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June 2018

Peak District & Derbyshire Welcome (Buxton)

June 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD
Buxton, SK17 6BD GB
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Are you an individual or business affected by the visitor economy in the Peak District or Derbyshire? How much do you know about the area? Could you confidently welcome visitors and direct them to all the information they need to create positive memorable experiences? As the visitor economy grows, the area needs ambassadors who can promote and welcome visitors with pride, in a knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic manner. This workshop has been designed with Learndirect to help inform and enthuse…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 8 – Process Mapping

June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow.  Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 8 – Process Mapping Cast your mind back to 2007…

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How to Recruit Successfully and Grow Your Business

June 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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What's on offer? A one-day workshop exploring all things recruitment, from increasing your team to employment laws, be in the know so you're ready to grow! This session is a must for any businesses looking to expand their team. Training will be delivered by HR specialist, Catherine Hamilton, in an interactive workshop style and include practical activities. The session will be supported by Katherine Utton, a solicitor specialising in employment law. This workshop has been specifically designed to support small businesses looking to increase…

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July 2018

Business Leaders: Understanding And Developing Resilience

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB
Broughton, PR3 5JB GB
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Resilience is an essential skill within business. This is a great opportunity to gain insight from chartered psychologist Dr Steve Bull who will draw upon his experience in elite sport and business to provide you with the tools required to implement changes back in the workplace. Session content to include: Understanding the importance of resilience in a changing workplace Strategies to handle tough situations and pressure Developing ‘turnaround’ resilience to better respond to setbacks Improving ‘critical moment’ resilience to ensure top performance at…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 9 – Business Operations

July 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow. Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 9 – Business Operations Qualifying as a solicitor in 1992,…

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How to Pitch or Present with Confidence – Repeat session

July 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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What it's about This session is designed to boost participants’ confidence and skill in speaking, pitching and presenting ideas to both small groups and larger audiences. Everyone carries different fears – from feeling like an impostor, exposed to ridicule or feeling physically shaky - and therefore need to learn and use slightly different strategies. Aims Give participants techniques and tools to overcome anxiety in relation to ‘public speaking’ Show how planning ahead and setting clear outcomes can greatly reduce fears…

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Peak District & Derbyshire Welcome (Buxton)

July 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD
Buxton, SK17 6BD GB
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Are you an individual or business affected by the visitor economy in the Peak District or Derbyshire? How much do you know about the area? Could you confidently welcome visitors and direct them to all the information they need to create positive memorable experiences? As the visitor economy grows, the area needs ambassadors who can promote and welcome visitors with pride, in a knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic manner. This workshop has been designed with Learndirect to help inform and enthuse…

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Creative Foresight – Future Thinking for the Creative & Digital Sector

July 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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Overview Tomorrow’s digital technologies, coupled with wider global challenges, will impact all businesses. This one-day workshop applies a future studies framework to help small creative and digital businesses to develop forward-looking strategies. What to expect... Across the day the focus will shift from formal lecture delivery to discussion and participant generated content. To this end, the workshop will work through the four phases of the ‘holistic lens’ (pictured below), with participants tasked with completing their own individual grid. The idea…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 10 – Project Management / Effective use of Resources

July 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow. Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 10 – Project Management / Effective use of Resources  With…

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Peak District & Derbyshire Welcome (Rowsley)

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Wedding Venue, Rowsley, DE4 2EF
Rowsley, DE4 2EF GB
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Are you an individual or business affected by the visitor economy in the Peak District or Derbyshire? How much do you know about the area? Could you confidently welcome visitors and direct them to all the information they need to create positive memorable experiences? As the visitor economy grows, the area needs ambassadors who can promote and welcome visitors with pride, in a knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic manner. This workshop has been designed with Learndirect to help inform and enthuse…

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Turn ‘likes’ into Sales: Successful online selling & social media for your creative business

July 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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What to Expect... Do you want to get more from your current website? Want to get more orders, commissions and online sales for your creative products or services? Want to waste less time on social media and make it work better for you? In this practical one-day workshop, Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust and very experienced creative business adviser and trainer, will be working with you to increase your online sales and orders. The day…

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The Next Creative Chapter

July 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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What is it? The Next Chapter for Creatives is a space to think and plan for what’s next. This one-day personal and professional programme is a creative collaboration between Coach and Facilitator, Bev Morton and Artist Jean McEwan. Working in a supportive and challenging environment, the programme provides an immersive and focused space working alongside a diverse group of creative professionals and peers. Using creative methods throughout, the programme seeks to challenge the conventional paradigm of what it means to…

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Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) “Carers In Employment” Launch Event

July 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mercia Marina, Mercia Marina
Willington, Derbyshire DE65 6DW United Kingdom
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You are invited to our free launch event on Thursday 12 July 2018 Registration and welcome drinks from 11.30am – 12.00pm At Mercia Marina, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 6DW In the newly opened Lotus Indian Kitchen restaurant on the waterfront. Enjoy a free tapas style, delicious Indian meal on us. You will have the opportunity to talk to other like minded employers about the support they offer to Carers in their employment. Places are limited and going fast. Please confirm your…

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Peak District & Derbyshire Welcome (Ashbourne)

July 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Callow Hall Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Wedding Venue, Mappleton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2AA
Ashbourne, DE6 2AA GB
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Are you an individual or business affected by the visitor economy in the Peak District or Derbyshire? How much do you know about the area? Could you confidently welcome visitors and direct them to all the information they need to create positive memorable experiences? As the visitor economy grows, the area needs ambassadors who can promote and welcome visitors with pride, in a knowledgeable, positive and enthusiastic manner. This workshop has been designed with Learndirect to help inform and enthuse…

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The Next Creative Chapter – Repeat Session

July 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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What is it? The Next Chapter for Creatives is a space to think and plan for what’s next. This one-day personal and professional programme is a creative collaboration between Coach and Facilitator, Bev Morton and Artist Jean McEwan. Working in a supportive and challenging environment, the programme provides an immersive and focused space working alongside a diverse group of creative professionals and peers. Using creative methods throughout, the programme seeks to challenge the conventional paradigm of what it means to…

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Business Model Masterclass – Workshop 1

July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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Thinking Big – Visual Business Planning In this two-day interactive masterclass, you'll discover how tools such as the business model canvas to map and re-design your business model, generate new ideas, customers and revenues. Who is it for? SMEs and micro-businesses in the creative and digital sectors seeking to - Improve their business model Get to grips with new tools and technique Have a more holistic, visual and practical approach to strategy and planning How will you benefit? By getting…

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Business Leaders: Leadership Development

July 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB
Broughton, PR3 5JB GB
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This is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a leader. Prominent UK Business Leader Chris Brindley challenges leaders, and organisations to think differently and change the way they operate in order to create a sustainable performance culture. Chris Brindley will use his extensive experience in business, including within his roles as Chairman of GreaterSport Manchester and as former MD of Metro Bank, to provide a new perspective and takeaway tools that can positively impact your organisation. Session content to include: Setting a strategy…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 11 – Contracts

July 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow. Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 11 – Contracts Sarah Fox is the author a series…

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Business Leaders: Leadership Development

July 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH
Nottingham, NG8 1DH GB
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Learn continually – there’s always ‘one more thing’ to learn! – Steve Jobs This is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a leader. Prominent UK Business Leader Chris Brindley challenges leaders, and organisations to think differently and change the way they operate in order to create a sustainable performance culture. Chris Brindley will use his extensive experience in business, including within his roles as Chairman of GreaterSport Manchester and as former MD of Metro Bank, to provide a new perspective and takeaway tools…

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Learndirect Best Practice Apprenticeship Workshop

July 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
NIKON Building, 424 Argosy Road
Derby, Derbyshire DE74 2SA
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This workshop is focused on SME’s in the Engineering, Transport & Equipment Manufacturing sector based in the D2N2 LEP area. Purpose of the workshop  To give guidance and share practical information on how to recruit and manage apprentices effectively and to explain how apprenticeships work now, in terms of employer responsibilities and the new qualifications that are now available. The Programme Julie Mather - Julie Mather Associates - Welcome and introduction  The latest information coming out of the Apprenticeship Reforms…

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Business Model Masterclass – Workshop 2

July 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Nottingham, NG7 6BE GB
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Thinking Big – Visual Business Planning In this two-day interactive masterclass, you'll discover how tools such as the business model canvas to map and re-design your business model, generate new ideas, customers and revenues. Who is it for? SMEs and micro-businesses in the creative and digital sectors seeking to - Improve their business model Get to grips with new tools and technique Have a more holistic, visual and practical approach to strategy and planning How will you benefit? By getting…

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Business Leaders: Leadership Development

July 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UX
Derby, DE24 8UX GB
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Learn continually – there’s always ‘one more thing’ to learn! – Steve Jobs This is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a leader. Prominent UK Business Leader Chris Brindley challenges leaders, and organisations to think differently and change the way they operate in order to create a sustainable performance culture. Chris Brindley will use his extensive experience in business, including within his roles as Chairman of GreaterSport Manchester and as former MD of Metro Bank, to provide a new perspective and takeaway tools…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 12 – Generating Profitable Business Growth

July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow. Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 12 – Generating Profitable Business Growth David Barnfield was educated…

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Construction Sector: 1 Hour To Change – Webinar 13 – Bid Writing

July 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funded by learndirect, 1 hr to Change is a series of webinars, podcasts and videos produced by Construction Coach, featuring local & national industry experts to help you and your business grow. Being in the Construction Industry is both rewarding & pressurised with very tight margins & not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need ‘1hr to Change’. Webinar 13 – Bid Writing Dewi Hughes is a CIPD qualified…

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September 2018

Creating and Sustaining a Rural-based Business.

September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus Buxton Lee Wood Hotel, Park Road, Buxton, SK17 6TQ
Buxton, SK17 6TQ GB
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This Masterclass is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (regardless of their sector) which are based in a rural environment. You will learn: - What are the unique opportunities posed by rural-location working and how can you learn from those businesses who have enjoyed success working rurally? - What are the challenges faced by rural-based businesses and how can you overcome them? - How can you develop the skills to excel at business communication and networking in order to reach…

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Developing a ‘Growth’ mindset for your business.

September 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jurys Inn, East Midlands Airport Castle Donnington, Derby, DE74 2SH
Derby, DE74 2SH GB
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This Masterclass is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (regardless of their sector) which are based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire The workshop is funded by European Social Fund and delivered by Caroline Newns. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Caroline Newns runs her own ‘Micro’ enterprise and has supported business owners for over twenty years. She works with businesses which vary in size and complexity, both in the UK and internationally. She is…

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Creating and Sustaining a Rural-based Business.

September 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Nottingham, NG16 3SS GB
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This Masterclass is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (regardless of their sector) which are based in a rural environment. You will learn: - What are the unique opportunities posed by rural-location working and how can you learn from those businesses who have enjoyed success working rurally? - What are the challenges faced by rural-based businesses and how can you overcome them? - How can you develop the skills to excel at business communication and networking in order to reach…

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Developing a ‘Growth’ mindset for your business.

September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jurys Inn, Waterfront Plaza Station St, Nottingham, NG2 8BJ
Nottingham, NG2 8BJ GB
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This Masterclass is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (regardless of their sector) which are based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire. The workshop is funded by European Social Fund and delivered by Caroline Newns. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Caroline Newns runs her own ‘Micro’ enterprise and has supported business owners for over twenty years. She works with businesses which vary in size and complexity, both in the UK and internationally. She is…

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Business Leaders: Understanding And Developing Resilience

September 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby, DE24 8UX
Derby, DE24 8UX GB
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Resilience is an essential skill within business. This is a great opportunity to gain insight from chartered psychologist Dr Steve Bull who will draw upon his experience in elite sport and business to provide you with the tools required to implement changes back in the workplace. Session content to include: Understanding the importance of resilience in a changing workplace Strategies to handle tough situations and pressure Developing ‘turnaround’ resilience to better respond to setbacks Improving ‘critical moment’ resilience to ensure top performance at key…

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Business Leaders: Understanding And Developing Resilience

September 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH
Nottingham, NG8 1DH GB
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Resilience is an essential skill within business. This is a great opportunity to gain insight from chartered psychologist Dr Steve Bull who will draw upon his experience in elite sport and business to provide you with the tools required to implement changes back in the workplace.  Session content to include: Understanding the importance of resilience in a changing workplace Strategies to handle tough situations and pressure Developing ‘turnaround’ resilience to better respond to setbacks Improving ‘critical moment’ resilience to ensure top performance at key…

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