AIM for the Black Country masterclass workshops




AIM for the Black Country is a project offering support, advice and services to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Black Country to enhance growth and competitiveness.

New businesses joining the project are appointed a business navigator to analyse their growth potential and agree a programme of activity to help achieve that potential, with the aim of completing the programme by February 2019.

The services offered as part of each individual programme will include one-to-one meetings with a navigator and can also include a variety of workshops covering access to finance and supply chain solutions, as well as investment advice and property services. Each company’s appointed business navigator remains on hand to help keep things on track and maximise impact.

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is running a range of workshops to complement the support of the business navigators, covering topics such as sales and marketing, HR, supply chain, international trade, finance and process improvement. The workshops will be taking place from May to September at various venues around the Black Country.

There is no cost to eligible SMEs taking part in the programme as it is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

For more information about the project or to arrange to meet with a navigator please contact Think Sandwell on 0121 569 2121 or visit our events page for further information on all upcoming events.

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The following workshops will be taking place over the coming months:

Workshop: Finance – financial processes
Date: Wednesday 17 May
Venue: Park Inn Birmingham West

Workshop: HR – talent acquisition
Date: Wednesday 24 May
Venue: GTG Training Academy and Conference Centre

Workshop: New businesses – taking your business beyond its first year of trading
Date: Thursday 25 May
Venue: National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich

Workshop: Sales/Marketing – increasing sales through digital marketing
Date: Tuesday 6 June
Venue: TBC

Workshop: Marketing strategy: product diversification or market diversification?
Date: Tuesday 20 June
Venue: The Holiday Inn Walsall, M6 Junction 10

Workshop: Marketing strategy – new product or service launch
Date: Tuesday 20 June
Venue: The Holiday Inn Walsall, M6 Junction 10

WorkshopSupply chain – improve your chances of tender success
Date: Tuesday 27 June
Venue: Village Hotel Dudley

Workshop: HR – performance management
Date: Friday 7 July and Thursday 7 September
Venue: TBC

Workshop: Management – managing people
Date: Thursday 13 July and Monday 11 September 
Venue: TBC

Workshop: Process improvement – operational efficiency and throughput improvement
Date: Tuesday 13 September
Venue: TBC