Events: September 2014

Events with blue dates are BECBC events, dark grey member events.

WYG Annual Charity Golf Day and Dinner (Cumbria)

1st September 2014


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Mechanical Earth Modelling – From Surfaces to Simulation: reducing risk and increasing reliability

2nd September 2014

in Aberdeen

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Employer Engagement Day – Energy Coast UTC

3rd September 2014

10.30am to 3.30pm at Cumbria UTC

NB: NEW DATE and VENUE (from 8 August 2014)

This new date will enable the event to take place in term time and in the UTC building as opposed to Energus Academy.

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BECBC Member Meeting (September 2014)

3rd September 2014

9.00am - 12.30pm

The BECBC Member Meeting will be in the auditorium at ENERGUS
(Energus is at Blackwood Road on Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington, Cumbria CA14 4JW)

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Graham Engineering: 10kW Fibre Laser Demonstration

4th September 2014

 at Graham Engineering Ltd in Nelson

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6th September 2014

12.00 noon 10 1.30pm at the Samuel Lindow Building, Westlakes Science Park

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Funding Opportunities with Heriot-Watt Energy Academy

9th September 2014

10.00am to 4.00pm at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Registration from 9.00am

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BECBC Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste (inc Storage) Sector Group Meeting (Sept 2014)

10th September 2014

10.15am at The Sculpture Gallery Area,  Lowther Castle Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria  - SAT NAV: CA10 2HH

Refreshments from 09.30am – a light breakfast on arrival with tea/coffee

Meeting host: ARUP

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Mott MacDonald Event: SME NEC3 - 3Part Practical Workshop

10th September 2014

13 August 2014 - 10.00am to 1.00pm at Ingwell Hall, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Whitehaven

10 September 2014 - 10.00am to 2.00pm at venue tbc

15 October 2014 - 10.00am to 1.00pm at venue tbc

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Wired Cumbria Event (Kendal and South Lakeland)

11th September 2014

6.00pm to 8.00pm at The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal LA9 7DE

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BECBC Socio Economic Sector Group Meeting (September 2014)

15th September 2014

10.00am to 12.00 noon at Summergrove Halls, Whitehaven

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Routes2Work: Constructing the Future Cumbria - Shared Apprenticeship Scheme Launch

15th September 2014

11.00am to 1.00pm followedby networking lunch until 2.30pm
at Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington Cumbria CA14 4JW

NB: New date

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Decom North Sea - September Lunch and Learn

17th September 2014

12.00 noon to 2.00pm at Doubletree by Hilton, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen

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Freeze Technology Demonstration Event

23rd September 2014 — 24th September 2014

NNL Workington Laboratory - in conjunction with Studsvik and FriGeo

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23rd September 2014 — 26th September 2014

at Science Museum Tokyo, 2-1 Kitanomarukoen Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0091

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KAN Enhance FREE business workshops

23rd September 2014 — 26th September 2014

23rd—26th September 2014
Join us for four practical half-day workshops to help you enhance your business. All of the workshops are stand alone and take place in two locations, so come to as many or as few as you like. For a full timetable please see the link

23rd and 24th take place in Carlisle (University of Cumbria Business Interaction Centre) and 25th and 26th take place in Whitehaven (Summergrove Halls)

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NEC 3 - Successful Time Management (Durham)

23rd September 2014

Knowles complimentary breakfast briefing:

The key to the successful Time Management of an NEC 3 contract is a compliant Accepted Programme.  This programme must be able to reflect the impact of progress and compensation events to establish if the date for planned Completion is likely to change.

As experienced practitioners of NEC 3, we are often presented with problems that originate from a poorly drafted Accepted Programme or a party's misunderstanding of the need to promptly and regularly update this programme.

This presentation provides a practical overview of the content and structure of the Accepted Programme, and a practical insight into the required assessment of compensation events and the dangers of leaving this assessment until the conclusion of the works.

The topics to be covered include:

.  Development of the Accepted Programme

.  Common programming errors

.  Assessing delays: the dangers of leaving it until the end

.  Assessing disruption

The briefing will be presented by David Gainsbury and Claire Wilkinson of Knowles.

Open Forum

At the end of the seminar there will be an open forum for questions on any topic.

Complimentary Appointments

A number of experienced consultants will be available to answer any questions on a one to one basis prior to or following the seminar (7.30am - 8.00am and 10.00am - 11.00am)


Knowles offer a host of seminars and courses on an in-house basis.  We have been providing in-house training for over 40 years and consistently achieve excellent feedback.  Our lecturers are experienced practitioners and courses can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.  Please contact or telephone 01928 756 500 for further information on in-house training.

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Leader 2 Leader cross sector programme

24th September 2014 — 25th September 2014

The Leader-to-Leader programme is designed to develop capabilities to lead in today’s volatile and dynamic business environment.

Leader-to-Leader supports individual growth and development, encourages and fosters connections with people and ideas within and beyond the region, and equips them to better exploit and grow all Cumbria has to offer in our challenging commercial world.

Our Leader-to-Leader programme fosters learning partnerships between participating organisations. Over the course of 8 months, participants examine and compare their individual and business contexts and experiences of leadership; collaborate to produce solutions to key challenges in each organisation; and put new learning into practice in a way that delivers benefits to both the individual and the organisation.

The programme is designed and facilitated by experts from business and academia, bringing together cutting-edge learning and practice in leadership and management. The programme will:

Develop the individual competence of your leaders in a unique and practical way;
Apply new thinking, from different perspectives, to your key organisational and business issues; and
Give your organisation access to a strong and collaborative network of Leader-to-Leader alumni.


Leader-to-Leader drives business benefits and individual leadership development through the engagement of participants from diverse businesses and organisations to work on strategic business issues.
Leader-to-Leader is a highly practical programme that enables participants to address key business issues and learn about and practice new approaches to leadership and organisational development.
Leader-to-Leader provides a confidential and collaborative learning environment and employs diverse learning methods to drive benefits back into participants’ businesses.
Leader-to-Leader provides a unique opportunity to network with participants from diverse sectors and learn from their experiences and perspectives.
The combination is life-changing and will take participants and their businesses further, both now and in the future.

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Employment Law Update - Free Webinar

24th September 2014

A free employment law webinar, hosted by employment law solicitor Joanne Stronach. 

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Fracking North

25th September 2014

at MediaCity UK,Manchester

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Wired Cumbria Event: Carlisle

25th September 2014

6.00pm to 8.00pm at BIC Buildings, Paternoster Row, University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA3 8TT 

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Fab Lab Digital Futures Workshop: Getting started with Arduino

27th September 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm at Fab Lab, Cockermouth

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Fab Lab Digital Futures Workshop: Getting started with 3D printers

30th September 2014

9.00am to 5.00pm at Fab Lab, Cockermouth

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FREE Skills Masterclass with Liz Jackson MBE: entrepreneur and “Secret Millionaire”

30th September 2014

The University of Cumbria presents:     Liz Jackson MBE:  entrepreneur & “Secret Millionaire”

Expert in:  Communication, Sales & Marketing Strategies, Business Growth 

Join us for a skills development session on: Tuesday 30th September 2014   12.30 – 2.30pm (including networking lunch)

Places are FREE for eligible individuals and businesses  

University of Cumbria – Paternoster Row, Carlisle CA3 8TT

To reserve a place email / tel. 01228 888740  

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