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Business Investment Accelerator Programme: Goal Setting & Developing Strategic Plans

BIA Programme-Goal Setting

This workshop is part of Co-Innovate Business Investment Accelerator Programme -  a programme which will get you ready to pitch to our potential funders and investors. The programme is delivered by Co-Innovate Brunel in partnership with Business Board Room and Natwest Business.

About this event

Goal setting – Developing strategic plans and visioning – Inspiring you to action

As we are starting 2023 let’s start setting your goals for the new year. We will look at goal setting for your ideal future which will help to motivate yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. Without a clear destination how do you know where you are going? Having a clear vision of the future provides a sense of purpose.

We will look at back casting helping you map out possible future scenarios and the key milestone and actions to get there and we will introduce you to a technique called Visioning, helping you paint a clear picture of the ideal future to give the clarity and focus to get there.

• What is visioning

• Why is it important

• Setting Measurable Goals

• Success Measurement

Guest Speakers

Stewart Smith – Local Enterprise Manager NatWest

Stewart is the local enterprise manager for North and North West London. He works with others organisations such as Brunel University London to make sure local businesses thrive. In practical terms this involves helping them to grow through learning, networking and securing funding. 

Stewart’s main aim is to support and deliver local events and to assist business development through his customer contacts and professional referrals.

Sukhi Wahiwala - Strategic Business Mentor

Sukhi Wahiwala is a successful serial Entrepreneur building and establishing a “Small Business Empire” and harnessing 7 generations of business success has become an established multimillionaire. Sukhis own unique methodology called "The SynaGus Method" creates clear, simple to follow strategies, to grow businesses and emotional intelligence, to reshape the bottom line profit & stability of thousands of Companies and individual lives around the world. Sukhi also Invests and Assists, through Mentoring, Multiple Companies across the Globe. 

The Business BoardRoom is an invitation only Business Mastermind, Networking and Mentoring Programme, exclusively run by Sukhi Wahiwala.


Robert Holdway - Co-Innovate Innovation Director 

Rob is an Innovation Director on the Co-Innovate programme at Brunel University London. Since 2009 he has been a Professor Associate in the Department of Design.

Rob has over 25 years professional experience as an innovation and sustainability professional working on eco-design, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), technical and market analysis and resource efficiency. Rob’s experience spans pharmaceuticals, electricals and electronics, food & drink, textiles and the built environment/construction sectors. He has previously worked for Unilever Research, Philips Corporate Design and Red Bull Advanced Technology (technology arm of Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team). Rob is also a retained technical consultant for SKY and Character Group Plc.

Why Co-Innovate and NatWest?

Co-Innovate at Brunel University London and its network of partners have already worked with over 900 London businesses since the programme started in 2012. Brunel University London has a global reputation of excellence in research, student employability and commercial impact.

Your business could be the perfect candidate for help and support through the Co-Innovate programme. We work with partner organisations like NatWest to gather and share expertise with owner-managers like you.

Why not get to know us better? Register for this event and see what we might do for you. When you have registered we will be in touch and will provide you with the joining instructions.

Any questions? Please contact co-innovate@brunel.ac.uk