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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom

October 2019

Developing New Business By Telephone

Wed 23rd October @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250

Master the art of actively canvassing for new business using the telephone, exploring the actions necessary to take in order to get new contacts and create business opportunities. Who should attend? All individuals tasked with creating new business leads. What will it cover? • A cold vs warm telephone manner • Communication methods required • Assertiveness • Confidence with using the phone

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Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

Fri 25th October @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£100 – £130 15 tickets left

Achieve a national award and arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to provide treatment to casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner with this training course. Who should attend? Individuals and business owners who want to receive training in emergency first aid or nominated first aiders. What will it cover? • Responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation • How to deal with an unresponsive casualty • Basic hygiene in First Aid • Burns • Epilepsy • Resuscitation…

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Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

Fri 25th October @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£100 – £130 19 tickets left

Achieve a national award and arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to provide treatment to casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner with this training course. Who should attend? Individuals and business owners who want to receive training in emergency first aid or nominated first aiders. What will it cover? • Responsibilities and reporting • Assessment of the situation • How to deal with an unresponsive casualty • Basic hygiene in First Aid • Burns • Epilepsy • Resuscitation…

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A Fresh Cup of Networking

Thu 31st October @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 6 tickets left

Taking a more relaxed approach to meeting other Finest members, this is a chance to pop in for a chat over coffee. Representatives from the Steering and Events & Marketing Groups will be on hand to chat about Finest, what you’re looking to get out of Finest and how to make the most of your membership. It’s especially ideal for new members but equally useful for “older” members too as this event is really just an open-ended invitation to drop…

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November 2019

Incoterms 2020

Tue 12th November @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£130 – £160 20 tickets left

SOLD OUT Examining the relevance of Incoterms to your business, this course explains the delivery terms which determine buyers and sellers’ risks and responsibilities in international contracts. This is the ideal course if you are a beginner or experienced international trader as it provides detailed information regarding Incoterms 2020. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • Incoterms and their purpose • The definition of Incoterm 2020 rules • The role of the parties…

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Supervision & Management

Tue 12th November @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250 13 tickets left

Learn the skills you need to manage others and create a happy and effective team. On this training course you will discover the importance of motivating your team and the different management styles. Who should attend? Individuals who oversee staff members and their roles. What will it cover? • How to get the best from your team • How to motivate staff members • Different management styles • How to create an effective team

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Difficult Conversations

Tue 12th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250 20 tickets left

Discover how you can communicate directly and honestly by mitigating situations as they arise and negotiating resolutions through powerful conversations. Who should attend? Those who already lead a team or work in close contact with other groups or departments. What will it cover? • An understanding of the principles of clear communication and setting expectations • Awareness of your own impact • How to prepare for and start the conversation • Tips for avoiding conflict

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BCC International Methods of Payment

Tue 12th November @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£130 – £160 20 tickets left

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of payment used in international trade. Understanding the necessary documentation and complying with the requirements of each method of payment for international trade, will help your business achieve trouble-free international trade transactions. Who should attend? Shipping technicians, international salespeople and individuals working in accounts and finance. What will it cover? • The methods of payment used in international trade • The necessary documentation needed • Compliance requirements

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Employment, Skills and HR Forum

Wed 13th November @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Wed 18th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free

Our forums are specifically targeted to individual business sectors, allowing for current industry concerns, interests and issues to be aired and addressed. These exclusive meetings are held regularly, however, places are limited. This forum is tasked with exchanging information on human resources, skills, education and training. Recent topics covered include: the living wage, apprenticeship levy, and gender pay gap reporting. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters and receives updates on developments in employment law.  

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Marketing Morning

Tue 19th November @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free – £10.00 75 tickets left

You spoke, and we heard! The chamber membership has expressed their interest in marketing, and rightly so! We recognise that it is an important part of your business strategy, and we’re happy to support. All are welcome, so, if you’re just starting out, or consider yourself a seasoned professional, we’d love to have you here. We’ll bring the industry experts, if you bring the questions! Get ready for interactive panel discussions, sharing best practice, knowledge and quality networking. Join us,…

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Future Finest & NexGen Potential Members Breakfast

Wed 20th November @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 59 tickets left

Interested in joining Future Finest or NexGen? If so, join us at our potential members breakfast for a flavour of what Future Finest and NexGen are all about! This event will give you the opportunity to meet and mingle with existing members and gain a better understanding of what these two memberships can offer your aspiring talent. Existing members will be on hand to share their own stories and give a first-hand account of the value they gain from their…

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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Masterclass

Thu 21st November @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250 6 tickets left

A full day presenter led workshop, in a small group, to help international traders understand AEO and review Customs requirements in detail. We will provide a practical explanation of how to apply, the preparation required and help delegates understand and appreciate the effort and preparation required versus the business benefit. The AEO Workshop includes: • Understanding the origins of AEO and it’s place in global trade and regulation • EU and UK Customs role in AEO • Detailed review of…

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Practical Risk Assessment

Fri 22nd November @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£100 – £130 20 tickets left

Identify potential areas of risk in your own workplace with this training course. By creating an effective plan to minimise risk, this will help protect you and your colleagues from workplace hazards and ensure appropriate health and safety law is followed. Who should attend? Individuals or business owners. What will it cover? • Legislation • Risks and hazards • Risk matrices • Workplace problems

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E-Cert & Completing Export Documentation

Tue 26th November @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£130 – £160 20 tickets left

Explore the opportunities E-Z cert can provide as a fast, cost-effective service that can support and help businesses to prepare and certify export documents online. Completing this course will enable you to complete export documentation correctly. Who should attend? Shipping clerks and individuals working in finance, logistics and sales. What will it cover? • How to complete export documents • The skills and knowledge of international trade procedures • Where to go for sources of information

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Staffordshire Chamber’s AGM

Wed 27th November @ 8:30 am - 10:15 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 57 tickets left

Staffordshire Chamber members are cordially invited to our Staffordshire Chamber Annual General Meeting. Hear an overview of achievements from the previous 12 months and welcome our new Board Members to the panel. Agenda: 08:30 - Arrival & refreshments 09:00 - Welcome 09:05 - Confirm last year’s Annual General Meeting minutes 09:10 - Stafford Local Area Board Report 09:20 - Staffordshire Moorlands Local Area Board Report 09:30 - President’s Report 09:45 - Annual Accounts 09:55 - Ratify: -Election of Council &…

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Speed Networking

Thu 28th November @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 32 tickets left

Speed networking is fun, energetic, and it works! Join us for our next speed networking session where you will have the opportunity to make up to 40 new contacts in just one hour. Our speed networking events provide one of the most cost effective ways to develop your organisation, as well as promoting partnership working. Speed networking sessions are hugely popular and often sell-out, so we recommend an early booking to avoid disappointment. Where else can you meet so many…

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Advanced Excel

Thu 28th November @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250 8 tickets left

Become an Excel expert by learning the applications advanced tools and techniques. This course will show you how to analyse and present your data more efficiently and effectively as well as automate tasks. Who should attend? Individuals with a good working knowledge of Excel looking to develop more powerful spreadsheets. What will it cover? • VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP • Cut, copy and paste • Creating a view • Advanced list management • Linking data • Outlines • Pivot tables •…

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December 2019

Face to Face Selling

Wed 4th December @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£195 – £250 20 tickets left

Learn the necessary practical skills and techniques required when selling to clients face-to-face. This training course will help you to understand the sales process journey and the core skills required to boost sales. Who should attend? Individuals who create new business leads, especially in a sales role. What will it cover? • The necessary communication skills required to sell • A step-by-step guide to selling • Core selling skills • Effective techniques

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Cost Control

Thu 5th December @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£130 – £160 18 tickets left

Learn how internal data such as management accounts can be utilised without a great deal of financial training. This course will help you understand the most critical factors that impact costs and how and when to take action to improve business performance. Who should attend? Managers or small business owners. What will it cover? • How internal data can be utilised without a great deal of financial training • How to plot trends and take positive action • How key…

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Social Value and CSR Forum

Fri 6th December @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 6th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 6th December, 2019 at 8:30 am

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free

Our forums are specifically targeted to individual business sectors, allowing for current industry concerns, interests and issues to be aired and addressed. These exclusive meetings are held regularly, however, places are limited. This forum is specifically tailored to bring together business leaders from our chamber membership who are looking to promote social value, CSR and social enterprises within Staffordshire. Methods to help grow social value within our community and local & national constraints are addressed and discussed.  

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Transport Forum

Thu 12th December @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Thu 12th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Thu 12th December, 2019 at 8:30 am

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free

Our forums are specifically targeted to individual business sectors, allowing for current industry concerns, interests and issues to be aired and addressed. These exclusive meetings are held regularly, however, places are limited. This forum is tasked with exchanging information on transport, infrastructure, automation and modernisation in transport, and road, sea, rail and aviation policy. Recent topics covered include: M6 Smart Motorway project, HS2, automated vehicles, and electric vehicle charging points across Staffordshire. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters…

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Planning & Construction Forum

Fri 13th December @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 12 tickets left

Our forums are specifically targeted to individual business sectors, allowing for current industry concerns, interests and issues to be aired and addressed. These exclusive meetings are held regularly, however, places are limited. This forum is tasked with exchanging information on planning policy, construction and regeneration. Recent topics covered include: Joint Local Plan for Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Local plans for Stafford Borough, and the NPPF. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters and receives updates on developments in planning law.

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