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Networking Skills Leeds

Networking Skills – Workshop in Leeds

Join us at our AD:VENTURE workshop on Networking Skills. This session will cover the following:

  • What type of network is right for my business
  • What to do before the event
  • Approaching strangers and introducing yourself
  • Socialising – joining and leaving groups easily
  • Making a good first impression
  • Networking do’s and don’ts
  • What to do after the event

Although these workshops provide an ideal opportunity to upgrade your skills as a standalone session they do offer a support set of training courses for you or your team when booked as a whole especially when combined with the “Sales for the non sales” and “Presentation Skills” workshops.

This workshop is being delivered by Nick Bramley from Impactus Group.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

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Date And Time

Mon, 22 July 2019

09:30 – 12:30 BST

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Location

Leeds Chamber of Commerce

5th Floor, Carlton Tower

34 St Paul’s Street

Leeds

LS1 2QB

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NorthernMax² – Vodafone’s ‘Internet of Things & Connectivity’ Workshop

NorthernMax² – Vodafone’s ‘Internet of Things & Connectivity’ Workshop

RedKite Innovations is delighted to invite everyone signed up onto the NorthernMax2 accelerator and other related Council programmes to a presentation and Q&A hosted by Vodafone!

The event is taking place at the:

  • 11th July 2019
  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • Digital Exchange Building, 34 Pecker Street, Bradford, BD1 5BD

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Vodafone is sending a UK leading expert on the subject to discuss how 5G will revolutionise connectivity and how your businesses can utilise this giant leap forward within your business.

The Internet of Things, or IOT, can be defined as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. Vodafone will cover this subject in-depth and provide insightful advice for your business.

It will surely be an interesting event which we have looked forward to hosting for several months now! Please make sure you book as spaces are limited.

What is NorthernMax²?

It is an accelerator which has been specifically designed to support ambitious digital pre-starts and start-ups in the Leeds City Region to grow and expand their business by giving them access to:

1. Personalised one-to-one coaching and support

2. Specialised events and workshops

3. Business diagnostics to identify growth opportunities

4. Guidance on accessing additional capital, grants and loans

NorthernMax² client pitch event

NorthernMax² client pitch event – an accelerator designed to support ambitious and driven pre-starts and start-ups in the Leeds city region

About this Event

NorthernMax² is hosting an end event for the members and key supporters of the business accelerator on the Friday 19th July 2019 at 14:00. Food and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

This event will include a number of pitches from several of the accelerator’s members, covering areas like digital marketing, filmography, cloud collaboration and hosting tools, AI, online learning platforms, intuitive software and more!

The event is taking place at the:

  • Digital Exchange Building, 34 Pecker Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BD

This event will be an opportunity for you to build and expand your network! Come down and meet with other regional, national and local businesses, programme partners, organisations, pre-starts and start-ups, councillors and council staff.

Event timetable:

• 14:00 – Event start

• 14:15 – Introduction by Kyran Parker (RedKite Innovations)

• 14:20 – first client pitch

• 14:30 – second client pitch

• 14:40 – third client pitch

• 14:50 – fourth client pitch

• 15:00 – fifth client pitch

• 15:10 – sixth client pitch

• 15:20 – Final words by Kyran Parker (RedKite Innovations)

• 15:25 to 16:00 – Networking opportunities

Final words include a short talk covering the accelerator, why we must support young companies and to thank all stakeholders, clients and external organisations who are supporting the programme, including Amazon, Vodafone, Morrisons and NorthInvest.

The accelerator is specifically designed to support ambitious digital pre-starts and start-ups in the region to grow and expand their business by giving them access to:

1. Personalised one-to-one coaching and support

2. Specialised events and workshops

3. Business diagnostics to identify growth opportunities

4. Guidance on accessing additional capital, grants and loans

NorthernMax² has already received applications from a diverse variety of fascinating companies and individuals, operating in areas such as:

  • AI Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Internet Security and Infrastructure
  • IT and App Development
  • Online Learning Platforms
  • Videography

RedKite Innovations has been thrilled to have managed this years accelerator and has been thankful for the opportunity to support these driven companies along their journey to expand their business and grow the economy of Bradford and the surrounding Leeds City region.

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FREE SAGE 50 Accounting 2 Day Workshop

FREE SAGE 50 Accounting 2 Day Workshop: University of Bradford 

The University of Bradford School of Management are extending an invitation to start-ups and SMEs being supported by the Ad:Venture programme to attend their award-winning Career Booster Programme for FREE.

Now is your chance to tap into the academic talent of our Triple-Crown Accredited Business School at the University of Bradford.

What training is immediately on offer?

We are extending our award winning Career Booster Programme, starting with SAGE 50 Accounting, one of the leading accounting software packages, used by businesses worldwide. This FREE workshop is will introduce you to:

  • nominal accounts
  • cash and credit accounts
  • stock purchases and more

Do I need work experience or qualifications to attend?

There is no requirement for prior experience or a qualification in accountancy to attend the SAGE 50 accounting course.

How do I reserve my place on this course?

23rd and 24th July 2019, 9am to 5pm. Reserve your place here.

Date And Time

Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 09:00 –

Wed, 24 Jul 2019, 17:00 BST

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Location

BD7 1DP

Richmond Road

Bradford

BD7 1DP

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Pitching your Business

Pitching your Business

Join us at this half day workshop where you will learn how to:

  • Identify Your Target Audience
  • Create a Clear & Targeted Sales Message – Advantages v Features
  • The What, How & Why Principle
  • Understanding Buying Drivers
  • Building a Simple, Effective Pitch Structure
  • Practical Delivery Techniques
  • Action Plan

This workshop is being delivered by Nick Bramley from Impactus Group.

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Date and Time

Tue, 23 July 2019

09:30 – 12:30 BST

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Location

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Devere House, Vicar Lane

Little Germany

Bradford

BD1 5AH

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The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

Building an Effective Sales Function

Building an Effective Sales Function

The most important area for any business to understand and influence is that of SALES. Without sales, the business will not operate, and without being on control of your sales, there is a lot of potential to impact on any number of other key areas such as finance, cashflow, operations, supplies etc.

So how do you ensure that you maximise your sales potential, pitch for more business and win more deals? Is sales something of a “black art” to you? How do you take and keep control and how do you get the right price for your product or service?

All of these questions (and more) will be answered in this very accessible, easy to understand, myth-busting workshop. Hosted by Nick Bramley of IMPACTUS Group, one of the Region’s most successful sales experts, Nick will make this session engaging, interesting, thought provoking and even fun. He will help you to shape your sales function for the confidence needed to compete in the future. Whatever your level of experience, from novice to experienced, you will take away a host of practical tips and actions to really support your business aspirations going forward.

Headline Content

  • Creating & Controlling An Effective Sales Strategy
  • The Power of Data & Information in Creating Sales Potential
  • Target Customers & What They Could Look Like?
  • The Art of Prospecting for New Customers or Clients
  • Creating a Compelling Offer
  • Taking Your Offer to Market – Effective Engagement Techniques
  • Building & Managing a Pipeline of Opportunity
  • Objection Management & Handling
  • How to Close a Deal
  • Creating a Sales Action Plan

THERE WILL BE HALF AN HOUR BREAK DURING THE DAY. A LIGHT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

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The AD:VENTURE programme delivers ERDF funded growth support to existing businesses in their first 3 years of trading and for people planning to start a business within the Leeds City Region.

The AD:VENTURE programme is supported by the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund.

Date and Time

Wed, 17 July 2019

09:30 – 14:30 BST

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Location

Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Devere House

Vicar Lane, Little Germany

Bradford

BD1 5AH

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Business Funding Roadshow – Leeds

We would love you to join us at the Leeds business funding roadshow. By attending you can find out about the current grant funding options which are available to your SME business.

(SME – a business with a max of 250 employees, and a turnover of less than €50 million).

The event will follow the format of funding programmes in attendance presenting to the audience their offer and afterwards there will be time for you to talk with them about your individual business funding needs.

There is no charge to attend and refreshments are provided. Book your place today or email papi-project@york.ac.uk for more information.

“It’s hard to release time in a business – but this is probably the best 2 hours receiving business help/support I have ever spent!” – SME, Harrogate roadshow

Funding programmes supporting this event include:

PAPI – We want to help small businesses develop innovative new/improved products by providing 40% grants for equipment.

Access Innovation – Access Innovation is a package of support available to businesses to develop new products and processes. The project provides access one to one advice, specialist workshops, funding and specialist expertise.

Manufacturing Growth Programme -Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow through providing support and advice to help identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement.

Department of International Trade – We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

National Physical Laboratory – Our world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. We ensure our cutting-edge measurement science has a positive impact in the real world.

Supply Chain Programme
The Supply Chain Programme has been developed to help local small manufacturing companies improve their supply chain efficiency and productivity. The initiative offers companies consultancy and EU funded grants to implement action plans to improve their supply chains. Run by the University of Huddersfield, the programme will operate from the 3M BIC.

Biorenewables Development Centre Funded support for regional SMEs in Yorkshire and Humber. Help to commercialise products and processes that help drive the bioeconomy.

Ad:Venture Providing expert help and advice to high growth businesses, AD:VENTURE helps businesses reach their full potential. They deliver ERDF funded growth support to businesses in their first 3 years of trading and people planning to start a business.

Any data provided is held in line with both our departmental privacy notice and the ERDF privacy notice.

Finance Funding and Grants

Finance Funding and Grants

Would you like to find out what funding and support is available to help develop and grow your business?

If you would, join us on Thursday, 11 July 2019, at the Herriots Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1RT, from 08:00am to 10:30am.

This FREE event will inform you about the finance, funding and grants that your business may be eligible for and provide an opportunity for you to network with other like-minded businesses.

There will also be the opportunity of meeting the experts working in finance, as well as Craven District Council’s SME Growth Manager and New Start Business Adviser who will be available to discuss and answer any questions about the business support on offer.

At the end of the event, you will leave with a better understanding of the support and funding available and how we can help you access this.

This event has been arranged by Craven District Council and is free to attend, which includes a light buffet breakfast.

AGENDA

08:00 to 08:30 Welcome/Registration/Buffet Breakfast/Networking

08:30 to 08:35 Welcome – Mark Delves, SME Growth Manager (Craven)

08:35 to 08:50 Business Enterprise Fund – Mark Iley

Advice on loans to SME businesses to help them thrive and grow when other lenders cannot fully assist

08:50 to 09:05 Ad:Venture – Kris Keighley

Guidance for businesses less than 3 years old, with growth potential

09:05 to 09:20 Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership – Melissa Liburd

Overview of the range of support and funding to help businesses grow

09:20 to 09:35 PAPI (Product and Process Innovation) – Colin Poma-Young

Overview of business support to help develop funding proposals

09:50 to 10.30 Close of Event/Open Networking

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FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Skipton Railway Station is located directly opposite the Hotel. Free parking is also available on site.

Business Funding Roadshow – Huddersfield

We would love you to join us at the Huddersfield business funding roadshow. By attending you can find out about the current grant funding options which are available to your SME business.

(SME – a business with a max of 250 employees, and a turnover of less than €50 million).

The event will follow the format of funding programmes in attendance presenting to the audience their offer and afterwards there will be time for you to talk with them about your individual business funding needs.

There is no charge to attend and refreshments are provided. Book your place today or email papi-project@york.ac.uk for more information.

“It’s hard to release time in a business – but this is probably the best 2 hours receiving business help/support I have ever spent!” – SME, Harrogate roadshow

Funding programmes supporting this event include:

PAPI – We want to help small businesses develop innovative new/improved products by providing 40% grants for equipment.

Access Innovation – Access Innovation is a package of support available to businesses to develop new products and processes. The project provides access one to one advice, specialist workshops, funding and specialist expertise.

Manufacturing Growth Programme -Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow through providing support and advice to help identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement.

Department of International Trade – We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

National Physical Laboratory – Our world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. We ensure our cutting-edge measurement science has a positive impact in the real world.

Supply Chain Programme
The Supply Chain Programme has been developed to help local small manufacturing companies improve their supply chain efficiency and productivity. The initiative offers companies consultancy and EU funded grants to implement action plans to improve their supply chains. Run by the University of Huddersfield, the programme will operate from the 3M BIC.

Biorenewables Development Centre Funded support for regional SMEs in Yorkshire and Humber. Help to commercialise products and processes that help drive the bioeconomy.

Ad:Venture Providing expert help and advice to high growth businesses, AD:VENTURE helps businesses reach their full potential. They deliver ERDF funded growth support to businesses in their first 3 years of trading and people planning to start a business.

Any data provided is held in line with both our departmental privacy noticeand the ERDF privacy notice.

Ready – Steady – Go

Ready – Steady – Go

Do you have a great idea for a new business or are you in the early stages of trading and located in Calderdale?

Do you need expert help in scoping out your ideas, refining your business plan and want to learn essential business skills?

OUR READY – STEADY – GO PROGRAMME WILL EQUIP YOU WITH THE PRACTICAL SKILLS & TOOLS TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
  • Do my ideas have the potential to be a robust, resilient & strong business?
  • How can I turn my ideas into viable products or services?
  • How will I reach my ideal customers?
  • Do I have what it takes to make this work?
THE PROGRAMME CONSISTS OF THREE HALF-DAY FACILITATED WORKSHOPS INTERSPERSED WITH 1:1 MENTORING TO GET YOU MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
  1. Get Ready: Wednesday 24th July, 09:30. University Business Centre – Halifax
  2. Find your Steady balance: Wednesday 14th August, 09:30. University Business Centre – Halifax
  3. Good to Go: Wednesday 4th September, 09:30. University Business Centre – Halifax
PLUS 1:1 HOUR-LONG MENTORING APPOINTMENTS TO HELP YOU IMPLEMENT YOUR ACTION PLAN FROM JULY THROUGH TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

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Am I Eligible?

The Ad:Venture programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund to support the business growth of SME’s in the Leeds City Region. You are eligible if you are:

– An SME under 3 years old

– Based in the Leeds City Region (Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees, Harrogate, Selby, Craven and York)

– Trading in an eligible sector (excluding: primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality)

– Committed to achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs