Agility as a Competitive Differentiator – Birmingham Drinks Forum

Venue: Malmaison,  B1 2JR
Date: September 22nd, 6:30pm

The recent Brexit vote has shone a light once again on the importance of building an agile, responsive business. What is, at the macro-economic level, a major market issue and also one for the largest businesses, is conversely a major opportunity for the faster, more nimble small & medium sized businesses to take market share.

Market leaders are already looking to seize opportunity from the confusion – Something at which British business has been historically adept. “History has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities” Ian Powell (2016), chairman of PwC. Experience has proved that change spells opportunity. But do you have the agility and digital enablement to seize these opportunities before your competitors?

For industry leaders, flexibility is the key to success in uncertainty. That ability to avoid knee jerk reactions and take change in your stride is essential to growth, particularly in the midst of disruption. Even for the most innovative companies, maintaining agility as you grow is a constant and necessary battle. William Shu, CEO and Co-founder of Deliveroo considers the biggest barrier to future success “ensuring we maintain the same level of agility and aggressiveness as we scale”. The message is clear; organisations need to be continuously investing in their flexibility and readiness for change.

So what are these organisations doing to capitalize upon this period of uncertainty?  And, how can you ensure your organisation is flexible enough to take advantage of uncertainty before your competitors?

We ask the leaders of a number of organisations share their recipe for success in this time of disruption at the Club’s next discussion and networking evening on the 22nd of September.

The evening will focus on the challenges of succeeding in a dynamic, disrupted environment post-Brexit and evaluate how agility can help you take advantage of the current climate. Our ultimate goal is to unite senior leaders of fast-growth organisations to evaluate best practices and exchange insights via a panel of expert speakers and guests.

A selection of our current guest list includes:

Chief Executive at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice
Chief Operating Officer at Energy and Utility Skills
CTO at Breaking Free Group
CTO of Bellrock
Partner at Eversheds
Partner at Gowling WLG
Founder of Rateaco
Director at Pathway2Grow
Director of Operations of Click Travel
Head of Operations of The Pathway Group
Managing Director at Goals Soccer Centres
Managing Director at Prism Network
Managing Director of Bostock Marketing Group
Managing Director of Click Travel
Managing Director of Colmore Tang Construction
Managing Director of J J Churchill
and many more…..

Join us on the 22nd of September in central Birmingham where the necessity of agility in times of uncertainty, will be discussed by our expert panel. The evening will begin at 18:30 with networking drinks and canapés. This will lead into our opening speaker, more drinks and canapés and then our famous “question time” panel session.

If you want to understand how best to implement and utilise agile strategies, then please register through the link below and we look forward to welcoming you on the 22nd of September.