Archive for May, 2017

Events

Tendering Masterclass June

Date: 13th June 2017
Location: Central Manchester
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

Topics covered:

  • Find opportunities to bid in public/private sectors
  • ‘Qualify’ opportunities; building sound business cases
  • Recognise ‘golden rules’ of bidding ensuring bid process is managed in efficient and effective way
  • Understand what it takes to create a winning bid, not merely a compliant one
  • Identify business’s strengths, weaknesses, selling points
  • Begin to create a ‘knowledge base’

Business benefits will include:

  • Increased win rates; therefore business growth
  • Ability to manage processes and bid contributors to ensure the best possible bid/proposal is submitted on time, every time
  • Building of new skills; reaping the benefits of personal and professional development.

Agenda

09:30 Registration

10:00 Class Start

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Provided)

16:00 Class Closed

For more information please see here.

Events

Business Women’s Network

Our guest speaker for the June event sponsored by BMI Healthcare will be Kevin Thompson, Head of HealthFirst who will be speaking at the lunch on ‘Employee Wellbeing: The New Rationale.”

At the Business Women’s Network events, we are keen to build on the developments, focusing on gender and business issues that have taken place over the last 12 months. We would very much like you to be a part of the exciting developments and continue to work with us to build upon the success of the programme. We would also encourage you to share your views on:

  • Ideas for future developments of the GMCC Business Network for Women – including events
  • Key gender issues affecting business
  • How GMCC should be the voice of its members on those issues in 2017

These events are not to be missed and offer an excellent networking opportunity for the 90+ attendees – so book now to attend!

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these events or would like more information, please email victoria.kerr@gmchamber.co.uk

Itinerary

  • Registration and networking: 12noon
  • Lunch: 12.30pm
  • Round table discussion
  • Guest speaker
  • Feedback session
  • Close of meeting: 2.30pm

Who is this suitable for?

All businesses are welcome – come along and see what Chamber networking can do for you and your business

Price

Standard: £50.00 + VAT

Member: £25.00 + VAT

For more information see here.

News

Arts Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists and we have some great sponsorship packages available. Read more..

The GM Arts Prize was launched last year, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community.

The Chamber received 220 entries for last year’s inaugural GM Arts Prize. The winning entry (pictured) was by Manchester-based photographer, digital artist and film maker, Andrew Brooks.

Entries for this year’s prize have now closed. The overall winner and three runners-up will be presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner on 18 May at Victoria Warehouse.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 (with £150 of vouchers from art suppliers Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith), with the three runners-up each receiving a cash prize of £750 (with £50 of vouchers from Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith). Shortlisted entries and the winners will receive exhibition space to display their artwork in the Chamber Summer 2017 Exhibition.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 GM Arts Prize, please contact chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk

Events

Digital Marketing Masterclass May

Digital Marketing

This masterclass focusses on digital marketing and how you can use it to grow your customer base and improve your profit. The sessions will introduce you to the basic concepts of digital marketing, show you how to get started and introduce you to tips and tricks to increase your impact.

You’ll leave the day with an outline of your digital marketing strategy and key actions to get you started.

Ruth Thomas from Ruby Star Associates will lead you through the masterclass, introducing you to the latest evidence about what really works for businesses and drawing on experience from the thousands of small businesses that the multi-award winning team at Ruby Star Associates have supported to grow and thrive.

This is a highly interactive session which includes evidence-informed facilitation exercises. There is an outline agenda but this will be shaped and varied based on the needs of the businesses at the session. It is useful if you come to the session with a clear idea of what you need to get out of it for your business, so we can adapt the session accordingly.

All participants will receive a workbook with notes, examples, exercises and resources to allow them to continue to develop their learning after the session.

 Agenda
8.30am – 9.00am Arrival

Arrival, registration and refreshments, opportunity to network with other participants.

10.00am –11.00am  

Welcome, Expectations and Key Concepts

Introductions, expectations for the day, setting the scene for the masterclass and introduction to the key concepts for the day

11.00am – 11.30am Short break
11.30am – 12.30pm  

Introduction to the digital marketing

How can we ensure our website looks trustworthy?

What do you need from a website/landing page funnel/essentials (what do you do/why should I care/how can I trust you/what should I do next)?

Introduction to email marketing and creating campaigns.

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and networking
1.30pm – 2.30pm  

Digital Presence audit and building an audience

What are the essentials for your digital presence? How do you find and build an audience?

2.30pm – 3.00pm Short break
3.00pm – 4.00pm  

Digital Marketing Strategy

Working with others (and with input from the facilitator) you’ll devise an outline digital marketing strategy to get you started. There is also time for questions, answers and ideas.

Find out more here.

Events

Northern Powerhouse 2017

You are invited to the launch of an exhibition of multi-disciplinary responses of theme of The Northern Powerhouse by art and design students from Bolton School of Arts.

Date: Thursday 25th May
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Location: Crompton Place, Creative Hub and Exhibition Centre, Bolton, BL1 1DF