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Places are available for this cohort, so for more information and to discuss the Chamber’s easy payment options, please contact Kristian Jones on 07976 901502


Exploring new approaches, insights and taking part in an outstanding professional journey. In order for the Black Country to remain competitive and thrive, great business leaders and dynamic managers are needed.

There are many who find themselves in management positions or elevated to roles that feel they have missed out on essential training which allows them to be effective and deliver success for themselves and their business. 

For the last five years the Black Country Chamber has worked with Lotus Flower Consultancy in order to help those individuals who want to challenge themselves to develop new insights, explore different approaches and share invaluable development experiences.

Over 200 individuals have taken their learning back to 140 businesses to help navigate challenges, embrace the opportunities and help their teams and businesses grow.

In recent months, these leaders and managers have stepped up to lead through the most turbulent of times, and whilst utilising the invaluable lessons learned, they have led from the front and will continue doing so during the uncertain months ahead.

Designed to stretch and challenge participants, programmes are run with participants from different backgrounds, experiences and industries creating a diverse environment where individuals can test and apply learning and developing together.



29th June – Import Procedure Training: A Practical Guide to Importing 

Do you want to increase your competitive edge?

Join us for the British Chambers of Commerce Introduction to Importing course which contributes towards the British Chambers of Commerce accredited foundation award in International Trade.

As an importer, it is vital to understand the complex challenges of trading internationally. Importing is a process and needs planning with clear and focused objectives.


This full-day course will give practical tips and advice to enable your business to look at importing and consider the implications of compliance.

The learner will be able to understand:

  • Why we import

  • The cost of importing

  • How to select the right supplier

  • Terms of payment

  • The importance of Incoterms 2020

  • Transport Documentation

  • HMRC requirements

  • Landed Costs

  • Import Documentation

This workshop is sponsored by The West Midlands Combined Authority

For more information on this training course, visit the WEBSITE

8th July - Generating leads & driving results through LinkedIn

Few people enjoy receiving unsolicited sales messages on LinkedIn, and it’s a strategy that often takes up a lot of time with very few results.


However, that doesn’t mean LinkedIn can’t be used to generate new business from both new and existing connections alike. By focussing on relationships and meaningful connections, it’s possible to use this platform in a way that will bring in new business and further your personal development.

In this 2-hour workshop you will learn:

  • Why people use LinkedIn, and therefore what kind of approach they are most likely to be open to engaging with

  • Ways to use the newsfeed and other tools to react and engage with inbound opportunities

  • How to use the advanced search and other tools to identify new prospects and best practices for making an initial approach


For more information on this training course, visit the WEBSITE 


20th July – Export Documentation Workshop 

Have you experienced delays & incurred costs due to incorrect export documentation?
Do you want to save time and reduce export risk…?

Join us for the British Chambers of Commerce Export Documentation course which contributes towards the British Chambers of Commerce accredited foundation award in International Trade.

Export Documentation problems often lead to delays in getting goods to customers, increased costs and charges, not to mention a breakdown of goodwill between seller and buyer.


Staffordshire Chambers will take you through a detailed look at export documents taking a practical approach to why and when documents are needed. Includes background, uses and key requirements for different countries.

Outcomes: the learner will be able to understand:

  • Understand how to produce the necessary documents for an international shipment

  • Prepare a price build-up for an export quotation

  • Identify the appropriate documents from the 3 categories required to expedite the shipment

  • Describe any additional special requirements or documentation for particular markets/sectors

  • Gain an overview of Incoterms 2020

  • Identify modes of transport

  • Identify where to go for sources of international information

This workshop is sponsored by The West Midlands Combined Authority

For more information on this training course, visit the WEBSITE 

23rd September - Creating your first campaign using Facebook Ads Manager

Running paid ads on social media has become an essential strategy for many businesses, and Facebook is often the focus of these strategies.


In order to make it easy for anyone to create ads, Facebook has a number of different tools and methods available for building these campaigns. However, in order to really get the most out of Facebook’s capabilities, advertisers should always look to use the standalone Ads Manager platform to manage their spending.

In this 2-hour workshop you will learn:

  • Why and how Ads Manager is different from boosting posts and using Facebook’s Ad Centre

  • Ways in which you can create simple but effective audiences for both awareness and retargeting campaigns

  • How to create a simple single-ad campaign that will achieve your desired business goals


For more information on this training course, visit the WEBSITE  

7th October - Advanced use of Facebook Ads Manager

Facebook’s Ads Manager gives business owners and marketers a wealth of options and functionality for precision targeting and complex advertising funnels.


Whilst it can be initially overwhelming, many of these features are intuitive and can be used creatively to build and develop different target audience groups according to your products and services.


When combined with detailed analytics and results data, Ads Manager can be used on an ongoing basis to really understand your audience and give them the content that they want.

In this 2-hour workshop you will learn:

  • Best practices for making and maintaining advanced audiences that incorporate website tracking and other external data sources

  • Why funnel strategies can significantly improve results, and how they can be created to run automatically

  • What the available key metrics and data sets are, how they can interpret, and how that information can be used to inform future strategies


For more information on this training course, visit the WEBSITE   

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