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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 June 2018, 09:15 - 16:30
Where: Gladstone's Library, Deeside, CH5 3DF
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: 26 June 2018, 09:15 - 13:15
Where: Bloomfield House Community Centre, Narberth, SA67 7ES
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Superfast Business Wales Partner event – 5 Winning Digital Marketing Trends 
A two hour breakfast briefing and networking session.
Find out about the latest trends in digital marketing and what they mean for businesses. Practical tips and tools to help businesses win with digital marketing and grow.
Learn from the experts:

  • Digital marketing – mastering the basics
  • 5 key trends in digital
  • What can your business do right now?
  • The future of digital

When: 27 June 2018, 08:00 - 10:00
Where: The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, SA9 1JJ
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Presentation Skills 
People with excellent communication skills are more likely to be successful in their work.  How well you communicate determines how you and your ideas come across and whether or not you achieve your objectives.  This one day course will explore tactics and methods to improve your ability to communicate with confidence.  Whether you are new to the world of work or experienced this course has something to offer you.

When: 27 June 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Continuing & Professional Education - Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Event organiser: CPD Unit Cardiff University
Cost: £195.00

3D Printing - Should I Invest?
We have all heard of Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) or 3D Printing for some time now. However, the size that can be achieved has been too small or the speeds have been too slow. Mazak have developed a range of Hybrid Multi-Tasking machines that combine the latest ALM techniques with precision machining.

Please join Industry Wales at the Mazak European Headquarters and Manufacturing Plant in Worcester on the 28th June 2018 at 10:30am to witness first hand why you need to consider the latest technologies available.

When: 28 June 2018, 10:30 - 15:00
Where: Mazak Factory, Worcester, WR4 9NF
Event organiser: Industry Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 17 spaces left on this event.

Chamber Lunch at Craxton Wood and Annual General Meeting
To be held at the beautiful MacDonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our networking lunch and optional AGM.  With a delicious two-course meal and plenty of Chamber members and non members alike in attendance, we can promise this will be an event to remember.

When: 28 June 2018, 12:30 - 15:30
Where: Craxton Wood Hotel, Chester, CH66 9PB
Event organiser: West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce
Cost: From £10.50

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 June 2018, 13:00 - 17:00
Where: The Heronston Hotel Best Western, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

ISO 45001 Migration to the New Standard

When: 29 June 2018, 09:00 - 16:00
Where: Waterton Centre, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
Event organiser: Wales Quality Centre
Cost: From £330.00

Google Analytics Training

Google Analytics is one of the most powerful and useful digital tools available to organisations. It helps you measure and improve your digital marketing efforts. Our Google Analytics course is designed to help you better understand the activities of your customers, potential customers and even competitors to and around your website.

When: 29 June 2018, 09:15 - 16:30
Where: Regus House, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RU
Event organiser: Marketing Tom Media
Cost: From £214.80

Freeing Up Internal Cash For Growth

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

When: 2 July 2018, 09:15 - 16:30
Where: Wrexham Enterprise Hub, Wrexham, LL11 1NF
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Round the Table Networking at The Olive Tree Brasserie

Working alongside the team at the Conwy Business Centre, the Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to come join us for ’round the table’ networking!

When: 3 July 2018, 09:00 - 11:00
Where: The Olive Tree Brasserie, Chester, CH1 2LE
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: 3 July 2018, 09:00 - 13:00
Where: Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, NP7 5EN
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 8 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: 3 July 2018, 09:15 - 13:15
Where: Antur Teifi Business Centre, Llanelli, SA15 1UH
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Copy Writing

This highly practical course will help participants understand how to write professional and effective copy. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a good story and the key techniques for writing effective and engaging copy, as well as the importance of successful proof reading.

When: 3 July 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Continuing & Professional Education - Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Event organiser: CPD Unit Cardiff University
Cost: £195.00

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