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*In person* How To Make Better Business Decisions – May 2022

May 11, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Our Power Lunch sessions are short, sharp sessions where you’ll get specialised support to help you solve your business challenges. They’re full to the brim with practical information and short enough to fit into your lunch break.

Every business owner makes decisions every day. We will share the key measures you need to focus on to start making better business decisions. We will also share how Market Research is a powerful tool. Understanding your market, what customers want and how you compare with competitors, allows you to avoid expensive mistakes. The insight gained can make you more competitive, more profitable and help you attract customers.


When is the How To Make Better Business Decisions session?

This session is taking place on Wednesday 11th May, 12.30-1.30pm.


What will I learn?

  • The vital information you need to measure to make better business decisions when it comes to marketing
  • How to use market research to help take your business to the next level
  • The different ways to research competitors
  • The five steps to a successful research project
  • How to make the best possible use of customer surveys.

Who’s delivering this session?

Darren Stevens’ first job in Marketing was in 1985 when he joined Bang & Olufsen. After two years there he joined Chelsea Building Society where he was to work for 22 years and become Marketing Director. Now Managing Director of Prestbury Marketing a business he established in 2010, he helps his clients with all aspects of Marketing and PR. He spends an increasing amount of his time helping clients improve their websites and working on all other aspects of digital marketing.


Where is the How To Make Better Business Decisions session held?

This month’s networking event will be held in person at the Gloucester Rugby Club. Lunch will be provided. *Please let us know of any dietary requirements at least 5 days before the session by emailing startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.*

This Power Lunch session is taking place directly after our Entrepreneurs’ Networking morning at the Gloucester Rugby Club. If you would also like to join us in the morning and take part in our business networking event, please find more details and book your place here.


What do people think?

“Darren is a pleasure to work with and his marketing knowledge is second to none”.

Luke Saunders, Cheltenham Town Football Club.

“I’ve worked with Darren on a number of marketing projects and initiatives over the past few years and can say, without hesitation, that his approach is always professional, thorough, and creative.”

David Owen, Chief Executive, GFirst LEP.




Power Lunches are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks, and resources.


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May 11, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Start and Grow Enterprise
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Access and Dietary Requirements
Please email startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.
Darren Stevens