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Velocity Workshops

Velocity is here to help you get the most out of networking with other businesses and to provide cutting-edge information and guidance on a range of growth themes. See below for further details of our range of FREE events.

Use the links provided to book a place or alternatively call us on 0300 01234 35. These workshops are available to small to medium sized B2B businesses in the South East Midlands. These workshops are part funded through ERDF.

Please note the eligibility criteria does apply.

To be able to attend these workshops your business needs to be based in one of the following areas.

  • Aylesbury Vale
  • Bedford
  • Central Bedfordshire
  • Cherwell
  • Corby
  • Daventry
  • East Northamptonshire
  • Kettering
  • Luton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Northampton
  • South Northamptonshire
  • Wellingborough
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Book NowHow to Optimise your Digital Marketing Advertising Spend
Venue: Whittlebury Hall
Address: Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8QH 
Date & Time: Wednesday, 22 March 2017; 09:30 - 12:30
Please register by:  Monday, 20 March 2017 
Cost: £0.00
Description

Are you considering whether to dip your toe into the water with paid advertising for digital marketing? This workshop will guide you through the options and help you to spend your marketing budget wisely.

Who should attend? Owners, directors, and marketing managers who want to use paid-for advertising on social media to turn their followers on social media into paying customers

What you will learn:
• How to support your digital marketing strategy through paid advertising on Google and Facebook and by using Twitter cards
• How to monitor live social media adverts
• How to enhance your return on marketing investment.

Book NowHow to Optimise your Digital Marketing Advertising Spend - Fully Booked
Venue: Mitchell Hall
Address: University Way, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL.  
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 09:30 - 12:30
Please register by:  Monday, 27 March 2017 
Cost: £0.00
Description

Are you considering whether to dip your toe into the water with paid advertising for digital marketing? This workshop will guide you through the options and help you to spend your marketing budget wisely.

Who should attend? Owners, directors, and marketing managers who want to use paid-for advertising on social media to turn their followers on social media into paying customers

What you will learn:
• How to support your digital marketing strategy through paid advertising on Google and Facebook and by using Twitter cards
• How to monitor live social media adverts
• How to enhance your return on marketing investment.

 
 
 
Book NowMarketing Made Easy
Venue: Astral Park
Address: Astral Park, Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4AY
Date & Time: Tuesday, 16 May 2017; 09:30 - 12:30
Please register by:  Friday, 12 May 2017 
Cost: £0.00
Description: Marketing is a powerful tool to help you grow your business. However it can also take up time and money with little effect if it is not utilised correctly. This workshop will provide straightforward guidance to improve your success from marketing.

Who should attend
Owners and managers who want to understand how best to market their business and create a marketing strategy.

What will you learn
• Marketing the Importance and Impact on SMEs
• How to create a marketing strategy
• Ideas of how to implement a marketing strategy into your business
Book NowAn Introduction to Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace
Venue: Cranfield University Technology Park
Address: University Way, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0BT.
Date & Time: Thursday, 11th May 2017; 09:30 - 11:30
Please register by: 9th May 2017
Cost: £0.00
Description: 1 in 4 working age adults suffer with mental health issues ever year. Last year alone cost the economy £105.2 Billion and 80% of Managers want to help staff but don’t know how. This workshop delivered in conjunction with Blue Lobster Therapy will show you how to spot the early signs of mental health and stress issues in your employees and equip your business with tools to deal with mental ill health in the workplace.
Who should attend?
Owners, Line Mangers and HR Managers who are looking for strategies for managing and coping with mental health in the workplace.
What you will learn
  • Understanding different types of illnesses
  • Knowing how to assess and signpost staff
  • Spot the signs early of mental health & stress issues.
  • Provide yourself, HR Managers & Line Managers with the tools to deal with mental ill health
  • Early intervention to prevent problems from impacting the business.
  • Reducing Absenteeism & Sickness costs.
  • Reducing the stigma around mental health
  • Promote a positive & productive working environment.
 
 
 
Book NowMarketing Made Easy
Venue: Basepoint Luton -Innovation Centre and Business Base
Address: 110 Butterfield, Great Marlings, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DL  
Date & Time: Wednesday, 6th June 2017; 09:30 - 12:30
Please register by: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Cost: £0.00
Description: Marketing is a powerful tool to help you grow your business. However it can also take up time and money with little effect if it is not utilised correctly. This workshop will provide straightforward guidance to improve your success from marketing.

Who should attend
Owners and managers who want to understand how best to market their business and create a marketing strategy.

What will you learn
• Marketing the Importance and Impact on SMEs
• How to create a marketing strategy
• Ideas of how to implement a marketing strategy into your business
 
 
 

Workshop Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

You may only attend this workshop FREE of charge if your business is;

  • based in the South East Midlands.
  • a small to medium sized business (with under 250 staff)
  • have been actively trading for at least 12 months
  • be trading with customers who are other businesses, not retail or to consumers
  • be trading in certain business sectors

 

Grant Aid Declaration

The workshop is funded and administered by South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP). EC Regulation 1998/2006 (the “de minimis aid regulation”) details a ceiling of 200,000 euros for all de minimis aid provided over a period of three fiscal years, including the fiscal year in which the grant is to be given. Your attendance at this workshop will be relevant if you wish to apply, or have applied, for any other grant aid, regardless of the source of that aid; for this purpose, the gross grant equivalent of each workshop is £400.00.

Non-Attendance

If you book on our workshops and fail to attend on two occasions without letting is know, we reserve the right to refuse to accept future bookings from your business in the future.

Further Information

For further information about these workshops, or if you have any accessibility requirements, please contact Velocity on 0300 01234 35 or email us on enquiries@VelocityGrowthHub.com