On Wednesday 20th September, sister company Redwood Technologies will be attending the Brittelstand Symposium as a Gold Sponsor. Held at Henley Business School, this annual, invite-only event addresses the challenges of Mid-Market Enterprises.
The event has been organised by Biz Utd, an organisation devoted to connecting and supporting the owners and managers of medium-sized wealth creating businesses. The Symposium will enable directors and shareholders of organisations with turnover greater than £1m to discuss the most pressing issues in the world of business.
The name Brittelstand stems from the German Mittelstand, the medium-sized enterprises that form the backbone of Germany’s powerful economy. Brittelstand, the British version, is a shorthand for Britain’s 33,000 medium-sized businesses. These companies create more jobs than either small businesses or large ones, and they are the fast-growth exporters on which Britain will depend post-Brexit. There are twice as many such businesses in Germany – hence the challenge implicit in the name Brittelstand.
This year’s Symposium offers attendees a unique chance to hear from, and interact with, leading business and policy figures such as the CBI President and Bibby Lines Chairman Paul Dreschler CBE, Transport for the North Chairman and former CBI Director General John Cridland CBE, London Business School’s Entrepreneur in Residence and former Cantab Pharmaceuticals CEO Jurek Sikorski, and UK Government Minister Dr Phillip Lee MP.
Throughout the day, special panel interviews with Thames Valley business stars will address key topics such as leadership, finance, talent, cyber security and managing technology disruptors, such as Artificial Intelligence.
Redwood Technologies Group’s Global CMO Martin Taylor will be taking part in a panel discussion alongside award-winning entrepreneur Paul Lindley and Chris Sykes, CEO of AI agency Volume Global, looking at the factors driving business success today.
Looking forward to the event, Martin comments: “It’s great to see mid-sized wealth creators and influencers coming together like this to discuss the major issues of the day – especially business implications around the uncertainty, and the opportunities, of Brexit. I’ll be sharing some of my own experiences with delegates and I’m sure I will learn a lot from the other business leaders in the room on the day.”