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Forthcoming Events

Business Wales Events Finder: 

Use these quick links to get to some of this month’s up and coming skills and training events:

The Road From Start-Up to Exit - Growing Your Business For Your Eventual Exit / Sale 

This workshop is aimed at all growing businesses!  It deals with initial shareholder structures and shareholders agreements to ensure the business is correctly structured from the start.

When: 23 February 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Redwither Tower, Wrexham, LL13 9XT
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

CSR (Corporate social responsibility)- Become a socially responsible business - get help to write your business policies 

Our Equality and Diversity Advisors can offer you support and guidance whether you employ staff or not.  They can help you to grow and develop your business to fulfil your vision and ambition.

When: 26 February 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Bloomfield House Community Centre, Narberth, SA67 7ES
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

There are no spaces left on this event but you can add yourself to the reserve list.

Engineering Drawing 

This course is specifically for those who would like to produce engineering drawings to BS:EN 8888:2011 within a CAD environment.

When: 26 February 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: Computer Training Wales
Cost: £175.00

Search Engine Optimisation - Shrewsbury 

This half day course and interactive workship will take delegates through the entire process that InSynch uses when optimising client Websites to get them ranking higher in the search engines.

When: 26 February 2018, 14:00 - 16:00
Where: InSynch, Unit 2 Flexspace, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 3FE, Shrewsbury, SY1 3FE
Event organiser: InSynch
Cost: £30.00

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Digital 
 

UK businesses using digital technology grew by £30 billion between 2011-2015. Find out how you can build your online presence, win new customers, save money, and grow your business with digital technology at this fully-funded workshop.

When: 27 February 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: University of South Wales: Centre for Enterprise / Prifysgol De Cymru: Canolfan Fenter, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Conflict Management 

Our one day Conflict Management course in Cardiff enables people to spot the first instances of conflict and how they can implement open dialogue to try and reduce the situation from escalating further. Managing and resolving a conflict can be an extremely stressful event for anybody to deal with, it is only human behaviour to avoid conflict. Managing a possible conflict is a skill that many staff require, especially if they work in high pressure roles where emotions often run high or deal with complaints face-to-face on a regular basis.

When: 27 February 2018, 09:30 - 13:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £55.00

QA Lean Awareness Certificated Training 

Do you want to increase efficiency and improve performance within your business?
Lean thinking has become a widely adopted improvement approach that can significantly simplify processes and improve performance in both manufacturing and service sector organisations saving your business money by reducing waste and time.
This one-day course will enable delegates to understand the benefits of Lean for their organisation; the key lean principles, tools and techniques and how to implement efficiency measures.

When: 28 February 2018, 09:00 - 16:30
Where: Coleg Menai Llangefni, Llangefni, LL77 7HY
Event organiser: Menai Innovation Centre
Cost: £250.00

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Social Media 
90% of businesses increase brand awareness with social media.
 It is a really easy way to raise your profile, attract new customers, and to win new business. We’ll show you how to make the most of social media in our fully funded workshop.

When: 28 February 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Oriel Parc Visitor Centre, Saint Davids, SA62 6NW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 7 spaces left on this event.

Dealing with Difficult Team Members 
Dealing with Difficult Team Members - Introduction

Whether you are a manager, work as part of a team or work in collaborations with other companies you will almost certainly come across people who can be described as 'difficult'. There are a variety of different difficult people who you may encounter, some may talk constantly which could have a detrimental impact on their performance whilst also effecting other staffs concentration. Other difficult people may undermine your authority by being critical of your work.

When: 28 February 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £85.00

Google Analytics Course - Aberystwyth 

This half day course and interactive workshop is aimed at people who want to better understand their Google Analytics and use the information to help them market their business online more effectively.

When: 28 February 2018, 10:00 - 13:00
Where: InSynch, 1 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JH, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JH
Event organiser: InSynch
Cost: £48.00

Search Engine Optimisation - Aberystwyth 

This half day course and interactive workship will take delegates through the entire process that InSynch uses when optimising client Websites to get them ranking higher in the search engines. You will also get advice and support on specifically what to change on your Website in order to get it ranking better in the search engine results.

When: 28 February 2018, 14:00 - 16:00
Where: InSynch, 1 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JH, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JH
Event organiser: InSynch
Cost: £30.00

Getting fit to tender & Winning Work 

Bid Right, Spend Less, Win More!

By consistently evaluating opportunities and making informed bid/no bid decisions, you’ll respond to fewer opportunities. This means you’ll spend less. When you spend less, you’ll have more resources available for the right opportunities. When this happens, you win more and that’s the goal.

When: 1 March 2018, 08:00 - 12:00
Where: Vale Hotel, Hensol, CF72 8JY
Event organiser: Construction Futures Wales
Cost: Free

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Digital 
 

UK businesses using digital technology grew by £30 billion between 2011-2015. Find out how you can build your online presence, win new customers, save money, and grow your business with digital technology at this fully-funded workshop.

When: 1 March 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: The Springfield Hotel, Holywell, CH8 8BA
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Xero Accounting & Financial Reporting Interpretation Training for SMEs 

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?  If not, now is the time to get started ahead of the upcoming deadlines. We are offering cloud accounting training with Xero as a morning training session, followed in the afternoon with a guide to self analysing the finances in your business in the afternoon.  You can attend the full day, or just the morning or afternoon - just select the ticket that works for you at the time of booking.
We have made the sessions suitable for all types of businesses regardless of whether you've created a start-up or running an established business. We'll give you the skills that will change the way you run your business forever.  And more importantly, in line with HMRC's requirements.

When: 1 March 2018, 10:30 - 17:00
Where: Capital Law, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4AZ, Cardiff, CF10 4AZ
Event organiser: Making Tax Digital Solutions
Cost: From £30.00

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Social Media 

90% of businesses increase brand awareness with social media. It is a really easy way to raise your profile, attract new customers, and to win new business. We’ll show you how to make the most of social media in our fully funded workshop.

When: 1 March 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Where: The Heronston Hotel Best Western, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free
Spaces left: There are no spaces left on this event but you can add yourself to the reserve list.

Be the Boss 

This workshop will help you understand the steps you need to take to be your own boss.
We will touch upon topics such as marketing and branding, as well as what to include in a business plan. You will also find out about funding, and how to price your products and services.

When: 2 March 2018, 09:30 - 11:00
Where: USW Exchange, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Event organiser: Big Ideas Wales
Cost: Free

Business and Economy

Apprenticeship Week Wales 2018

Apprenticeship Week celebrates the positive impact Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

How-to-Recruit-an-Apprentice

Recruiting an apprentice is as easy as ABC.

rheolwr rhaglenni newydd i ddod | new entrant programmes manager

Apprenticeships bridge skills gaps for national housebuilder.

Mainetti Kelly

Apprenticeships improve engagement for Wrexham manufacturer.

Older Workers Group

Did you know? Within the next five years, one in three people of working age in Wales will be over the age of 50.

Business Benefits

Apprenticeships are designed around the needs of the employer and can help your business by offering a route to harness fresh new talent.

BT PLC
Wales has developed a highly successful apprenticeship programme with framework completion rates consistently over 80%. 
Apprenticeship Levy

Future-proof your company with a dedicated talent programme.

Prentisiaethau – Tata Steel – Apprenticeships
How do I raise technical and professional skills across my business?
Prentisiaethau - Barclays - Apprenticeships
How do I recruit staff with the talent to drive the business forward?
Jobs Growth Wales
Tap into a pool of enthusiasm - we’ll help find someone right for your business and support their employment.

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