UKs #1 Tech Scale Up in UKs #1 Town

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Date of event: 12 June 2017
Event ends: 12 June 2017
Start time: 07:00
End time: 10:00

The Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship has created a series of talks to put the spotlight on leadership and engaging SMEs.

‘Talks on Enterprise Development’ provides a forum for inspirational talks by SME leaders who share their personal stories of high growth SME businesses.

It is planned to attract speakers who will be able to not only talk about there story of growing a business, but also share lessons they have learnt and challenges they have overcome that will be valuable for SMEs with ambition to grow.

This is the eighth in the series of talks and the speaker giving the talk is Adam Hale, EVP of Sage People (formerly the CEO of Fairsail).

Adam led Fairsail since March 2014 until its sale in March 2017 and shares the exciting story of the rapid growth of the company from start-up through to sale.

Fairsail, now part of Sage, is a cloud HR and people software provider that helps transform mid-sized global businesses into people companies, masters at recruiting, managing and engaging talented employees.

The Henley Business School is pleased to welcome Adam to deliver the eighth talk in the series.

This event will introduce you to the world of the CEO and the challenges faced by a leader in scaling a business at home and internationally.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges faced in steering rapid growth of a start-up through to its sale and answer questions including ‘how do you decide when it''s right to sell?’ and ‘how does a sale to a corporate help you grow?’.

The event will take place on 12 June 2017 in room G10 of the Henley Business School building, Whiteknights campus, 6:00pm.

For additional information, including a full agenda, please see our flyer here: Adam_Hale_12_June_2017_Event_Flyer.pdf

Register for this event on Eventbrite here.

The discussion will be moderated by Jurek Sikorski, Executive Director at the Henley Centre of Entrepreneurship, formerly Sales and Marketing Director at various SMEs and a FTSE 100 medical products company.

The event is free to attend and in addition to Adam''s talk will feature an audience Q and A and a catered networking reception.

The University of Reading is committed to work with the SME community in the Thames Valley Region for mutual benefit.

The event is kindly supported by VitalSix and the Thames Valley Science Park and sponsored by James Cowper Kreston.


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For more information please contact Jurek Sikorski by email at or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 8188.

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Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

University of ReadingReadingBerkshireRG6 6UD