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Our business skills workshops will equip ambitious businesses, like yours, to grow successfully.

Velocity’s interactive workshops cover a range of skills and topics you tell us you want to improve. All workshops are run by professional consultants and trainers, experienced in a range of industry sectors.

You will leave the workshop with new skills, knowledge and tools for you to take back and use in your business. A Velocity business adviser will be on-hand to help you put into action your learning from the workshops.

Speak to your business adviser about the skills workshops that will help you, or book directly below. If you’re not sure if your business is enrolled on the Velocity Growth Hub ERDF project, contact the Velocity team on 0300 01234 35.

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Sales: B2B

Sales: B2B

Venue: Venue 360

Address: Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3JH

Date & Time: 17/09/2018 9.30am-13.30pm

Description: To attend this workshop your business must be a small to medium sized business based in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Cherwell and Ay...

Gain Momentum – Planning for Growth

Gain Momentum – Planning for Growth

Venue: Wrest Park

Address: Wrest Park Enterprise

Silsoe

MK45 4HR

Date & Time: 20 - 21 September 2018 - 9.30am - 16.00pm

Description: The Business Model Canvas is a global standard, used by millions of people in a range of businesses of all sizes and sectors. You can use the canvas t...

How to Master LinkedIn for your Business

How to Master LinkedIn for your Business

Venue: King's House

Address: King's House
245 Ampthill Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AZ

Date & Time: 24/09/2018 09.30-13:30pm

Description: Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Outline of the workshop:

This workshop is to demonstrate best practice on LinkedIn. It co...

GDPR & Cyber Security

GDPR & Cyber Security

Venue: Milton Keynes Business Centre

Address: Milton Keynes Buisness Centre
Foxhunter Drive
Milton Keynes
MK14 6GD

Date & Time: 25/09/2018 09:30am-13:30pm

Description: GDPR and Cyber Security are common buzzwords making headline news and impacting business. This comes to no surprise as nearly half of all UK businesse...

Networking Skills

Networking Skills

Venue: The Forum - South Northamptonshire Council Offices

Address: South Northamptonshire Council Offices
The Forum
Moat Lane
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 6AD

Date & Time: 26/09/18 9.30am-12.30pm

Description: Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Outline of the workshop:
The workshop ‘Getting the most from your Networking’ will allow you to lo...

Gain momentum – aim for growth

Gain momentum – aim for growth

Venue: Wrest Park

Address: Wrest Park
Silsoe
MK45 4HR

Date & Time: 27 - 28 September 2018 - 9.30am - 16.00pm

Description: Come along to this FREE workshop, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and run in conjunction with NatWest, to learn more about sales...

Networking Skills

Networking Skills

Venue: Icon Innovation Centre, Daventry

Address: Icon Innovation Centre
Eastern Way
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 0QB

Date & Time: 03/10/2018 9.30am-12.30pm

Description: The workshop ‘Getting the most from your Networking’ will allow you to look objectively at your face to face networking habits and help you identi...

How to Find your Brand Voice

How to Find your Brand Voice

Venue: Cranfield Innovation Centre

Address: Cranfield Innovation Centre
University Way
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0BT

Date & Time: 08/10/2018 9.30am-13.30pm

Description: Do you use words to tell people about your business?! Then this workshop is for you...

Whether it’s on your website, in an email or ...

Pricing

Pricing

Venue: Corby Enterprise Centre

Address: Corby Enterprise Centre
London Road
Priors Hall
Corby
Northamptonshire
NN17 5EU

Date & Time: 10/10/2018

Description: One of the most important decisions your business can make is about pricing. Yet most firms get it wrong: they focus on cost, rather than value.
...

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

Venue: Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Address: Milton Keynes Community Foundation
Milton Keynes
MK9 3HP

Date & Time: 11 October 2018 - 9.30am - 13.30pm

Description: You might have the best case in the world, but if you can’t present it then it’s all for nothing. Fortunately, it’s easy (and fun) to do so....

High Growth Start-up Funding Programme

High Growth Start-up Funding Programme

Venue: NatWest Accelerator Hub

Address: 300 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 2AZ

Date & Time: Tuesday 16th October, Tuesday 23rd October, Tuesday 30th October and Monday 5th November, 9:30 - 12:30 each day

Description: Have you set your sights on equity finance to kick-start your business?

Do you need to get to grips with what’s involved and the impl...

How to Master Facebook for your Business

How to Master Facebook for your Business

Venue: King's House

Address: King's House
245 Ampthill Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AZ

Date & Time: 17/10/2018 09.30am-1.30pm

Description: Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Outline of the workshop:

The workshop is to demonstrate intermediate and advanced use of ...

Sales: B2B

Sales: B2B

Venue: Nene Whitewater Centre

Address: Nene Whitewater Centre
Bedford Road
Northampton
NN4 7AA

Date & Time: 18 October 2018 - 9.30am - 13.30pm

Description: We start the morning by looking at the difference between sales and marketing. What’s the difference between B2B and B2C (and what do those terms me...

Digital Strategy: Website and Search

Digital Strategy: Website and Search

Venue: Venue 360

Address: Venue 360
Gipsy Lane
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3JH

Date & Time: 19 October 2018 - 9.30am - 13.30pm

Description: This workshop looks at two key parts of a digital strategy: websites and search engine marketing.

We start by looking at the role of a ...

Pricing

Pricing

Venue: Banbury House Hotel

Address: Banbury House Hotel
Oxford Road
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AH

Date & Time: 23/10/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: One of the most important decisions your business can make is about pricing. Yet most firms get it wrong: they focus on cost, rather than value.
...

Advanced Marketing Strategy

Advanced Marketing Strategy

Venue: Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Address: Milton Keynes Community Foundation
Acorn House
381 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 3HP

Date & Time: 25/10/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: The workshop introduces delegates to the latest marketing ideas – and shows how they can be applied to your business. While no prior experience is r...

How to Master Twitter for your Business

How to Master Twitter for your Business

Venue: Icon Innovation Centre

Address: iCon Innovation Centre
Eastern Way
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 0QB

Date & Time: 30/10/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: This workshop will demonstrate intermediate and advanced use of Twitter for your business. The workshop will explore the use of analytics, advertising...

Finance for Business Owners

Finance for Business Owners

Venue: Icon Innovation Centre

Address: Icon Innovation Centre
Eastern Way
Daventry
NN11 0QB

Date & Time: 5 November 2018 - 9.30am - 13.30pm

Description: Want to be introduced to key financial concepts? Demystify the terminology? And build confidence? This highly practical session emphasises the importa...

How to Find your Brand Voice

How to Find your Brand Voice

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Northampton

Address: Park Inn By Radisson Northampton
Silver Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 2TA

Date & Time: 06/11/2018 9.30am-13.30pm

Description: Do you use words to tell people about your business?! Then this workshop is for you...

Whether it’s on your website, in an email or ...

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

Venue: King's House, Bedford

Address: King's House
245 Ampthill Road
Bedford
MK42 9AZ

Date & Time: 7 November 2018 - 9.30am - 13.30pm

Description: You might have the best case in the world, but if you can’t present it then it’s all for nothing. Fortunately, it’s easy (and fun) to do so....

Advanced Marketing Strategy

Advanced Marketing Strategy

Venue: Banbury House Hotel

Address: Banbury House Hotel
Oxford Road
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AH

Date & Time: 08/11/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: Level: Advanced

Outline of the workshop:

The workshop introduces delegates to the latest marketing ideas – and shows h...

Planning to Grow

Planning to Grow

Venue: Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Address: Milton Keynes Community Foundation
Acorn House
381 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 3HP

Date & Time: 09/11/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: This workshop is for businesses that are looking to scale up. It introduces various growth strategies, applies them to SMEs, and discusses their advan...

Cyber Security and Disaster Recovery – protect your business from Data Theft and Loss

Cyber Security and Disaster Recovery – protect your business from Data Theft and Loss

Venue: Venue 360, Luton

Address: Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3JH

Date & Time: 15/11/2018 9:30am-12:30pm

Description: In conjunction with Velocity Growth Hub, IT experts PCS Business Systems, recently named as one of 1000 Businesses to Inspire Great Britain by the Lon...

Digital Strategy: Website and Search

Digital Strategy: Website and Search

Venue: Banbury House Hotel

Address: Banbury House Hotel (Best Western)
Oxford Road
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AH

Date & Time: 27/11/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: Do you want to improve your digital strategy, website and search? This session looks at how to improve your businesses website and search engine marke...

How to Master LinkedIn for your Business

How to Master LinkedIn for your Business

Venue: Venue 360

Address: Venue 360
20 Gipsy Lane
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3JH

Date & Time: 28/11/2018 09.30am-13.30pm

Description: This workshop demonstrates best practice on LinkedIn. It contrasts with your personal profiles with your company page, and how they can create new bus...

Cloud Apps

Cloud Apps

Venue: Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Address: Milton Keynes Community Foundation
Milton Keynes
MK9 3HP

Date & Time: Thursday 29th November, 9:30am - 13:30pm

Description: The workshop introduces delegates to cloud apps – and shows how they can help your business. While no prior experience is required and the course is...

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    NatWest Meet Up – Innovation

    NatWest Meet Up – Innovation

    Venue: RBS Building

    Address: RBS Building
    300 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 2AZ

    Date & Time: Wed 19 September 2018 08:00 – 10:00 BST

    Description: Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower – Steve Jobs.

    The most successful businesses in the world are those that sta...

    Innovation & Investment Conference

    Innovation & Investment Conference

    Venue: Silverstone Wing

    Address: Silverstone Wing
    Silverstone Circuit
    Towcester
    NN12 8TL

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 September 18.00pm - 20.00pm

    Description: The purpose of this Innovation & Investment Conference is to showcase our Open for Business approach and most importantly, to thank you as the Sou...

    Trading between Germany & the UK post-Brexit

    Trading between Germany & the UK post-Brexit

    Venue: EMW, Seebeck House

    Address: At EMW, Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8FR

    Date & Time: Thursday 20 September 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Description: Please join us for our German trade seminar on Thursday 20 September 2018, at EMW in Milton Keynes.
    We have teamed up with EMW, Hillier Hopkins...

    Business Buzz – Milton Keynes

    Business Buzz – Milton Keynes

    Venue: Revolution De Cuba

    Address: Revolution De Cuba
    21 Savoy Crescent
    MK9 3PU Milton Keynes
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Fri 21 September 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this vibrant, award winning, drop-in networking event and make new business connections. Set in the centre of Milton Keynes and meeting on the 3r...

    Networking Coffee Morning

    Networking Coffee Morning

    Venue: Holiday Inn Express - Kettering

    Address: Holiday Inn Express - Kettering
    Rockingham Road
    Kettering
    NN14 1UD

    Date & Time: 2018-09-24

    Description: Come along and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Biggest Coffee Morning...

    #FSBConnect Milton Keynes presenting – Getting investor ready… getting your…

    #FSBConnect Milton Keynes presenting – Getting investor ready… getting your…

    Venue: Milton Keynes College

    Address: Milton Keynes College
    Silbury Campus
    200 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 1LT58 Coniston Road

    Date & Time: Tue 25 September 2018 - 6pm - 8pm

    Description: Access to funding to start up and grow isn’t always easy. So how can you make sure that your business is ‘investor ready’?...

    Pitchfest

    Pitchfest

    Venue: iCentrum, Birmingham

    Address:

    Date & Time: 2018-09-27

    Description: Pitchfest improves your ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting your business's profile.
    Over the last 3 years, Pitchfest ...

    Growth through Green

    Growth through Green

    Venue: Cranfield University

    Address: Cranfield University

    Date & Time: 27 September 2018

    Description: Developing a scale up business is challenging. Market dynamics continue to change, customers demand professionalism, teams need to grow and additional...

    ERDF Information Event (Cranfield)

    ERDF Information Event (Cranfield)

    Venue: Cranfield Innovation Centre

    Address: Cranfield Innovation Centre,
    Cranfield University Technology Park
    University Way
    MK43 0BT

    Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd October - 10.15am - 14.00pm

    Description: SEMLEP will be launching new European Regional Development Fund [ERDF] calls for :

    Priority Axis 1: Promoting Research and Innovation

    Human Capital Advisory Services Seminar

    Human Capital Advisory Services Seminar

    Venue: MHA MacIntyre Hudson - Equipoise House

    Address: MHA MacIntyre Hudson - Equipoise House
    Grove Place
    Bedford
    MK40 3LE

    Date & Time: 2018-10-02

    Description: ...

    Kettering Business Network

    Kettering Business Network

    Venue: Banqueting & Conference Suites at the Kettering Ritz

    Address: Banqueting & Conference Suites at the Kettering Ritz
    7-9 Station Road
    Desborough
    NN14 2RL

    Date & Time: Tue 2 October 2018 - 9.30am - 11.00am

    Description: The Kettering Business Network meetings are open to all businesses, sole traders, limited companies and PLC’s! Your chance to meet other members of ...

    Sizzling South East Asia Roadshow: Northamptonshire

    Sizzling South East Asia Roadshow: Northamptonshire

    Venue: Holiday Inn Rugby-Northampton

    Address: Holiday Inn Rugby-Northampton M1, Jct.18
    Crick
    NN6 7XR

    Date & Time: Wed 3 October 2018 - 9am - 2pm

    Description: Join Midlands Engine at this Southeast Asia roundtable event, showcasing the opportunities in this vibrant and dynamic region along with expert advice...

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Venue: Auction Room

    Address: Auction Room
    1 Duke Street
    MK40 3HR Bedford
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Wed 3 October 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Centrally located in Bedford town and meeting on the 1st Wedn...

    Build a Digital Marketing Plan

    Build a Digital Marketing Plan

    Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

    Address: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

    Date & Time: 10 October 2018

    Description: Get free digital skills at Your Bedfordshire Business Expo.

    People and businesses in Bedfordshire can learn about getting online and bo...

    Social Media Strategy – Google Digital Garage

    Social Media Strategy – Google Digital Garage

    Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

    Address: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

    Date & Time: 2018-10-10

    Description: Get free digital skills at Your Bedfordshire Business Expo.

    People and businesses in Bedfordshire can learn about getting online and bo...

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    Venue: Corner 5 Restaurant

    Address: Corner 5 Restaurant
    Box End Park
    Box End Road, Kempston
    Bedford
    MK43 8RQ

    Date & Time: Wed 10 October 2018 - 10.30am - 12.00pm

    Description: Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events.
    ...

    Meet the Fund Managers – Midlands Engine Investment Fund SEMLEP Briefing Event

    Meet the Fund Managers – Midlands Engine Investment Fund SEMLEP Briefing Event

    Venue: Venue 360

    Address: Venue 360
    20 Gipsy Lane
    Luton
    LU13JH

    Date & Time: Thursday 11 October 2018 - 8am - 11.30am

    Description: The British Business Bank and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) are holding a briefing event to raise awareness of the new £2...

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Venue: Beefeater Brache

    Address: Beefeater Brache
    Osborne Road
    LU1 3HJ Luton
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Fri 12 October 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Located in Luton and meeting on the 2nd Friday of every mont...

    HR-24 Employment Law Seminar including regulation updates

    HR-24 Employment Law Seminar including regulation updates

    Venue: Linton Hotel Luton

    Address: Linton Hotel Luton

    Date & Time: October 16th @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Description: In this free event, the following topics will be covered:
    • - Increasing Tribunal Claims and how to protect against them
    • - Recent ...

    ERDF Information Event (Northampton)

    ERDF Information Event (Northampton)

    Venue: Northampton, TBC

    Address: TBC

    Date & Time: Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 10.15am - 14.00pm

    Description: SEMLEP will be launching new European Regional Development Fund ERDF calls for :

    Priority Axis 1: Promoting Research and Innovation

    Business Buzz – Milton Keynes

    Business Buzz – Milton Keynes

    Venue: Revolution De Cuba

    Address: Revolution De Cuba
    21 Savoy Crescent
    MK9 3PU Milton Keynes
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Fri 19 October 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this vibrant, award winning, drop-in networking event and make new business connections. Set in the centre of Milton Keynes and meeting on the 3r...

    #FSBConnect Milton Keynes Networking

    #FSBConnect Milton Keynes Networking

    Venue: Milton Keynes College

    Address: Milton Keynes College
    Silbury Campus
    200 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 1LT

    Date & Time: Tue 23 October 2018 - 6pm - 8pm

    Description: Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events.
    ...

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    Venue: RBS Building

    Address: RBS Building
    300 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 2AZ

    Date & Time: Thu 25 October 2018 11:00 – 12:00 BST

    Description: Start ups innovate well and need to scale; corporates have the scale and need to innovate…the answer is collaboration. NatWest has committed to help...

    NatWest Boost – Milton Keynes Business Networking Breakfast

    NatWest Boost – Milton Keynes Business Networking Breakfast

    Venue: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub

    Address: NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub
    Silbury House
    300 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 2AZ

    Date & Time: Thu 25 October 2018 - 8am - 10am

    Description: At NatWest Boost, we understand that the success and growth of small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy. You provide investment, employment a...

    Oxford Business Book Festival 2018

    Oxford Business Book Festival 2018

    Venue: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

    Address: Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BG

    Date & Time: 2018-11-02

    Description: Dream. Learn. Grow.®

    That's the secret of success in business – and the principle behind all of the workshops that we deliver ...

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Venue: Auction Room

    Address: Auction Room
    1 Duke Street
    MK40 3HR Bedford
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: 7 November 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Centrally located in Bedford town and meeting on the 1st Wedn...

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Venue: Beefeater Brache

    Address: Beefeater Brache
    Osborne Road
    LU1 3HJ Luton
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: 2018-11-09

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Located in Luton and meeting on the 2nd Friday of every mont...

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    Venue: Corner 5 Restaurant

    Address: Corner 5 Restaurant
    Box End Park
    Box End Road, Kempston
    Bedford
    MK43 8RQ

    Date & Time: Wed 14 November 2018 - 10.30am - 12.30pm

    Description: Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events....

    Business Buzz – MK

    Business Buzz – MK

    Venue: Revolution De Cuba

    Address: Revolution De Cuba
    21 Savoy Crescent
    MK9 3PU Milton Keynes
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Fri 16 November 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this vibrant, award winning, drop-in networking event and make new business connections. Set in the centre of Milton Keynes and meeting on the 3r...

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    Venue: RBS Building

    Address: RBS Building
    300 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 2AZ

    Date & Time: Thu 29 November 2018 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

    Description: Start ups innovate well and need to scale; corporates have the scale and need to innovate…the answer is collaboration. NatWest has committed to help...

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Business Buzz – Bedford

    Venue: Auction Room

    Address: Auction Room
    1 Duke Street
    MK40 3HR Bedford
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Wed 5 December - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Centrally located in Bedford town and meeting on the 1st Wedn...

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    #FSBConnect Bedford Networking

    Venue: Corner 5 Restaurant

    Address: Corner 5 Restaurant
    Box End Park
    Box End Road, Kempston
    Bedford
    MK43 8RQ

    Date & Time: Wed 12 December 2018 - 10.30am - 12.00pm

    Description: Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events
    ...

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Business Buzz – Luton

    Venue: Beefeater Brache

    Address: Beefeater Brache
    Osborne Road
    LU1 3HJ Luton
    United Kingdom

    Date & Time: Fri 14 December 2018 - 10am - 12pm

    Description: Join this award winning vibrant drop-in network event and make new business connections. Located in Luton and meeting on the 2nd Friday of every mont...

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator – Milton Keynes Hub Tour

    Venue: RBS Building

    Address: RBS Building
    300 Silbury Boulevard
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 2AZ

    Date & Time: Thu 27 December 2018 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

    Description: Start ups innovate well and need to scale; corporates have the scale and need to innovate…the answer is collaboration. NatWest has committed to help...

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    European Union
    Regional Growth Fund
    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy