AD:VENTURE – Do Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time? Or do they help you and your business

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Management Consultants frequently appear on “most despised professions” lists, alongside Estate Agents, Journalists and the Tax man. Stories of highly paid, self-important individuals spouting endless management jargon whilst ruining businesses abound. And yet, despite the negativity, the Management Consultancy business continues to grow and becomes ever more important, shaping all aspects of the companies, institutions and governments that we rely on in our daily lives. Whether you are a junior employee, a senior manager, a business leader or an entrepreneur, your work and career will at some stage be changed by these outsiders who it appears know more about your work than you do.

Love them or loathe them, to understand the modern business environment we all need to understand the role that management consultants play and the benefits and dangers of working with consultants.

To mark the launch of the recent publication, edited by Olga Matthias, Graham Manville and Julian Campbell, we are organizing this event, which will give you the opportunity to hear more about consultants and what they do; Graham Manville and one of the contributing authors, Ian Fouweather, will be talking about “Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects” and the insights provided into the world of consulting. With many years of experience from within the industry and as academic researchers, they are well positioned to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of management consulting. So whether you dream about becoming a management consultant, are thinking about hiring some, or have had your job changed by them; the launch will provide an invaluable and thought provoking opportunity to understand how the industry works and why it has become so important in the 21st century

 

23rd October 2017

5.30-6.00pm: Registration.

6.00-7.30pm: Evening speakers.

7.30-8.15pm: Coffee and Cake – Networking in the Atrium.

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Festival Of Business Conference

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Business events offer a whole host of benefits to savvy SME business owners, these benefits can range from developing new skills, increasing efficiency, improving strategy, keeping up to date with the latest industry news and creating new connections for business.

Festival Of Business Conference

Everything you need to know to run a successful business.

Held on Wednesday 11th OctoberThe Festival of Business is a day dedicated to everything you need to know about running a business.

HR support, Financial advice, GDPR, etc. Made up of 36 seminars, and a small exhibition, The Festival of Business has the capacity to seat 2000 individuals.

AD:VENTURE and it’s partners will be exhibiting and on the Growth Zone all day – If you are Starting Up, Scaling Up – You need to come and see us!!

 

Visit here to book your place

£10,000 Grants available

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Community Foundation for Calderdale have partnered with Calderdale Council to launch new Business Enhancement Grants for businesses who have recovered from the Boxing Day floods and are now ready to grow.

The deadline for the first round of applications is Friday 31 March 2017. Applications will then go through an approval process based on the criteria set out in the application form.

Before applying please familiarise yourself with our Grant Acknowledgement Requirements Booklet. CLICK HERE 

Since the floods, the Council and the Community Foundation have continued to provide intensive support to businesses to help them get back on their feet. The Council has paid out more than £4 million in grants and Business Rates discounts so far for immediate flood recovery and future resilience, and the Community Foundation has awarded over £600,000 through the Calderdale Flood Fund.

Now that over 90% of affected businesses are fully operational again, the Council and the Community Foundation are offering further financial support to businesses which have recovered from the floods and are in a position to start planning for growth.

Businesses can apply for a Business Enhancement Grant of up to £10,000 each to invest in their expansion, which could include buying new machinery or premises, developing their current premises or taking on new staff or apprentices.

Interested businesses can contact the Council at business@calderdale.gov.uk or on 01422 392222 for more information and an application form. The deadline for the first round of applications is Friday 31 March 2017. Applications will then go through an approval process based on the criteria set out in the application form, decisions on funding will be made by CMBC and Community Foundation.

The Grammar School, Hipperholme

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Hipperholme Grammar School’s Annual Speech & Awards Night

“The annual Senior School Speech and Awards Night is the most prestigious event in Hipperholme Grammar School’s calendar. It was an honour for the School to hold this evening once again at Bradford Cathedral yesterday evening. Around seventy prizes and even more certificates were awarded to pupils for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the academic year 2013 – 14. Former and current pupils, their proud parents, teachers and guests were present at the Cathedral to applaud and celebrate their success. A Level and GCSE certificates were also presented to last year’s examination candidates.

The evening began with a warm welcome from Residentiary Canon at the Cathedral, The Revd Canon Sam Corley. Guest of Honour at this year’s event was Mrs Margaret Denton, Honorary Life Member of the Independent Schools Association and recently retired Headteacher, who was asked to present the prizes to the students. Mrs Denton also spoke to the students and their families. She reflected on the School’s Motto, ‘Doctrina Fortior Armis’ (The Pen is Mightier than the Sword) and that this is as relevant in today’s turbulent world as it was when the School was endowed in 1648 during the English Civil Wars.

Form prizes and GCSE and A level subject prizes were awarded for merit and achievement to last year’s students from Year 7 through to Year 13. The R B Jones Prize for Chemistry was presented to Year 13 student James Brown. The Jack Wilkinson Prize for English was received by Year 13 Rebecca Firth and the Kath Atkinson Award for Sports Studies was awarded to Stephanie Teale. Both R B Jones and Jack Wilkinson are former Heads of Department at the School.

Rotary Club Prizes were kindly donated by Brighouse Rotary Club and presented by Chair of Governors Mr Chris Redfearn on behalf of the Rotary President Elect, Mr Tony Perryman, to three pupils: Jarred Bland, Sophie Godlington and Christy Ellis. These prizes were awarded for ‘Service above Self’, ‘Outstanding Personal Effort’ and ‘Achievement in the Face of Adversity’.

In addition, the Chairman’s Prize was awarded to last year’s Head Boy and Girl, Oliver Firth and Marianne Suddards. There was also a special Headmaster’s Prize awarded to Laura Godlington.

In addition to the awards, pupils, families and guests enjoyed a wide variety of performances and presentations given by pupils from different departments, including School Council, House and Sports reports, poetry recitals and music from the School Choir.

Headmaster Jack Williams congratulated all the students on an extremely busy and fulfilling School year, and this year’s Head Boy and Girl Kane Butler and Abigail Phillips reflected on their time at Hipperholme Grammar School.

The evening concluded with everyone singing the School Song Carmen Hipperholmiense in Latin, which is sung by the whole School every Monday morning in Assembly!

Hipperholme Grammar School would like to thank Brighouse Rotary Club for donating prizes as well as the families of Jack Wilkinson and Kath Atkinson and the Trustees of R. B. Jones.

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Headmaster Jack Williams, Guest of Honour Margaret Denton and Chair of Governors Chris Refearn.

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Prize winners current Year 8 Hannah Coe, Jarred Bland and year 12 Lydia Chin with Headmaster Mr Williams

For more information: Sue Oliver, Marketing Manager, Hipperholme Grammar School

T: 01422 202256

E: s.oliver@hgsf.org.uk

W: www.hgsf.org.uk