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I’ve been working with Milner Strategic Marketing for about 6 months now and I’m really pleased with the reception that I’ve been getting when I talk to companies in Cambridge about what Milner does.

Several companies have asked for help in developing strategies for growth and in addressing the challenges that this brings. We have developed the Milner Masterclass program to respond to this.

The Milner Masterclass program is presented by Milner in partnership with the St John’s Innovation Centre and features several class-leading practitioners who will deliver seminars on topics relevant to successful, ambitious companies. The program for the first four seminars is:

27 Feb Establishing a winning strategy to build your company’s value Nick Milner Milner Strategic Marketingwww.milnerltd.com
27 Mar Lead your leaders: how to get the best from your leadership team David Sales First Ascentwww.firstascentgroup.com
24 Apr How to build and protect your brand. Making it visible world-wide Julius Stobbs Stobbs IPwww.stobbsip.com
27 May Funding: do you have enough? How to make sure Lake Falconer PEMwww.pem.co.uk

There will be other seminars in June and July and after the summer.

The Masterclass program is designed for those in leadership positions in their companies, for investors and for senior advisors.  At each seminar there will be plenty of time for questions, for networking and to meet others with similar challenges.

It’s a monthly program with each seminar running on the 4th Thursday of the month. They start at 1800 so that they don’t eat into the working day and allow time for people from outside Cambridge to travel and attend.

To register click here or go to lnk.to/milnermasterclass

There’s more information about the Milner Masterclass program and the presenters on the Milner website: www.milnerltd.com/events.


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Shen Wei, CUE president, JDJ and Suzanne Oliver, HLBBShaw

I attended, and participated in, the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE; www.cue.org.uk) ‘Entrepreneurs’ 5K challenge’ training event today. It was attended by about 70 very keen (it was Saturday afternoon) and clearly smart budding entrepreneurs from Cambridge University and I was one of 5 speakers. My topic was ‘routes to market’ and I had a brief which posed 3 questions which were a challenge to address in just 30 minutes. (more…)

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David attended an excellent IP seminar at the St John’s Innovation Centre (www.stjohns.co.uk) given by Suzanne Oliver of patent firm HLBBShaw (www.hlbbshaw.com)  last month. The seminar was one of a series organised by St John’s and supported by the Greater Cambridge Partnership with government money. There are more seminars planned but we need to be careful about making assumptions about a continuation of this funding. However David says that the seminars are useful and maybe it would be better if there were a small charge and if the Partnership had to fund some of the cost themselves. (more…)

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