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2012 Business Club


  • Better Business Together

    Business Club

  • The public sector is experiencing a transformational shift, the likes of which have not been seen for a generation. The need for innovation has never been greater, really getting underneath the new needs of customers to refocus your business around intelligence led services is now a business imperative.

    This is forcing organisations to rethink their business models, organisational purpose and operational values. We need to look beyond our own sector and seek to learn from the national and international companies who are world class in their outlook and delivery.

    The Northern Housing Consortium is aware of the support needs of its Members and in particular supporting them through these challenging times. Old funding models are no longer appropriate and the sector needs to find new sources of income by thinking differently about the way the business is run.

    This support involves helping Members move beyond the silos of their current environment to become more commercially aware and more entrepreneurial in the way they run their business.

    Using our experiences and connections within the public and private sector we have launched our first Business Club specifically designed to support your business move into the new space where housing finds itself.

    Identify how to grow, develop, expand and grab new opportunities from some of the most innovative businesses and people around.

    Welcome to the Business Club

  • Whats in it for my business?

    Focussing on what is the very best in business with fresh ideas, social innovation and commercial practice the Business Club will be a revelation for the way you see and do business in the future. The club will offer:

    Handsoninsightandrealworldexamplesofsuccessful businesses in action

    Nobull!Justworldclassbusinessesandleaders who know what it takes to become successfulandthengetbetter!

    Understandingthenewvaluesetemergingforsocially responsible, but commercially aware business

    Buildingabetterunderstandingofwhatyournew business model needs to look like

    ConnectingnewbusinesseswithstrongCorporate Social Responsibility

    Anopportunitytothinkdifferentlyandgainanew vision of how the world is changing

  • The club will deliver its objectives through a mixture of: Businessstudyvisits




    Business Club Members will also work through the programme in smaller groups focussing on key areas of the business value chain to produce their own insight portfolio containing:

    Apersonalrecordofreflectionsandlessonsfrom the programme


    Apublicationoffreshbusinessthinkingandthought leadership to share with the sector on business transformation.

    This will be a challenging, but truly rare opportunity, to explore close up new businesses and meet new leaders in a way which will inspire and transform the way you will do business in the future.

    2020Leadershipwhataretheexpectationsfor tomorrows leaders?

    Drivingchangeinchallengingtimes-insightinto what really works

    Employeeengagementandmotivationthebest in values and business ethics

    Thebottomline-commercialinsightandstaying ahead of the competition



    The Business Club will concentrate on six key areas of business and personal development:

  • The Programme

    In addition there will be unplugged leaders days with contributions being lined up with from:


    AndrewMerrick,FinanceDirector,Jet2.com WayneHemingway,FounderHemingway

    design and Vintage festival SaleemKader,ManagingDirector,Bombay

    Stores JonDavies,FounderChatter.comandleading

    social media thinker GerrySutcliffeMP,formergovernment

    minister KenBrook-Chrispin,ChairmanandChief

    Executive,SeabrookCrisps ReebokUK Plusotherbusinessleaderstobe

    announced.Pleasenotenotallspeakersandbusinessesareyetconfirmedandthis line up is subject to change without notice

    Startingfromsummer2012,theprogrammewill be combination one day business study visits linked by knowledge transfer sessions designed to support taking the learning back into the business. The programme combines one day sessions and a two day residential to showcase successful business across the North.

    Business class visits include: BBCMediaCity,Salford JohnLewis,TraffordCentre GreggsUK,Newcastle BombayStorestheUKslargestAsian

    department store MarriottHotelsUK NissanUK Plusotherinspiring,successful

    businesses from the social enterprise/ investment, and technology worlds to be announced.

  • Who should attend?


    This programme is for those who want to think differently, experience new social and business innovators and learn from some of the best businesses around. It is for those who want to create a more motivated, enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit within their organisation and people. It is not forthefaintheartedandyouwillworkhard!!It is particularly designed for Chief Executives,Directors,andthosewhothebusiness wants to invest in, those destined for the top and those who want to stay there!.

    Pleasenoteonly20placesareavailableoneachfullprogrammeandtherewillbe2programmes running in parallel with each otherbutwithdifferentbusinessstudyvisits-once they are gone that is it. Allweaskisthatyoubepreparedtobeopenminded, challenged and willing to participate with other attendees to share experiences and provide feedback for the wider benefit of the sector and NHC Membership on lessons learned.

    Business study visits This is important so please read!Numbers are very limited for each study visit to ensure Business Club Members gain maximum benefit from the experience. We are planning that each Business club group gets to attend at least three study visits. We will be working to ensure that each group has the right mix of skills and experience based on your business and personal objectives you tell us about.

    To give us an indication of your preferred interests please rank the planned business visitsonthisbookingform.RankthemwithAforafirstchoiceandBforsecondchoicePleasenotewhilstwewillattempttoensureyoucanattendyourfirstchoiceofbusinesses this may not always be possible, however we will endeavour to make sure yougetabalancedmix.Dontbetoodisappointedifyoudontgetallyouaskforwehave carefully chosen the businesses we are going to explore and they will all have somethingveryinterestingandexcitingtooffer!

    Business Leaders unpluggedEachintakeofthebusinessclubwillincludetwosessionswithatleastthreeleadersin each session.

    Knowledge transfer sessionsSeeing and hearing all the great business examples will be fantastic, however the NHC wants to ensure everything you learn can be turned into a practical action plan (BusinessInsightPortfolio)thatcanbeusedtotransformyouandyourbusiness.Business Club Members will need to ensure they can attend these sessions which will form part of the business leaders unplugged days where possible.

    Dates and locationsAtthetimeofwritingsomedatesarestillbeingagreed,thefullprogrammeisplannedtorunfromearlyJulyuntiltheendofDecember2012.Duetothenatureofpeople and businesses involved, this may change, however we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible.

    WehaveendeavouredtogetaspreadacrossourthreeregionsoftheNE,NWandY&H however, due to some early start times, visiting the right businesses will involve some travel and potential overnight stays.

    Please Read

  • Pleaserankinorderofpreferencethebusinessstudyvisitsyouwouldliketoattend:


    Greggs BBC Media City JohnLewis Bombay Stores Marriott Hotels NissanUK Seabrook Crisps ReebokUK

    Full programme:2,000+VAT(NHCMember)2,500+VAT(NonMember) Unplugged Leaders only395+VATpersession (Pleasetickasappropriate)

    I agree by signing up to the Business Club:

    To support the programme facilitators and colleagues with the development and contribution to the business insight portfolio;

    To ensure that any sensitive information gained during the programme does not enter the public domain


    Booking FormName




    Telephone Number


    What organisational objectives do you want to support by attending the Business Club?




    What personal objectives do you want to develop by attending the Business Club?




    The Cost

    Full programme Study visits and Unplugged Leaders


    Some bursary places may be available. [email protected]consortium.org.uk

    Unplugged leaders only

    395+VATpersessionUnplugged sessions will consist of a minimum of 3 business speakers and programme details will be advertised separately, but please register your booking now.Alimitednumberofplaceswillbeavailablefor those who cannot commit to the full programme.

  • Northern Housing Consortium LtdWebsters RoperyRoperyRoad,DeptfordSunderland,SR46DJ

    Our Contact NumbersT:(0191)5661000F:(0191)5661001E:[email protected]