position to take advantage of the upturn that will surely come.

This is what we need to do:

  • To ensure that we are Maximising our business opportunities for the new year
  • That we have a Business Plan covering all eventualities
  • That we have an Exit Plan that maximises the value of our business

You can check in at any time after 8.30am and you will be allocated to a chat room with some other delegates to introduce yourselves and network. If there’s time we will swap people about in the chat rooms so you get to meet as many people as possible, before we start. Nic and the SGFE team will host the chat rooms so we can find out what’s on your mind before we start at 9.00am.

Attendees of previous meetings said it was “the best networking meeting they had ever been to”

This is what is on our mind, but please add your own thoughts and let us know at

We know that some things have changed and will continue to do so and some haven’t, but business strategy is all about managing these changes. Even in the new business climate – whatever it turns out to be, you will need a strategy to make your business profitable, buildable, leverageable and ultimately sellable.

Nic Rixon will explain why the growth path of ALL businesses stalls for the SAME fundamental reasons. He will explain why 96% of businesses never a reach a million in turnover or 10 staff. And those that do, get stuck again at £1.5M, £3-6M and again at £15-17M

Most businesses take at least 4 times longer to grow than they need to. This is because they are built Upside-Down! Nic will show you how your business can grow in a quarter of the time and for half the cost.

Places are limited, so that we can keep the event interactive, so Register Now to secure your place

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