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Business LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

New for 2021! We’re bringing Business LIVE! to the UK taking place at our activity centre in Liddington. 

Business LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert industry speakers, workshops & talks, team-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities.  See our great value 3-day itinerary below. 

This three-day weekend event is designed to bring business studies to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions whilst also improving their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.

Business LIVE! UK brings together the best possible learning experience for your students in a fun, memorable and safe environment. We are pleased to advise that our centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. 

2021 event dates: 
Friday 26th - 28th February 
Friday 9th - 11th April 
Friday 29th - 31st October 

Prices start from£269pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation 
  • Entrance to the Business LIVE! student event 
  • Workshop & talk 
  • Team-based challenges 
  • Outdoor adventure activities 
  • Group travel insurance 
  • On-site support from the Events Team throughout your stay 
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 


Event overview

  • Conference led by industry experts

Leading industry experts from high profile companies will deliver presentations providing relevant real-life experiences and case studies for exams to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the curriculum at KS4 and KS5.

Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session. 

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience. 

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 

    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  

    • Assist with check-out & departure


Your LIVE! UK centre

Liddington Activity Centre - only open to our groups.


Previous speakers (speakers for 2021 coming soon!)

Tessa Clarke, OLIO

Tessa Clarke is the Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, the world's only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, with over 1 million users worldwide.

After studying Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge University, Tessa became a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.  She then joined Emap Plc, working for a variety of brands including FHM magazine, Magic radio, Nursing Times and Retail Week.

Next Tessa joined Dyson as their first C-level director responsible for taking Dyson digital. She worked closely alongside James Dyson and the rest of the senior management team for 4 years.  She then joined PayLater as MD, before taking over Wonga UK to kick-start its turnaround.

It was when moving country on her 2nd maternity leave that Tessa had the 'lightbulb' moment for OLIO.  The moving men had told her to throw away all her food, and unwilling to do this, she had set out onto the streets to find someone to share it with, and failed. Thus the idea for OLIO was born - a food sharing app that connects users with food they don't want or need, with neighbours living nearby who would like it.

In just over 3 years, 1 million people have joined OLIO and 1.5 million portions of food have been shared.  This is largely thanks to the 30,000+ volunteers who have become OLIO Ambassadors in their local communities. and the 4,000 Food Waste Heroes who are collecting and redistributing unsold food from local businesses via the app.

In 2018 OLIO's pioneering work was recognised by the United Nations as an example of a truly scalable solution to the problem of climate change, and given a coveted "Momentum for Change" award.  OLIO has also won numerous other awards including Chivas The Venture in the UK, The Europas, Sustainable Cities, Feel Good Brands and the Digital Agenda Impact Awards.  OLIO is a member of the Mayor of London's international Business Programme, is part of the select Upscale programme and in 2018 was accepted as an Unreasonable company.

Tessa is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker, who talks on a range of topics, including The Entrepreneurial Journey, innovation, 'tech for good', diversity, the future of business and work, and sustainability.

Fraser Doherty, SuperJam & Beer 52

“My story shows that what can start as a passion, with love and hard work, can grow into something amazing. Something that changes your life.”

Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother’s kitchen in Scotland, he came up with a way of making jam 100% from fruit. At sixteen, he presented his brand, SuperJam, to Waitrose and went on to become the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket.

SuperJam has since grown into a company that has sold many millions of jars through thousands of supermarkets around the world. As well as being a commercial success, the business has invested in successful charitable projects - running hundreds of free tea parties for the elderly and setting up hundreds of community beekeeping projects.

Fraser has been commended by the Prime Minister at Downing Street, by HRH Prince Charles and was recently awarded a medal (MBE) “for services to business” by The Queen. He has shared his incredible story at more than 500+ conferences in 27 countries around the world, as well as in his best-selling books SuperBusiness - published in UK, US, Australia, Korea and Japan, 48 Hour Startup – published in the UK, US, Netherlands and Korea and The SuperJam Cookbook.

He is also the co-founder of Beer52; the world’s largest craft beer club and one of Scotland’s fastest-growing startup companies with more than 200,000 customers, shipping 50,000+ cases of beer a month and producing the world’s No. 1 craft beer magazine, Ferment.

Jos Opsteen, The Walt Disney Company

We are delighted to welcome Jos Opsteen who is a Business Strategy Manager to our speaker panel at Business LIVE! Jos was previously based in the the Netherlands and joined the UK Disney team in September so he brings experience of different markets to his Business presentation. The strategy team are instrumental in putting together an operations plan that will ensure the targets set by Disney HQ are implemented and met in line with the company’s overall strategy. Jos will share some of the business decisions that are made behind the scenes that make the parks a commercial success whilst retaining the magical experience that guests have come to expect.

Remel London, Facilitator of the event

Remel London is an award winning TV & Radio presenter and online video blogger.

As a blogger, Remel and has gained over 13,000 followers on twitter, as well as over 3 million views combined across several YouTube channels. A confident and experienced corporate host, Remel has hosted numerous events including, The MOBO awards nominations launch, the Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and the 2018 Rocking Ur Teens Girls Conference.

Remel London is very passionate about her local community and is the founder of the Showcase and Networking event The RateMePlz Live Show created to support emerging talent across the country.

In 2015 Remel London was chosen to be an official ambassador of the Rocking Ur Teens National Youth Organisation and aspires to influence young women in the UK.


Your itinerary

UK LIVE! - Friday

Afternoon:

  • Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Team-based activity

UK LIVE! - Saturday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Attend our LIVE! student conference  
  • Return to centre & enjoy lunch

Afternoon:

  • High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged
  • Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Time for students to relax & reflect on the day

 

UK LIVE! - Sunday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day
  • Team-based challenge followed by lunch

Afternoon:

  • Check out & return to school


Study themes & levels

The event is designed to complement studies across the AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and SQA qualifications. It is designed to meet course aims by encouraging and developing enthusiasm for studying business and provide quality case studies for exams.

Topics from across the Business Studies curriculum brought to life at our event include:

  • Corporate & Social Responsibility, Balancing Profit with Purpose
  • Human Resources, Employee Engagement & Motivation
  • Business Strategy, Decision Making & Direction
  • External Influence, Technology, Sustainability & Environment
  • Digital Marketing, & E-commerce
  • Marketing, Performance & Strategy
  • Globalisation, Growth & Emerging Markets 
  • Business Operations, Customer Service

Throughout the event your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Business curriculum at KS4 and KS5, supporting and complementing classroom learning.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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