Events

Apr
19
Thu

Informal Networking Evening: Cambridge – 19th Apr

Chamber of Commerce

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce gives you more opportunities to get connected with business people across Cambridgeshire every month – for free.

These popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm.

Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an...

Full event details here.


Apr
19
Thu

Breakfast Networking: Social Selling – 19th April

No doubt you have heard of Social Selling, but do you know what it means? Do you know when and how to use it within your company? This breakfast session will give you the opportunity to hear about the dos and don’ts of using Social Selling in your sales activities.

Caroline Robinson, Director of Sandler Training, will be leading this breakfast talk to help you figure out what social selling means for your company, where it can really help your sales activities and where it can really hinder them.  Could using social media be the answer to all your sales prayers?

About Caroline Robinson

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Apr
19
Thu

How to live long and prosper: a cure for the Carillon Effect – 19th April

Join Birketts’ Construction Team and guest speaker Ross Welham from Price Bailey for the next construction series: How to live long and prosper: a cure for the Carillion Effect.

The seminar will look in detail at the types of problems that Carillion faced, and the best ways to avoid them. Birketts’ Construction Team will look at current industry trends, risk management in upstream and downstream contracts, and the best ways to recover money fast. Ross Welham from Price Bailey will then give an expert view of insolvency in the construction industry.

Programme:
07:45 am – Registration and...

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Apr
19
Thu

Business Exit Strategies seminar – 19th April

This half-day seminar has been specifically designed for business owners, giving practical tools and insight you will need when planning for exit or succession. FREE registration.

Do you have a personal exit plan? Would you know how to maximise the exit value of your business?

The seminar tackles key issues facing business owners. The seminar covers the following topics:

  • Developing a workable ownership strategy
  • Succession buyouts and family buyouts
  • Valuing a business for sale
  • Tax efficient exit planning
  • How to sell your business
  • Negotiating the deal

Agenda
09.00 Registration and coffee

Full event details here.


Apr
19
Thu

The mathematical magic of mixed reality – 19th April

Some of the engineering challenges faced in building the HoloLens device and show how it exemplifies the value of STEM subjects.

HoloLens is a self-contained wearable computer that enables you to engage with 3D virtual objects (“holograms”) in the world around you. It is also a miracle of engineering, with speech and hand gesture recognition and an internal positioning system that calculates its location in the world to great accuracy with no external infrastructure.

Dr. Andrew Fitzgibbon FREng FBCS FIAPR, is a Partner Scientist at Microsoft HoloLens based in Cambridge who will talk...

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Apr
19
Thu

Business Made Simple event, Cambridge: how to innovate – 19th Apr

The Guardian Business Made Simple events series, to guide you and your business, is coming to Cambridge with an expert masterclass and panel discussion on Thursday 19 April, 6-9pm.

If you run your own small business, this is an opportunity to learn from top entrepreneurs, industry leaders and experts.

Let the experts guide you and your business through the tech world, gain new skills and listen to industry leaders debate the big issues in our Guardian Business Made Simple events series, supported by Vodafone, in cities around the country.

In the inspirational masterclass, you will learn...

Full event details here.


Apr
23
Mon

Machine Learning in Healthcare – 23rd April

Global Innovation ForumAcross the broad range of ambitions to implement artificial intelligence (AI) in different industries, applications of machine learning in healthcare are amongst the top of the list for funding and press attention in the last several years.

Machine learning offers many opportunities for the healthcare industry, such as disease identification and diagnosis, crowdsourcing treatment options, monitoring drug response and health epidemics. More and more healthcare and technology innovators are collaborating to change our current reality by experimenting with AI and machine learning. Not only...

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Apr
24
Tue

Global Business Network – 24th Apr

Chamber of Commerce

Organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

  • Learn more about markets and successful strategies by talking to other exporters
  • Form relevant connections across the globe
  • Hear the latest initiatives and meet those that can help to support your international...

Full event details here.


Apr
24
Tue

Go Meet Duxford April 2018 – 24th April

Brought to you by Mantle Business Centres, Go Meet offers an opportunity to network, build relationships, and do business in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Go Meet Duxford is a networking event held monthly at The Officers’ Mess Business Centre.

This event is sponsored by Live Financial Mortgages.

Tickets to the event are just £15, which includes breakfast. The event is free to attend for Mantle Tenants.

For more information, or to sponsor a future event, please contact us at events@mantle.co.uk

Event details

Location: The Officers’ Mess Business Centre, Royston Road, Duxford,...

Full event details here.


Apr
24
Tue

Joint PLG, AstraZeneca and KPMG Spring Workshop & Networking Reception – 24th April

We are pleased to invite you to the joint PLG and AstraZeneca Spring Workshop and Networking Reception, sponsored by KMPG, on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at the AstraZeneca offices in Central Cambridge.

This FREE event will begin at 3pm with presentations from KPMG on Deal Structure Considerations and Learnings, covering questions such as the key points to consider when entering or exiting a partnership, how to maximise shareholder value during a deal, and considerations for when conducting an asset swap.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from a local biotech company on their...

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Apr
24
Tue

Easter 2018 SynBio Forum: Chris Voigt and Somenath Bakshi – 24th April

Harnessing genetic regulation for redesigning organisms.

Recent advances in synthetic biology have led to engineered organisms with novel genetic programmes that perform functions from computation through to complex metabolic processes. There’s now a great need for tools to design these organisms and learn more about the interaction of genes, phenotype and the environment. In this SynBio Forum we explore the work of Prof Chris Voigt (MIT) and Dr Somenath Bakshi (Harvard University): two synthetic biologists who are creating revolutionary new insights into gene regulation and how we might...

Full event details here.


Apr
24
Tue

Agri-Tech East Event; DEFRA Agri-Tech Workshop – Have Your Say! – 24th April

Agri-Tech East is hosting a DEFRA workshop to provide an opportunity for everyone with an interest in agri-tech to help shape the future delivery of funding.

The aim is to gather views from our ecosystem on the current delivery options for funding, the lessons learnt and the value achieved and to look at ways to improve in the future. The FREE workshop is open to all and will be held immediately before the Blockchain Pollinator.

The Secretary of State Michael Gove outlined the government’s vision for agriculture in a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference in January. This provided a...

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Apr
24
Tue

Agri-Tech East Pollinator -Trust, Provenance and Blockchain: Impacts and opportunities for agriculture – 24th April

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are, according to reports, poised to transform the financial industry, providing a secure global footprint of transactions and records.

How could blockchain technologies help farmers and growers cut down on red tape, make record keeping easier and help them demonstrate regulatory compliance, audit trails and food provenance? Could so-called “smart contracts” and distributed ledger technology make procurement of on-farm goods and services easier and cheaper, and potentially revolutionise the sale of land and holdings? This is an...

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Apr
24
Tue

A New Era in Regenerative Medicine – 24th April

Global Innovation Forum‘A new era in Regenerative Medicine: accelerating research from bench to bedside’.

Stem Cell Therapies, CAR-T, Cell and Gene Therapies, are the cutting-edge technologies of translational medicine in the 21st century. They are revolutionising our approach to the treatment of genetic diseases and cancers in the clinic and are enabling scientists and physicians to deliver the promise of ‘A New Era of Regenerative Medicine’.

You are formally invited to join our growing network of scientists and thinkers at the next great event defining the New Era in Regenerative Medicine, proudly...

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Apr
24
Tue

Coaching Skills for Managers – 24th April

Coaching Skills for Managers is a workshop aimed at line managers, project managers and all leaders in the Life Sciences sector who have the responsibility to get the best out of their employees and team members.

Objectives
The workshop is highly interactive and practical. It aims to develop delegates’ skills and confidence for getting the best out of every employee; to learn and practise how to turn on individual productivity and to help people grow and reach their full potential.

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Appreciate their role as manager and coach and be able to...

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Apr
24
Tue

Grow your Business through People – 24th Apr

This FREE interactive event is designed to encourage businesses to think about business growth, develop their employees and consider the skills required to attract and employ people for the longer term.

We’ll hear a key note address from Pat Carrington MBE who will talk about developing a skilled workforce, the training and development that is available, what is planned and funding streams. Other speakers from Ellgia and Cambridge Commodities will share their own business success stories, their workforce planning approach and how they develop their people.

A fun, interactive and...

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Apr
25
Wed

Huntingdon Business Fair – 25th April

HuntongdonBusinessFairHuntingdonshire’s biggest and most successful FREE B2B networking event returns on Wednesday 25 April 2018 to bring businesses together from across the county for a day of networking and business promotion.

Each year over 100 exhibitors embrace the opportunity to showcase their products and services, be inspired by our programme of guest speakers and build connections with hundreds of visitors.

Last year over 500 visitors joined us on the day, with some travelling in from as far afield as Stamford, Wisbech, Newmarket and up from Bedford. It’s a great, cost-effective opportunity to...

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Apr
25
Wed

Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs – 25th April

Watermill LogoJoin Watermill Accounting for a free workshop on Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs on 25th April, 10-12noon at the Future Business Centre Cambridge and learn the essentials of accounting whatever your business status.

Sall businesses and startups are invited to a FREE workshop that Watermill Accounting is hosting from 10 – 12.00 on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at the Future Business Centre, Cambridge. The workshop – Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs will bring companies up to speed with the latest information on:

  • R&D Tax Credits- could you claim?
  • Financial...

Full event details here.


Apr
25
Wed

Getting better results from your salespeople – 25th April

The sales team should be the growth engine of your business, but when it isn’t working well causes significant headaches for the company. In this business leaders masterclass we will look at the common challenges limiting the success of sales teams and what the business can do differently to avoid/overcome these.

Some of the most common frustrations we hear from MDs about their sales teams are:

  • They don’t prospect consistently leading to weak pipelines, so you have to spend money on other lead generation activities
  • They work really hard, invest lots of to time and effort into...

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Apr
25
Wed

Presentation Skills for Scientists – 25th April

One NucleusThis one day course is for Junior research scientists (all disciplines) from academia and industry, particularly those starting to present their work at conferences and seminars. It is also useful for scientists who want to present technical material to companies or investors.

Objectives
To help delegates to identify their strengths and weaknesses in presenting a scientific talk, both in verbal delivery and in the organisation of visual material.

To provide detailed guidance on both of the above aspects of scientific presentation so that delegates can use this for their own professional...

Full event details here.


Apr
26
Thu

Breakfast Networking: Search Engine Optimisation – 26th April

Cambridge NetworkSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO) is vital to any business whose customers use search engines to find them.

With 94% of users never leaving page 1, your business needs to be up there. In this talk Karen James, a specialist in SEO, holds nothing back and will equip you with the knowledge required to be successful in this highly competitive arena.

This talk will cover:
Understanding Digital Marketing in all its’ guises in 2018. How to avoid making catastrophic mistakes and getting ripped off. SEO is not rocket science but smoke and mirrors abound. Learn about all key elements and why some...

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Apr
26
Thu

RiverRhee: Transition to Leadership – 26th April

Transition to Leadership is a workshop aimed at managers in the Life Science sector who have recently moved to, or are about to move to, a more senior leadership role.

Potential participants will likely manage a team of line managers or project managers, or both, and have responsibility for a function or department and may occupy a seat on a senior level leadership team.

Duration – One day (supplemented by two 30-minute phone conversations with a course tutor in advance of, and as follow-up to the course, at mutually convenient times).

Objectives
The workshop is highly interactive and...

Full event details here.


Apr
30
Mon

Women in Business Mastermind – 30th April

Our Women in Business monthly event is designed to support women in business by offering a friendly space to meet and connect with like-minded women.

APRIL BRINGS OUR MASTERMIND SESSION.

We have three Women in Business formats, each format is held once per quarter on a rotational basis, and include:

  1. Mixer – pure networking event where you can introduce yourself to others and build your network.
  2. Mastermind session – networking and peer to peer support designed to help you navigate through challenges. Solve problems with input and advice from the other group members.
  3. Masterclass –...

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May
01
Tue

Absence Management: Can Duvet Days Work? – 1st May

Chamber of Commerce

With a focus on managing absence we will take a look at how to effectively manage short and long term absences and how this can be done more creatively.

Absence in the workplace is not always sickness related, it could be due to issues at home, i.e. personal or childcare, but if left unattended could escalate to a more in depth problem and a cost to the business.

This interactive event will provide managers or anyone with people responsibilities some tools and techniques to effectively manage employee absence and return to work, whilst ensuring that you are also meeting your legal...

Full event details here.


May
01
Tue

Business Lecture: Innovation in Education (a Cambridge Network event) – 1st May

Cambridge Network Tasks such as language recognition, assessment and marking are rapidly being automated, helping students and teachers to be productive, to plan and collaborate. The fast-moving world of technology can provide resources and virtual environments to enable teachers and trainers to motivate and engage with their students.

With lifelong learning at work a necessity now, technology can help us prepare for a future of engaged and resilient employees.

Speaker: Prof Ted Briscoe, Director of the Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA), Cambridge Language Sciences,...

Full event details here.


May
01
Tue

Effective Management of Life Science Projects (Module 1) – 1st May

One NucleusThis two day course is for People newly appointed as Project Managers, Service Organisation Account Managers, or specialist staff who need to add the management of a project to their current role. More experienced project managers who need to refresh or add best practice to their skill set.

Objectives
By taking this training programme, you will be able to address projects in small-to-medium biotech, pharma, academic and service businesses, which are generally more challenging than rolling out a simple plan. It will focus on life science culture rather than a generic project process model....

Full event details here.


May
02
Wed

Effective Management of Life Science Projects (Module 2) – 2nd May

One NucleusThis course is for people newly appointed as Project Managers, Service Organisation Account Managers, or specialist staff who need to add the management of a project to their current role. More experienced project managers who need to refresh or add best practice to their skill set.

Objectives
By taking this training programme, you will be able to address projects in small-to-medium biotech, pharma, academic and service businesses, which are generally more challenging than rolling out a simple plan. It will focus on life science culture rather than a generic project process model. Content...

Full event details here.


May
04
Fri

Job Fair 2018 – 4th May

Cambridge NetworkCambridge Network will be offering job seekers and businesses an afternoon of recruitment and networking.

This annual jobs fair is free to attend and promises to bring hundreds of live vacancies, talented candidates, CV workshops, expert recruiters and businesses across all sectors, together at one venue.

Jobseekers – make sure you have your cv ready and register here to attend.

Businesses – if you are recruiting and want to exhibit please email: claire.angus@cambridgenetwork.co.uk to book.

This will be a must attend event for job seekers who are looking to engage face to face with...

Full event details here.


May
15
Tue

Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma – 15th May

This one day course is for recently appointed project leaders and managers in the life sciences sector.

Objectives
The course provides a foundation of sound business practices to ensure that participants can fully understand what their customers value, can deliver that value as efficiently as possible, and can free up the talent within their organisations to continue to innovate and grow.

The training event combines process mapping and improvement approaches to help participants make the most of their time and resources, and to ensure that each member of their team is making the most of...

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May
16
Wed

The First Steps in Selling – 16th May

This one day course is for business developers and scientists responsible for negotiating sales for their company’s products and services with new and existing clients – with little or no formal training in selling.

Objectives
The course will equip participants with the essential skills and confidence for achieving a diagnostic approach to sales.

Content
Diagnostic selling is a proven holistic approach to sales that focuses on understanding your client’s requirements and how best to address them. The approach aims to build a strong and lasting relationship between supplier and...

Full event details here.


May
17
Thu

Informal Networking Evening: Cambridge – 17th May

Chamber of Commerce

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce gives you more opportunities to get connected with business people across Cambridgeshire every month – for free.

Our popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome to join us from 4.00pm.

Simply join other business people for an informal chat about your company and what...

Full event details here.


May
18
Fri

Cambridge Making Innovation Happen Programme – 18th-22nd May

Judge Business SchoolLeading and sustaining competitive advantage Maintaining competitive advantage is key to the ongoing success of any business.

In the current climate, innovation can no longer be considered the remit of CEOs or senior management – it must be looked upon as a broader capability that is encouraged and instilled throughout an organisation.

Innovation comes in many forms, from business models to new products and basic technology development. What is key for organisations is to foster an environment that supports innovative thinking, developing a wider ecosystem that broadens the input and...

Full event details here.


May
22
Tue

Next steps for the Internet of Things: commercial opportunities, service developmentand connected homes – 22nd May

This seminar will bring out latest thinking on priorities for supporting the growth and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the home and in communities.

Delegates will discuss the infrastructure improvements required to deliver IoT at scale, the opportunities for British businesses to take a lead in the IoT market, and next steps for delivering on the government’s aim of improving energy efficiency.

Further sessions consider the challenges for implementing key measures from the Government’s Industrial Strategy white paper, which sets out plans to grow the economy through...

Full event details here.


May
22
Tue

Global Business Network – 22nd May

 Chamber of CommerceOrganised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

  • Learn more about markets and successful strategies by talking to other exporters
  • Form relevant connections across the globe
  • Hear the latest initiatives and meet those that can help to support your international...

Full event details here.


May
23
Wed

Managing Change – 23rd May

This one day course is for Business leaders, project managers, line managers.

Objectives

  • Behavioural responses and influences for change
  • Positive and negative change ‘journeys’
  • Resistance and motivation
  • Strategic and tactical factors for implementing change
  • Identifying key messages for communication
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Alternative change management and communication approaches
  • Embedding and measuring business change
  • Development of draft business change management plans

The course is highly interactive and will involve discussion, individual and group...

Full event details here.


May
24
Thu

Women in Business – 24th May

Our Women in Business monthly event is designed to support women in business by offering a friendly space to meet and connect with like-minded women.

AGENDA TBC

We have three Women in Business formats, each format is held once per quarter on a rotational basis, and include:

  1. Mixer – Invited guest speaker sharing their entrepreneurial journey along with informal networking where you can introduce yourself to others and build your network.
  2. Mastermind session – networking and peer to peer support designed to help you navigate through challenges. Solve problems with input and advice from...

Full event details here.


May
30
Wed

Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs – 30th May

Watermill LogoJoin Watermill Accounting for a free workshop on Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs on 30th May, 10-12noon at the Future Business Centre Cambridge and learn the essentials of accounting whatever your business status.

Small businesses and startups are invited to a FREE workshop that Watermill Accounting is hosting from 10 – 12.00 on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at the Future Business Centre, Cambridge. The workshop – Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs will bring companies up to speed with the latest information on:

  • R&D Tax Credits- could you claim?
  • Financial...

Full event details here.


Jun
21
Thu

Informal Networking Evening: Cambridge – 21st June

Chamber of Commerce

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce gives you more opportunities to get connected with business people across Cambridgeshire every month – for free.

These popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm.

Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an...

Full event details here.


Jun
26
Tue

Global Business Network – 26th June

 Chamber of CommerceOrganised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

  • Learn more about markets and successful strategies by talking to other exporters
  • Form relevant connections across the globe
  • Hear the latest initiatives and meet those that can help to support your international...

Full event details here.


Jul
04
Wed

CW International Conference (CWIC) – 4th July

The CW International Conference (CWIC) is now in its 10th anniversary year, bringing together C-suite business leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups and engineers. It is curated by CW members and industry peers and sets out to challenge, inform and inspire delegates to think beyond the hype.

Where do the genuine opportunities for business growth lie, now and in the future?
We live in a world in which proponents of new technologies claim that they have the potential to dramatically change our lives, and the technologies seem to emerge on an almost weekly basis.

Some of these...

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Jul
19
Thu

Informal Networking Evening: Cambridge – 19th July

Chamber of Commerce

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce gives you more opportunities to get connected with business people across Cambridgeshire every month – for free.

These popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm.

Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an...

Full event details here.


Jul
24
Tue

Global Business Network – 24th July

 Chamber of CommerceOrganised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

  • Learn more about markets and successful strategies by talking to other exporters
  • Form relevant connections across the globe
  • Hear the latest initiatives and meet those that can help to support your international...

Full event details here.


Sep
25
Tue

Global Business Network – 25th Sept

 Chamber of CommerceOrganised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas.

Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to share experience and expertise.

  • Learn more about markets and successful strategies by talking to other exporters
  • Form relevant connections across the globe
  • Hear the latest initiatives and meet those that can help to support your international...

Full event details here.