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2013 - January to March

Wednesday 16 January

"A Ladder, a Guitar and a Bend in the Road.” - Developing Self-confidence and Optimism in a challenging world.

Guest speaker: Mike Jones, Potential Matters


Wednesday 23 January

"Building a Job Search and Addressing Unemployment" - Using the internet, record keeping, cv, using agencies effectively, direct approach, identifying your network, local media and businesses, benefits.

Speakers: Melvin Hurley, MKEA and Tom Bartlett, National Careers Service


Wednesday 30 January

“How to Present Yourself Effectively”  - creating your elevator pitch and targeted CV

Speakers: Simon Wood, Sales Manager F10 Group


Friday 1 February - MKEA Special Event Presentation

MK M1 Franchising Show – MKEA will be hosting two presentations during the show:

12:30 pm: White Collar Franchising” - Making the jump from boardroom to the         front of your own company. A presentation hosted by Julian Smith – former sales & buying director of a multinational manufacturer and now owner of a successful franchise who introduces some of today’s exhibitors who offer professional services and/or management franchises suitable for those with a senior management background. (Sponsored by

2.30 pm:   “From Unemployed to Self-Employed” franchising with zero or low investment requirements with speakers from: Utility Warehouse, Franchising Matters and Well Shine.

The MK M1 Franchising Show takes place at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Entry is free. 

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Wednesday 6 February

“Turning An Interest, Hobby or Service into a Career” – practical market research and analysis

Speakers: Lisa Warner, Owner of Fink cards and Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the O2 X Awards 2009.


Wednesday 13 February

“Interim Employment” – A Career or Stop Gap.

Speakers: Clive Bennett Client Services Director at Brooklands Executive Recruitment.


Wednesday 27 February - Room CH1

“Networking” – How to network successfully including practical examples and opportunities in Milton Keynes.

Speakers: Stephen Roberts, Director C&R Technologies and Mark Orr, Owner Printing & Mailing.


Wednesday 6 March - Seminar Room D

“Interview Techniques” – How to Approach and Perform Effectively at Interview.

Speaker: Andre Brady, Managing Member Brady Harvey Legal Consultants & Recruitment Specialists.


Wednesday 13 March - Room CH1

“Linkedin” – How to Create a 100% Profile and Using Linkedin For Job Seeking and Research.

Speakers: Melvin Hurley, Chartered Marketer and Digital Marketing Specialist.


Wednesday 20 March - Room CH1

“Setting Up Your Own Business” – Practical Personal Advice, Business Planning, Structures and Personal Experience.

Speakers: Alan Matthews, Director Fortress Distribution and Richard White, Director Maybe Magazine.


Wednesday 27 March - Room CH1

“Tax and Finance” – Funding, Legal Obligations and Allowances.

Speakers: Jonathan Vowles, Tax saving specialist at Jonathan Vowles Chartered Accountants.