SPA 101st Conference - 27th January 2020

The Belfry Hotel & Resort
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Event Overview

The SPA's 101st Conference is to be held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham on 27th January.

The Agenda is taking shape and the final Agenda and timings will be published shortly.

As always the Conference will be packed with 100% relevant presentations/content... and there will be plenty of time to network and socialise both at the 'sponsored' bar and during/after dinner.


Are you thinking about selling your business in the future ? Have you seriously looked at your options for 'exit' ? Is there an obvious 'succession plan' that you would like to start working on ? How do you avoid the common pitfalls ? All valid questions that we will be exploring in this session entitled 'Thinking of Selling Your Business' ... Jason Milkins, MD of Roxburgh Milkins (the SPA's retained contract lawyers) will be hosting this session and will be available to answer questions or converse with members discretely or with total anonymity after the event.


Have you contemplated 'Growing Your Business by Acquisition' ? How do you go about it ? What is an 'acquisition target' worth ? Do you buy the whole business or just the order book ? Valid questions that will be answered by experts in this field from Roxburgh Milkins. Several SPA members have successfully grown through acquisition and we will be asking them to share their experiences 'good and bad'.



How do you recruit good young talent into your business ? How do young people use the internet and social media to search out potential employees and the ideal job ? This session entitled 'Millennials' search for Employment' will aim to guide member companies through the minefield of online platforms and advise them on which platforms to use and how best to attract the strong candidates. 

Following on from the morning's Health & Safety Forum - Andy Ely from TUV (our retained Health & Safety specialists) will (with the help of delegates from the forum) give Conference an understanding of the topics covered in the morning session, some of the reoccurring issues/risks that were discussed and the potential solutions/remedies advocated. He will also be making an offer to all SPA members that should ensure we all run safer plants in the future.

Neil Osment from NOA Prism will be presenting his UK Corrugated Industry Review. How is the Corrugated Industry fairing in this period of political and economic uncertainty ? What Corrugated products are seeing increased demand and what are the predictions for the year ahead.

Please book your places in plenty of time to avoid disappointment  - as places will be limited and on a 'first come - first served' basis.

Book your places today by clicking on 'Click here to register' link below or confirm your attendance or phone the SPA Office on 01509 890009 or email




Hotel & Travel

Belfry Hotel and Resort, Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham  B76 9PR

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