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FSB Business Bootcamp: Boost Your Business

The Bootcamp and Networking, in partnership with Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and in partnership with Zoho, is returning to Coombe Abbey in March 2024.

Event Information

There’s no need to be an FSB member to attend, they welcome all small business owners and self-employed people. This is a great opportunity to take part in the FSB community.

Want to grab the spotlight on the day? Book an Expo stand! Stands are discounted for FSB members but all businesses and business support organisations with something to offer SMEs are welcome to exhibit, to book your stand please click here

This event is designed to benefit entrepreneurs, the self-employed and small businesses.


  • Breakfast Speed Networking session 7.30am - 9am
    Where you can expand your network from across the region and meet as many people as possible before the main Bootcamp begins. Complimentary breakfast rolls are included kindly provided by Coombe Abbey
  • Bootcamp 9.30am - 3pm  
    Free to attend (includes complimentary sandwich lunch) This is your chance to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop and grow your business.
  • Browse the exhibitor stands (if you would like to be an exhibitor, please book here)

Join at one part of the event or all of it.

It will be hosted by FSB Member Dave Sharpe, International MC and BBC Broadcaster.

Sessions and Speakers

The Bootcamp will feature expert speakers throughout the day, giving their top tips which you can put into practice and take back to your team to help you boost your business in 2024. 

Amanda Bourne - Breakfast Speed Networking

Amanda from Findabiz networking has been running networking events for many years, in all different styles and formats. Using the unique FindaBiz Networking SWAP Formula, everyone has one minute to introduce themselves to the table and then after exchanging cards or digital contact details you move to the next table where you meet completely different people. You do this until you have met every delegate in the room.
Gus Bhandal - Growing your network through Linked-In

Gus is a highly experienced marketing strategist and social media trainer. He is the founder of The M Guru - a digital marketing agency based in Coventry - and he has literally helped thousands of business owners, senior executives, and corporate teams across the world to have an awesome online presence. Oh, he's also the UK's number one LinkedIn trainer... according to his mum!
Todd - Tik Tok Masterclass

Ready for a speaker who's as engaging as he is savvy? Enter Todd. More than just a digital marketing expert, he's the co-director of Spaghetti Agency, where he's on a mission to cut through the digital noise and make marketing strategies accessible and exciting for everyone. Todd will Tik tok and how small businesses can use this as part of their digital marketing to build an audience, create content and get results for the business

Sue... Sue Tonks - How to network professionally

Sue will share her knowledge and tips on how to get the best from your NETWORKING experiences, they have given her international acclaim. Her fun and practical style enables delegates to vividly remember key points and develop long lasting skills.

Lily Samuels - Nutrition and Exercise to support mental health

Lily is the founder and CEO of Lily Samuels Nutrition Limited, Lily offers nutrition consultancy services to clients worldwide from her base in Coventry. Lily is an award-winning registered nutritionist who provides 1-2-1 personalised nutrition, online menopause masterclasses, sports performance enhancement, and health and wellbeing promotion for employees and employers. 
Andrea Rainsford - Using SEO to grow your business

Andrea is a seasoned business development expert with 30 years in major corporate businesses, including Ernst & Young and Eversheds, combined with 12 years of digital marketing and SEO strategy experience, she fuses data-driven SEO insights with business acumen to craft growth plans for small businesses. Andrea's innovative approach promises tangible results. As a dynamic speaker, she shares her wealth of knowledge, decoding the synergy between SEO, digital marketing, and small business growth for actionable insights
Thomas Atkins - Understanding branding

Tommy runs The Identity Agency, an award-winning Lincoln-based creative agency that helps turn growing businesses into recognisable brands. He was also named as one of The Lincolnites 2022 and 2023 30 Under 30. He'll lead our session on the power and importance of brand, especially for SME's.
Dale Chalk - Selling for Success: Top Tips And Tools For Getting A Hole In One

Dale is Regional Account Manager UK, Zoho UK with over two decades of experience, Dale is no stranger to the challenges and pitfalls of sales. During his session, he will share his first hand experiences, top tips and tools for navigating the dynamic world of sales. Discover the strategies that have propelled him to success and gain invaluable insights for your own journey.

Please note, dietary requirements cannot be guaranteed for bookings made after Monday 4 March.

Interested in the Bootcamp series? See othe full programme of Bootcamp events here.

PLEASE NOTE Car parking : They have been asked by the venue to obtain the car registration details for guests who are parking at the venue to reserve the spaces for you on a free of charge basis. Upon booking could you please provide the details which FSB will share with the venue. FSB will then irretrievably delete this information immediately following the event. Car parking charges are £3 for 8 hours and £8 for 24 hours.

They look forward to seeing you there!

To find out more click here.

Event information:

Coombe Abbey Hotel

18/03/2024 07:30 - 15:00

Organised by:
Department for Business & Trade