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TRAINING WITH THE BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER: UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

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.

 

Starting early 2021, the Chamber, in collaboration with Lotus Flower Consultancy, will take its next cohort on board for the start of its Spring series of training, its Management Development Programme.

 

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. 

3RD NOVEMBER 2020

10 AM – 12 PM | ONLINE EVENT – FREE TO ATTEND FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

Brexit & Intellectual Property Webinar

Join us for a Brexit & Intellectual Property Webinar with Emma Johnson, Partner at Forresters. 

Protection of your intellectual property rights is critical for your business and can mean the difference between success and failure. Your rights may be affected post-Brexit, and this may leave your business vulnerable.

 

The transition period expires on 31 December 2020, so now is the time to review your Brexit-readiness and take the necessary action to ensure continued protection of your IP rights from 2021 onwards. In this webinar, Forresters will provide clear guidance on the immediate considerations, and will offer expert help to guide you through the new legislation.

This online session will be run via zoom, please register and the link will be sent to you shortly before the webinar takes place. 

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) has teamed up with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) to scale up existing support for West Midlands businesses to help them prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

 

Over the coming months we will be providing a range of FREE events, resources and training programmes for businesses based in the West Midlands Combined Authority area to help them navigate this period and get ready for 2021.

For more information and to book your FREE place, please contact Kristian Jones on 07976 901502

17TH NOVEMBER 2020 / 2OTH JANUARY 2021 / 17TH FEBRUARY 2021

9:30 AM – 12 PM (INCLUDES 10 MINUTE MID-MORNING BREAK)

Understanding the Incoterms 2020 Rules

How can your business work efficiently and safely within the commercial terms (‘Incoterms® 2020’) defined by the International Chamber of Commerce?

This half-day “virtual” workshop is for anyone working in international trade – from industry newcomers to experienced exporters and/or importers. It is also appropriate for corporate service providers and advisers, including freight forwarders, banks and accountants.

It gives you:

  • a clear understanding of how the Incoterms® rules map out the obligations, costs and risks involved in the delivery of goods from sellers to buyers

  • a practical guide to correctly applying Incoterms® rules to your global sales and purchasing activities

  • the opportunity to review practical case studies based on a range of scenarios.

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction and background to the Incoterms ® rules.

  • The functionality of the Incoterms ® rules

  • Classifications and groups

  • Rules for any mode or modes of transport

  • Rules for sea and inland waterway transport

  • What changed in the recently published Incoterms® 2020 rules?

  • A review of the 11 Incoterms® 2020 rules

  • Division of costs, risks and obligations between seller and buyer

  • Case studies – seller and buyer perspectives.

  • Commonly misused terms and how to avoid the consequences

  • Why EXW is inappropriate for international shipments

  • Are traders taking risks by using FOB, CFR and/or CIF inappropriately?

  • Managing risk and insurance

  • Putting Incoterms® 2020 into practice

  • Selecting the appropriate Incoterms® rule

  • Incoterms Quiz

  • Conclusion and close

This digital course has a very limited amount of FREE spaces.

To apply for your space please email kristianjones@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

26TH NOVEMBER 2020

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. 

Outcomes: 

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

To apply for your space please email kristianjones@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

8TH DECEMBER / 24TH FEBRUARY 2021

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:  

• 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

To apply for your space please email kristianjones@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

27TH JANUARY 2021

Export Letters of Credit

This Letters of Credit training course has been devised for companies/departments that are regularly receiving or handling Letters of Credit. It will help you to reduce risks, bank charges and improve the efficiency of administrators.

This course will cover the following:

  • The need for careful credit checking

  • The export quotation

  • A review of other payment methods – advantages and disadvantages and when they should be used

  • What is a Letter of Credit?

  • Letter of Credit administration

  • The Letter of Credit Procedure

  • Letter of Credit types and levels of security

  • Letter of Credit costs

  • The terminology, form and structure of L/Cs

  • Incoterms and L/Cs

  • The documents – an in-depth study of the specific Letter of Credit documents

  • What can go wrong?

  • Tips to ensure you get it right at all stages of the Letter of Credit transaction

  • UCP 600 considerations

  • The significance of L/Cs in the current economic climate

To apply for your space please email kristianjones@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

LAUNCHING THIS AUTUMN – ENABLING LEADERS PROGRAMME

Launching in the Autumn the leading business support agency have announced their latest offering for the regions business leaders.

The Enabling Leaders Programme, once again led by award-winning self-development and business coach, Wendyanne Shapiro from Lotus Flower Consultancy, is a complete development programme that has been specifically designed to take leaders out of their business and give them space to reflect on themselves and their business priorities.

Providing six in-depth sessions over a full year, the programme gives business leaders an independent ear which brings an external perspective to an individual’s challenge and the application of ideas.

 

The programme is built around the core themes and trends identified by leading business schools, where participants will explore three core areas: Self, Team and Business. 

To find out more, please contact Kristian Jones on 07976 901502

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