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23 Apr
The Successful Negotiator
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Whether you are selling, buying, account managing or simply trying to get through a day’s work with your colleagues – you are almost certain to spend some time negotiating.

Negotiation is an integral part of creating value for your organisation. Your success depends on your personal skills as a negotiator. Yet in many ways these skills are often treated as ‘assumed life skills’ that will be picked up along the way as people progress in their career. This seminar will teach you the process of negotiation which you can implement straight away.

Delegates will learn:

• The process of negotiation

• Possible outcomes from negotiations

• Working towards win-win solutions

• Negotiating is not compromising

• Reading the styles of negotiators

• How to become a successful negotiator

• Mistakes to avoid when negotiating

Presented by KBW

24 Apr
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.


24 Apr
Using Microsoft PowerPoint
Members: £70.00 + VAT
Non-members: £140.00 + VAT
10:00 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber
This one day seminar is suitable for anyone who has a grip on the basics of using Power Point but wants to learn how to create truly compelling presentations. Delegates will learn how to use and insert images, animation and sound for education, entertainment or information sharing.
25 Apr
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.

26 Apr
St Helens Business Fair - Exhibition Stands
Members: £99.00 + VAT
Non-members: £149.00 + VAT
10:30 - 15:00 Haydock Park

The latest St Helens Chamber Business Fair is taking place at Haydock Park Racecourse on Thursday 26th April 2018.

Whether you are looking to build your network, promote your business, find new suppliers or increase your knowledge the St Helens Business Fair offers you the best platform to do all those things under one roof.

St Helens Chamber Members exhibition stands start at £99 +VAT

Non Members exhibition stands start at £149 +VAT

For further information please contact the events team on 01744 742028.

26 Apr
St Helens Chamber Business Fair - Book your FREE place
FREE
10:30 - 15:00 Haydock Park

The St Helens Chamber Business Fair will look to welcome over 500 SME's from across the North West.

This event will provide the perfect opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to showcase their businesses.

The Business Fair is free to attend and will include:

  • Business Exhibition showcasing companies from a wide variety of business sectors
  • Hundreds of visitors from all sectors of the business community
  • A programme of free business seminars
  • Business information and advice
  • Lots of networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to meet with potential buyers and suppliers from across the Borough
  • A lounge area to meet with new contacts and do business

 

We are excited to be joined by some inspirational business leaders including 2016's Apprentice winner Alana Spencer and Lawrence Kenwright owner of Signature Living.

11.30am - Lawrence Kenwright, Signature Living

Lawrence has an inspiring and inspirational story, having gone from bankruptcy in 2008 to in excess of £500m turnover last year. He has a fascinating business model which he used to raise funding in the Far East.

Lawrence will talk about his plans for Loyola Hall and how he has built up the Signature Living brand before opening the floor for a Q & A session.

1.00pm - Alana Spencer, Ridiculously Rich by Alana

Alana won BBC One’s ‘The Apprentice’ in 2016, becoming Alan Sugar's Business Partner and winning his £250,000 investment. Alana’s business Ridiculously Rich has grown leaps and bounds over the past three years with more than 50 brand ambassadors selling her delicious treats nation-wide.

Alana will speak about her time on The Apprentice, becoming Lord Sugar’s business partner and the journey Ridiculously Rich has taken before opening the floor for a Q & A session.

For more information and to pre-book your place call 01744 742028 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

01 May
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 own organisation, as a practising or potential middle manager. 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 the necessary support mechanisms.
  • Methods to manage stress within the workplace.
  • Health and safety legislation.
  • The main causes of ways to resolve conflict and interpersonal friction.
  • The symptoms and impacts of stress and the implications/effects of stress for individuals and organisations.

'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.

 

01 May
Problem Solving Techniques
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
13:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This session will introduce delegates to the basic tools to improve quality - Ishikawa (cause and effect) and the 5Y's principles to get to the route of the cause of problems and prevent reoccurring problems that can affect business efficiency and quality.

'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.

03 May
Strategic Planning Skills
Members: £55.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Develop an awareness of the value of a company’s strategic plan, mission statement, goals and objectives. Highlighting the importance of smart targets communicating with your team.

Delegates will learn:

  • Why a company's strategic plan, mission statement, goals and objectives are important.
  • Understand techniques and tools that support the design of businesses processes.
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of your business processes.
  • The importance of smart targets

 '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.

 

04 May
Meet the Apprentice
FREE
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


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