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26 Jun
Effective Communication & Motivation Skills
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 01:00 St Helens Chamber

This seminar is designed to help you understand the factors that may affect performance and motivation in the work place. It looks at effective communication and how this can impact motivation levels and performance in the workplace.

Delegates will learn:

  • The factors that may affect performance and motivation of your staff
  • How effective communication can impact on motivation and performance levels
  • An Awareness of the theories of motivation and how these are relevant to your workplace

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333.
27 Jun
Writing a Winning Tender
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This workshop brings you a valuable collection of top tips and insights into how you can write a tender or proposal that wins you the business!

You’ll learn what to do and what not to do and be able to write your bid with the buyer in mind. After this workshop you will know how to make your tenders and proposals more persuasive and positive. The learning you will gain from this workshop applies to bidding for both public sector and big business contracts.

Highlights include:
• How buyers think and what they look for in a bid
• Avoid these failure areas
• How to structure your tender including developing a win theme
• How to write a persuasive proposal
• What to do to get extra points when they score your bid
• Your personal bid writing action plan

This interactive workshop is for anyone who wants to put aside the frustration of bid writing and know how their business can start winning more contracts.

Presented by Biz Vision Ltd

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333.

28 Jun
Online Marketing for Beginners
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This training workshop will enable you to build an online marketing strategy that will mean more of the right kind of visitors to your website, boost online conversions and stand out in today’s fiercely competitive online marketplace, ensuring the best possible return on investment.

This session is ideal for anyone with nothing more than a very basic understanding of Online Marketing who wants to enhance and improve their online presence.

Delegates will learn:

  • How to identify and prioritise the quick wins and longer term benefits of online marketing
  • How to spot opportunities for improvements through freely available resources and tools
  • Technical SEO - diagnostics, tools, common issues and how to identify key words
  • Link Analysis - tools factors, common pitfalls, competitor back-line analysis
  • Social Media Marketing

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333.

29 Jun
Meet the Apprentice
08:30 - 12:00

Are you looking for extra help at your business? Have you considered taking on an Apprentice?

St Helens Chamber specialises in helping you to recruit young people through our Apprenticeship Programme and we are always looking to increase the range of vacancies available. All Apprentices will have completed our ‘Chamber Approved – Work Ready’ course to ensure they are high-calibre candidates who are well prepared for the world of work.

Taking on an Apprentice can increase efficiency, introduce new skills and provide a hassle free, cost effective way to grow your business. This informal event will provide an efficient and convenient way for you to meet some of the best local young job seekers.

To confirm a place at the event please ring 01744 742333

29 Jun
Manual Handling
Members: £70.00 + VAT
Non-members: £140.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This one day course is designed to give you a better understanding of manual handling techniques and the legislation surrounding it. The training is designed to ensure that you are given the maximum possible practical training relevant to your role in the workplace.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

03 Jul
Dealing with the challenge of attracting and retaining talent to drive profitable growth in business
Members: FREE
Non-members: FREE
08:00 - 10:00

St Helens Chamber is now working with Edge Hill University’s Productivity and Innovation Centre to help St Helens businesses deal with a number of fundamental issues that have been identified as key to future growth and prosperity.

We will be hosting a series of interactive, practical masterclasses over the coming months, the first being held on 3rd July between 8am and 10am here at the Chamber.  The subject of this seminar will be  "Attracting and retaining talent to drive profitable growth".

Masterclass: Attracting and Retaining Talent to Drive Profitable Growth

Having the right people on board and providing them with clear career development strategies is paramount to profitable business growth.  Professor Simon Bolton explains why adopting a robust business structure, practices and culture to recruit and retain a skilled workforce is crucial for success.

Professor Simon Bolton is a global thought leader with extensive experience of implementing successful change within international brands including Procter & Gamble, the BBC and Nokia.  Simon is an expert in Innovation, specialising in improving and developing business practices to help build the resilience of SMEs.

 Book online, email or call 01744 742028 to book your place.  

03 Jul
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This qualification complements the CIEH level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace by introducing candidates to the inherent risks in substances and the controls available.

This course is designed for those responsible for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) at work, as well as employees who use hazardous substances in manufacturing,
cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and offices.


• Identify the hazards associated with different substances
• Identify the risks and controls available to deal with substances
• Know what to expect from COSHH assessment

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included..

05 Jul
Stress & Conflict in the workplace
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Designed to develop an understanding and ability to be able to manage stress and conflict in your own organisation, as a practising or potential manager. I

It also allows you to consider the effectiveness of your own organisation in dealing with workplace stress and conflict.

Delegates will learn:

  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of your organisation in recognising workplace stress and conflict and providing necessary support mechanisms
  • Methods to manage stress within the workplace
  • Health and safety legislation
  • The main causes of and ways to resolve conflict and interpersonal friction
  • The symptoms and impacts of stress and the implications/effects of stress for individuals and organisations
06 Jul
Understanding Business Finance
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:00 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

When it comes to running a business, the ability to understand and utilise the information contained within its financial statements is a valuable asset. Analysis of previous year’s figures
gives an insight into the financial performance of the business, and provides essential information which can be utilised to make a business more resilient, set growth targets and plan forecasts.

The first session of this workshop will look at the core elements of the financial statements, defining and examining the relationship between them. Session two will look at financial ratios, how we can use them to provide essential financial information, and how in turn this enables us to evaluate past, monitor current and plan future business performance. Finally we will utilise this information to analyse a set of accounts, and a company credit report.

The workshop is suitable for business owners and managers with some basic knowledge, who need to gain a more in depth understanding of the financial aspect of the business. It will also be of particular use for businesses considering applying for external finance or looking for investment.

10 Jul
Business Breakfast
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
07:45 - 09:00 St Helens Chamber

Our Business Breakfasts provide an opportunity for you to meet for an informal breakfast with like-minded business people, to promote your business, be inspired by guest speakers and share advice and ideas.

Networking is one of the best ways of gaining new contacts and building working relationships. All types of businesses attend, from start-ups to long-standing companies.

A generous supply of business cards is essential!

Thank you for your enquiry. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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