Unleash your business potential this Spring with expert insights, dynamic conversation, and networking opportunities plus time to meet the Bootcamp Exhibitors.

Our Spring into Success Bootcamp, sponsored by The Business Xchange Hub @ Sunley House, is coming to Croydon in March 2024.

Join us on Wednesday 20 March for this London & South East FSB Business Bootcamp at The Business Xchange Hub (TBXH) @ Sunley House in the heart of Croydon for a transformative one-day event to help you and your business spring forward with success.

View the full brochure here - 
FSB 5633 Bootcamp Programme - Spring into Success.pdf

Let the stylishly designed space of TBXH @ Sunley House, help inspire and motivate your business as you take time out to be immersed in a day designed to support small business owners in gaining insights into the various aspects of running a small business with opportunities to network and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, mentors and industry professionals. Develop practical skills relevant to small business operations and discover effective solutions for common challenges faced by small businesses. Access resources, tools and support networks that can aid in the growth and sustainability of your business. For those exhibiting, it's an opportunity to showcase your business and increase brand visibility.

Attending this FSB Business Bootcamp for London & South East can be a catalyst for growth, providing you with practical knowledge, networking opportunities and inspiration so invest in success for your business and book your place today!

This event is designed to benefit entrepreneurs, the self-employed and small businesses from across London and the South East. On offer is:

  • a free-to-attend Bootcamp. This is your chance to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop and grow your business. The speakers and agenda will be added here as they are confirmed
  • complimentary lunch
  • browse our exhibitor stands (if you would like to be an exhibitor, please book here)

Join us at one part of the event or all of it.

Bootcamp: Arrive at 9.30am (for 10am start) - 3.30pm 

Free-to-attend, the Bootcamp is your chance to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop and grow your business. This includes a break, with complimentary drinks, and a light lunch. 

Hosted by

David Clare

David Clare, Founder of Exposed Design Consultants, leads a multi-award-winning graphic design business based in London. 

With over 35 years of experience, David specialises in branding, retail design, and corporate communication. David's belief in the power of great design to build trust and drive success has helped to reshape industry categories, notably in supermarkets, high street banking and travel retail. It has delivered impactful results for large and small clients and start-ups. His longest client relationship is 36 years, and start-up clients from 2003 remain growing clients today. 

David is the North London Area Leader for FSB, advocates for positive change in the business environment, and strongly believes in the power of local community building.

Speakers, Talks and Panels

Spring into Success with AI: Marketing & Tech Innovations for your Small Business
Celia Rizothanasi

Celia Rizothanasi runs Marketing AI Hive  - an AI for Marketing & LinkedIn Educator, helping marketers and small business professionals thrive in the age of AI.

Gary Blunden

With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, Gary is the visionary founder of Blundens, an IT services organisation dedicated to helping clients harness the power of Microsoft business applications and data solutions.

As a trusted Microsoft Partner, Gary's expertise lies in translating complex technological concepts into practical solutions that drive operational efficiency and foster growth for businesses. Renowned for his dynamic speaking engagements at premier tech events and conferences, he shares invaluable insights to guide and inspire others in the field.

Gary's track record includes transformative projects that span diverse industries, from orchestrating seamless cloud migrations to leveraging data analytics and artificial intelligence. His passion for innovation and continual learning ensures that his clients benefit from cutting-edge solutions tailored to their unique needs.

Selling for Success: Top Tips And Tools For Getting A Hole In One
Dale Chalk

Dale Chalk is the Regional Account Manager UK at Zoho UK and has been in sales for over two decades, so he has amassed significant experience in what works and what doesn't. He will talk through his experiences and provide some tips/best practices on what to do to execute a successful sale.

Mastering Success: Insights on Branding and Marketing
Sarah Marsh-Collings

Sarah is Troop Leader at babelMonkey, a digital marketing agency launched in 2014. A copywriter at heart, Sarah is an experienced social media manager with a particular focus on LinkedIn. An award-winning agency, babelMonkey works with clients across various sectors, including scientific instrumentation, lifestyle coaching, recruitment, and email and performance marketing. Sarah has been an FSB member (since 2017) and volunteer (since 2019) and is often asked to speak at FSB and other networking meetings and workshops. She was also the international judge for the American Marketing Association (Houston chapter) for two years.

Nigel Davies

With over 25 years in the creative industry Nigel has been employed by leading London design agencies (creating the first global standard for Ford Motor Company), formed his own agency (launching the first 4G telecoms brand in Russia) and now works directly with clients.

He has won multiple awards for ‘Brand Transformation’ working with businesses as diverse as CitySprint (national courier business), Cancer Research UK (relaunching the  the UK’s largest charity), Soak&Sleep (online retailer), global digital radio app Radioplayer (a partnership between the BBC and Global Radio) and recently created the brand for Txeya, a financial platform delivering equality for entrepreneurs.

He is also an avid music collector and regular pub DJ with over 6,000 records slowly taking over his family home.

Thriving Success: Integrating Health and Wellbeing in your Workplace Panel Discussion 
Cheryl-lya Broadfoot

Panel Host

Providing innovative, creative project management solutions to grass roots charities, community micro-businesses, and women-owned businesses Soul's Compass manage and support various projects within the Heritage, Community, Health and Wellbeing fields. In addition to receiving a Contribution to Community Award, Cheryl-lya Broadfoot of Soul's Compass has been nominated for several Leadership and Volunteer Management awards within the VCS Sector. The vision for Soul’s Compass is to elevate clients and communities to ‘thrival’.

Ghitta Basson

Meet Ghitta Basson, a dedicated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mind Mediator, and Psychotherapist based in London. Originally from Namibia, Ghitta transitioned from sales and marketing to therapy in 2004 after life-changing hypnosis sessions. Her expertise lies in Stress & Anxiety and Hormone Rebalance, addressing issues from High Blood Pressure to Infertility. Ghitta is also a Corporate Mental Health Consultant, specialising in the Construction Industry, offering workshops, in-house therapy and collaborating on Wellbeing Programs.

Jemma Fairclough-Haynes

Jemma Fairclough-Haynes, CEO of Orchard Employment Law, is an employment law specialist and dynamic public speaker, known for making complex legal topics engaging and accessible. Her extensive experience representing various companies in employment tribunals across the UK, Jemma excels in delivering compelling, "eye-opening" presentations. She's recognised for her practical approach to legal advice, supporting over 300 employers internationally. Her influence extends to the media, where she is frequently featured as an expert, contributing to outlets like BBC Radio Kent, Times Radio, and the Daily Mail. Jemma is celebrated for her ability to demystify law, ensuring it's both understandable and relatable. Her commitment to offering early-stage legal and HR support has established her as a respected figure in her field.

Bayo Igoh

As a Business Coach and Mentor, Bayo of Bigoh Coaching has worked with a cross section of senior managers and executives in voluntary, public and private sectors, and has a demonstrable track record working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. Bayo knows what it’s like to feel like you’re constantly on a treadmill – always working but not necessarily progressing. You want the tools and systems that will help you thrive but you don’t have the time to find them – a business coach can support you on your small business journey whilst keeping wellbeing prioritised.

Speed Networking sponsored by Zoco Networking

Nick Blanchard - Zoco Networking

Helping to create genuine business friendships. Zoco, based in South West London,  has community and support at the heart of its mission bringing a new fresh approach that is a mixture of fun and professional, online and offline, knowledge sharing and supportive with networking to helping each other's businesses to grow.

Special Guest

Jason Perry - Mayor of Croydon

Jason Perry is the first directly elected Mayor of Croydon, and he has been serving his community as a member of Croydon Council since 1994. As the Mayor, he has pledged to overhaul the council's operations and improve its financial management. Being born and raised in Croydon, he has a deep passion for the place and works hard to promote it as a great place to live and work. At the heart of his business plan is the regeneration of Croydon and restoring pride in the borough that he loves. Jason is a married father of two and also serves as the London Councils' Executive Member for Business, Economy, and Culture. During his free time, he can be seen cheering on his lifelong team, Crystal Palace Football Club, from the stands of Selhurst Park.

Venue parking and transport information

Located just off Wellesley Road, Sunley House is a short walk to West Croydon station and the pedestrian bridge on Caithness walk offers easy access to East Croydon train station. This offers journey times into central London of less than 16 minutes.

By road, Croydon is strategically located on the A23 between Central London and the M25 with easy access to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Croydon is within the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ charge is an allowable business expense. East Croydon mainline station provides quick and regular services to both Central London and the South Coast. West Croydon station is on the East London Line, connecting to the London Underground network. An easy access from East Croydon to West Croydon is provided by Tramlink. Croydon is within Zone 5-6. Oyster / Day Travelcard can be used on the trains, trams and buses.

Car parking is available close by. Find Council run car parks in Croydon here.

Others include Centrale & Whitgift Parking and NCP Parking and more options are available too.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to TBXH @ Sunley House for being the venue sponsor for this FSB Business Bootcamp.

Bookings to attend this event close on Tuesday 19  March at 1pm.

Interested in our Bootcamp series? See our other Bootcamps across the UK here.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please contact Leila Jones on [email protected]

Headline Sponsor
Venue Sponsor

For those that opt in for this event, we will share your business contact details with Zoho. They may contact you with information from this event as well as product information and other information relevant to you. Zoho will process your data in accordance with their Privacy Policy. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Further information

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  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
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