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02 Jul
Risk Assessment
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This seminar is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling delegates to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. It is suitable for anyone in a work environment as it raises delegates’ ability to risk assess for their business activity.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

03 Jul
Effective Negotiation Skills
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Negotiation is a method by which people reach a mutual agreement through a process of compromise. Successful negotiation is achieved by good planning, the appropriate use of power, the use of powerful tactics and techniques.

Having effective negotiation skills is becoming more and more important in a wide range of job roles. There are many situations where good negotiation skills are useful and occasionally essential.

Delegates will return from the course fully confident in their ability to:
• Understand the role of negotiation
• Prepare for every negotiation using a structured approach
• Use communication skills to effect
• Have improved confidence when negotiating
• Recognising the other side's negotiation style
• Avoid common pit-falls

Whether you have to negotiate with customers, suppliers or colleagues, this course will help you to refine your communication skills and define negotiating strategies that will make you more effective.

03 Jul
Converting Website Visitors into Leads
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 Clickworks

Getting potential customers to your website can be expensive. Whether your business uses SEO, Pay Per Click ads, leaflet drops or print advertising, bringing customers to your door costs money.

If your website isn’t converting visitors into customers, then a significant portion of your advertising spend will be wasted. During this seminar we will identify some of the main reasons why visitors leave websites and our top tips to ensure your website converts as many visitors as possible.

Delegates will have a clear knowledge of how to evaluate, test and analyse their website along with how website users interact with their site. By understanding these key principles, attendees will be armed with the knowledge that will see them able to
make alterations to their website, analyse and test increased levels of conversions and ultimately end up with a website that has a higher conversion rate than the standard 1-2%.

Presented by Search Online Marketing

04 Jul
Leadership & Management Skills for New Managers
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

If you are looking to step into management or team leadership or have just taken on this type of role, this seminar will introduce you to how to be a successful leader in the workplace. You will develop an awareness of key leadership & management theories.

Delegates will learn:
• An awareness of a range of leadership and management styles, and how they have a
place in different situations and with different types of people
• How to develop an awareness of emotional intelligence
• How to review the effect of emotions on your own and other’s performance
• To understand the importance of effective communication in management

04 Jul
Produce a CV
09:30 - 5 Jul 16:30 Clickworks

Do you constantly find your CV is being ignored?

Do you want to make your CV stand out form the crowd?

Learn how to produce an effective CV and upload it to your Universal Job Match account on our short CV session.

This course lasts two days from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

By the end of the session all learners will have:

  • An understanding of useful information to have prepared before the interview
  • An understanding of what interviewers will be expecting in regards to; Punctuality, Dress Sense, Behaviour and Language Use
  • An understanding of the importance of researching the interviewing organisation
  • An understanding of questions to ask the interviewer

Having a good CV is vital while you are seeking work, our advisors will give you guidance and advice in what you should and shouldn’t have in your CV.

We also offer Interview skills sessions to help you perfect your technique so you can go to interviews with confidence.

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email

04 Jul
St Helens Chamber Race Day
Members: £60.00 + VAT
Non-members: £70.00 + VAT
12:00 - 17:30 Haydock Park Racecourse

Join St Helens Chamber for a fantastic afternoon of racing and networking at Haydock Park Racecourse. Enjoy full corporate hospitality in a private box overlooking the racecourse. Ticket
price includes:
• Arrival Drink (Beer, Wine or Orange Juice)
• 2 Course Buffet Meal (Tea, Coffee, Cash Bar)
• 2 Complimentary tickets per guest for an alternative raceday (some exclusions apply)
• Complimentary Racecard
• Private Tote Betting Facility
• Reserved car parking – 1 pass per 2 guests.

The race day provides an excellent opportunity to entertain your guests, whilst enjoying excellent food and drink.

05 Jul
Meet the Employer - Reignite Programme
09:30 - 12:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you expanding your workforce? Are you struggling to find the right candidate? Come along to see the high calibre of returner candidates who are looking for work.

St Helens Chamber are pleased to be able to support those people who are keen to return to the world of work after a career break.  These motivated, local people have undergone training in a range of workshops and training courses via our reignite bootcamp programme with us in order to sharpen up their already excellent skillset.

This is your chance to provide an opportunity for a returner who has a vast range of life and work experience and is keen to prove themselves as a valuable asset to potential employers.  Returners are those who left middle to high level jobs for a career break and are looking to re- enter the world of work at the level at which they left.

We work hard to put the right candidate in touch with the right business so that everybody benefits from this excellent initiative.

This informal event will provide an efficient and convenient way for you to meet some of the best local motivated job seekers.

For further information on our Re-Ignite Returners Programme  please email the Workforce Development team or phone 01744 742333.

08 Jul
Using Excel
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 Clickworks

Training your employees on how to use Microsoft Excel can improve your business options, as well as improving productivity, by learning the best short-cuts and formulae to use
in different situations. Microsoft Excel can help your business when managing human resources, performance reporting, and operations management, by allowing staff to store information, analyse and report. The course will cover:

• Creating spreadsheets
• Data entry
• Text and number formats
• Basic mathematical functions
• Editing cells
• Basic data analysis skills through sorting and filtering
• Using formulae to analyse data
• Making your spreadsheet secure

08 Jul
Fast Track to Apprenticeships - Open Day
13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you 16 – 24 and looking for a job?

Our Fast Track to Apprenticeship courses will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you get an Apprenticeship.

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Work Experience
  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 bonus on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or training
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or call us on 01744 742045 for more information

This event is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.

09 Jul
Business Breakfast
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
07:45 - 09:15 St Helens Chamber

Our Business Breakfasts provide an opportunity for you to meet for an informal breakfast with other local member businesses, 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 business relationships. All types of businesses attend, from start-ups to long-standing companies.

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

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