Get Xpert Advice at Plus X Brighton

Every month at Plus X Brighton, members can access complimentary, tailored support from our in-house Xperts. These sessions are designed to offer you high quality support to grow and scale your business so you can spend the rest of your time focusing on what you do best.

How does it work?

We've hand selected these Xperts who are renowned in their industries for giving practical and easy to implement advice to growing businesses.

We have 1 to 1 private sessions
available to book your own virtual appointment with an Xpert and get advice on your unique challenges.

Our Xperts give advice on a range of key business innovation topics such as intellectual property, people and culture, sales, branding, investment and much more.

There are also quarterly lunchtime sessions with peers where you’ll take a deep dive into specific business growth topics, hosted by Xperts yet surrounded by like-minded peers.

Find out more about upcoming sessions below.  

Ask the Expert - 1:1 sessions

get advice on your unique business challenges

These sessions are perfect for you if you’ve got a unique challenge or opportunity. You’ll leave feeling empowered and ready for action.

We have reserved a number of monthly 45-minute virtual sessions with each Xpert exclusively for Plus X members. These sessions are entirely flexible to suit your diary, you choose the time & the date.

Scroll through the Xperts below to see our roster. Simply email our Partnerships Manager Jim, by clicking the 'get in touch' button on the Xperts page with your desired date, time & the partner you want to have a session with and he will do the rest!

Ask the Xpert: Investment with Kristina Pereckaite, founder, SOUTH EAST BUSINESS ANGELS

South East Angels is Brighton's most active business angel investor network.

Kristina can support you with:
+Exploring the different types of investment/funding options for your business
+ Understanding what investors look for
+ Guidance on documentation and preparation required to raising investment
+ How to get started with raising funding and approaching investors

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

aSK THE XPERT: SALES COACHING WITH BEN BENNETT, founder, second voice

Second Voice enables founders and small business owners to maximise their revenue growth through mentoring, training, group programmes and consultancy.

Ben can help you:
+ Take your products or services to market.
+ Win new customers, beyond your own networks or referrals.
+ Get a better understanding of key gaps in your strategy.
+Get in front of the right customers using proven tactics.

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the xpert: Branding with bill wallsgrove, brand consultant, neujuIce design

At Neujuice, Bill has been working with startups, SMEs and large companies to design and build brand strategies for over 30 years.

Bill can help you with:
+ Building a brand from scratch
+ Planning a brand refresh
+ Launching a new product

'I want to help the next gen of entrepreneurs and innovators succeed and maximise their potential through smart brand delivery across channels.'


Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: Law with Tariq Sayfoo, associate solicitor at EMW LAW LLP

As a solicitor at EMW Law LLP, Tariq can support you with:

+ Trading agreements (contracts with customers and key suppliers, software licensing, non-disclosure agreements)
+ Online presence (website T&Cs, e-commerce and cookie policies)
+ Intellectual property (protecting and exploiting IP and other assets)
+ Data protection (data practices, privacy policies, compliance with current laws)

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: Digital Marketing with Alice Reeves, Co-founder, THE JOYFUL

At The Joyful, there's no one-size fits all, instead they do human-to-human business, making every interaction count.

Alice can support you with:
+Gaining clarity over your brand position and the value you deliver to your customers
+Creating a digital marketing strategy that’s the fullest expression of your business
+Expanding your business with targeted, impact-led campaigns, content creation and promotion, upskilling and empowering your teams

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: IP Law with Andy White, PARTNER, MATHYS & SQUIRE LLP

A trusted mentor to startups at Mathys & Squire LLP, Andrew keeps his clients in the loop, closely collaborating with them throughout the patenting process.

Andy can help you with:
+ His scientific understanding means that he can quickly get to grips with technologies and craft strategic plans that suit your invention.

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: Accounting with Ian Matthews, partner, MOORE KINGSTON SMITH

Moore Kingston Smith can provide practical hands-on advice on all things related to tax and accounting to ensure your business can grow where and how you need it to.

Ian can help you to:
+ identify what 'good' looks.
+ make data led decisions.
+ focus your attention on key business drivers and maximise enterprise value.

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: Fundraising Support with Eduardo Cannizzo, Equity Fundraising Associate, SEEDRS

Seedrs is designed to make the fundraising process a lot easier.

Eduardo can help you with:
+ advice on how to raise funds through crowdfunding
+ capitalising on crowdfunding to get your brand name out there
+build a community of loyal ambassadors and acquire new customers as you raise funds

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: International Trade with Estelle Dingley, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Estelle has first hand experience of market strategy, market research and growing the export trade.

Estelle can help you with:
+ Putting a strategy in place
+ Identifying local partners
+ Finding answers to tax or product compliance
+ Cultural Awareness
+ Highlighting opportunities

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: Leadership Consultancy with Steve Charlton, FOUNDER of the real leadership consultancy

Steve has led and coached people at every level of their career and now works with inspirational people who are looking to become tomorrow's leaders with The Real Leadership.

Steve can help you with:
+ Uncovering your leadership style
+ Recruiting and retaining passionate people + Scaling your business with the right people
+ Inspirational communication and interpersonal skills

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: digital strategy with davs howard, director, major digital

Major Digital are experts in simplifying digital for their customers.

'We assist firms in developing or transforming their websites, setting and implementing strategy, and making everything as easy to use as possible. We act as guides helping our clients refocus, gain control, and achieve the outcomes that truly matter. And we do this by listening to our clients and working WITH them rather than just FOR them.'

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

Ask the Xpert: HR CONSULTANCY With sarah hoyle, founder, mayday hr

Specialising in employee relations, or as some call it "people problems", Mayday HR helps business owners get started.

Are you about to hire your first employee and don’t know where to start? Did you start up some time ago but “borrowed” some templates and now you want to make sure you are legally compliant? Mayday HR can help you get started and be on hand to support you as you grow your team.

Email our Partnership's Lead Jim to book a session now!

What our members say...

"The ‘Xperts’ sessions I've attended have been invaluable for me as a business leader. It's often hard (when running a small business) to find the time or funds to access much-needed advice, but Plus X finds, vets, and gathers the experts we need, then offers it as a member perk! The various discussions I've had have a big part in setting me up for the next chapter in my business career."

Marc Convey, Co-founder, 23D and ThriveNow

Xpert Deep Dive

Upcoming Sessions

Led by a different Xpert each quarter and surrounded by your peers, these lunch and learn sessions will take a deep dive into key topics to support the growth of your business. Plus, you can bring your lunch along too if you like!

An example...
Technology for scale with david watson, MD at evolve computers

8th September 2022, 12-1PM, Deep Dive Room
David Watson, Managing Director at Evolve Computers delivered a deep dive into the technology needed to support and enhance business growth. In his interactive, discussion-led session, David helped members clarify and formulate a high-level action plan to help them get their technology ready.

We are organising more interesting, engaging & innovative Xpert Deep Dives for 2023. Keep your eye out for your Monday 'What's on' emails and our members slack channel to find out what & when these are.

Interested in becoming an Xpert at Plus X?

If you are looking to raise your profile with ambitious SMEs, generate leads and grow your network, becoming an Xpert at Plus X could be a great opportunity for your business.

Check out the benefits below and register your interest. Our partnerships team will be in touch to discuss the opportunity with you.

  • Get direct access to Plus X Members each month through 1:1 mentoring opportunities
  • Promote your services to Sussex’s most innovative and fastest scaling companies
  • Build your business development pipeline
  • Develop your startup proposition
  • Promotion of your service through Plus X internal newsletters
  • Promotion of your brand on public Plus X external website
  • Exclusive category provider for 3 months

Register your interest: