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The Financial Expert Manufacturing Finance for the Future

When: January 27, 2015 from 9:15 to 14:30
Where: Hallmark Hotel, Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SQ

The Financial Expert is a high impact programme developed for established manufacturers to identify and explain the key financial issues which will underpin the future success of their business. As firms expand and scale up operations, they must develop finance from an operational function to a strategic capability,with Managing Director and Board engagement.

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Event Cheshire East Manufacturing Breakfast

When: January 28, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:00
Where: Meadowside Centre, Congleton, CW12 1DY

An introduction to the Manufacturing Advisory Service, now part of Business Growth Service. Details of funding and support available.

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Pensions & Auto-enrolment Seminar

When: January 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 10:30
Where: Clay Rogers & Partners Ltd 46-47 Water Street B3 1HP Birmingham

This session will give you a background and a step by step guide to coping with the latest pension legislation. You should find his approach both constructive and informative.

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FULLY BOOKED:MAS Skills Workshop - Lean Awareness

When: January 28, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, Lincoln, LN4 1PD

This workshop will provide delegates with a good understanding of Lean Principles and how waste reduction will improve business performance combined with an understanding of Kaizen and how it can be utilised to ensure successful results. Suitable for all levels from shop floor to senior management.

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Pricing Strategies - ten ways manufacturers leave money on the table

When: January 28, 2015 from 17:30 to 20:00
Where: Rowan Suite, 1st Floor, Cedar Court Hotel, Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, Bradford, BD5 8HW

Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance are holding a joint event with their neighbouring Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance that will offer even wider networking opportunities than usual at the same time as hearing an excellent speaker offering hints and tips on pricing strategies – a topic of interest to ALL businesses. Book early for this no doubt popular event!

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How to grow your manufacturing business

When: January 29, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: HSBC Preston, Forest Green, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9LJ

The manufacturing sector is essential to the UK economy and industry, and this is mirrored in the Government’s initiatives to increase activity in the sector. However companies are under increasing pressure to cut costs, meet the rising prices of raw materials and take on the additional risks associated with new markets if they are to survive. Companies within the sector must continuously look at ways to stay ahead and a visit to the Manufacturing Club can give you access to the expertise and insight to help you with this.

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How to grow your manufacturing business

When: January 29, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: HSBC Preston, 1 Forest Green, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9LJ

The manufacturing sector is essential to the UK economy and industry, and this is mirrored in the Government’s initiatives to increase activity in the sector. However companies are under increasing pressure to cut costs, meet the rising prices of raw materials and take on the additional risks associated with new markets if they are to survive. Companies within the sector must continuously look at ways to stay ahead and a visit to the Manufacturing Club can give you access to the expertise and insight to help you with this.

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Managing Poor Performance

When: January 29, 2015 from 15:30 to 17:00
Where: John L Brierley Ltd., Turnbridge Mill, Quay Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6QT

Continuing the CKMA Series of Best Practice Forums the next Human Resources forum will be on managing poor performance. The session will be delivered by Mark Butterick of Reach Higher Human Resources™ who will give a brief overview of best practice in relation to managing poor performance and some of the many pitfalls to consider when tackling this key issue.

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The Future of Technology – Manufacturing Sector

When: February 4, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00
Where: Cottons Hotel, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0SU

Digital technology is changing the way we do business: Join us for an eye opening event that will get you up to speed with key market trends, demystify the jargon of the digital world and provide examples of the ways new technology is delivering better, smarter business for the Manufacturing sector.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS/BRINGING YOUR PRODUCT TO MARKET

When: February 4, 2015 from 10:00 to 14:00
Where: Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF

This workshop is aimed at food and drink manufacturers and designed to help map out the steps that are needed to gain a listing with a major supermarket chain, food service provider or other food and drink retailer.

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FULLY BOOKED: MAS Skills Workshop - Change Management

When: February 5, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Pera, Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0PB

“The only constant is change”. For management this presents an exciting challenge to avoid continuous disruption and confusion. To be effective as change agents and implementers managers need to understand how organisations change and why people react in certain ways. Managers require the skills, techniques and awareness to operate effectively in times of change.

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FULLY BOOKED:MAS Skills Workshop - QCD

When: February 6, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ

It is crucial to monitor the performance of a business and understand how and what you need to measure before even considering how to improve. The key performance indicators of quality, cost and delivery (QCD) will aim to raise standards in 7 key areas (quality of finished products, on-time delivery, staff productivity, stock levels, efficiency of equipment, added value and floor space). Together the measures of QCD give a coherent and overall analysis of performance and provide the basis for continuous measurement and improvement by focussing your priorities.

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OPENING DOORS TO NEW MARKETS - SALSA FOOD ACCREDITATION AND HACCP

When: February 10, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00
Where: Mercure Bolton, Georgian House, Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5RU

The aim of the workshop is to map out the process of due diligence, and support food and drink manufacturers looking to develop new markets, with a particular focus on HACCP, SALSA and BRC.

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DEVELOPING YOUR PRODUCT - TURNING A NEW PRODUCT INTO A UNIQUE PRODUCT

When: February 10, 2015 from 12:30 to 13:30
Where: Mercure Bolton, Georgian House, Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5RU

This workshop, delivered by Chester University, will further explore the processes and procedures business will need to go through before they’re ready to meet the buyer.

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The Financial Expert Manufacturing Finance for the Future

When: February 11, 2015 from 9:15 to 14:30
Where: The Fielder Conference Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9TP

The Financial Expert is a high impact programme developed for established manufacturers to identify and explain the key financial issues which will underpin the future success of their business. As firms expand and scale up operations, they must develop finance from an operational function to a strategic capability,with Managing Director and Board engagement.

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Waddington and Ledger Group Ltd Factory Visit

When: February 11, 2015 from 17:30 to 20:00
Where: Waddington and Ledger Group Ltd, Lowfields Way, Elland, West Yorkshire HX5

Philip Moreland, Director, will explain the history of ownership, site move, lean programme and the ‘5s’ culture in this large multi-media business offering much more than print services with a full design and marketing team. Philip will also cover the good years, the challenging years and their sales and marketing strategy before a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour focused on the manufacturing challenges of shifts; changeovers; lead times etc.

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ISO 14001: 2015 workshop – how is it going to affect you?

When: February 12, 2015 from 9:30 to 13:00
Where: 4th Floor, Teesside University Darlington, Vicarage Road Darlington, DL1 1JW

In this half day session you will learn how to map your transition to the new standard, due for release in early 2015. Take advantage of the extensive experience of our speaker, Marek Bidwell, and stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Maximise your success at trade shows and exhibitions

When: February 12, 2015 from 8:00 to 13:00
Where: Daresbury Innovation Centre, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury

Learn to understand the psychology and commitment needed transform your trade shows and exhibitions.

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Don't Forget the Server!

When: February 12, 2015 from 15:30 to 17:00
Where: BCA Group, Premier Way, Elland, Halifax, HX5 9HF

Quietly humming in a dusty corner, your server can sit there for years, happily providing storage, printing and network services for your users. Servers are often overlooked in system upgrades but keeping a watchful eye on them is critical, as you won’t realise just how important that expensive black box is, until something goes wrong. Learn about why servers are necessary, superior to NAS devices and most importantly keeping them up to date so that they continue to serve your users.

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MAS Skills Workshop - Workplace Organisation (5S)

When: February 13, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, Lincoln, LN4 1PD

Workplace Organisation means developing a stable environment which allows the operator to safely, assemble a part in the standard time, with accurate repeatability without having to hunt for their tools & materials. There are 3 main benefits which are safety, efficiency and controls. The 5 S’s are the first fundamental steps for a company to take when they implement Lean Manufacturing.

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ISO 14001: 2015 workshop – how is it going to affect you?

When: February 13, 2015 from 9:30 to 13:00
Where: Birmingham City Football Club PLC Cattell Rd Birmingham B9 4RL

In this half day session you will learn how to map your transition to the new standard, due for release in early 2015. Take advantage of the extensive experience of our speaker, Marek Bidwell, and stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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CKMA MAS Skills Workshop - Team Leadership

When: February 17, 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00
Where: BCA Group, Premier Way, Elland, Halifax, HX5 9HF

Team Leaders within a continuous improvement environment will be required to establish and maintain working relationships whilst challenging fixed ideas and deal with disagreements in an amicable and constructive way. Teams need to be nurtured and developed in order to reap sustained returns. The only thing more difficult than moving towards and operating in teams is operating without them. To improve the company the people must work collectively as teams. The Team Leader is pivotal to motivate, mobilise and help build the team.

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New to Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for our Manufacturing Businesses

When: February 18, 2015 from 8:15 to 11:30
Where: Derby County Football Club, iPro Stadium, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8XL

Is your business looking to expand into the Nuclear sector? Fit for Nuclear is a *funded business improvement programme that will measure your operations against the standards required to supply the Nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and help you take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

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FULLY BOOKED: MAS Skills Workshop - Change Management

When: February 20, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: AMP Technology Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

“The only constant is change”. For management this presents an exciting challenge to avoid continuous disruption and confusion. To be effective as change agents and implementers managers need to understand how organisations change and why people react in certain ways. Managers require the skills, techniques and awareness to operate effectively in times of change.

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Manufacturers essential guide to successful purchasing - 26th Feb

When: February 26, 2015 from 8:30 to 12:00
Where: EEF Technology Training centre, Unit 3 Nexus Point, Gavin Way, Birmingham, B6 7AF

LEARNING OBJECTIVES An increased awareness of effective Purchasing and its elements, such as the Purchasing Cycle, Supplier Positioning, Measurement of Purchasing Performance, Documentation & Systems, Replenishment systems, Consignment, VMI, Low Value Items, Services, Capital Goods, E-Purchasing, Ethics and legal basics

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MAS Skills Workshop - QCD

When: February 26, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, Lincoln, LN4 1PD

It is crucial to monitor the performance of a business and understand how and what you need to measure before even considering how to improve. The key performance indicators of quality, cost and delivery (QCD) will aim to raise standards in 7 key areas (quality of finished products, on-time delivery, staff productivity, stock levels, efficiency of equipment, added value and floor space). Together the measures of QCD give a coherent and overall analysis of performance and provide the basis for continuous measurement and improvement by focussing your priorities.

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FULLY BOOKED:MAS Skills Workshop - QCD

When: February 27, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Premier Inn Mansfield, Carter Lane East, South Normaton, Alfreton, DE55 2DY

It is crucial to monitor the performance of a business and understand how and what you need to measure before even considering how to improve. The key performance indicators of quality, cost and delivery (QCD) will aim to raise standards in 7 key areas (quality of finished products, on-time delivery, staff productivity, stock levels, efficiency of equipment, added value and floor space). Together the measures of QCD give a coherent and overall analysis of performance and provide the basis for continuous measurement and improvement by focussing your priorities.

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Northampton Middle East Event

When: February 27, 2015 from 8:30 to 13:00
Where: Northampton Chamber of Commerce, Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton NN4 7XD

The Northampton Chamber of Commerce invites you to a high profile event to be held in Northampton providing expert insight into the many lucrative opportunities in energy, infrastructure, finance, education and many more for UK companies in the Middle East.

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FULLY BOOKED:MAS Skills Workshop - QCD

When: March 3, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Premier Inn, Norman Cross, Peterborough, PE7 3TB

It is crucial to monitor the performance of a business and understand how and what you need to measure before even considering how to improve. The key performance indicators of quality, cost and delivery (QCD) will aim to raise standards in 7 key areas (quality of finished products, on-time delivery, staff productivity, stock levels, efficiency of equipment, added value and floor space). Together the measures of QCD give a coherent and overall analysis of performance and provide the basis for continuous measurement and improvement by focussing your priorities.

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MAS Skills Workshop - Change Management

When: March 4, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: btc, Business and Technology Centre, Bessemer Drive, Stevenage, SG1 2DX

“The only constant is change”. For management this presents an exciting challenge to avoid continuous disruption and confusion. To be effective as change agents and implementers managers need to understand how organisations change and why people react in certain ways. Managers require the skills, techniques and awareness to operate effectively in times of change.

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Access the Buyer: Advanced Manufacturing

When: March 10, 2015 from 10:15 to 14:30
Where: The Wilton Centre, Redcar

Business in the Community, supported by Santander, has developed Access the Buyer, a programme to help SMEs access large business supply opportunities. Access the Buyer comprises a nationwide series of sector specific events, bringing selected Buyers and SME suppliers together with the aim to do business and help SMEs grow and create jobs.

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Are you missing a huge business opportunity?

When: March 11, 2015 from 8:00 to 12:00
Where: Aston Villa FC, Birmingham, B6 6HE

When your products are sold do you simply wave them goodbye as they leave? Could you add more value, keep your customers happy and improve your bottom-line. Many manufacturers have re-visited their business model and examined the true opportunity of supply and are now reaping the benefits of providing a value added service for products sold, generating longer-term income streams and keeping hard-earned and valued customers post production and shipping.

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F4N – Fit For Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for Manufacturing Businesses

When: March 18, 2015 from 8:15 to 11:30
Where: Esterline, Darchem Engineering Ltd, Iron Masters Way, Stillington, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 1L

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The Faster Route to Business Growth

When: March 18, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:15
Where: Trent Bridge, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AG

Join us to find out how to exploit online channels from a true pioneer in the social media and digital marketing sector. Guest speaker Nik Hewitt from Tank PR has worked in the digital industry for almost 20 years devising and implementing award-winning campaigns for high-profile clients such as the Daily Mail, AT&T, Speedo, The National Space Centre and even Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

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Introduction to Lean Manufacturing - 24th March

When: March 24, 2015 from 8:30 to 12:00
Where: EEF Technology Training centre, Unit 3 Nexus Point, Gavin Way, Birmingham, B6 7AF

Session Objectives are to provide delegates with a good understanding of Lean Principles, to enable delegates to decide how to deploy Lean Principles in their business and to help delegates to identify areas for projects.

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CKMA MAS Skills Workshop - QCD

When: March 25, 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00
Where: John L Brierley, Turnbridge Mill, Quay Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6QT

It is crucial to monitor the performance of a business and understand how and what you need to measure before even considering how to improve. The key performance indicators of quality, cost and delivery (QCD) will aim to raise standards in 7 key areas (quality of finished products, on-time delivery, staff productivity, stock levels, efficiency of equipment, added value and floor space). Together the measures of QCD give a coherent and overall analysis of performance and provide the basis for continuous measurement and improvement by focussing your priorities

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