January 15th – IM Breakfast Networking/Speaker Event

November 27, 2012

Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event

15th January 2013

08:00am – 09.30am

Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park

With Guest Speakers:

Keith Grimwood (Beer and Partners)  ‘How to succeed in the Dragons Den – Pitching to the Angels

Are you a business that aspires to grow and needs to attract additional funding?

Keith will highlight the criteria used by both private and institutional investors for assessing potential investments and the ROI they seek. He will talk about what is not said in text books, and question, does your business venture have the attributes required to persuade investors to open their cheque book and invest.

Jim Marshall, Ifftner Solutions  on ‘Agile Recruitment’

A phrase coined by Jim Marshall of Ifftner Solutions to describe a collaborative approach to on boarding the best talent to your organisation.  Jim compares traditional recruitment to Waterfall Software Development Methodologies and seeks out ‘a better way’ to engage with the best candidates in the market


Please register by contacting  and await confirmation that you have been successful


0800                 Registration and networking over refreshments

             Welcome from David Ralph, The Chair of Innovation Martlesham

0815                 Guest Speaker, Keith Grimwood

0840                 Guest Speaker, Jim Marshall

0910                 Questions & Informal networking

0930                 Close

Personal Profile – Keith Grimwood

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Following his initial training Keith went on to gain multi-disciplinary experience in both operational and general management appointments within high technology focused sectors of the engineering industry.

His general management experience includes executive appointments within companies who were leaders in niche sectors, as Managing Director within the technology division of John Mowlem  Plc, as a leading player in international markets, they produced a range of measuring and testing device instrumentation for the civil engineering and environmental industries.

Keith went on to form his own consultancy practice working within the SME sector on strategic planning, business development and profit improvement programmes. As Investment Director with Beer & Partners he has significant experience of the private equity markets raising funding for high growth ventures.

Personal Profile – Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall

Joined Ifftner in 2002. Since becoming MD in 2004, has worked to continue the values and success of predecessor and company founder Elizabeth Ifftner.

Expanded the Ifftner group with the strategic purchase of AngliaIT in 2009 and grew group turn over in excess of £9M p.a.

Passionate about professional recruitment practice and a pioneer of Agile Recruitment.

A previous life as a secondary school teacher proves that the grass over the fence is often greener!

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