Breaking Barriers – Embracing AI and Automation for Business Transformation 4

At the 4th of our round table series co-hosted with Emerge Digital, it was notable how the conversation had evolved over the last year. Business owners are starting to ask questions like: what have other businesses done with AI? what sort of ROI have they had? what has been the impact of AI on people, really? and how can I use AI to develop and improve my business. All too often, though, they are still asking where do I start? We still believe that the adoption of AI is not just about the technology. It is about your business, and where there is opportunity to transform performance and disrupt your industry sector. And that means starting with clear business needs and goals, focusing on leadership and culture, and aligning technology implementation with these objectives. People are the key.

Bridging the Gap Conference 2023

As advisors we invest in our own learning so that we address current themes and trends and ensure we support our clients when they are taking steps to adapt and change in their organisations. Bridging the Gap Conference was an opportunity for me to find out more from an academic, expert and practitioner community working in the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion, explore current thinking, challenges and the innovative practices, policies and tools being developed towards creating a fairer society.

Roundtable: Are You Prepared For The Single Largest Transaction of Your Life?

On the 8th of August, hgkc hosted an exit planning roundtable at Square Works Bristol. Peter Quintana, hgkc director ran the event with guest experts Joel Dunning from GS Verde Group, a multidisciplinary advisory group – a combination of Law Firm, Accounting and Tax Practice & Corporate Finance, and Chris Symonds, financial advisor, and owner of Coronation Wealth Management, who specialise in retirement, investment, and protection planning for individuals and business owners.

Market Analysis For Start Up And Existing Businesses

On the 11th of April at Square Works in Bristol, hgkc held a roundtable focusing on the importance of market analysis, the process of gathering information about a particular market to understand the industry, competition, customers, and business environment. The event was facilitated by hgkc Associate Joe Constant, who pointed out that when considering market analysis, it was also important to consider AI as not only does it have a huge impact on businesses, but people are relying more on automation and not what was used before.

How To Thrive In A Recession

On the 29th November, hgkc held their first roundtable in person since the pandemic. Located at Square Works Bristol the discussion focused on the upcoming recession and how the attendees could overcome the challenges they faced due to the crisis in Ukraine, Brexit and COVID-19.

hgkc Director and co-founder Peter Quintana facilitated the event and was joined by guest speakers Paul Netto, founder of visionary accountancy practice Equifino, Sam Talby, insolvency practitioner from Undebt, and Kim Jones, hgkc Director, co-founder, and innovation expert.

Why Strong Foundations Matter

We are facing another sustained recession and to ensure that your business not only survives but thrives through this difficult time it is vital that you have strong foundations.


Having strong foundations in place will provide more opportunities for your business and sets you up better for times of change. Our recent podcasts Making A Successful Exit Starts Earlier Than You Think with Paul Netto of Equifino, and Helping Owners Meet The Challenges of Struggling Companies When They Hit Their Lowest Point with Sam Talby from undebt, provide practical advice to help business owners understand their objectives, lay foundations, and get the best possible outcomes.

Leadership in Business Crisis | High Growth Knowledge Company

The last few years for business have seemed like one never ending crisis! We suffered a pandemic and adapted to working from home. We have supported our allies in Ukraine whilst adjusting to rising energy prices. And now we are on the cusp of another recession.


It just doesn’t seem to end.


But we must stand firm and prepare for what’s to come. Leaders must focus on how they can help their businesses thrive and we have come up with a few tips that can help you.

Making Better Decisions – Managing Risk In The Business And For The Business Owner

All businesses face risk, whether it is an internal decision that could either lead to huge success or a major loss, or an external influence such as politics, the economy, or even Mother Nature herself. Business owners need to learn and understand how to mitigate risk in the day to day running of the business and when working towards completing your objectives. To help make better decisions, we have created some tips for leaders on how to manage risk within your business.

Business Digital Transformation | High Growth Knowledge Company

Due to the pandemic, the world has embraced the digital far quicker than anyone predicted. The move for many businesses to digital has helped to lower costs and improve relationships between the organisation and its consumers. Embracing digital transformation will affect the values, behaviours, and culture of the business, however, failing to embrace digital will mean your company does not change at the same pace as the world, and you will lose customers as a result.

People, Planet, Profit - Why The Bottom Line Matters

For many businesses the bottom line focuses on their financial success. However, in 1994, John Elkington came up with the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet, Profit, ‘a sustainability framework that examples a company’s social, environment, and economic impact’. Adopting this framework allows businesses to create long-term value by understanding their effect on their people and the planet. Focusing on the ‘three P’s’ and building a sustainable organisation, business leaders are able to meet their objectives with their future needs in mind.

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