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Sustainability in Supply Chain

24
24 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 15: Sustainability in Supply Chain This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of freight movement on the environment and the opportunities available to organisations to use...
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August Virtual Networking - Free for All

21
21 August 2024
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10:00am - 11:30am
Unlock New Opportunities: Join Our Free For All Virtual Networking Event!  

Networking is a crucial aspect of professional growth, opening doors to new opportunities, partnerships, and insights. Understanding the importance of strong professional connections, we are excited to invite you to our upcoming Free Virtual Networking Event. This event is designed...
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Fire Safety Overview Webinar

5
5 September 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
Are you up to date with the latest fire safety regulations? Do you understand your responsibilities and the implications of non-compliance?
Join us and our Members First Intervention Team for an informative hour-long webinar that will guide you through the critical aspects of fire safety legislation and compliance.

Since the Grenfell Tower...
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Network with EINTAC

10
10 September 2024
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12:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for networking with EINTAC - the driving force behind Electric & Hybrid vehicle safety  This lunch time networking event at The Plaza, Enterprise & Innovation Centre in Braintree, is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, share ideas and explore collaboration. Not only that it’s also a fantastic opportunity for an exclusive...
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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training

11
11 September 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported.

It is vitally important that businesses understand all the procedures and information required - fines and inspections are things that no...
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Discovering opportunities in Western Australia Webinar

11
11 September 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
With diverse opportunities, robust supply chains, a reliable trading record, and a collaborative approach to investment – Western Australia is an ideal partner for business worldwide.

Through our Global Network, we are delighted to working with Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA and the Western Australian Government UK Office to deliver...
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International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends

12
12 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 1: International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends This module sets the stage for an immersive journey through the history and evolution of international trade. From the ancient...
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Improving your LinkedIn Skills Workshop

12
12 September 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know how to get the most out of LinkedIn for your business? LinkedIn is becoming one of the main ways for businesses to market themselves in the professional world. However, many of us don't have the budget to hire dedicated staff or third party agencies to run our business...
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Import Procedures & Documentation Training

18
18 September 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Import opportunities for UK businesses.
Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as with most things – easy with help and appropriate training.

This virtual half...
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Supply Chain

24
24 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 2: Supply Chain  This module aims to develop an understanding of supply chain management in international trade. This includes defining supply chain management, the relationship between supply chain and logistics,...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

26
26 September 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

2
2 October 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for monitoring...
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Autumn Employment Law Update Webinar

2
2 October 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
Are you aware of the latest changes in Employment Law? Do you know how these changes impact you as an employer and your employees? Join our expert-led webinar to ensure your business stays compliant and ahead of the curve. Members can attend for FREE and hear from specialist employment solicitor, Charlotte...
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Creating an International Strategy

9
9 October 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 3: Creating an International Strategy This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding as to how an organisation...
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Incoterms® 2020 Workshop

10
10 October 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts.

It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. The misuse...
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Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for Exports & Imports Training

15
15 October 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Do you complete your own Customs Declarations? Are you a customs agent, or a company that uses customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU and the Rest of the World?

If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently now the new...
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FX 1-2-1 Clinic with Moneycorp

16
16 October 2024
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9:30am - 4:45pm
Is your Foreign Exchange strategy working for your business? Currency fluctuations can have a significant impact on companies engaged in international trade and hinder ambitions for growth. Our Essex Chambers FX Service, provided by Moneycorp, can help you to execute a tailored personal foreign exchange strategy to meet your business needs, efficiently...
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International Trade Research

22
22 October 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 4: International Trade Research This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade theory, global economic development and growth, currency and exchange rates,...
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Network with London Southend Airport

24
24 October 2024
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Propel your business to new heights and Network with London Southend Airport  Join us at the Holiday Inn Southend and network with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and like-minded individuals. Make valuable connections, gain insights, and discuss collaborations, before hearing from one of the UK's fastest-growing airports, London Southend - a dynamic transport hub at the heart of a...
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Letters of Credit Training

5
5 November 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day workshop covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

Over 75 per cent of first presentations...
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Import Procedures & Documentation Training

6
6 November 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Import opportunities for UK businesses.
Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as with most things – easy with help and appropriate training.

This virtual half...
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Exporting & Procedures

7
7 November 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 5: Exporting & Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the exporting process used in international trade from novice to practitioner. It includes documentation, incoterms, responsibilities of...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

12
12 November 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth.

Selling internationally is very complex but – as...
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Festival of Business - Essex Has Talent

13
13 November 2024
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10:00am - 3:00pm
Festival of Business: Where Success Meets Celebration! Seize the opportunities at the most anticipated business extravaganza in Essex!

After its success for the last two years, we are delighted to bring you our third Festival of Business on Wednesday 13 November 2024, from 10.00am until 3.00pm at Chelmsford City Racecourse. This dynamic event is...
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Inward and Outward Processing Training

20
20 November 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will cover special procedures and the benefits of using Inward and Outward Processing, commonly known as IP and OP, in your compliance.

We will look at the impact of the EU Union Customs Code (UCC) on the application, the requirement for duty guarantees and administrative processes...
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Importing & Procedures

21
21 November 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 6: Importing & Procedures This module is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the import process for both novice and experienced importers. The workshop will cover four key modules,...
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Importance of International Documentation

26
26 November 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 11: Importance of International Documentation This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of customs...
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Ambassador Networking Tour

26
26 November 2024
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10:30am - 3:00pm
One of our most successful events of 2023 is back for 2024. Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to once again invite you to our Ambassador Cruise Line Networking Tour, this time on their new ship Ambition.

As Britain's youngest cruise line, Ambassador has already made its mark on the world of cruising. It...
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Improving your Facebook Skills Workshop

28
28 November 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know how to get the most out of Facebook for your business? Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform. It has around 50 million active users in the UK and is popular with people of all regions, income levels, genders, and educational backgrounds.

Not many of us have the...
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Finding International & Global Opportunities

2
2 December 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 7: Finding International & Global Opportunities This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of research including social media to find opportunities in global trade. ► Website
► Social...
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Understanding Rules Of Origin Training

3
3 December 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course will explain all aspects of the Rules of Origin and Trade Agreements and how to understand and comply with them to help companies be more competitive in export markets.

Rules of Origin are the major factor in FTA agreements and we will learn how this is...
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International Marketing - AI & Social Media

11
11 December 2024
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 8: International Marketing - AI & Social Media This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade using Marketing , Social Media and...
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Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual

21
21 January 2025
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 9: Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual This module aims to develop knowledge and practical skills in Import/Export Customs Diagnostic enabling the learner to create a procedural manual...
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Improving your Instagram Skills Workshop

22
22 January 2025
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know how to get the most out of Instagram for your business? Instagram is one of the fastest-growing marketing platforms around today, especially if your target audience encompasses Millennials and young adults.
More than half of the UK population now have an Instagram account, with 60% of users being between...
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International Customs

27
27 January 2025
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 10: International Customs This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of customs procedures associated with international trade. The module includes trade agreements, tariffs and taxes, immigration, intellectual property rights,...
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Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier

3
3 February 2025
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 12: Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of logistics including an understanding of air,sea,road and rail freight...
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Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures

24
24 February 2025
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 13: Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the use of customs warehousing in the export and in import of goods....
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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

3
3 March 2025
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9:30am - 1:00pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More
  Module 14: Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the status of an authorised economic operator in the export and in import of goods. This...
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A Guide to Meta Business Suite for Facebook & Instagram Workshop

13
13 March 2025
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you know how to get the most out of Meta Business Suite for your business? When navigating the Meta Business Suite, it can become overwhelming when trying to find your way around the platform, especially when it comes to placing ads and sponsoring posts or boosts.

Not many of us have...
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A Guide to Developing your Strategy for Social Media Workshop

18
18 June 2025
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Do you have a Social Media Strategy for your business? Knowing where to start when creating a social media strategy to drive impact and help your campaigns succeed can feel a bit daunting, especially if it is new to you. Whatever the size of your organisation or your team, a strategy...
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