New Product Development Workshop – I – 2015

I read an article this morning written by Bob Caspe who is the CEO of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Global Education Programme.  He said that finding the right “customer” was the key to successful business and suggested that companies should find rich customers who have a problem that you can solve and close the sale before you make the product.  

Great advice but then, how do you ensure that you produce that product as efficiently as possible?

Come and join us at our next New Product Development Workshop

WHEN : Thursday 22nd April 2015 16.00 to 20.00

WHERE : Beacon International, Anson Court, Staffs Tech Park, ST18 0GB

WHAT IS IT : Structured proven seven step process to reduce risk and keep your new product development on track. Includes practical techniques and useful templates!

Do you need help to develop your next product or process?
Busy people can benefit from following a structured process to ensure development is on track.

This intensive half day workshop is delivered by Business Development Services who have an excellent record in successfully developing new products in the UK and overseas and will take you through their proven 7 step process for new product development:

  • Practical Documented Techniques Proven Approach
  • Keep you on Track
  • Useful Templates to follow
  • Help Reduce Risk
  • Applicable to your own company

This workshop is currently FREE OF CHARGE to Staffordshire based individuals and small and medium sized companies – workshop materials and refreshments will be provided

Tel: 01782 333798 or e-mail

Start Up Office Space – April’s Knockout Offer

Free month’s trial at BIC new start up Incubation Units in Stafford and Newcastle under Lyme

Only £45 plus VAT a week following first month’s free trial!

Includes office furniture, IMAC Computer with free broadband and one to one advice from BIC experienced and qualified business advisors.


Computer workstation

Sentinel Business Awards Innovation Winner – Jigsaw School Apps

We would like to congratulate everybody who was shortlisted for the Sentinel Business Awards on Tuesday 24 March 2015 and in particular to Jigsaw School Apps who won the Innovation Award sponsored by the BIC:

SBA Winners 2015 - Jigsaw copy

BIC Chairman Andrew Briggs seen here presenting the Award to Darren and Nathan from Jigsaw School Apps

Photograph courtesy of the Sentinel Newspapers

Startups 100 – 2015 Awards Now Open for Entry

If you have an exciting innovative start-up business you may wish to enter the 2015 Startups 100 Award this year.

You need to have launched your business after 1 January 2012, be UK based and privately owned and be innovative, exciting or able to demonstrate considerable success or potential for fast growth!

It’s always good to enter competitions as it gives invaluable press coverage and will give your staff a morale boost!

Good luck!