12th June 2020, The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle

9:00am - 4:30pm

The North East Premier Small and Micro Business Conference, in Newcastle.

Talking Point Of Business is for Founders and Solopreneurs.  It is a conference by small business owners for small business owners.

Welcome To Talking Point Of Business

A HUGE "Hi There" from Beverly and Jo!

This is seventh year of Talking Point of Business. We took over the event in 2018 and we'd like to introduce ourselves.  

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Come and join us on Friday 12th June 2020 for the liveliest conference you will attend all year!

We are in the process of organising the 2020 event and will pop details on this page once finalised. In the meantime, take a look below at what made the 2019 event so fabulous!

Our Keynote Speakers in 2019

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Duncan Yellowlees

DY - Duncan Yellowlees

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Kathryn Dishman-Baird

KD Communications

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Kevin Anderson

The Story Edge

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Victoria Fleming


Gary Nightingale Illustrator Talking Point of Business

#TPBiz Was Illustrated in 2019

Gary Nightingale was our resident illustrator at Talking Point of Business 2019.  His drawings were fantastic and all attendees were given a pdf of his productions

Group Masterclass 2019

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Tiana coached everyone in the room as a group!

She is the professional group coach with her "Boot on Bottom" programme where she takes four to six business owners and puts them through their paces.  We were so lucky to be having her do this on a massive scale.

Known in the North East for her sessions leaving you well and truly "Tiana'd!", we are all now ready to be productive!

Tiana shared the core principals of getting stuff done - and how easily you can increase productivity in your life right now.

She shared her knowledge and inspiration and we worked with others at the table to transform our business productivity, creating extra time to work on the business!

Tiana also provided us with templates continue our productivity.

Our 2019 Masterclass Leaders

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Beverly Sherratt

LaunchPad HR Ltd.

Polly Brennan

Adventurous Coaching

Aileen Smith

The Health Heroine

Sanjee Ratnatunga

Ideas 4 Change

Julie Allan

JLA Accounting Ltd

Get Involved

You can get involved before and on the day.

Why not sponsor Talking Point of Business 2020.  You can do this in a number of ways:

You can sponsor:

  • the whole event;
  • refreshments;
  • delegate bags;
  • prizes.

Email us if you'd like to be a sponsor - hello@thelaunchpadacademy.co.uk.

There will be prizes throughout the conference.  Get your Tweeting head on you can win for the most tweets and best selfies and there'll also be a prize for out "Star of Business Boulevard"


The Venue

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The Assembly Rooms
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The Event Room, The Assembly Rooms

Making Arrangements


By Car

The Assembly Rooms are situated in the centre of Newcastle, close to the Grainger Town area of town.

Parking is £6.00 per day in the Grainger Town Multi-Story Carpark.  There are a number of car parks close by see here for more information.

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By Train

Central Station, Newcastle is three to five minutes walk from The Assembly Rooms.  There is a good service with regular arrivals from Durham, Darlington, York, Edinburgh, Sunderland and Teesside.

Central Station is on the East Coast main line.

The Metro station is also within Central Station.

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By Air

Newcastle Airport is 7.5 miles from The Assembly Rooms.  There is a Metro Station from the Airport direct to Central Station.  

Taxis are available outside of the airport.  A taxi ride will be between 15 - 30 minutes dependant upon rush-hour traffic.

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Staying Over

You may have heard Newcastle is "The Rio of the North"!  There are a range of hotels to suit your pocket, style and comfort value.  In fact, if you want to have a lie in and roll out of bed to the venue, you can do that as Hotel Indigo is right next door!  We can't say what it's like as we've not been.

Check out budget hotels too!

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