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Fraud - What do you do when disaster strikes?

02 Mar 2017

What actually happens in practice when:

Money vanishes from a client account?

Your business is hacked or ransomed?

You suffer data leakage or corruption?

We welcome our panel of experts to provide an open forum where attendees can ask practical questions and expect practical answers:

IT EXPERT Jake Hockley, Partner, Marclay Associates Ltd

INSURER Brett Warburton-Smith, Partner, Lockton Companies

LLP BANKER Andrew Barnett, Director of Barclays Corporate & International Fraud Risk

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017

Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Venue: Hazlewoods, Staverton Court, Staverton, Cheltenham, GL51 0UX

For: Law firms

Find out more here. Please RSVP to Jess Jones at or 01242 680000.

Location: Hazlewoods, Staverton Court, Staverton, Cheltenham, GL51 0UX

Creative Industries Business Group Meeting

March 2nd

The Creative Industries Business Group will meet today at 3pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

Meet Quiz Learn A friendly and informative evening covering the latest marketing insights and trends

07 Mar 2017

Come along and join other marketing professionals for a quiz with a difference. With fun rounds on subjects such as brands, advertising and marketing history we also have specialist questions set by our team of leading experts. They will ensure that you leave with a whole host of new knowledge after elaborating on answers and delving a little deeper into each subject area. Find out more here.

Location: The Strand, 40-42 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1EE

Banking & Finance Business Group meeting

March 7th

The Banking and Finance Business Group will meet today at 4pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

Apprenticeship Open Day

09 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship Open Day

Do you know anyone who would be interested in an apprenticeship or someone who has a business that would consider offering an apprenticeship? Please direct them to an Apprenticeship open day on Thursday 9th March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm at 4 – 6 Commercial Road, Gloucester GL1 2EA.

See poster for more information.

Power Hour

10 Mar 2017

Are you a frustrated business owner who wants to make more profit?

Perhaps you are working more hours than you ever did when you were an employee. It’s possible that you see less of your friends and family causing the appeal of owning your own business is slowly fading.

So, where do you want to be instead? Imagine a situation where you are making a ton of sales. The sales are rolling in and you are making good profits. Imagine having a system that means that your selling is consistent. Picture yourself on a sunny beach relaxing with your friends or family and when you return home from holiday your bank balance has continued to grow as the system never takes a break, even when you do! So how do you get from where you are to where you want to be?

This is where the Maximise Power Hour can help you. Not only is this valuable time completely FREE but it is also just what you need to ignite your business so that you can take back the dream you once had of being a successful business owner. Find out more here.

Location: Jurys Inn

Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing Business Group meeting

March 13th

The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Business Group will meet today at 3pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

Employment Law Seminar

14 Mar 2017

Avensure are hosting a Free Employment Law Masterclass for Business Owners in and around Gloucester.

Our Free Employment Law event that will be held at De Vere Tortworth Estate, Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8HH.

Avensure support small to medium businesses by hosting nationally funded seminars that teach Employment Law & HR and the importance of thorough documentation. This March we’re running an event for, Business Owners discussing issues such as Disciplinary Procedures and Part-Time staff as well as the proper policies required to protect your organisation from any damages.

The event is for Owners/Directors and those at Executive Level.

The event itself would begin at 10:00pm and ends at 12:30pm with refreshments at 9:30am. The Event is on the Tuesday 14th March . Our Law Specialist will be covering the updates in legislation that will affect employers, with topics such as:

· Safe Guarding
· Changes to employee grievance procedures
· Sickness and absenteeism
· Employee disciplinary procedures
· Employee dismissal
· Misconduct/gross misconduct offences
· Social media policies at work
· Health and Safety

Again, it’s a free to attend to event that discusses proper policy implementation to protect small businesses from any employee or volunteer and in exchange for attendance they’ll receive:

· On-Site Health & Safety Evaluation by our Consultant
· Free Q&A with Employment Law Specialist

If you have any questions or would like to know more please feel free to contact Suzanne Rafter.

Becoming a Successful Company Director

15 Mar 2017

Becoming a Successful Company Director is being delivered by Saba Yousif, a Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, Gwyn Jones, the Dean of Life Sciences and Business at the University and Alexander May, a lawyer working in corporate law in Gloucester. It’s taking place at the Growth Hub on 15th March from 10.30 (arrivals from 10am) to 5pm, with a buffet lunch.

Directorship is the pinnacle for many people, a reward for a career of hard work and dedication to the growth of a business. As a director you now have a stake and say in the way the business is run. But this privilege comes with a number of duties and responsibilities. There are corporate governance rules to adhere to and legislation to abide by – and all this on top of the daily challenge of steering your organization in the right direction.

Becoming A Successful Company Director is a practical course that will introduce you to the important issues to know about the role, and equip you to become an effective and efficient director. We’ll examine whether you have the powers to carry out the Director’s tasks assigned to you, and ensure you know what your duties and responsibilities are. We also look at what goes into a successful board meeting, and why we need a culture of values and corporate social responsibility.

Is this course for you? Yes, if you are:

• a newly appointed director looking for a comprehensive introduction
• an established director looking for a refresher and update on legal issues
• a senior manager or leader who aspires to directorship, or
• a company secretary who needs sight of the legal applications

And you’ll come away with all the knowledge and skills to become a successful, compliant and effective company director.

For further information please contact Geraldine McCullagh.

Hazlewoods - Law Firms: Under the Microscope

22 Mar 2017

Hazlewoods and Legal Risk LLP are hosting two seminars focusing on what lies in store for law firms in the coming 12 months.

The seminars will both cover: Horizon planning - What you must address this year, including SRA investigation hotspots and emerging risk issues. SRA accounts rules - Top breaches targeted by the SRA and emerging trends. A year of significant change - Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime Update. The planned changes to the SRA accounts rules - What are we likely to see, and what do we need to do?

Time: Registration 4.00pm, Seminar 4.30pm, Drinks and canapés 5.30pm Venue: Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9QA. Find more information here.

Location: Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9QA

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