NEWS: Season of ‘fastercheaperbetter’ events for Leeds business

A major regeneration initiative in South Leeds is teaming up with a world-leading creativity expert to help inspire businesses and community enterprises to seize new opportunities and transform their prospects – to help them perform faster, cheaper, and better.

Social enterprise Tiger11 is playing host to creative and flexible thinking skills expert Andy Green where each month, from June to December they will hold inspirational talk sessions on the theme of ‘fastercheaperbetter’ at the Hillside business centre in Beeston.

The initiative is devised by leading community regeneration agency Tiger11 to connect with local business managers and community leaders to improve their abilities to spot opportunities, make more with less resource and generate new ideas.

Topics covered in the season programme include persuasion skills, opportunity spotting skills, coming up with new ideas, and even how to overcome bureaucratic thinking.

The next event in the season takes place on Thursday 9th September called ‘ Make the most of your creativity

The events are timed for lunchtime, each starting at 12.15pm to take up the least time and include a curry buffet lunch from the ‘Delhi-Catessen’ cafe at the Centre.

Tickets for the talks cost just £10 each or £40 for a season ticket for all the talks.

Further details and tickets are available from Hillside 0113 387 6300 or

Commenting on the initiative Randolph Robinson sales manager at Hillside said: “Whatever your situation, all of us have to face big challenges where we need to provide our services faster, cheaper and better.  This is a great chance for any business manager or community enterprise to improve how they spot new opportunities, find new ways of doing things, and come up with new solutions and ideas to transform their business and their community.”

He added: “Andy has written five books and works with big companies around the world so it is great that he is giving up his time to put something back. And with a vast catalogue of material a six month season does not daunt him.”

The remaining season of talks includes:

Make the most of your creativity
–  Thursday Sept 9th
How to unleash the potential brilliance of you and your teams

You are never more than 12ft from an opportunity
–  Wednesday  October 20th
How to boost your opportunity spotting radar to transform your situation

Creative Leadership –  Wednesday November 10th
Bring out the leader in you to unleash creativity to transform lives, organizations and the world at large

Make 2011 magnificent –  Wednesday December 15th
What you can do to make the most of the year ahead

Andy Green is a leading expert and author on creative and flexible thinking. He lectures around the world from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and recipient of the Institiute’s Sir Stephen Tallents medal. He is a director of Wakefield-based GREEN communications, associate director at Cardiff-based  Working Word communications and founder of the Flexible Thinking Forum.

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