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July 2020

The Met Office’s Covid-19 journey with Professor Penny Endersby

Monday 6th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

Join us as Professor Penny Endersby, Chief Executive of the Met Office, discusses the Met Office’s Covid-19 journey from preparations through virtualising, through the beginnings of a return and their future plans.

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Leading after Lockdown: New approaches and considerations

Monday 13th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

What have we all learned about leadership during lockdown? What do we want to sustain as we begin to emerge out of lockdown as we establish our new ways of working? How will we as leaders support and enable our staff teams to feel more empowered and self-directed in the future? And, as businesses and organisations tackle the economic realities of the pandemic, how can our leaders act with compassion and purpose as they take their staff teams through potentially…

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Globally businesses are automating. But are we here? Or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap?

Wednesday 15th July @ 12:30 - 13:00

41% of businesses surveyed are speeding up their automation plans but is it happening here in the South West or are we at risk of a widening productivity gap? Charlotte Collyer from the Digital Skills Partnership looks at the global context and talks to Nicola Dillion from Microsoft and Stuart Cochrane from Numatic in Somerset. Guests:- Nicola Dillion: Microsoft, Local & Regional Government Strategic Account Director discusses: Examples of automation in Local Authorities Covid-19 response Examples of automation within the…

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SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 27th July @ 09:30 - 15:30

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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September 2020

SWBC Quarterly Conference

Friday 11th September @ 09:15 - 13:30
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS United Kingdom

The South West Business Council organise quarterly conferences, which link closely to our strategic priorities. Keynote speakers are often from outside the region, delivering insights from a national and sometimes international perspective.

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October 2020

SWBC Annual Dinner

Thursday 8th October @ 18:30 - 23:00

Full details are to be confirmed very soon! Watch this space.

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November 2020

SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 2nd November @ 09:30 - 15:30

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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December 2020

SWBC Quarterly Conference

Friday 4th December @ 09:15 - 13:30

The South West Business Council organise quarterly conferences, which link closely to our strategic priorities. Keynote speakers are often from outside the region, delivering insights from a national and sometimes international perspective.

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February 2021

SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 8th February 2021 @ 09:30 - 15:30

The Advisory Board meets four times a year and helps shape SWBC's thinking and its key strategic priorities. The Board is made up of organisations and business representative groups including the local Chamber organisations, regional manufacturing groups, the FSB and IOD.

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