On Wednesday 3rd April, Lisa Edge, funder and CEO of GB Shared will deliver a free seminar entitled “You Are Not Alone – The Power of Collaboration.” Held as part of the E3 Business Expo 2019 in Bolton, the 45 minute presentation will explain how business owners and managers can use existing contacts and networks to develop new opportunities and work smarter.
This seminar will be the third of four held throughout the course of the Expo, which will take place between 10am and 4pm at the Bolton University Stadium. Entrance is free. The seminar itself will run from 1:15pm to 2:00pm.
The session will recount Lisa’s experience of building a business from scratch. Despite leaving school with no formal qualifications, she went on to hold a leading role in Lancashire’s education sector for almost 17 years before launching new business including Lancashare and Mancheshare. To do this, she drew upon every resource and opportunity available to her. Her seminar not only shares that journey, but explains how the same principles of collaboration and sharing opportunities can deliver better results for businesses of all kinds.
“County-wide business collaboration benefits everyone,” notes Lisa. “Lancashire was the pilot and it has proved that as the resource pool increases, so the county benefits from shared information and working together. Keeping things local helps out fellow businesses, it means funding goes locally, communities can access skills and funding, and local people are recruited into local jobs. It’s an effective way of reducing unemployment, building local supply chains and helping to reduce our collective carbon footprint. The potential is huge!”
In recognition of her work, Lisa was recently named as a Northern Powerhouse Partner.
In addition to the seminar programme, the Expo will feature speed networking sessions, free food and refreshments, and a busy exhibition hall with around 50 stands.
“I’ve known and worked with Lisa over a number of years and I know her presentation will be fascinating,” said Mubarak Chati, managing director of 1 Events Media, the company which hosts and organises the event. “She has a real passion for maximising the local benefits of business activities, so there’s a social and economic dimension to her work, but it’s also about real bottom-line improvements for businesses; as en experienced entrepreneur, she’ll be showing how collaboration can reduce costs and help people to win more business.”
Details of exhibitors, the seminar programme and visitor registration can all be found here.