Productivity and implementing best practice processes | Start-up and Small Business Academy

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Date: 07/07/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: STEAMhouse


There are many external factors that affect businesses, in recent times we have seen the effects of covid, war and inflation – there is nothing businesses can do to stop these events. A business, however, does have significant levels of control over its internal productivity and processes. Improving the way you run and manage the business will lead to an increased commercial advantage as well as time and cost savings.

This module is 4 of 6 from the Start-up and Small Business Academy. In this session, Eman El- Hillawi, CEO of a leading change consultancy will explain the effect of having clear processes in your business whatever the size to support growth, increase profitability and reduce time wasting … and best of all reduce stress levels!


Eman El- Hillawi | Entec si

Originally a Biochemist with a naturally curious, analytical and investigative mind, I spent the past 2-3 decades working tirelessly to develop into an exceptional business and change consultant. With experience that has been born out of the delivery of multi-million-pound projects and programmes across public and private sectors, I continue to support our clients in designing and implementing transformation and change.

In my CEO role, I am keen to ensure that Entec Si’s values and ethos are truly reflected in everything we do as an organisation. Entec Si’s growth journey has been and continues to be focussed on the development and growth of our amazing team to be the best in the industry, which ultimately serves to secure the necessary outcomes for our clients.

As well as loving flying fixed-wing aircraft as a private pilot, my other interests include running, indoor climbing, and drawing and painting with watercolours.

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:

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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