Events

A listing of events in and around Huntingdonshire is highlighted below. We always welcome new additions which can be submitted by registered users who are logged in to the website.

 

Add your business Event

  (Registered user only)
Add Event

A14 Informal Networking

Friday mornings / 09:00AM
The A14 Informal Networking Meetup is a relaxed environment where business owners and professionals can meet over coffee on a Friday morning. Building strategic relationships and generating new business in the region is the key objective. Unlike most networks, we keep things very low key and laid back! There are no presenters or pitches here. After a while I guarantee you would have made some great friends, and as we know your friends will always help you spread the word about your business. There is no charge to attend, and you get free coffee/teTa top-ups. Anyone in business is very welcome to come along - with no strings attached. ...

Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon

02/05/2017 / 05:00PM

Our popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend. Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections - anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm. Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an informal chat about your company and what you do. It’s a relaxed but effective way to learn more about the local business community and make new connections. You will also meet members of Chamber staff so if your company is considering joining the Chamber, it’s a great opportunity to ask about the benefits of membership and discover what you can expect to gain from joining our growing network of Chamber members.

IfM SME Membership Update

10/05/2017 / 05:00PM

IfM are pleased to announce a new membership programme to help SMEs build their capabilities in an uncertain future. Providing direct access to the latest industry research and knowledge through dedicated training and networking events, the IfM SME Membership scheme can help your company go from strength to strength, starting with an evening event on 10th May 2017. Come along and hear about: -How the IfM can support SMEs -The University’s industrial engagement strategy -The current UK manufacturing landscape – and why SMEs play such a vital role in it -Our new, SME-focused events and training programme Registration for the event will commence at 17:00, the event will start with the talks at 17:30 until 18:15, followed by networking with drinks and canapés. The evening will draw to a close at 19:30.

Making the Right Things in the Right Places

10/05/17 / 08:30AM

This intensive one-day course will help you to reconfigure your company’s international footprint of manufacturing activities to deliver real business impact. This course will help you to: Develop a make-or-buy strategy, balancing the protection of critical production capabilities with effective use of supply partners. Design a long-term transformation plan for your global network of plants and supply partners, including incremental, breakthrough, and clean sheet scenarios. Understand the key drivers that deliver synergies across a global network, promoting growth, lowering costs, providing better access to resources and improving resilience to risk. Understand the right level of data analysis and how to engage stakeholders across complex organisations.

Train the Trainer

10/05/2017 / 08:00AM

Essential skills for work-based trainers including structuring the session, understanding learning styles, managing a group and maintaining interest and enthusiasm. Who is the course suitable for? All those who want to develop and deliver effective training at work. It is ideal for work-based trainers and all involved in any type of staff training.

Informal Networking Evening - Huntingdon

06/06/2017 / 05:00PM

Our popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend. Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections - anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm. Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an informal chat about your company and what you do. It’s a relaxed but effective way to learn more about the local business community and make new connections. You will also meet members of Chamber staff so if your company is considering joining the Chamber, it’s a great opportunity to ask about the benefits of membership and discover what you can expect to gain from joining our growing network of Chamber members.

Developing End-to-End Supply Chain Capability

13/06/2017 / 09:00AM

This course helps you develop a strategic approach to identifying, addressing and developing supply chain capabilities, enhancing integration across your network. An interactive one-day course combining presentations, group activities and discussions. Toolsets will be described and applied during the course to reinforce learning. Case studies will demonstrate how the tools have been used to deliver significant business impact in a range of organisations.

Strategic Roadmapping Course

Wednesday 14 - 15 June 2017 / 09:00AM

Two day course Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 June 2017 Roadmapping is a graphical approach to support strategic planning that enables companies to align technological capability and business plans so that corporate strategy and technology are co-ordinated in an integrative manner. Intensive one-day training course One day courses - Thursday 9 March and Wednesday 5 October 2017 A 'fast-start' roadmapping approach The aim of the roadmapping training courses is to provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence to apply roadmapping concepts and methods within their own businesses. The emphasis is on the rapid initiation of the method and its customisation, based on multifunctional workshop techniques. The courses are interactive and based on the delivery ethos of a balanced combination of presentations, group activities and discussions. One and two-day courses We offer a choice between a one or two-day course. Both provide a thorough introduction to strategic roadmapping, guiding delegates through the process of roadmapping, including ‘hands-on’ activities, during which actual roadmaps are created. The one-day course is focused on product-level roadmapping and visual communication. Our two-day course allows time to cover topics in greater depth. Delegates will benefit from additional material and exercises in strategic landscaping, workshop facilitation practices and tools/toolkits. Note: Both one and two-day courses can also be run as in-company training events. Such courses can be readily adapted to focus on topics of specific interest to companies, and combined with consulting support to rapidly apply and transfer the approach to your organisation. If this is of interest, please email Rob Phaal - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. A copy of 'T-Plan: the fast start to Technology Roadmapping. Planning your route to success', developed in collaboration with a wide range of companies, will be provided as part of each course (normal price £149), together with a copy of the latest Technology Roadmapping book Roadmapping for Strategy and Innovation - Aligning technology and markets in a dynamic world for each delegate (normal price £195). Who should attend? The course is suitable for: •strategic planners •product managers •technical managers •consultants

Managing People

14/06/2017-15/06/2017 / 08:00AM

This course covers three essential areas of Managing Performance, Managing Change and Building an Effective Team. Managing performance is about ensuring your team achieve the goals of the business. When people don’t perform it can be hard to know what to do. Many of us would rather avoid the conversations about performance / poor attitude/ behaviour etc. The ‘head in the sand’ approach is very popular! We hope the problem will disappear. In reality things often get worse. This course shows you what you need to do to manage performance effectively. In today’s challenging environment the ability to manage change is essential. Staff can find this process uncomfortable and stressful and this can stretch many managers. We cover the main skills needed to manage change effectively. Building a team is the final module. Here you will explore what a high performing team looks like and how you can achieve that.

Customer Service

22/06/2017 / 08:00AM

Outstanding customer service encourages customer loyalty and helps increase business. This course offers the tools and techniques to help you create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. What does the course cover? • What does great customer service look like? • Who is the customer? • Exceeding customer expectations • Presenting a positive first impression • What you say and how you say it • The role of body language, voice tone and words • Telephone techniques • Establishing rapport and defusing anger • Dealing effectively with difficult customers • Turning complaints into opportunities • Responding assertively to unreasonable requests • Internal and external customers • Demonstrating a positive, confident and professional approach