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October 2017

An Introduction to Business Resilience for SMEs

24th October @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Free

Businesses in the Northamptonshire are invited to a free business resilience workshop on 24th October 2017, which is organised and facilitated by Northamptonshire Growth Hub in partnership with BHIB Insurance Brockers and Aviva. Business resilience is the ability of a business to successfully adapt to interruptions such as severe weather or fire; a resilient business should be able to continue their business operations even when faced with a significant event. Are you or your business prepared to confront any major…

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A to Z of Growth Finance workshop

26th October @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

As a successful business owner, you know that getting access to finance and specialist advice at the right time is crucial to you making decisions about expanding, diversifying or exporting. The good news is that more is being done to boost the range of finance options available for businesses like yours. However, navigating your way around the different offers can be difficult. This free workshop, delivered in conjunction with the British Business Bank will help you to understand the types…

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November 2017

An Introduction to Energy Efficiency for SMEs

1st November @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This two-hour workshop will help small companies in Northamptonshire learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and make the most of the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund. Topics covered include: - Understanding and reducing energy bills through behavioural and low cost measures Introduction to energy management How to understand your energy usage bills How to implement approaches to energy management and behaviour change to achieve real saving - Focus on major areas of energy consumption…

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Innovation In Products, Processes and Supply Chain Workshop

2nd November @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northampton, TBC United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

This workshop will look at how innovation can be utilised in business to develop new products, services and processes and also how this can be applied to the Supply Chain. Understanding innovation and how it can enable business growth, for example competitive edge, streamlining, cost savings, new customers and exploring the advantages The importance of market research to understand what exists and the gaps and potential opportunities The difference between new to the firm and new to the market and…

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Selection and Recruitment Process – Workshop

16th November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Although you may not think it, HR is such a crucial part of keeping a business productive. If your people aren’t happy, they’re not motivated, staff turnover is higher and you’ll spend too much time dealing with matters that could be prevented. This workshop is delivered by Gateway HR in partnership with Northamptonshire Growth Hub. Workshop outline : Recruitment decisions can have a lasting impact on the future success of your business, get it right and success is contagious providing…

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Growing your Business using Digital Marketing

22nd November @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Digital Marketing is one of the most common areas we get asked for advice about. While most people know that Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites can be used to promote their business, people often rush on to digital platforms without understanding how they should be marketing their business, or without devising and developing an appropriate strategy. Delivered by local agency Jump Media Group, this workshop will guide businesses through key areas of marketing focus before looking at how…

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Innovations in Marketing Workshop

22nd November @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Free

The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Northamptonshire Growth Hub and the Velocity Growth Hub is organising a workshop designed to bring business leaders bang up to date with the very latest thinking in Marketing. Who is it for? Aspirational leaders and managers of small and medium sized Business 2 Business companies based in Northamptonshire / South East Midlands (5+ employees). This is a workshop for businesses who have already invested in marketing and have all the basics in…

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Investment for Innovation Workshop

29th November @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northampton, TBC United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

This workshop will look at the options available for investing in innovation and what a business can do to ensure that it is ‘investment ready’. The workshop needs to be interactive and provide tools and techniques that can be applied within the business. Financial business planning, what is required and why Introduction to different types of finance, e.g. Loans Equity, e.g. business angel network Proof of concept (Midlands Engine Investment Fund) Grants, e.g. through the project,  Innovate UK Investment readiness…

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