Written by Ben Cossor • Published 15th May 2018

This week we’re looking forward to attending The Business Show 2018, where over 25,000 entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators will come together to share expert advice on how to improve, evolve and expand.

We’re spoilt for choice by a world-class line-up of speakers set to take to various stages scattered around the ExCeL. But if we had to choose, here’s a quick list of the business leaders and tech innovators we’re most looking forward to hearing from.

 Sara Fawad, Banana Apps

Sara will introduce a young app development company that prides itself on its talented team of coders, creators and designers, along with its transparent approach.

One of their most celebrated case studies is the work they’ve done for UK Parking Control Ltd (UKPC), and they’ve overseen many a company’s journey into the App Store and Google Play since their inception in 2017.

Based in East London, they also offer website development and a bunch of other digital marketing services for SMEs.

 Paul Goldney, MD of Wizard Cyber Security (and the Wizard Group)

Paul runs a company you should get to know if you run a business of any kind. These guys will do all the hard work when it comes to your cyber security, at a time when compliance has never been more important.

Wizard provides cyber security consultancy and protection to the SME market, within which it has created a niche for itself among Private Equity, Finance, Law and Healthcare clients.

So convinced is the company in its product, it’s giving visitors a free Vulnerability Test on any website (or 5 externally facing IP addresses). Stand 744.

 Jordan Daykin, founder & CEO of GripIt Fixings, and CEO of VPS Group Ltd.

Jordan’s talk is a must-watch at this year’s Show. Just 22 years-old, he still holds the record for being the youngest entrepreneur to receive investment in the history of Dragons’ Den (£80k from Deborah Meaden in 2014).

Entrepreneur, CEO, mentor, leader, and recently father, it’s safe to say Jordan is an achiever beyond his years. Regularly sharing advice with others through school visits and business conferences, Jordan is eager to share his story in the hope that entrepreneurs of all ages can take inspiration from his achievement of growing GripIt Fixings from nothing to a £20m business in five years.

 Konstantin Boyko, CEO of JustCoded

Konstantin is the CEO of JustCoded, a web development company that builds products for FinTech, Real Estate, Luxury, Travel and Art companies. Founded in 2007, they’re quite unique in that they also build bespoke development teams for businesses of all sizes, by selecting and training talented developers and coders – at a time when the digital skills gap is a cause for concern.

Their long-term mission is to transform the outdated financial industry and unlock growth opportunities through helping clients embrace digital technology. Since 2012, Konstantin has been the driving force behind the company’s market-leading native and hybrid mobile applications for Android and iOS.

 Richard Marsh, CEO of CIS Ltd

Richard took over the running of Computer Information Systems in 2007. In short, they are Virtualisation and Disaster Recovery specialists and one of the largest VMware Cloud operations in the UK.

Founded in 1989, the firm prides itself on its consistent growth – developing from one man with a single phone line, to now providing enterprise IT solutions to clients with local, national and global footprints.

Notably, the firm has a comprehensive GDPR offering which you should get to know if your business is in a race against time to be compliant by 25th May.

 Ifty Nasir, Co-Founder & CEO of Vestd

Ifty is a firm believer that automating the process of giving your employees shares in your company is a great way to engage them.

He believes that equity has not previously been widely adopted as an incentive for employees, due to the complex process and the requirement to involve expensive lawyers or accountants.

Celebrating its fourth birthday in July, the London-based start-up automatically looks after all the paperwork required to issue and manage shares among employees.

But, employers, before you start worrying that your company is about to be divvied up among your staff, the process is conditional and agreed in advance, with the shares that employees earn reliant on whether they have hit their agreed deliverables.

 If you like the sound of our choices and want to talk about taking your PR outreach to the next level, contact us today.

Ben

Technology & Innovation