Driving Innovation

Creating an Innovation Culture

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Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs

Sustainable competitive advantage is the holy grail of business. This session looks at the role developing an innovation culture has in creating market-leading products and services.

We will start the session by considering how our culture can positively support innovation - from recruitment, through reward policies to organisational structures. We’ll then go on to look more closely at disruptive innovation – considering what it is and why all businesses need to be aware of it as they are either disrupters themselves or potentially vulnerable to one.

Through a series of case studies we will show that you don't need to be a tech company to be either disruptive or innovative.

Agenda:

Introductions

The Foundations - creating an Innovation Culture

Disruptive Innovation - the theory and practice

Case studies

Questions and Close

Date: 23 April 2024

Time(s): 6.00pm til 8.00pm

Where: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

The Masterclass will last around two hours with questions and be of interest to all investors but particularly those who can see retirement on the horizon. Coffee or tea and exceptionally fine cake will be served

This is an in-person session so places are limited. We are keen to keep our Masterclasses free of charge. To help achieve this please could you try to honour your commitment to attend or let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to make it so your place can be allocated to someone else?

This year, we are proud to support The Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. If you find the masterclass useful we would encourage you to make a donation to support their work.
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What people have to say about previous events....

Radostina was marvelous, intelligent and had a lovely presence. Excellent speaker. Both talks were informative and intelligent. There were plenty of takeaways and the peer-to-peer conversation was engaging as well. Also, the cake halfway was a nice touch. I'll do anything for cake.

Rob Morley | Fountain Partnership

This was my first event, and I was impressed with how it was operated, the topics covered and the quality of the speakers.

Faith Pearce | MA Partners LLP

I have been a regular attendee at Chadwick’s business seminars for several years and without fail I have found the sessions to be useful and practical on the one hand whilst thought provoking and inspiring on the other. Many advisers can put on topical seminars, few can make you feel that you want to go on to study the subject yourself!

Dawn Parkes | Managing Partner | Hatch Brenner

Very Informative, with great speakers. Interesting audience engagement as well.

Jordon King | Delta Fire Ltd

Chadwick’s Masterclasses are one of the highlights in my calendar. Clearly, a great deal of thought and preparation goes into them, which results in useful and up-to-date information that helps me plan my personal money matters, develop my business and think more clearly about what to do next in this ever-changing world. I strongly recommend them to anyone looking to improve the management of their finances.

Lindsey Mack | Director

I cannot recommend Chadwick’s Masterclasses too highly nor say enough good things about them. Chadwick’s Masterclasses provide fresh insights and offer practical steps to build, maintain and retain value in businesses. Richard delivers clear and well-thought-out advice while challenging preconceptions. The workshops are thoroughly researched and never turn into sales presentations. I learn something every time I attend.

Paul Palik | Partner | Corporate Team | Birketts LLP

I enjoyed all the sessions and took away a golden nugget or two from each of them.

Tracey Aldous | Mint BB

Good choice of presentations, all of interest, good venue ... So many people don't think of the impact of retirement soon enough on both our finances and our wellbeing. All businesses would benefit from having these presentations for those in their late 50's and early 60's to get individuals thinking about what they need to do and what they want to do, to ease themselves into retirement.

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