Training Courses

Whether you are an experienced business executive or teacher, or you just setting out on your career, Devon Business & Education Centre will have courses that could help you.  We work with the best expertsise and aim to put on a wide range of courses that match the ethos, aims and ambition of Devon Business & Education Centre. All courses are bookable online and run from the Centre.

If you are a trainer and you feel you would like to offer courses through Devon Business and Education Centre, please get in contact.

Upcoming @DBEC
Start-Up Success Seminar
7th September @ 9:00am
10 Tickets Remaining!

If you are thinking of starting a new business or have just started a new business, this full day seminar will help you to get the right building blocks in place to ensure continued success.  

Facilitated by Chris Lorimer of Lorimer Consulting Limited.

Delegates will gain insights on:

  • Developing your business strategy
  • Getting the basics in place - finance and operations
  • The right approach for marketing and sales
  • Keeping business performance on track

Chris Lorimer is a highly successful and sought after business consultant who supports businesses of all shapes and sizes.  He operates as Lorimer Consulting and is a co-founder of South West Growth Service

Start 9am

Close 5pm 

Lunch provided

 

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers
11th July @ 9:00am
8 Tickets Remaining!

An intimate course for a maximum of 8 people with interactive learning and a full tool kit supplied.  

In this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of your actions on the financial results
  • Gain the confidence to analyse how a business has performed
  • Learn how to set and achieve budgets

This course is ideal for all.  From a salesperson who needs to understand how their decision to offer a discount affects the bottom line, to a manager who needs to better understand their budget, to a board of directors who need to refresh their accounting knowledge, and everyone in between.

1. UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF ACCOUNTING

  • The fundamental concepts of accounting
  • Debits and credits depicted visually
  • Get to grips with accounting jargon and terminology

2. HOW TO DRAW UP A SET OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE

  • Journal entries ? general ledger and T-accounts
  • Trial balance
  • Income statement and balance sheet

3. HOW TO INTERPRET A SET OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

  • Why the ability to analyse financial statements is so important
  • Ratio analysis ? which ratios to calculate and how to interpret the results

 

4. UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CASH FLOW AND PROFIT

  • The difference between profit and cash
  • Accrual accounting ? what is it and why do we use it?
  • How to manage cash flow in a business

5. USING BUDGETS TO MANAGE BUSINESS ACTIVITY

  • Understanding the importance of budgets in business
  • Budgeting techniques

Led by Rayanne Armand who is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Masters degree in Finance. She has worked for both Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has a number of years tutoring  and lecturing experience. 

For more information, contact:

Email: info@root2growth.co.uk

Website: www.root2growth.co.uk
Phone: +44(0)777 034 6807

Assemble from 0900 for a 0930 start 

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Emergency First Aid at Work
19th September @ 9:00am
11 Tickets Remaining!

It is essential that you can trust the person who will care for you, if you suffer an accident or sudden illness at work.

This course is ideal for anyone who might need to provide care after such an occurrence, and covers common injuries and illnesses.

This course will qualify you for a period of 3 years to act as a first aider in low-medium risk workplaces.

Course content is specified by the Health & Safety Executive and includes:

  • Dealing with unexpected emergencies
  • Assessing & Monitoring a casualty
  • How & When to get help
  • Recording & Reporting
  • The unresponsive breathing, and non-breathing casualty
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Bleeding
  • Use of a Defibrillator(AED)

Training provided by Jeff Gregory of www.lifesavertechnology.co.uk/first-aid-training

Course duration: Most courses would commence at 9.30am - 3.30pm appx (can vary depending on length of breaks)

Lunch is included!

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Scale Up your Business
31st July @ 9:00am
12 Tickets Remaining!

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Lunch is provided - please let us kow your dietary requirements. 

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Scale Up your Business
16th October @ 9:00am
12 Tickets Remaining!

This one day course is designed to help business owners and Directors move their business from steady state to a larger scale, generating more revenue and profit and with the prospect of a business sale.

Delegates will identify:

  • The rationale for scaling up - is this right for them?
  • The key levers for scaling up their business - using a variety of tools
  • The strategic options available to achieve the scale up outcome they require

In this high energy workshop, Directors and Business Owners will gain greater understanding of how they can achieve the growth they want whilst mitigating the potential risks.

South West Growth Service support businesses across the South West to scale up  and achive their business ambitions.  This course will be led by Chris Lorimer and Andrew Southall, two experienced business consultants who have supported businesses to achieve exceptional growth.

Lunch is provided - please let us kow your dietary requirements. 

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How to run effective meetings masterclass
28th June @ 9:00am
15 Tickets Remaining!

A meetings masterclass to help ensure your meetings are effective and engaging.  Led by experienced business consultant Chris Lorimer, this workshop will help delgates get the most from their meetings, ensuring that time and energy is deployed most effectively.

This 3 hour workshop will be interactive and high energy and will cover the following areas:

1. The purpose of the meeting and when to avoid them

2. Creating effective agendas

3. Changing the context of meetings to improve their impact

4. Removing distractions

5. Getting the most from attendees

6.  The role of Chair

7.  Ensuring actions are completed 

 

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How to run effective meetings masterclass
6th September @ 9:00am
15 Tickets Remaining!

A meetings masterclass to help ensure your meetings are effective and engaging.  Led by experienced business consultant Chris Lorimer, this workshop will help delgates get the most from their meetings, ensuring that time and energy is deployed most effectively.

This 3 hour workshop will be interactive and high energy and will cover the following areas:

1. The purpose of the meeting and when to avoid them

2. Creating effective agendas

3. Changing the context of meetings to improve their impact

4. Removing distractions

5. Getting the most from attendees

6.  The role of Chair

7.  Ensuring actions are completed 

 

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Delivering Lean Operations for Profit, Service and Growth
16th July @ 10:00am
10 Tickets Remaining!

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:

  • How lean operations improve organisational performance
  • What causes processes to be inefficient
  • How to improve processes using a lean methodology

Agenda

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.

Lunch provided

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