BrandHack workshop: How to build a great brand without breaking the bank – Silicon Roundabout

BrandHack workshop: How to build a great brand without breaking the bank


Are you a Startup Founder? If so then join Silicon Roundabout in this exclusive workshop on Hacking Your Startup Brand Strategy, in partnership with Birmingham-based branding company Notepad.

This workshop condenses Notepad’s founder tried and tested approach to creating and building brands into a one-day sprint. You’ll go away with all the tools, understanding and techniques you need to create and build a brand people love. Whether you’re thinking of launching a brand, or already growing one, this workshop will help to make your business a market-leader, not a market-follower.

What will you learn?

  • How to find killer market positioning
  • How to bring your positioning to life
  • How to get people to love your brand
  • Why being unconventional is the only choice
  • How to always stay ahead of your competitors
  • How to find and use your tone of voice
  • How to find the right brand name
  • How to ensure one consistent brand experience
  • How to get your team to fight for your brand
  • How to fund it (without breaking the bank)
  • How to scale it (without breaking the business)
  • Feedback, insights and advice for improving your brand

Workshop Host

Naeem Alvi is an award-winning brand strategist and the founder of Notepad. After years of helping fast-growth SMEs and big brands like Nike, Adidas and RBS Natwest, to better leverage their brand, Naeem founded Notepad to connect big brand experience with ambitious startups that want to define and grow their brands effectively and affordably.

Naeem’s career achievements include:

  • Helping a smart tech product company to grow from zero to £20,000 in monthly sales (and growing) within 4 months of trading.
  • Repositioning and rebranding a global machine parts supplier to boost their growth from £10million to £41 million within 2 years.
  • Successfully crowdfunding a print magazine with two mates, that went onto sell thousands of copies in seven different countries.

Who is the workshop for for:

  • New entrepreneurs looking to grow a successful business
  • Established entrepreneurs that want to accelerate business growth or scale up
  • Innovation or marketing managers in larger companies that want to learn new ways to rapidly grow new products and services
  • Marketing consultants and creative freelancers that want to improve their approach to branding
  • Anyone looking to launch a successful side-hustle or turn a passion into a business

“It’s easier for your business to win, if people want you to win.”


Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation
“Naeem is a genuine one-off. We recently had the pleasure of working together on a year long re-branding exercise and Naeem’s expertise and vision was a large part in making it both massively successful and immensely enjoyable. His passion for brand development and its importance to a company’s sustainable success is second to none. Naeem’s ability to merge strategy and creativity is where he really adds value.In short, working with Naeem Alvi will only ever make your business better.”

Thomas Gostelow, Founder & MD, Glowstone
“I am overwhelmed with the quality and design of the website, branding and sales brochure that Notepad created for us. I literally couldn’t have asked for better. Notepad’s work and commitment to this project has been nothing more than awesome, with such a professional approach to every aspect of the work undertaken. Having dealt with a loads of designers and branding agencies on various projects in the past, I have to say that Notepad’s work and approach has surpassed any previous experiences. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the results we’ve got so far, and I look forward to working with you long into the future!”


This content of this workshop is normally sold for £350.00 to private cohorts of entrepreneurs by Notepad, so please avoid getting a ticket if you are NOT a Startup founder and DO REMEMBER to GIVE UP your seat if you CAN’T ATTEND, please. Seats are really limited for this one. We thank you in advance for your consideration towards others.

Thank you,

The Silicon Roundabout Team