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Annual summer celebration

23rd August, 2017 @ 14:30 - 17:00

| £27 - £37

We return once again to the prestigious Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons this August in celebration of our growing community. Join us at this extended networking event for champagne and canapés to welcome our popular guest speaker Trevor Ray.

Trust – what is it? Where does it come from? Why is it so important? And if it is so important – how can we measure it, generate it and use it for mutual gain?

Trust is a very subjective entity; if only we could nip into Tesco or Sainsbury (other shops are available) and pick up a couple of kilos of it and liberally sprinkle over all our colleagues, clients, suppliers and even our families. Alas, that isn’t how it works. Without trust though, everything grinds to a halt – our businesses, our relationships and just ask Theresa May about the impact on electoral aspirations.

In this talk, Trevor will investigate some of the ways we look at trust and give two alternative methods of measuring levels of trust. Having thought about how important it is and how it can be measured, he will then explore simple and effective ways of building trust so that, as business people, we can move away from the traditional win:lose view of business and look to truly collaborate.

With his background in the biological sciences, Trevor will also talk about how being in a trustful or trust-less relationship affects us as individuals at the physiological level. These effects can have a profound impact on our productivity and our effectiveness in the workplace as well as on our own self-image.

Fortunately, with only a small shift in thinking, we can cultivate and harness the positive aspects of trust and work towards mutual gain.

Trevor Ray, Catch Development Ltd

Trevor is passionate about small businesses. He has worked in sales and marketing positions within such organisations ever since gaining his PhD in molecular biology 19 years ago.

Having risen to Managing Director level, Trevor started his own biological reagent distribution company which recently celebrated its 12th year of trading.

Latterly he has specialised in improving organisational performance by training and developing their people and is a licensed trainer with the Dale Carnegie organisation. This work has given him the opportunity to work with major global brands (Ralph Lauren and Bacardi-Martini) as well as local small and medium businesses.


23rd August, 2017
14:30 - 17:00
£27 - £37
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