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How to run effective meetings masterclass

A meetings masterclass to help ensure your meetings are effective and engaging.  Led by experienced business consultant Chris Lorimer, this workshop will help delgates get the most from their meetings, ensuring that time and energy is deployed most effectively.

This 3 hour workshop will be interactive and high energy and will cover the following areas:

1. The purpose of the meeting and when to avoid them

2. Creating effective agendas

3. Changing the context of meetings to improve their impact

4. Removing distractions

5. Getting the most from attendees

6.  The role of Chair

7.  Ensuring actions are completed 

 

Date: 6th September @ 9:00am
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Start-Up Success Seminar

If you are thinking of starting a new business or have just started a new business, this full day seminar will help you to get the right building blocks in place to ensure continued success.  

Facilitated by Chris Lorimer of Lorimer Consulting Limited.

Delegates will gain insights on:

  • Developing your business strategy
  • Getting the basics in place - finance and operations
  • The right approach for marketing and sales
  • Keeping business performance on track

Chris Lorimer is a highly successful and sought after business consultant who supports businesses of all shapes and sizes.  He operates as Lorimer Consulting and is a co-founder of South West Growth Service

Date: 7th September @ 9:00am
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Emergency First Aid at Work

It is essential that you can trust the person who will care for you, if you suffer an accident or sudden illness at work.

This course is ideal for anyone who might need to provide care after such an occurrence, and covers common injuries and illnesses.

This course will qualify you for a period of 3 years to act as a first aider in low-medium risk workplaces.

Course content is specified by the Health & Safety Executive and includes:

  • Dealing with unexpected emergencies
  • Assessing & Monitoring a casualty
  • How & When to get help
  • Recording & Reporting
  • The unresponsive breathing, and non-breathing casualty
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Bleeding
  • Use of a Defibrillator(AED)

Training provided by Jeff Gregory of www.lifesavertechnology.co.uk/first-aid-training

Date: 19th September @ 9:00am
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Delivering Lean Operations for Profit, Service and Growth

Lean operations are essential for all organisations that are looking to scale up, removing wasteful activities that do not contribute to the customer experience or the bottom line. This introductory workshop has been designed by South West Growth Service specifically for business owners, directors or managers who are looking to identify ways and approaches to introduce lean operations. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use business simulations that are enjoyable, high energy and high impact, providing learning insights for all businesses and organisations, across all sectors.

The day will provide you with an understanding of:

  • How lean operations improve organisational performance
  • What causes processes to be inefficient
  • How to improve processes using a lean methodology

Agenda

10.00                  Refreshments will be provided on arrival

10.15 ? 11.00     Introduction to Lean and operational improvement

11.15 ? 11.30     Coffee break

11.30 ? 12.45     Business simulation 1 and review

12.45 ? 13.45     Lunch

13.45 ? 14.15     Identifying process inefficiency

14.15 ? 14.30     Break

14.30 ? 15.15     Business simulation 2 and review

15.15 ? 15.45     How to implement lean in your organisation

15.45 ? 16.00     Summing up and close of day

This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Director, Chris Lorimer.  Chris is a lean process improvement expert who developed his insights through his MBA at Warwick University, fully deploying them as Head of Operational Excellence at Barclays where he introduced Lean across the Private and International Bank. He led multiple award winning lean process improvement projects, has been a keynote speaker and judge at the European Six Sigma Awards.  He has helped introduce lean to organisations across the public and private sectors, including Higher and Further Education, manufacturing, professional services, finance and digital marketing.

Date: 21st September @ 10:00am

Scale Up your Business

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Date: 16th October @ 9:00am

Scale Up your Business

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Date: 16th October @ 9:00am