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Don’t forget about staff development, Norwich entrepreneur tells high-growth firms

PUBLISHED: 12:24 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 23 July 2018

Future50 members gather at the tiki bar at Epos Now's Norwich headquarters for a networking event. Picture: Bethany Whymark

Future50 members gather at the tiki bar at Epos Now's Norwich headquarters for a networking event. Picture: Bethany Whymark

Archant

Norfolk and Suffolk business were given advice on scaling up from one of the region’s biggest tech firms.

Companies on the Future50 scheme gathered at the Norwich headquarters of Epos Now for refreshments and networking at its tiki bar, constructed as part of a makeover for the Whiting Road office last year.

The firm, a former member of the scheme which makes till systems, employs more than 200 people in the UK and US.

But founder and chief executive Jacyn Heavens warned of the importance of investing in staff development as the business grows.

“The business’s journey is not only about your own journey,” he said.

“When you are young the entrepreneurial spirit is strong but you cannot forget that your staff deserve to be successful and need a leader to inspire them every day, and it cannot always be you.”

The Future50 scheme is supported by Nwes, Birketts, Lovewell Blake, Barclays, UEA and Archant.

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