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Discover How Improving Productivity will boost your Profitability

When: September 9, 2015 from 9:30 to 12:00
Where: Let’s Go! Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5JH

Join this manufacturing themed event to learn tips and hints on how to make productivity improvements to your business, which will enable you to meet demand and gain the most from your people and equipment.

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Construction Industry Summit 2015

When: September 8, 2015 from 9:30 to September 9, 2015 from 18:00
Where: Grange St. Paul's Hotel. 10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ.

Join the Business Growth Service are proud to be exhibiting at this year Construction Industry Summit. If you are an ambitious organisation with a business positioned within the construction industry, this is a must attend event. The Construction Industry Summit promises to be a defining moment for our industry. This is your opportunity to discover the latest information from government, learn what the future holds for the sector and play your part in helping to shape it.

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6 Steps to a Better Business

When: September 10, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:30
Where: MSE Meeting Rooms, 103a Oxford Street. London, W1D 2HG.

Join the Business Growth Service and Action Coach at this free breakfast seminar to give you some insights into how to answer the following questions - Would you like to make better use of your time? Would you like to get better results from your team? Would you like to grow profits?

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Access to Finance - Investment Surgery (Leicester)

When: September 10, 2015 from 13:00 to 16:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Regent House, 80 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7NH

The Business Growth Service invite you to attend the 'Investment Surgery': a free 1:1 interactive surgery for any company based in the East Midlands, which wants to understand its options for raising external finance to support further growth. As well as helping you to understand the financial landscape and the opportunities available to your company, you will also receive a free introduction to the Access to Finance offering of the Business Growth Service.

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Growth Twenty15

When: September 14, 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00
Where: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4TS

Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub and the Business Growth Service for a FREE day of over 140 exhibitors, 6 seminar/presentations, 12 business clinics, 24 speed presentations, a speed networking event and great networking, networking, networking opportunities at this all day event!

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Achieving Hyper Growth in Recruitment

When: September 16, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, London. EC2P 2YU.

Join TEAM, the Business Growth Service, Recruitment International and a number of highly regarded industry experts at this free, breakfast roundtable event where we will discuss and address the key issues that recruitment agencies are facing in today's competitive environment. This is event is best attended by the CEO's and directors at UK registered, England based recruitment consultancies.

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Digital Business Bootcamp

When: September 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 13:00
Where: Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

Join us at the Digital Business Bootcamp and let the online experts show you how to combine digital techonology and government support for serious business growth.

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Design Workshop - Leeds

When: September 17, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4BN

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Design Workshop

When: September 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Oxford Hotel, Godstow Road, Wolvercote. OX2 8AL

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Meet the Funder at Venturefest Manchester

When: September 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00
Where: The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Ground. M16 0PX.

Businesses have the opportunity to have one to one "speed pitching" sessions with a range of funding providers at the free Meet the Funder event, taking place at Venturefest Manchester on the 22nd of September 2015. Successful applicants will be matched with the most appropriate funders to meet on the day and will also be invited to attend a free pitch training session before the event with specialist finance advisors from the Business Growth Service.

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Design Workshop - Birmingham

When: September 24, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Growing Local Businesses

When: September 24, 2015 from 18:00 to 20:00
Where: Metro Bank (Uxbridge), The Pavilions Shopping Centre,50 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JP

This is a free event for any SME business based in West London that wishes to gain a better understanding of the Business Growth Service, and further information on how to grow your business and raise external finance for growth via the Business Growth Service Access to Finance offering.

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Informed Funding Fair 2015

When: September 24, 2015 from 12:00 to 21:00
Where: Metal Box, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS

Join us at Workspace's Metal Box Factory for a full afternoon and evening of informative finance sessions. Followed by drinks & canapes and the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme 2015 - Greater Manchester

When: September 3, 2015 from 9:00 to September 29, 2015 from 17:00
Where: Businesslodge, Europa House, Barcroft Street, Bury, BL9 5BT

This Business Growth Service is delighted to tell you about the upcoming ERDF fully-funded series of short, interactive and practical masterclasses designed to improve your business processes. Delivered by the Business Growth Hub, in collaboration with Pera Consulting, you will receive high-level support from an expert manufacturing mentor to develop a strategic and tailored action plan to implement across your business.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme 2015 - Lancashire

When: September 7, 2015 from 9:00 to September 29, 2015 from 17:00
Where: The Rural Business Centre, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY

This Business Growth Service is delighted to tell you about the upcoming ERDF fully-funded series of short, interactive and practical masterclasses designed to improve your business processes. You will receive high-level support from an expert manufacturing mentor to develop a strategic and tailored action plan to implement across your business.

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Manufacturing Growth Programme 2015 - Cumbria

When: September 9, 2015 from 9:00 to September 30, 2015 from 17:00
Where: Cumbria Tourism, Windermere Road, Staveley, Kendal, LA8 9PL

This Business Growth Service is delighted to tell you about the upcoming ERDF fully-funded series of short, interactive and practical masterclasses designed to improve your business processes. You will receive high-level support from an expert manufacturing mentor to develop a strategic and tailored action plan to implement across your business.

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Looking to grow your business? in collaboration with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

When: October 1, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH

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Looking to grow your business? What's stopping you?

When: October 1, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Town Hall, Castlefield Rd, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH

Designed for owners/directors of SME’s this half day workshop hosted by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, and supported by the Business Growth Service and Take Positive Action (Surrey based Business Support Advisors) will look at the barriers to growth. It will focus on the people aspects – recruitment, retention, employee engagement and succession planning – and will also cover business planning and implementation (how to make it happen) plans.

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Funding Landscape Workshop - New Anglia Growth Hub

When: October 2, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:30
Where: Riverside House Hotel, 17 Mill Street, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7DP

Free support for growing businesses. Interactive workshop featuring a variety of funders including: Lloyds Bank, Foundation East, Fleximize, CrowdFundMe2, New Anglia LEP.

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Manufacturing and Electronics Expo 2015

When: October 7, 2015 from 8:30 to 16:30
Where: Kent Event Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3JF.

The Business Growth Service are delighted to be exhibiting at The Manufacturing and Electronics Expo 2015. This is an inspirational business-to-business show that has been designed to support and showcase everything that is great about the manufacturing and electronics sector. The event provides an environment where industry professionals can assess and compare the latest products and services for manufacturing and electronics.

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Design Workshop - Northampton

When: October 8, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 300 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN4 7YE

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Hertfordshire Growth Hub - Supporting SME Innovation

When: October 8, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:30
Where: Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FX

Innovation is vital for SMEs to compete successfully. Do you have an innovation strategy? Are your key people aware of the funding options and support available for your business?

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Venturefest North East 2015

When: October 13, 2015 from 8:00 to 17:00
Where: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead. NE8 2AR.

Join the Business Growth Service at Venturefest North East: a free, full-day event focussing on how businesses can embrace innovative thinking and designed to bring together businesses, corporates, investors, academics and advisors with specific expertise in innovation.

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Cash Flow Solutions for Tech Companies

When: October 14, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square. London. EC2P 2YU.

Join the Business Growth Service, MarketInvoice and the innovative technology company, Fishrod Interactive, to learn more about the funding options that are available to high growth technology businesses via Market Invoice. In addition, you will learn about the support that's available through the government-backed Business Growth Services' Access to Finance offering.

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Design Workshop - Leicester

When: October 15, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 80 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7NH

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Supporting 3rd Sector Growth

When: October 20, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, Samlesbury, PR5 0AG

In association with the Business Growth Service, Andrew Dewhurst of Affilius Ltd brings you an event aimed at the Charity and Social Enterprise sector targeted towards CEO’s, Managers and Fundraisers. A tailored package of advice and support for your charity or local enterprise.

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How to grow your business

When: October 22, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30
Where: The Centre @ Birchwood Park, Chadwick Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN

Did you know that high growth companies are in an elite 6% of all companies? Specifically aimed at businesses wishing to grow, this event will help with putting a structure in place of critical steps that businesses need to achieve their next phase of growth.

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Design Workshop - Sheffield

When: October 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 2 Broadfield Court, Sheffield, S8 0X

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Growing Your Business - Access to Finance Clinic

When: October 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00
Where: Harbour Key Accountants 122 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7JX

An opportunity to have a free 45 minute review, one-to-one with a Business Growth Manager, on how to fund the growth of your business. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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The 12 ICT building blocks to support business growth

When: October 27, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00
Where: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, Samlesbury, PR5 0AG

In association with the Business Growth Service, Andrew Dewhurst of Affilius Ltd brings you an event aimed at CEO’s and IT Directors for Lancashire and South Cumbria SME’s. A tailored package of ICT advice and support for your organisation.

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Design Workshop - Liverpool

When: November 20, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: rant Thornton, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool L3 1PS

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Business Leaders Club “Achieve more for less”: Communication & Sales

When: November 25, 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square. London, EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

The Business Growth Service and The Supply Chain Academy have launched a series of free business events, to give you the opportunity to meet both organisations, and network at director level for mutual benefit. Our plan is to help you develop to become more effective business leaders and to rally for local businesses to connect and talk to each other. The Supply Chain Academy is an established centre for supply chain and logistics excellence, providing unique and innovative programmes for learning, based at world-class facilities in London.

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Design Workshop - Milton Keynes

When: November 26, 2015 from 9:00 to 13:00
Where: Grant Thornton, 202 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1LW

Design is now firmly on the business agenda. No longer regarded solely as a way of shaping and styling products, its role in transforming the way businesses are structured, how they think and work, is becoming more prevalent. This is about using design strategically: to differentiate from the competition, launch new brands, strengthen existing ones and inform strategic choices.

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Business Leaders Club “Achieve more for less”: Good Leadership

When: January 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 14:00
Where: Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square. London, EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

The Business Growth Service and The Supply Chain Academy have launched a series of free business events, to give you the opportunity to meet both organisations, and network at director level for mutual benefit. Our plan is to help you develop to become more effective business leaders and to rally for local businesses to connect and talk to each other. The Supply Chain Academy is an established centre for supply chain and logistics excellence, providing unique and innovative programmes for learning, based at world-class facilities in London.

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