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Collectively, the Business Solution Centres (BSCs) play host to or promote over 160 local business and networking events each year, with the majority being free for you and your staff to attend. Events cover a range of areas from business start-up seminars and networking opportunities through to topical workshops including sources of funding, pensions, cyber security and digital marketing.
The session will deliver state of the art research and insights from knowledgeable practitioner to the delegates. Effective governance is thus the focus for the seminar and will be delineated by scholarly definitions as well as practitioners’ insights.Find out more
Learn what all the fuss is about with Agile and SCRUM. If you are a team in charge of delivering a product or project, an individual preparing to work with or on an agile team, a Project Manager entering the Agile environment, or someone who just wants to learn what all the fuss is about with Agile and Scrum, this taster is perfect for you.Find out more
This exclusive event will see representatives from Britain’s biggest business support organisations discuss the ramifications of Brexit on businesses across the UK. As the UK continues to negotiate its withdrawal from the EU, this event will provide a unique insight into how businesses should prepare.Find out more
This event will see guest-speakers from Paycare and BCRS Business Loans share their respective models of ethical finance and why it runs in the very fabric of their businesses. Local Credit Unions from across the Black Country will also be present at this event, on hand to discuss the range of options available, from employer pledges to successful case studies.Find out more
An interactive workshop looking at the role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director. The event is aimed at new Directors or Aspiring Directors who feel they need a better overview of their key duties and responsibilities. It is important, as a new or aspiring Director, to know what your responsibilities and liabilities are and what the key laws and compliance issues may be in order to avoid any early pitfalls.Find out more
Want to set Your Business apart from your Competitors on the market? Want to develop Your own Brand and build its Value? For business and marketing professionals looking at how to build their brand and how to protect the brand with trade marks. Relevant for all businesses from emerging to established brands who would benefit from expertise in marketing and intellectual property law.Find out more
Do you wonder what makes her successful?Are you looking for ways to achieve success and the balance you want?Want to hear from successful women and gain insights into achieving your version of success?Find out more
A strategic approach for developing export opportunities for SME’s. Aligning with the University of Wolverhampton’s partnerships in Latin America. The session will benefit the local SME community by raising the awareness of international marketing effectiveness. It will examine the pitfalls and key aspects of developing export strategies.Find out more
Information on Intellectual Property and signposting to sources of assistance with development of new products. The University of Wolverhampton offers a comprehensive range of mechanical engineering and design services that can support SMEs within the Black Country that are undertaking new product development. This practical session will provide businesses with information on Intellectual Property and signpost attendees to sources of assistance with the development of new products.Find out more
As part of the Black Country Business Festival our popular Black Country Chamber Expo is to be held in the Atrium of GTG Training Academy & Conference Centre (West Midlands)where we will bring together over 60 exhibitors and more than 500 delegates from across the region. Furthermore, attendance as a delegate is free for both members and non-members of the Chamber, enabling you to gain optimum exposure for your business!Find out more
Come and meet the experts! Finding and securing funds to take your business forward can feel like a daunting task. Complicated application forms and processes leave many people feeling confused and worried about getting the money they need to achieve their business plans.Find out more
The University of Wolverhampton’s third annual Refurb BIM event will focus on how the use of digital technologies can bring brownfield sites back into use. The event will consider how digital can improve the planning and implementation of refurbishment of existing buildings and construction of new build on brownfield sites. The event is aimed at remediation and construction companies, land and property developers, landowners including local authorities.Find out more
SME opportunities to help develop and implement a new green policy at Wolverhampton Racecourse. This event is aimed at SMEs that may have a technology or service which can help to support specific environmental issues Wolverhampton Racecourse currently face, or are interested in possible waste products for their own business. We are looking for SMEs to present their ideas to Wolverhampton Racecourse on how to solve these common environmental issues across their business. We are looking primarily for waste management companies or those developing environmental technologies as alternatives for the disposal and or recycling of plastic and paper cups, paper napkins, food waste and horse manure.Find out more
Due to the highly skilled nature of the sector there has always been difficulty in developing and attracting new talent to the industry, this workshop will help to provide companies with realistic training options for their staff, as well as learning how best to attract new talent to their workforce.Find out more
The Second Black Country 2022 Business Forum features presenters from the Birmingham 2022 organising committee. The Forum brings together regional businesses in order to explore and understand the opportunities the Commonwealth Games is bringing the West Midlands. In March over 70 companies came to WBA FC to the first Forum.Find out more
The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot.
This is a two and a half day theory element course, operated in partnership with RUSTA. The price includes examination, Ops Manual ratification and Flight Evaluation.