Todd McQuilkin, Air-IT and Stuart Ross, High Growth Academy
Billed as ‘The most powerful business event in the East Midlands this year,’ the High Growth Summit brought together over 120 of the region’s fastest-growing businesses – plus those wanting to achieve high growth – with some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and business practitioners.
As well as Air-IT being headline sponsor, we also exhibited at the event alongside our sister communications division, MBC. Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin, comments:
‘We jumped at the chance to sponsor the High Growth Summit when the opportunity arose. Air-IT is a high growth company and members of the Growth Accelerator Scheme, so we were very keen to be involved. And of course, we’re always looking to support other local businesses by helping them embrace the ICT strategies and technologies they need to achieve success and fulfil their own growth aspirations.’
Busy Air-IT exhibition stand during break out session
The High Growth Summit was organised by well-known business and executive coach and founder of the High Growth Academy, Stuart Ross. Stuart was joined by an impressive panel of speakers, including internet marketing expert Susan Hallam, reputation authority Rob Brown, leadership guru Peter Cook, creative agency founder Andrew Horner-Glister, recruitment and HR specialist James Taylor, and business growth expert Tim Sutton from Growth Accelerator.
There were some fantastic learning opportunities on offer throughout the day, with speaker topics including a proven four stage process on achieving high growth in any business, cutting-edge strategies to promote your firm on the internet and social media, and tips on employing the right people and developing the mind-set of a high growth leader.
‘A number of our staff attended the High Growth Summit and everyone agrees that it was a superb event – very well-attended, excellently organised and with some great opportunities to exchange ideas, business tips and advice with other companies. Air-IT and MBC both gained some good exposure at the event and made some fantastic contacts with other up and coming businesses in the East Midlands.’
All proceeds raised from the event’s ticket sales have been donated to the local charity, Help a Nottinghamshire Child, a campaign that raises funds to provide crime prevention activities for local children. We’re delighted to confirm that, due to the huge success of this year’s event, the High Growth Summit will be returning next year as an annual event.