YCF Annual Conference 2019 – First Speakers Confirmed

We are excited to announce the first confirmed speakers for YCF’s annual conference – Teams and Team Building, Friday 13th September 2019, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Chris Wardle, Foresight Group LLP
Why teams matter to investors

Why investors focus on the management team, and how investors make their decisions; the ideal makeup of a team at different stages of a company’s development; case studies (can be anonymous) of good examples and bad examples of teams, and how they evolved towards success or failure.

Bruce Douglas, Confidas People
Team dynamics

Some characteristics of different types of team member (founder(s), roles covering finance, sales & marketing, operations); how and why different types of individuals work well together; introducing new members to the team; dealing with conflicts or non-performance; case studies (can be anonymous) of good and bad examples.

Gareth Magee, Scott-Moncrieff
Incentivising the team

How the team can be motivated, eg share options and other incentives; at what stage of a company’s development to consider these; examples of how these incentives have worked in practice.

Kirsty Bathgate, Gearing for Growth
The do’s and don’ts of building a team

How a company’s growth depends upon creating and maintaining successful teams. Kirsty will give a short introduction to this subject then chair a panel discussion, with invited entrepreneurs on stage, and earlier speakers if possible, contributing from the floor.

To book your place at the conference, go to: https://ycf2019.eventbrite.co.uk