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The Growth Hub plays a key role in bringing Cumbria’s business community together and offers a varied and rewarding range of events to help you develop and grow your business, learn new skills, access expert advice, share ideas and meet potential customers.

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Department for International Trade – Australia Pitching Session for Northern Powerhouse FinTechs – Tuesday, 19 October 2021

October 19-8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse (NPH) region to join a virtual trade mission and explore the opportunities in Australia. The mission is ideal for businesses working in the FinTech sector (including LegalTech and InsurTech) who are wanting to explore opportunities in Australia. We also welcome companies from across the Financial and Professional Services sector who want to gain an understanding of the Australia market. Planned sessions include information about market opportunities and how to…

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Developing A Cyber-Smart Business with Live Hacking Simulation – Digital Tech Cumbria

October 19-10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost to members: Free

This webinar is designed to complement your Cyber-Security protective measures. Learn how resilient your organisation is to a cyber attack and to evaluate your readiness to respond to critical cyber incidents. All organisations will experience security incidents at some point. Find out how Cyber-Crime is set to cost the World £7.5 Trillion Annually By 2025! If we measured this growth based on a country, Cyber-Crime would be the world’s third-largest economy. To put that into perspective 3x larger than the…

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Procurement challenges in construction – getting the right result – 20.10.21

October 20-9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Alison Walton, Head of Procurement at Muckle LLP, as she discusses the current trends in public procurement, the pitfalls of bringing a procurement challenge and current proposals for reform of the UK procurement regime following Brexit. Alison has been involved in some of the highest profile procurement cases in recent years and will be sharing some of her war stories and top tips. Why tune in? This webinar will be of interest to those involved in public procurement and…

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Disruption, Innovation, Transformation. Climate Change: It’s now or never

October 20-10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The time for change is now. The business community has the power to influence the effects of climate change, through business operations, supply chains and offering more sustainable choices to customers. For positive change we must disrupt and challenge the ‘business as usual’ mind set. At this 2-hour online event you will first hear from keynote speaker Duncan Pollard, former VP for Sustainability at Nestle and Director of Conservation Practice & Policy at WWF. An expert in the complexity and…

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Online Training Session – HR Essentials for Managers – with Michael Bauer of Cumbria Employment Solicitors, 21st & 28th October 2021

October 21-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BOOK HERE Employment Law Truth No 1 - “The longer you leave it, the worse it will get!” The range of HR issues that managers face can feel overwhelming, particularly in these challenging times. “Difficult conversations” with staff are avoided and HR processes not followed effectively or at all. Often productivity and morale drop and disputes and absence rise. Poor attitude, performance and behaviour can become entrenched. Over 2 x 3 hour sessions, this training is intended to give all…

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Eden District Council – Supply Chain Event – Thursday, 21st October 2021

October 21-10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Thursday, 21st October and hear from Greg Macdonald, Interim Economic Development Manager and Gwyneth Timson, Procurement Officer for the opportunity to tap into Eden District Council's supply chain. This is an opportunity to hear about and discuss how Eden District Council supports local business. In particular, there will be a focus on how the Council buys goods and services along with an update on  the emerging economic development plans for the district. This event will be delivered…

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Food and Drink Pre-Gulfood 2022 A Northern Powerhouse virtual trade mission – closing date 22nd October

October 22-8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Department for International Trade invites food and non-alcoholic drinks producers from across the Northern Powerhouse to participate in this virtual mission to prepare for the largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition: Gulfood 2022 in Dubai. Gulfood is the premier trade event in the global food and hospitality business calendar and could be your gateway to win new business in established, evolving and emerging markets. The tradeshow is an unmissable event with over 5,000 exhibitors from five continents. Why…

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Making your website earn its keep – Digital Tech Cumbria

October 26-10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost to members: Free

Whether you’ve got a website already, or are just planning your first website, this webinar looks at the important aspects to consider when planning your website. Get the most out of your website by focussing on your business needs at the website planning stage Content: We’ll look at the purpose of your website – and is it really delivering what it should be Does it accurately represent your business Is it easy for visitors to your website to understand and…

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New Managers – Bootcamp with Tim Hill of Summit Growth Architects- 3 session workshop starting 26th October

October 26-10:00 am - 1:00 pm BOOK HERE The mission of all managers is to ensure employee productivity, but those new to management can initially find the responsibility and challenge of handling their team members and maximising team performance very daunting. This online workshop focuses on those vital skills necessary for motivating employees, keeping them productive and committed. It aims to arm delegates with the knowledge and skills to help them make a success of their new role within the organisation. Session 1 – Tuesday,…

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Online training – Export and Import Documentation with Mark Rowtbotham of Portcullis – Wednesday, 27th October, 2021

October 27-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BOOK HERE All exports (and imports) require documentation, along with accurate information concerning the export/import consignment. This course is an introduction to the documents required for exporting and importing. It is designed for Export and Import Staff involved in the administration of Export and Import Issues, and covers all aspects of dealing with export documentation. It deals with UK export and import procedures, and highlights documentary requirements, as well as compliance with Customs requirements. Given the various inferences of the…

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