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Journey To: Inbound Tourism Conference

April 19-9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Low Wood Bay Hotel, Low Wood Bay Hotel
Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LP United Kingdom
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Join leading industry speakers from VisitBritain, TripAdvisor, Windermere Lake Cruises for this inaugural event taking place on 19 April at the Low Wood Bay Hotel near Windermere. Tickets are available online at journeyto.uk. The event will focus on how businesses can take advantage of growing numbers of international visitors to the Lake District and will offer a fantastic networking opportunity with other businesses from across the sector. Speakers include: Anthony Pickles - Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain Justin Reid -…

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Organic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) with Natalie Hailey of Hot Content, 20th April, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle

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

For most people, search engine optimisation seems complex, technical and, quite frankly, terrifying. But… All SEO is, is a way to make sure more of the RIGHT people find your website. Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Natalie Hailey of Hot Content at Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle, 20th April, 10am to 4pm to find out how and why every single business today needs to have an online presence and, so long as Google and other search engines exist, having…

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1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work Certification (with added extras) with Skills Shop – Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Penrith, 24th April

April 24-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work Certification with added extras. Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Skills Shop, 24th April to 9:30 am to 4:30pm, Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Penrith to learn how to deal with bleeds, choking, shock, seizures recovery positions, CPR and defibrillator training but will also cover anaphylaxis and secondary assessments. The certification will be valid for 3 years and meets HSE minimum requirements.  Certification will only be granted upon full completion of the course. PS Phil…

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Cold Calling and Lead Generation with Justine Douglas of CTS – Newton Rigg, Penrith 25th April – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

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

  Cold Calling and Lead Generation   Building customer relationships and promoting products and/or services over the telephone within a specific timeframe takes both skill and commitment.  Whether it’s creating a lead or converting a lead into a sale, the focus needs to be on building an instant rapport with the customer and identifying their needs before the selling process can begin.   This workshop will equip individuals with the basic skills and knowledge required to sell effectively over the…

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Effective Presentation Skills: Finding Your Voice and Using It with Confidence – with Deborah Clark of Get Real Leadership, 27th April, Newton Rigg, Penrith – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

April 27-9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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, 27th April ,…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health [Ref: 18/04/03]

April 30

Cost to members: £1465

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health Carlisle, Cumbria Week 1: Monday 30 April 2018 to Friday 04 May 2018 Week 2: Monday 14 May 2018 to Friday 18 May 2018 Week 3: Thursday 24 May 2018 and Friday 25 May 2018 The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is an examined core qualification for people who have health and safety as part of their role at work. Managers, supervisors and staff from all types…

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Fire Warden Training

April 30

Cost to members: £99

This one day course is aimed at employees with a designated fire safety role in the workplace under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It equips the delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to adequately undertake their roles and responsibilities as Fire Wardens / Marshals. Delegates gain practical experience of undertaking the fire warden checks (day-to-day duties) and the actions to be taken during an evacuation. In addition delegates get hands on experiences of operating portable fire extinguishers…

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Practical Guidance for Employers on the GDPR – with Michael Bauer of Cumbria Employment Solicitors, 30th April 2018. Newton Rigg, Penrith

April 30-10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Data Protection Act 2018 (giving effect to the GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and marks a fundamental overhaul of the rules on data protection. The changes affect all those who collect, process or control personal data and so will affect most businesses and all employers.   Contrary to popular belief, the changes, although certainly not to be ignored, are not as complicated or worrying as you may think.   The training will give a clear explanation…

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Emergency First Aid at Work

May 1

Cost to members: £99

This one day course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for people requiring Emergency First Aider status. An Emergency First Aider is someone who can take charge of an emergency situation should the need arise. This is ideal for small businesses or as a cover for more qualified first aiders. Delegates are provided with the essential skills required to carry out emergency first aid necessary to save a life until someone more qualified arrives to…

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Build your personal brand online – how to create a loyal audience who love everything you do – Workshop with Natalie Hailey of Hot Content, 1st May, Carlisle – Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

May 1-10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hi Build your personal brand online – how to create a loyal audience who love everything you do Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Natalie Hailey of Hot Content on the 1st May, Carlisle Cumbria Chamber of Commerce 10am to 4pm for this one day workshop which will help you attract, create and captivate and a loyal audience. In this workshop Natalie explores the qualities necessary and the steps required to build a powerful personal brand. Using real-life examples, she…

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