Business Bolton Newsletter – September 2017 / Business Growth Recharge

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Recharge Event - Re-inventing your business

Business Growth Lunch

 

Fancy the opportunity to network with other growing businesses? The Business Growth Hub, in partnership with Bolton Council and Neon Creations are holding their next Business Recharge between 11.30am and 2pm on Thursday 21st September 2017.

The event will focus on adapting and reinventing your business. Catherine Spink, Director of Neon Creations will talk about her businesses journey and how she became more profitable by reinventing her business.

Phil Green, Assistant Director at Bolton Council will also be sharing the exciting plans for Bolton including the Town Centre Masterplan.

Places are available on a first come first served basis.

Arrow   Book to reserve your free place at the event
 

Develop the skills to grow your business


Skills for Employment

 

Fill your business's skills gaps with fully funded training. Skills Support for the Workforce in Greater Manchester is supporting eligible businesses to develop and implement bespoke, funded training plans, helping to meet growth ambitions by satisfying immediate and long term workforce skills needs, this has a particular focus on supporting staff who have been made redundant or are at risk of being made redundant.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria and support available, visit: www.fundingunit.org.uk/projects/greater-manchester-ssw or contact 01204 336258 for further information.

Please note funding is only available until July 2018 so contact us now to ensure your staff get the skills support they need for your business.

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Have your say about skills in Bolton


Skills in Bolton

 

On the morning of 14th November, Bolton will be holding a Skills Summit where we will be sharing with local businesses the ambitions for both Greater Manchester and Bolton and discussing the skills we need to make Bolton a thriving place to live and work.

It will be a chance to network with other local businesses and to share your views about current and future skills needs in Bolton.

If you are passionate about Bolton’s future and your sector and want to get involved in shaping the event contact the Business Bolton Team for more information businessbolton@bolton.gov.uk or 01204 33 6222.

Further details about the event and how to reserve a place will follow in the next newsletter.

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Get your company active - for a good cause!


Get Companies Active

 

Get Companies Active, in partnership with Bolton Council, will be hosting Bolton's first ever Business triathlon team relay.

As well as raising money for 3 local charities, the triathlon will aim to reduce absence through sickness, encourage team-building, boost productivity and improve employee engagement.

The triathlon will consist of a 400m pool swim, 18k road bike and a 5k park run, with each discipline being completed by one member on the three person team.

There will also be a Sport In The Park Family Fun Day, running side-by-side with the relay triathlon event.

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We're feeling good about apprenticeships in Bolton


Apprenticeships in Bolton

 

It’s an great time for skills in Bolton as two of our providers of apprenticeships locally, Alliance Learning and Bolton College have been graded ‘good’ in recent OfSTED inspections. This is great news for residents and businesses locally ensuring that we have quality provision to meet business needs.

Have you thought about taking on an apprentice and aren’t sure what to do next? An apprentice is a great way to ‘grow your own talent’. Why not have a look at the Apprenticeship Hub information or contact the Business Bolton Team for more information and next steps businessbolton@bolton.gov.uk.

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Business events: September - October 2017 

There’s a host of business events happening which you can attend to help increase your knowledge and skills, whether you’re looking to start a business or grow your business.
 

 

 

 Wed
13
Sep

 

Bolton BIG: Intro to COBRA
Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent

Time: 13:30 - 14:30

 

 

 

 Wed
13
Sep

 

Ladies in Business Networking
Victoria Inn, 26 Markland Hill

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

 

 

 

Thu
14
Sep

 

Venturefest 2017
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street
 

Time: 09:00 - 12:30

 

 

 

Fri
15
Sep

 

Unique Ladies Networking Event
Reflection Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel
 

Time: 09:00 - 11:30

 

 

 

Tue
19
Sep

 

Bolton BIG: Social Media for Business
Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent
 

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

 

 

 

Tue
19
Sep

  

Bolton BIG: Content Marketing - Blogging Your Way To Profit
Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Crescent
 

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

 

 

 

Thu
21
Sep

  

Business Growth Hub Recharge: Bolton
Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South
 

Time: 11:30 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
21
Sep

 

Support for Creative Businesses
Bury Art Museum, Moss Street
 

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

 

 

 

Mon
25
Sep

 

Popup Business School
Claremont Church Bolton, St George's Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Tue
26
Sep

 

Popup Business School
Claremont Church Bolton, St George's Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Tue
26
Sep

 

Dynamic Networking - Bolton
Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Bromley Cross Road
 

Time: 17:30 - 19:30

 

 

 

Wed
27
Sep

 

Popup Business School
Claremont Church Bolton, St George's Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Wed
27
Sep

 

Bolton Professionals Networking Lunch
Harvey's Café Bar
 

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Sep

 

Low Carbon Masterclasses
Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street
 

Time: 08:30 - 13:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Sep

 

Client Centred Selling Skills
Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street
 

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Sep

 

Popup Business School
Claremont Church Bolton, St George's Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Thu
28
Sep

 

Bolton Jobs & Skills Fair 2017
Bolton College, Deane Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

 

 

 

Fri
29
Sep

 

Client Centred Selling Skills
Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street
 

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

 

 

 

Fri
29
Sep

 

Popup Business School
Claremont Church Bolton, St George's Road
 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

 

Fri
06
Oct

 

#FSBConnect 'Network Bolton'
The Watermillock, Crompton Way
 

Time: 08:00 - 09:45

 

 

 

Thu
12
Oct

 

Low Carbon Masterclasses
Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street
 

Time: 08:30 - 13:00

 

 

 

Tue
17
Oct

 

The BIG Bolton Business Conversation
The Bridge Conference Centre, Bradford Street
 

Time: 08:00 - 13:30

We really hope you are finding this newsletter useful and would appreciate if you could forward it to other businesses you have contact with, so they can receive it too. Businesses can sign up at http://bit.ly/1q6Emc6.