10am – The Beginners Guide To Local SEO

If you are a local business that wants to get noticed in search engines and generate more customers, you have to understand Local SEO. In this short presentation you’ll learn the basic principles you need to implement on your website to get your website on Page 1 of Google.

Speaker – Josh Hamit

Josh Hamit is the founder of Improve My Search Ranking, a specialist SEO agency based in London. Josh has helped hundreds of businesses, both large and small, achieve huge increases in revenue and profit through his expertise in Search Engine Optimisation.



11am  – Today’s Technology Landscape

Learn why small businesses have a tremendous opportunity to transform and grow and ultimately beat out their competitors, how they can do it, and  have a  little glimpse into some of the future technology that’ll be coming down the line to change the way we work tomorrow.

Speaker – James Marshall – Technology Strategist

James Marshall a Technology Strategist at Microsoft in the UK, an unashamed geek, and frequent speaker at industry events. James has been on the front line managing IT in the public sector, but since 2010 has been partnering with businesses large and small on digital transformation, particularly with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. A firm believer that IT should not get in the way of productivity but that it should instead enhance it, James’ goal is to enable people to realise Microsoft’s mission: to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

Twitter: @jamesbmarshall

Email:  james.marshall@microsoft.com

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamesbmarshall


Midday –  Speed Networking With Viva Networking

Host – Debbie Gilbert

Debbie Gilbert is a multi award winning Entrepreneur who has been organising networking events for over 10 years. Her passion is supporting businesses to grow and develop.



3pm – Learn how entering awards can have a positive impact on your business.

Entering awards is a cost effective way to market your business to a captivated business audience.  In today’s seminar you can learn how following the set criteria and judging process can help you bench mark your business against other local businesses and competitors whilst gaining endorsement and kudos from business professional who make up the judging panel.

Speaker – Sarah Scott-Foster

Sarah has been at the helm of the Hertfordshire Business Awards for the last 10 years, in her seminar you will hear all about the benefits of entering awards and the positive impact it can have on your business.