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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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Week 1: Monday 09 November 2020 to Friday 13 November 2020
Week 2: Monday 07 December 2020 to Friday 11 December 2020
Exam Unit C: Thursday 21 January 2021
Food and Drink Roundtable Tuesday, 10 November, 10:00 BST Join Department of International Trade to meet their Northern Powerhouse Export Champions in the food & drink sector and hear about how they have overcome the challenges they have had over the past 6 months and how they are preparing for the future. Topics for discussion will include: COVID-19 impact on supply chains; Domestic & international sales; Shipping and freight costs; Changes to applicable duties; Branding and trademark; E-Commerce; Managing suppliers,…Find out more
Join DIT North West and newly appointed Northern Powerhouse Export Champions in our roundtable discussions on sector challenges, overcoming them, opportunities and support available. Energy Sector Roundtable Wednesday, 11 November, 10:00 BST Export champions participating in this roundtable have a strong sector coverage of wind energy, decentralised generation, combined heat and power, grid balancing and hydrogen, which present a considerable export opportunity. Hear from Dr Bill Scott, CEO of Wilton Universal Group who was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to…Find out more
Join DIT North West and newly appointed Northern Powerhouse Export Champions in our roundtable discussions on sector challenges, overcoming them, opportunities and support available. Advanced Manufacturing Roundtable Thursday, 12 November, 10:00 BST This roundtable will focus on Export Champions who come from the Advanced Manufacturing sector and will be able to give insights into how the sector has been affected over the past 6 months and how they, as businesses have fared. Attendees will hear from Matthew Rose, Executive Director…Find out more
Doing business in Africa Tuesday, 17 November, 10:30 BST Join us for the chance to meet representatives from Africa, and explore what opportunities are available to companies as the world adapts to a new way of working. Delegates will be part of an interactive panel session which will include a keynote presentation from Alastair Long - HM Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa, and will cover key topics on: Different routes to market – i.e. how to get into the market…Find out more
Workshop details: This course is ideal for those who need to negotiate with others in the course of their work. This can include communications with clients, suppliers and colleagues. On this course we will look at the existing skills of participants in a nonthreatening environment and improve them to achieve desirable outcomes. Course content includes: Definition The stages of negotiation The importance of rapport building Desired outcomes and the bottom line Ethical influencing Influencing patterns Using ‘Behavioural Styles’ to your…Find out more
Doing Business in the Middle East Tuesday, 24 November, 10:30 BST Join us for the chance to meet representatives from markets within the Middle East, and explore what opportunities are available to companies as the world adapts to a new way of working. Delegates will be part of an interactive panel session where you will hear about key topics on: Different routes to market – i.e. how to get into the market and not fall at the first hurdle, with…Find out more
Africa Business Group Meeting Thursday, 26 November, 10:00 BST The Department for International Trade North West invites you to the third meeting of the recently formed Africa Business Group. This meeting is set up to provide information, support and identify trade opportunities in Africa for North West companies working with DIT North West. A bimonthly session focused on identifying the most attractive trade opportunities in the highest potential and fastest growing African countries. For further information on how to register…Find out more