People & Skills
06th June 202312:30 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
6 June - Paula Grizzard- "Connect and Prosper: The Art of Networking for Success"
Top tips from Paula Grizzard entrepreneur and networker, how to pitch, how to get results and find your tribe. If you have ever worried or felt anxious about going to a networking event, pitching your business or just showing up – this session is for you! Leave with confidence and clarity, ready for your next networking event.
2022 Seminar Recordings
We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
Seminar Recording : Menopause Wellbeing in the Workplace
This recorded seminar looks at the menopause and its impact on the people in your business, with suggestions of simple workplace adjustments to support staff experiencing menopause. Delivered by Sally Duffin of ‘Nutrition in York’
Featured Webinar Playlist: Marketing & Social Media
A free playlist of webinars focused on marketing & social media, to help you manage your business message
Featured Webinar Playlist: Leadership and management
Learn how to manage and empower your team, boost business growth and hone your leadership skills with our free webinar playlist.
Featured Webinar Playlist: Recruitment and retention
Attract talent, improve your recruitment methods and learn how to engage and retain your talent with our playlist of free webinars.
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Featured Webinar Playlist: Wellbeing
Learn how to build resilience and communication, create a positive work environment, and support the mental health of both your team and yourself with our free wellbeing webinars playlist.
This webinar will provide you with a summary of all the commercial funding options available to businesses, with detail on how to make your business more attractive to funders.
An introduction to sales
This webinar will help you get sales confident by providing tips and guidance on mastering important communication skills.
Free Webinar :People risk and succession planning
This webinar will educate you about the people risk within business, and how to implement a strategy to minimise or remove the risk from your business.
Employer's Apprenticeship Toolkit
Thousands of businesses just like yours are using apprenticeships to help them grow. Download the toolkit to learn how apprenticeship training can link to your business’s aspirations.
Free Webinar : Leading through change
This webinar will provide support to leaders and managers who are navigating their teams through change, or have change on the horizon, and want to ensure they bring all of their team through to the other side.
Four issues key to social enterprise survival
Social enterprises face a unique and complex series of issues. To ensure the long-term health and survival of your social enterprise, an understanding of these issues is vital. In this article, I will summarise four key areas you need to consider: sources of funding, governance considerations, the power of people, and sustainable growth.
Horizon Scanning: Four questions social enterprises need to answer
With so much going on in the present, it’s not always easy to look to the future. However, the identification of potential risks and opportunities is vital to the long-term health of any business, and social enterprises are no different. Horizon scanning helps in assessing whether you are adequately prepared for future changes or threats.
Skills Bootcamps will support more than 1,000 residents
A new skills programme is being launched across York and North Yorkshire.
The Benefits of Local Business Networking
Building relationships with other businesses through local business networking can be incredibly rewarding on a personal level as well as a shrewd business decision. Forging friendships with other people, many of whom may be facing similar challenges to you, can have some fantastic benefits that will enable you to grow your business – some of
Supporting employee wellbeing in hybrid workplaces
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges for workplaces. With many offices having to adjust to a partial / hybrid or full work from home (WFH) system, the need to protect mental wellbeing became all the more apparent. Keeping on top of your mental health while working from home is helpful in making a comfortable shift
Leadership & Management Skills for Growth
Good leadership and management strategy is vital for business resilience and, considering the business climate of the past couple of years, the need for businesses to be strong enough to face serious challenges is increasingly apparent. Beyond this, the right kind of leadership can make the biggest difference for the wellbeing of your team; by
Top five barriers to creativity in business
Creativity in business can come in many forms – so can barriers to creativity! From fresh content production to dynamic problem solving – allowing your ideas and innovations to materialise is such an important part of growing a successful business. Whether its time or money or team dynamics or a global pandemic, barriers to creativity
New Business Board Chair appointed
A new business board chair is confident the York and North Yorkshire economy will grow back and better, as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Today (Monday 10 May) marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.