Formation Zone workshops
  • Room 202, Marine Building, University of Plymouth

  • Room 202, Marine Building, University of Plymouth

  • PATLIB / Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants 1:1 appointments | Formation Zone, 2nd Floor, Marine Building, University of Plymouth

  • Sorella Consultancy | Room 202, Marine Building, University of Plymouth

  • Room 202, Marine Building, University of Plymouth

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The Formation Zone is holding free workshops for students and businesses on the University campus.

Please book a place by emailing and indicate which workshop you are interested in.

Brand workshop - Sorella Consultancy | Thursday 23 January

Our brand workshop training session is ideal for new businesses to set up a clear marketing strategy and to launch their business and market to their target customers. The workshop will assess the overall business vision, goals, aims and key brand values. We will assess your key customer profiles and how to target them. We will also create a 12-month marketing calendar with you to get you ready to kick start your business.

Run a monster business, not a business monster - Brent Treloar | Thursday 30 January

You will see your business in a completely different way after this workshop. Our simple, high impact, time effective and flexible business improvement tools are based on the FORUM 21 MODEL for business owners and managers. These are designed to help participants develop a better understanding of their business and actions that focus on driving success! 

PATLIB 1:1 appointments | Wednesday 12 February

Bookable half hour appointments at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 or 14:30.

Meet with Plymouth Patent Library for a 1:1 to explore online databases to search for patents, trademarks, design right etc. If you're thinking of a brand for your business idea, PATLIB can show you how to search to see if you can register it and explain the process.

  • Please note this event is for University of Plymouth students and graduates only.

Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants - general business start-up advice and guidance 1:1 appointments | Wednesday 12 February

Bookable one hour appointments at 11:00, 12:00, 13:30 or 14:30.

Meet with a representative of Thomas Westcott to get advice and guidance on business start-up, development, finance and funding

  • Please note this event is for University of Plymouth students and graduates only.

Social media workshop - Sorella Consultancy | Wednesday 12 February

Our social media workshop is a great way to give new businesses a kick start in the world of social media. In the session we will uncover the basics of social media, looking at each platform and the power they have. We discuss the importance of key messaging, optimising imagery and split testing. We will look at creating a 12-month plan for social media to optimise time. We also look into the advertisement platform on Facebook and Instagram and discuss tracking and performance.

Sales skills workshop - Tom Wyness | Friday 21 February

When starting a new business, sales skills are both important and intimidating. Whether you are selling to other businesses, consumers or potential business partners, the ability to effectively communicate your ideas and get someone to sign on the line is a critical skill. This workshop will help you articulate your unique selling point, open conversations and find the right questions to build relationships, and present your offering in a way that appeals and is likely to increase your chance of making the all important close. Confidence is essential and this workshop will help you build this within your own comfort levels – but make sure you bring your passion for your business as this is the most important factor in sales!

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