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Our packed events calendar provides regular opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals, acquire new skills, exchange ideas and information and build up a network of new business contacts. From breakfast networking to exhibitions and speaker lunches, there’s an event to suit all diaries, budgets and business lifestyles. View our latest events below.

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The BIBAs

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, is Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme.

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October 2016
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Meet The Buyer – Selling to Defence

25th October 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NWLCC Training Suite, 1 Lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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DSS staff attend 50 exhibitions, seminars & ‘Meet the Buyer’ events each year to provide advice and guidance to companies (often SMEs) wishing to become a defence supplier and give ‘Selling to the MOD’ presentations.

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£20

Focus On West Africa: International Trade Connect

28th October 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NWLCC Training Suite, 1 Lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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The Department of International Trade’s West Africa expert Lynne Gillen, and the Overseas Business Network Initiative as they introduce you to the region and the opportunities on offer. David MacMillan from African logistics experts Bollore will share their experiences of trading in the region.

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November 2016
£20

Arab and European Certificates of Origin Workshop

2nd November 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NWLCC Preston Office, 9-10 Eastway Business Village ,Oliver’s Place
Preston, Lancashire PR2 9WT United Kingdom
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This workshop will take a practical approach to completing Arab and European Certificates of Origin. It is ideal for anyone new to export documentation as well as helping those who need refreshing or reminding of the issuing bodies’ requirements.

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Free

Roadshow Network: Lloyds Group BMW

16th November 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lloyd Group Blackpool, Whitehills Business Park Lytham St Annes Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 5PQ United Kingdom
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Lloyd's BMW is clearing their bustling showroom to make way for brilliant business people and bouncing BMWs! Our Roadshow Network events offer a relaxed environment to liaise with both old and new businesses, big and small companies, and potential contacts to help you get your name out there in the B2B world at the most affordable price you can find anywhere: free!

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£20

Centenary Lunch and Annual General Meeting

24th November 2016, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Imperial Hotel, North Promenade
Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 2HB United Kingdom
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100th Annual General Meeting of North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce will be held at The Imperial Hotel in Blackpool on Thursday 24th November 2016 commencing at 11.00 am. This event is open to Chamber members only and will be followed by the Centenary business lunch, with a special guest speaker.

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£10

Eggs and Issues Breakfast Seminar: The New Apprenticeship Levy of 2017

25th November 2016, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Blackpool and Fylde College, Ashfield Road
Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 0HB United Kingdom
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The new Apprenticeship Levy in 2017 will affect a number of businesses in how they approach funding and working with apprenticeships going forward. Learn how this affects your business with the valuable seminar

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£20

Focus On Mexico: International Trade Workshop

25th November 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NWLCC Training Suite, 1 Lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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This is your opportunity to join the Department of International Trade’s Mexico expert Karl Susol and the Overseas Business Network Initiative’s Susana Cordoba as they introduce you to the region and the opportunities on offer. The morning will conclude with individual market opportunity meetings with the speakers.

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December 2016

Business Masterclass: John Timpson of Timpson Group

2nd December 2016, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Preston’s College, St Vincent's Road
Preston, Lancashire PR2 8UR United Kingdom
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We are fortunate to have John Timpson come to Preston's College and speak to our business members as he is in demand for an increasing number of speaking engagements talking about his unique business style which he calls 'Upside-down Management'

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Importing & Exporting – A Practical Guide For Beginners

8th December 2016, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
NWLCC Training Suite, 1 Lockheed Court, Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2RN United Kingdom
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This free event is designed to enable new and recent exporters/importers discover more about the range of services available to them. It will demonstrate how North West businesses can develop and expand their purchasing and selling power overseas.

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Chamber to Chamber Christmas Party Network

8th December 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park Hall Hotel, Park Hall Road, Charnock Richard
Preston, Lancashire PR7 5LP United Kingdom
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Its fun festive effective networking for Chamber Members from North West Lancashire Chamber and East Lancs Chamber. Holiday fun food and prizes for the ugliest Christmas jumper!
This is one Christmas Do you will not want to miss!

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