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May 2019


Employment Tribunals: An Insider’s Guide

Wednesday 22nd May @ 10:00 - 16:00
Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NN United Kingdom

Overview The prospect of facing an employment tribunal can be daunting to say the least. Join Acas and 3PB Barristers for this interactive, informative and myth busting event. We will share our knowledge and tips, enabling you to prepare with confidence, as well as provide you with the experience of a full mock tribunal hearing. Business need Following the abolition of tribunal fees in July 2017 new claims to employment tribunals have risen by over 50%. Employment tribunals can be…

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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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Plymouth College of Art Degree Shows Industry Preview

Thursday 13th June @ 16:00 - 20:00
Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Plymouth, PL4 8AT United Kingdom

Plymouth College of Art is delighted to invite you to the Industry Preview of their 2019 Degree Shows, on Thursday 13 June from 4pm. Join them for a complimentary drinks reception and to celebrate the culmination of creative talent cultivated right here at Plymouth College of Art. This year’s Degree Shows will see three of our buildings transform into over fifteen dynamic exhibition spaces, showcasing final year work from students across a wide range of our undergraduate programmes, including 3D…

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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. Agenda: Optional Coffee and Networking (9.30 - 10.00) 10:00 - 10.10 Welcome: Tim Jones, Chair SWBC 10:10 - 10:15 Talent for a changing world: Robin Daniels, CEO SWBC 10:15 - 10:20 Professor Rob Warner, Vice Chancellor, Plymouth Marjon University 10:20…

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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

The single biggest knowledge exchange between tech investors, innovators and academics in the region this year. 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…

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Road Collision Innovation Challenge – Information Evening

Monday 17th June @ 17:30 - 19:30
Oxygen House, Grenadier Road Exeter EX1 3LH United Kingdom

Exeter City Futures, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset and the police Alliance Operations Department have opened a challenge to find a solution that will enable police officers to reduce evidential capture time by 50% during a collision investigation. Working alongside Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police, teams will have access to live collision scenes to test and validate their solution. Come and join our…

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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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Professional Development Evening at Plymouth Marjon University

Thursday 20th June @ 17:00 - 19:00
Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BH United Kingdom

Are you looking to develop your own skills, or those of your employees in Management and Leadership? Do you want to complete a qualification alongside employment? On Thursday 20th June 2019, 5-7pm, Plymouth Marjon University will host a Professional Development evening where you can hear about a range of programmes and qualifications available at Marjon Business School. These include the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, the Senior Leader MBA, and a range of short courses. Information will…

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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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