Work and well-being for the over 50s programme

Work and well-being for the over 50s programme

Staffordshire Business School is pleased to announce a free interactive conference for the Silver Workers project.

Work and well-being for the over 50s programme

9:30-10:00 – Registration/Networking – coffee and tea

10:00-10:15 – OpeningProf Jon Fairburn, Staffordshire University

Outline of the Silver Workers projectHazel Squire, Staffordshire University

10:15-10:45 – Keynote speaker – Debbie Assinder, West Midlands Enterprise Champion

‘Introduction to Self-Employment’

10:45-11:00 – Silver Workers Project ParticipantsAustin Knott of ‘Walk the Moorlands’ and Lesley Foulkes

11:00-11:15 – Tea and coffee

11:15-12:15 – Choice of Workshops

  1. Demonstration of the Silver workers training materials and online tool Hazel Squire, Staffordshire University
  2. One Day to Day OneDebbie Assinder, West Midlands Enterprise Champion
  3. How nurturing your health and wellbeing can inspire you to do more of what you enjoyTrish Roberts, Aspire Group

12:15-1:15 – Lunch/Networking

1:15-1:35 – ‘The experience of setting up a business as a silver worker – it’s never too late’ – Ian Gautby, Retractapod Ltd

1:45-2:45 – Choice of Workshops

  1. Setting up a social enterprise our experienceRebecca Loo and Fiona Uschman,Catch the Dream
  2. Finance and tax advice for the self-employed and SMEsTony Bickley, Staffordshire University
  3. Demonstration of the Silver workers training materials and online toolHazel Squire, Staffordshire University

2:45-3:00 Support funding in Staffordshire and further help available – Sandra Butterworth, Director of Innovation at the Business Innovation Centre in Staffordshire

3:00-3:15 – Closure – Prof Jon Fairburn and Hazel Squire, Staffordshire University

You can find speaker bios on this link

About the Silver Workers project

At Staffordshire University we have a project to support over 50s who want some enterprise and skills training or are looking to start their own business. This will help develop both the confidence, mind-set and skills in this area. It is worth remembering that people in their 40s and 50s are the most likely to start up a business. Find out more about the project at https://blogs.staffs.ac.uk/business/category/business/silver-workers/.

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