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Business Growth Unlimited Launch Event

When: July 7, 2015 from 8:00 to 12:00
Where: Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

Business Growth Unlimited are hosting a free event, showcasing support and funding activities that can help your business grow. Hear from their specialists on Lean Manufacturing, New Product Development, Quality & Compliance, Strategy, Marketing and Leadership.

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Doing Business with Sensor City - Networking, Knowledge and Next Steps Event

When: July 7, 2015 from 9:30 to 15:00
Where: Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG

The next Sensor City Business Engagement event is aimed at bringing together business professionals and academics with a vested interest in the development of sensor systems and technologies - to network, share knowledge, capability and industry insights and find out how the Sensor City initiative has progressed in the last 6 months.

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Business Growth Unlimited Launch Event

When: July 8, 2015 from 8:00 to 12:00
Where: Best Western SOT Moat House Hotel, Festival Way, ST1 5BQ

Business Growth Unlimited are hosting a free event, showcasing support and funding activities that can help your business grow. Hear from their specialists on Lean Manufacturing, New Product Development, Quality & Compliance, Strategy, Marketing and Leadership.

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Bradford Industry Group

When: July 8, 2015 from 10:30 to 15:30
Where: Polymer IRC, School of Engineering Design & Technology, University of Bradford, Bradford, W Yorks, BD7 1DP

This meeting will focus on current research & new opportunities created in our laboratories, and the exciting 'Make it in Plastics' venture. It will provide an opportunity to meet with experts, see new and developing technology, and hear about strategic initiatives and ways of helping companies grow.

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Teesvalley Business Summit

When: July 8, 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00
Where: Teesside University, Olympia Building, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

Tees Valley Business Summit is the largest event of its kind in the Tees Valley. With up to 100 exhibitors, and 600 visitors in attendance on the day the networking opportunities are endless. Now into its 4th year, the 2015 Business Summit is set to be the biggest and best so far so don't miss out, register your FREE place today. Visit the Business Growth Service stand and meet the local Business Growth Managers who can help with your business support queries.

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Strategy Supply Chain & Marketing Workshop

When: July 14, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU

Will your business strategy meet the future sustainability of the business? Many businesses supporting supply chain is not sufficiently aligned to the companies strategic goals and objectives to create success. Colin Hanson-New, Strategy Specialist, will provide an overview of how you can address these shortfalls within your business and overcome these challenges. Is the lack of sales & marketing expertise in your business a barrier for growth? Attend this session to hear from Marketing Specialist Martin Parry on gaining strategic marketing skills and top tips on how to write a successful marketing plan

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Offshore Wind & Nuclear Supply Chain Opportunities for Steel Fabrication Companies

When: July 14, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Materials Processing Institute, Eston Road, Middlesborough, TS6 6US

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of upcoming opportunities in the Offshore Wind and Nuclear Sectors specifically for Heavy Fabrication Companies based in the North East of England.

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SME Support for material challenges

When: July 14, 2015 from 9:30 to 17:00
Where: G7 Netshape Manufacturing Building University of Birmingham Edgbaston B15 2SE Birmingham

Are you a manufacturing SME based in the West Midlands? Do you need help with your materials, products, components and quality control challenges? If so, the CHART materials characterisation facility can assist you. Why not attend a workshop to find out more?

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Purchasing and Procurement Workshop

When: July 16, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: GTG Training Centre, Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton, WV11 3SZ

Join us for this informative half day session, and leave with a better understanding of how to improve your businesses purchasing process. Learning outcomes will include: -How to assess how well you are managing all the aspects of your purchasing function -Evaluate if the purchasing function is fully integrated into the rest of the business and valued by the Directors and Production Department -Feel comfortable that you have the correct suppliers and that they are performing consistently well to the targets agreed with them

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Business Efficiency through Lean

When: July 16, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Birmingham City FC, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL

Attend our informative workshop and understand what ‘Lean’ means and how it could benefit your business. Key areas covered will be how to reduce your lead times and Improve quality, costs and delivery. Explain and demonstrate the advantages gained by implementing Lean Principles

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Fit for Nuclear - Real Market Opportunities for Our Manufacturers

When: August 6, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:30
Where: National Metalforming Centre, 49 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 6PY

Join MAS on 6th August for an exclusive insight into the nuclear industry.... And find out more about the fantastic package of funding and support available from Fit For Nuclear to help you position your company to win new business in Nuclear. We would urge all manufacturers with transferable products or technologies that could be applied to nuclear, or who are already supplying to the sector, to attend.

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New Product Development & Compliance Workshop

When: August 25, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

Looking to successfully launch a new product? Join New Product Development specialist Roy Pulley, who will share with you his first hand experience on ways to reduce risk for your business and advise on avoiding the many potential pitfalls a new product launch can bring. Is your business up to standard? Having the correct quality assurance and accreditation can mean the difference between winning new business or not. Hear from specialist Mike Paxton on his successful process guide to achieving the necessary accreditations your business needs, whichever industry you belong to, including food, rail, aerospace and medical.

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Effective Lean Management

When: September 3, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

This workshop will help you understand the key elements of Lean and Continuous Improvement, and how you can best prepare the business for delivering business wide improvements.

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Purchasing and Procurement Workshop

When: September 10, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

Join us for this informative half day session, and leave with a better understanding of how to improve your businesses purchasing process.

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Employment Law/HR Workshop

When: September 15, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Birmingham City FC, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL

This workshop will provide an overview of the basic Employment Law Principles that every employer needs to be aware of and comply with, from Disability to Discrimination. The session will also involve a hands on case study approach to how these principles may occur in everyday work situations. Delivered by Nicky Purba, Senior HR Professional with 20 years HR and Commercial experience.

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Digital Business Bootcamp

When: September 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 13:00
Where: Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

The Business Growth Service and UKTI invite you to join us at our Digital Business Bootcamp. Digital Marketing Expert Susan Hallam will show you how to combine digital techonology and government support for serious business growth. Andy Cox, Cox & Plant will explain how the support he received from MAS, Growth Accelerator and UKTI has helped his business grow, and the power of digital marketing.

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Venturefest Manchester 2015

When: September 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00
Where: The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX

Venturefest returns to Manchester in September, with its unique brand of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and the chance to network with some of the region’s most successful business leaders. Organised by the Business Growth Hub, with support from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, Venturefest 2015 is all about technology and innovation, and the ways in which they can help companies to grow.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

When: September 24, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

When: September 24, 2015 from 13:30 to 16:30
Where: Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation. This workshop is aimed at manufacturing organisations who currently have ISO 9001 and will need to make the changes that are planned to take effect in 2015. The changes are likely to be extensive covering areas such as leadership, risk management, emphasis on objectives measurement and change, communication and awareness, and fewer prescriptive requirements. However they will also offer business benefits in the form of helping to identify new opportunities, and increasing business resilience to external environmental factors.

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Increase Your Business Growth Through Selling Online

When: September 30, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Worcestershire County Cricket Club, County Ground, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

In the last 5 years, businesses purchasing online has more than doubled! In this workshop Philip Oakley will show you how you can grow your business with online sales. Specifically by the end of this course you will be able to; • Evaluate how using SEO and Social Media can increase online sales • Understand distribution, accounting and customer service when selling online. • Understand online sales channels and multi-channel strategies • Analyse how Web Analytics can help get more sales • Understand taking payments online

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Employment Law/HR Workshop

When: October 1, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

This workshop will provide an overview of the basic Employment Law Principles that every employer needs to be aware of and comply with, from Disability to Discrimination. The session will also involve a hands on case study approach to how these principles may occur in everyday work situations. Delivered by Nicky Purba, Senior HR Professional with 20 years HR and Commercial experience.

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SC21 Workshop

When: October 6, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Himley Hall & Park, Just off A449, Dudley, DY3 4DF

SC21 is a recognised Supply Chain Program to help business improve its competitiveness within the Aerospace and Defence sector. SC21 can help you achieve objectives and changes set by the industry, to make your business, its products/services and people a more attractive proposition to customers.

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SMMT Open Forum

When: October 15, 2015 from 8:30 to 14:00
Where: Cranmore Park Conference Centre, Solihull, B90 4LF

Open Forum brings together approximately 300 business-to-business delegates for a day of presentations, knowledge sharing and discussion. The events offer excellent networking opportunities with leading figures from the automotive industry. The events focuses on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain, with experts and key decision makers speaking on a variety of industry topics. This event is suitable for UK based automotive supply chain companies who directly supply into tier 1 and tier 2 organisations as well as vehicle manufactures.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 14001:2015

When: October 16, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

When: October 16, 2015 from 13:30 to 16:30
Where: Stoke Chamber, Commerce House, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BE

In this half day session you will learn what the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are, and how to map your transition to the new standard. Stay ahead of the game by identifying how the changes will affect your organisation.

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Purchasing and Procurement Workshop

When: October 20, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Moorlands House Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6HQ

Join us for this informative half day session, and leave with a better understanding of how to improve your businesses purchasing process.

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TRAM UK 2015

When: November 10, 2015 from 9:00 to November 11, 2015 from 9:00
Where: Magna Science Adventure Centre Sheffield Road Templeborough Rotherham S60 1DX

TRAM is an international aerospace conference and table top exhibition focused on transferring advanced manufacturing technologies to the business leaders, managers and engineers who lead or play a key role in a facility that serves the aerospace sector.

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