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KEEN to get to grips with Social Media?

Phil Oakley, Managing Director of Outserve Limited, will give a presentation highlighting how SMEs can take advantage of social media to stimulate innovation, collaborate and win new business.

Nigel Jordan, Business Development Manager at the University of Wolverhampton, will then provide an insight into how SMEs can innovate through working with a regional university on the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN).

Date:                 Thursday 1 May 2014
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Trevithick House, Stafford Park 4, Telford, TF3 3BA
Cost: Free, booking required
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Get on Board - Supply Chain Opportunities in the Rail Industry

The advent of HS2 and the continuing investment in high speed rail is generating significant opportunities for businesses.


Network Rail has indicated a Capital Expenditure of £24.9Bn between 2014 – 2019. In addition to the planned HS2 high-speed rail system, the spending plans for the five years include major electrification programmes, key projects like Thameslink and the Northern Hub, plus the development of new routes.

This high profile event, held in conjunction with the Rail Alliance, will demonstrate why your company should be involved and how it can capitalise on supply chain opportunities in the rail industry.

Suppliers will be able to hear directly from leading exponents in the rail industry, as well as companies from the wider infrastructure supply market. Major players Alstom, Unipart Rail and CompeteFor have already confirmed their availability for individual ‘meet the buyer’ appointments.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2014
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: The Technology Centre, University of Wolverhampton Science Park, WV10 9RT
Cost: Free, booking required
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Protect your Company's Future

The future wellbeing or existence of your business depends upon the financial and legal plans you have put in place. Taking the right advice is a must.


Many business owners are often busy with the day to day running of their business and do not consider the important arrangements required to allow their company to continue with minimum disruption in the event of unexpected death. Find out at this informative event how you can protect your company.

Date: Thursday 8 May 2014
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, WV10 9RT
Cost: Free, booking required
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Local House Builder Breakfast Club

This new Breakfast Club will highlight the opportunities that are available to build homes in the The Black Country. We recognise that funding for your business plan is vital so you will also meet with Aldermore, the fastest growing bank in the UK who have the funds and desire to back the right local building projects. 

Date: Friday 9 May 2014
Time: 8.30am - 10.00am
Venue: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, WV10 9RT
Cost: Free, booking required
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KEEN to grow your business?

KEEN works by putting a recent graduate (known as an Affiliate) into a small and medium enterprise to work on a strategic growth project, with ongoing support from university experts.  Organisations benefit from part funding by the European Regional Development Fund, enabling them to recruit talented graduates and access cutting edge university knowledge throughout the duration of the project. 

This event will allow you to find out how you can grow your business with KEEN.

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Village Hotel, Walsall, WS2 8TJ
Cost: Free, booking required
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Innovation: Common Sense but not Common Practice

This Breakfast workshop is aimed at SMEs operating in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, that supply goods and services mainly to other businesses.

Find out from Alan Ward, Director of Innovation School Limited, what is innovation vs invention and how small changes can make an impact on your business performance.

Also presenting will be Helen Hunter-Hayes, the Eureka! Moment Project Manager and Nigel Jordan from the university of Wolverhampton, about the Eureka! Moment project and how you can benefit from the free support available.

Date:                 Friday 6 June 2014
Time: 8.30am-10.30am
Venue: Castle View, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1JR
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