The Enterprise Sofa Conversations brought together a very diverse and experienced mix of practitioners and experts. The conversations focused on helping local businesses to identify the key issues of the day in finance, marketing, cyber security and the creative industries.

Enterprise Sofa Conversation – finance

“The many ways to finance a new or growing business and what to watch out for.”

Host: Professor Jens Holscher, Chair/HoD In Accounting, Finance & Economics

Panel: Hixsons, Outset, Bournemouth Community Finance, NatWest

Enterprise Sofa Conversation – marketing

“How to get your business noticed in a noisy world.”

Host: Ann Fernandez, Head of BU Marketing and Communications

Panel: C4L, Liz Lean PR, Greedy Media, Editor of the Bournemouth Echo

Skip to see the key extracts from the marketing Sofa Conversation.

Enterprise Sofa Conversation – creative

“Real artists sell.”

Host: Professor Sean Aita, Director for External Affairs, AUB

Panel: Silicon South, Flamenca, Nourish Care, 3 Sided Cube

Enterprise Sofa Conversation – cyber security

“Don’t get breached! Cyber security and the risks.”

Host: Dr Chris Richardson, Head of BU Cyber Security Centre

Panel: C4L, Dorset Police Deputy Head of Intelligence, BUCSU