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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:


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: 23 October 2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Where: Business In Focus (Newport), Newport, NP20 2AH
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Social Media 

Winning with social media
90% of businesses increase brand awareness with social media. Social media marketing is a really easy way to raise your profile, attract new customers, and win new business. We’ll show you how to exploit social media at this fully-funded workshop.

When: 24 October 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: Bangor University, Management Centre, Bangor, LL57 2DG
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 5 spaces left on this event.


3D Printing 

This course provides delegates with an opportunity to design, optimise and then manufacture physical components using the 3D Printing process. You will work first with design projects before moving on to generating a number of 3D components. This course is offered one to one, in which you will first design a number of component before learning how to fabricate these designs using the 3D Printer. 3D Printing is a completely new group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional Computer Aided Design data.

When: 24 October 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: Computer Training Wales
Cost: £165.00

Engineering Drawing 

This course is specifically for those who would like to produce engineering drawings to BS:EN 8888:2011 within a CAD environment. This course is the modern equivalent of learning engineering drafting, but within a computer aided design environment. Upon completion delegates will gain a solid understanding of developing engineering drawings and will have the ability to create and manage 2D designs to BS:EN 8888:2011. This is a very interactive course which is conducted in small numbers, we believe that this is the perfect learning environment for this type of training.

When: 24 October 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: Computer Training Wales
Cost: £165.00

Employing for the first time 

Come and find out what you should do and consider when employing your first employee. 

When: 24 October 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Glasdir Centre, Llanrwst, LL26 0DF
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Equality and Diversity Surgeries 

Our Equality and Diversity Advisors can offer you support and guidance on a wide range of HR and employment related issues.  They can help you to grow and develop your business to fulfil your vision and ambition.

When: 24 October 2017, 09:30 - 16:00
Where: Ty Myrddin, Carmarthen, SA31 1LP
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Using Mailchimp for Email Marketing (Half Day) 

This is a must attend for anyone thinking of starting email marketing for their business.

When: 24 October 2017, 10:00 - 13:00
Where: InSynch Offices, Flexspace, Battlefield Enterprise Park. SY1 3FE, Shrewsbury, SY1 3FE
Event organiser: InSynch
Cost: £20.00

Business Kick Starter 

Calling all young people who are keen to start their own business! We are holding a free 2 day business event aimed at helping you kick start your business idea.

  • A range of workshops to help you understand all aspects of starting a business;
  • Support, mentoring and advice from expert speakers;
  • Chance to work together in a team on a business idea;
  • Pitching a business idea, with prizes available for the winning pitches;
  • An unforgettable experience, plus the chance to network with like-minded people

When: 24 October 2017 - 25 October 2017, 15:00 - 16:30
Where: UWTSD Townhill Campus Swansea, Swansea, SA1 6ED
Event organiser: Big Ideas Wales
Cost: Free

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


Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Digital 

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: 25 October 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: Future Inn, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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: 25 October 2017, 09:30 - 13:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £120.00

Business and Economy

Apprenticeship Awards

Friday 20 October 2017 at the Celtic Manor, Newport. Awards Booking Form.


Fieldwork has now begun on the Employer Skills Survey 2017

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

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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