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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.

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.

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!

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.

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 most 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

    • 22 January 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ

    **This event has been postponed**

    Gaining the competitive edge

    Course details: 

    • Do you have a winning USP?
    • Can you give a confident elevator pitch?
    • Have you pinpointed your target audience?
    • Are you generating new leads to drive your business forwards?

    This session will help you e more confident in pro-actively generating and securing new business by honing your competitive edge.

        What will I get out of it?

        During the workshop we will work on your Unique Selling Points and on your Elevator Pitch to ensure that you stand out from your competitors and gain the winning edge.  We will also explore how to pro-actively find new customers to ensure that your business maximises its potential sales opportunities both online and offline.

          Who is it for:  SME Business Owners and those with a responsibility for sales and marketing. 

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

          Date: Tuesday 22nd January
          Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
          Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

          • 24 January 2019
          • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater
          Register

          Peer Mentoring taster session

          What is Peer Mentoring? The Peer Mentoring Groups consist of 8-12 business owners from different business areas who are willing to learn from and support each other by sharing their expertise and varied skill sets in a confidential environment. All the programmes have at their core the concept of Action Learning – this is ‘learning by doing’, focusing on group members’ real business challenges and identifying practical actions they can take to solve them. An experienced facilitator guides the group and holds members accountable.

          What are the benefits?
          •    Thinking time to work on (rather than in) the business
          •    The opportunity to explore challenges in a confidential environment
          •    A diverse pool of wisdom and expertise to draw on
          •    A unique blend of challenge and support from peers
          •    Ideas for new products and services
          •    Practical solutions to specific problems
          •    Potential cost savings
          •    Developing management skills
          •    Building relationships, trust and mutual understanding
          •    Creating an environment of continuous learning

          How will Peer Mentoring help me?
          This programme is for both start up and established businesses that are looking to grow and develop. The content of each meeting is determined exclusively by members themselves including the provision of 6 bespoke workshops as identified and requested by the group. Each member has two scheduled time-slots for introducing their business to the group and reviewing their progress as well as monthly opportunities to present a business challenge for Action Learning sessions. Groups meet for 3 hours once a month over the course of a year.

          Another Chamber initiative to support you and your business! Since 2012, Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has been offering highly successful peer-to-peer mentoring group programmes to over 60 members and is planning it’s next group.

          Date:Thursday 24th January 
          Time:
           9:30am - 12:30pm
          Venue:
           Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater 

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

          Networking breakfast with expert panel

          Kick off 2019 by hearing from a panel of experts covering topics including marketing,goal setting, customer relationships, networking and sales. The panel will share their experiences and give top tips to better prepare you for 2019.

          Date: Friday 25th January
          Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
          Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
          Cost:
          Members: £14 +VAT
                    Non-members: £19 + VAT
          Includes a full English breakfast, tea, coffee and juice

          Event Kindly Sponsored by Bennett Griffin

          Bennett Griffin are one of the largest law firms in Worthing and Adur and pride themselves on offering first class client care and attention coupled with the best legal advice provided by specialist legal advisers.
          www.bennettgriffin.co.uk



          • 31 January 2019
          • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          Advanced Excel Wiseup2  

          Who is it for: Regular Excel users who are ready to learn some advanced functions and analyse data with a PivotTable

          Who is it by: Jane Hames, Glide Training
           
          Course Details:

          By the end of this course participants will be able to:

          • use the IF function to get results based on the content of cells
          • build a Vlookup to lookup corresponding data from another sheet
          • perform data analysis using PivotTables and PivotCharts
           
          What will I get out of it?
          This course will give you the techniques to use more advanced formulas in order to work more efficiently and accurately. Through data analysis tools you will be able to gain in-depth understanding of your data to help inform business decisions. 


          Date: Thursday 31st January 2019 
          Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
          Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

          • 05 February 2019
          • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          How to achieve more with the new LinkedIn WiseUp2

          The course will cover:

          LinkedIn has changed a great deal in recent months. Have you taken advantage of all the new things it now offers or is your out of date profile languishing in the depths of obscurity? If you're looking to: A. get your profile noticed B. reach more potential new customers or C. boost your company profile using the world's leading B2B social media platform then this course is for you.

          What will I get out of it?

          Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge, increased confidence and some top practical tips to help put their newfound skills into practice once they've completed the session.

          Who is it for: Those looking to use LinkedIn more effectively 

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

          Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019
          Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
          Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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 February 2019
          • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
          • Committee rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, Bn11 1HA
          Register

          Better Business Pre-Show Networking Breakfast

          Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
          Time:
          7:30am-9:30am
          Venue:
          Committee Rooms, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA
          Cost: £7.50 per person

          Payment: Register your place now and Helen from Guildcare will contact you regarding payment. 

          Join us for our networking breakfast and meet the Mayor before the Better Business Show. 

          Looking to meet other like-minded local business people? Then come along and get connecting over breakfast! 

          All profits from this breakfast are in aid of Guildcare


          • 13 February 2019
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
          • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA

          **Online bookings are now closed - please join the wait list and contact the office on 01903 203484 if you would like a stand**


          Better Business Show 2019

          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:

          **Please note** the Main Hall is now fully booked. We do still have availability in the Richmond Room - Book now to secure your space!

          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

          *FULL BOOKED*

          Package D
          2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

          Early Bird Booking £139 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November 

          2m £155 + VAT
          3m £210 + VAT


          Pop Up banner

          £30 + 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



          Booking procedure

          Click the
          REGISTER button
          on the left
          and follow
          the booking process


          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package A

          2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking £185 + VAT

          Early Bird Booking  £199 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November
          £219 + VAT


          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package B

          3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking £225 + VAT

          Early Bird Booking
          £245 + VAT


          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November
          £275 + VAT

          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package C
          4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking
          £300 + VAT

          Early Bird  
          £325 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after

          3rd November
          £359 + VAT



          Cancellation Policy: 
          Cancellations must be made by Monday 7th January 2019. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

          • 13 February 2019
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
          Register

          Better Business Show 2019

          This event is a must in the 2019 business calendar for all businesses in Worthing & Adur, both large and small.

          Register today for this packed day!

          What can you look forward to on the day?

          • B2B Exhibition – with over 90 stands, meet, network and introduce your business
          • Info zone -  A hive of info for start-ups to established businesses
          • Growth – Opportunities to meet buying teams from Adur & Worthing Council and some of our areas larger companies 
          • Connect – Network over a light lunch, a place to meet and mingle at the Lunch Box
          • Promote – Meet, network and share experiences at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses
          • Inspire -Be inspired by this year's lineup of speakers

          • Google Digital Garage  Top tips on how to make your business more visible online with two exciting workshops from Google

          • Breakfast Networking - Enjoy some networking over a hearty breakfast - book here

          2019 Better Business Show Keynote Speakers and timings


          Chris White
          Cyber Crime Specialist
          South East Region Organised Crime Unit
          11:30am Zone 3 stage

          Andre
          w Ball

          Head of Corporate Relations, Heritage and Philanthropy
          Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
          1:45pm Zone 3 stage
            

          Kathy Caton

          Founder and Managing Director of
          Brighton Gin
          2:45pm Zone 3 stage


           

          Google Digital Garage
          Intro to digital marketing
          10:30am Zone 3 stage

          Google Digital Garage
          Social media strategy
          12:30pm Zone 3 stage

          More information for the day can be found here:

          Exhibitors
          Keynote speakers
          Exhibitor's offers
          Networking breakfast
          Lunch Box
           
           * Please Note - Due to the nature of the building the keynote speaker area is not wheelchair accessible. This area on the stage is only accessible via steps.
          • 13 February 2019
          • 12:00 PM
          • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Room
          Register

          Pre-order your exhibitors lunch:

          As an exhibitor, you are entitled to two free lunches delivered to your stand.

          The following come with a 3 bean rice and garden salad with red pepper vinaigrette and fresh fruit salad 

          • Roast Tex-Mex chicken, cooling sour cream with coriander and salsa wrap
          • Roast sweet potatoes with tahini dressing wrap (vegan)
          • Gluten free Tex-Mex chicken, cooling sour cream and coriander and salsa wrap
          The following come with fresh fruit
          • Ham and coleslaw sandwich 
          • Cheese and pickle sandwich
          • Egg mayo & Cress wrap
          • Tuna & sweetcorn wrap
          • Tomato & Mozzarella quiche 


          Food provided by Be Catering and Eat Food Love Food







          • 15 February 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 Ready Steady Store

          Ready Steady Store is a storage provider in Shoreham, we are delighted to be opening in Worthing on April 1st. We offer affordable storage and units from the size of lockers to triple garages.  Modern facilities, extensive security, great customer service and a special pre-opening offer of 35% discount for Chamber Members make us the best place to store!

          https://www.readysteadystore.com/self-storage/worthing/ 







































































































































































































































          • 26 February 2019
          • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
          • Arundel Restuarant, GB MET, Durrington Campus, BN12 6NU
          Register

          Join us for informal networking at the Breakfast Chat

          No speakers, no agenda just the chance to promote your business to a room full of like-minded business people! 

          Like our Chamber Hub, each month one person will be selected for a 3 minute slot to promote their business. All other attendees will have up to 60 seconds for their pitch

          Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019
          Time: 7:30am - 8:30am ( networking will continue to 9:00am )  
          Venue: Arundel Restaurant, GB MET, Durrington Campus
          Price: Members + Non-members: £8 + VAT
          Includes a bacon bap / veggie option, tea and coffee
                      

          • 28 February 2019
          • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          Communication and teamwork WiseUp2

          Course details: 

          An interactive look at communication methods and styles and ow communication skills can impact on the success of a team. We will also have a brief look at Team Theory, Dynamics and Roles as well as the characteristics of a High Performing Team. 

              What will I get out of it?

              A better understanding of communication styles, how yo communicate most effectively and how to develop your team towards the High Performance Model.

                Who is it for:  Teams and team leaders.

                Who is it by: Louise McArragher, LMHR Consulting and Coaching 

                Date: Tuesday 28th February 2019
                Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm
                Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                • 05 March 2019
                • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
                • Centre for Leadership, Northbrook College, Broadwater
                Register
                *Exclusive member benefit*

                As a new or renewing member you are entitled to attend this valuable 3 hour workshop once a year. Don't miss this opportunity to attend! 

                Make sure you are in the right gear with this 3 hour business workshop and make plans to fast track your success

                The workshop will:

                • Take you through a step-by-step process to identify and set meaningful goals.
                • Provide a personalised plan of action to implement in your organisation or role.
                • Prepare you to make a real and measurable difference to your business or life.

                and help you:

                • Review the way your business is run
                • Fuel your potential
                • Tune up and accelerate your profit
                • Steer around the business pot holes
                • Overtake the competition

                Here's what Chamber members have gained from attending:

                "This inspiring and accessible workshop helped me to review my goals and set a course for action"

                "I recommend that everyone should attend the FREE workshop with Paul Trew. Paul’s way of thinking things through is fantastic and certainly helps you to look at things in a different way. It not only helps from a business perspective but also in your personal life."

                "This process can be applied to all aspects of your life. You owe it to yourself to take the personal responsibility to make the time to attend."

                "Paul explains his formula in such a unique way that it is easy to follow and so much fun. The conversations that happen in the room are fantastic and everyone helps everyone else."

                "The work book is easy to follow and I use mine all the time. I recommend this workshop to everyone I meet even if it is only to find out how to use an umbrella to its full potential."

                Date: Tuesday 5th March
                Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
                Venue: Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road

                • 08 March 2019
                • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                Register

                Creating and sustaining effective content for your marketing strategy WiseUp2

                Course details:  

                • Do you often run out of things to blog or tweet about?
                • Not sure what type of content you should be creating?
                • Want to improve your website copy?
                • Not sure how producing good content can help your business?  

                This session will show you why it's important to create engaging content for your business and how to effectively communicate that content on your website and across social platforms. We'll also look at content creation and writing tips, useful resources and tools to help make life a little easier.

                Who is it for: Business owners who want to increase their online visibility through content creation and already have a website and at least one social channel in operation.

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

                What will I get out of it?  

                During this workshop, we'll first show you how producing great content can help you market your business and gain more customers. Then we'll work together so that you go away with:

                • A framework for creating relevant content
                • A content plan to help keep you organised and strategic
                • Great ideas for content items and formats, staying consistent and on brand
                • The know-how to repurpose content effectively
                Date: Friday 8th March
                Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
                Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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 March 2019
                • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                Register

                Customer service - Moving from ordinary to extraordinary 

                Course details: 

                In this short workshop we’ll explore what good customer service is and how you can take an ordinary experience and make it extraordinary with a few simple tweaks and changes. This workshop will enable you to start to build a customer centric strategy to your business, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of everything you do;

                ·        Define the term “customer service”

                ·        Define what ordinary is and the role that it has to play in your business

                ·        Agree what Extraordinary means, perhaps being brave, thoughtful and imaginative, delivering the unexpected, delivering something unique for the customer

                ·        Understand that we need to continually challenge what we do for our customers.

                ·        We can’t afford to sit back! Our competitors are coming!

                ·        The final element of this workshop provides an opportunity for each delegate to focus on their business and develop ideas to take their own customer experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

                    What will I get out of it?

                    This workshop provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the customer experience that your business currently offers and explores the concept of creating Extraordinary customer experiences. Experiences that will get your customers coming back for more.

                      Who is it for:  Any business that has customers and wants to put them at the heart of what they do

                      Who is it by: Martin Smith, martin Smith learning and Development Ltd 

                      Date: Tuesday 12th March
                      Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
                      Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                      • 15 March 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



                      Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

                      Includes:   

                      ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

                      · Company literature and Banner on display

                      · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

                      £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


                      • 19 March 2019
                      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                      Register

                      Making Tax Digital: Are you ready for April 2019? Wiseup2 

                      Course details:  Making Tax Digital has taken a bit of a backseat to Brexit, but will have a massive impact on those businesses that are VAT registered with a turnover of over £85,000.

                      Join Jake from Kreston Reeves who will be detailing the changes and impact to your business, and what you can do now to make the most of this opportunity to go digital. 

                        Who is it for:  VAT registered businesses who are not currently maintaining digital financial records

                        Who is it by: Jake Standing, Business Advisory Partner @ Kreston Reeves

                        What will I get out of it?  You will leave the course being enlightened as to what MTD is, how it affects your business, and what tools are out there to comply with the new laws. Above all of this, Jake will introduce you to the latest automation techniques which will not only allow you to comply, but also streamline your financial processes and free up time for you to develop your business.

                        Date: Tuesday 19th March 2019 
                        Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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 March 2019
                        • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
                        • Heene Community Centre, 112 Heene Road, Worthing, BN11 4PL
                        • 50
                        Register

                        Planning breakfast with James Appleton 

                        Date: Friday 22nd March
                        Venue: Heene Community Centre, Worthing, BN11 4PL
                        Time: 7:30am-9:00am
                        Cost: Members: £14.00 + vat  Non Members & Guests: £19.00 + vat

                        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

                        Event Kindly Sponsored by Ready Steady Store

                        https://www.readysteadystore.com/self-storage/worthing/


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


                        Please note there will be photography at this event.



                        • 29 March 2019
                        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                        Register

                        Presentation skills WiseUp2

                        The course will cover: 

                        The workshop will help you prepare by planning, structuring content , and selecting the most appropriate method of communication to meet your audience needs. We will cover: 

                        • Preparing your presentation
                        • Preparing yourself
                        • Dealing with nerves
                        • Handling an audience
                        • Dealing with questions
                        What will I get out of it?

                        Increased confidence to plan and deliver your ideas in a positive and engaging way. You will learn how to relax and prepare yourself mentally when engaging with your audience.

                        Who is it for: Anyone who wants to improve their ability to present to customers, colleagues or employees. 

                        Who is it by: Paul Trew, Gear Up For Success

                        Date: Friday 29th March 2019
                        Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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 April 2019
                        • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
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                        How to maximise social media for business WiseUp2

                        The course details:

                        Social media could easily take over your life. You're on it, your business is on it, your customers are on it... social media should be a key part of any marketing campaign and its essential you use it as such, BUT how do you find enough hours in the day to actually get some positive outcomes from using it for business as well as everything else you have to do in your life? This course is aimed at those who A.want to achieve focvus with their business social media B. want to learn how to plan their social media C. want some of their lives back away from social media!

                        What will I get out of it?

                        Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge, increased confidence and some top practical tips to help put their newfound skills into practice once they've completed the session.

                        Who is it for: Anyone who used social media for business but feels 'they don't get much from it' or who wants to start but is unsure how.

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

                        Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
                        Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                        • 09 April 2019
                        • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                        Register

                        Logos and brand identity - Looking at the bigger picture WiseUp2

                        The course details:

                        You are starting a new business and you require a logo. What is your budget? 
                        The logo will be used on all your marketing collateral whether it is on screen or ink on paper. 
                        What are the best colours, imagery, logo mark, illustration, typeface… 
                        How will your leaflets logo will they match the style of you website… 
                        What size logo is best? Why is their so much white space, should my logo not be bigger to all the page.
                        What is the difference between digital print and litho print? I have a Laser printer, is there a particular form of printing I need to use? 
                        The logo I was supplied does not increase in size properly to go on my van, what format do I need to use? Will a jpg be ok?
                        The colours of my design are different on my screen than what was printed. Why is this?

                        What will I get out of it?

                        A better understanding of your brand identity and how to get the best, cost effective and quality result across all your marketing materials. Information on how to approach printers or designers. Open question time at end of course on your own issues.

                        Who is it for: Anyone starting up a company and needs advice about logos, brand identity for print or online.
                        Marketing teams trying to get the most of their existing brand or want to know how to supply their logos, adverts, leaflets to printers or designers and not to pay the earth for it.
                        Anyone who is perhaps thinking of designing their logo themselves or using a family member that is good at drawing!

                        Who is it by:  Patt Fallon, Bald Design Ltd

                        Date: Tuesday 9th April 2019
                        Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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 April 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



                        Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

                        Includes:   

                        ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

                        · Company literature and Banner on display

                        · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

                        £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


                        • 25 April 2019
                        • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                        Register

                        Search Engine Optimisation for beginners WiseUp2

                        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 how to get started with Google Search Console and use it for improving online presence.
                        • Hear SEO myths and guidance tips.

                        Who is it for: For anyone that manages a website and needs to improve its visibility in the search engines.

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

                        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: Thursday 25th April 2019
                        Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                        • 26 April 2019
                        • TBC

                        Networking event 

                        Date: 26th April 
                        Time: TBC 
                        Venue: TBC 
                        Cost:
                        Members: £14 + VAT | £18 + VAT

                        Topic: TBC

                        • 30 April 2019
                        • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                        Register

                        Shoot, edit and upload to social media WiseUp2

                        Course details:  

                        Bring your phone, camera, video camera or tablet to shoot video. We'll do some filming, edit the video (on your device or bring your laptop) and upload to social media platform of your choice.

                        Who is it for: Anyone who wants to start shooting video, making adjustments and uploading to social media platforms

                        Who is it by:  Martin Bloomfield, Seaside Creative Ltd

                        What will I get out of it? 

                        Understand the capabilities (and limitations) of using your device to shoot video, get to know how to edit a video and the requirements of social media platforms to upload your videos.

                        Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
                        Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
                        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                        • 10 May 2019
                        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                        Register

                        Getting the best from your marketing WiseUp2

                        Course details: 

                        Are you keen to find new customers, raise your profile and increase your sales?  This short course will cover a variety of ways to do just that!

                        We’ll look at how to target more effectively and how to connect with your potential customers whilst making sure your business stands out from the rest.  We’ll discuss how you can plan your marketing so that it doesn’t waste your time, and how to choose the right marketing method either online or offline to achieve the results that you need.

                            What will I get out of it?
                            • Learn how to write a marketing plan that works
                            • Identify key sales benefits and how to use them
                            • Identify and connect with your target audience
                            • Hints and tips to stay one step ahead of the competition

                              Who is it for:  Business owners and employees with a responsibility for marketing

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

                              Date: Friday 10th May
                              Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
                              Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                              • 14 May 2019
                              • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
                              • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
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                              Presenting ourselves - how to brain works with and against us WiseUp2

                              Course details:  

                              The course will explore some of the ways our brains work and the impact this has on our behaviour when we are talking to other people, and how they receive information from us.

                              • Your limbic system - what it wants and how it gets it
                              • Your limbic system - the effect it was on your ability to communicate
                              • What can we do about it in practice - when presenting, when networking, when dealing with problems. 

                              Who is it for: The course is for anyone who wants to manage how they come across to other people more effectively 

                              Who is it by:  Janet Webb, Janet Webb Consulting

                              What will I get out of it? 

                              Delegates will gain confidence in speaking more effectively, presenting more clearly and tackling difficult conversations. 

                              Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
                              Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
                              Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

                              • 17 May 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



                              Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

                              Includes:   

                              ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

                              · Company literature and Banner on display

                              · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

                              £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


                              • 24 May 2019
                              • TBC

                              Networking event 

                              Date: 24th May
                              Time: TBC 
                              Venue: TBC 
                              Cost:
                              Members: £14 + VAT | £18 + VAT

                              Topic: TBC

                              • 07 June 2019
                              • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                              • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                              Register

                              The importance of robust credit control and debt recovery WiseUp2

                              Who is it for: All SME's and start-up businesses, particularly businesses supplying goods or services with a credit facility (i.e transaction where upfront or immediate payment is not made.

                              Who is it by: 

                              Simon Marks of Marks Recoveries & Legal Services.

                              Simon is a lawyer by profession and is the Managing Director of a business specialising in providing credit control and debt recovery solutions to a wide range of clients throughout the UK. Simon has been heaviliy into debt for over 25 years and has recovered well in excess of £250 million over those years for his business clients. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and the Association of British Investigators (ABI)

                              Course details: The workshop is designed to provide guidelines and practical tips for anyone managing a business's finances or is responsible for credit risk management within an organisation. Content will include:

                              • What is credit control?
                              • Why is credit control so important?
                              • How well do you really know your customer?
                              • Getting the right balance between sales and credit control
                              • Getting T's & C's in place
                              • Designing a credit control process for your business
                              • Knowing what to do when an account falls into arrears

                              What will I get out of it? This hands-on and interactive workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge and confidence to be able to make really sound and important decisions when looking to offer a credit facility to existing customers and potential new customers. Business owners will be able to increase their sales knowing that they have done everything within their control to mitigate against the inherent risk of bad debt. 

                              Date: Friday 7th June 2019
                              Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
                              Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
                              Cost: Members - £35.00 | Non-Members - £75.00

                              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.

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