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November 2019

Economic Justice for the South West

Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 17:30 - 20:30
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St
Exeter, EX1 1BW United Kingdom

The UK economy is not working. It is no longer delivering rising standards for a majority of the population. Too many people are in insecure jobs; young people are set to be poorer than their parents; the nations and regions of the UK are diverging further. The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was established in 2016 in the wake of the vote to leave the EU to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to make recommendations for reform. Its final report Prosperity…

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South West Creative Technology Network – Professional Services Support

Tuesday 26th November 2019 @ 09:00 - 17:00
University of Plymouth, Rolle Building
Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 6EQ United Kingdom

Come and take advantage of professional legal and accountancy advice for your business or practice by attending this free event provided by the South West Creative Technology Network! Held at the University of Plymouth, if you are setting up a business, running a business, practicing as an artist, working as a freelancer or sole trader come and find out about safeguarding your Intellectual Property; learn how to save on legal advice; gain support on the best tax advice; and find…

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The MBA Speaker Series: Dr Fiona McNae

Thursday 28th November 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00
XFI Henderson Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter Business School, Rennes Drive
Exeter, EX4 4PU United Kingdom

The MBA Speaker Series runs monthly at the University of Exeter and brings to the fore noteworthy and inspiring speakers looking at issues that address the major challenges confronting business and society. The Exeter MBA invites you to the second guest lecture in the MBA Speaker Series for academic year 2019/20: “Moving to a zero carbon future – what is the story that we need to hear?” by Dr Fiona McNae, CEO of Space Doctors This talk will provide insights on the field of semiotics, how language…

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SWBC Advisory and Statutory Board Meetings (Board Members only)

Friday 29th November 2019 @ 09:00 - 15:30
Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BH 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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Decisions & Disruptions Cybercrime Workshop

Friday 29th November 2019 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Plymouth Science Park, Derriford
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BX United Kingdom

In this immersive table top exercise led by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit and hosted by Acronyms, Plymouth Science Park, you’ll work in teams to manage the cyber security of a fictional organisation (made of Lego!). Competing against other teams, you’ll face scenarios based on real life cyber threats, which will develop and evolve as you proceed to safeguard your company and its assets. You’ll need to use all of your leadership, communication and collaborative skills to ensure…

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December 2019

Check Out Work

Wednesday 4th December 2019 @ 12:30 - 16:00
HMP Exeter, 30 New North Road
Exeter, EX4 4EX United Kingdom

Building on HMP Exeter’s successful Check Out and Departure Lounge, which improves the resettlement and rehabilitation of prison leavers in the community, Check Out Work is an exciting opportunity to bring prospective employers into HMP Exeter to talk to prisoners about employment opportunities for ex-offenders in their organisations. The event is aimed at creating employment opportunities for prison leavers, so if you are able to support prison leavers into work this event is for you. Book your place on Eventbrite using the…

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SWBC Quarterly Conference – Politics and Profit; success in a time of uncertainty

Friday 13th December 2019 @ 09:15 - 13:30
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS United Kingdom
Politics and Profit; success in a time of uncertainty

Join us from 9.15am at Exeter Racecourse for orange juice, coffee, tea and danish pastries, to reflect on the overnight election results, and see more live declarations from constituencies across the country. It should be a fun networking opportunity, prior to hearing some expert analysis when the conference commences at 10.00am. We'll then be hearing a variety of success stories from a variety of businesses based here in the South West. A buffet sandwich lunch will be provided at 1.00pm. Craig…

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January 2020

Bringing Finance into Focus

Thursday 16th January @ 10:00 - 12:00
M-Shed at Bristol Museum Princes Wharf, Wapping Road
Bristol, BS1 4RN United Kingdom

Mercer would be delighted to host you at our event ‘Bringing Finance into Focus’ on Thursday 16 th January 2020. For most of us, January is a time to make resolutions for the year ahead and our thoughts turn to improving our wellbeing.  We go for walks, make an effort to eat well and go for a run or go to yoga in our lunch breaks.  Yet, how many of us actively look after our financial wellbeing? Whilst improvements in…

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The MBA Speaker Series: Amanda Kilroy

Thursday 23rd January @ 18:15 - 19:45
XFI Henderson Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter Business School, Rennes Drive
Exeter, EX4 4PU United Kingdom

The Exeter MBA invites you to the third guest lecture in the MBA Speaker Series for academic year 2019/20: "Experimenting with creating a collaborative culture in an increasingly polarised world” by Amanda Kilroy - Director of Social Innovation and Acting CEO of CoLab Exeter* Amanda Kilroy will share the story of how CoLab Exeter adapted their traditional role to become curators of a dynamic social change space that fostered local social innovation. In this presentation she will focus on how The Community Cultural Values Survey,…

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