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July 2019

PHM Health and Employment Webinar

Tuesday 23rd July @ 11:00 - 12:30

Participation in meaningful work is an important contributor to health and wellbeing.  Simon Stevens recently said the NHS needs to ‘raise its game’ to support people to remain in and return to employment, so how will this happen in practice? The Long Term Plan highlighted some of the national activity underway to develop new service models that better integrate health and employment support services.  But ICSs, with their focus on improving population health through local community partnerships, will be the…

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Negotiation Skills Workshops; University of Plymouth

Tuesday 23rd July @ 13:30 - 16:30
Marine Station, University of Plymouth, Artillery Place
Plymouth, PL4 0LU United Kingdom

Led by University of Plymouth experts in negotiation and conflict resolution - Dr Richard Saundry (Professor in HRM & Employment Relations) and Dr Patrick Holden (Associate Professor in International Relations) - the workshops aim to: Develop negotiation techniques which lead to successful outcomes Promote strategies that build positive relationships within the workplace and beyond Explore scenarios based on real life dilemmas The workshops will bring together participants from a wide range of backgrounds to aid learning and encourage an understanding…

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Preparing your business for EU Exit

Thursday 25th July @ 15:00 - 17:00
The Deane House, Belvedere Road
Taunton, TA1 1HE United Kingdom

Business growth and support workshop Officials from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are keen to hear from Devon and Somerset SME owners and other business decision-makers on a range of issues related to their ongoing success and growth. They would like to hear views on themes including the cost of doing business (e.g. complying with regulations), how entrepreneurs access the information and advice they need, and whether existing support mechanisms available to them, such as funding streams,…

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Negotiation Skills Workshops; St Austell Conference Centre

Friday 26th July @ 13:30 - 16:30
St Austell Conference Centre, Saint Austell PL25 4FD United Kingdom

Led by University of Plymouth experts in negotiation and conflict resolution - Dr Richard Saundry (Professor in HRM & Employment Relations) and Dr Patrick Holden (Associate Professor in International Relations) - the workshops aim to: Develop negotiation techniques which lead to successful outcomes Promote strategies that build positive relationships within the workplace and beyond Explore scenarios based on real life dilemmas The workshops will bring together participants from a wide range of backgrounds to aid learning and encourage an understanding…

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SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Monday 29th July @ 09:30 - 15:30
Lidl Distribution Centre, Chillpark Brake, Clyst Honiton
Exeter, EX5 2FU United Kingdom

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
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS United Kingdom

Our next Conference will take place on 6th September, when we will return to Exeter Racecourse to debate “Energy Neutrality for the South West – How and When?” In the context of the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere, the regional LEP’s Local Industrial Strategies and SWBC’s national Government policy and corporate engagements, we will take a deep dive into the need for, and implications of, inclusive and green growth and the infrastructure challenges of a decarbonised economy for the region. Details…

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October 2019

A Guide to Holiday Letting a Property in the South West

Wednesday 2nd October @ 18:00 - 21:30
St Mellion, St Mellion International Resort
Saltash, PL12 6SD United Kingdom

Join cottages.com and Blue Chip Holidays at their next holiday letting event "A Guide to Holiday Letting your Property in the South West" at St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall on Thursday 3rd October, 6 - 9:30pm. Aimed at holiday property owners, investors and those working in the holiday letting sector, they have organised an evening of talks from industry experts to help you on your holiday letting journey. The confirmed companies speaking so far include cottages.com/ Blue Chip Holidays, Boshers Holiday Home…

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£75

SWBC Annual Dinner

Thursday 3rd October @ 19:00 - 23:30
Dartington Hall, Dartington Hall TQ9 6EP United Kingdom

You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 SWBC Annual Dinner Guest speaker: Greg Dyke Thursday 3rd October 2019 at Dartington Hall Dress code : Black tie / Evening dress Tickets : £75 (incl VAT). Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 6.30pm.  We are delighted to confirm that Greg Dyke will be joining us on the Thursday 3rd October at Dartington Hall for our Annual Dinner. Greg Dyke has held some truly notable roles; Director General of the BBC, Chairman…

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£39.50

Calling all golfers!

Friday 4th October
Thurlestone Golf Club, Thurlestone
Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3NZ United Kingdom

SWBC’s 2019 chosen charity, the South West Coast Path Association are inviting our members to join them for their Golf Day Fundraiser at Thurlestone Golf Club on Friday 4th October. It is a friendly 4BBB Open (pairs), right on the Coast Path and will help raise much needed funds to protect the Trail. Female and male golfers of all abilities are warmly welcomed. Tickets at £39.50pp, or £45 with a donation, include: 18-hole round of golf (normally £80pp for a…

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