The Guardian’s Business made simple event in Birmingham

To prepare businesses for the rocky road ahead, The Guardian Small Business Network hosted an evening of inspiration and advice in Birmingham.

Today, never have businesses been under more pressure to showcase their ability to adapt to changing times. Faced with digital disruptions, GDPR and Brexit, it’s been a do or die situation – embrace innovation or fall behind the competition. Comply with new laws or suffer a fine. Plan ahead or be caught out further along the line – so what does it take to be a doer?

At the Guardian’s Business Made Simple event in Birmingham on May 16th, economics writer, Phillip Inman hosted a panel discussion to uncover the secret behind future-proofing a business. The panellists included Jodie Cook, founder of social media management and training company, JC Social Media, Judith Armstrong, CEO of science, innovation and learning venue, Millennium Point and Tony Hague, managing director of electronics manufacturer, PP Control and Automation.

So, if you want to find out how to become a resilient business in a changing socioeconomic and political climate, watch the full panel discussion video now and be inspired (around 40 mins).



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