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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:

Business Start Up: Social Media & Digital Marketing Workshop

Getting more from Social Media for Business & Digital Marketing for Business

This course is specifically designed for pre-start-up businesses and newly formed businesses, up to 12 months of trading.

To fully benefit from this workshop please bring a laptop or device with you on the day. 

When: 11 December 2017, 10:00 - 16:30
Where: Bangor University, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor, LL57 2TR
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: This event is now fully booked.

 

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: 11 December 2017, 13:30 - 16:00
Where: Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
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 December 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: OpTic Glyndwr, St Asaph, LL17 0JD
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: Booking for this event is now closed.

 

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 December 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, SA32 8HN
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: Booking for this event is now closed.

 

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

Mince Pie Meet Up 
A free networking event where you can meet likeminded entrepreneurs and enjoy a short inspirational talk about the latest marketing trends.

When: 12 December 2017, 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Ten Maryport Coffee Shop, Penylan, CF23 5JX
Event organiser: Big Ideas 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: 13 December 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, NP7 5EN
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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

 

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: 14 December 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: Conwy Business Centre / Canolfan Busnes Conwy, Llandudno Junction / Cyffordd Llandudno, LL31 9XX
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

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

 

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: 19 December 2017, 09:00 - 13:30
Where: University of South Wales: Centre for Enterprise / Prifysgol De Cymru: Canolfan Fenter, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
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.

 

Stress Management for Managers 
Our Stress Management for Managers course helps managers recognise behavioural and physical signs of stress of their staff members. This course also helps to remind managers of their responsibilities through the HSE Stress Management Standards which includes demands, controls, relationships, roles, support and change.

When: 19 December 2017, 09:30 - 13:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £55.00

 

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: 19 December 2017, 13:30 - 16:30
Where: The Maltings, Cardiff Bay, CF24 5EA
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: 19 December 2017, 13:30 - 16:30
Where: University of South Wales - Exchange, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

 

Business and Economy

Gwobrau Prentisiaethau Cymru 2017 Apprenticeship Awards

The awards ceremony brought together the best of learners, employers and training providers from across Wales.

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%. 
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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Accelerated Growth programme
The Accelerated Growth Programme forms part of the Welsh Government's Business Wales Entrepreneur and SME support services.The aim of the programme is to support and develop Start up and SME's within Wales that have high growth aspirations and potential.    

Welsh Government News

Maelor Foods
North Wales poultry plant creates 150 jobs.
Ipsen
The Ipsen pharmaceutical company has announced a £22m investment in their site in Wrexham.

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