What is Doing Business With Big Business?

Doing Business With Big Business is a unique opportunity from Virgin StartUp for startups who want to trade with some of the UK's largest companies.

Get the chance to sit opposite buyers Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains and John Lewis and find out what it takes do business with them.

Participants will gain an insight into the decision making at big companies and learn what these organisations are looking for from small suppliers.

Doing Business With Big Business is an intensive half-day workshop followed by an exclusive meet-the-buyer session.

This November only, by attending Doing Business With Big Business you'll be entered into the chance to win a stand at Virgin Atlantic's Sales Loyalty and Marketing conference SME Showcase on 14th November - where you get to promote your products to over 300 employees!

Who is this event for?

  • Entrepreneurs and startup founders that want to learn more about the way procurement works in large organisations
  • Those that hope to gain an understanding of the considerations of buyers during a negotiation
  • Those that wish to practice their negotiation skills in a friendly and informal setting
  • Those that wish to learn more about how one of the attending large organisations procures

What buyers will be in attendance?

  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Tesco
  • John Lewis & Partners
  • Virgin Trains
  • LUMI Consultancy
  • Innoveat and Tickeat
  • gategroup

Workshop details

How is it delivered?

Doing Business With Big Business is delivered by procurement professionals with over 15 years experience in helping startups to scale through working with large companies. They deliver an interactive session that sees attendees practise pitches for buyers and work through procurement problems alongside other attendees who're also on a mission to win contracts with big businesses.

Where does it take place?

This workshop takes place in central London on Friday 9th November 2018 at the head office of law firm, Dentons: 1 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA. 

It runs from 12:45pm - 7pm. 

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We secured a Virgin Trains contract thanks to Doing Business With Big Business

Jamie McCloskey, founder Love Corn


Virgin Atlantic
John Lewis & Partners
Virgin Trains


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