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NETWORKING & SEMINARS Participate in a strong and lively business community where you can share ideas, identify new opportunities and generate new leads for your business.


DATE: 16 November TIME:

VENUE: Bristol Management Centre, Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol BS1 4BQ COST:

£10 membeR/£15 non-member

It is estimated that by 2018 nearly 50% of all reported crime will be cyber related. Shockingly it can take a business up to 250 days to detect a hacker in your business network. These are just a couple of statistics that businesses need to be aware of when taking into

account cyber security. Business West has put together this exclusive breakfast to address some of these issues attacking our vulnerabilities and what steps we can take to help deter these threats. James Hadley will be cover off critical issues of cyber securities in a quick simple digest,

along with Edward Heath, Detective Inspector from the Regional Cyber Crime Unit, Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Hosted by BMC part of IMD Group at their HQ in Bristol.

AGENDA: 07:45 Registration, networking and breakfast buffet 08.15 Dean Taylor - Welcome & Introduction 08.20 James Hadley - Cyber for Senior Leaders 08.35 Edward Heath - South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, Avon & Somerset Consultancy

09.00 networking and close To book your place visit:

Get Fit for Business: Networking Breakfast Date:

Time: Cost:

17 November 07.30-09.00 £10.65 + VAT

Venue: Bath Function Rooms, Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB

There’s plenty of opportunity to meet people at this networking breakfast, so we’ve structured it to make sure that you have the chance to meet the right people and build smart connections for your business through informal speed networking.

Intellectual Property 1-2-1 Clinic – Bristol Date:

17 November

Time: Cost:

By appointment Free

Venue: The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8QN

Do you have a question on intellectual property (IP) but don’t know where to turn? Business West is here to help. Our one-to-one clinics are designed to give

you an hour of exclusive time with our IP expert, David Morgan.

Intellectual Property 1-2-1 6 December

Clinic – Poole Date: Time: Cost:

By appointment Free

Venue: Dorset Chambers, Acorn Office Park, Ling Road, Poole, BH12 4NZ

Having worked in IP for a number of years, David has extensive experience in delivering advice and support to clients. He provides strategic guidance to help SME’s exploit the intellectual property within their businesses that is so often overlooked.

Intellectual Property 1-2-1 8 December

By appointment Free

Clinic –Weston-super-Mare Date: Time: Cost:

Venue: The Hive, 6 Beaufighter Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 8EE

Our IP services are free and impartial, with guidance on supporting your business’ commercial aims and ensuring you receive the best and most appropriate advice.

To book, call 01275 370849 or visit

Business Planning and Finance 22 November

10.00 - 16.00 £48 (including VAT)

for Startups in Midsomer Norton Date: Time: Cost:

Venue: Business West Workspace, Wansdyke Business Services Centre, Unit 22 Midsomer Enterprise Park, Radstock Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2BB

Designed to support potential and new entrepreneurs, this in-depth workshop helps to create and develop robust, investment-ready business plans and financial forecasts.

A Foundation Course in Importing Date: Time: Cost:

23 November 09.15 - 16.15

£315 + VAT (members)

Venue: Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA

This import training course will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing.

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TRAINING COURSES Gain skills, improve your existing ones or just learn something new

Food and Drink Ready for Export 14 November

Workshop – Salisbury Date: Time: Cost:

09.30 - 16.30 Free

Venue: Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel, 1 St John Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2SD

Export Essentials Food and Drink Workshop is aimed at companies in the South West region who are either new or novice to exporting food and drink.

Introduction to Export 22 November

Procedures – Bristol Date: Time: Cost:

09.15 - 16.15 £315 + VAT (members)

Venue: Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA

This export training course is designed to provide an overview of the Terminology, Procedures and Documentation used in the export process and to promote awareness of the responsibilities and obligations of all parties.


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