External Events

Heald Law Academy Live – Practical Legal & Accounting Steps to Assure Start-Up Success

Date: 23rd March 2017

Venue: MK College Silbury Campus, 200 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LT

Time: 10.30AM-13.00PM

Planning your start-up and growth with a successful exit strategy with Heald Law Academy Live. This 3 part series in conjunction with Velocity, Jonathan Vowles Accountants and MK College will explore each aspect. The events will be held at MK College between 10.30AM and 1.00PM on each of the following dates.

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Grapevine Network: Cyber Crime Meeting

Date: 23rd March 2017

Venue: Abbey Hill Golf Centre

Time: 7am

The guest speaker will be Sean O’Neil, who will be talking about his experiences investigating cyber crime, which is a risk to all businesses. Non-members are welcome to attend this event for just £10 including breakfast.

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I.C.A Conference – Milton Keynes

Venue: The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Date: 29th March 2017, 8.30am-5pm

Innovate, Collaborate, Accelerate, three words that are the basis for business success and growth.

The I.C.A Conference will feature a mix of both national and international business experts, entrepreneurs and motivators, sharing real-life relevant business journeys, tools, techniques and technologies, both to assist business growth, and to enable managers to keep the initial start-up enthusiasm throughout their business journey.

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Grant Funding and R&D Tax Credits – Biztech & UCMK Ask the Expert Event

Venue: UCMK, Central Milton Keynes

Date: 30th March 2017

Biztech business and technology forum is hosting a special Ask The Expert event covering best practice and opportunities for grant funding.

In association with UCMK, TBAT Innovation’s Managing Director, Matt Symonds, will give an outline of grants available and pass on hints and tips for applying for financial help.

The agenda for the Ask The Expert event includes:

  • An overview of grant funding
  • Innovate UK – what is available and how to apply
  • Horizon 2020 – What is available and how to apply
  • Hints, tips and tricks to applying for grant funding
  • Case Studies
  • R&D Tax Credits why businesses should invest time in maximising their R&D Tax Credit claim.
  • Differences between SME and Large company schemes
  • Hints, tips and eligible costs
  • Case studies
  • Q&A

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Employment Law & Health and Safety Training

Venue: Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

Date: 5th April 2017

Topics covered on the day will include:

* Contracts of employment

* Manage changes in Employment Law due in 2017

* Prevent employees from taking long term sickness Absence

* Management Maternity and paternity

* Age/Sex/Race/Disability Discrimination Health & safety responsibilities (Fee for Intervention)

* Review your Fire Safety Awareness, Procedures and Reminders

* The important Employment Law considerations with regard to Auto Enrolment

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Bicester Vision: Business Model Innovation and Finance

Date: 6th April 2017

Venue: Bicester Hotel, Gold and Spa

Time: 11:30am-4:30pm

Open to all businesses in Bicester –you do not have to be a partner to attend.”Our Partnership meetings are designed to bring great speakers with important information into Bicester. We aim to provide this platform to organisation’s that have business in mind. Are you our next speaker?”

Speakers from;

  • Webmart
  • Spratt Endicott
  • FLTR Coffee
  • Oxfordshire Business Support
  • Economic Growth Solutions
  • The Food Enterprise

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FSB Connect Regular Networking Beds, Cambs, Herts

Date: 6th April 2017

Venue: The Orange Treet, Norton Road, Baldock, SG7 5AW

Come and join us for in this iconic real ale and real food public house for a delicious buffet, some networking, hearing about the latest Member Benefits and enter your business card into the Golden Ticket Draw. The draw will be made part way through the event, the lucky person will have the chance to give a 5-min pitch to the gathered group of small business owners.

We will have different speakers each month on useful and interesting topics!

Don’t forget to bring your business cards along! Colleagues and friends welcome.

The Hertfordshire Branch will be hosting the #fsbConnect Beds, Cambs and Herts events. The first was held on 2nd March and was a great success. This networking event is open to Members and Non-Members and is part of a roll out of #fsbConnect events across all FSB Regions.

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