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LJMU Postgraduate Certificate In Business Turnaround April 3, 2009

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JMU_Blenheim Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Blenheim Associates presents
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management (England and Wales)

A unique, accredited programme providing essential understanding and skills in Business Turnaround Management

Business Turnaround

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK’s economy. While experts in their fields, SMEs can struggle to meet the business management challenges posed by rapid change, ever increasing competition and shifting financial markets. Too often, good businesses fail.

When an organisation needs to improve its performance the Business Turnaround Specialist can make the crucial difference. With an ability to swiftly gather information, focus on key issues and generate workable solutions, the Business Turnaround Specialist will facilitate the turnaround of a business. Entering a company with a fresh perspective and complete objectivity, they will guide a company through the necessary steps for its survival and prosperity.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management

This pioneering programme, the only one of its kind in the UK, is designed to develop the unique skills of the business turnaround specialist. Jointly delivered by practitioners from Blenheim Associates and academics from LJMU it combines the practical and the theoretical to offer an exceptional learning experience leading to accredited evidence
of expertise in Business Turnaround Management.

The course is structured around the life cycle of a ‘turnaround’ and comprises the following modules:

  • Diagnostic: how to determine whether or not the ultimate value
    of the company is likely to exceed the investment (in time and resources)
    needed to ensure its survival.
  • Crisis management: taking action to stabilise the organisation,
    deal with poor employee morale, increase profit margins and reduce
    overhead costs.
  • Stabilisation: restoring stability and addressing longer-term issues
    such as development opportunities, new markets, staffing and other issues.
  • The future: ensuring that there is a team and a strategy in place
    to offer long-term viability.

For further information about fees, funding and course structure please contact:

Inna Lekshtedt,
Programme Co-ordinator
Tel: 0151 231 8057
Email: I.Lekshtedt@ljmu.ac.uk

The course is delivered by:

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CIPS Supply Chain Training From Liverpool Chamber April 1, 2009

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cips_logoSupply Chain Training

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is an approved study centre for Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) training.

We can offer training packages to suit any buiness, whether you are interested in full time, part time, modular or blended. We can deliver all levels of training CIPS from Level 2 introductory certificate upto Level 6 graduate diploma.

We can now offer the new Level 5 Sustainable Procurement modules.

If you would like a tailored training programme or further information on our training please contact us at cips@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or telephone 0151 224 1880

All modules are deliverd by experienced CIPS qualified supply chain consultants and tutors.

City centre location at One Old Hall training facilities. Excellent transport links, opposite Moorfields station (Old Hall Street entrance).

Click ‘more’ for the training timetable.

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International Trade Training – Documentary Letters of Credit March 5, 2009

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Who should attend?

This course is a must for anyone in the export team who processes letters of credit. The course explains the process in great detail by showing examples and providing the delegates the opportunity of putting into practice what they have learnt by completing practical examples.

This course is suitable for export sales managers and administration staff.

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International Trade Training – Export Procedures & Documentation March 5, 2009

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Red Tape3 April 09

Who should attend?

This seminar provides an introduction to the world of Export Procedures and Documentation and is designed for any person in the organisation who has to deal with export procedures and the paperwork associated with it. It is ideal for those in administration, sales, despatch, logistics, purchasing, finance and managers of companies exporting for the first time.

Experienced export clerks often attend this course as a refresher, to learn if regulations have changed.

For in-house courses the content is customised to meet the needs of the company and is used as an ideal opportunity for employees and directors to understand the exporting and importing process and the activities of different departments.

Each delegate will get a set of detailed course notes to take home to use in their place of work.

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Apprenticeships Benefit Business February 27, 2009

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You're fired! Er, I mean hired!

You're fired! Er, I mean hired!

Last night the government’s Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport, Rt Hon Andy Burnham was in Liverpool to launch Creative Apprenticeships. A new opportunity for young people to work and train in the creative industries.

Sir Alan Sugar, the very doyen of business himself says: “It’s important that employers take apprenticeships seriously. Apprentices can help a business to grow and thrive.”

High street giants like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Superdrug and Phones 4u are increasing the number of Apprenticeships they offer, thereby ensuring they have the right skills to stay ahead of the competition.
Sainsbury’s is so pleased with its 20 pilot Apprenticeships in craft bakery, butchery and fishmongery that it has quadrupled its apprentices to 465. Tesco will take on a further 800 apprentices this year, Superdrug plans a further 1,000 and Phones 4u intends to train at least 1,000 by next April.

Apprenticeships are crucial for providing employers with the skills they need to succeed from accountancy to engineering to construction to creative industries and sport.

Here at the Chamber we have trained many apprentices and a considerable number have gone on to join our staff.

For more information on how an Apprenticeship can help your business call Ruth on 0151 236 3222 or email ruth.runacus@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Apprentices Make Things Happen February 18, 2009

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You're fired! Er, I mean hired!

You're fired! Er, I mean hired!

Sir Alan Sugar, the very doyen of business himself says: “It’s important that employers take apprenticeships seriously. Apprentices can help a business to grow and thrive.”

Here at the Chamber we have trained many apprentices and a considerable number have gone on to join our staff. An apprentice isn’t necessary someone who is unemployed, they may already be in work and looking to gain skills in their chosen profession, they many be a recent school leaver or a university graduate looking to start their career.

Trident Training the Chamber’s training arm is able to offer pre-screened apprentices to employers. Ruth Runacus, Trident’s dedicated Employer Support Officer said: “We aim to be fit for purpose and bear your specific needs in mind when we pre-vet candidates suitable to your vacancy with the skills you need. We pride ourselves with superb job matching.”

Apprenticeships are crucial for providing employers with the skills they need to succeed from accountancy to engineering to construction to creative industries and sport.

For more information on how an Apprenticeship can help your business call Ruth on 0151 236 3222 or email ruth.runacus@liverpoolChamber.org.uk

Free Contract Courses For North Liverpool Companies January 6, 2009

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Want to make the most of lucrative contracts being tendered in tyour business area?

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is launching a series of free workshops to help businesses in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby to win both public and private sector contracts.

The workshops, funded by the Stepclever initiative, aim to provide businesses with the skills and information necessary to tender successfully and win new contracts.

Stepclever is a consortium of Liverpool and Sefton Chambers, local authorities and business consultants, working together to help businesses successfully take advantage of tender opportunities.

The workshops are on the following dates:

20 January 2009 – Sourcing & Identifying Bid & Tender Opportunities
The workshop is aimed at helping businesses to source new bids and tender opportunities. Stepclever will advise companies on common pitfalls, identifying possible competitors and marketing and presentation techniques.

27 January 2009 – Expressions of Interest and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires

Aimed at helping businesses to develop expressions of interest, understand PQQs and admittance to approved supplier lists, how to respond to the PQQ and to understand the value of developing a strong business relationship with clients.

3 February 2009 -Successful Tender Submission and Management
An opportunity for businesses to receive guidance on whether to bid, pricing considerations, e-capability, contractual issues, bid planning, bid submissions and bid follow-up.

10 February 2009 – Understanding Business Finance
This programme introduces businesses to bid documentation and how to analyse it as well as but the key business ratios that affect bid information and the impact that external users might see when looking at a company’s financials.

To book your place or for more information, please contact June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or june.davies@stepclever.co.uk

Get A Qualification In Volunteering November 26, 2008

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handsTrident Training, the training arm of Liverpool Chamber, is now offering an NVQ Level Two Certificatein Volunteering.

This qualification is suitable for those individuals who work within the voluntary sector.

It is designed to help learners understand the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation; understand the activities of voluntary organisations; understand the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer; and identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer.

This course will allow for progression onto a Business Administration / Customer Service or IT NVQ at Level 2.

The course is delivered over a 10 week period (or 20 guided learning hours)  and there will be an element of self study with support packs provided.

Trident assigns each candidate a personal assessor, who will deliver the course at the candidate’s workplace or in a group situation within Trident Training’s state of the art training suite.

Once competence in the modules has been observed and worksheets/assignments have been completed, individuals will be awarded with an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Volunteering.

There’s more info in this PDF

Or email Trident Training for further details.

Free Marketing For Business Seminar November 13, 2008

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stepclever_businessLiverpool Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free half-day workshop on 9 December 2008 to assist businesses in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby to improve their marketing and presentation techniques.

The course, funded by the Stepclever initiative, is designed to help them win new business. The event will cover both one-to-one meetings and panel and tender situations.

These workshops aim to provide the skills and information to tender successfully and win new contracts in both the public and private sectors, focusing on selling effectively and communicating the right attributes.

Marketing and presentation techniques will provide either a hands-on, practical refresher, or a first time session on a number of different aspects and demonstrate how to raise the game in personal presentation.

The seminar is followed by a free networking lunch. To book call June Davies on 0151 224 1891 or email june.davies@stepclever.co.uk

This workshop will be held in the city centre No 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool. It is part of a series of FREE workshops to improve small businesses chances of winning contracts in both the public and private sectors.

Stepclever is free for everyone that lives, or runs a business in the wards of Anfield, Everton, County, Kirkdale, Linacre and Derby.

Take The Skills Pledge November 10, 2008

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He's got skills. Have you?

He's got skills. Have you?

Merseylearn, the training and development initiative for Merseytravel want local companies to take The Skills Pledge.

The Skills Pledge is a voluntary, public commitment by the leadership of a company or organisation to support all its employees to develop their basic skills, including literacy and numeracy, and work towards relevant, valuable qualifications

They will be holding a high profile Skills Pledge signing event on 3 December ’08 at the Holiday Inn; 9:30am start with refreshments. The event is being supported by their partners in relation to skills including the Learning and Skills Council, GoSkills, Investors in People, Connexions and Business in the Community.

During the event they will be celebrating those partners and suppliers who have committed to signing the Skills Pledge. They will also be raising the importance of apprenticeships and the business benefits we have seen in Merseytravel through our own apprenticeship programme

Find out more about the pledge…

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