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Eco-Innovation Cumbria: Electric Vehicle Workshop: Understanding the Business Case (Cars, Vans and Fleets)

February 26-9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost to members: Free

Are you an SME based in Cumbria? Have you thought about the benefits of introducing electric vehicles into your business? Join the University of Cumbria for a day of networking and innovation. During this fast-paced, interactive workshop you’ll discover the issues and opportunities around using electric vehicles (EV) within your organisation. You’ll also meet other businesses in Cumbria who have ‘gone electric’ and develop an understanding of how your business could also benefit. By the end of the session you…

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Free Workshop – Sales Magic for e-Commerce – Carlisle 26th February or Newby Bridge 12th March

February 26-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Cumbria Growth Hub with funding from Cumbria Growth Catalyst to find out how to sprinkle some magic sales dust over your e-commerce website, 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 26th February, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle or Tuesday 12th March, Newby Bridge Hotel, Newby Bridge nr Kendal. Paul Teague, the Chamber’s Digital Development Manager, has been working with websites since 2001 and sells thousands of e-books every year via online platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Google…

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Tackling Sickness Absence with Michael Bauer of Cumbria Employments Solicitors, Newton Rigg, 28 February – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

February 28-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether it is staff who have a poor sickness record due to sporadic days off sick here and there or someone on long-term sick, such absences all have an impact on a business, on productivity and sometimes on the morale and attitude of other staff. This practical and “can-do” training will use hand-outs, sample letters and real examples: Provide practical tips and guidance to minimise avoidable absence; Give clear advice and techniques for tackling repeat short-term absences; Explain the process…

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Unit A and Unit DNI [Ref: 19/03/01]

March 4

Cost to members: £2395

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Unit A ~ Managing Health and Safety, and Unit DNI ~ Practical Application Carlisle, Cumbria Week 1: Monday 04 March 2019 to Friday 08 March 2019 Week 2: Monday 29 April 2019 to Friday 03 May 2019 Week 3: Monday 17 June 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019 Revision Unit A: Monday 15 July 2019 Exam Unit A: Tuesday 16 July 2019 All occupational health and safety practitioners (OHASPs) need to have…

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Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (Fire Marshal) – 5th March, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Carlisle

March 5-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (Fire Marshal) Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Karen Haworth of Nutshell Training, 5th March , Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Carlisle, 9:30 to 4:30  for a course focused on ensuring your employees can identify the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace. They will leave knowing how these risks can be effectively controlled and will understand the legal duties of an employer and an employee with regard to…

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Free Workshop: Local Search Marketing – Getting visitors to your website is good … Getting them to your business is better! 7th March Carlisle or 20th March Newby Bridge

March 7-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If your business is looking for local customers – it is vital that your business is found online locally. Most of the searches online are done using mobile phones or tablets – Today, search engines show the most relevant local results. Join Cumbria Growth Hub with funding from Cumbria Growth Catalyst to find out why some businesses appear higher than others locally and what you can do to make yourself stand out in local online presence, 10am to 1pm, Thursday…

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NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health [Ref: 19/03/91]

March 9

Cost to members: £1465

NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Whitehaven Golf Club, Whitehaven, Cumbria NGC1 ~ Management of Health and Safety:   Saturday 09 March 2019 Saturday 16 March 2019 Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday 30 March 2019 Saturday 06 April 2019 Saturday 13 April 2019 GC2 ~ Controlling Workplace Hazards:   Saturday 04 May 2019 Saturday 11 May 2019 Saturday 18 May 2019 Saturday 25 May 2019 Saturday 01 June 2019 Saturday 08 June 2019 The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational…

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health (5 Day) Course [Ref: 19/03/02]

March 11

Cost to members: £845

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health (5 Day) Course Carlisle, Cumbria Week 1: Monday 11 March 2019 to Friday 15 March 2019 The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health aims to build on the knowledge gained in the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is established as a leading award in construction health and safety. The course is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and Principle Designers within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under…

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Sustainable Floristry Event: the reality and potential for the Floristry Supply Chain

March 11-9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost to members: Free

The Lake District is one of the most popular destinations for hospitality, weddings and corporate events, which places these businesses servicing this sector firmly in the floristry supply chain. Hotels and venues are becoming renowned for sourcing local foods, using renewable energy and minimising water consumption, but are the flowers on their tables equally sustainable? With Instagram-fuelled public interest in eco, ethical, local and plastic free issues how do you respond? At this unique event you’ll hear from leading experts…

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Supply Chain Opportunity Club Event – Register your place to meet a main contractor – Engie Regeneration Ltd – on Mon 11th March 2019 – North Lakes Hotel, Penrith 9.30 to 12.30

March 11-9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce have successfully launched the Supply Chain Opportunity Club, an exciting new initiative opening doors to future business opportunities for Cumbrian businesses. Do you work in the Construction sector? Are you an SME based in Cumbria? Do you want to build relationships with potential buyers? Collaborate with other business and win more contracts? Find out what FREE business support is available through Cumbria Business Growth Hub? Are you interested in meeting a Main Contractor who is looking for sub-contractors for two major Design and Build schemes in Carlisle and Penrith? Engie Regeneration Ltd are…

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