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Professional Ladder Date: Time:

7 December 2011 17.30 – 19.30

Location: Village Hotel, The Green Business Park, Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 4GW


Members: £12.00 + VAT Non Members: £12.00 + VAT

Solihull Chamber of Commerce and Solihull Council would like to invite all young professionals to the Solihull Professional Ladder. This business network for professional service companies within the Borough, is for young business leaders of the future – allowing them to build up a network of contacts in associated industries. Guest speaker Paul Thandi, Chief

Executive of The NEC Group. ‘Managing bricks and mortar in a digital age’

New Year Lunch Date: Time:

Need 2 Know Date: Time:

7 February 2012 16.00 – 19.00

Location: Managed Service Offices, Cranmore Place, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, B90 4RZ


Members: £10.00 + VAT Members Only


Venetian Masquerade Chamber 14 December 2011

Christmas Party Date: Time:

Cost: 19:00 – 00.00

Location: Branston Golf & Country Club, Branston, Burton-on-Trent DE14 3DP

£25.00 Including VAT

Join us for this Venetian themed Christmas extravaganza! Begin your party in style in our reception bar with fabulous pre-dinner entertainment. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner

whilst being wowed by West End stars in a live spectacular show. Then dance the night away. Group and individual bookings are available. To book call 01283 528314, please

quote BCCXP to enjoy a preferential Chamber discount. Further information can be found at the website;

20 January 2012 12.00 – 14.30

Location: Holiday Inn

Birmingham Airport, Coventry Road, Birmingham, B26 3QW


Members: £25.00 + VAT Non Members: £40.00 + VAT

We are delighted to be joined for our New Year Lunch by Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner, Commander for Solihull Police. Sally will give an update on Solihull Policing activities.

Sally will talk about business crime in Solihull and also work that she has started to develop recently across the West Midlands in her role as the senior officer with lead strategic responsibility for business crime. She will update you about the policing

operation to deal with the outbreaks of disorder across the West Midlands in the summer and how partnership working was instrumental in maintaining law and order across Solihull Borough during what was an extremely challenging time for the country and the region. Sally looks forward to hearing your thoughts and views on business crime and its impact.

Please join us at what promises to be

a very enjoyable and informative lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are available

Business With Breakfast Date: Time:

25 January 2012 07.00 – 09.00

Location: St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AT


Members: £11.92 + VAT Cost Non Members: £24.00 + VAT

New venue and day of the week for 2012! At this event you will make new contacts

and develop existing relationships with other likeminded business professionals in a relaxed and social environment. You will also be given the opportunity to make a 1 minute presentation, share referrals and business knowledge. A guest speaker for from Williamson & Soden will present on a business-related topic. A Full English & Continental Breakfast is included.

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Sue Yates Personnel and Solihull Chamber of Commerce will be holding Need 2 Know briefings to support Solihull Chamber Members with their HR/People issues. First in our series of four events, this

practical workshop will arm you with knowledge of Contractual Obligations and tips to make the most of Employment Law updates in advance of them effecting you and your team. Jo Jinks (pictured above) is an MCIPD qualified HR professional with over 15 years experience of working within organisations encompassing a diverse cross section of cultures and industries. Bite size informative session from 4.30pm – 6.30pm, registration from 4.00pm. This small group session will enable participants to gain maximum knowledge within the session and allow for a Q&A until 7.00pm

Enterprising Women Date: Time:


24 February 2012 16.00 – 19.00

Location: The Town House, 727 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3DA

Members: £25.00 + VAT Non Members: £40.00 + VAT

Make new business contacts and develop existing relationships at our lunch for Enterprising Women. Enjoy a two course lunch and a glass of wine whilst promoting your business and connecting with other likeminded professional women. Networking is one of the most

effective ways to promote and build your business, and a social setting such as this provides the perfect opportunity to share knowledge and business referrals in a relaxed environment. Don’t forget to bring plenty of

business cards. Lunch will include two courses, a

glass of wine and coffee Guest Speaker: TBC

Sponsorship opportunities are available

For further information on Solihull Chamber Events, email

Business Matters Seminar Date: Time:

17 January 2012 12:00 – 14:00

Location: Burton & South Derbyshire College, Lichfield St, Burton, DE14 3RL

Cost: £10.00 + VAT

Under a new alliance between Burton & District Chamber of Commerce and Burton & South Derbyshire College local businesses and professional firms are being encouraged to attend a series of training workshops to review best practice as a means of raising their competitive performance & growth prospects.


Maximise Your Membership Date: Time:

20 January 2012 09.30 – 11.00

Location: Chase Chamber Point South, Park Plaza, Hayes Way, Cannock, WS12 2DB Free


The purpose of the morning is to provide information about our extensive range of business services; to help you determine which services will support your individual business needs. By taking full advantage of Chamber

services your company will make new business contacts and maximise the value of its membership.

Chase Business Breakfast Date: Time:

27 January 2012 07:30 – 09:00

Location: Ramada Hotel, Cannock, WS11 0DQ

Cost: £12.00 + VAT

This Chase breakfast is designed to get you back into the early morning swing after the Christmas break. We aim at bringing together local businesses of all sizes and ensuring that you aren’t missing opportunities that are right on your doorstep. This breakfast has attracted an

attendance of over 30 delegates in the past and gives members the opportunity to: raise the profile of their business and its services/products; meet new contacts/suppliers; develop existing business relationships and share ideas/experiences.


Lichfield & Tamworth Business 18 January 2012

Breakfast Date: Time:

Cost: 07.30 – 09:00

Location: Drayton Park Golf Club, Tamworth, B78 3TN £12.00 +VAT (£14.40)

This popular business breakfast is continuing to provide firms with an excellent opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses from across the region. This business event is growing in momentum and is not to be missed. Businesses engage and informally network over breakfast whilst taking the opportunity to learn from the guest speaker. Networking and breakfast will be part

of this event.

HR Seminar – Email, Internet, 26 January 2012

Social Media & Employment Date: Time:

11:45 - 13:45

Location: Keelys Solicitors – Dam Street, Lichfield, WS13 6AA £20.00 + VAT


Employment law is struggling to keep up with changes in technology. Paul Roberts of Keelys LLP will explore questions such as:

• Can you monitor employees' use of e-mail and internet?

• Can you restrict employees' activities on social media?

• When can you discipline employees for e-mail or internet activity?

• Can restrictive covenants be used to restrain an employee's activities on social media after they have left?

The guest speaker is Paul Roberts who heads the employment team at Keelys LLP who have not lost a claim for a retained client for 7 years! Buffet lunch is also included.


New Year: New Horizons Date: Time:

17 January 2012 08:00 – 10:00

Venue: Cost:

Eleven Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2LP Free

Join BABC for a FREE networking event and start your new year with the opportunity to develop new contacts and grow your business in the US. Meet with other BABC members to

discover how we have helped them to achieve their transatlantic goals and find out about the exciting changes that BABC have been through over the past year and understand how they will benefit your business. To book please email:

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