People, Mindset and Culture | Start-up and Small Business Academy

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Date: 17/11/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: STEAMhouse


While effective systems and processes are critical to business success, ultimately it is people who create change and growth in an organisation whatever the size. To maximise both the business and the people’s potential having a clear set of values, and a culture in which the business can grow effectively is so important. In addition, growth may result in expanding the number of people in your businesses, meaning the owner / CEO will need to step into a leadership role – so having those values and culture in place early in your business journey will be advantageous to long-term success.

This module 6th and final session of the Start-up and Small Business Academy. Emma Taylor, Chief People Officer at Cirium Solutions will address the issues of creating your company’s culture and mindset - even if your business is just you! Implementing strategies that value and get the best from you and your people.


Emma Taylor | Head of People Curium Solutions

Emma has worked for Curium Solutions for 10 years.

She is the Chief People Officer, so she looks after the team at Curium along with working with Customers as either a Coach or supporting large-scale Operational Projects. Her passion is all about putting People First and ensuring that any form of change delivery is embedded and sustained by adopting this approach from the outset.

About the start-up and small business academy 

"Our Start-Up and Small Business Academy ensures our members have free access to the expertise that can help them best develop their businesses. At the Chamber, we want to use our network to connect our small business members to the highest quality advice, insight and support to help them on their journeys". - Henrietta Brealey, CEO GBCC

The Academy’s aim is to support strong business growth and provide access to regional leading experts on key business knowledge pillars. It is a structured programme of workshops plus peer support and an opportunity to be mentored upon completing the programme. .

who is the academy ideal for?

  • Businesses looking for bite-size but in-depth business sessions from experts on challenging areas that could be holding them back
  • Businesses needing a refresher on key business basics and looking to gain new insights from experts
  • Businesses looking to create a structure for growth who have started within the last 12 months
  • Businesses that would benefit from the support and accountability of their peers and are in the start-up phase

The Academy offers 6 in-person half-day in-depth modules, with leading experts giving you their advice and insights for free, saving you valuable time and money. 

Programme for the year:

  • Business Planning and Growth
  • Financial Forecasting and Cashflow
  • Marketing
  • Productivity and Processes
  • Closing Sales with Ease
  • People Management and Mindset

The academy is by application only. If you would like further information and to apply for a place on the next academy please email

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