01782 333798 info@thebic.co.uk Studio 10 Sutherland Institute, Longton, ST3 4HY 08:00 - 17:00

Protecting your Innovation Webinar – June 2020

What is Intellectual Property? How can you protect your ideas and products?  Every company has IP so a general appreciation of Intellectual Property Rights is important so that you can protect your ideas right from the start.  Learn about Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright, Infringement etc  Join us for this webinar to protect your business and know your rights. This event is for Staffordshire (UK based businesses only). Confirm your attendance now and a link to the event will be sent to you two days before the event. Take care and stay safe.

Free

Leadership for Innovation – September 2020

The Wolseley Centre - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust A51, Wolseley Bridge

Successful businesses have a robust culture of Innovation and very strong Leadership qualities. What is Innovation?  What are the barriers to Innovation? The benefits of Innovation. Understanding Leadership and Management for Innovation What are the key steps to leading innovation? Exploring Leadership Styles Creating a vision and goals strategy Models for change

Free

New Product Marketing September 2020

Stone House Hotel Stafford Road, Stone

Understanding markets and customers, who will buy from you and why. Marketing tools & tactics. How to minimise risks, avoid product recalls and produce successful launches. Includes useful templates. To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event / workshop.#  Half-day workshop equivalent to £175.  #  Full day workshop equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no actual charge to attend).

Free

R & D Tax Relief Network Event – October 2020

Michelin Developments Plc Campbell Road, Stoke on Trent

– Are you maximising their benefits? If you are manufacturing then chances are you are carrying out Research & Development and can benefit from 230% Tax Relief If you register a Patent in the UK you only pay 10% Corporation tax on its profits Are you claiming your tax back? What are R&D Tax credits? Who is eligible to claim this generous relief? What costs can be put against a claim? What is the process for making a claim? What are HMRC wanting to see in submitted claims? Examples of businesses who have made successful claims! What is the Patent Box and how can you benefit from it?    This is a Free Event for Staffordshire businesses only and will be followed by a buffet and an opportunity to Network! This event is run in partnership with Dains Accountants and supported by European Regional Development Funds    

Free

Innovative Thinking To Beat The Competition – October 2020

The Hedgehog Stafford Road, Lichfield

More than 8,000 companies in the UK have Innovation in their company name. Why do they believe in Innovation? Innovate or Stagnate still rings true in business. We can’t afford to stand still. But Innovation doesn’t just happen – it needs to be managed! How can we bring innovation into our business and use it to grow our business? To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients). They may be a charge of £10 if you do not inform us in advance of your non-attendance 

Free

What IP do you Own – October 2020

The Wolseley Centre - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust A51, Wolseley Bridge

Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office This workshop delivered by the Intellectual Property Office aims to give participants a good overview of intellectual property and how it impacts on small and medium-sized businesses. The audience is presented with a series of scenarios showing why intellectual property is crucial to a business. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss what IPR they or their company own and will be given access to the full suite of support materials from the Intellectual Property Office. Areas Covered – Trade Marks, Patents, Copyright, Design Rights, etc To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).

Free

Protect and Fund Your Innovation – October 2020

The Hedgehog Stafford Road, Lichfield

What is Intellectual Property? How can you protect your ideas and products? What funding is available for innovation What are the latest schemes? To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event / workshop. #  Half day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients). #  Full day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).

Free

New Product Development – November 2020

Summit Hospitality The Hollies, The Brampton

Join us on this half-day workshop to keep your new product development on track and reduce the risks involved in the process to ensure successful completion. Includes practical techniques and useful templates! Do you need help to develop your next product or process? Busy people can benefit from following a structured process to ensure development is on track. This intensive workshop is delivered by a company that has an excellent record in successfully developing new products and will take you through key concepts of NPD and a well practised and successful strategic approach to New Product Development. Practical Documented Techniques Proven Approach Keep you on Track Useful Templates to follow Help Reduce Risk Applicable to your own company This workshop is currently FREE OF CHARGE to Staffordshire based individuals and small and medium-sized companies – workshop materials and refreshments will be provided. To be able to attend the workshop free of charge* you are required to complete the SBIS 3 form to declare eligibility. Download – **SBIS-3-Form.zip * Staffordshire Based SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) only. ** Zip File contains MS Word & PDF Versions of the form, return signed form at event/workshop. #  Half-day workshop equivalent to £175. #  Full day workshop equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no actual charge to attend).

Free

Leadership for Innovation – November 2020

The Hedgehog Stafford Road, Lichfield

Successful businesses have a robust culture of Innovation and very strong Leadership qualities. What is Innovation?  What are the barriers to Innovation? The benefits of Innovation. Understanding Leadership and Management for Innovation What are the key steps to leading innovation? Exploring Leadership Styles Creating a vision and goals strategy Models for change

Free

Marketing your Innovation – November 2020

The Hedgehog Stafford Road, Lichfield

How to get your innovation to market !  Innovation – the successful exploitation of a new idea We will investigate what “Marketing” really is, the Key Aspects of Marketing, Understanding Market/Customer Requirements and Selling & Promotion    

Free

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