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*In person* How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition – March 2022

March 9, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

value proposition written on notepad

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.

The business world is becoming ever more competitive. Consumers have ever more choice and access to information which has given them empowerment and reduced loyalty.  To be successful, businesses need to stay flexible and innovate to maintain competitive advantage.  The key to success is understanding your customers so that you can build a value proposition that makes you better than the rest.

This session will explain what a value proposition is and how you can develop your own to stay ahead of the competition.  You will leave equipped with some tools and techniques that you can use to help you start transforming your business.


When is the How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition session?

This session is taking place on Wednesday 9th March, 12.30-1.30pm.


What will I learn?

The How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition session will help you understand:

  • What a value proposition is, and why it matters
  • How to understand what your customers need
  • How to develop your own product offer to WOW your customers.


Who’s delivering this session?

Julian Grail is an experienced business adviser, with over 20 years of board level experience across several sectors and works with leading UK Universities including the University of Bristol teaching and researching Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and in the final stages of a PhD investigating SME success, Julian has a passion for supporting entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into sustainable businesses.


Where is the How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition session held?

This event is taking place at the brand-new Forest of Dean Growth Hub, Located at Vantage Point Business Village. The Forest of Dean Growth Hub offers workspace, free business support, and events.

Lunch is provided! Please let us know of any dietary requirements at least 5 days in advance of the event by emailing startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.

This venue is fully accessible, and free parking is available on-site.

This Power Lunch session is taking place directly after our Entrepreneurs’ Networking morning at the Forest of Dean Growth Hub. 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.




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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March 9, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The Forest of Dean Growth Hub
The Forest of Dean Growth Hub, Vantage Point Business Village, Gloucester Road
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0DD United Kingdom
01594 546663
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Start and Grow Enterprise
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Access and Dietary Requirements
Please email startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.
Julian Grail