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Business LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

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 speakersworkshops & talksteam-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. 

2022 event dates: 
Friday 4th - 6th February
Friday 28th - 30th 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.


Event details and previous speakers

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis is a renowned keynote speaker and expert trainer in the digital marketing space. With over 20 years of experience to draw upon, Andrew has trained organisations like The Royal Mail, O2, Ogilvy, KPMG and Imperial College students to embrace a new era of creativity and innovation that’s underpinned by digital communication. Launching and growing early social titans like MySpace, as well as traditional media like BBC Radio 1Xtra have shaped Andrew’s unique perspective.

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

Louis Barnett

Louis Barnett began a business on his parents' kitchen table back in 2004. Eight short years later he was exporting to 17 countries around the world. Louis is on a mission to teach others what he calls 'the chocolate box methodology', a way of growing and scaling fast whilst creating long term sustainability.

Louis left education at the age of 11 after being diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and many other neurological diversities. He believes that everyone has unlocked potential and can use specific formulas and methodologies to help them get to where they want to be.

Since 2008 Louis has been working as a consultant and business developer to help companies grow locally and internationally. He has worked with some of the world’s largest organisations, corporates and governments. Now, Louis brings the knowledge he has learnt in deep consumer psychology, branding, marketing, sales and much more to the SMEs that need it most.

 

Tessa Clarke

Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be given away, not thrown away. OLIO has grown to 5 million users in just over 5 years, and its impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted OLIO as a "beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded OLIO "Next European Unicorn".

Prior to OLIO Tessa had a 15 year corporate career as a digital Managing Director in the media, retail and financial services sectors, and she met her co-founder Saasha whilst they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford University. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world, and about ‘profit with purpose’ as the next business paradigm. 


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.