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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.

Upcoming events

    • 24 January 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Brooks Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, Worthing BN12 6NU
    Register

    Networking Breakfast 

    Kick off 2020 by attending a pure networking event which will focus on spending more time making those connections and building relationships. There will be no speakers, no agenda just free flow networking. 

    Date: Friday 24th January 
    Venue: Brooks Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, Worthing 
    BN12 6NU
    Time: 7:30am-9:00am
    Cost: £10 + VAT
    To include bacon and egg bap, tea, coffee & juice

    This breakfast is kindly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box 


    MHA Carpenter Box are award winning Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Business Consultants and Independent Financial Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

    We build strong relationships with our clients looking to give advice to grow their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. We want to understand what you want to achieve and work closely with you to help you get there. We offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family.

    Photography provided by Seaside Creative 

    Please note there will be photography at this event



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

    • 28 January 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 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 28th January
      Time:  1:30pm - 4:00pm
      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 February 2020
      • 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

      This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

      Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


      • 13 February 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
      • Committee rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, Bn11 1HA
      Register

      Power Hour: Better Business Pre-Show Networking Breakfast

      Join us for our networking breakfast before the Better business Show 2020. 

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

      Date: Thursday 13th February 
      Time:
       8:30am - 9:45am
      Venue:
       Committee Rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA
      Cost: £10 + VAT


      This event will be run by Sheryl Tipton from Tipton Marketing.



      • 13 February 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
      Join waitlist


      Better Business Show 2020
      **PLEASE NOTE**
      Online booking for stands is now closed.

      Please email info@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk for availability

      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

      Sponsorship Opportunities

      There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities for this exciting exhibition. Get involved and get extra exposure for your business.

      • Headline Sponsor SOLD
      • Print Partners
      • Media Partners
      • Show Guide Sponsors
      • Goodie Bag Sponsors
      • Food Court Sponsor
      • Name badge sponsor
      For more information please contact Tracie by calling 01903 203484 or email tracie@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

      **FULLY BOOKED**
      Package A

      2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

      Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
      £195 + VAT

      Early Bird Booking  
      £215 + VAT


      Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
      £239 + VAT

      **FULLY BOOKED**
      Package B

      3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

      Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
       
      £245 + VAT


      Early Bird Booking
      £265 + VAT


      Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
      £299 + VAT

      **FULLY BOOKED**
      Package C


      4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

      Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
      £325 + VAT

      Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
      £379 + VAT

      **FULLY BOOKED**
      Package D

      2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

      Early Bird Booking 
      £149 + VAT

      Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
      £165 + VAT

      **FULLY BOOKED**
      Package E 

      3 Metre Stand in Richmond Room 

      Early Bird Booking
      £205 + VAT

      Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
      £225 + VAT

      Pop Up banner

      £35 + 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


      Cancellation Policy: 
      Cancellations must be made by Monday 6th January 2020. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

      • 13 February 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
      Register

      Better Business Show 2020

      This event is a must in the 2020 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

      • Digital masterclasses - top tips on social media strategy and digital marketing - trust us, you don't want to miss these! 

      • Inspire -Be inspired by this year's lineup of speakers

      • Breakfast Networking - Enjoy some networking over a hearty breakfast

      Keynote Speakers - Click here to find out what they will be talking about! 


      Headline sponsor - Worthing 
      We are delighted to announce that Worthing Gin will be headline sponsors for the 2020 Better Business Show. What more of a local success could you ask for!

      Date: Thursday 13th February 
      Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
      Venue: Worthing Town Hall & Assembly Rooms
      This event is free to attend


       * 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.
      • 13 February 2020
      • 12:00 PM
      • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Room
      Register

      Pre-order your exhibitors lunch:

      As an exhibitor at the Better Business Show, you are entitled to two free lunches delivered to your stand.

      Each lunch comes with a vegan grain mustard and new potato salad and a garden salad with fresh vegetables, crispy leaves and a balsamic vinaigrette. Your lunch will also include assorted fresh fruit and a mini pudding. 

      • Chicken & bacon, crispy slaw, sweet corn and salad wrap 
      • Vegan Harrisa hummus, roasted vegetables and salad wrap 
      • GF Chicken & bacon, crispy slaw, sweet corn and salad wrap (gluten free)
      • GF Vegan Harrisa hummus, roasted vegetables and salad wrap (gluten free)


        Food provided by Buzz Events







        • 25 February 2020
        • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Google Ads made easy WiseUp2

        Who is it for? Any business wanting to gain more visitors to their website and generate more enquiries.

        Who is it by? Jerry Saddington,  owner of JSAS Digital Avatar. 

        Course details: A laymans guide to:  How Google Ads work; How to write focused, relevant, killer ads; How to get your ads in front of the right audience; How they can boost your marketing.

        What will I get out of it? An understanding of how to set up and run a Google Ads campaign, or to know enough to make sure you employ the right person to do it for you.

        Date: Tuesday 25th February
        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
        Venue: 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.

        • 28 February 2020
        • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
        • Worthing Golf Club, Links Road, Worthing BN14 9QZ
        Register

        World of Books, Circular Economy Networking Breakfast

        Stephen Boobyer, Deputy Chairman of World of Books will be talking to us about being a leading global seller of used books online. A circular economy, for profit business that supports charities and protects the planet by enabling more goods to be reused.

        Date: Friday 28th February 
        Venue: Worthing Golf Club, Links Road, Worthing BN14 9QZ
        Time: 7:30am-9:00am
        Cost: Members: £14 + VAT
           Non-members: £18 + VAT
        To include a
         full English breakfast, tea, coffee & juice

        This breakfast is kindly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box 


        MHA Carpenter Box are award winning Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Business Consultants and Independent Financial Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

        We build strong relationships with our clients looking to give advice to grow their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. We want to understand what you want to achieve and work closely with you to help you get there. We offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family.

        Photography provided by Seaside Creative 

        Please note there will be photography at this event



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

        • 03 March 2020
        • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Presenting your business with confidence WiseUp2

        Who is it for? Anyone who would like to build their confidence when speaking or presenting their business / on behalf of their business. 

        Who is it by? Martin Smith, Martin Smith Learning & Development

        What will I get out of it?  The workshop will help build your confidence in your speaking and presenting skills. you will take away practical tips and techniques. You will also get the opportunity to practice your skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

        Date: Tuesday 3rd March
        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
        Venue: 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.

        • 06 March 2020
        • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater
        Register

        Peer Mentoring taster session
        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.


        • 13 March 2020
        • 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

        This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

        Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


        • 17 March 2020
        • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Find your Unique Selling Point (USP) WiseUp2

        Who is it for? Small Business Owners or those in a sales, presentation or marketing role 

        Who is it by?  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing & PR

        Course details

        How to win new business!

        •    Are you struggling to define your USP’s?

        This two and a half hour session will put you on the right track to pro-actively find, generate and secure new business.

        We will define your business’s Unique Selling Points, to ensure that you stand out from your competitors and gain the winning edge when it comes to securing and retaining existing business. 

        What will I get out of it?  What makes your business special and how can you use that to your advantage? Come and join this workshop to learn how to define your Unique Selling Points to stand out from the crowd and win new business. Then perfect your elevator pitch to promote these USP’s and make sure you maximise every opportunity at networking events!

        Date: Tuesday 17th March
        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
        Venue: 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.

        • 20 March 2020
        • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
        Register

        Networking Breakfast with Martin Randall 

        Martin Randall, Director for the Economy for Adur and Worthing Council will give an update of current projects and the local economy. Martin will cover the progress of potential developments in our area which are in line with the council’s economic strategy. 

        Date: Friday 20th March
        Venue: TBC
        Time: 7:30am-9:00am
        Cost: Members: £14 + VAT
           Non-members: £18 + VAT
        To include a
         full English breakfast, tea, coffee & juice

        This breakfast is kindly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box 


        MHA Carpenter Box are award winning Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Business Consultants and Independent Financial Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

        We build strong relationships with our clients looking to give advice to grow their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. We want to understand what you want to achieve and work closely with you to help you get there. We offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family.

        Photography provided by Seaside Creative 

        Please note there will be photography at this event



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

        • 27 March 2020
        • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • 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, 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: Friday 27th March 
        Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
        Venue:  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.

        • 03 April 2020
        • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Time management & working smarter WiseUp2

        Who is it for? Anyone who finds it a challenge to fit everything in to their busy schedule and who would like to learn effective techniques to prioritise their time.

        Who is it by? Paul Trew. Gear Up For Success Ltd.

        Course details:  This workshop will cover:  Understanding time.  Planning for success.  Setting limits.  Setting clear and SMART goals.  Balancing daily tasks. Making instant changes.  Managing the time of those around you.  Effective delegation.

        What will I get out of it?  

        You will learn to take control of your workload by managing yourself and others more effectively, reduce stress, achieve your goals and improve your performance at work. You will leave with tools to make immediate lasting improvements back in your business.

        Date: Friday 3rd April
        Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
        Venue: 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 April 2020
        • 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

        This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

        Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


        • 15 May 2020
        • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Your LinkedIn Company Page and how to use it WiseUp2

        Who is it for? Anyone in business who is already on LinkedIn and has a company page but is not using it properly

        Who is it by? Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative

        What will I get out of it?  Attendees to this WiseUp2 course will gain a better understanding of the world’s largest professional social network and it's new features. LinkedIn has changed a great deal recently, including allowing any business to now have a LinkedIn Company Page. This workshop will enable you to use these new features to your advantage and get more from LinkedIn.

        Date: Friday 15th May
        Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
        Venue: 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.

        • 22 May 2020
        • 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

        This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

        Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


        • 02 June 2020
        • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
        • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Standing out from the crowd with customer service WiseUp2 

        Course details:  In this short workshop we’ll explore what good customer service is and how you can take an ordinary experience and make it extraordinary with a few simple tweaks and changes. This workshop will enable you to start to build a customer centric strategy to your business, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of everything you do;

        ·        Define the term “customer service”

        ·        Define what ordinary is and the role that it has to play in your business

        ·        Agree what Extraordinary means, perhaps being brave, thoughtful and imaginative, delivering the unexpected, delivering something unique for the customer

        ·        Understand that we need to continually challenge what we do for our customers.

        ·        We can’t afford to sit back! Our competitors are coming!

        ·        The final element of this workshop provides an opportunity for each delegate to focus on their business and develop ideas to take their own customer experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

            What will I get out of it?

            This workshop provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the customer experience that your business currently offers and explores the concept of creating Extraordinary customer experiences. Experiences that will get your customers coming back for more.

              Who is it for:  Any business that has customers and wants to put them at the heart of what they do

              Who is it by: Martin Smith, martin Smith learning and Development Ltd 

              Date: Tuesday 2nd June
              Time:  1:30pm - 4:00pm
              Venue:  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 June 2020
              • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
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              Effective networking & following up leads 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?
              • What do you do with all your new leads? 

              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. After this, you will then learn what to do with the leads you have gained and how best to follow them up. 

              Date: Friday 5th June 
              Time:  9:30am - 12:00pm 
              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 June 2020
              • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
              • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
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              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

              This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

              Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


              • 26 June 2020
              • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
              • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
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              Shoot, edit and upload to YouTube and Instagram WiseUp2

              Who is it for?  Anyone who wants to learn more about social media video and how to create it themselves using their smartphone. 

              Who is it by? Alison Thomas and Martin Bloomfield from Seaside Creative

              What will I get out of it?  Videos make information more digestible and easier to understand. Your brain can process these visuals 60,000 times faster than text.  So that’s why you need to do this session on video from your mobile phone, edit and upload.  Bring your phone and we’ll give you time to practise and learn some ‘top tips’ to ‘shoot, edit and upload’!

              Course details: A practical hands-on course designed for people to gain an understanding of social media video and how it works. You'll be guided by social media expert Alison Thomas and video expert Martin Bloomfield who will help you shoot a video and edit it on your smartphone and upload to your chosen social media platform.   

              Date: Friday 26th June
              Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
              Venue: 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 July 2020
              • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
              • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
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              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

              This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

              Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


              • 14 August 2020
              • 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



              • 18 September 2020
              • 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



              • 16 October 2020
              • 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



              • 20 November 2020
              • 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