Date: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Venue: Sourcing City, The Hub, Farnborough, GU14 7JP
Price: FREE
Arrival: 9am

Seminar One: Building a Great Business

Time: 9.30am to12 noon   

Programme: Know trashour Business & Customers | Why Culture is so Critical | Building a Great Team | Devolved Decision Making | Question & Answer Session

publishetworking Lunch
– Everyone Welcome
Time: 12noon to 1pm  

Seminar Two: Growing is Good, Efficiency is Better

Time: 1pm to 2.30pm  

Programme: Whether a distributor or Supplier, we can make your business more efficient, and in turn more profitable.  Hear how Promotional Office Software can move your business to the next level. Could be the best hour and half you spend this year.

Join us to listen to both, or either, of our two seminars for distributors & suppliers.

Seminar One: How to Build a Great Business.  
This Free Seminar will be hosted by David Long, who will share his 25 years’ experience in building teams to grow distributor businesses to over ?12m, and the critical factors in founding Sourcing City 10 years ago to become the UK market leader in online sourcing services and more. There will be more than a few precious business tips on what he believes makes a business great.
This seminar will deliver new and challenging concepts in the way in which you can think, feel and act. Click here to see video of previous seminars.

By request, David Long again presents the seminars enjoyed by 96 distributor companies in publishovember 2012. Click here to see what previous delegates thought.

Seminar Two: Growing is Good, Efficiency is Better.

 We all know that growing in this economy is tough, most companies are closely watching cost, and searching for more business. However, ‘true efficiency’ can deliver more of the cash you already have to your bottom line.  Accepting inefficiency & waste by ‘making do’ is a dangerous strategy.  Think about it, if anyone in your team is taking twice the time to do any process, that is real money you are wasting.  Come and hear how Promotional Office can make business more efficient & profitable for any distributor or supplier.

About David
David is the founder & executive chairman of Sourcing City. His early management career was in the blue-chip corporate arena, until he joined Bourne Publicity in 1987. In 1990 he became managing director of Dowlis Group and led the team to grow the company from ?1.9m to ?12.5m turnover over 12 years, firmly establishing the company as the largest independent promotional merchandise distributor in the UK. In 2003 David founded Dynamic Image Promotional Merchandise, which grew to ?1.6m, before being sold three years later to focus on creating a hub of services to the trade. In 2005 Sourcing City was launched as the first online trade sourcing service in Europe.

Today Sourcing City are the market leader in the provision of specialist online digital & mobile trade services and networking trade events to the promotional merchandise industry.

David was also chairman of Promota for a number of years, during which time the membership grew to its peak of 1000 trade company members, the organisations name was changed from BAGDA to Promota, The Promota Show was established as the industry’s leading trade event, and a new competing show was successfully defeated by the unification of the members. In 2007, Promota presented David with the ‘Roger Saunders Award’ for outstanding services to the industry. In 2011 David was presented the Hampshire Life Recognition Award for his community services.