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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

    • 30 October 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Excel Intermediate Wiseup2  

    Course details:  

    • Linking data between worksheets and workbooks
    • Formatting cells based on content with conditional formatting
    • Sorting and filtering data
    • Data control with data validation

      Who is it for: This session is for you if you can already create worksheets and build basic formulas. You will be ready to develop your skills further with more indepth features

      Please bring a laptop to this session

      Who is it by: Jane Hames, Glide Training 

      What will I get out of it?  You will be able to create a summary / master sheets and formulas between workbooks. You will have the skills to perform some data control and data analysis. 

      Date: Tuesday 30th October
      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.

      • 31 October 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Forest Row, RH18 5JR

      Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - If you stand for something, you can make anyone fall for you: why your social media needs to have a purpose in order to succeed 


      Click here to book now

      Presenter: James Dempster, Managing Director of Cobb Digital

      cobb_outdoor_laurenpsyk100411_2000Brand purpose has become one of the most important elements of any marketing strategy, with 88% of consumers looking for brands that have a positive impact on the world. Responsible brands are able to charge an average of 58% more for their products and are experiencing a higher rate of growth than their conventional competitors. So what does your brand stand for? In this talk, you will learn how to develop a meaningful brand purpose in line with your company values and the needs of your audience, and how to effectively activate this across your social media channels. 

      31 Oct 2018

      Venue: Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Forest Row, RH18 5JR

      Date: 31st October 2018

      Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm




      • 02 November 2018
      • 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

      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 2nd November 2018
      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.

      • 06 November 2018
      • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Search Engine Optimisation for beginners 

      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: Tuesday 6th November 
      Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
      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.

      • 07 November 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Aqua Italia, Worthing, BN11 1EG
      Register

      A chance to ignite your business with informal networking 
      Join us for a complimentary buffet and informal networking to ignite your business! We will share top tips that have helped others businesses shine above the rest.

      Date: Wednesday 7th November
      Time:
      5:30pm - 7:00pm
      Venue:
      Aqua Italia, Worthing, BN11 1EG
      This event is free for members, there is a £5 charge for non-members. There will be a cash bar available

      This event is kindly hosted by Aqua Italia 

      • 08 November 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      All you wanted to know about logo design but were afraid to ask Wiseup2

      Course details:  

      An introduction presentation on colour and file formats and an open question and answer section on what issues you have and need help for your business.

      Do you struggle to get your logo printed? Is your logo not good enough quality to print? Do you wish to understand the difference between cmyk inks for print and rgb colours for screens? What file format your logo needs to be to ensure your brand colour stays consistent on print and screen. You may just want to know how to order printed materials for your next campaign or have the basic knowledge of how to talk to printers or designers, to ensure you get what you want and what you should expect for your money. 

      Who is it by:  Patt Fallon is the Director of Bald Designs, with nearly 30 years of corporate identity, branding and rebranding expertise. Based in Worthing, West Sussex, bald designs produce graphic design solutions for a wide array of clients

      Date: Thursday 8th November
      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.

      • 09 November 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Amex Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

      Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers Developing your presentaion and public speaking confidence and skills

       To book your place Click here

      This will be a highly interactive and practical learning session. As well as preparing the delegates for their imminent Meet the Buyer experience, both presenters will lead learning that can be applied in the wider context of interaction with potential customers, such as addressing an audience, speaking up in a meeting, networking, and pitching in other settings.   

      Presenter: Gerry Thompson, Positive Comedy Training  

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      Gerry Thompson is an Irish comedian and public speaking trainer/ coach. He founded and runs Positive Comedy Training, teaching professionals skills for life and work that can be learned from comedians.

      Gerry is also a best-selling author and HuffPost blogger. His latest book is Inspirational Gamechangers comprising interviews with leading entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Jamie Oliver, offering lessons for others in business, co-authored with David Mellor. He is also author of humorous books including Astral Sex to Zen Teabags and Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars.

      Gerry will be focusing on personal aspects of presentation, including such topics as:

      - speaking confidently and overcoming nerves

      - the crucial importance of preparing your pitch or presentation

      - structuring your presentation for maximum impact

      - how to engage with your  audience

      - body language and eye contact

      - thinking on your feet and dealing with unexpected developments

      See www.positivecomedy.com for further info on Gerry's work.


      Presenter: David Mellor, David Mellor Mentoring

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      Since 2001 David has developed a portfolio of activities derived from 25 years’ experience in banking with HSBC and Deutsche Bank. His principal activity is mentoring existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. He is a recognised expert in his field, regularly speaking at conferences and running seminars and workshops.

      He published “From Crew to Captain” in 2010, written for people making the transition from working for big institutions to working for themselves. He has followed that up by launching “From Crew to Captain: A Privateer’s Tale” in 2014, which is written for people establishing consultancy practices. The third book in the trilogy – “From Crew to Captain: Commander of the Fleet” was released in November 2015 and addresses the “growing pains” issues faced by successful startups. He is also co-author of FT Publishing’s “Inspirational Gamechangers” which launched in 2015.

      He is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School. He is also a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Certified PRISM Brain Mapping Practitioner.

      David will be focusing on aspects of how you present your business offering, including topics such as:

      - how to put your business offering across in the best light

      - preparing for difficult questions about your offering

      - adaptive selling techniques, and how you can apply them at different stages of the sales process

      - negotiation

      - weeding out timewasters, tyre kickers and potential bad debts

      - converting more prospects

      - selling more to existing clients

      See www.mellormentoring.com for further info on David's work.

       

      Venue: Amex Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

      Date: 9th November 2018

      Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

      TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE 
      Click here
      OR CALL 01293 813889


      • 13 November 2018
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
      • Arundel Restuarant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, BN12 6NU
      Register

      Join us 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 18th September  2018
      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
                  

      • 13 November 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      The Art of Networking Wiseup2 

      Course details:  

      Good networking is a skill and can be a very effective way to meet new contacts and develop new business. The course focuses on developing your Unique Selling Points and how to make you and your business stand out from the crowd.

      • The do's and dont's of networking
      • Do i really have time to network?
      • Do i really need a USP?
      • How do i stand out from my competitors 
      • How can i make this work for my business?

      Who is it for:  Business people who would like to be more confident and effective when networking 

      Who is it by:  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing

      What will I get out of it?  You will learn effective networking techniques to help you gain more business; write your USP's and practice using them to outshine your competitors.

      Date: Tuesday 13th November 
      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.

      • 15 November 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Social Media Marketing Wiseup2 

      Course details:  

      • You manage social media for a business but are sporadic or ad-hoc about it all.
      • You've been asked to create a social media strategy and don't know where to start.

      • You want to give your social media marketing a more purposeful and strategic focus.  

      • You don't know how to adapt content for the different social media platforms.

      • You want to improve engagement on your channels and not just be talking AT your followers.

      Who is it for: For anyone that manages social media activity for business and needs help with strategy and getting a time ROI.

      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 feeling much more confident about how to use social media for business, how to make it strategic and how to make it worth the time investment.

      Date: Thursday 15th November 
      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.

      • 16 November 2018
      • 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 November 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Microsoft Outlook Secrets to Success Wiseup2  

      Course details:  

      Mail:

      • Options for sending and receiving mail
      • Using team mail
      • The mail folder view options and conversations
      • Organising mail in folders
      • Automatic signatures 
      Calendar:
      • Appointments and meetings
      • Private appointments and recurring appointments
      • Setting free / Busy options and viewings others availability 
      • Given permission to others to view your calendar and opening another person's calendar
      Contacts:
      • Creating contacts
      • Creating a distribution list / contact group
      • Setting favourites
      Tasks:
      • Using tasks
      • Setting reminders on tasks
      • Assigning tasks to others
      Please bring a laptop to this session

        Who is it for: This session is for you if you need to become more organised when working with email messages and use Outlook to arrange meetings and keep track of contacts and task information.

        Who is it by: Jane Hames, Glide Training 

        What will I get out of it?  By the end of this session you will be able to make full use of outlook to help you become more efficient.

        Date: Tuesday 20th November 
        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.

        • 21 November 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • The Arora Hotel, Southgate Ave, Crawley RH10 6LW

        Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018

        Date: 21st November 2018
        Venue: The Arora Hotel, Crawley RH10 6LW

        To book please click here

        We are delighted to announce the launch of the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 Booking Platform.  As a Supplier, you will have the opportunity to meet with Buyers who have money to spend on products and services.
        If you would like to attend as a supplier, please complete your profile here.
        Once we have found sufficient matches with our Buyers, we will confirm your place and send you an online payment request.  For more details, please visit our website; www.gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com
        This is a unique event, sponsored by Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council, that connects Suppliers to Buyers across the Gatwick Diamond and wider area. Now in its 18th year, Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers has a proven track record of generating new business. 
         
        As before, we have a set of Buyer Zones to make sure that we get full interaction for both Suppliers and Buyers.  These are:
        • Construction & Infrastructure
        • Public Sector & Utilities
        • Business Services
        • Manufacturing & Innovation
        • International

        For more information please visit  www.gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com or If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers on info@gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com 

        Worthing & Adur Chamber are a supporting partner for this event and as a member you will get the preferential discounted rate of £125 +Vat per delegate (saving of £100) 
        • 22 November 2018
        • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater
        Register


        Date:Thursday 22nd November
        Time:
        9:30am - 12:30pm
        Venue:
        Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater 


        What is Peer Mentoring? The Peer Mentoring Groups consist of 8-12 business owners from different business areas who are willing to learn from and support each other by sharing their expertise and varied skill sets in a confidential environment. All the programmes have at their core the concept of Action Learning – this is ‘learning by doing’, focusing on group members’ real business challenges and identifying practical actions they can take to solve them. An experienced facilitator guides the group and holds members accountable.

        What are the benefits?
        •    Thinking time to work on (rather than in) the business
        •    The opportunity to explore challenges in a confidential environment
        •    A diverse pool of wisdom and expertise to draw on
        •    A unique blend of challenge and support from peers
        •    Ideas for new products and services
        •    Practical solutions to specific problems
        •    Potential cost savings
        •    Developing management skills
        •    Building relationships, trust and mutual understanding
        •    Creating an environment of continuous learning

        How will Peer Mentoring help me?
        This programme is for both start up and established businesses that are looking to grow and develop. The content of each meeting is determined exclusively by members themselves including the provision of 6 bespoke workshops as identified and requested by the group. Each member has two scheduled time-slots for introducing their business to the group and reviewing their progress as well as monthly opportunities to present a business challenge for Action Learning sessions. Groups meet for 3 hours once a month over the course of a year.

        Another Chamber initiative to support you and your business! Since 2012, Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has been offering highly successful peer-to-peer mentoring group programmes to over 60 members and is planning it’s next group.

        • 23 November 2018
        • TBC

        This is our most formal event with a keynote speaker such as local MP’s, Council leaders and officers, County Councillors, local Business Leaders.


        Cost: Members: £14 + VAT = £16.80
           Non-members: £19 + VAT = 22.80




        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



        Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event.


        Please note there will be photography at this event.



        • 27 November 2018
        • 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 27th November 
          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 November 2018
          • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          Confident presentation and speaking - learning from standup comedy Wiseup2

          Course details:  

          Business presentation  can be a very challenging experience – over 60% of us suffer from Glossophobia or fear of public speaking.

          In this hands-on workshop we explore how strategies used by standup comedians can help with this challenge. After all, standups are extraordinary speaker/presenters, often in the most challenging of circumstances. 

            Who is it for:  For anyone who needs to be able to speak, present or pitch confidently and effectively 

            Who is it by: Gerry Thomson, Positive Comedy Training 

            What will I get out of it?  

            • How to engage with an audience
            • How to build confidence and overcome nerves or anxiety
            • How to structure a talk or presentation
            • How to begin well, and how to end well
            • How to generate and use appropriate humour to enhance your impact and memorability
            • How to think on your feet, respond to unexpected developments, and turn disaster into advantageThe importance of being yourself


            Date: Thursday 29th November
            Time:  9:30pm - 11:30pm
            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.

            • 05 December 2018
            • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
            • The Dome Worthing, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PT
            • 65
            Register

            Kick off the festive season at our Christmas Celebration Night! 

            We've got lots of treats lined up for you, including:

            • Welcome Drink
            • 3 Course Meal (menu below)
            • Coffee & Mince Pies
            • Christmas Crackers

            Date: Wednesday 5th December, 7:00pm-11:00pm
            Venue:
             The Dome, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PT 
            Cost:
             £29.50 + VAT


            Christmas Menu:

            Starters

            Chicken Liver Parfait 
            with Fruit Chutney, Pomegranate and Leaf Salad, and toast

            Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella 
            with Pickled vegetables, Rocket and Herb Oil (v) 

            Gravadlax and Crayfish
            with Rocket, Dill Creme Fraiche and Lemon Oil

            Mains

            Seasonal Roast Turkey
            with Herb and Thyme Roast Potatoes, a Parsnip Crisp and Seasonal Trimmings

            Belly of Pork
            on Herb Mash with Star Anise and Calvados Sauce

            Spiced Root Vegetable Pie
            with a Herb Mash and Vegetarian Gravy (v)

            All served with Seasonal Vegetables: Sticky Red Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts and Glazed Carrots.

            Desserts

            Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy Custard

            Triple Chocolate Mousse

            Lemon Meringue Pie


            Coffee and Mince Pies


            Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact us for details.




            Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 14 days in advance of the event.
            • 14 December 2018
            • 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)


            • 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:


            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 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

            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

            *SOLD OUT*

            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

            Package D
            2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

            Early Bird Booking  £139 + VAT

            Stand Bookings placed after
            3rd November 

            £155 + 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



            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

            Heritage and Philanthropy
            Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
              

            Kathy Caton

            Founder and MD
            Brighton Gin





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