Workplace Innovation – Engaging your workforce

Find out how to improve productivity and efficiency in your business through Workplace Innovation – change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

 

This is the third and final event in a series of Workplace Innovation Workshops run by Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway.

 

In this interactive workshop on the theme of engaging your workforce through People, find out the ways you can:

  • Recruit a diverse workforce and enjoy the benefits they bring through their backgrounds, skills and experiences.
  • Develop communication that is effective and helps build trust and increase productivity.
  • Involve and engage your workforce so that their contribution becomes an active part of the success of your business.
  • Develop your workforce to ensure they have the skills you require for the future and you retain the talent you need to grow your business.

 

Exercises we use to explore this includes a brief introduction to what your preferred working style is; and innovative ways to develop your employees, introducing the 70/20/10 concept.

 

The workshops are practical in nature and at the end you will leave with at least 1 action/idea to implement in your business.

 

These workshops are suitable for business leaders within growing businesses in Scotland who are presently dealing with issues relating to leadership, staff engagement and culture.

 

Find out more and book your place here.

Workplace Innovation – Applying flexible and productive practices

Find out how to improve productivity and efficiency in your business through Workplace Innovation – change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

 

This is the first in a series of three Workplace Innovation Workshops run by Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway.

 

In this interactive workshop on the theme of Practice, explore:

  • How to create a strong culture, which promotes creativity.
  • How to use failure, little or large, to your advantage.
  • How to develop flexibility in the workforce to meet customer demands and deal with constant changes in the market place.
  • Exercises we use to explore this includes the idea of psychological safety; and various time management tools you can employ such as the Eisenhower Box and the Pomodoro technique.

 

The workshops are practical in nature and at the end you will have at least one to take away and develop in your own business.

These workshops are suitable for business leaders within growing businesses in Scotland who are presently dealing with issues around the above topics such as leadership, staff engagement and culture.

 

Find out more and book your place here.

Workplace Innovation – Creating the right working environment

Find out how to improve productivity and efficiency in your business through Workplace Innovation – change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

 

This is the second event in a series of three Workplace Innovation Workshops run by Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway.

 

At this interactive workshop on creating the right working environment through Place, find out how you can:

  • Create a workspace people look forward to coming to every day.
  • Develop a culture that fits with your business’ core values.
  • Foster a sense of collaboration and encourage open innovation.
  • Successfully navigate and integrate appropriate IT solutions to improve productivity and growth.

 

The workshops are practical in nature and at the end you will have at least 1 action/idea you can take away and develop in your own business.

 

These workshops are suitable for business leaders within growing businesses in Scotland who are presently dealing with issues around the above topics such as leadership, staff engagement and culture.

 

Find out more and book your place here.

Brexit Event

This workshop will give an update on Brexit, discuss the implications of the ‘Transition Period’ on various business sectors and actions to take in order to prepare for, and carry on, trading in the EU Zone.

Multi Sector Market Visit to Italy

Explore opportunities for your business on this five-day multi-sector market visit to Milan and Turin.

 

The visit organised by Scottish Enterprise will give you an introduction to doing business in Italy and is part of the starter market programme aimed at non, new and early-stage exporters.

 

Registration is now open for support to join Scottish Enterprise’s Scottish delegation.

 

For more information or to request an application form contact nicola.reynolds@scotent.co.uk

 

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 December 2018.

 

Selling your business? Why not sell to your employees?

Planning to sell your business?

 

Come along to this event organised by Scottish Enterprise to find out whether an employee buyout could work for your business.

 

Hear luxury resort Auchrannie and design and digital agency P4P explain what they considered in choosing employee ownership and how things have worked for them.

 

Andrew Harrison, Co-ownership Solutions, will also talk through all ownership succession options, including employee ownership.

 

Click for more information and to book your place.

 

This is the final in a series of four workshops organised by Scottish Enterprise which explore succession planning and employee ownership.  Click for information on the programme.

2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability

Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop

Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. As well as environmental issues it also includes social issues such as equality and diversity, and fair and ethical trading, plus economic issues including opportunities for SMEs and the third sector.

This workshop is particularly recommended for third sector organisations

Key topics:

  • What is sustainable procurement?
  • Procurement for supported businesses and the third sector
  • Community benefits
  • Living wage
  • Being a “Best practice employer”
  • Life cycle costing
  • Delivering “Added Value”
  • Corporate social responsibility

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have a good understanding of public sector procurement (completed Level 1 or have equivalent experience)
  •  You want to understand how best to demonstrate community benefit in your bid

Registration from 9.30am

2.3 Improving Your Bid Score

This Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop will help you get the highest possible score in your tender bid

Getting the highest possible score in your bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. This workshop will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations and ensure you’re winning points

Key topics:

  • Understanding the client
  • Finding information (including Freedom of Information requests)
  • Asking questions
  • Bid writing skills
  • Pricing your bid
  • Award Criteria and Weightings
  • Quality vs.Cost
  • Get top tips on writing a winning bid

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have a good understanding of public sector procurement (completed Level 1 or have equivalent experience)
  • You want to improve your bid score

Registration from 9.30am