Erewash Partnership Events

Christmas Exhibiton & Networking Event

Friday 15th December 11.30am - 2.30pm

The Arena, Rutland Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8DG

The event will be open from 11.30am. to 2:30pm. You may arrive and leave at times to suit your diary commitments – or stay for the whole event.

A FREE buffet lunch will be available at 12.30 pm. Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements you may have.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for relaxed conversation with people from the local business community, to meet old friends and to make new contacts.

Over 150 people attended our Christmas networking event last year, representing a wide variety of businesses both large and small.

Whatever your business and whatever market you are aiming for, this event could provide the springboard, inspiration and contacts that you are looking for.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a very popular event.

Exhibitors confirmed are:

  • AB Components
  • Alka IT
  • Baldwins Accountants
  • BNI
  • Boston Promotional Gifts UK
  • D2 Energy Efficiency
  • D2N2 Growth Hub
  • East Midlands Chamber 
  • East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
  • Erewash Sound
  • Geldards LLP
  • Hello People Solutions
  • Ilkeston Life
  • Inspired Show Homes
  • Manor Health & Racquets Club
  • Moorleys Print & Publishing
  • Quensus
  • Ron Brooks
  • Routen Chaplin Insurance
  • Stratstone BMW & MINI Derby
  • TecQuipment
  • Treetops Hospice Care

ALL exhibitor spaces are now fully booked.

Eventbrite - Christmas Business Exhibition & Networking Event - 15th December 2017

We ask all delegates who can no longer attend this event to advise us by 5pm on Friday 8th December 2017, after this date the final numbers will be given to the venue caterers. 
Members: Cancellation after this date or failure to attend on the day will result in a charge of £15 inc VAT. 
Non-members: After this date the final catering numbers will be given to the venue meaning your money will be non-returnable and all issued invoices stand. 
If you are unable to attend, but can send a colleague please let us know.


Getting Ready for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Breakfast Event

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Trent Lock Golf & Country Club, Lock Lane, Sawley, NG10 2FY 

8am registration for an 8.30am start – 11am

Erewash Partnership are hosting a joint event with the Digital Growth Programme.  
Are you GDPR Compliant? Your organisation must be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018 and this seminar will guide you through the key changes introduced by the Regulation.
Delivered by Digital Growth Programme Consultant, Lee Callender, find out how to successfully prepare your business for the upcoming changes. He will demonstrate the key steps your business will need to take to ensure it is both protected and prepared for when the new regulations take effect. 
Who should attend:
This seminar is ideal for individuals within SMEs who are looking to ensure they are aware of the impact the new GDPR will have on their business and understand the consequences of non-compliance (fines up to £20m or 4% of your global turnover whichever figure is larger).
I look forward to seeing you at what promises to be another very popular event


FREE Business Surgeries  

In Long Eaton & Ilkeston

Erewash Partnership are jointly delivering free, one to one sessions offering guidance and support to help you grow your business. They are part-funded by the European Regional Development fund and are hosted by D2N2 Growth Hub in partnership with Erewash Partnership. 
If you need valuable advice and insight to help your business flourish then this business clinic is for you. You will be given the opportunity to pose questions, get practical tips and obtain incisive information.
In this one-to-one 90 minute session, a D2N2 Growth Hub Business Adviser will be available to give you the right advice for your business needs. So, whether you need access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support, you will be provided with up-to-date, valuable and relevant information.
Book your 1:1 session here:
Long Eaton, Bridge House – 1st February 2018
There are only three slots available 10am, 11.30am and 2pm
Ilkeston, The Old Police Station – 20th February 2018
There are only three slots available 10am, 11.30am and 2pm

Thinking of starting your own business?

Do you want to be your own boss?

Do you have the beginnings of a business idea that could make you money?
Erewash Partnership Ltd will be delivering the programme on behalf of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce throughout Erewash and Amber Valley.
What do I need to do first?
Whatever stage your business idea is at, this programme can offer you all the support you need to become a successful entrepreneur and enable you to get your business started!
We need you to enrol and register in the first instance. We will discuss with you a package of support tailored to meet your individual needs and will arrange the most suitable workshops for you to attend in line with your skills and experience.
To be eligible for this initiative, you must be live in and be a resident of Erewash or Amber Valley.

Your Business – Getting the Basics Right (1)
•    Understanding what is involved in establishing and running a successful small business.
•    Explaining your product and potential customers to a wider audience.
•    Reviewing and developing a customer focused process for running your new business.
•    Being clear on what your priorities are in the business planning / start up process.

Understanding Your Market and How to Reach It (2)
•    Undertaking meaningful Market Research for your new business.
•    Undertaking meaningful Competitor Analysis for your business.
•    Understanding the marketing messages that will best promote your products.
•    Identifying the most cost effective ways to get your messages across to potential customers.

Business Planning for Start Up and Beyond (3)
•    How a business plan will help you launch your new business and manage the development of the business in future years.
•    Identify and analyse the factors that might affect the success of your business.
•    Produce a working business plan that can be easily updated on a regular basis.

Bookkeeping (4)
•    Keeping Financial Records
•    Tax returns
•    Allowable Expenses
•    Non-allowable Expenses
•    Capital Expenditure
•    Basic bookkeeping exercise

Getting started with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (5)
•    How to set up an account on each of the platforms
•    The basics you must get right for each platform and why they are different from each other
•    Terminology and jargon
•    Creating Bio’s (biographies) that have impact
•    Understand the difference between created and curated content and why you don’t have to write everything from scratch
•    How to post on the different networks
•    Why, when and how to use hashtags

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