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Quality plans

Being able to show how that you can deliver projects on time, on budget and to clients’ satisfaction is crucial to success when tendering for work.

Join Cumbria Business Growth Hub for an interactive workshop that demonstrates how to create and develop quality management/assurance plans to prove to clients that you meet their requirements.

The session, delivered in plain English, also explains how to use these plans to monitor the quality of work you deliver and manage it to the highest possible standard. You will get an opportunity to create your own quality plans.

The workshop covers:

  • What is the purpose of Quality Management/Assurance?
  • How to create Quality Plans, including identifying and overcoming barriers to doing so
  • How to use Quality Plans to win contracts
  • How you can use Quality Plans to improve and strengthen your business performance and achieve your targets
  • Exploring different approaches to Quality Plans and identifying the most appropriate for your business
  • How to review your Quality Plans to keep them current and relevant

It is aimed at owners of SMEs and senior managers, project managers and project team members, quality assurance professionals, operations managers and anyone else responsible for tendering for contracts.

The workshop would normally cost £472 but is FREE to eligible Cumbrian SMEs thanks to funding through Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle, Eden and South Lakeland Councils, and the European Regional Development Fund.

It takes place next Tuesday, August 21st, from 9.30am to 4pm, at Energus in Blackwood Road, Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington.

To confirm your eligibility and book a place, or if you have any questions, email eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk or call her on 07876 861266.

Places are limited to one per business.

This is the latest in a series of free Growth Hub workshops to promote business growth. Others cover, for example, time management, sales, management tools, writing to sell, purchasing, writing website content, market research, digital marketing, improving profitability, future proofing your business, and SEO.

Here’s what participants in previous sessions had to say:

“Taking time out of my business to look at the bigger picture is always hard but spending time at Growth Hub courses pays dividends. Not only do you get to work on your business rather than in your business, but you meet a network of like-minded people who you can share discussions with. I have been so impressed with the courses that I have followed up with the presenter either for myself or for clients – something I wouldn’t do unless I felt it added real and practical value.”  Tracey, Market Sense

“I have thoroughly enjoyed attending.  The workshops are great for assisting each and every business at different stages of their development to give you the knowledge needed to move your business forward.  The knowledge gained is easy to implement within your businesses.” Alison, AJ Lakes Consultancy

“The free workshops have been a valuable opportunity to get ‘top tips’ and to develop a deeper understanding of different marketing techniques. The courses also offered me the opportunity to meet different business owners, which has been great for extending my network of contacts.  All the tutors were excellent and very knowledgeable.  Highly recommended.” Fiona, Solwayconnections

The workshops are part of the wider business support offer provided by the Chamber’s Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

To find out more about how the Growth Hub can help your business, click here or call 0844 257 84 50.

ERDFThe funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP. The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.

© Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

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