What’s On

March 2018

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker 10:15 2nd Floor


One cold night in 2004 a frightening incident on a motorway bridge changed everything and sent Ian's life in a totally different direction.

It's a story that will change you and get you asking questions like:-
How happy are you? As in really? And how can we get your happy up?
It's a question that is a cornerstone to everything Ian teaches. A happy workforce means a productive one.

In the UK there are 1000s of business coaches, 100s of great ones... but Ian Dickson is the business coach that top flight business owners turn to for all things sales, marketing and business related. 

He applies 10 years of Policing with the met, along with 30 years of business and life experience to everything he now does. Culminating in him winning numerous coaching awards, including european coach of the year...

So what? He sees solutions where others see problems.

As someone who has directly saved dozens of lives, even the greatest sales, marketing, business challenges can't faze him.

·         International Speaker: Las Vegas, South Africa, Cardiff...

Keynote Speaker 10:50 2nd Floor


"There are no such things as bad prospects, only crappy sales people!"
Benjamin is an engaging sales speaker and trainer who will explain that your progamming, beliefs, behaviors and habits, things you do unconsciously, are what prevent you or your staff from excelling at sales.
The good news is, it can be fixed, the bad new is, it's really quite hard to do! Dennehy brings an antipodean brutality, infectious energy and charm to the sales experience that many have never encountered before. His ‘no holds barred' presentation is why he is so hated.
Hated by management because when he explains why all their sales problems happen, why they keep occurring and why they will continue, it's so damned obvious they don't know why they never saw it before.
Hated by sales people because there is nowhere to hide. No excuses, no blame, no avoidance accepted. He makes everyone take a long hard look into the ugly mirror. Some don't like or refuse to acknowledge what they see.
He will educate, inspire, motivate and help your management and sales people understand why they struggle with many of their daily sales frustrations. Love him or hate him, you will agree he's right. That hurts too!

• He is a qualified Barrister in New Zealand
• Voted most likely to be disbarred by legal colleagues
• He teaches that selling is the outcome of doing a process well, not the end game
• Met David Hasselhoff as a boy, is still recovering from the experience



Keynote Speaker 13:30 2nd Floor

Brad Burton - NOW WHAT?  

Every single decision you've ever made in your life has brought you to this moment... the moment where you are reading this. Is it a sign?

Brad left school with no qualifications, spent years on the dole before starting his own business in 2006 with £25,000 of debt. He delivered pizzas at weekends to keep his business afloat. 10 years on, that business; 4Networking....now runs over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year. He is also the highest rated & reviewed Amazon business author as if that's not enough he's also Business Ambassador for Visit Somerset. He knows his stuff.

If you want to be entertained and educated in equal measure, then come to this humorous, thought provoking, high energy, motivational talk, where you'll find out, that winning at life, is a whole lot more important than coming first in business.

Can someone really motivate you to positively change your life, business and direction in just 25 minutes? If you are waiting for a sign to make changes in your life.... this is probably it!

Get there early, he's the opening keynote speaker. Once every seat is full, there is no stopping him.






Keynote Speaker 14:10 2nd Floor

Fidel Beauhill - HOW TO DIE HAPPY 

After more than ten years' experience, there isn't much he doesn't know about Estate Planning. With knowledge, experience & passion developed throughout his seven years running a national Will Writing company with over 60 consultants, this led to the creation of Fidel's own business - Legally Secure. Boxing has influenced the way Fidel manages his business, life & wellness & is key to his success.

In this keynote, Fidel talks about the amazing advice he has picked up from a decade of speaking with the elderly and terminally ill. This is an emotional roller coaster with some real value





Martyn Sloman 14:15 Ground Floor

Say "YES!" to Dealing With "NO!" - Ways to reduce your fear of rejection!

Join Martyn Sloman AKA "The Non-Pushy Sales Trainer" in this motivational sales seminar to find out how to:

Deal with your biggest critic
Never be bothered by trolls again!
Find simple non -pushy methods to create opportunity from rejection

Martyn's methods focus on positive, sometimes normal yet buyer friendly techniques that people feel confident and comfortable using. The days of manipulative techniques loaded with leading questions are for the sales dinosaurs!

• His training has resulted in businesses enjoying record breaking six figure orders!
• He's the Author of over 80 sales blogs!
Creator of one hundred and eleven "1 Thing at 1" sales tips videos! No one else in the UK has this much-varied sales video content!

His 'non-pushy' yet agile and focused approach is perfect for today's buyer - the majority who are sick of feeling sold to.

He is hired and consistently re-hired by SMEs as well as brands such as Danone & Brandon Tool Hire due to his crazily high level of engagement and after sales service which is unattainable by the vast majority of Sales Trainers.



Stress in the Workplace  Throughout the day - First Floor 

For advice and support on how to effectively manage stress in the workplace visit stands 117 & 118 where Oli from Atlas Safety Management, Debbie from Concilium HR and Tony from Temple Wealth Management will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explore practical solutions to help you in your business. Drop by anytime during the show for an informal chat.


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Show Programme

Networking Breakfast


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08.00 - 10.00

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The cost for the meeting is £15.00 (cash on the day)

You do not need to be a 4Networking member to attend the meeting. Any questions please contact us.

The Somerset Business Show 2018


What's On





Ground Floor


Welcome to the show

Second Floor



First Floor

All Day

Stress in the workplace - drop in sessions

Stand 117/118

All Day


Opening Keynote Speaker Ian Dickson

Second Floor



Ground Floor



Benjamin Dennehy

Second Floor


VIP Lunch

Ground Floor



Brad Burton

Second Floor



Fidell Beauhill

Second Floor



Martyn Sloman

Ground Floor


Show Prize Draw

To be announced on the day


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