June 2019

Bishop Fleming Charity Quiz in aid of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth

Thursday 6th June @ 18:30 - 23:30
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Millbay Road
Plymouth, Devon PL1 3LG United Kingdom

To celebrate our centenary year, we are delighted to invite you to enter a team into the Bishop Fleming and St Luke's Charity Quiz. This year we are raising the bar, in terms of the scale of the event and the amount we are aiming to raise. SpeedQuizzing heralds a new age of high energy smartphone quizzing, where the fast-paced game style takes trivia nights to new heights. Gone is the slow pace and the days of marking each other’s question sheets! The quiz will…

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SWBC Quarterly Conference – Attracting & Growing Talent in a Changing World

Friday 14th June @ 09:30 - 13:45
Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BH United Kingdom

We will explore the attraction and retention of talent in the context of change; i.e. changing markets, skills availability, business development, scientific developments etc. – in order to address scientific and technological challenges, commercial opportunities, market changes and demographic patterns. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Rob Warner; Vice Chancellor, Plymouth Marjon University Emily Beaumont; Associate Professor and Director, Marjon Business School Sarah Hopkins; People & Engagement Director, Wales & West Utilities Richard Dormer; Managing Director, BCR Associates Gavin Jones; Managing Director, Elixel…

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Venturefest South West

Monday 17th June @ 08:00 - 17:00
Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN United Kingdom

MAJOR TECH INDUSTRY EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR REGION Following the hugely successful technology industry event in 2016, the organisers of Venturefest South West have announced a second event to be held on 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. This one-day flagship event will bring the leading lights of the South West’s tech industries together. Organisers expect more than 800 businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and academics to attend. The event will showcase cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of Cornwall, Devon and…

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Growth through Acquisition

Tuesday 18th June @ 09:00 - 11:00
Devon Business & Education Centre (DBEC), Tale, Payhembury
Honiton, Devon EX14 3HL United Kingdom

Growth through Acquisition is an opportunity to understand why acquisition may be the strategic pathway to help your business grow, enter new markets or build new capability.  This event, sponsored by ThinCats - pioneers of alternative finance and lenders of circa £400m to businesses, will bring the best SW expertise together to unlock the answers to those acquisition questions you may have. This event is for Leaders and Owners of SMEs across the South West Peninsula who are either considering acquisition activity or…

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The Big Bang Fair South West

Tuesday 25th June @ 09:00 - 17:00
Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary
Exeter, EX5 1DJ United Kingdom

The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers. We deliver the programme across the South West region hosting several events throughout the year to inspire young people and showcase STEM employers from the region. In the last three years we have reached over 39,000 young people. Our flagship event, The Big Bang Fair South West is the largest regional celebration of STEM careers. The 2019 event will host a range of exciting elements under…

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Lloyds Bank Digital KnowHow Session

Wednesday 26th June @ 09:00 - 13:30
Under Construction, Lions House
Bridgwater, TA6 5AY United Kingdom

Lloyds Bank in association with Under Contruction & Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving the digital adoption, skills and understanding of small businesses and charities across the UK. We would be delighted if you could join us for an interactive and collaborative session, where we will be looking to not only highlight the benefits of digital adoption, but also to provide digital skills via our partners @ Google. These…

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Supplying the Public Sector 2019

Wednesday 26th June @ 09:00 - 14:30
University of the West of England Exhibition and Conference Centre, UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre
Bristol, Devon BS34 8QZ United Kingdom

Please join Partners in Procurement, West of England, for this year’s annual SME “Supplying the Public Sector” conference. This year’s event will take place: On: Wednesday 26 June 2019 When: 9:00 to 14:30 (9:00-9:30 for registration; event starts at 9:30) Where: University of the West of England Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ Topics this year include: Procurement post Brexit (if Brexit ever happens!) Spotlight on... Crown Commercial Services Bristol Going for Gold In addition, there will be an opportunity…

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August 2019

SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 5th August @ 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 2019

SWBC Quarterly Conference

Friday 6th September @ 09:30 - 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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