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    WELCOME TO CLACKS BUSINESS WEEK 2018
    21 events in 7 locations across 5 days #clacksbusinessweek
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    GEAN HOUSE, TULLIBODY ROAD, ALLOA
    Hosting 9 events across Clacks Business Week
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    DISCOVERCLACKS WORKSHOP & AGM
    Monday 5 February, 3.00pm at Gean House
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    CYBER SECURITY & GDPR WORKSHOP LUNCH
    Presented by Lithium Systems, Tuesday 6 February, 12 noon at Gean House
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    4 BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOPS
    7 and 8 February at Alloa Business Centre
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    THE HEAT 18 FINAL
    Thursday 8 February, 9.00am at Gean House
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Focus on the Future - 21 events in 7 locations across 5 days

Welcome to the second Clackmannanshire Business Week.

This year we have 21 events in 7 different locations throughout the County - all celebrating the best of Clackmannanshire businesses, and looking to the future, which is our theme for this year.

We have a number of events focussing on topics that we all need to consider when looking towards the future growth of business in Clackmannanshire including tourism, cyber security, GDPR, the circular economy, modern apprenticeships, succession planning and online advertising to name but a few.

Clackmannanshire Business Week 2018 represents an excellent example of cooperation and working together for the future economic development of Clackmannanshire.

We’ve had so much help in organising this week from businesses within Clackmannanshire. Clackmannanshire Business has sponsored the week, and many others have supported by running events, sponsoring events or by placing adverts in this magazine.

Many thanks to

Without the support of our sponsors, speakers, presenters and event hosts this wonderful week celebrating the Clackmannanshire business community simply would not be possible.

It’s not all about business though, to round off the week in style Inglewood House Hotel & Spa are hosting a fundraising lunch for Scottish Autism’s Founders House on Friday 9 February. This is sure to be a fabulous afternoon, in aid of a fantastic cause, and we do hope that the Clacks business community shows its support in great numbers.

For further information on any of these events, please email smccusker@ceteris.co.uk or call 01259 726430.

Read "Focus on the Future", The Clacks Business Week Magazine HERE.

Monday 5 February

12 noon – 2.30pm | Gean House
OFFICIAL LAUNCH & NETWORKING LUNCH
Official launch of Clacks Business Week with special guest Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work. Invitation Only.


3.00pm – 5.00pm | Inglewood House & Spa
DISCOVER CLACKMANNANSHIRE TOURISM EVENT & AGM
Meeting of local tourism group, essential for everyone with an interest in attracting tourism to the area. The RSPB will present an overview of the RSPB Black Devon Wetlands site whilst IFLI will describe how they use social media to reconnect people with the heritage of the Inner Forth. Afterwards Marsaili Mainz of The Mainz Company will advise how 'Great images increase sales'.

Tuesday 6 February

8.30am – 10.30am | Dam Good Coffee
FORTH VALLEY BREAKFAST BUZZ
Informal and friendly networking for businesses across Forth Valley. Drop in and out whenever you want – no registration required.

12 noon – 2.00pm | Gean House
CYBER SECURITY & GDPR WORKSHOP LUNCH BY LITHIUM SYSTEMS
*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** Join the Lithium team of experts on IT Data security and the latest on what you need to know and do to keep your data safe, secure and compliant.

4.00pm – 6.00pm | Forth Valley College
BUSINESS START-UP AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Concise workshop presented by Business Gateway Clackmannanshire covering the fundamentals you need to know when starting up a new business.

6.00pm – 8.00pm | Gean House
DYW FORTH VALLEY DINNER
The Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Forth Valley dinner is aimed at business owners and professionals who feel they can get involved in making a difference to young people. DYW will outline the benefits of engaging directly to bridge the gap between business and education, attract the next generation workforce into your industry and the impact this can have on young people as well as explaining how you can contribute. Invitation only.

Wednesday 7 February

9.30am – 2.00pm | Gean House
HEALTHY WORKERS = HEALTHY BUSINESS = HEALTHY PROFITS
An information and workshop event to introduce local employers to the free services provided by the NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service. The Healthy Working Lives Awards will be presented.

9.30am – 12.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (1 OF 4): BUSINESS PLANNING
Includes advice on creating a robust business plan for your new venture

1.30pm – 4.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (2 OF 4): FINANCE
Includes advice on managing a profit and loss account, producing a cashflow statement and the different legal structures available to your new business

3.00pm – 5.00pm | The Makers
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITIES – GROWING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Hosted by Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, an insight and outline of ways to grow your business through partnership, procurement and collaboration with third sector organisations, service providers and local businesses. To register call CTSi on 01259 213840.

4.00pm – 6.00pm | Forth Valley College
SKILLS FOR GROWTH & MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS

Come along to this this informative drop in event to hear about and discuss the Skills Development Scotland Skills For Growth service, as well as Forth Valley College Modern Apprenticeship programmes.

Skills for Growth is a fully funded service to help small businesses in Scotland succeed. It helps business with more than 5 employees achieve their objectives by ensuring the workforce are using their skills as effectively as possible. This is done by combining a skills health check with support and information from the Skills Development Scotland Employer Engagement Team. Skills Development Scotland will be on hand to discuss your business needs and assess how they can support you.

Forth Valley College work alongside Skills Development Scotland to offer a range of Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. We will be available to provide information on frameworks suitable for your business, as well as funding  allowing employers considering tasking on a Modern Apprentice to make an informed decision as to their next steps. For more information call Forth Valley College on 01259 215121.

Thursday 8 February

9.00am – 2.00pm | Gean House
THE HEAT 18 FINAL
Final of Business Gateway Forth Valley’s “Dragon’s Den” competition as start-up businesses from across Forth Valley compete for over £3,000 worth of prizes. Invitation only.

9.30am – 12.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (3 OF 4): MARKETING
Identify your customers, understand your competitors and plan an effective marketing strategy for your new business idea.

10.00 am – 1.00pm | Alloa Town Hall
IMPROVING YOUR BID SCORE
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.

12 noon – 2.00pm | Gean House
CLACKS WOMEN INTO BUSINESS LUNCH BY FSB
*** THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** The FSB host a special lunchtime Clacks Women into Business. Guest speaker Jane Brindley will present her five step approach to personal and business confidence.

1.30pm – 4.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY START-UP WORKSHOP (4 OF 4): INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Covers hardware and software requirements, planning your website, choosing the right internet provider and keeping your data secure

2.00pm – 4.30pm | Gean House
BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENT FOR BUSINESSES IN FORTH VALLEY
Exhibition highlighting the various types of support available to help the growth of businesses across Forth Valley. Exhibitors include DSL, Business Gateway, RMD & Microcom plus many more.

6.00pm for 6.30pm – late | Gean House
FORTH VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIRECTORS DINNER
Sponsored by the Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association with discussions over dinner around the importance of local businesses supporting the wider demographic and building a strong team. Guest speaker Paul Barrett, Director and co-founder of IED Training Solutions LtdInvitation only.

Friday 9 February

9.00am – 11.00am | Gean House
THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSION (SPONSORED BY FRENCH DUNCAN)
The one thing every business owner knows is that at some point they will be exiting their business. This workshop explores the options available in order to put together a successful succession plan

9.30am – 12.30pm | Alloa Business Centre
BUSINESS GATEWAY WORKSHOP: PAID FOR ADVERTISING – #DIGITALBOOST
This workshop will explore the relative merits of all the different types of paid-for online options available to your business.

1.00pm – 4.00pm | Inglewood House & Spa
CHARITY LUNCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SCOTTISH AUTISM
Celebrate the close of Clacks Business Week with a fundraising lunch for Scottish Autism’s new service, Founders House.