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International Business: What They Don't Tell You!

  • Institute of Directors 116 Pall Mall London, England, SW1Y United Kingdom (map)

The next instalment of the RECRUIT. RETAIN. GROW. event series and hosted at the exclusive Institute of Directors (IoD), International Business: What They Don't Tell You!

With special guests Neil Butcher and Simon Tidmarsh, “International Business – What they don’t tell you!” will be a lively session designed to provide a wealth of information for start-ups and SMEs alike who are looking to expand internationally.

Sessions typically sell out within 2-3 days so sign up now!


10:00 - 10:15 – Registration and Light Breakfast

10:15 – 10:45 – Simon Tidmarsh – What they don’t tell you about doing International business

10:45 – 11:15 – Neil Butcher – What they don’t tell you about managing people and projects in multiple markets.

11:15 – 11:45 – David Taylor – What they don’t tell you about Marketing across borders

11:45 – 12:00 – Q&A

Who Should Attend

The Recruit. Retain. Grow. Series is all inclusive, but “International Business – What they don’t tell you!” will benefit Entrepreneurs, Directors and Small Business Owners who are looking to develop their business overseas.

The Speakers

About Simon

Simon is the Managing Director and Owner of specialist tyre and wheel supplier Icotyre and has vast experience of trading with the Chinese and Indian markets.

About Neil

Neil is Co-founder at HR Strategy Pro and has spent over thirty years working within HR at senior and Director level. His experience, both nationally and internationally, has covered a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Water, Hotels, Public Transportation and Waste Management.

During this time Neil successfully managed the HR element of the merger between two of the largest waste management Companies in the UK, involving over 10,000 employees.

He has also been responsible for the succession planning for a global organisation working across over 20 countries.

Neil has an MA in HR Management and has been a Fellow of the CIPD since 2006.

About David

David found his passion in Marketing early in his career and went on to work at Microsoft Advertising [Xbox LIVE] and Cisco before turning to the world of Start-ups, working as Head of Marketing at RedCloud and New Business Marketing at Currencycloud

Now David is running GROW: in London - the Start-up Friendly Marketing Agency, helping Start-ups GROW: in London, and beyond. When he's not doing that, David is a Mentor at Virgin StartUp and Start-up Kitchen.