Training and development

Training and development is not only key to keeping your staff motivated, but also essential to improving your overall business efficiency.  At North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce we offer a comprehensive support package to develop the skills of your workforce and improve the overall performance of your business.

We offer a year round calendar of popular training course and can also offer bespoke courses, tailored to your specific needs.

See below for details of our upcoming courses and if you have any specific training requirements please contact us.

Introduction To Exporting

January 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Whether you are looking to develop a member of staff in the intricacies of Exporting procedures and language or you are considering export for the first time, this course is perfect for your international trade team as it provides training for local businesses across all sectors and sizes to take the first step and make new sales overseas while avoiding costly mistakes due to incorrect information and approaches to exporting.

Price: Members £199 + vat Affiliate members £249 + vat Non members £299 + vat

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Customs Procedures – International Trade

January 30, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Training course to ensure that international trade organisations import and export their goods both cost-effectively and in full legal compliance. This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge., including purchasing, finance and operations departments.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £159

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Incoterms – The Essentials

January 30, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ensure that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day course on Incoterms. In just one morning of training you will eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements.

Price: Members: £99 + vat, Affiliate members: £129 + vat, Non members: £159 + vat

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Pre to Post Brexit Preparation for International Trade

March 9, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Be prepared for life after the EU: From changes in export documentation to the competitiveness of products, in this new era we will explain the impact from different perspectives and how this can and will affect UK companies. This course will help you start planning now and put a strategy in place to adapt to any new changes that become applicable.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £139; Non-Members: £159

Introduction to Importing and Procedures

March 9, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn how to expand your supply chain here in the UK by bringing in goods from overseas. Add skills to your current importing by gaining tools and techniques to bring your goods into the UK legally and more cost-effectively. This course is suitable for all key people involved in importing, including business owners, managers, purchasing, procurement, finance, and operations departments.

Price: Members: £119; Affiliate: £149; Non-Members: £179

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

International Trade: Using Agents & Distributors

March 16, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Expand into foreign markets easier and in a more manageable way by learning how to use agents and distributors legally and practically with this half-day course. Learn about the agreements needed to cover your organisation when working with agents, distributors and even directly with customers in the foreign marketplace. Take advantage of the expertise of Forbes Solicitors’ John Pickervance as he takes you through Making Use of Agents and Distributors for International Trade

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Writing Third Party Contracts & Terms & Conditions

March 22, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Operate your business or department with confidence and assurance, knowing that you have done your "due diligence" and have legally protected your organisation contractually. This half-day course is designed to help you do exactly that by developing sound practical skills in establishing proper third party contracts and terms and conditions. This afternoon course follows the IPR course as part of a back-to-back offering.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Manage Your Intellectual Property

March 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Your intellectual property belongs to no one but you and this course will show you how to keep it that way! Develop sound practical skills that can be applied to the IPR of your organisation from a legal expert who represents and advises businesses across Lancashire on the very subject of IPR and copyright. This morning course will precede the Third Party Contracts course as part of a back-to-back offering.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Introduction To Exporting

April 11, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Whether you are looking to develop a member of staff in the intricacies of Exporting procedures and language or you are considering export for the first time, this course is perfect for your international trade team as it provides training for local businesses across all sectors and sizes to take the first step and make new sales overseas while avoiding costly mistakes due to incorrect information and approaches to exporting.

Price: Members £199 + vat Affiliate members £249 + vat Non members £299 + vat

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Customs Procedures – International Trade

May 10, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Training course to ensure that international trade organisations import and export their goods both cost-effectively and in full legal compliance. This course is suitable for people new to international business and experienced companies who may want to refresh their knowledge., including purchasing, finance and operations departments.

Price: Members: £125; Affiliates: £165; Non-Members: £195

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063