A fresh strategic look at your business for 2018

Event Date: 
30/11/2017 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Hotel du Vin, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Do you know how successful your business is?

What metrics do you use to measure your business?

How often do you look strategically at your business?

Many people don’t look at their business strategically often enough. By becoming too engaged in the detail they use common and normally financial metrics to measure progress and success. The end of the year offers an excellent opportunity to intelligently review how far you have come and what you will need to change to achieve the outcome that you want. This may mean looking at your business completely differently....

Perfecting your content strategy - In a Nutshell

Authored by Bitpod
Posted: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:09pm

The latest In a Nutshell video comes from Hannah Ackford, Consume Digital who shares her expert advice on how best to perfect your online content strategy.

She talks about how content plays a huge part in our online digital strategy and how it's impact should never be underestimated.

'Creating high quality content will help you to showcase your business as knowledge leaders and reinforce your brand values', says Hannah.

To find out more contact Hannah via email at or call her on 07909332915

For more expert advise sharing videos,...

Champions in the workplace

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Do you know who are your champion workers?

Do you know who your future business leaders are?

Succession is one of the key challenges in any business, do it badly and the business fails, do it well and the business thrives. This session will help you to devise a means of identifying potential successors, whilst also ensuring your leadership teams are balanced for todays challenging world.

Not everyone needs to be at the peak of Mental Toughness, but understanding where you are and how to improve both your hardiness and resilience are key to a successful future....

What is your business culture?

Event Date: 
21/07/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

What is the culture that pervades your business?

How can you have impact upon your culture?

Culture is the dominant force in many modern businesses. It stops progress, prevents leaders from leading and fights change initiatives, if it is allowed to.

This session will allow you to understand the benefits of defining and mapping your organisation’s culture and the best methods of developing or changing it.

You will see return on investment as you will return to your workplace with tools that you will be able to utilise and use immediately.


Can you become a better leader?

Event Date: 
19/05/2016 - 7:30am to 9:00am
The Magdalen Chapter Hotel, Exeter, EX2 4HY

Has your business succeeded because of, or in spite of, your leadership?

How do you improve as a leader?

A business needs strategic leadership to thrive, succeed and to gain the greatest performance from its staff and resources. This session will help you to understand the importance of business leadership, define your own leadership style and measure your ability to lead a business against your own criteria.

Good leadership is about motivating and influencing your people to achieve more than the constraints and controls of management will allow; good management...

New dog strategy launched in Parliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare Sub-Group for Dogs launched its report, Review and Recommendations for Developing an Effective England-wide Strategy for Dogs, on 2 December.

The report has been compiled and published in partnership by a small group of key stakeholders including Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Blue Cross, the British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust, the Kennel Club, PDSA, and the RSPCA, with input from cross-party politicians. It sets out a series of recommendations that the group hopes the main political parties will consider and accept as...

How to write news articles In a nutshell By Richard Hussey

Authored by Bitpod
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:38am

In this video local business expert Richard Hussey from RSH Copywriting gives great advice on how to write news articles.

Richard describes the three best principles to writing a new articles and the importance of headlines.

“Your headline has one purpose -- to grab the attention of the specific people you really want to read your content.

"It has to tell them: 'this article is for you’; 'you're going to discover something of value'. And 'this will be a productive use of your time'. See now why headlines are more than just an afterthought?”

To find out more...

Expert Business Planning Workshops for Success

Event Date: 
12/02/2014 - 9:00am to 13/02/2014 - 5:00pm
The Innovation Centre, Exeter University, EX4 4RN

Let's make 2014 a Success!

Take just two days out and spend essential time working on the business not in the business. It will be some of the most valuable time you have spent in a long while!

Day 1 – Understanding your business purpose and leading your business forward through aligning goals, people and systems for sustainable success

Learn the Sampson Hall seven step process to business success. You will take this process back into your business to increase:

* Performance * Productivity * Profitability

As a result you and your teams will work...

In need of Inspiration?

Authored by Sampson Hall
Posted: Sat, 11/09/2013 - 11:43am

Sampson Hall recently held a two day programme to develop the understanding of culture, leadership, and strategy with two Independent Schools.

The event was held at the beautiful Dartington Hall, near Totnes. The programme was extremely successful with the participants defining a clear and focused vision for the schools for the next five years. From this they derived clear mission statements which resulted in a detailed and understood plan with clear priorities set for the next two years to drive and align the work streams involved.

Both teams completed the two days feeling...

South West green energy sector showcased at House of Commons

This week the House of Commons was the venue for a prestigious event to promote the South West green energy sector on a national stage. Renewable energy champions Regen SW hosted the South West Sustainable Energy Reception at the Members' Dining Room at Westminster on Tuesday 8 October with support from leading lawyers Osborne Clarke and Western Power Distribution. More than 150 opinion formers, investors and innovators assembled to hear from The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Merlin Hyman, chief executive of Regen SW, said in his introductory...