The Partnership Principle: making the most from collaborative working

Where: Innovation Centre, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath, BA1 1UD

When: 03 March 2011 6:00pm to 8:30pm

How often have you come to a networking event and discovered someone you'd like to be working with is based just around the corner? How does collaborative working function in practice? Creative Bath's next panel session is going to explore how to generate successful working partnerships. The Partnership Principle will cover the best ways of generating partnerships and how to get value from them. What do both sides need? How are relationships structure so that both win? What are the ideal partnerships? Which ones have worked? And which ones haven???t? Come along to the Innovation Centre from 6pm on Tuesday 15th February and get the lowdown from our panelists. They are: Simon Barbato, from branding and creative agency, Mr B and Friends, where the emphasis is as much on the Friends as on Mr B: Simon says: What???s the big idea? Over the past 20 years, I???ve learnt that by focusing on the small detail will help you to find the answers to this big question. And that???s what I love doing. Immersing myself and my team into client organisations, asking questions, challenging views, uncovering truths and then constructing inspiring strategies for brands and companies. My career has included some of London???s finest creative agencies, but nothing beats starting and growing your own agency. Mr B & Friends reflects the experience of our entire team ??? individually and collectively. Packaged up and designed to benefit our clients. Chris Kemp, Director, Suited & Booted Studios CIC (a social enterprise video production company). Chris says: Suited and Booted Studios CIC is a successful award-winning production company with a social conscience, with projects that range from corporate production for high profile Third Sector clients to large scale animation projects with disaffected teenagers. As a social enterprise, partnership working is at the core of what we've been doing for the last ten years, and in that time we've worked with a wide range of organisations from all sectors. The simple truth is that we wouldn't still be here without being able to make at least some of those partnerships work - not that it's always been easy...! Jemma Hickman from the Bo Lee Gallery, who was one of the founders of the Bath Galleries Group collective. In addition to this, we will have business expertise from two of our sponsors: Graeme Fearon, IP partner from sponsors, Thring Townsend. Graeme is a leading specialist in intellectual property, IT law and data protection, and is a regular speaker at national conferences and seminars. He helps businesses develop, protect and exploit their brands, technology and know-how. Graeme has a particular interest in the creative and media sectors, giving clients practical commercial advice on the intellectual assets which are the cornerstone of their business. Graeme is currently legal advisor to Bristol Media, the regional support network for creative businesses. Recent highlights include: ??? negotiating satellite broadcast agreements for UK, European and World championship boxing matches; ??? advising a multi-national vehicle manufacturer on the value and maintenance of its worldwide trade mark portfolio ; ??? drafting and negotiating service provision and service level agreements for financial software; ??? enforcing patent rights against an importer and reseller of infringing hardware ??? copyright clearance for audiobooks content Chris Simpson, from sponsors, Business Link. As a generalist business adviser, Chris delivers the Business Link advisory service assisting businesses to become more sustainable and to grow, working on either a long term or an individual issue basis. Chris???s expertise encompasses: - In-depth business reviews - Creating detailed business support plans that deliver outcomes - Generating measureable benefits - Identifying sources of help - Assisting with the implementation of action plans - Acting as a mentor and facilitator Chris has worked for many instantly-recognisable international brand names including Arcadia Group, Anderson Consulting, BSkyB and Virgin Media as well as running his own business for a number of years. He has particular expertise in customer analysis and service delivery, reward and recognition programmes, project management and performance improvement. Please arrive by 6pm for a prompt 6:30 start for the panel event. The talk will be followed by some refreshments and networking.

Entry Cost: Free to CB members; £7.50 for non-members

Posted by: Emma Chappel | 22-02-2011

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