Designed for Growth 2013
has been postponed until further notice.

Let us know what topics and issues you would like covered for future events.

If you are a Director or Senior Manager this event will provide a unique opportunity to hear from your peers in local and international companies that are doing well in the recession.

Hear important business advice from the event speakers Ian Thurgood, Joint MD of Wilkin & Sons Ltd., Sheila Charrington, joint Owner/Manager of Layer Marney Tower and Paul Wraith of Ford Motor Company.

Fourth speaker Gerald Ashley, consultant and writer, will provide insights on the way we either succeed or fail when faced with new challenges or unfamiliar environments.

These keynote speakers as well as workshops on Innovation, Lean Management, Social Business Media and Service Differentiation (among others), will provide you with ideas to develop your own company and find new ways to compete. You can also meet professional designers from a variety of business sectors who will be able to provide you with in-depth expert advice and support on how design and innovation can help you develop, grow and profit.

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Paul Wraith
Design Manager
Ford Motor Company
Ian Thurgood director of Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Preserves
of Layer Marney Tower
Gerald Ashley
Author of
Two Speed World


The workshops will cover many topics that allow businesses to compete in novel ways and there will be opportunities to network during lunch and throughout the day. You can also meet designers who will be able to provide you with in-depth expert advice and support on how design and innovation within your business can help you develop, grow and gain access to new markets.

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Anglia Ruskin University
Postgraduate Medical Centre
Bishop Hall Lane
United Kingdom

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