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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: 25 April 2018, 09:15 - 16:30
Where: Brecon Castle Hotel, Brecon, LD3 9DB
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with online technology 
Learn practical ways to make the most of online tools to grow your business at a FREE workshop.

When: 25 April 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Where: Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: Booking for this event is now closed.

Effective Time Management 

Our Time Management course tackles a variety of issues relating to how personnel use and plan time. We take an analytical approach to solving time management issues, allowing you time to discover what is currently going wrong and how to rectify it. We look at four common areas of the workplace environment (personal mindset, workplace responsibilities, outside influences and organising workload).

When: 26 April 2018, 09:30 - 13:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £120.00

Architectural Floor Plans 

Our Computer Aided Design - Architectural Floor Plans course is for those wanting to understand how to prepare architectural floor plans. It is designed for anyone with a strong interest in building and design, contemplating further study, or involved in an owner builder project. This course provides a solid introduction for design of floor plans using modern CAD software.

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

Freeing Up Internal Cash For Growth 

This workshop covers all key skills in relation to debtor management to create liquidity for growth.

When: 26 April 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Bangor University, Management Centre, Bangor, LL57 2DG
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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

Building a Great Team 

Building up a team’s effectiveness and keeping it finely tuned is a constant challenge. This course will give some tools and techniques to keep a team’s performance at its maximum potential

When: 26 April 2018, 13:30 - 16:30
Where: The Maltings, Cardiff Bay, CF24 5EA
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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

Level 2 Award in Food Safety - Catering, Manufacturing or Retail 

A one day Food Safety course designed for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting, where food is prepared, cooked and handled (and those planning to work in the industry). 

When: 27 April 2018, 08:45 - 17:00
Where: Food Centre Wales, Llandysul, SA44 4JG
Event organiser: Food Centre Wales
Cost: £58.00

Project Management 

As project management becomes more pervasive in all aspects of life, this course makes this all-important discipline broadly accessible to delegates who need to understand and have practical experience of project management without requiring professional accreditation.

When: 30 April 2018 - 1 May 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Continuing & Professional Education - Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Event organiser: CPD Unit Cardiff University
Cost: £395.00

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with online technology 

Learn practical ways to make the most of online tools to grow your business at a FREE workshop.

When: 1 May 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Office F Tondu Enterprise Centre, Tondu, CF32 9BS
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

LEAN and the Environment: What is LEAN and why should I consider learning more? 

This workshop will give you a general overview of the tools available to a LEAN practitioner and how these tools can be used in any setting to identify issues and provide suitable solutions that can help drive productivity and reduce costs. LEAN is already very popular amongst in a production & manufacturing setting but you will learn how it can also bring benefits to a more traditional office setting.

When: 1 May 2018, 13:00 - 16:00
Where: Bangor University, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor, LL57 2TR
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Business and Economy

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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.

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.

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Tap into a pool of enthusiasm - we’ll help find someone right for your business and support their employment.

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