Hampshire Chamber of Commerce training

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce have a number of training sessions, mostly free that will be of interest to local businesses including their popular Chamber of Solutions series.

UK Border Customs Controls from 1/1/21- What it means for your business

Tuesday 18th August, 10:00 – 11:30

If your company trades goods anywhere in the world, new border controls that start when the EU Transition period ends will mean that you MUST prepare for change NOW.

Change is inevitable as we will leave the single market, trade agreements we have now may be lost and others won, and our border and customs arrangements will be different from the way they operate today.

Whether you have previously prepared for no deal or not, the environment for traders has changed and recent announcements from Government mean change is more certain than ever. So, if you import or export, there are just 23 weeks to get ready for new systems and processes critical to your business.

Liam Smyth, Director of Trade Facilitation at the British Chambers of Commerce is a customs and trade expert, member of HMRC Joint Customs Consultative Committee, participates in a number of Government Expert trade Advisory Groups and represents British Chambers at the International Chambers Certificate of Origin Council. He is also a Director of ChamberCustoms, a customs brokering service operated by Chambers of Commerce.

Liam will provide insight and comment on the new UK Border Operating Model, advise on the actions you need to engage in now, signpost funding for trader readiness and comment on prospects for future trade.

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Virtual Pure Networking with a Summer Twist

Friday 21st August, 13:30 – 15:00

Part of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce’s Pure Networking series. This series of free events are designed to help you create new business contacts and expand your network.

Your opportunity to network and make new business contacts over a cup of tea

As this networking event will be hosted in mid-August, please expect there to be a summer spin on this event.

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Chamber of Solutions

From Tuesday 25th August, running fortnightly, 09:30 – 11:30

This series of free events will provide a focus on moving from unemployment to self-employment, learning from lock down and financial planning for success.

This series of events will address your challenges, allowing you to share your experiences and hear from others across the Chamber of Solutions community. It is clear that no single specialist has all the answers, and so sharing with fellow businesses can provide some practical insights. Portsmouth Chamber of Solutions is your problem solver for your business challenges.

To book your place, please visit the following links:

Financial Planning for Success on the 25th August – book here

Starting my own Business on the 8th September – book here

Developing Skills for Business on the 22nd September – book here

Creatively Growing your Business on the 6th October – book here

This is a partnership event which includes Mission Performance, Solent LEP, Enterprise Business South and Shaping Portsmouth. Along with expert panellists from: Radian, JCI UK, M12 Solutions, Portsmouth College, Xebra Accounting, Skills for Business Training, PETA Limited, Solent Business Academy, Hover Travel and Barclays.


Strategies to Grow your Business

Wednesday 26th August, 10:00 – 11:30

In this Free of Charge workshop, Steve Jones of Skills for Business Training, will share his thoughts and ideas that have helped business owners dramatically grow their businesses. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

You will discover:

  1. How to make your business more profitable
  2. The factors that cause stress in your business and how to eliminate them
  3. How to manage your business effectively yet have more time
  4. How to plan effectively for the growth of your business
  5. How to turn your profits tap on.

This is a fantastic opportunity to access insights from Steve into how to tackle the challenges faced by business and management to help achieve outstanding results for small and medium enterprises. Steve ran a series of 6 workshops for Grant Thornton’s highly acclaimed and successful Growth Accelerator Programme for SME’s over the 3 years that it ran.

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