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Your next big client could be at one of our Networking Events!

Our Business Networking Events in Worthing and Adur are informal, fun, dynamic and incredibly well attended.
Members enjoy a variety of qualilty networking events each month with at least one FREE networking event a month.
Places can be limited for some events so scroll down and BOOK NOW to secure your place.

Book Events

Held on the third Friday of every month either as a Breakfast or Lunch. This is our most formal event with a keynote speaker such as local MP’s, Council leaders and officers, County Councillors, local Business Leaders. Held on the first Wednesday of the month and is in the evening. Includes inspirational visits,  a free mini workshop  on a variety of topics such as social media, PR, Sales and Marketing, followed by Networking. A completely informal event totally dedicated to Networking.  Held in Shoreham this is an opportunity to meet  members and non members in a relaxed and welcoming environment. If you are new to Networking this is a great place to start!

We also like to have fun!! During the year we host Charity Quiz nights always  competitive between members, Summer Social BBQ, never weather dependent!! And the Christmas Social, well attended with fabulous food, the perfect way to finish the year.

Once a quarter we run a ‘Meet the Chamber’ event. Come along and find out how you can make the m
ost of  your membership and find out the work we do in the background to support local business and enterprise.

Non Members

If you have never been a member of the Chamber you are welcome to book and join us as a guest at three of our events. After this, you will need join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership. To join the Chamber please click here


Sponsorship Opportunities 

Would you like to raise your profile at our events? We have limited new sponsorship opportunities, just ask for more details. Click here to have a look at the sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming events

    • 20 September 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.




    • 24 September 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Write your best news release and get it noticed WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone writing for thie business role or wants to get their business noticed in the media. 

    Who is it by? Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative Ltd

    Course details: When your business has a good story to tell what do you do? Who do you tell? This course will help you tell your story in the best way possible and then make it clear as to who could be interested in it and how you can reach them. 

    What will I get out of it? Improve your writing, your knowledge, your confidence in skills that you will use over and over again. An essential course for anyone producing written content for business. 

    Date: Tuesday 24th September
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 27 September 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
    Register

    Surviving the wrath of the dragons: Networking breakfast with Matt Hunt, The Protein Ball Co

    Join us for a networking breakfast with Matt Hunt from The Protein Ball Company who will share his recent experience on Dragons Den. 

    We all know that Matt already successfully runs The Protein Ball Company, locally. But did you see him more recently enduring a one and a half hour grilling in the Dragons Den show with his business-partner Jacqueline Barleycorn. They received £60k for their joint business, The Great British Porridge Co. 

    Come along to this networking breakfast to hear about Matt's experience on the Dragons Den show on BBC2. 

    Date: Friday 27th September
    Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
    Time: 7:30am-9:00am
    Cost: Members: £14 + VAT
       Non-members: £18 + VAT
    To include a
     full English breakfast, tea, coffee & juice


    Photography kindly provided by Seaside Creative 



    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event.


    Please note there will be photography at this event.


    • 01 October 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Working smarter WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone who wants to maximise their effectiveness and feel in control of their world. 

    Who is it by? Paul Hopwood, Paul Hopwood Consulting Limited

    Course details: One of the key issues in everyones' mind is the need for effectiveness and balance in the weekly schedule. Part of the reason is that society has created a very business environment for us all. 

    • We have to blend work, family and social commitments, with each competing for our valuable attention. 
    • Just being well organised is no longer enough
    • Many people allow themselves to ignore significant elements in the life balance mix. They know all is not quite perfect, but have never been taught how to fix the issue. 

    What will I get out of it? This session will introduce a number of tools and processes to help clarify where the priorities are, be effective as well as efficient, get control of your world and create and maintain a sense of harmony.

    Date: Tuesday 1st October 
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 02 October 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBC
    Register

    Is there any money? How do you get it? 

    Come along to hear about how about the Small Business Growth Grants and Apprenticeship Grants. 

    Small Business Growth Grant

    The Small Business Growth Grant is available to local micro businesses of up to 10 employees. Grants of up to £2,500 are available, with a 50% match funding contribution required (exclusive of VAT).

    For example, if you want to purchase some equipment that costs £1,500 - a contribution of £750 would be required from your own funds and you can apply for £750 from the grant fund. Any added VAT would not be refunded and is not counted within the project cost.

    You must be able to demonstrate how the project will develop your business and what difference it will make.

    Payment will be retrospective. Applicants will need to ensure they have total funds available upfront and are in a position to commence the project straight away. Once approved, applicants will also be required to supply relevant paid invoices within 30 days.

    Please click here to have a look at the criteria for this grant.

    Apprenticeship Grants

    The Apprenticeship Grant is available to individual businesses of up to 50 employees. A one off payment of £1,500 per apprentice is available towards the cost of taking on an apprentice. Individual businesses can apply for up to two grants.

    Date: Wednesday 2nd October 
    Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue: TBC 
    This event is free 

    • 04 October 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Intermediate Excel WiseUp2

    Who is it for? This session is for you if you can already create worksheets and build basic formulas. You will be ready to develop your skills further with more indepth features. 

    Who is it by? Jane Hames, Glide Training 

    Course details: 

    • Linking data between worksheets and workbooks
    • Formatting cells based on content with conditional formatting
    • Sorting and filtering data
    • Data control with data validation

    What will I get out of it? You will be able to create a summary / master sheets and formulas between workbooks. You will have the skills to perform some data control and data analysis.

    Please bring a laptop with you to this session

    Date: Friday 4th October
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 11 October 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.



    • 15 October 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Getting the right balance in your business WiseUp2

    Who is it for? All businesses including SME's and Sole Traders.

    Who is it by? Sandra Crathern, Health & Wellbeing coach, Innavision 

    Course details: We all know our health is the most important thing if your businesses are to thrive. This workshop will enable participants to see areas they need to identify and work on to ensure they have a more successful and happier work life balance. 

    • We will be exploring a unique simple tool to instantly identify areas that are holding us back from gaining a healthier balance in our business
    • The workshop will be fun and interactive, gaining knowledge from each other as well as the presenter
    • Explore 'top tips' in business to help individuals and companies to become more successful and healthier at the same time! 

    What will I get out of it? Participants will have at least 3 actions they can immediately apply to improve their work/life balance, these actions can ultimately decrease stress, anxiety, tiredness and increase energy, focus and motivation. 

    Date: Tuesday 15th October
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 18 October 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    A beginners guide to social media WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Small Business Owners who would like to promote their business online, or those who have a new or developing responsibility for social media within their organisation

    Who is it by?  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing & PR

    Course details: A short course about the benefits of using the four main social media channels; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  We will discuss why each channel is relevant and how to use each channel to maximise its effectiveness including top tips for each and suggested content ideas, alongside how to analyse and measure results.

    What will I get out of it? A clearer understanding of which channels might be appropriate for differing target audiences or varying promotions, an overview of how best to use each channel, with both content and scheduling, and a guide of how to measure your results and use the analytics behind each channel. 

    Please note we will not be covering how to set up each social media channel. 

    Date: Friday 18th October 
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 22 October 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Speaking with confidence WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone who is nervous about speaking or presenting in front of an audience

    Who is it by? Jacqui Moorhouse, Facilitator and Trainer

    Course details:  The ability to get your message across effectively and persuasively is an essential skill for business success. But many business owners quake at the thought of standing up in front of people to present themselves and their business. Addressing the common challenges people face, this workshop will focus on:

    • Connecting with your audience
    • Simplifying your message
    •  Improving your delivery style
    • Dealing with nerves

    What will I get out of it?  This workshop will help build your confidence in your speaking / presentation skills by offering:

    • Practical tips and techniques 
    • Opportunities to practice your skills in a safe, supportive environment
    • Constructive feedback and examples
    Date: Tuesday 22nd October
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 25 October 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Worthing Golf Club, 1 Links Road, Worthing BN14 9QZ
    • 33
    Register

    How digitally safe are you? Cyber Security Networking Breakfast

    The cyber threat continues to relentlessly increase and, as more and more of us rely on online activities to manage our personal and business requirements, the risk that this presents is greater than ever before. Cyber-crime and fraud comprises a significant percentage all reported crime and criminals continue to devise elaborate and intricate ways of exploiting vulnerabilities meaning that management of cyber security has become a constant requirement.

    However, there are some simple steps that you can take to combat the threat of cyber-attacks. Such steps could reduce your vulnerability by as much as 80%. Join us to see how a sensible approach to personal cyber awareness will inevitably transfer good practice into the workplace.

    We will be joined by Alex Douglas, Barclays Digital Engagement Manager, who will provide a high level overview of the current top cyber & fraud threats facing SME’s today. Alex will share insights and tips on how to mitigate cybercrime, Alex will discuss the steps you can take to improve your overall resilience to a cyber-attack as well as providing a number of other external resources of help and support

    A representative from Surrey & Sussex Cyber Crime Unit will also be joining us. They will promote cyber awareness in line with the National Cyber Security Strategy. Click here for full info. The topics that will be covered will include:

    • Social engineering 
    • Cyber threats and trends
    • Data breaches 
    • Public Wi-Fi risks
    • Denial of service attacks 
    • Passwords
    • Phishing 
    • Malware 
    • Backups
    • Securing devices
    • Accreditation 

    Date: Friday 25th October 
    Time:
     7:30am - 9:00am
    Venue:
     Worthing Golf Club, 1 Links Road, Worthing BN14 9QZ
    Cost:
     Members: £14 + VAT | Non-members: £18 + VAT

    Photography kindly provided by Seaside Creative 



    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event.


    Please note there will be photography at this event.


    • 05 November 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Presenting with PowerPoint WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone that wants to use PowerPoint effectively when presenting your business or message, be that a 10 minute or 30 minute speaking gig.

    Who is it by? Martin Smith, Martin Smith Learning and Development Ltd

    Course detailsThis is a practical workshop aimed at getting you on your feet presenting your business using a short slide deck. THIS IS NOT A PowerPoint Training session, but it is intended to help you understand and experience the power of using PowerPoint Correctly when presenting your business. The workshop will provide you with;

    • Practical and experiential – you will be on your feet presenting with a few slides (you will need to prep them beforehand!)
    • Short trainer inputs on the practicalities of using PowerPoint
    • Video inputs demonstrating the power of images over text
    • Practical inputs on how to prepare yourself as much as any materials/slides
    • A simple yet powerful structure to apply to your presentations and talks
    • The importance of understanding the purpose of your pitch or presentation and to have clarity about what you want it to achieve
    • To use the full range of your voice: Tone, inflection, emphasis, rate, pitch and emotion
    • Some tips and techniques to control and handle nerves, interpreting body language, and the importance of rehearsal

    What will I get out of it? A series of thought-provoking tips and hints to help you inject colour, drama and impact in all your introductions and pitches. It will also give you increased confidence to work with your audience by banishing some common pitfalls and an opportunity to gain some feedback.

    Date: Tuesday 5th November
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 08 November 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Attracting & retaining top talent in a highly competitive market WiseUp2

    Who is it for?  Any business thinking about taking staff on, or anyone responsible for recruiting and/ or retaining people

    Who is it by? Helen Vane, GoGecko Recruitment 

    Course details: 
    Attraction: 

    • Establishing why people should work for you - your unique selling points and your 'why'!
    • Up to date insights into the current employment market and what people are looking for
    • The secrets of where to advertise / look for people and how to attract them
    • Interview planning and how not to loose out to your competitors for top talent

    Retention:

    • When you have found the right people how do you keep them?
    • Ideas to help incentivise and add value to your people
    • How to get your new recruits past probation 
    • Keeping your people in the long term

    What will I get out of it?  

    • You will take away your unique selling points to potential staff
    • How to market this to current employment market
    • Effective advert writing - what job hunters want to know
    • How to plan for an impressive interview experience - it's a two way street ! 
    • Tips on how to incentivise staff and keep them

    Date: Friday 8th November 
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT


    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 12 November 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Higgidy, 60 Dolphin Road, Shoreham By-Sea BN43 6PB
    Register

    Tour of Higgidy

    Join us for this exciting members only tour of Higgidy. 

    Based in sunny Shoreham-by-Sea, Higgidy was founded by Camilla Stephens in her very own kitchen back in 2003, where she made her first ever Higgidy pie. Since then we’ve continued to grow, branching out into making comforting quiches and top-notch sausage and veggie rolls, as well as a range of fabulous pastry-free frittatas which are available in supermarkets up and down the country. Using top quality ingredients and bold flavour combinations, we finish everything we make by hand, which means that no two of our vibrant, uplifting recipes ever look quite the same. And that’s why we think the best food always looks a bit ‘Higgidy’.  

    Please note: As a food manufacturer, Higgidy have certain do's and dont's that they require visitors to adhere to. Please ensure that you read these regulations before booking your place. Click here to view the hygiene regulations. 

    Date: Tuesday 12th November
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue:  Higgidy, 60 Dolphin Road, Shoreham By-Sea BN43 6PB
    This event is free for members 


    • 15 November 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.



    • 19 November 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    How to make the most of LinkedIn WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone on LinkedIn who doesnt really 'get it'

    Who is it by? Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative Ltd

    Course details: Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal digital footprint. If you're unsure of how you can use LinkedIn to meet new contacts and turn them into customers then you need to attend this course.

    What will I get out of it? An improved LinkedIn profile and improved confidence in using LinkedIn overall, plus practical tips to help you reach the right potential contacts than can improve your business. 

    Date: Tuesday 19th November
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 22 November 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Windsor House Hotel, Worthing BN11 2LX
    • 36
    Register

    Planning networking breakfast with James Appleton 

    James Appleton will provide an update on the Adur and Worthing Local Plan and major regeneration sites across Adur and Worthing, such as:

    • Teville Gate
    • New Monks Farm
    • Ikea
    • Union Place
    • BoxPark 

    We really want to know if these will event happen in our life time!! 

    Date: Friday 22nd November
    Venue: The Windsor House Hotel, Worthing BN11 2LX
    Time: 7:30am-9:00am
    Cost: Members: £14 + VAT
       Non-members: £18 + VAT
    To include a
     full English breakfast, tea, coffee & juice


    Photography kindly provided by Seaside Creative 



    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event.

    Please note there will be photography at this event.


    • 26 November 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Health and safety made simple WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Director / owner or a senior manager responsible for health & safety. 

    Who is it by? Jon Gorf, Health & Safety Help

    Course details: This course will raise your awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities for the management of health and safety of the people employed within your organisation and anyone who may be affected by their work activities. The course will cover:

    • Understanding Health & Safety Law 
    • Planning Health & Safety - policy and arrangements
    • Identifying your risk profile - organisation for health & safety 
    • How to identify key ricks and hazards within the business
    • Managing risks and understand risk assessments
    • What happens when it goes wrong?
    • Measuring and reviewing performance

    What will I get out of it? This course will enable you to identify the strategic importance of improving and promoting health and safety within the business management system and to meet their legal responsibilities. 

    • Understand roles and responsibilities for Health & Safety
    • Describe and understand the consequences of failing to manage Health & Safety 
    • Recognise the benefits of good health and safety leadership
    • Understand how to reduce risks to people and the business
    • Understand the importance of committing resources and visible leadership to the organisation's Health & Safety policy, it's development and implementation.
    Date: Tuesday 26th November
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 29 November 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    USP and finding new leads WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Small Business Owners or those in a sales, presentation or marketing role 

    Who is it by?  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing & PR

    Course details

    How to win new business!

    •    Are you struggling to define your USP’s?
    •    Have you pinpointed your target audience?
    •    Do you know how to generate new leads to drive your business forwards?

    This two hour session will put you on the right track to pro-actively find, generate and secure new business.

    During this session we will explore how to identify and reach your target audience, to ensure that your business maximises its potential sales opportunities.

    We will define your business’s Unique Selling Points, to ensure that you stand out from your competitors and gain the winning edge when it comes to securing and retaining existing business. 

    We will look at ways to pro-actively find new customers through lead generation and other successful business tools, and how, once found, you can secure new business and retain your loyal customers.

    What will I get out of it?  What makes your business special and how can you use that to your advantage? Come and join this workshop to learn how to define your Unique Selling Points to stand out from the crowd and win new business. Then perfect your elevator pitch to promote these USP’s and make sure you maximise every opportunity at networking events!

    Date: Friday 29th November 
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 03 December 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) WiseUp2

    Who is it for? For anyone that manages a website and need to improve its visibility in search engines. 

    Who is it by? Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn, Shake It Up Creative Ltd

    Course details: 

    • Learn what search engine optimisation is
    • Get an overview of the different types of on-site and off-site SEO activities. 
    • Learn about keyword research and website implementation 
    • Learn how to embark on local SEO including Google My Business 
    • Hear to how to get started with Google Search Console and use it for improving online presence
    • Hear SEO myths and guidance tips

    What will I get out of it? You will leave this session knowing how you can do the basics of SEO yourself to improve your website's search ranking positions. Suitable whether your website is live now or you are about to launch a new site.

    Date: Tuesday 3rd December
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 06 December 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Mental health in the workplace WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Mainly for anyone in a management role / HR professionals / Safeguarding leads

    Who is it by? Kayla Shepherd, Safety Mode Ltd

    Course details: This workshop is will begin to build an awareness of mental health in the workplace, allowing designated people to start to build or enhance current procedures / processes. 

    What will I get out of it?  You will gain an understanding of:

    • What mental health is
    • Impacts of mental health (personal and professional)
    • Brief overview of some mental health conditions
    • How to identify signs of mental health 
    • How to approach difficult conversations 
    • Sign posting 
    • Policies and procedures
    • Positive mental health in the work place strategies
    Date: Friday 6th December
    Time: 9:30 - 12:00pm 
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 13 December 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.



    • 13 February 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
    Register


    Better Business Show 2020

    Stand bookings are now open
    .
    See below for the full list of packages. Once you have chosen your package please click the Register button to the left to book.

     Stand Packages:

    All Stand packages include:

    • Table - please request on booking form
    • Electric supply - please request on booking form
    • 2 Lunch box vouchers per stand
    • Bottled water
    • Exhibitor name badges
    • Support and pre event updates
    • Pre event exhibitor workshop
    • Pre and post show social media promotion
    • Listing in printed show guide
    • Listing on the online exhibitor list
    • Links to your website and social media
    • Media pack to assist you with show promotion

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities for this exciting exhibition. Get involved and get extra exposure for your business.

    • Headline Sponsor
    • Print Partners
    • Media Partners
    • Show Guide Sponsors
    • Goodie Bag Sponsors
    • Food Court Sponsor
    • Name badge sponsor
    For more information please contact Tracie by calling 01903 203484 or email tracie@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

    Package A

    2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
    £195 + VAT

    Early Bird Booking  
    £215 + VAT


    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £239 + VAT

    Package B

    3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
     
    £245 + VAT


    Early Bird Booking
    £265 + VAT


    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
    £299 + VAT

    Package C

    4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
    £325 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
    £379 + VAT

    Package D

    2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

    Early Bird Booking 
    £149 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £165 + VAT

    Package E 

    3 Metre Stand in Richmond Room 

    Early Bird Booking
    £205 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £225 + VAT

    Pop Up banner

    £35 + VAT

    * Please note this package is for a banner ONLY at the event and doesn't include the rest of the package options listed above


    Cancellation Policy: 
    Cancellations must be made by Monday 6th January 2020. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.


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