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Darlington Business Summit - Creating further demand outside of London

Darlington Business Summit - Creating further demand outside of London

Date
Monday, October 08, 2018
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost
Free
Location
Teesside University, Darlington Campus
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To launch Darlington Business Week, business leaders are invited to join Darlington Borough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority to review the regional economic strategy and how this will influence Darlington’s local plan. Darlington Borough Council will outline achievements to date and how the local plan will influence economic growth through the creation of additional strategic employment sites stimulating over 7,000 new jobs for the town.

The summit also welcomes specialists from the University of Birmingham who will also be conducting a workshop on how Darlington can ‘Drive Demand outside of London’ – especially from the business and professional services sector – one of Darlington’s key sectors.

Darlington will be hosting its second Business Week from 8 – 12 October providing local businesses with an ambitious programme of events and activities to highlight the vast array of national and international business support available.

From expert advice on business growth through to networking and mentoring – and a recruitment fair - this packed programme is free to all.

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Q4 STEAMD

Q4 STEAMD

Date
Monday, October 08, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Darlington Hippodrome
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You are invited!

Q4 STEAMD Briefing is being held in conjunction with Darlington Business Week. A fantastic opportunity to network with creative business individuals from the region. 
Learn more about the STEAMD Symposium coming to Darlington in 2019, the opportunities for ambitious professionals and businesses in the region to attend and increase their exposure at the event.

Let us introduce you to the STEAMD Symposium being held at Darlington Hippodrome 13th March 2019...

THE ONLY CREATIVITY, COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM IN THE UK.

A Symposium is aimed at empowering SME businesses, creative thinkers and those of you who want to create an impact and be part of something bigger than yourself.

Shining a light on the latest research, design thinking and local initiatives to make the world a better place from within the digital and creative industries from up North.

Expect a full programme of inspirational speakers, panel discussions and fringe events that will inspire, inform and connect you to the industry leaders within the creative industries.

Absorb the contagious energy and practical guidence of those who have walked the entrepreneurial path before you.

Take away a swag bag full of actionable and practical tools to ignite your career, start or grow your business.

Take advantage of our limited EARLY BIRD tickets, available until December 14th - while stocks last

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Your Digital World - Darlington

Your Digital World - Darlington

Date
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Blackwell Grange Hotel
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Free digital marketing seminars for local businesses.

The Northern Echo are running FREE digital seminars at The Blackwell Grange Hotel on Tuesday 9th October. The seminars are aimed specifically at local businesses who would like to expand their digital knowledge and cut through the jargon.

Topics will include:

• How the marketing landscape has changed

• Setting Realistic Marketing Objectives

• Multi Channel Marketing

• Online Display – getting it right

• Social Media - Facebook algorithm change

Digital specialists will be on hand should you want to speak on a 1-2-1 basis, but rest assured this is not a sales environment – we are simply delivering free advice and information.

Every business that attends is entitled to receive a free online health check around their businesses, to shine more light on specific areas of interest.

Testimonials

Andrew Filer from Mock Test Transfers said - "This was an excellent event, I wish I had attended sooner. It was a good introduction to the art of the impossible!"

Eddie Lawrence from Access Self Storage said - "I can highly recommend The Newsquest Digital Seminar. Always a good idea to keep up to date with technology, plus its a great event to network and speak with other industries."

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01325 406305


Chamber Exchange - Darlington Business Week

Chamber Exchange - Darlington Business Week

Date
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost
£0 - £45.32
Location
Rockliffe Hall
Booking URL

This is the Chamber's flagship networking event encouraging an exchange of experiences, ideas and offers between members; intertwined with multiple opportunities to network and build new contacts. This Chamber Exchange event is being held in conjunction with Darlington Business Week and will attract around 100 attendees representing members from various sectors and of various sizes.

A round-table networking event with two table changes. The first table 'Sharing a Success' – delegates are encouraged to share a recent business success. The second table 'Discussing a Challenge' – delegates are encouraged to discuss current or recent challenges, how you may have overcome this challenge or if someone is facing a current challenge, those around the table are encouraged to offer advice and guidance. Chamber staff including senior management and partners will lead each table.

Limited amount of exhibition stands available at £35.00+VAT, email events@neechamber.co.uk.

The venue is kindly supported by Rockliffe Hall

The event is kindly supported by Clive Owen

As a regional firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers with offices in Darlington, Durham and York we believe we are ideally placed to offer owner-managed businesses proactive advice, ideas and solutions.

We are delighted to be supporting the Chamber Exchange event which is running in conjunction with Darlington Business Week run by Darlington Borough Council. The event allows businesses to exchange experiences in a relaxed, round table setting over lunch which is perfect to network and build contacts.

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01325 406305


BHP Legal Clinic  Drop in Session

BHP Legal Clinic Drop in Session

Date
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost
Free
Location
BHP Law offices, Westgate House, Faverdale

Free ½ hour sessions offering initial advice on commercial disputes, law and court protection BHP Law offices, Westgate Houe, Faverdale. Parking available. Drop in session – contact Emily on 01325 466794 to book

 

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01325 466794


Darlington Business Club ‘Meet the Neighbour and Big Breakfast’

Darlington Business Club ‘Meet the Neighbour and Big Breakfast’

Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost
Free
Location
Mowden Park RFC (Northern Echo Arena)
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Meet and mingle with DL based businesses and the Aycliffe Business Club.

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Business Networking & NERF Wars

Business Networking & NERF Wars

Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Mowden Park RFC (Northern Echo Arena)
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Join Business Compass and network with a NERF.  For all those that fancy networking with a difference! 

A Tees Valley FIRST!

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Recruitment Fair

Recruitment Fair

Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Dolphin Centre

Meet a variety of employers with LIVE vacancies and a range of employment support specialists

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Darlington Social Media Cafe

Darlington Social Media Cafe

Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Business Central
Booking URL

Are you looking for answers to your Social Media questions?

The monthly social media cafe is a place for people interested in using social media for their business to come together, get acquainted, share ideas, thoughts and lessons learnt.

The aim of the cafe is to help local businesses flourish with the use of all the latest social media tools, applications and platforms

Jayson Gurney, Director of The Social Media Consultancy Limited, and Dean Bowes, the Digital Marketing Manager of Chetaru UK, will answer your questions, lead informal discussions and give advice and tips on using social media as a marketing tool.

The Cafes have an informal structure, so whether you are a complete beginner or want to build on your existing knowledge then this session is for you.

Each cafe starts with open discussions allowing you to ask questions and share your thoughts. We wrap up the session with a 15-minute focus topic, which this month is Search Engine Optimisation / SEO - Basics.

This event is totally FREE to attend but places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. If you’re unable to attend please let us know so we can free up space for others.

“The cafe was very informal and I really liked how it was based on the experiences of those attending. We as the customers dictate the content which is refreshing rather than being dictated to. It was also a good opportunity to network with other businesses. Highly recommend.”

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01325 406305


Darlington Business Week: Your Route to Success

Date
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost
Free
Location
Mowden Park RFC (Northern Echo Arena)
Booking URL

The public sector spends around £238 billion each year on the widest range of goods and services - and is continually looking for new suppliers. Regardless of your organisation’s size and sector, with the right preparation and approach you can track this spend and find your share of the market, whether that's in Darlington, across the Tees Valley, the NE region or further afield. 

Join us at this free NEPO Business Club event to find out how to compete effectively and find the right way forward for your business and additionally, network with representatives from business support and procurement functions from Darlington Council.

This workshop will provide you with: 

  • A clear understanding of the public sector market and how it works.
  • Step-by-step guidance on preparing for success.
  • Insight on where to find opportunities and follow the money.
  • Tips for finding the right approach such as targeting lower value work, subcontracting and working with others.
  • Understanding is meant by the term social value and how your business might already be delivering on it.
  • Guidance on developing a plan for growth for your business.
  • Secrets of Success – how businesses like yours have won. 

The event will be led by Garry Stone, Director of B2B North. Garry has helped businesses of all types and size secure their share of millions of pounds of contracts and tenders across the region, and understands the challenges and issues from a real-life, practical perspective.  

Who should attend? This event will benefit organisations of all sizes that are starting to look at the public sector as a market, as well as more experienced organisations interested in taking a fresh look at their strategy for competing for public sector work.

How to Register: To book your free place, please click the Register button. (Please note that due to capacity restrictions attendees are limited to a maximum of 2 per organisation).Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Contact Us: If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Atkinson lynn.atkinson@nepo.org     ( 0191 261 3929).

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01325 406305