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The Growth Hub plays a key role in bringing Cumbria’s business community together and offers a varied and rewarding range of events to help you develop and grow your business, learn new skills, access expert advice, share ideas and meet potential customers.

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Food Hygiene Level 2

September 20

Cost to members: £75

The CIEH/Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering will benefit anyone working in a catering setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. It is relevant to all catering operations, for example pubs, hotels, restaurants, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools and prisons. Everyone who works in catering has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they prepare and serve is safe to eat. This qualification underlines the importance…

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Effective Presentation Skills

September 20-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost to members: £95 – £145

Effective Presentation Skills: Finding Your Voice and Using It with Confidence Public speaking and delivering presentations are hard to avoid in 21st Century business but very few of us are natural born divas clamouring to stand up and perform. For most of us, the very idea of that sales pitch, business presentation, team briefing or staff training stirs up feelings of fear, anxiety and self-doubt. Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Deborah Clark of Get Real Leadership, 20th September, 9:30…

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Free Workshop: Refresh Your Social Media Content

September 20-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Refresh Your Social Media Content Are you stuck in a creative rut when it comes to your social media? Do you run short of inspiration for social media content that is aligned with your business goals and ambitions? Are you looking for fresh, creative ways to share content to improve brand awareness and generate new leads? You know that feeling. You’re sat in front of the screen like a rabbit in the headlights desperately trying to think of something new…

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Win More Business workshop

September 21

Do you work in PURCHASING? Are you in charge of procurement budget? Maybe you are an Estimator? Do you want to achieve COST REDUCTION & SAVNGS in your business? How about improving your BOTTOM LINE? Your bottom line is your PROFIT. A couple of simple changes in your business could deliver significant savings and enhance your bottom line. Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub on this one-day interactive workshop. The workshop will enable newcomers in the procurement and supply chain profession…

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Free Workshop: Senior Management Skills

September 24-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Senior Management Skills New to Senior Management, aspiring to set-up, or looking to polish up your skills? This comprehensive training day is designed to help attendees develop effective Senior Management Skills and provide them with the tools essential to be a success in today’s current competitive business environment. Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub 24th September, Energus, Workington, 10am to 4pm for this highly interactive session that will allow you to consider and reflect on key issues facing senior managers. Cost…

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health (10 Day) Course [Ref: 18/10/02b]

September 25

Cost to members: £1295

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health (10 Day) Course Carlisle, Cumbria Week 1: Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018 (4 days) Week 2: Monday 01 October 2018 (1 day) Week 3: Monday 08 October 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018 The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health aims to build on the knowledge gained in the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It is established as a leading award in construction health and safety. The…

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Free Workshop: Cyber Security Essentials

September 25-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cyber Security Essentials Do you understand the cyber risks to your business information and systems? Do you know how to protect your business from cyber-attacks? Are you able to implement a proactive disaster recovery plan? This one-day workshop will support business protection from social engineering attacks and cyber threats through disaster recovery methods that ensure continuity of operations. In this cyber security awareness training course, participants will learn how to establish security by assessing environment, identifying needs and deficits, and…

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Electric Vehicles: Understanding the Business Case

September 26-9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cost to members: Free

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018 Time: 09.00 – 15.30 Price: Free Location :   Langdale Hotel The Langdale Estate Great Langdale Ambleside LA22 9JD Are you an SME based in Cumbria? Have you thought about the benefits of introducing electric vehicles into your business? Join the University of Cumbria for a day of networking and innovation. During this fast-paced, interactive workshop you’ll discover the issues and opportunities around using electric vehicles (EV) within your organisation. You’ll also meet other businesses in…

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Fire Risk Assessment 2 Days

September 26-9:30 am - September 27-4:30 pm

Cost to members: £230

This two day course covers all the basic requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) Delegates will gain understanding of how to conduct Fire Risk Assessments for simple offices, small retail and similar premises, and and how to use the findings to ensure compliance with current legislation. Delegates will also gain practical experience of conducting a Fire Risk Asessment with feedback in an informal relaxed environment designed to maximise the learning benefits. The course will cover: The…

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Free Workshop: Developing & Maintaining Your Online Reputation

September 26-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you understand the power of a connected customer? Are you able to analyse your online profile to find positive or negative business mentions or discussions? Do you know how to manage, monitor and engage with online customers to manage your brand and online reputation? The workshop Whether you know it or not, your business is being talked about online. The majority of prospective customers looking to buy from a business will now perform an online search before making a…

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