All our past webinars are available to view on YouTube and can be accessed in the relevant drop down below.
WATCH REPLAY - Making sense of the energy challenge
Energy prices have risen to unsustainable levels for many businesses.
The government has introduced the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, a six-month package of support, to help businesses through the upcoming winter period. The support is a lifeline for many businesses, but questions remain:
What will this mean for my business, how will it impact the price we pay?
What happens after six months? Will prices come back down to ‘normal’ levels?
How do I get a better price for my energy?
What steps can I take to reduce my consumption?
Join our webinar and panellists to get practical insight that will help you answer these important questions.
Chaired by Steve Connor, Net Zero Lead at the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, speakers include:
Kate Mulvany, Senior Consultant, Cornwall Insights
Rachel Galdwin, Director, Utilities Intermediaries Association
Kevin Lambert, Sustainability & Net Zero Lead, Business Growth Hub
WATCH REPLAY - What your business can do to reduce energy costs
To reduce energy costs and minimise the price risk to your business then reducing your consumption is key.
The Energy Bill Relief Scheme will last until March 2023 for most businesses. Acting now to manage and reduce your energy consumption will not only help protect your business from future price shocks but also help secure the long-term future of your business.
Questions we get asked regularly:
How much will it cost to reduce my consumption?
How quickly will I see a return on investment?
Is it worth doing it?
What should I focus on first?
Who do I need to get involved?
If these questions sound familiar to you then join our webinar and panellists to get practical insight that will help you answer these important questions.
Alasdair Dalzel-Job, Sustainability & Net Zero Advisor, Business Growth Hub
Vicky Wilding, Senior Business Advisor, Business Growth Hub
Phoebe Baker, EMS Account Manager, The Pilot Group Additional speakers to be confirmed.
This webinar is open to all business leaders and those interested in the impact of energy prices on organisations, across the UK.
In the current high-cost environment finding the means toreduce operating costs while enhancing internal efficiency can lead to improving business productivity and maximising profits. All businesses are facing questions such as:
How do I reduce waste in my business and optimise efficiency?
Can I enhance cash flow and focus on quality at the same time? While remaining alean business?
How do I adopt a learning culture and increaseproductivity?
If these questions sound familiar to you then join our webinar and panellists for a discussion focussed on leveraging tools, techniques and thinking that will help you answer these important questions.
Sam Booth – Chief Executive at Pro Manchester
Nick Brandwood – Manufacturing Advisor at the Business Growth Hub
Salma Chaudhry – Innovation Advisor at the Business Growth Hub
Paul Wareham – Policy Lead, North West, Federation of Small Businesses
Martin Kirkham, Managing Director at Rapid Colour Services Ltd
WATCH REPLAY - Skills Development in a Changing World
The rising cost of doing business doesn't mean investment in training has to stop.
Join this session for an overview of the Skills for Growth programme, including practical insight on how the programme has been used by a local business to support staff development and the impact the training has had on the individuals and the organisation.
Our panellists will also explore key issues and help you answer questions such as:
What do you think the key skills are for SMEs during this cost of living crisis?
What are the key ways to engage, motivate and retain staff?
How do you fit training in when you are busy, and when money is tightis it important?
What benefits have you seen from training and what are the top training requests asked for?
How does developing the workforce help with staff retention?
Have you noticed increased productivity/efficiency?
How can I multi-skill staff to adapt to change and be more agile?
Chaired by Tom Pickford, Partnership and Integration Manager, Business Growth Hub, speakers include:
Jane Taylor, Senior Skills Coach, Skills for Growth, Business Growth Hub
Alison Griffies, Health and Safety and Quality Manager, Macpac Ltd
Joanne Norbury, Skills Coach, Skills for Growth, Business Growth Hub
Chloe Ramsden, Business Development Manager, Alliance Learning
Nick Brandwood, Manufacturing Business Adviser, Business Growth Hub
Using the methodology that helped google, we will talk businesses through the “Sprint Methodology” that helps leaders unlock their growth potential. We will then take a quick tour of the key geographies that offer opportunities for growth, highlight their potential, bust a few myths and signpost the support that is available.
Introductions to speakers
Introduction to the “Sprint Methodology” & how to use it to explore growth opportunities for your business
Trends, Opportunities & How To Access Support In key geographies
Phil Blair – Growth Company
Sean Sankey- Founder & CEO Much Clearer
Christiane Hutchinson – Founder & CEO Biramis
Christos Kottis, Export Manager, Department For International Trade
Shelah Hassan – Manchester India Partnership
Yunyang Xia, Project Manager, Manchester China Forum
We are inviting GM Business Leaders to join our 90-minute webinar exploring Salary Sacrifice schemes and asking how they can be financially beneficial to both Employees and Employers at a time when every penny counts. We will be joined by HR Associate Gemma Fyfe who will be helping us to navigate different types of Salary Sacrifice Schemes and bringing to life how implementing them into your business doesn’t need to be complicated and can transform your staff benefits package. We will also be discussing alternate schemes with a Credit Union representative (to be confirmed) and finishing with some fantastic resources and Q&A. If you don’t currently have a benefit scheme in place for your employees, why not join us and see why you should?
What is it? – Exploring different types of Salary Sacrifice/ Exchange Schemes.
Why should I do it? – Mutually beneficial NIC (National Insurance Contributions) savings & more…
How do I implement it?
Alternative staff benefit solutions – Attract, retain & support your people.
Clare Davis – Business Advisor – BGH
Stephen Harding – Partner at Beever and Struthers Accountancy