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Series of Virtual Events

We understand the instruction to reduce face-to-face contact in order to reduce the spread of infection – we also recognise that businesses need the ability to continue in some form.

 

During the pandemic we are vowing to be a source of pragmatic, practical and valuable guidance so our business community is able to fight the fight.

 

Join our series of interactive webinars to support your business and employees as we navigate the coronavirus crisis. We will be joined by an expert from within our membership to provide key insights into topical subjects and ensure your business questions are addressed.

 

Did you miss one of our webinars? No worries, we have been recording them for you! Click here to view our latest recorded webinars.

 

As a community, we must stick together to protect ourselves, our businesses and our workforce.

 

  

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Regular events

Marketing Oomph!

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Our renowned Marketing Oomph workshop is designed to help companies committed to environmentally-responsible business nail their marketing strategy. As the climate emergency deepens, businesses need to adapt to survive and thrive. We’re here to help you do that.

” It really was one of the most interesting, informative and fun workshops I have been to.”

The Covid 19 situation has also forced many businesses to consider how to improve their resilience, and many are exploring how they can reframe their marketing strategies and tactics. Selling online and utilising online tools will be crucial. We’ll help you get to grips with this changing landscape.

Now delivered virtually over four highly informative and engaging sessions.

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NESTA Skills Taxonomy Workshop

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

We have been working with Nesta, who are building a Sussex Skills Taxonomy, which will measure sector skill demands and identify and visualise significant skills shortages in the region.

In this workshop Nesta will present preliminary results from their analysis of job adverts in Sussex and the skills mentioned within these adverts.

They will be inviting feedback on the indicators that they are tracking, and they will be seeking ideas for additional indicators that would be useful for attendees. 

Book your place today.

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Mental Health First Aid Refresher course

09:00 AM - 13:00 PM

This online course is aimed at those who have already completed a Mental Health First Aid course and will allow you to update your knowledge of mental health and keep your awareness of mental health supports current.   Just like physical First Aid, it's recommended that Mental Health First Aiders attend a Refresher course every three years. 



Our next Mental Health First Aid Refresher course takes place on the morning of 27th January 2022.  This course will be run online and you can book your place here: 



https://mhfaengland.org/course-booking-form/?id=298a9fc8-d459-ec11-8f8f-000d3ade3482



The cost is £125+VAT per person (discounts available for not-for-profit orgs)


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Become your own market research expert

09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like deeper insight into your target audience and a greater understanding of the emerging trends driving your market?

This workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to carry out market research yourself.

You’ll come away with the ability to unearth research-driven insights that will elevate your marketing, brand, and pitches to investors and funders.

The workshop will be highly interactive with breakout sessions tailored to your own situation. You’ll focus on methods you can implement yourself.

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Sales development for start ups

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to increase sales? Approach sales conversations with confidence and a clear strategy in mind?

Our sales development for start-ups workshop is designed to help you maximise the potential of sales opportunities and boost your conversion rate.

You’ll come away understanding the key steps in winning business and how to:


Plan a sales campaign with SMART objectives
Research clients before approaching them, so you’re fully prepared
Make qualified appointments with decision-makers
Build a rapport with prospects
Understand buyer motivations and needs with active listening
Handle objections
Qualify buyer decision-making processes
Analyse and overcome your competition

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The Local Skills Improvement Plan – The Case and Roadmap for Change Workshops

13:30 PM - 16:00 PMCrawley Town Football Club Ltd

The Local Skills Improvement Plan – The Case and Roadmap for Change Workshops

Through a collaborative and joined up approach we will generate a local skills improvement plan that truly recognises the skills needs, and more importantly, some of the solutions needed to address these.

Skills have never been a more important topic as we re-open our economy and lives in general and we start to address the post covid and post Brexit world.



Overall purpose is to:



Build shared understanding around skills needs.


Extend collaboration between education and training providers and employers to meet identified needs in priority sectors.


Deploy innovative and effective ways of reaching employers and collating futures skills needs in a meaningful way.


Translate needs into an effective tool to support providers adapt their offers.








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Strategic selling for major accounts

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you involved in high-value sales, tendering, or major account negotiation? Would you like to hone your skills to approach negotiations strategically and maximise your conversion rate?

This sales development webinar will help you fully understand the key steps to winning large contracts.

You’ll learn the most effective ways to:


Prepare for large tenders
Ensure you meet public sector environmental and social tender requirements
Negotiate the best deal when you’re dealing with multiple decision-makers
Work with press and PR professionals to maximise sales opportunities
Sell to investors and potential mergers and acquisitions partners

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The Local Skills Improvement Plan – The Case and Roadmap for Change Workshops

13:30 PM - 16:00 PMAmex Stadium

Through a collaborative and joined up approach we will generate a local skills improvement plan that truly recognises the skills needs, and more importantly, some of the solutions needed to address these.

Skills have never been a more important topic as we re-open our economy and lives in general and we start to address the post covid and post Brexit world.



Overall purpose is to:



Build shared understanding around skills needs.


Extend collaboration between education and training providers and employers to meet identified needs in priority sectors.


Deploy innovative and effective ways of reaching employers and collating futures skills needs in a meaningful way.


Translate needs into an effective tool to support providers adapt their offers.








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The Local Skills Improvement Plan – The Case and Roadmap for Change Workshops

13:30 PM - 16:00 PM

The Local Skills Improvement Plan – The Case and Roadmap for Change Workshops

Through a collaborative and joined up approach we will generate a local skills improvement plan that truly recognises the skills needs, and more importantly, some of the solutions needed to address these.

Skills have never been a more important topic as we re-open our economy and lives in general and we start to address the post covid and post Brexit world.



Overall purpose is to:



Build shared understanding around skills needs.


Extend collaboration between education and training providers and employers to meet identified needs in priority sectors.


Deploy innovative and effective ways of reaching employers and collating futures skills needs in a meaningful way.


Translate needs into an effective tool to support providers adapt their offers.








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Finance for scale ups

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The one thing that has the power to accelerate your green business ambitions more than anything is funding.

Whether it’s crowdfunding, government grants, private equity investment or debt financing, what works for one business might not work for another.

How do you decide what’s right for you?

This FREE workshop is designed for businesses wanting to scale up their growth. It will help you identify the right kind of funding to fuel the next stage in your growth journey.

The workshop will cover all aspects of business funding, and you can submit your funding questions in advance so that they get covered on the day.

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Finance for start ups

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The one thing that has the power to accelerate your green business ambitions more than anything is funding.

Whether it’s crowdfunding, government grants, private equity investment or debt financing, what works for one business might not work for another.

How do you decide what’s right for you?

This FREE workshop will help you identify the right kind of funding for your start-up.

The workshop will cover all aspects of business funding, and you can submit your funding questions in advance so that they get covered on the day.

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