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Winning More Work through Tenders workshop

18 April 2024

09:30am - 12:00pm

Are you trying to win more contracts? Do you want to supply to the organisations which use the tender process but don’t know how to do bids? If the answer is “Yes!” to either of these questions, why not attend our free Winning More Work through Tenders workshop?

Aimed at businesses who are seeking to improve their contract win rate, this 2 ½ hour interactive workshop will help you understand how to prepare and position your business to win!

Delivered by Nigel Denison and Kate Skillman of Gimlet Associates, bid and tender support specialists, with special guest Stefanie Wright, Construction Framework Assistant Manager and YORcivil2 North & East Framework Manager

Location

ergo Business Park

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Canva for Business (Beginners)

23 April 2024

16:30pm - 19:00pm

Discover the magic of the Australian design platform that has transformed the digital landscape over the last 15 years. Canva has become an indispensable tool for millions, enabling them to craft stunning social media visuals, captivating motion graphics, and engaging videos.

In this enlightening FREE session, our experts will guide delegates through the intricacies of Canva, ensuring your creations never resemble basic Word Art again!

Location

Online

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Maximising Performance: A Practical FREE Workshop for Business Owners and Managers

24 April 2024

09:30am - 11:30am

Optimising your team’s performance is crucial for achieving organisational objectives and staying ahead of the competition. Join us for an immersive two-hour workshop designed specifically for business owners and managers of small to medium-sized enterprises.

Led by Helen Hudson from Dynamic People Solutions supported by Alison Davies, ADD HR Solutions, this workshop delves into the intricacies of performance management, providing practical insights and skills to enhance your strategies.

Location

Online

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Canva for Business (Intermediate)

25 April 2024

09:30am - 12:30pm

This is our intermediate Canva workshop. It is designed for businesses who have their own paid Canva account and have some experience of the platform. During this session we will introduce delegates to the brand toolkit - how to set up logos, colours, fonts and other key assets. Then it’s about creating more content, but with a strong focus on design principles (colour, contrast, position etc) so that we’re not thinking just about creating content but creating really good content.

Note: you’ll need to have your own paid Canva account and any logos you may have.

Location

Online

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Is Starting A Business Right For Me?

25 April 2024

17:00pm - 20:00pm

Are you interested in starting your own business? If you are but don’t know where to start, then come along to one of our free business advice workshops, aimed at dispelling some of the myths around how to start a business and giving you lots of useful help and tips on how to progress your ideas. Whether you are looking to turn a hobby into a career, looking to leave your job and start up your own business or have a great idea but don’t know what to do next, our free workshops will help you understand what steps to take.

Our team of experienced business advisers will talk you through what you need to think about and how to turn that idea into a business.

Location

Driffield Business Centre

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Practical bid writing skills for businesses

30 April 2024

10:00am - 11:00am

Are you trying to retain that ‘must win’ contract? Do you need to improve your win rate for tenders? Are you trying to beat a competitor to secure a contract that’s going to come out to tender…

If you’ve answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these, why not boost your success potential in tenders by joining our Bid Writing Skills workshop.

Delivered by bid and tender support specialists Kate Skillman and Nigel Denison of Gimlet Associates Ltd, this workshop will show you how you can improve your win rate by making small changes in how you approach tenders.

Location

Online

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Practical bid writing skills for businesses

30 April 2024

10:00am - 11:00am

Are you trying to retain that ‘must win’ contract? Do you need to improve your win rate for tenders? Are you trying to beat a competitor to secure a contract that’s going to come out to tender…

If you’ve answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these, why not boost your success potential in tenders by joining our Bid Writing Skills workshop.

Delivered by bid and tender support specialists Kate Skillman and Nigel Denison of Gimlet Associates Ltd, this workshop will show you how you can improve your win rate by making small changes in how you approach tenders.

Location

Online

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The ABCs of Social Media

1 May 2024

09:30am - 12:30pm

Not sure where to start when using social media to promote your business? This FREE workshop is a beginner's introduction to how to make the most of social media. We’ll take you through each of the key platforms you’re likely to make use of, with fast facts and top tricks to help kick-off your social media journey.

By the end of the session, you’ll have a good overview of social media, including the main channels to consider and which platform/s to focus your business efforts on.

Location

ergo Business Centre

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What's the right social media channel for my business?

1 May 2024

13:15pm - 16:15pm

There are over 500 social media channels (at the last count) and several of these are high profile. But what’s right for your business? This session (linked to the ABC of social media) will look at which channels you should consider for your business.

Our Channel Chooser will help you assess what are the right social media channels for your business

This FREE workshop is very much connected to the ABC of social media. Whereas ABC looks at the social media channels from their perspective, this session switches it around and frames the channels based on what business might need - and what’s achievable. We will review delegates own businesses and any existing social media activity they undertake. Collectively we’ll map this out, thinking about what could work for who.

Location

ergo Business Centre

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Using LinkedIn as a business

9 May 2024

09:30am - 12:30pm

A more detailed exploration and practical walkthrough of the LinkedIn platform, which will give you helpful advice and tips that you can apply to your own business. Join us for a FREE engaging workshop designed to benefit individuals with some prior social media experience on LinkedIn or other platforms.

Discover the latest trends and insights surrounding LinkedIn. Understand its unique position in the realm of social media and why it’s crucial for professionals and businesses alike.

Get a glimpse into the power of LinkedIn’s advertising platform. Understand how you can optimise it to reach your target audience effectively.

Location

Online

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A week in the life of your business social media accounts

16 May 2024

13:15pm - 16:15pm

Join us for an engaging and exciting FREE workshop where you'll gain fresh insights into planning and managing your business's social media accounts on a week-to-week basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on what constitutes a successful week of content on your social media channels, making it both achievable and enjoyable, rather than overwhelming.

We'll also introduce you to various publishing platforms to streamline your social media strategy.

Don't miss this chance to refine your social media game and connect with your audience effectively.

Location

Louis Pearlman Centre

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Is Starting A Business Right For Me?

23 May 2024

09:30am - 12:30pm

Are you interested in starting your own business? If you are but don’t know where to start, then come along to one of our free business advice workshops, aimed at dispelling some of the myths around how to start a business and giving you lots of useful help and tips on how to progress your ideas. Whether you are looking to turn a hobby into a career, looking to leave your job and start up your own business or have a great idea but don’t know what to do next, our free workshops will help you understand what steps to take.

Our team of experienced business advisers will talk you through what you need to think about and how to turn that idea into a business.

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Is Starting A Business Right For Me?

19 June 2024

17:00pm - 20:00pm

Are you interested in starting your own business? If you are but don’t know where to start, then come along to one of our free business advice workshops, aimed at dispelling some of the myths around how to start a business and giving you lots of useful help and tips on how to progress your ideas. Whether you are looking to turn a hobby into a career, looking to leave your job and start up your own business or have a great idea but don’t know what to do next, our free workshops will help you understand what steps to take.

Our team of experienced business advisers will talk you through what you need to think about and how to turn that idea into a business.

Location

Market Weighton Business Centre

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Networking Business Breakfast

20 June 2024

07:30am - 09:30am

Whether you want coffee, croissants and a chat, or a bacon butty with some banter – come along to our Networking Business Breakfasts!

Hosted by the University of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working to bring businesses together, the free breakfast events are a chance for you to network, grab a bite to eat, get an update on the latest big topics affecting businesses in the Humber region, and find out how you can get support for your business from the University and ERYC.

The short and snappy events, fuelled by coffee, mean you can get quality networking done before the working day begins – the perfect start to the day.

Ideal for small or large companies in any sector, these quarterly events will give you the chance to explore new opportunities and connections for your business.

Location 

Aura Innovation Centre

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Dealing with Social Value and Sustainability questions

25 June 2024

10:00am - 11:00am

Are you trying to retain that ‘must win’ contract? Do you need to improve your win rate for tenders? Are trying to beat a competitor to secure a contract that’s going to come out to tender…
If you’ve answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these, you’ll be familiar with the ever-present questions on social value and sustainability in tenders.

Social value and sustainability questions carry high score weightings - usually 10% of the tender score, sometimes more. However, they frequently present challenges to bidders for several reasons. This workshop will give you key insights into these two critical areas to help you understand some of the steps you can take to raise your marks in your social value and sustainability responses.
Why is it so important to prepare for social value and sustainability questions in tenders?

We’ll be answering this question and tackling other focus areas in the workshop, such as:
Understanding a tender’s social value response requirement: how to identify your target buyer’s social value and sustainability priorities.

Location

Online

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Networking Business Breakfast

26 September 2024

07:30am - 09:30am

Following on from the success of our previous Networking Business Breakfast Events, the University of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Council are pleased to announce that our next event is open for booking. 

Fueled by coffee, croissants, chats, and bacon butties with some banter, these short and snappy events mean you can get quality networking done before the working day begins – the perfect start to the day!

Hosted by the University of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, working to bring businesses together, the free breakfast events are a chance for you to network, grab a bite to eat, get an update on the latest big topics affecting businesses in the Humber region, and find out how you can get support for your business from the University and ERYC.

Location

ergo Business Park

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