February Breakfast Club Network at the DMC
Kick off this year’s Valentine’s Day with a bit of love for your business!
Join Enterprising Barnsley at the Digital Media Centre for hot coffee, a tasty breakfast and good conversation on Tuesday February 14th at 8.30am. We have an update from the team at RISE about their new programme of graduate placements for business and if you’re thinking of exporting, then after breakfast you can join our friends at the Department for International Trade (DIT) in their Exporting is GREAT Hub which will be in the DMC car park from 8.30am to 12pm and includes a presentation from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
RISE: RISE is an award winning, funded recruitment programme to help SMEs take on a graduate either for the first time, or in a new area of the business. If you:
• Are based in the Sheffield City Region
• Have less than 250 employees
• Don’t routinely recruit graduates
Come and see if the scheme might be a good fit for you.
RISE is funded by Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, and the SCR Growth Hub, and there is a £1,000 subsidy available for new businesses using the scheme. To date, RISE has helped over 200 SMEs to recruit over 250 graduates.
Exporting is GREAT: Hear from local experts who will share their advice and top tips on how to take your first steps into new overseas markets and start selling abroad. Discover more about ERDF funding available to support your growth and find out how DIT Northern Powerhouse Export Taster Visits and Trade Missions can help you to tap into overseas markets. Additionally DIT have digital support available to expand your business online and a network of trade advisers who can help you at every step of your export journey.
Speakers in the Exporting is GREAT Hub include:
Neil Brown, International Trade Adviser, DIT Yorkshire and the Humber – Support and services available from DIT, ERDF funding available for your business and how to access business opportunities
Brett Harland, International e-Commerce Adviser, DIT Yorkshire and the Humber – How to attract overseas distributors using your website, break into international e-marketplaces and the digital support available to expand your online presence
Rick O’Toole, Corporate and Trade Partnership Executive, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (part of Peel Airports Division) – an update on recent airport developments including the increase of direct flights to over 10 new destinations with Flybe such as Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin that also offer worldwide connectivity, the improved airport access following the opening of Great Yorkshire Way, and the opportunities that Aero Centre Yorkshire could bring to the region.
Our monthly breakfast network is a great chance to meet with other businesses from inside the Digital Media Centre and beyond, make some new connections or just catch up with ones you already know.
Doors open at 8.30am so that you can squeeze that all important bit of networking into your busy workday. Bring a business card to share on our business card wall, and feel free to linger longer and work from our Enterprise Nation coworking hub for the rest of the day completely free of charge (usually £20 a day for non-members, £10 a day for members).
This networking event is part of Barnsley Digital Media Centre’s range of activity for businesses: