Meet the Experts: October 2021

Gain support from industry professionals when starting your new business, sponsored by Airtel-Vodafone

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The Shed, Digital Greenhouse

Meet the Experts are focused events for people starting new businesses or looking for early stage business support

The session will be run in a speed networking format, where attendees will have the opportunity to have short one-to-one conversations with industry experts. The experts span a range of key services areas that are often essential to starting a business. The event provides the opportunity to ask important questions and make local contacts that could prove invaluable on your business journey.  Each attendee will be given the contact details of the experts in order to follow-up on the initial meeting if they would like to.  

Take a look at the details of the experts attending this session

The Experts:

Krista Osborne

Black Vanilla Senior Account Executive - Social Media & Digital

Expertise in PR, Marketing and Social Media

Ask me about:

  • Social media presence for businesses
  • How to increase your market presence
  • Understanding your business’ reputation
  • Whether and how to ‘PR/ market’ my business

Adam Jones

Barclays Relationship Manager

Expertise in Banking & Finances

Ask me about:

  • Whether you need a business account to start up my business. 
  • What you will need to provide a bank to open a business account. 
  • The costs associated with a business bank account.

Rafael Rito

Cherry Godfrey Business Development Manager

Expertise in Provision of Finance Solutions

Ask me about:

  • How to get funding.
  • How much you can borrow.
  • Whether you need a bank account first.
  • What you should do before asking for funding.
  • What your business plan needs to include.

Rickardt de Beer

Islands Insurance Business Development Executive

Expertise in Insurance

Ask me about: 

  • Your business risk
  • Regulatory and legal requirements
  • The claims process

Lawrence West

Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) Regulatory & Policy Assurance Manager

Expertise in Data Protection Legislation and Compliance, Data Protection in Practice

Ask me about:

  • How to start your journey to compliance
  • How to draft a Data Processing Notice
  • What to do if you suffer a personal data breach
  • Whether you need to register with the ODPA?

Corie-Lee Rogers

Airtel-Vodafone Showroom Assistant

Expertise in Mobile Telecoms and IoT

Ask me about:

  • Mobile working
  • Mobility health checks
  • How the Internet of Things technology can be used to drive business efficiency and insight

Carl Gardner

BDO Guernsey Head of BDODrive

Expertise in Accounting

Ask me about:

  • Accounting software
  • Finance management
  • Cashflow

David Evans

IP Lab Founder

Expertise in Intellectual Property

Ask me about:

  • Protecting your IP
  • Copyright, Trademark or Patent
Meet the Experts is sponsored by

‘Covid 19 has accelerated the pace of digitisation, changed the way businesses communicate with their customers and further highlighted the reliance on mobile working. We’re delighted to support this Digital Greenhouse initiative and during the session start-ups can benefit from mobility health checks and advise on how Internet of Things technology can be used to drive business efficiency and insight.’

Ashish Petwal from Airtel-Vodafone – Mobile Telecommunications and Internet of Things