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AGENDA & SPEAKERS

Kiruna, Sweden

March 2023 - Dates TBC

Invite fresh thinking and vitality into your body and mind with this extraordinary
3-night experience in Swedish Lapland

You'll return refreshed and revitalised, with clarity on actions for implementation, along with supporting templates and designs that will improve your business growth

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We meticulously choose interesting and outstanding locations, hotels and restaurants. All preferences and allergies are catered for; every venue is vetted beforehand, to guarantee the quality of your retreat.
 
What is covered?
All keynotes, workshops and activities, hotel accommodation, food and beverages (including some alcoholic drinks). Flights and transfers are not included.

OUR SPEAKERS

Our speakers have all been involved in building businesses like you have; they have the successes and battle scars to prove it!

From launching their own companies and exiting at the right time, to advising start-ups and scale-ups on strategy, culture and maximising employee performance, our specialists have deep experience and expertise in helping businesses transform to succeed.

During a series of intimate speaker sessions and workshops, they will guide you through a detailed, integrated framework for growth. 


Outside of these, spend time with our growth experts in groups or 1:1 to discuss specific issues, clarify key takeaways and help you turn that framework into an actionable change plan for your business, no matter what its level of maturity.

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NICK PATRICK

Founder, Vicit

Nick founded Vicit to help Founders and Executive teams implement strategy and deliver consistent growth, aligned to their vision. Nick also chairs the Board at Sempre Analytics, a data analytics consultancy, which he co-founded in 2011 and invests in technology start-ups.

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DAY 1 - DATE TBC - MARCH 2023

ARRIVE AT HOTEL

Wednesday PM

Arrive at Kiruna airport.


Transfer directly to the world famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi for a tour around the spectacular
sculpted ice rooms.

WELCOME DRINKS (OPTIONAL)

Meet the Vicit team and our growth experts for welcome drinks and dinner

7:30 pm onwards

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DAY 2 - MARCH 2023 - DATE TBC

INTRODUCTIONS & CURRENT CHALLENGES

09:00 am

Introduction from Nick Patrick

An introduction to your growth experts, and what they will be uncovering with you in their workshops is followed by an analysis of the consistent growth challenges that are faced in the market.  Nick will also step through the growth framework and strategies we adopt with clients that overcome these. 

STEPPING AWAY FROM FOUNDER-LED SALES

time tbc

Workshop with Matt Garman

Stepping away from founder-led sales should be a planned process not a costly abdication that takes the business backwards. In this hands-on workshop we explore why this so often fails and step through how to avoid the mistakes others make and build a high performing function, including:

  • Scoring your sales function

  • Processes you need in place and what good looks like

  • Effective management and measurement strategies

  • Cost considerations for building a sustainable, highly efficient sales function

LUNCH

12:30 pm

Sit back and enjoy a fantastic lunch, hosted in a private dining area and get to know fellow members and our experts

DRIVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN A HYBRID WORLD

2:00 pm

Workshop with Dominique Ede

Dominique’s approach in working with consulting and tech companies is based on placing the customer first, providing customer loyalty and operational efficiency for scale, with a proven successful formula.


In this session, Dominique works with you to:

  • Analyse your customers’ journey & operational structure

  • Identify potential weaknesses

  • Ensure you are measuring what is necessary to successfully drive growth

  • Step you through what strong operational foundations look like

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY

3:00 pm

Practise the art of decisive decision making and unleash your competitive edge by working together on a problem-solving activity

1-2-1'S (OPTIONAL)

4:30 pm

Sit privately with one of our growth experts 1-2-1 (25-30 minutes each) to work through specific challenges.
Or check-in (if not already done) and relax

DOG SLEDDING EXPERIENCE

PM - TIME TBC

Afternoon dog-sledding experience with up to four people sitting on a big sled driven by a professional guide and pulled by 12 Alaskan Huskies.


Half way through the tour, enjoy “Swedish fika” (coffee and homemade cake) in a traditional style tipi tent. Warm outer wear is provided. 

DRINKS & DINNER

7:30 pm

Pre-dinner drinks followed by a final Keynote for the day held by one of our experts in a private dining room

FINDING YOUR BUSINESS SOUL

8:00 pm

Dinnertime Keynote with Mark Sampson

Your product can be copied in a heartbeat, your prices undercut, your people poached.


Mark will guide you through how to uncover the one thing that can never be stolen, the soul, the essence, the personality of your business, and how this can drive genuine long term growth.

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DAY 3 - MARCH 2023 - DATE TBC

MORNING

7:00 am

Morning meeting/conference and lunch.

HOW FUNDING CAN FUEL YOUR GROWTH

9:30 am

Workshop with Chris Ray

It is all too easy to limp along without enough petrol in the tank, but to fill it up is expensive, right?


In this session, Chris exploits his 20 years + of experience to unearth different ways businesses can fuel their growth and how you can leverage a market that is awash with cheap cash that is designed to be working hard to scale organisations likes yours.

'ON-DECK' WASH UP

11:00 am

LUNCH

Review the days learnings whilst enjoying a fabulous lunch in the harbour

2:00 pm

Afternoon snowmobiling adventure. Two people share a machine and can take turns to drive. The tour takes in a nice viewpoint where you can see the Lapland
wilderness for miles. Warm outer wear and helmets provided.


Transfer back to the hotel, where you can relax in the Aurora Spa, voted “Best Unique Experience Spa” in Europe, 2020, by the Luxury Spa Awards.

SNOWMOBILING EXPERIENCE

PM - TIME TBC

DINNER

7:30 pm

Relax and enjoy a fabulous meal and discuss the topics we've covered with other members

FINAL NIGHT STAY

Return home at your leisure over the weekend

OVERNIGHT

We limit each retreat to a maximum number who can attend, tailoring our agenda to the audience for maximum value.


To be eligible, you must be a founder or leader of a consulting or tech firm, with a turnover in excess of £500k (either currently or historically). We vet all applicants for suitability and fit with the audience. These retreats are not an opportunity to pitch to other delegates.

SPEAK TO OUR TEAM

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MEET NICK PATRICK

Nick is the Founder of Vicit and has been running retreats like this for a number of years.  Align your diary with his to discuss the growth framework we guide you through and how the retreats can help you