A feature-packed day of Insights, Ideas and Inspiration to 'Power up Your Potential - in life and in business

Our hugely successful FSB Business Bootcamp comes to Worcestershire for the first time in June 2024, with event sponsors Bank House Hotel, Spa and Golf Club and Gopher Zero

This not-to-be-missed event is packed with opportunities for you to learn how to improve your business and personal prospects, straight away.

Kicking off with an informal networking breakfast and opening address, the event will also feature exhibition stands, a fun, interactive speed networking session, and eight top flight speakers who will provide you with insights, ideas and inspiration to 'Power up Your Potential'

Want to grab the spotlight on the day? Book an Expo stand! Stands are discounted for FSB members but all businesses and business support organisations with something to offer SMEs are welcome to exhibit, to book your stand please click here


  • 7.30am Arrival 
  • 7.45am Welcome
  • 7.50am Introduction to event sponsors and exhibitors
  • 8.10am Breakfast Speaker Peter Roper
  • 9.30am - 3.30pm Bootcamp
    Free to attend, this is your chance to hear from inspirational speakers to help you develop and grow your business
  • 9.10am Hollie Whittles, Fraggleworks
  • 9.40am Dan Walton, OLPRO
  • 10.00am Mat Thomson, Gopher Zero
  • 11.00am Breakfast Facilitated Speed Networking Session
    Where you can expand your network from across the region and meet as many people as possible before the main Bootcamp begins
  • 12.20pm Nick Warburton, Improve My Mindset
  • 2.00pm Heidi Chamberlain Jones, Minx Media
  • 2.20pm Rob Harrison, Glued
  • 2.40pm Jeevan Punj, Elite Hampers

Sessions and Speakers

The Bootcamp will feature expert speakers throughout the day, giving their top tips which you can put into practice and take back to your team to help you power up your potential in 2024. 

Our breakfast speaker Peter Roper, is offering all attendees a FREE copy of his book, "It's a family business"📖

Are you attracting prospects and clients who are great to work with, appreciate you and what you do and pay you what you are truly worth?
Whether you are a Family Business, a Professional, an Employee, a large Corporation or even perhaps an institution, one thing binds everyone together.

Amanda Bourne - Breakfast Speed Networking
Amanda from Findabiz networking has been running networking events for many years, in all different styles and formats. Using the unique FindaBiz Networking SWAP Formula, everyone has one minute to introduce themselves to the table and then after exchanging cards or digital contact details you move to the next table where you meet completely different people. We do this until you have met every delegate in the room.

Daniel Walton- Sustainability and Growth
Looking at how Sustainability within a business is not only the right thing to do but also a must for customers leading it to be the quickest way to accelerate long term growth. OLPRO has been a continuously changing business with innovation at the heart of what we do. 
Daniel founded OLPRO in 2011, and since then it's become an award winning brand, employing over 20 people locally and selling around the world. 

Heidi Chamberlain Jones - How to make it easy to buy from you
The world has changed tangibly since Covid. Nobody is functioning the same way. Even long-standing customers are behaving differently. Now, more than ever, you need to make it as easy as possible for your consumers … and indeed potential customers, to buy from you.
Heidi is the Founder and Managing Director of Business Development Agency, Minx Media Ltd, and Destination Marketing Company EatSleepLiveHerefordshire. Her 40 year working career is broad and varied across many sectors, but primarily with Marketing, Sales and People at its core. 

Rob Harrison - How to maintain your motivation

Drawn from Simon Sinek’s “What, How, Why” Rob will provide the questions, the answers for which will define a deeper purpose behind what you do. Connecting that to “How” you do what you do and how you describe “What” you do will provide a firm basis for marketing, an elevator pitch and a formula to keep engaged with your motivation. 35 years industry experience, 20 years running a small business and supporting businesses. Specialist in qualitative research, proposition development and project management.

Jeevan Punj - Create Your Dream & Make It Real
Will discuss how Elite Hampers came about and the challenges she faced by leaving a comfortable life as an optician. Jeevan will focus on the importance of having a dream and the realities of how to make your dreams become real. From having the right people around you, to a business plan, marketing plan, securing finances and knowing who your ideal clients are. Owner of Elite Hampers, a professional food & drink hamper business created to add value to business relationships by showing appreciation through gifting. She’s learnt a lot on her business journey and inspires others to make their dreams real.

Nick Warburton - You are your best business asset

Let Nick from improvemymindset.com and Calm-Company empower you in his session to break down your personal barriers, create success and maintain your mental wellbeing using rapid techniques that make a massive difference the moment you adopt them. Nick is an experienced educator, practitioner and trainer who uses, rapid and powerful techniques to remove personal anxiety or trauma or to actualise an amazing business and workplace environment for you and your staff.

Hollie Whittles - Social Media Tips and Tricks

Make your digital marketing and social media fabulous with digital expert Hollie Whittles

  • Which social media channels should you be on?
  • Let’s look at the popular ones:
  • How to create your Social Media Strategy
  • How to create your Social Media Calendar
  • Overview of Tools to help you
  • How to create good images and videos

Hollie is an award winning TEDx speaker, author and Director of two digital companies. Spending more than 7000 hours speaking to audiences across the UK, she has helped hundreds of business owners to grow their businesses. 

Mat Thomson - How small businesses can make sure they benefit from the move to net zero, and get the right technology working together to maximise return on investment

Mat will discuss the challenges for small businesses and some strategies to unlock action. Mat is the founder behind Gopher Zero, the free platform for SMEs to find answers around electric vehicles (EVs), charging infrastructure and rooftop solar. Mat is a chartered engineer with a wealth of experience helping individuals and businesses switch to electric vehicles and solar.

This event is designed to benefit entrepreneurs, the self-employed and small businesses.

Please note, dietary requirements cannot be guaranteed for bookings made after Wednesday 22 May.

Car Parking: There is free car parking on site

For those that opt in for this event, we will share your business contact details with Gopher Zero (Power My Hub Ltd). They may contact you with information from this event as well as product information and other information relevant to you. Gopher Zero (Power My Hub Ltd) will process your data in accordance with their Privacy Notice. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Event Contact
Please contact Caroline Ashman for any further information.