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February 2018

East Northants: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development info event

20th February @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
East Northamptonshire County Council, Cedar Drive
Thrapston, Northampton, NN14 4LZ United Kingdom
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The rural economy plays an important role in the SEMLEP area. A quarter of people live in and a third of VAT registered businesses are based in rural areas. Join our information event to learn more about the European Funding which is available for rural growth. This event will provide an overview of the EAFRD Funds and explain the priorities, it will also give you the opportunity to speak to the Fund Managers to discuss your project ideas. The three…

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Webinars: Developing Trading Activities

20th February @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

How will you develop your trading activities and sell your goods or services to more customers ? This webinar will show you how to: Develop new ideas and assess their viability Assess the risks involved Develop existing products or services Segment your clients Form partnerships and alliances Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive recruitment consultancy business for over 23 years and has worked in a…

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Apprenticeship Levy Forum

22nd February @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A forum for companies involved in the apprenticeship levy to share best practice & updates. The Apprenticeship Levy Forum is open to all those who are paying the Apprenticeship levy to share best practice and be updated. Past meeting updates have included: Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships, Tour of NITAL & Northampton College providers. Meetings are rotated between companies and training providers. All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise notified. For more details please email charlotte.patrick@northampton.ac.uk We are always keen to…

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People, Policies and Planning

28th February @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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This half day interactive workshop looks at the management and operational skills and techniques which are required to grow and sustain your business. Setting and Communicating the Vision and strategic aims for the business Recruiting the right staff for your team Flexible working, work/life balance, wellbeing Engaging and managing the team - Culture, attitudes and behaviour, excitement, motivation, feedback Performance management Understanding regulations that affect your business (e.g. waste disposal regulations, equality and diversity, employment) Risk management Ensuring appropriate policies…

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March 2018

Cyber Security

1st March @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Northampton Innovation Centre, Green Street
Northampton, NN1 1SY United Kingdom
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Are you equipped to manage your cyber security risks? Has it ever crossed your mind that cyber security is almost compulsory in 2018? Do you ever think that it could never happen to you? THINK AGAIN!!! Your business is ALWAYS at risk, no matter how 'safe' you think you may be online.  Join this half-day workshop designed to cover the essentials of cyber security. The workshop starts by introducing the cyber threat landscape focusing on hackers and how they operate.…

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Northamptonshire HR Forum

2nd March @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A peer to peer forum for HR practitioners based in Northamptonshire companies.  The group meets regularly to share the latest information and best practice.  The group undertakes a yearly salary and benefits survey. Presentations recently have included direct sourcing of candidates via the web, Restrictive Covenants. All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise notified For more details please email charlotte.patrick@northampton.ac.uk We are always keen to hear from potential new members interested in joining these popular and proactive groups, which are industry…

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Bedfordshire: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development info event

5th March @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

The rural economy plays an important role in the SEMLEP area. A quarter of people live in and a third of VAT registered businesses are based in rural areas. Join our information event to learn more about the European Funding which is available for rural growth. This event will provide an overview of the EAFRD Funds and explain the priorities, it will also give you the opportunity to speak to the Fund Managers to discuss your project ideas.  The three…

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Webinar: Leadership & Management

7th March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

What is the difference between leadership and management? This webinar will show you: • Different types and styles of leadership • The top tips and tactics of leadership • The fatal mistake that leaders make • What makes an effective manager • The importance of training • The key to successful management • The best guide to future performance Presenter: Andrew Cook, Business Adviser Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive…

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Threats to SME’s

8th March @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A forum for companies to network and discuss common threats and develop potential solutions.      Ricoh UK and Northamptonshire Growth Hub are joining to host an event for local SMEs. This is a great opportunity to network with like-minded businesses, discuss the common threats being faced, identify the route causes and develop potential solutions. You have the opportunity to discuss with a Growth Hub business adviser about support in areas varying from digital support to helping you develop new…

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Northamptonshire Logistics Forum

15th March @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The forum enables logistics companies to meet and share best practice and information and put Northamptonshire Logistics at the forefront of collaboration and innovation. Discussions include Northamptonshire Logistics Awards Dinner, funding, training, mentoring schemes, progression of Logistics Driver Assessment Scheme, recruitment & infrastructure challenges. All meetings are 8.30-10.30am unless otherwise notified For more details please email charlotte.patrick@northampton.ac.uk We are always keen to hear from potential new members interested in joining these popular and proactive groups, which are industry led and…

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