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Ready Set Grow... Your Own Business
31 March 2017 8.45am – 15.15pm
Aura Business Centre, Manners Road , Newark, NG24 1BS

Newark and Sherwood District Council and partners are offering a free business workshop to support people who are thinking of starting a business or who are already running a new business. The workshop will help you focus on what’s involved in starting and running a business.
Season Launch 2017: Lincoln Castle
31 March 2017 6pm-8pm
Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

Entering the China market with CBBC and DIT
31 March 2017 09:00am - 13:00pm
Lincoln College, Monks Rd , Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5HQ

In collaboration with China Britain Business Council (CBBC), Department for International Trade (DIT) and Lincoln College, the IoD are providing a masterclass for companies on the verge of exporting to China, helping them to enter the Chinese market and increase business in the context of the rapidly changing market of modern China.
Barclays & Royal Mail China Ecommerce Roadshow: Selling Online to Chinese Consumers
31 March 2017 09:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Suite, Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Innovation Way, Heslington , York , YO10 5DG

Barclays and Royal Mail will host this seminar to explore opportunities selling online in China. Join this event to understand more about selling directly to Chinese consumers via Royal Mail’s TMall store, and to better understand the practical challenges of marketing to Chinese consumers. This event is particularly suited to SMEs looking to sell into China for the first time.
IoD East Midlands - Entering the China market with CBBC and DIT
31 March 2017 9am-1pm
Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5HQ

Be Your Own Boss
31 March 2017 9am-4.30pm
Enterprise Village Prince Albert Gardens , Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN31 2AT

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Events list

Date
Event Name
From/to
Location
Cost
 
01/03/2017
7:45am - 9:30am
Lincoln
free

Event Information: This special presentation is ideal for individuals who: Have savings in cash Are looking to generate income from savings in a time of near zero interest rates and with rising inflation Haven’t used their ISA Allowance for 2016/17 Are experienced investors looking for a timely update on investment markets

Venue Address:
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Brayford Wharf North
Lincoln
LN1 1YW

Venue:

Event Information: You are invited to a fun, interactive, exercise based learning course. Businesses who attend the event will: Understand the business benefits of implementing an EMS Understand the key components of an EMS Know how to start to implement an EMS in their organisation

Venue Address:
The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY

02/03/2017
9:00-11:30
Sleaford
FREE with breakfast provided

Event Information: Find out how to recruit an apprentice at this free event for employers

Venue Address:
Sleaford New Life Conference & Events Centre
Mareham Lane
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7JP

Venue:

03/03/2017
11am - 2pm (including buffet lun
Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: The Family Business Forum is back for 2017! We are delighted to be hosting the first forum of 2017 at The Petwood Hotel, which is a family run business and who’s Director, Emma Brealey, was a finalist in the Director of the Year Category at the Midlands Family Business Awards last year.

Venue Address:
The Petwood Hotel
Stixwould Road
Woodhall Spa
Lincolnshire
LN10 6QG

Venue:

06/03/2017
Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th March
Lincoln
FREE

Event Information: FREE three day business course in Lincoln for 18-30 year olds.

Venue Address:
Oak House
Waterside South
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN5 7FB

Organised by Princes Trust

Contact Names:
Rosie McArtney
John Holliday

Email:
rosie.mcartney@princes-trust.org.uk

Telephone:
07852 492198

Venue:

07/03/2017
9am - 4.30pm
£50 +VAT

Venue Address:
Eastwood Hall
Mansfield Road
Eastwood
NG16 3SS

Venue:

07/03/2017
13:00 pm - 14:00 pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: As part of National Apprenticeships Week 2017, join Julie Feest, Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Tech Partnership to hear about the exciting opportunities for young people today through Apprenticeships, an alternative to the traditional University route

Venue Address:
Online

Organised by Digital Leaders

Contact Names:
Karolina Daniuk - Head of Events

Email:
karolina.daniuk@digileaders.com

Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7129 1176

08/03/2017
9:30-16:30 with lunch
Lincolnshire
£15.00

Event Information: As part of International Women’s Day, 8th March, Bishop Burton College is calling for women in the rural industries to #BeBoldforChange in 2017. We all have the potential to be leaders and innovators… so why not find out how others have already started on that journey.

Venue Address:
Bishop Burton College

Organised by Bishop Grosseteste University

Contact Names:
Mark Bowen

Email:
mark.bowen@bishopg.ac.uk

Telephone:
01522 583727

08/03/2017
Fulll day
Lincoln
FREE

Event Information: This workshop will give a broad overview of everything digital and is ideal for the business or sole-trader that is new to using and adopting digital applications as part of their business activities.

Venue Address:
Lincolnshire Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
2 Outer Circle Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 4WJ

Organised by CDI Alliance

Contact Names:
Stuart McFarlane

Email:
Stuart.McFarlane@bizlincolnshire.com

Telephone:
0113 394 4650

Venue:

Event Information: This workshop will help create a strong portfolio of business documents. If you are looking for investment or funding for a new project for example, this workshop will help you understand what documents are required and what areas are of particular interest when securing the finance your need for your business.

Venue Address:
Enterprise at Lincoln
RopeWalk
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7DQ

Organised by LIN - Lincolnshire Investment Network

Contact Names:
Sarah Whitaker

Email:
sarah@lincolnshireinvestment.net

Telephone:
01522 837269

Venue:

Event Information: Lincolnshire Show have teamed up with the University of Lincoln to give a start-up business in Lincolnshire a chance to GROW WITH THE SHOW - any kind of talent is welcome whether you are a gardener, baker, potter or entertainer - the sky is the limit!

Venue Address:
Lincolnshire Showground

10/03/2017
12 noon - 2pm
Lincoln
free

Event Information: To find out how the announcements may affect you and your business why not attend our Lincoln Budget presentation.

Venue Address:
Constance Stewart Building, Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

Organised by Streets Chartered Accountants

Contact Names:
James Pinchbeck

Email:
jpinchbeck@streetsweb.co.uk

Telephone:
01522 551200

Venue:

13/03/2017
18:30 pm - 20:30 pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free - Donation of £5

Event Information: Come and join us for the first Nottingham Soup! Eat soup with us for a donation of £5 and hear from 4 local people’s ideas.

Venue Address:
THINK: and Kiosk
Cobden Place, Cobden Chambers, off Pelham Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 2ED

Venue:

13/03/2017
13/03/17 - 16/03/17
Greater Lincolnshire
£200 plus VAT per delegate

Event Information: The Department for International Trade (DIT) is leading a visit to Prague, Czech Republic, exclusively for consumer sector companies including retail, fashion, creative and giftware. This all-inclusive trip will give you a taste of a new market, what to expect when trading internationally and build contacts to keep you connected once you’re back in the UK.

Venue Address:
Czech Republic
Prague

Organised by Department for International Trade

Contact Names:
Clare Booth - Partnerships Development Manager

Email:
clare.booth@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Event Information: FREE 4 week training course in Health & Social Care

Organised by Princes Trust

Contact Names:
Rosie McArtney
John Holliday

Email:
rosie.mcartney@princes-trust.org.uk

Telephone:
07852 492198

14/03/2017
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: The Prince`s Trust in partnership with Lincolnshire Care Association are offering a free 4 week training course in Health & Social Care A Taster Day will be held on 14th March 2017 – Programme runs from 27th March – 21st April 2017

Organised by Princes Trust

Contact Names:
Rosie McArtney
John Holliday

Email:
rosie.mcartney@princes-trust.org.uk

Telephone:
07852 492198

Venue Address:
National Centre for Food Manufacturing
University of Lincoln
Holbeach
Lincolnshire
PE12 7PT

Venue:

14/03/2017
9:30 am - 15:00 pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Are you a small business with an ambition to grow? Start your journey today with a FREE impartial business diagnostic

Venue Address:
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3BT

Venue:

Event Information: Promotion of ERDF, EAFRD, LEADER and Growth Hub activity.

Venue Address:
The Brackenborough Hotel
Cordeaux Corner
Louth
Lincolnshire
LN11 0SZ

Organised by Lincolnshire County Council

Venue:

15/03/2017
09:00am – 12:30pm
£50+VAT per delegate

Venue Address:
The Bentley Hotel
South Hykeham
Lincolnshire
LN6 9NH

Venue:

15/03/2017
8.30am - 12.00pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Ever wondered how to take your prototype app to publication? How do you support and maintain your app after publication? In the third and final of our three workshop series on Mobile App Development: Beyond Development we will take a look at publishing your app, and supporting it after publication. This event will be run by Nottingham based company, Roller Agency.

Venue Address:
Teaching and Learning building
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane, Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Venue:

15/03/2017
10.30am - 2pm
Member Price: Free Non Member Price: Free

Event Information: BOOKING ESSENTIAL - You are invited to attend Lincolnshire’s free Tourism and Hospitality industry event for 2017

Venue Address:
The Petwood Hotel
Stixwould Rd
Woodhall Spa
LN10 6QG

Organised by Chamber of Commerce

Email:
enquiries@lincs-chamber.co.uk

Telephone:
01522 523333

Venue:

16/03/2017
10:00 am - 16:00 pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: This full day FREE workshop will explain the key concepts in marketing and give participants the opportunity to apply them to their business. The workshop will help businesses choose the most appropriate marketing methods for their products or services and produce a Marketing Action Plan to take their business forward.

Venue Address:
The Well
Baptist Church
Retford
DN22 7AZ

Venue:

18/03/2017
9:00-17:00
Lincoln
£28.30

Venue Address:
Bentley Hotel
South Hykeham
Lincoln
Lincolnshire

20/03/2017
20th - 21st March 9:30 am - 16:0
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: This two day training course is aimed at delegates who would benefit from in-depth knowledge on how to go self-employed and covers the skills that you’ll need to start and manage a successful business. Completion of the two days also leads to a National accredited qualification.

Venue Address:
NBV Enterprise Centre
David Lane
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG6 0JU

Venue:

20/03/2017
9am-4.30pm
Sleaford
FREE

Venue Address:
New Life Conference Centre
Mareham Lane
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7JP

Venue:

20/03/2017
20/03/17 - 24/03/17
Greater Lincolnshire
£250 + VAT for all delegates - Grant available to SME of up to £550.00 subject to criteria

Event Information: The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. Join this Midlands Engine market visit to Automechanika in India, the world’s 7th largest economy and home to over 1.34 billion people.

Venue Address:
New Delhi
India

Organised by Department for International Trade

Contact Names:
Clare Booth - Partnerships Development Manager

Email:
clare.booth@mobile.trade.gov.uk

21/03/2017
21st & 22nd March - 9.30am -16.0
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: This two day training course is aimed at delegates who would benefit from in-depth knowledge on how to go self-employed and covers the skills that you’ll need to start and manage a successful business. Completion of the two days also leads to a National accredited qualification.

Venue Address:
Newark Beacon Innovation Centre
Beacon Hill Office Park
Cafferata Way
Newark
NG24 2TN

Venue:

21/03/2017
8.30am - 12noon
FREE

Venue Address:
The Admin Centre Sovereign House
Arkwright Way
Scunthorpe
Lincolnshire
DN16 1AL

Venue:

21/03/2017
9am-4.30pm
FREE

Venue Address:
Andrew and Co., 1 Flavian Road
Nettleham Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 4GR

Venue:

21/03/2017
21-24th March 2017
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Automechanika is one of the most successful trade fair brands of Messe Frankfurt. It is the meeting place for the sector and renowned for third-country business. Worldwide, the shows present the entire process chain in the automotive aftermarket, from point-of-sale, via services, to recycling and waste disposal.

Venue Address:
Hall Nos 7 (A, B, C, D, E), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 12A
Pragati Maidan
New Delhi

Organised by ACMA – The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India

Contact Names:
Mr Sagar S Nanal

Email:
sagar.nanal@india.messefrankfurt.com

Textphone:
+91 22 6144 5900 Ext: 955

21/03/2017
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Lincoln
Member Price: £11 + VAT Non Member Price: £16 + VAT

Event Information: Every month construction businesses, from sole traders to large housing associations, come together to talk business at the Lincolnshire Chamber’s Construction Network.

Venue Address:
The Pride of Lincoln
Whisby Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 3QZ

Organised by Chamber of Commerce

Email:
enquiries@lincs-chamber.co.uk

Telephone:
01522 523333

Venue:

22/03/2017
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Get into Retail is a FREE four week employability course offering training & work experience to help you progress with a career in retail. This programme is delivered in partnership with Lincolnshire

Organised by Princes Trust

Contact Names:
Rosie McArtney
John Holliday

Email:
rosie.mcartney@princes-trust.org.uk

Telephone:
07852 492198

23/03/2017
17:00 – 20:00pm
Greater Lincolnshire
£5 membership or £10 non-members

Event Information: Greenray Turbines provide servicing solutions to the industrial gas turbine and steam turbine market sectors, supplying spare parts, maintenance services and the full range of technical support services which would traditionally be supplied by the Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Venue Address:
Greenray Energy Solutions Ltd
New Horizons
Teal Park Road
Lincoln
LN3 2AD

Organised by Business Women’s Link

Email:
stacey@pelicantrust.org

Telephone:
01522 513533

Venue:

23/03/2017
12.00pm - 14.00pm
Free for Biz Ex Members - £20+VAT for non-members

Event Information: Join us at the next Leicester Biz Ex Networking event where guest speaker, Jamie Bourn, will focus on business growth, making the most of your online presence and the importance of a digital marketing strategy.

Venue Address:
NBV Enterprise Centre
David Lane
Nottingham
NG6 0JU

Venue:

23/03/2017
2pm - 3pm
FREE

Venue Address:
N/A

24/03/2017
9:00-11:30
Lincoln
FREE with breakfast provided

Event Information: Do you want to find out more about how to recruit an apprentice? A free event for employers.

Venue Address:
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln
LN2 2NA

Venue:

28/03/2017
08:30am - 18:00pm
Greater Lincolnshire
£170-£350+VAT

Event Information: China's economy is in the media every day, but what is the reality for UK companies in 2017? Find out at the UK's leading China business event. Hosted by the China-Britain Business Council. The 5th Annual China Business Conference will analyse the key business issues affecting UK companies in 2017.

Venue Address:
QEII Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster
London
SW1P 3EE

Organised by China Britain Business Council

Contact Names:
David Gregory
Claire Urry

Email:
david.gregory@cbbc.org
claire.urry@cbbc.org

Telephone:
+44 (0)7415985383
+44 (0)1507 527356

Twitter:
@ChinaBritain

Venue:

29/03/2017
11am - 1pm
Gainsborough
FREE

Venue Address:
Gainsborough Old Hall
Parnell Street
Gainsborough
Lincolnshire
DN21 2NB

Venue:

30/03/2017
9.30am-12.30pm
Boston
FREE

Venue Address:
Boston Enterprise Centre
Venture House Enterprise Way, Endeavour Park
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 7TW

Venue:

30/03/2017
Full day
Lincoln
FREE

Event Information: This workshop will offer an overview and explanation of the pros and cons of the different social media platforms and is ideal for the business or sole-trader that is new to using social media as part of their business activities.

Venue Address:
Lincolnshire Chamber Of Commerce & Industry
2 Outer Circle Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 4WJ

Venue:

31/03/2017
8.45am – 15.15pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Newark and Sherwood District Council and partners are offering a free business workshop to support people who are thinking of starting a business or who are already running a new business. The workshop will help you focus on what’s involved in starting and running a business.

Venue Address:
Aura Business Centre
Manners Road
Newark
NG24 1BS

Venue:

31/03/2017
6pm-8pm
Lincoln
FREE

Venue Address:
Castle Hill
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3AA

Venue:

31/03/2017
09:00am - 13:00pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: In collaboration with China Britain Business Council (CBBC), Department for International Trade (DIT) and Lincoln College, the IoD are providing a masterclass for companies on the verge of exporting to China, helping them to enter the Chinese market and increase business in the context of the rapidly changing market of modern China.

Venue Address:
Lincoln College
Monks Rd
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 5HQ

Organised by China Britain Business Council

Contact Names:
David Gregory
Claire Urry

Email:
david.gregory@cbbc.org
claire.urry@cbbc.org

Telephone:
+44 (0)7415985383
+44 (0)1507 527356

Twitter:
@ChinaBritain

Venue:

31/03/2017
09:30am - 12:00pm
Greater Lincolnshire
Free

Event Information: Barclays and Royal Mail will host this seminar to explore opportunities selling online in China. Join this event to understand more about selling directly to Chinese consumers via Royal Mail’s TMall store, and to better understand the practical challenges of marketing to Chinese consumers. This event is particularly suited to SMEs looking to sell into China for the first time.

Venue Address:
Conference Suite, Innovation Centre
York Science Park, Innovation Way, Heslington
York
YO10 5DG

Organised by China Britain Business Council

Contact Names:
David Gregory
Claire Urry

Email:
david.gregory@cbbc.org
claire.urry@cbbc.org

Telephone:
+44 (0)7415985383
+44 (0)1507 527356

Twitter:
@ChinaBritain

Venue:

Venue Address:
Lincoln College
Monks Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 5HQ

Venue:

31/03/2017
9am-4.30pm
Grimsby
FREE

Venue Address:
Enterprise Village Prince Albert Gardens
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN31 2AT

Venue: