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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

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

June 2019

BCC Customs Procedures

Tue 18th June @ 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

Highlighting key company and individual legal responsibilities when declaring cargo to HM Revenue and Customs, this course clearly explains the procedures which may save you and your company time and money when exporting or importing cargo. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • The role of HMRC • The process of customs declaration • How to avoid common errors • Types of suspension regimes

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Telephone Skills

Tue 18th June @ 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

Dealing with customers and suppliers by telephone is vital for both image and good business practice. This interactive course looks at how you can improve your business telephone skills by learning the art of good communication and making use of equipment available. Who should attend? Individuals, managers or business owners. What will it cover? • How to deliver a professional image over the phone • How to deliver assertiveness • The ability to deal with difficult callers • Confidence on…

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BCC Rules of Origin

Tue 18th June @ 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

Demystify the complex preference rules of origin and gain essential knowledge and understanding of how to ensure these are followed correctly, enabling you to get the best outcome when trading internationally. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • How to establish the correct tariff number for their goods • The process of customs declaration • The rules to establish the country of origin of goods and identify those which qualify for lower or…

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From colleague to supervisor

Wed 19th June @ 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 16 tickets left

Explore the changes you may face as a newly promoted team member during the shift from colleague to supervisor and learn how to deal with potential barriers that you may face in your new role. Who should attend? Individuals newly-promoted from their peer group. What will it cover? • Confidence within a new role • Strategies to deal with personal and professional barriers • How to work best with senior management

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International Trade Forum

Fri 21st June @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 20th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 29th November, 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 15 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 international trade, exporting and importing, and international trade policy. Recent topics covered include: Brexit, UK Export Finance, customs and tariffs. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters and receives updates on developments from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

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Letters of Credit

Tue 25th June @ 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

Letters of Credit are an accepted international payment method, but they can be time-consuming and costly for both buyers and sellers if you don’t understand how to control them. This course is specifically designed to help you avoid bank charges, improve administration efficiency and reduce risk. Who should attend? Individuals who wish to gain a better understanding of international trade procedures. What will it cover? • The procedures and parties involved • How to comply with requirements • The different…

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Advanced Excel

Thu 27th June @ 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 7 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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July 2019

Introduction to Importing

Tue 2nd July @ 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

Explaining the requirements for documentation, what information is needed and why, this course will ensure you meet the necessary financial, transport and legal requirements to avoid extra costs, delays in the movement of goods and how to avoid a possible seizure of your imports. Who should attend? Individuals working in the import departments of buying or manufacturing companies or individuals who are interested in starting to import for their own business. What will it cover? • An understanding of import…

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Advanced Social Media For Business Business to Business

Wed 3rd July @ 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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£150 – £190 15 tickets left

Achieve engagement with businesses you want to influence and engage with by building better brand awareness and greater advocacy. This advanced course helps set objectives, identifies creative opportunities and explores how to use metrics to drive your social media activity to deliver results. Who should attend? Those with the basic skills and knowledge needed to market their business to other businesses, but who are looking to take it to the next level. What will it cover? • An in-depth look…

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Business, Tax & Finance Forum

Fri 5th July @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 5th July, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 4th October, 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 taxation, corporate law and governance, finance, insurance and professional services sector issues. Recent topics for discussion included; making tax digital, GDPR, corporate governance and the Chancellor’s Budget. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters.

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Become the next Head Honcho

Tue 9th July @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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£25.00 – £30.00 19 tickets left

If you are keen to make the next move in your career, step up, move up and join the management team, we've prepared little something for you! As Tara Jaye Frank would say: 'People don’t get promoted for doing their jobs really well. They get promoted by demonstrating their potential to do more.’ So with that, why not treat yourself to our upcoming workshop? Transform your management, leadership, and delegation skills with the latest event in our Become an Expert…

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E-Cert & Completing Export Documentation

Tue 9th July @ 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 19 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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Performance Appraisals

Wed 10th July @ 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 7 tickets left

Appraisals are an essential tool to help deal effectively with employee performance. This course will provide you with the essential knowledge needed to carry out your managerial responsibilities related to employee support, performance and handling staff appraisals. Who should attend? Individuals, managers and leaders with line management responsibilities or those in a HR support role. What will it cover? • The performance management process • Linking performance to pay or bonuses • Formal meetings • How to set objectives •…

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Energy, Utilities & Environment Forum

Fri 12th July @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 12th July, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 11th October, 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 Energy and utility sectors, providers and distribution networks. This forum also discusses the role of sustainability within businesses. The position of Chairperson for this forum is currently vacant, if you wish to register your interest in attending or being the…

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Health & Safety Fundamentals

Fri 12th July @ 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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£100 – £130 37 tickets left

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, every employer has a duty to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees are protected. As an employer, you must use someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. Whilst it’s not essential for them to have formal qualifications, and they’re not required by law to have formal training, whoever you choose should have the skills, knowledge, and experience…

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Non-Member Breakfast

Tue 16th July @ 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 35 tickets left

Interested in joining Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce? Join us at our Non-Members Breakfast for a ‘sneak peek’ into what you’re missing out on! This is a great opportunity to learn more about our extensive membership benefits, as well as helping you to determine which services will support your individual business needs. By taking full advantage of Chamber services, your company will receive help, support and make invaluable new business contacts via our extensive events program. Come and meet our team…

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Cost Control

Wed 17th July @ 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

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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Digital Forum

Fri 19th July @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 18th October, 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 13 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 very limited. This new forum for 2019 is tasked with exchanging information on digital infrastructure, information communication technology, digital skills, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation.

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August 2019

Speed Networking

Thu 1st August @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 11 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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Member Breakfast

Wed 14th August @ 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 58 tickets left

We are delighted that you have joined Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce! Join us at our Members Breakfast to find out how you can maximize your membership. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our extensive membership benefits, as well as helping you to determine which services will support your individual business needs. By taking full advantage of Chamber services, your company will receive help, support and make invaluable new business contacts via our extensive events program. Come and…

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Character & Confidence

Wed 14th August @ 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

Become your ‘Best Self’ and learn the tips and techniques required to feel more positive. Increased use of technology often cuts out talking to each other and relationship building. This course will explore the ways in which you can use both together to create better personal and business relationships. Who should attend? Individuals wishing to gain a better understanding of themselves and others. What will it cover? • How to appreciate personality differences • Ways to improve self-awareness • The…

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September 2019

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Masterclass

Tue 3rd September @ 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 8 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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Introduction to Excel

Thu 5th September @ 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

Aimed at the less-experienced users of Excel, this course will enable you to develop your own spreadsheets and help you develop a knowledge of how to use the applications basic tools. Who should attend? New Excel users. What will it cover? • How to create a spreadsheet and enter, edit or organise data • Use of built in functions • How to format the sheet and use graphs to display data

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Social Value Forum

Fri 6th September @ 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 tasked with exchanging information on Social Value, Corporate Social Responsibility, social enterprises, third sector and civic businesses. Recent topics covered included: the living wage, CSR, Social Enterprise matters and promoting civic businesses. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters.  

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E-Cert & Completing Export Documentation

Tue 10th September @ 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 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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Transport Forum

Thu 12th September @ 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 September @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 13th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 13th 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 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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Incoterms

Tue 17th September @ 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

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 2010. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • Incoterms and their purpose • The definition of Incoterm 2010 rules • The role of the parties involved in…

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BCC International Methods of Payment

Tue 17th September @ 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 18th September @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Wed 18th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Wed 13th November, 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 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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Increasing Sales To Grow Your Business

Wed 18th September @ 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

Many small and medium-size companies are excellent in delivering their products or services, but not necessarily at selling them in the first place. This course is designed to arm you with the vital skills required to sell your products or services effectively and maximise profits. Who should attend? Individuals, managers or business owners who need the skills to sell. What will it cover? • Confidence with selling • How to maintain interest through to order completion • The value of…

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International Trade Forum

Fri 20th September @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 20th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 29th November, 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 international trade, exporting and importing, and international trade policy. Recent topics covered include: Brexit, UK Export Finance, customs and tariffs. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters and receives updates on developments from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

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Export Documentation

Tue 24th September @ 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

This course will help you to successfully complete export documentation, understand when to use them, what procedures they have to follow and importantly why they are required. On completion of the course, you will be able to prepare a quotation and identify additional documentation needed for specific business sectors. Who should attend? Individuals who wish to gain a better understanding of international trade procedures. What will it cover? • How to produce relevant documentation for shipment • Where to go…

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Developing & Managing Budgets

Wed 25th September @ 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

Learn the practical tools you’ll need when controlling and managing a budget and understand what they look like and why they are necessary. This course will explore the importance of using information and past data and realistic assumptions, to help forecast future performance in an easy to understand way. Who should attend? Individuals managing a budget who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of the key factors to watch. What will it cover? • Why a budget is necessary…

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Fire Safety Awareness

Fri 27th September @ 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

Learn the risks associated with fire and the practical steps that can be taken to prevent it, as well as managing the risks that fire presents in your workplace. Who should attend? Individuals or business owners who oversee fire safety arrangements in the workplace. What will it cover? • The properties of fire and basic fire science • Fire spread • Evacuation techniques and how to respond to alarms

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October 2019

BCC Customs Procedures

Tue 1st October @ 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

Highlighting key company and individual legal responsibilities when declaring cargo to HM Revenue and Customs, this course clearly explains the procedures which may save you and your company time and money when exporting or importing cargo. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • The role of HMRC • The process of customs declaration • How to avoid common errors • Types of suspension regimes

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BCC Rules of Origin

Tue 1st October @ 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

Demystify the complex preference rules of origin and gain essential knowledge and understanding of how to ensure these are followed correctly, enabling you to get the best outcome when trading internationally. Who should attend? Individuals or businesses who trade internationally. What will it cover? • How to establish the correct tariff number for their goods • The process of customs declaration • The rules to establish the country of origin of goods and identify those which qualify for lower or…

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Time and Stress Management

Wed 2nd 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 20 tickets left

Identify the practical solutions necessary for managing your time effectively. This course showcases the benefits of a healthy work-life balance and how this will hopefully reduce stress in the long run. Who should attend? Individuals who are trying to balance time and work pressures. What will it cover? • How to create a healthy life/work balance • Stress reduction tips • What causes time constraints and how to manage them

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Business, Tax & Finance Forum

Fri 4th October @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 5th July, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 4th October, 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 taxation, corporate law and governance, finance, insurance and professional services sector issues. Recent topics for discussion included; making tax digital, GDPR, corporate governance and the Chancellor’s Budget. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters.

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Letters of Credit

Tue 8th 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 19 tickets left

Letters of Credit are an accepted international payment method, but they can be time-consuming and costly for both buyers and sellers if you don’t understand how to control them. This course is specifically designed to help you avoid bank charges, improve administration efficiency and reduce risk. Who should attend? Individuals who wish to gain a better understanding of international trade procedures. What will it cover? • The procedures and parties involved • How to comply with requirements • The different…

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Advanced Social Media For Business Business to Customer

Wed 9th 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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£150 – £190 20 tickets left

Achieve engagement with customers you want to influence and engage with by building better brand awareness and greater advocacy. This advanced course helps set objectives, identifies creative opportunities and explores how to use metrics to drive your social media activity to deliver results. Who should attend? Those with the basic skills and knowledge needed to market their business to other businesses, but who are looking to take it to the next level. What will it cover? • An in-depth look…

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Energy, Utilities & Environment Forum

Fri 11th October @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Fri 12th July, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 11th October, 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 Energy and utility sectors, providers and distribution networks. This forum also discusses the role of sustainability within businesses. The position of Chairperson for this forum is currently vacant, if you wish to register your interest in attending or being the…

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Introduction to Importing

Tue 15th 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 20 tickets left

Explaining the requirements for documentation, what information is needed and why, this course will ensure you meet the necessary financial, transport and legal requirements to avoid extra costs, delays in the movement of goods and how to avoid a possible seizure of your imports. Who should attend? Individuals working in the import departments of buying or manufacturing companies or individuals who are interested in starting to import for their own business. What will it cover? • An understanding of import…

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Intermediate Excel

Thu 17th 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 8 tickets left

Develop your basic Excel knowledge and become more proficient in developing your own spreadsheets. This course is designed to enable you to use your skills and knowledge of Excel to help you solve some of the challenges in your business. Who should attend? Individuals with a basic knowledge of Excel looking to extend their knowledge and skills. What will it cover? • A review of basic formulae, style creation and data linking • How to edit large worksheets and create…

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Digital Forum

Fri 18th October @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 18th October, 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 very limited. This new forum for 2019 is tasked with exchanging information on digital infrastructure, information communication technology, digital skills, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation.

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Chamber Meet the Leader

Tue 22nd October @ 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 60 tickets left

Event details to be confirmed! Save the date!

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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 20 tickets left

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 18 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 20 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

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 19 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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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

One event on Wed 13th November, 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 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 60 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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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 @ 9:00 am - 10:20 am
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Commerce House, Festival Park
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5BE United Kingdom
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Free 60 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. 09.00am - Arrival and Refreshments 09.15am - Welcome 09.20am - Confirm the minutes of last year's Annual General Meeting 09.25am - Receive the Report of the Local Area Board 09.35am - Ratify the election of the Deputy President 09.40am - Elect Local Area Board members. 10.20am - Close

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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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International Trade Forum

Fri 29th November @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Fri 20th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 29th November, 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 international trade, exporting and importing, and international trade policy. Recent topics covered include: Brexit, UK Export Finance, customs and tariffs. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters and receives updates on developments from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

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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 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 tasked with exchanging information on Social Value, Corporate Social Responsibility, social enterprises, third sector and civic businesses. Recent topics covered included: the living wage, CSR, Social Enterprise matters and promoting civic businesses. It also steers Chambers’ representations on these matters.  

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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
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One event on Fri 13th September, 2019 at 8:30 am

One event on Fri 13th 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 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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