Cotton Court Business Centre

Conferencing

A HUGE Success! Thanks to Care Quality Commission

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On 31st July and 5th August, Cotton Court hosted a series large conferences for the Care Quality Commission, a series of information sessions for service providers across the North West.

Each session had around 70 attendees and positive feedback was received about the content of the sessions and the venue.

It was one of the largest conferences we have held at Cotton Court, a PA system and interactive voting system were set up for the key speakers and lunch was provided by local caterers, Swarbricks.

It was great to work with CQC on this type of event and we are looking forward to working with them again in the future.

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National Apprenticeship Week

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This week marks the UK’s National Apprenticeships Week. This week intends to raise awareness of apprenticeships and the positive impact they can have on businesses and the UK economy. Forecasts indicate that apprenticeships could add a further 3.4bn a year in economic gains to the UK.

Apprenticeship schemes will give young people the chance to learn a trade and build their careers. The Government are looking at ways they can expand apprenticeship opportunities so that they can become more widely available to young people. Barclays have also announced an expansion of its national ‘Bridges to Work’ programme, which is designed to help companies find and employ apprentices.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.

Over 130,000 workplaces offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.

Improve your bottom line – Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, with Apprenticeships helping them to improve productivity and to be more competitive. Training apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

Fill your skills gaps – Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs providing the skilled workers you need for the future. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.

Motivate your workforce – Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.

One Connect Limited will host an Apprenticeships and Placements event on 20th March 2013 at Cotton Court.  The event will commence at 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Refreshments will be provided along with free parking onsite.

5.30pm Refreshments and networking

6.00pm Welcome: One Connect Limited – Sarah Walmsley

County Councillor Michael Green

One Connect Limited – An insight into our services

Charlotte Iddon and Rachel Briggs will highlight the benefits of working with One Connect

Limited and how your business can be supported in a risk free and cost effective way.

With offerings of accessing free training, saving costs on recruitment and sourcing free staff.

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Looking to grow your business?

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Looking to grow your business? Want a new way to recruit young talent?

This event is for any business owners in Lancashire who are looking to grow their businesses.  With offerings of saving on recruitment costs, providing you with independant advice and guidance on recruiting and training, information on grants and funding available.

One Connect Limited is hosting an Apprenticeship and Placements event on March 20th at 5.30pm-7.30pm in Cotton Court Business Centre, Preston Lancashire.

Refreshments and networking from 5.30pm speakers from 6pm

You will leave knowing more about grants of up to £15,000 for your business to support young people, One Connect Limited’s programmes which offer Lancashire businesses young adults for up to 8 weeks at no cost to the business.  This hugely successful programme offers businesses young adults on a trail basis, to enable skill matching.

Presentations from

Sarah Walmsley of One Connect Limited and Councillor Michael Green

Dawood Fard and Louis Rollenson of Centurus Ltd

Charlotte Iddon and Rachel Briggs of One Connect Limited

Paula Gibson of National Apprenticeship Service

Your business can’t afford to miss out on this great opportunity, book your place to find out more.

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Latest offers from Cotton Court

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Conference & Training Space

Stretch your conference budget further and get 1 day FREE! When you book 10 dates, or 1/2  day FREE when you book 5 dates.

Whether you need a meeting room for 2, or a conference for 100+ delegates, Cotton Court can provide the solution. Our fully equipped suites feature the latest interactive audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi, and internet ready PCs with onsite IT support; plus a full range of catering options and a dedicated member of out professional team to ensure that your event is a success.

Conference Space info

Qoute: CC143 – terms & conditions apply

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Permanent Desk Space

New year, New start! from £25 per week

If you have made New Year’s resolutions to reduce overheads, work more efficiently, build your business networks then why not take advantage of our latest offer?

Desk space allows businesses, individuals or occasional professionals to the Preston areaa cost-effective method of working within a business environment, without the large overheads. It enables users to conduct business obligations in a comfortable workspace, whilst presenting a professional appearance through a prestigious business address.

Permanent Desk Space info

Qoute: CC25 – terms & conditions apply

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Social Media Course – £99*

1/2 PRICE COURSE. When 2+ people book together

Explore how social media for businesses can’t be ignored in today’s ever changing society.

Get your social media working for you

Staff Linkedin Profiles

Cotton Court Linkedin page

Cotton Court Twitter page

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Cotton Court wins Bronze Green Tourism Award

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We are proud to announce that we received Bronze Award from Green Tourism for our continued commitment to sustainability.

This year we plan too:

Continuing our efforts into 2013, and are always for looking for new ways to further improve our practices. We already have a number of changes and schemes planned for this year, including:
– Offering our customers a Fairtrade refreshment option
– Using locally sourced food and catering, thus reducing food miles
– Promoting use of car sharing, public transport, walking and cycling
– Continue our drive to reduce, reuse and recycle!

This award recognises our compliance in keeping our premises and surrounding areas clean and tidy, recycling, and reducing our Co2 emissions. In 2012, we have installed water saving devices in all toilets, reducing our water consumption by 30%; promoting the use of stairs instead of the lift – walking up the stairs just 2 minutes per day burns approximately 20 calories and helps the environment.

Stay up to date with our changes on Twitter: Follow us @CottonCourt

 

Cotton Court Open Evening – Monday 15th October

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 3PM ON FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Cotton Court’s open evening on Monday 15th October from 6pm till 8pm.

The evening will give you an opportunity to find out about the following:

• Conference Facilities

• Training and Meeting Rooms

• Office Space

• Permanent Desk Space from as little as £25 per week

• Virtual Office Assistant call and mail handling service from £10 per week

In addition, there will be guest speakers including Neil Simpson from the Knowledge Transfer Service at UCLan discussing free business support. This event will be a great networking for both new and established businesses.

If you are just starting out please take this opportunity to speak to existing clients of Cotton Court who originally launched their business from our desk space facilities. Catering and reception drinks will be provided for and therefore registration is necessary.

For further information or registration please call 01772 50776 || Email events@cottoncourt.com