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Open to all Dorset Businesses.

Thursday 29TH July 2021 online vis Zoom Sponsored by Lester Aldridge Solicitors

09.30am – 11.10am  

One person in four with menopause symptoms is concerned about their ability to cope with life yet these issues are rarely discussed in the workplace.  Dorset Chamber is committed to raising awareness of the effects of the menopause within the business community. Research has shown:

  • Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal and symptoms can last up to 15 years
  • Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes
  • 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms
  • Almost half of menopausal women say they feel depressed
  • A third of women say they suffer with anxiety
  • Approximately two thirds of women say there is a general lack of support and understanding

This event is designed to educate men and women around how the menopause can affect women’s health and affect their working lives, to provide more education for people in leadership and management roles and to encourage more open discussion on this subject in the workplace.

EVENT FORMAT

The menopause – how this affects women at work – Dr Sarah Hattam

My story – Theresa Higgins

Legal requirements – Kevin Barnett, Lester Aldridge

The wider impact of mental health in the workplace – Amelia Hooley, Dorset Mind

Panel conversation/ Q and A

Close and further help and support – Caron Khan

 PANEL

Chair – Ian Girling Chief Executive, Dorset Chamber

Theresa Higgins, Dorset Chamber

Caron Khan, President, Dorset Chamber

Dr Sarah Hattam

Kevin Barnett, Lester Aldridge

A zoom link will be emailed to you two days before the event so you are able to join at 0920am for a 0930am start.

The event is sponsored by Lester Aldridge. From offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London, full service law firm Lester Aldridge advises businesses and private individuals on a regional, national and international scale. They are known for our ability to offer top quality legal advice in a straightforward way, making them accessible and easy to deal with.

All Dorset Chamber events remain online via Zoom.
What you’ll need:
– PC or Laptop (Phones are not best for online networking)
– Headphones with built in microphone (recommended)
– Notepad and pen (recommended)
– Quiet environment
– A smile and friendly manner

Zoom Security:
-Be aware of what is on display in the background if connecting to Zoom from your home.
-Be aware of anything gives away where you live.
-Be aware of having confidential documents on display within the camera shot.
-If you sign up to the event, you can’t stop people taking screen shots of the event and sharing it on social media.
-Never ‘write’/ ‘say’ anything in chat or a ‘room’ you wouldn’t say in an email

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the importing of goods. The course will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, the importance of your purchase order, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays. Incoterms® and their impact on importing will be shown, along with an introduction to duty regimes to help importers. 

Course Contents:
•    Import documentation and procedures
•    Calculating VAT and duty
•    Incoterms®
•    Customs regimes and import controls
•    Changes coming in January 2021
•    Sources of help and advice

This introduction course is suitable for administrators, managers, directors, and owners of businesses who need to purchase from overseas. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. It will be valuable for companies who are already importing so they can ensure they have the correct processes in place and are meeting their compliance obligations.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction covers the five main types of payment for International Trade. 

Course Contents:

Identification of types of International Payment methods 
•    Examination of documents required 
•    Types and levels of security
•    What can go wrong?
•    Top tips for success every time UCP600/ISBP 
•    Changes coming in January 2021
•    Sources of help and advice

This introduction course is ideal for personnel who administer the documentation, sales, purchasing, despatch, logistics, Freight Forwarders and companies embarking into the export world. This is also an excellent refresher for those already working in International Trade and for those going into new territories. Essential learning for accounts, export and sales teams.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19.

This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the importing of goods. The course will cover import documentation and procedures, commercial considerations, the importance of your purchase order, calculating VAT and duty, and how to reduce import customs clearance delays. Incoterms® and their impact on importing will be shown, along with an introduction to duty regimes to help importers. 

Course Contents:
• History and background of Incoterms
• The rules and how to use the terms
• What they do and what they don’t do
• A review of each of the terms
• What’s new in Incoterms® 2020
• Changes in international trade from January 2021
• Why EXW is not suitable for international trade and what to use instead
• Sources of help and advice

This introduction course is suitable for administrators, managers, directors, and owners of businesses who need to purchase from overseas. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. It will be valuable for companies who are already importing so they can ensure they have the correct processes in place and are meeting their compliance obligations.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

If you transport goods into and out of the UK for maintenance or other processing, this course explains the HMRC regimes that will enable you to save costs. The course help you understand the advantages of claiming IPR and OPR, how commodity codes help, the documentation required, and whether AEO may also be helpful for your organisation.

Course Contents:
•    Explanation of Inward and Outward Processing
•    Advantages of IPR/OPR
•    Commodity Codes
•    Documentation required for IPR/OPR 
•    Benefits of AEO
•    Sources of help and advice

International trade and finance administrators and managers needing to understand cost savings that can be made on the goods that come into and out of the UK for processing. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements.
Considerable cost savings can be made in this area, so it is important you understand the relevance of this to your organisation.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction course is aimed at those involved in the administration of international trade to ensure an understanding of rules of origin, product classification and item valuation to meet the demands of international trade in both exporting and importing. Understanding origin, tariffs and valuation is essential for correct calculation of taxation and duties, and mistakes leading to non-payment or underpayment are considered a serious matter by HMRC. They also lead to duty reliefs, so getting this right could save you money. 

Course Contents:
•    Preference and Non-Preference Origin
•    The rules determining preference rules of origin
•    Understanding tariff codes
•    Correctly classifying goods with examples
•    Import Valuation
•    Changes coming in January 2021
•    Sources of help and advice

International trade and finance administrators and managers needing to understand duties, taxes and compliance. Mistakes in this area can be costly and serious so companies must ensure they have the knowledge to manage this properly in their organisations. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

This introduction course covers the eight main types of Letters of Credit used in international trade from advance payment, including Sight Documentary Collection, Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents.

Over 75% of first presentations to banks against Documentary Letters of Credit are rejected, resulting in delayed payments to exporters, additional costs, and breached delivery deadlines. This introduction course is suitable for all staff who need to have a clear understanding of the procedures required to ensure payments for goods sold on documentary credit terms. Knowledge and understanding are reinforced through the use of exercises, tips on getting the credit you want and working examples of documentary credits. 

Course Contents:
•    What is a Letter of Credit?
•    The eight main types of Letters of Credit
•    Letter of Credit administration and procedure
•    Types and levels of security
•    Letters of Credit costs, Letter of Credit content – getting the credit you want
•    Examination of documents required for presentation 
•    What can go wrong?
•    Top tips for success every time UCP600/ISBP 
•    Sources of help and advice

This course is ideal for personnel who administer the documentation, sales, purchasing, despatch, logistics, Freight Forwarders and companies embarking into the export world. This is also an excellent refresher for those already working with Letters of Credit and for those going into new territories. Essential learning for accounts, export and sales teams.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

An introduction course providing candidates with fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process the documents required for exporting goods overseas. It is fully supported with user friendly and up-to-date notes (including copies of completed documents) to ensure the skills learned can be used effectively back in the workplace.

During the introduction course candidates will study the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that they can process documents thus ensuring they operate both legally and cost effectively. They will understand the documents required for international shipments and transportation and where to go for further help and advice.

Course Contents:
• “The Foundations” including a look at information sources, legal requirements, record keeping and software systems
• The significance of documentary content – with specific reference to Incoterms® 2020, how to prove origin and the commodity code
• Exporters commercial documents – quotations, invoices and packing lists
• The "origin documents" – including Country of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs
• Further official export documents – export licences, pre-shipment inspection, and C88 SAD
• Dealing with the freight forwarder – including ECSIs, SSNs
• The proof of export documents – including Bills of lading, AWBs and CMR notes
• Payment mechanisms and a review of the documents needed to ensure payment
• Changes from January 2021
• Sources of help and advice

This course is aimed at owner/proprietors of small businesses that manage their own export and customs processes and personnel who administer the functions within larger organisations. This includes staff working in export administration, export sales and freight moving who are required to deal with export documents within their organisation. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. At the end of the course, candidates will have received training to ensure they can confidently deal with export documents within their organisation thus ensuring both legal compliance and cost effectiveness for all of their exports.

Training Methods:

The trainer will use oral and visual presentation, reference to fictitious and real examples and participatory exercises to illustrate course content. The delegates will receive copies of the presentation on which notes can be made together with a workbook for future reference.

The Foundation Award in International Trade consists of 10 modules, identified as important elements of any overseas business development and vital for key employees involved in the fulfilment of overseas trade. To help with individual's professional development in international trade functions, achieving a merit or pass on 6 of those modules will complete the Foundation Award.

Discounts available when booking courses for all 6 modules of the Foundation Award.

Price:

£150+VAT       Members
£195+VAT       Standard

If you would like to complete the Foundation award then please enquire before booking.

Our courses will now be held remotely During Covid 19

Please enquire for available dates for this course. 

Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU and Rest of the World?

If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently now the UK has left the EU. There is new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs an understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs declaration form.

Course content is based on the following topics:

•    Introduction to Trade
•    Business Responsibilities
•    Export process
•    Import process
•    Valuation – explanation of the main methods and their application
•    Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
•    Using Customs Procedure Codes – use of appropriate CPCs
•    Export and import controls
•    Reliefs
•    Preferences
•    Customs simplified procedures – explanation of procedures and benefits

No formal exam will be taken however delegates will get to complete simulated forms to ensure they can complete simple customs declarations correctly.

Virtual classroom courses (full day classroom delivery):
Members £280 + VAT
Non-members £340 + VAT

 

Welcome to the registration page for our unique virtual Business Transformation Workshop, part of the new and completely free* Business Transformation Programme.

It offers ambitious, growth-ready businesses in the BCP Council area a very rare and exclusive opportunity to gain bespoke advice and support on business transformation from former Sunseeker and Lotus Cars CEO, Phil Popham. Prior to working with these iconic brands, Prior to this, Phil was responsible for global Marketing Sales and Service for Jaguar Land Rover as a member of their Executive Committee that oversaw a period of unprecedented growth.

Phil will share his vast experience during this 90-minute Transformation Workshop, covering:

  • Business transformation
  • A career in transformation
  • Leading transformation
  • Drivers of transformation
  • Key elements of a robust business strategy
  • Emerging considerations

The second part of the Transformation Programme then gives business owners and senior managers who attend the Workshop a fantastic opportunity to benefit from three virtual follow up 1:1 sessions with Phil at board level. In the first 1:1 session they will discuss the business, future plans, opportunities and challenges, all of which will form the basis of the next two meetings, which will focus on agreed areas.

To take part in this exciting Programme, first register your interest to attend the Workshop now, as there are just 20 places on the Programme, demand is expected to be high and a place cannot be guaranteed.

*The Transformation Programme is completely free for 20 businesses to attend thanks to grant funding awarded by BCP Council to Dorset Chamber to deliver it as a new and exciting way to support and accelerate post-COVID19 recovery for businesses in the area.

Please note: this Programme will be delivered virtually, but where possible some face to face visits may take place