Tuesday, July 16th

18:00- 20:00

Conwy Business Centre

 

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A slice of the Action!

Alana Spencer discusses all things sweet, from starting a business in Wales, to baking, to Sir Sugar himself!

You’re HIRED!

Come along to this fantastic evening event held by the Enterprise Hub, where business woman Alana Spencer gives an overview of her journey to create her Ridiculously Rich cake franchise.

Her journey began at just 16, where she sold home made chocolate at two Aberystwyth shops, and since then has gone from strength to strength.

You’ll have seen her win on The Apprentice TV series, now hear how she got to where she is now. It’s not about luck, it’s about hard work and a real passion for what she does.

If that doesn’t wet your appetite, the products are sure to do so, as there will be some Ridiculously Rich cake samples for everyone attending.

So come along and get inspired, meet like-minded people, and see what you can learn for your business!

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

10:00 – 16:30

Conwy Business Centre

Free

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Starting and Running a Business – Taking The Plunge 2019

This workshop will help you understand what is required to start a business and will help you assess whether you have what it takes to be a success.

By the end of this session you will:

  • understand the pros and cons of being your own boss
  • be able to assess your personal skills
  • be clear about the legal aspects of starting a business
  • understand the key tasks needed to start a business
  • know how to put a basic business plan in place
  • know where to get advice and source finance for your business

Here are some comments from previous attendees:

“All was really useful.  Can’t wait to get back now and put it all into practice”

“It gave me insights into things I hadn’t considered and also the opportunity to think ‘outside the box’ and the importance of planning”

“A very helpful and worthwhile course and I feel I have really benefited from what I have picked up today”

 

 

Wednesday, July 17th 2019

09:30 – 15:30

Conwy Business Centre

 

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Free

 

Introduction to Tendering Workshop

An interactive workshop designed to provide information for businesses new to tendering. The workshop aims to:

  • Demystify Public Sector Tendering
  • Help suppliers find and respond to opportunities
  • Maximise use of sell2wales, promoting their businesses to Public Sector and Tier 1 buyers
  • Identify tender requirements and the procedures they may need to put in place to be able to effectively respond to a tender
  • Understand what buyers are looking for
  • Identify sources of support

Attendees should be advised to bring a laptop/tablet to the workshop.

 

 

Thursday, July 18th 2019

09:00- 11:30am

Conwy Business Centre

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This event is being delivered in partnership with Superfast Business Wales, Enterprise Hub, Natwest, Free Agent and Williams Denton.

 

Digital Tax Made Easy

Understand Digital Tax –
it’s easy when you know how!

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. Good news, right?

For those not in the know :

Making Tax Digital for VAT started on 1 April 2019, and will affect your business if you are VAT-Registered, and have a turnover above £85,000.

Eventually HMRC will introduce Making Tax Digital for Income Tax and Corporation Tax – so stay ahead of the curve!

This FREE workshop will explain exactly what digital taxation means for you and how free software can help you overcome challenges you may face.

• Digital Taxation – When will it affect you and how to prepare.

• Free Agent – Benefits of digital accountancy software and getting started.

• William Denton – practical examples of how they have supported local businesses in this area.

• 9:00 to 9:30 Open networking and registrations

• 9:30 to 9:55 Digital Taxations

• 9:55 to 10:25 Digital Accountancy Software

• 10:25 to 10:50 Williams Denton

• 10:50 Networking and close

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 10th 2019

09:30am- 11:30am

Conwy Business Centre

 

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Members FREE
Non Members £10.00 +VAT

 

 

Round the Table Networking

In collaboration with the Conway Business Centre, The West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce we will be hosting another fantastic ‘Round the Table’ networking event.

The event is to be held at Conwy Business Centre, which focuses on business growth and development. The centre is a hub for local start ups but also for existing businesses, helping them to thrive and grow within a modern and stylish environment.

Guests will be provided with delicious breakfast favourites, alongside complimentary hot beverages, before taking part in our popular ’round the table’ networking. Round the Table networking events are a fun, lively and friendly way of getting to know fellow business people in the local community.  Each guest has 2 minutes to introduce themselves and their business, before moving around the table and getting to know each delegate, before swapping business cards and moving onto another table.

We hope to see you there at what promises to be a fantastic event. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

*Non Members can attend one Chamber event prior to joining, please note that this is not available to previous members of the Chamber*

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 9th 2019

09:30am – 16:00pm

Conwy Business Centre

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Speakers and presentations at this event include:

– Shelley Davies, Head of Partnership and Integration, Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government

– Why should we be part of the social value movement? – Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK

-A Regional Perspective. North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative – Maria Bell, Regional Business Manager – Commissioning

– Embedding social value in the Outdoor Partnership – Tracey Evans Chief Executive Officer and Paul Frost, Chairman and Social Value Champion on the Board

The ups and downs of social value – a case history from Greater Manchester’ Anne Lythgoe, VCSE Accord Principal, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

To follow there will be workshops and round table discussion to share good practice and agree collectively on measures of impact of social value within commissioning and procurement activity across north Wales.

 

Social value – why bother?

How can the voluntary sector and public sector work together to maximise the effects of funding, commissioning and procurement?

Mantell Gwynedd’s Social Value Cymru, in partnership with Medrwn Môn, CVSC, DVSC, FLVC and AVOW, is managing a North Wales project to measure and manage social value within the third sector in North Wales.

We are supporting third sector organisations across north Wales to measure their social value and to embed the principles of social value in their decision making. These third sector organisations deliver important services across north Wales which are recognised as key areas within the Population Needs Assessment and the Well-being assessment. These include mental health services, carers services, children and young people, victims of abuse, loneliness within communities, services for veterans and much more.

In addition, we coordinate the North Wales Social Value network which meets quarterly. Members range from Local Authority Officers, County Voluntary Councils, University academics, staff from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, social enterprises and third sector organisations. The network provides an opportunity for members to meet up; debate and discuss their work; look at any challenges or solutions that they are experiencing, and to network with likeminded people.

Section 16 of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 places a duty upon local authorities (with partners) to promote the development of not for profit organisations to provide care and support services and preventative services. The supporting Code of Practice in relation to this duty, requires local authorities, with health board partners, to establish regional forums to support social value-based providers and to develop a shared understanding of the common agenda and develop good practice. There is therefore a close working relationship between the network and the regional social value steering group.

In partnership with the North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative, we are organising this event to bring together decision makers and third sector organisations who are involved in the project to consider how we can present social value evidence and use social impact to inform decision making. Together we can share learning and good practice, but also agree on outcome impact measures as we moving forward.

North Wales Social Care and Well-being Services Improvement Collaborative, we are organising this event to bring together decision makers and third

As well as the organisations involved in the project we have invited heads of services, commissioners, procurement managers and funding managers to join us in this conversation.