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Building a Great Team – Lessons Learned Along the (Bear) Trail

By March 28, 2024Chamber News

April 17th 2024. 09:30am – 11:00am

Join Prosper and Exeter Chamber for an exciting free event with special guest speaker Ben Jordan, founder and Managing Director of the Bear Trail.

Ben will share his inspirational story of taking his passion for the outdoors and skills developed through his military career as a Captain in the Rifles into building a thriving tourism business employing 26 staff.

Ben’s vision, leadership, and ability to develop a strong, dedicated team have resulted in numerous business awards including Gold in the Exeter Leisure and Tourism Awards 2021/2022 and Silver in the Devon Tourism Awards for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2022.

If that wasn’t enough, we’re also delighted to have Trevor Vanstone, owner and Director of Perspective HR to talk about attracting, recruiting, and retaining your most valuable business asset – your people. Trevor will discuss how you can sell the benefits of your company to the best candidates; create a robust recruitment system and the key things you need in place for your employees to flourish.

To help you develop your own business and put any new ideas in practice following this event, we’ll give a brief overview of Prosper, a fully-funded business support and advice service available throughout Mid Devon, Exeter and East Devon until March 2025.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event for a jam-packed morning of networking, yummy pastries, and fascinating speakers at the award-winning Bear Trail!

  • 9.30am             Arrival for coffee and a pastry
  • 10.00am           Welcome from Exeter Chamber and Prosper hosts
  • 10.15am           Ben Jordan, MD of the Bear Trail and Bear Town, talk + Q&A
  • 10.35am           Information from Prosper Advisor, Trevor Vanstone
  • 11am                Close

Book your free place now. Open to businesses in Mid Devon, East Devon, and Exeter.

Get your tickets here.