Courses help nurture business growth

 

Robert Bush, Score Project Manager – Pic by TMS Media Ltd

A series of two-day training courses is being held to help companies grow their business.

The sessions are being staged by SCORE, the grants and support programme helping nurture innovation and improvement in the offshore renewable energy sector.

The courses – available to all small and medium-sized enterprises across all business sectors – are at Lowestoft on November 7-8 and December 4-5 and at Norwich on November 22-23.

They are aimed at business owners, senior or aspiring managers and geared to help delegates increase their ability to plan, manage and maximise opportunities to development profitable and effective growth.

Practical and tutored sessions will cover areas including:

  • Techniques and ideas for strategic growth 
  • Innovation
  • Identifying your competitive advantage
  • Change management
  • Building effective teams
  • Identifying individual learning styles
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

The Supply Chain Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional

Development Fund (ERDF), provides grant and supporting help to companies across England to develop new products, processes and ideas which bring economic benefit to the East of England.

SCORE project manager Rob Bush said: “Growth and innovation are so important for businesses to ensure they don’t stagnate and keep ‘ahead of the curve’ – particularly in the offshore renewables sector where technology and systems are changing all the time to drive new techniques and business systems.

“This region has some brilliant companies with so many ideas and so much potential and SCORE is proud to be giving business people the tools to take their ventures to the next level.”

Course details are: November 7-8, OrbisEnergy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft; November 22-23 Rouen House, Rouen Road, Norwich; December 4-5, Orbis Energy, Lowestoft. They all run from 9.30am-4.30pm with registration at 9am.

SCORE is a grants and business support programme to help develop new products, processes and technologies in the offshore renewable sector. The current programme is delivered by Nwes in partnership with energy industry experts, Nautilus Associates and the national Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre.

For more information and to register on the event visit www.scoregrants.co.uk

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Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, www.ecowinds.eu) on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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