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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:

Pricing for Profit (February 2017 - August 2017)

This module focuses on this important area of costing and pricing. It helps you identify the types of costs you may incur in your business, explains the different methods of pricing and gives you guidance to set the price for your products and services.

When: 21 August 2017, 09:30 - 12:30
Where: ACT Training, Cardiff, CF24 5ET
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Managing Your Finances (February 2017- August 2017)

This workshop looks at the key elements of running the money side of your business. It introduces the basic financial statements, shows you how a Profit and Loss Account and balance sheet are put together and explains cashflow statements. In short, it helps you understand enough of the detail to take control of your business.

When: 21 August 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
Where: ACT Training, Cardiff, CF24 5ET
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: 22 August 2017, 08:00 - 10:00
Where: Village Hotel, Swansea / Abertawe, SA1 8QY
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Spaces left: There are only 10 spaces left on this event.


Computer Game Development

This four-day course will teach you all the skills that you need to become a competent 3D computer games developer using the Unreal Engine 4. By the end of this course you will have an excellent understanding of all the key techniques to create games for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS Vita or Nintendo Switch. This is an intense course, which will push delegates to their creative limits. At the end of the four days, you will have a good understanding of the utility of the engine. You will complete a range of projects and will develop confidence into how Unreal Engine 4 can be used to create graphically rich interactive computer games.

When: 22 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: Computer Training Wales
Cost: £750.00

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

Business and Economy

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%. 
Crimewatch Alarms Newport

Training and development is top of the agenda for Newport business.

Prentisiaethau - Barclays - Apprenticeships
How do I recruit staff with the talent to drive the business forward?
How do I access high quality training and raise skills levels across my business?

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

B2Space and Snowdonia Aerospace Centre have unveiled proposals for a satellite launching project at the Llanbedr airfield in Gwynedd by 2020, with the creation of about 90 jobs.

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