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Your next big client could be at one of our Networking Events!

Our Business Networking Events in Worthing and Adur are informal, fun, dynamic and incredibly well attended.

Members enjoy a variety of quality networking events each month with at least one FREE networking event a month.
Thank you to our 2018 Networking Breakfast sponsor Bennett Griffin 
Bennett Griffin are one of the largest law firms in Worthing and Adur and pride themselves on offering first class client care and attention coupled with the best legal advice provided by specialist legal advisers. Click here to visit their website
 

Upcoming events

    • 09 January 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Arundel Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus
    Register

    Making the most out of Business Exhibitions as an exhibitor or a attendee

    Come along and find out how to make the most out of business exhibitions, including tips on how to get your marketing right, utilizing social media platforms, stand presentation, show offers and post-event follow ups. 

    Date: Wednesday 9th January 2019
    Time:
     5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:
    Arundel Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, Worthing,

    This event is free
    Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. 

    Please note there will be photography at this event.




    • 11 January 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Tax Returns for the self-employed WiseUp2

    The course will cover:

    1)       When do you need to register with HMRC as self employed
    2)       Filing deadlines
    3)       Self-employed taxes
    4)       Payments on account
    5)       Business records
    6)       Simplified expenses
    7)       Capital allowances
    8)       Pre-trading expenses
    9)       Disallowed expenses
    10)    Cash basis
    11)    Utilising trading losses
    12)    When to consider incorporation
    13)    Tips on keeping it simple
    14)    Q & A’s 

    What will I get out of it?

    The course is designed not only to assist the newly self-employed with HMRC compliance and record keeping, but those who have been trading a few years who are looking for a refresher course or improving their record keeping systems.

    Who is it for: Self-employed people who are looking for advice on how to complete their Tax Returns

    Who is it by: Leon Ruward FCCA, Sussex Year End Accountants

    Date: Friday 11th January 2019 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 18 January 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free



    Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

    Includes:   

    ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

    · Company literature and Banner on display

    · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

    £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


    • 25 January 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
    Register

    Networking breakfast with expert panel

    Kick off 2019 by hearing from a panel of experts covering topics including marketing,goal setting, customer relationships, networking and sales. The panel will share their experiences and give top tips to better prepare you for 2019.

    Date: Friday 25th January
    Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
    Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
    Cost:
    Members: £14 +VAT
              Non-members: £19 + VAT
    Includes a full English breakfast, tea, coffee and juice

    Event Kindly Sponsored by Bennett Griffin

    Bennett Griffin are one of the largest law firms in Worthing and Adur and pride themselves on offering first class client care and attention coupled with the best legal advice provided by specialist legal advisers.
    www.bennettgriffin.co.uk



    • 31 January 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Advanced Excel Wiseup2  

    Who is it for: Regular Excel users who are ready to learn some advanced functions and analyse data with a PivotTable

    Who is it by: Jane Hames, Glide Training
     
    Course Details:

    By the end of this course participants will be able to:

    • use the IF function to get results based on the content of cells
    • build a Vlookup to lookup corresponding data from another sheet
    • perform data analysis using PivotTables and PivotCharts
     
    What will I get out of it?
    This course will give you the techniques to use more advanced formulas in order to work more efficiently and accurately. Through data analysis tools you will be able to gain in-depth understanding of your data to help inform business decisions. 


    Date: Thursday 31st January 2019 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 05 February 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    How to achieve more with the new LinkedIn WiseUp2

    The course will cover:

    LinkedIn has changed a great deal in recent months. Have you taken advantage of all the new things it now offers or is your out of date profile languishing in the depths of obscurity? If you're looking to: A. get your profile noticed B. reach more potential new customers or C. boost your company profile using the world's leading B2B social media platform then this course is for you.

    What will I get out of it?

    Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge, increased confidence and some top practical tips to help put their newfound skills into practice once they've completed the session.

    Who is it for: Those looking to use LinkedIn more effectively 

    Who is it by: Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative Ltd

    Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019
    Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 13 February 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Committee rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, Bn11 1HA
    Register

    Better Business Pre-Show Networking Breakfast

    Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
    Time:
    7:30am-9:30am
    Venue:
    Committee Rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA
    Cost: £8 per person

    Payment: Register your place now and Helen from Guildcare will contact you regarding payment. 

    Join us for our networking breakfast and meet the Mayor before the Better Business Show. 

    Looking to meet other like-minded local business people? Then come along and get connecting over breakfast! 

    All profits from this breakfast are in aid of Guildcare


    • 13 February 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
    Register


    Better Business Show 2019

    Stand bookings are now open
    .
    See below for the full list of packages. Once you have chosen your package please click the Register button to the left to book.

     Stand Packages:

    **Please note** the Main Hall is now fully booked. We do still have availability in the Richmond Room - Book now to secure your space!

    All Stand packages include:
    • Table - please request on booking form
    • Electric supply - please request on booking form
    • 2 Lunch box vouchers per stand
    • Bottled water
    • Exhibitor name badges
    • Support and pre event updates
    • Pre event exhibitor workshop
    • Pre and post show social media promotion
    • Listing in printed show guide
    • Listing on the online exhibitor list
    • Links to your website and social media
    • Media pack to assist you with show promotion

    Package D
    2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

    Early Bird Booking £139 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after
    3rd November 

    2m £155 + VAT
    3m £210 + VAT


    Pop Up banner

    £30 + VAT

    * Please note this package is for a banner ONLY at the event and doesn't include the rest of the package options listed above



    Booking procedure

    Click the
    REGISTER button
    on the left
    and follow
    the booking process


    *FULLY BOOKED*

    Package A

    2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking £185 + VAT

    Early Bird Booking  £199 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after
    3rd November
    £219 + VAT


    *FULLY BOOKED*

    Package B

    3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking £225 + VAT

    Early Bird Booking
    £245 + VAT


    Stand Bookings placed after
    3rd November
    £275 + VAT

    *FULLY BOOKED*

    Package C
    4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking
    £300 + VAT

    Early Bird  
    £325 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after

    3rd November
    £359 + VAT



    Cancellation Policy: 
    Cancellations must be made by Monday 7th January 2019. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

    • 13 February 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Worthing Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HQ. (Entrance via the Town Hall, Chapel Road)
    Register

    Better Business Show 2019

    This event is a must in the 2019 business calendar for all businesses in Worthing & Adur, both large and small.

    Register today for this packed day!

    What can you look forward to on the day?

    • B2B Exhibition – with over 90 stands, meet, network and introduce your business
    • Info zone -  A hive of info for start-ups to established businesses
    • Growth – Opportunities to meet buying teams from Adur & Worthing Council and some of our areas larger companies 
    • Connect – Network over a light lunch, a place to meet and mingle at the Lunch Box
    • Promote – Meet, network and share experiences at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses
    • Inspire -Be inspired by this year's lineup of speakers

    • Google Digital Garage  Top tips on how to make your business more visible online with two exciting workshops from Google

    • Breakfast Networking - Enjoy some networking over a hearty breakfast

    2019 Better Business Show Keynote Speakers


    Chris White
    Cyber Crime Specialist
    South East Region Organised Crime Unit

    Andre
    w Ball

    Head of Corporate Relations, Heritage and Philanthropy
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
      

    Kathy Caton

    Founder and MD
    Brighton Gin

     * Please Note - Due to the nature of the building the keynote speaker area is not wheelchair accessible. This area on the stage is only accessible via steps.
    • 15 February 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free



    Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

    Includes:   

    ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

    · Company literature and Banner on display

    · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

    £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


    • 26 February 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Arundel Restuarant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, BN12 6NU
    Register

    Join us for informal networking at the Breakfast Chat

    No speakers, no agenda just the chance to promote your business to a room full of like-minded business people! 

    Like our Chamber Hub, each month one person will be selected for a 3 minute slot to promote their business. All other attendees will have up to 60 seconds for their pitch

    Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019
    Time: 7:30am - 8:30am ( networking will continue to 9:00am )  
    Venue: Arundel Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus
    Price: Members + Non-members: £8 + VAT
    Includes a bacon bap / veggie option, tea and coffee
                

    • 28 February 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Communication and teamwork WiseUp2

    Course details: 

    An interactive look at communication methods and styles and ow communication skills can impact on the success of a team. We will also have a brief look at Team Theory, Dynamics and Roles as well as the characteristics of a High Performing Team. 

        What will I get out of it?

        A better understanding of communication styles, how yo communicate most effectively and how to develop your team towards the High Performance Model.

          Who is it for:  Teams and team leaders.

          Who is it by: Louise McArragher, LMHR Consulting and Coaching 

          Date: Tuesday 28th February 2019
          Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm
          Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

          Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

          • 15 March 2019
          • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
          • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
          Register

          It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

          Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

          Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

          Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

          Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
          This event is free



          Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

          Includes:   

          ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

          · Company literature and Banner on display

          · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

          £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


          • 19 March 2019
          • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          Making Tax Digital: Are you ready for April 2019? Wiseup2 

          Course details:  Making Tax Digital has taken a bit of a backseat to Brexit, but will have a massive impact on those businesses that are VAT registered with a turnover of over £85,000.

          Join Jake from Kreston Reeves who will be detailing the changes and impact to your business, and what you can do now to make the most of this opportunity to go digital. 

            Who is it for:  VAT registered businesses who are not currently maintaining digital financial records

            Who is it by: Jake Standing, Business Advisory Partner @ Kreston Reeves

            What will I get out of it?  You will leave the course being enlightened as to what MTD is, how it affects your business, and what tools are out there to comply with the new laws. Above all of this, Jake will introduce you to the latest automation techniques which will not only allow you to comply, but also streamline your financial processes and free up time for you to develop your business.

            Date: Tuesday 19th March 2019 
            Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 29 March 2019
            • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Presentation skills WiseUp2

            The course will cover: 

            The workshop will help you prepare by planning, structuring content , and selecting the most appropriate method of communication to meet your audience needs. We will cover: 

            • Preparing your presentation
            • Preparing yourself
            • Dealing with nerves
            • Handling an audience
            • Dealing with questions
            What will I get out of it?

            Increased confidence to plan and deliver your ideas in a positive and engaging way. You will learn how to relax and prepare yourself mentally when engaging with your audience.

            Who is it for: Anyone who wants to improve their ability to present to customers, colleagues or employees. 

            Who is it by: Paul Trew, Gear Up For Success

            Date: Friday 29th March 2019
            Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 02 April 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            How to maximise social media for business WiseUp2

            The course details:

            Social media could easily take over your life. You're on it, your business is on it, your customers are on it... social media should be a key part of any marketing campaign and its essential you use it as such, BUT how do you find enough hours in the day to actually get some positive outcomes from using it for business as well as everything else you have to do in your life? This course is aimed at those who A.want to achieve focvus with their business social media B. want to learn how to plan their social media C. want some of their lives back away from social media!

            What will I get out of it?

            Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge, increased confidence and some top practical tips to help put their newfound skills into practice once they've completed the session.

            Who is it for: Anyone who used social media for business but feels 'they don't get much from it' or who wants to start but is unsure how.

            Who is it by: Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative Ltd

            Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
            Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 02 April 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Logos and brand identity - Looking at the bigger picture WiseUp2

            The course details:

            You are starting a new business and you require a logo. What is your budget? 
            The logo will be used on all your marketing collateral whether it is on screen or ink on paper. 
            What are the best colours, imagery, logo mark, illustration, typeface… 
            How will your leaflets logo will they match the style of you website… 
            What size logo is best? Why is their so much white space, should my logo not be bigger to all the page.
            What is the difference between digital print and litho print? I have a Laser printer, is there a particular form of printing I need to use? 
            The logo I was supplied does not increase in size properly to go on my van, what format do I need to use? Will a jpg be ok?
            The colours of my design are different on my screen than what was printed. Why is this?

            What will I get out of it?

            A better understanding of your brand identity and how to get the best, cost effective and quality result across all your marketing materials. Information on how to approach printers or designers. Open question time at end of course on your own issues.

            Who is it for: Anyone starting up a company and needs advice about logos, brand identity for print or online.
            Marketing teams trying to get the most of their existing brand or want to know how to supply their logos, adverts, leaflets to printers or designers and not to pay the earth for it.
            Anyone who is perhaps thinking of designing their logo themselves or using a family member that is good at drawing!

            Who is it by:  Patt Fallon, Bald Design Ltd

            Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
            Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 12 April 2019
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
            • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
            Register

            It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

            Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

            Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

            Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

            Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
            This event is free



            Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

            Includes:   

            ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

            · Company literature and Banner on display

            · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

            £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


            • 25 April 2019
            • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Search Engine Optimisation for beginners WiseUp2

            Course details:  

            • Learn what search engine optimisation is.
            • Get an overview of the different types of on-site and off-site SEO activities.
            • Learn about keyword research and website implementation.
            • Learn how to embark on local SEO including Google My Business.
            • Hear how to get started with Google Search Console and use it for improving online presence.
            • Hear SEO myths and guidance tips.

            Who is it for: For anyone that manages a website and needs to improve its visibility in the search engines.

            Who is it by:  Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn, Shake It Up Creative Ltd

            What will I get out of it?  You will leave this session knowing how you can do the basics of SEO yourself to improve your website's search ranking positions. Suitable whether your website is live now or you are about to launch a new site.

            Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
            Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 30 April 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Shoot, edit and upload to social media WiseUp2

            Course details:  

            Bring your phone, camera, video camera or tablet to shoot video. We'll do some filming, edit the video (on your device or bring your laptop) and upload to social media platform of your choice.

            Who is it for: Anyone who wants to start shooting video, making adjustments and uploading to social media platforms

            Who is it by:  Martin Bloomfield, Seaside Creative Ltd

            What will I get out of it? 

            Understand the capabilities (and limitations) of using your device to shoot video, get to know how to edit a video and the requirements of social media platforms to upload your videos.

            Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
            Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 14 May 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Presenting ourselves - how to brain works with and against us WiseUp2

            Course details:  

            The course will explore some of the ways our brains work and the impact this has on our behaviour when we are talking to other people, and how they receive information from us.

            • Your limbic system - what it wants and how it gets it
            • Your limbic system - the effect it was on your ability to communicate
            • What can we do about it in practice - when presenting, when networking, when dealing with problems. 

            Who is it for: The course is for anyone who wants to manage how they come across to other people more effectively 

            Who is it by:  Janet Webb, Janet Webb Consulting

            What will I get out of it? 

            Delegates will gain confidence in speaking more effectively, presenting more clearly and tackling difficult conversations. 

            Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
            Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 17 May 2019
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
            • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
            Register

            It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

            Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

            Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

            Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

            Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
            This event is free



            Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

            Includes:   

            ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

            · Company literature and Banner on display

            · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

            £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


            • 07 June 2019
            • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            The importance of robust credit control and debt recovery WiseUp2

            Who is it for: All SME's and start-up businesses, particularly businesses supplying goods or services with a credit facility (i.e transaction where upfront or immediate payment is not made.

            Who is it by: 

            Simon Marks of Marks Recoveries & Legal Services.

            Simon is a lawyer by profession and is the Managing Director of a business specialising in providing credit control and debt recovery solutions to a wide range of clients throughout the UK. Simon has been heaviliy into debt for over 25 years and has recovered well in excess of £250 million over those years for his business clients. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and the Association of British Investigators (ABI)

            Course details: The workshop is designed to provide guidelines and practical tips for anyone managing a business's finances or is responsible for credit risk management within an organisation. Content will include:

            • What is credit control?
            • Why is credit control so important?
            • How well do you really know your customer?
            • Getting the right balance between sales and credit control
            • Getting T's & C's in place
            • Designing a credit control process for your business
            • Knowing what to do when an account falls into arrears

            What will I get out of it? This hands-on and interactive workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge and confidence to be able to make really sound and important decisions when looking to offer a credit facility to existing customers and potential new customers. Business owners will be able to increase their sales knowing that they have done everything within their control to mitigate against the inherent risk of bad debt. 

            Date: Friday 7th June 2019
            Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
            Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Cost: Members - £35.00 | Non-Members - £75.00

            Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

            • 14 June 2019
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
            • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
            Register

            It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

            Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

            Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

            Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

            Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
            This event is free



            Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

            Includes:   

            ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

            · Company literature and Banner on display

            · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

            £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


            • 25 June 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Speaking with confidence WiseUp2

            Course details: 

            The ability to get your message across effectively and persuasively is an essential skill for business success. But many business owners quake at the thought of standing up in front of people to present themselves and their business. Addressing the common challenges people face, this workshop will focus on:

            • Connecting with your audience
            • Simplifying your message
            • Improving your delivery style
            • Dealing with nerves
              What will I get out of it?

              This workshop will help build your confidence in your speaking / presentation skills by offering:

              • Practical tips and techniques 
              • Opportunities to practice your skills in a safe, supportive environment
              • Constructive feedback and examples

              Who is it for: Anyone who is nervous about speaking or presenting in front of an audience

              Who is it by: Jacqui Moorhouse, Facilitator and Trainer

              Date: Tuesday 25th June
              Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
              Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
              Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

              Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

              • 12 July 2019
              • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
              • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
              Register

              It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

              Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

              Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

              Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

              Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
              This event is free



              Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

              Includes:   

              ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

              · Company literature and Banner on display

              · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

              £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


              • 16 August 2019
              • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
              • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
              Register

              It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

              Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

              Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

              Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

              Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
              This event is free



              Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

              Includes:   

              ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

              · Company literature and Banner on display

              · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

              £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


              • 20 September 2019
              • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
              • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
              Register