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 monthly sessions available where you can book your own 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.
These sessions are perfect for you if you’ve got a unique challenge or opportunity. On the third Thursday of each month from 9am-1pm, you’ll be able to book a one to one (45 minute) appointment where the focus will be solely on your business. You’ll leave feeling empowered and ready for action.
Scroll through the sessions below to find out which Xperts you can meet.
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
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.
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 generation of entrepreneurs and innovators succeed and maximise their potential through smart brand delivery across channels.'
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)
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.
Alice will be back for Ask the Xpert's in October!
A trusted mentor to startups, physicist Andrew White 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.
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.
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
Eduardo will be back for Ask the Xpert's in October!
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
Estelle will be back for Ask the Xpert's in October!
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.
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
Steve will be back for Ask the Xpert's in October!
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.’ - Technical Director at Major Digital.
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
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.