Turn Brexit into an Opportunity – Support for London Based SMEs

Do you care about the health of your business? And/or are you interested in exploring a new marketplace? If so, there are two initiatives to provide innovation support to London SMEs jointly funded by Brunel University London and the European Regional Development.

Both conferences are FREE and will take place at Brilliant Restaurant (72-76 Western Road, Southall, London UB2 5D2). In addition to industry and professional speakers, we are pleased to announce two keynote speakers from the Mayor’s Office:

Rajesh Agrawal – Deputy Mayor Business | GLA

Dr Onkar Sahota – Chair | GLA Health Committee

The details are below:

Conference 1: 

Health and your business – 19th April 2018, 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Why is the health of your business and employees important?

  • The average London firm of 250 employees loose around £4,800 per week (or around £250,000 a year) due to sickness absence
  • Ill-health among the UK’s working age population costs the economy £100 billion each year – equivalent to the annual cost of running the NHS and the GDP or Portugal
  • 10% of UK’s GNP is lost due to job related stress
  • Sickness absence costs the UK employers £8.4 billion a year
  • Reduced productivity at work through absenteeism costs £15.1 billion per year
  • Direct costs of sickness absence due to mental health are high in the UK, with about £8.5 billion or 70 million working days lost
  • Only 1 in 10 companies have an official mental health policy in place
  • Highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% and improve performance by 20%

Conference 2:

Doing Business with India, 25th April 2018, 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Are you ready to export your product or service?

  • Sustainable growth rate of 6%-8%
  • Access to Tier 1, 2 and 3 Cities
  • Favourable demographics – growing, skilled, educated and productive workforce
  • 500 million middle class with purchasing power parity by 2025
  • Comparative advantage in labour-intensive industries
  • Liberalisation of free trade policies
  • Greater ease of doing business

Notice: the two conferences are connected and your business must attend both in order to benefit fully from the opportunity.

For more details and to sign up click here

To learn more about Brunel University London Initiatives, click here