Webinar Recap

Rules of Origin – the practicalities

Chaired by James Martin, BCC’s Director of Policy, this interactive event explored the practicalities of Rules of Origin and their application for importers and exporters. This webinar was presented in partnership with the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) and ChamberCustoms. Speakers included: Prof. Michael Gasiorek, Director of the UKTPO Dr Anna Jerzewska, Director, Trade and Borders Consultancy Paul Wrighting, Trade Training Manager, ChamberCustoms

Brexit Panel – Reflection on the Week 1 of Brexit

The President and other directors will host the meeting from the Company’s premises and proxies and representatives of Members can participate via Zoom and we will do our best to make the meeting as open and participative as possible.

Citizen Advice Bureau Rotherham – EU Settlement scheme

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber collaborate with Citizen Advice Bureau Rotherham as we discuss the EU Settlement scheme – This is a guide for employers. We would like to introduce the scheme to employers so they feel better informed and are able to direct employees to support services as needed. This guide will cover: Why is it important? What is the EU settlement scheme? What status will they be given? What about those who already have status? Who should apply? When should they apply by? How do they apply? What support is available? Questions to consider?

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual General Meeting

The President and other directors will host the meeting from the Company’s premises and proxies and representatives of Members can participate via Zoom and we will do our best to make the meeting as open and participative as possible.

Brexit – How Ready are you, really?

Brexit – after years of debate, a referendum and a General Election, we’re on the last 3 months of the Transition Period and our separation from the EU as a member state.

Come 1st January 2021, we will be trading with the EU as a ‘Third’ country, regardless of whether we have a Free Trade agreement in place or not. With this new status will come increased compliance responsibilities & paperwork for businesses. Indeed, if the government does negotiate a Free Trade Deal, that won’t mean less compliance and paperwork responsibilities but more.

Connect to Thrive – Courting the Customer

Connecting and Communicating are keys to helping your business Thrive. To grow your business you need more customers, more potential customers and possibly more staff to provide your product or service. To achieve this you need to be marketing your business or should I say ‘courting your customer (and staff)’.

Harnessing the power of CSR will transform your business’ future

This is a joint Sheffield City Region event with Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

This webinar will be presented by Philip Webb Founder of Investors in Community: Some call it CSR, others call it Giving back, or Responsible business. This is a message for businesses of all sizes, as it impacts everyone.

Quarterly Economic Review: The Results

The Quarterly Economic Survey, run by the British Chambers, is the country’s biggest and longest running private sector survey which acts as an economic indicator, often highlighting big changes in the economy long before other surveys or other official statistics. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee use the QER as a key benchmark when setting interest rates.

Chasing The Unicorn – Your Ideal Digital Marketing Strategy For The New Normal

The world has changed and it is likely your business has too, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be chasing those unicorns. We all want that exponential business growth into new or existing markets. No one knows what the future will look like, but business growth is yours for the taking. You might just need to review your marketing strategy. During this webinar, leading digital marketing agency, GrowTraffic will show you how to formulate and adapt your marketing strategy so that your business can grow.

Returning to Work Safely After Covid-19 Lockdown

A look from a health and safety prospective at how we manage the risk of returning to work following lockdown / restrictions on businesses, some practical advice on conducting the all important “Covid-19 Risk Assessment”, and how you can apply this to your business to manage the risk. We will also look at the legal requirements under basic H&S legislation, and how that applies in the Covid-19 context.

Flexible furlough and the HR challenges in the road to recovery

A practical guide of the governments flexible furlough scheme; what does it mean and how does it impact the companies. What are the key HR challenges companies are facing now; what options are available to them and how can they do to avoid pitfalls. Redundancies – what is the law; a quick how to guide during the current crisis. For over two decades Quest has been providing human resources and health and safety solutions for individual businesses and membership organisations throughout the UK.

Survived? – Now learn How to Revive, and then Thrive

In this interactive webinar we will start with “is your glass half full or half empty”, and identify why this is a good time to be bold with your thoughts and actions. After returning to work safely, taking a longer term view now gives you the opportunity to look at what you want from life and your Business, and outlines an approach and the tools to help you get there. This Webinar will explain how you should take this opportunity to “Reset your Operations”, and what you need to do to do it.

Maintain, Manage and Maximise Your Customer Relationships – A 3D Approach!

In this stimulating session, business competitiveness expert Andy Hanselman will share some insights into how winning businesses are taking a ‘Dramatically and Demonstrably Different’ approach to maintaining, managing and maximising their customer relationships.

He’ll offer you tools and techniques to help you do the same and take a ‘3D’ approach. No ‘heavy selling’ or ‘hyped marketing’, but practical ideas to help you not just survive, but thrive in the current situation with your customers and to maximise the opportunities that will be there when all this ends!

Executive stress: how to control rising levels during the pandemic

This webinar explains the reasons behind damaging levels of stress, what causes it, and how to manage it successfully. It will show that controlling stress has only one cause and one solution.
Topics include:

• Snakes and grizzly bears: the stress we need to stay alive
• N-Stress: what it is and why we don’t want it
• Stressors – the arch enemies of good mental health
• Setting boundaries to keep stress at bay
• The six life skills you need to reduce your stress levels

Five essential steps business owners must consider to safeguard the health & wellbeing of employees.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, many UK employees are now working from home for the foreseeable future. It will be the first experience for a vast amount of companies and employees.

Working from home has its advantages but being away from the office and social interaction of an office can take its toll. Research by the Office of National Statistics highlights that 30% of UK employees ever worked from home during 2019.

Employee Wellbeing Q&A session with Westfield Health

Leading UK health and wellbeing provider Westfield Health in partnership with Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce are hosting an exclusive webinar on supporting your employees’ wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hosted by Richard Holmes, Director of Wellbeing at Westfield Health, this live Q&A Webinar will address topics such as working from home, self-isolation and tips to help HR professionals support their people’s physical and mental wellbeing at this very difficult time.

Getting More From Your Email Marketing – Zeun Digital

Do you produce a regular (or not so regular) email newsletter to complement your marketing activities? Find out how to maximise the effects of your email marketing and turn followers into fans and loyal customers. In this talk you’ll learn more about: Popular ways to generate new subscribers What email design works for your business Increasing your email opens and clicks Building relationships to turn followers into customers

B2B Marketing During a Crisis: Advice and Support to Raise Awareness and Generate Sales Leads

Join creative, digital and marketing specialists from award winning agency Objective Creative. Combining practical advice and support, with the opportunity to ask questions about your marketing challenges and opportunities.

The webinar will include: Developing an effective marketing strategy, to positively respond to a crisis Producing content to become thought leaders in your sector Proven methods to generate more sales leads Steps you can take now, to kickstart sales as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Joada Allen Enterprising Barnsley – Q & A

In this Live Q & A, Enterprising Barnslet chat with business owner and president of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Joada Allen. Joada will discuss how she started and grew her digital business in Barnsley, the lessons learnt along the way, and information about her new role as Chamber president.

Using CSR as a driver for your business

This webinar explores the strong correlation between those companies who present a strong community connection and their sustainable profits, with those who do not, who are likely to fail or underperform in the year ahead.

Use this time to redesign your approach and actions to create a profitable business once again. Join Philip Webb, a serial entrepreneur over 30 years, now the founder of Investors In Community, for a business journey map for the next year and beyond.

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Learn how to communicate and collaborate with customers, colleagues and suppliers efficiently from anywhere.

  • Sign in & get started with Teams
  • Chat & Share files securely
  • Collaborate in Teams
  • Join and managing meetings remotely in Teams
  • Run live events for the public and more

For more information on how IT Desk (UK) can help you and your business visit www.itdeskuk.com

COVID-19: Job Retention Scheme Webinar

The Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber remain committed to supporting businesses through this extremely difficult time and we realise that some businesses will have a need to temporarily furlough staff. In light of these exceptional circumstances, our next edition of COVID-19 Business Support Webinars will see Jay Bhayani, Employment Solicitor and Managing Director of Bhayani Law explain how to access the scheme and talk through the processes you need to follow.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Webinar

Join the next edition of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Support Webinars to hear from Mark Wilcockson, Senior Manager at the British Business Bank, as we aim to demystify the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses (SMEs) across the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

How are you coping with the restrictions to your lifestyle?

‘There’s a lot of negativity and fear out there, but we need to find a way to laugh.’

Mike Marshall talks to Mike Lawrence, Wellbeing & Workplace Management Consultant, about his tips for mental and physical health whilst we all #stayathome.