Training and development

Keep your staff engaged, motivated, and at peak performance with training and development through the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. With over 75 course titles across Business Management, Administration, Marketing, Sales, Communications, and Software Skills offered throughout the year, the Chamber training programme can develop the skills of your workforce and improve the overall performance and efficiency of your organisation.

We can affordably offer any of the courses found here on the website as in-house or bespoke training at a time, date, and location that is most convenient to your team and tailored to your specific needs.

See below for details of our upcoming courses. Please feel free to contact a member of our Training team for any specific training requirements you might have: training@lancschamber.co.ukTel: 01253 347063

Brexit Readiness for International Trade

March 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Prepare for changes in export documentation and to new competitiveness of products, when Brexit emerges. This course explains the impact from different perspectives and how this will affect UK companies. Start planning now and put a strategy in place to adapt to any changes with this half-day course. Price: Members - £99; Affiliates £129; Non-Members £149

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Preference Rules of Origin (BCC Accredited)

March 6, 2019 from 9:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Ensure that your team knows the rules which govern international trade origin and ensure that your goods are not detained nor delayed at Customs borders due to incorrect declaration of origin with this BCC Accredited Preference Rules of Origin Training Course. Demystify the complex Preference Rules of Origin and gain an essential understanding of applicable import duties on the countries where your imported products are made - training which can benefit both importer and exporter. Members £99; Affiliates £129; Non-Members £149

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Introduction To Importing Procedures (BCC Accredited)

March 7, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Master the essentials of importing from the ground up and find good suppliers who offer what you want and at the right price with this half day intensive and practical importing training session. Ensure that goods are imported both cost-effectively, legally and suitably for all key people involved in importing, including purchasing, finance, and operations departments. Members £99; Affiliates £129; Non-Members £149

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Incoterms Essentials (BCC Accredited)

March 7, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make certain that all international trade parties clearly understand their responsibilities in performing trade under the given contract with this half-day international trade course on Incoterms. Eliminate potential inconsistencies in language by giving all parties the same definition of specific terms within your trade agreements and prevent unnecessary and costly delays and mistakes. Price: Members: £99; Affiliate: £129; Non-Member: £149

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £129; Non-Members: £149

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Dynamic Leadership Skills Training For Managers

March 8, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Leadership skills course to transform great managers into inspiring leaders in business, achieving greater buy-in from staff while developing/mentoring others into higher, more effective management roles. Develop leadership skills far beyond that of directing people, events, and tasks traffic and instill inspiration in the team as a genuine leader. Prices: Members £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Member £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Excel Level 3: Power Users

March 8, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Use the true “power” features and functions to solve complex problems while turning raw date into clear usable information that supports measurable initiatives by working with large worksheets, using logical and date functions ‘nesting’ functions advanced formatting features, styles, auto-format, format painter, sparklines, conditional formatting and data bars, working with data lists and tables, (Sorting, Filtering, Sub-Totals) and using charts in Excel. After this course, you will truly be a "Power" user! Members £139; Affiliates £169; Non-Members £189

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills

March 12, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Presentation skills training to build a compelling, confident presentation or persuasive pitch to impact clients and colleagues whether one or one thousand - and get your point across even if you may not have time to fully prepare or feel uncomfortable presenting to colleagues or customers. Also included, will be a module to greatly improve pitching skills when you only have a short time to deliver a powerful pitch or presentation - this presentation training course will show you how to get it done right! Members: £139;; Affiliates: £169; Non-Members £189

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Finance Fundamentals For Business

March 13, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn foundational finance principles: how to analyse, review and understand financial statements including Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Cash Flow, and how to identify important trends and ask appropriate questions of the finance team all in a single morning! Members £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Finance For Business: Beyond The Basics

March 13, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Handle the company finances properly and reliably by knowing which costs are fixed and which are variable, how to calculate break-even, how to control different types of costs the principles of pricing and mark-ups, and an introduction to preparing a budget or forecast in this "next level" half-day course. Members £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Employment Law Essentials

March 14, 2019 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Quickly learn essential employment law to prepare and protect your organisation from legal action and tribunals as your company grows. Use the protection of the law for your organisation and your staff with this morning course on Employment Law. Members: £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk