At Devon Business & Education Centre, we are partnered with some of the most accomplished business consultancy capability in the South West who are able to provide consulting, coaching and training to businesses of all sizes and aspiration.
Through South West Growth Service, which is based at the Centre, businesses are supported to grow rapidly through ensuring their strategies achieve aligned activities across sales and marketing, operations, finances and human resources.
Other services are also available to businesses including:
Feel the fear and present with confidence! This one day workshop is ideal for anyone looking to develop their presentation skills - whatever the purpose. The course will allow delegates to overcome initial concerns, develop key skills and practice in a safe and relaxed environment.
Previous attendees have said:
"This course has given me strategies to become confident in public speaking"
"It challenges the mind in a positive way - great feedback"
"A great venue, delicious food and a brilliant course - thank you"
Chris Lorimer is an experienced trainer, speaking coach and public speaker at international conferences and high profile events across the UK. His approach will help all potential speakers whether preparing for a conference speech or a wedding. He works with delegates in groups or one to one, whatever their preference.
Lean operations are essential for all organisations that are looking to scale up, removing wasteful activities that do not contribute to the customer experience or the bottom line. This introductory workshop has been designed by South West Growth Service specifically for business owners, directors or managers who are looking to identify ways and approaches to introduce lean operations. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use business simulations that are enjoyable, high energy and high impact, providing learning insights for all businesses and organisations, across all sectors.
The day will provide you with an understanding of:
10.00 Refreshments will be provided on arrival
10.15 ? 11.00 Introduction to Lean and operational improvement
11.15 ? 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 ? 12.45 Business simulation 1 and review
12.45 ? 13.45 Lunch
13.45 ? 14.15 Identifying process inefficiency
14.15 ? 14.30 Break
14.30 ? 15.15 Business simulation 2 and review
15.15 ? 15.45 How to implement lean in your organisation
15.45 ? 16.00 Summing up and close of day
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Director, Chris Lorimer. Chris is a lean process improvement expert who developed his insights through his MBA at Warwick University, fully deploying them as Head of Operational Excellence at Barclays where he introduced Lean across the Private and International Bank. He led multiple award winning lean process improvement projects, has been a keynote speaker and judge at the European Six Sigma Awards. He has helped introduce lean to organisations across the public and private sectors, including Higher and Further Education, manufacturing, professional services, finance and digital marketing.
Is your business leading the way through innovation?
This one-day workshop will help you apply the principles of design thinking to your business, to encourage innovation and increase productivity.
Design thinking is a process used to innovate better solutions for business challenges. It originated at Stanford University in the 1990s and has since been applied to almost every business arena.
The learning outcomes from this interactive workshop will include:
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Associate, Sawsan Khuri. Sawsan is a collaboration consultant helping businesses enhance their collaborative power and boost their innovative capacity. With a science background and extensive experience in building bridges across professions and roles, she has developed pioneering, collaborative working programmes around the world.
Lunch is included - please provide any dietary requirements.