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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:

ISO 9001 : 2015 QMS Lead Auditor

5 Day IRCA accredited training course

Provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out audits of management systems against ISO 9001:20015.

When: 20 August 2018 - 24 August 2018, 09:00 - 16:00
Where: Waterton Centre, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
Event organiser: Wales Quality Centre
Cost: From £1,068.00

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: 21 August 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Oriel Y Parc Visitor Centre, Saint Davids, SA62 6NW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 6 spaces left on this event.

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: 21 August 2018, 13:30 - 16:30
Where: University of South Wales - Newport, Newport, NP20 2BP
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Website Revenue Optimisation

Website Revenue Optimisation

When: 22 August 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
Where: Wrexham Enterprise Hub, Wrexham, LL11 1AT
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: 23 August 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Village Hotel, Swansea / Abertawe, SA1 8QY
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Business Photography

Heulwyn Roberts -Business Photography

When: 29 August 2018, 12:00 - 14:00
Where: Wrexham Enterprise Hub, Wrexham, LL11 1AT
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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: 6 September 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: The Heronston Hotel Best Western, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 6 spaces left on this event.

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: 10 September 2018 - 11 September 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Continuing & Professional Education - Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Event organiser: CPD Unit Cardiff University
Cost: £395.00

Round the Table Networking at Cheshire FA

Come and join us at Cheshire FA for what we can ensure will be an event to remember!

When: 11 September 2018, 08:30 - 10:30
Where: Cheshire FA, Northwich, CW8 4BG
Event organiser: West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce
Cost: From £0.00

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: 11 September 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Bryn Howel Hotel, Llangollen, LL20 7UW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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: 12 September 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Innovation Centre for Enterprise (ICE), Caerphilly, CF83 3GG
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: Booking for this event is now closed.

Growing Your Business, Growing Your Profits

Do you have ambitions to grow your business but not sure where to start? The aim of this workshop is to provide delegates with a basis on which to plan for growth.

When: 13 September 2018, 09:15 - 13:30
Where: Brecon Castle Hotel, Brecon, LD3 9DB
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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: 13 September 2018, 09:15 - 13:15
Where: Ty Myrddin, Carmarthen, SA31 1LP
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Business and Economy


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.

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?
Prentisiaethau - GE - Apprenticeships
How do I access high quality training and raise skills levels across my business?
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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