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BRENTWOOD BUSINESS NEWS - AUGUST 2019

   
   

Brentwood Business Showcase 2019

Visitor Registration Now Open

   
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Thursday 31 October 2019, 9.00am-4.00pm

Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE


Brentwood Business Showcase is your opportunity to promote your business and network with others.‚Äč Now in its 4th year, the Showcase is attended by hundreds of visitors from across Essex and the South East. 


Come and listen to inspirational leaders, attend practical workshops and meet exhibitors who will inspire you to grow and innovate your business at this FREE event. The day includes plenty of networking opportunities to help you make new contacts and strengthen existing connections. 


The event is organised by Brentwood Borough Council and supported by Gold Sponsor, Tees incorporating Wortley Byers Lawand Silver Sponsor, Crest Nicholson 

   

Express your interest in exhibiting at the Showcase

Exhibitor stands are booking up quickly for the 2019 Brentwood Business Showcase.  For as little as £70 (+VAT), your company can be part of this year’s exhibitor display.  We’re looking for a wide range of business across all sectors to represent the best of Essex industry and commerce.

   
   

Brentwood Business Briefing
& Networking Event

   
   

Tuesday 3 September 2019, 5.30pm-8.00pm

ACL Essex (Bishops Hill), Rayleigh Road, Brentwood, CM13 1BD


Brentwood Borough Council, the Brentwood Business Partnership and the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce are joining up to host the first of a series of free Brentwood Business Briefings to keep local companies informed about current business developments. 


Topics featured at the event on 3 September include: 

  • New funding opportunities for SMEs, presented by Invest Essex 
  • New initiatives to support local businesses, presented by Brentwood Borough Council 
  • New social media hacks to help grow your online presence, presented by 24fingers 

The briefing is a great opportunity to make new connections; to gather information that could support your business growth; and to share your feedback to the Chamber, Council and Brentwood Business Partnership about what Brentwood needs in order to enable businesses to thrive.

   
   

Brentwood Borough Council 

Corporate Vision Questionnaire

   
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Brentwood Borough Council is asking residents for their views on its new Corporate Vision. Four new themes have been chosen and businesses and residents now have the chance to chip in and prioritise what they think matters most. The Corporate Vision is a document that provides a backbone to ensure all the Council’s work is in line with the priorities it outlines from 2020-2025.


The four themes are: 

  • Growing the economy
  • Improving our housing
  • Protecting and improving the environment
  • Developing communities

The survey is short and simple and in tick box form. Council staff will be in Brentwood High Street from 12pm-2pm on Thursday 15 August and Friday 30 August to answer any questions. Alternatively, email business@brentwood.gov.uk if you would like more information.


The consultation started on 29 July 2019 and will run for 6 weeks. 

   
   
   

Brentwood Borough Council 

Community Fund Applications 2019

   
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Following a successful new partnership with Axis, Brentwood Borough Council is pleased to invite applications for its annual Community Fund. The Community Fund is available for local organisations and individuals to bid for projects that will make a difference to their local community and tackle issues that they deem important. 


Applicants must be able to show how the community has been involved in the design of the project, that matched or in kind funding has been sought, that the project is sustainable and contributes to certain priorities under the Council’s Vision for Brentwood 2016-2019, including economic development. 


More details and the application form can be found on www.brentwood.gov.uk/funding.

   
   

Business Events & Workshops

   
   

Visit Essex Customer Care Training Course

   
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Tuesday 24 September 2019, 8.45am-1.30pm

Greyfriars Hotel, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1UG


In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to build a positive customer service relationship
  • The balance between products and service
  • First impressions
  • Using effective sales techniques
  • Managing feedback and review

On successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to;

  • Create, manage and maintain a positive customer service relationship
  • Appreciate how customer expectations change over time and consider the impact that has on the perceived quality of your product
  • Know how to establish a positive first impression and maintain a good rapport
  • Understand and develop the skills needed to maintain positive communications
  • Develop an understanding of upselling & cross selling
  • Identify methods of obtaining customer feedback and how to use it effectively.
The training course costs £55.00 plus VAT per person, tea/coffee biscuits are available on arrival and working lunch included. Free parking available. 

For more information and booking, please contact Cheryl.owen@essex.gov.uk 

   
   

Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Events

   
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The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce have a range of business networking events and training workshops organised throughout the year. From business breakfasts to meet the members tours, there's plenty of opportunity to learn, network and grow your business. 

To view the list of upcoming events, please visit the Chamber website here or click below to find out more. 
   
   

BEST Growth Hub Business Events 

August & September 2019

   
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BEST Growth Hub has a wide selection of free business workshops and events taking place across Essex throughout August & September. Topics range from how to start a business, digital marketing and finance essentials. 

BEST Growth Hub also provides free one-to-one business advice to support you in reviewing your business and suggesting ideas for its development to increase productivity.
   
   

Business Support & Grants

   
   

New T Levels

   
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T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to build work ready students with the relevant skills to help strengthen and grow your business. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with businesses and organisations to help equip students with the right skills and knowledge your business and industry needs. The first T Levels that will be available are in construction, digital and education & childcare.


Businesses have the opportunity of a head start with industry placements by working with providers in organising and offering students, on relevant vocational courses, a chance to put into practice their learning through structured and meaningful 45 day placements. 


If you would like to find out more and see how your business can get involved, you can call on 08000 15060, email tlevel.placement@education.gov.uk or click the button below.

   
   

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You are receiving this email as you have previously agreed to register to the Brentwood Borough Council Business Directory. We will continue to communicate to our business directory under the new GDPR requirements. 

If you have any questions or queries or would like to be removed from the directory, please email business@brentwood.gov.ukIf you would like to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please click the unsubscribe button at the footer of this email. 

For further information on business news & events, please visit www.discoverbrentwood.co.uk. 
Thank you, Economic Development Team, Brentwood Borough Council.


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Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY