Virtual Events

Devon & Plymouth Chamber has created a programme of Virtual Events during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we can continue to serve our members with relevant, useful advice and guidance - including the latest updates.

Our Chamber Live events take place each week with a different panel of experts, each handpicked to interact with you over Zoom.

The panel will give you advice and updates on subjects ranging from accessing Government support to motivating your teams remotely - applicable to a broad range of sectors. Then we launch into a useful Q&A session when you're welcome to ask questions, anonymously if you wish.

The events run parallel to our lobbying activity on your behalf and our daily briefings. During Chamber Live we'll give you a summary on the latest information flowing from Government to business and take questions as appropriate.

These events are an excellent opportunity to ask us and our experts questions and interact with other members.

To view our upcoming virtual events please click here.

Previous Chamber Live events

November 11: An introduction to podcasting for business

With Paul Philpott and Martin Burgess-Moon from Fresh Air Studios Ltd

October 12: Understanding homelessness in 2020

With John Hamblin from Shekinah

June 4: Using video conferencing

With Tom Moore from Acronymns

June 1: Economy and the environment

With Jackie Young, Urban Agenda, Marina Hoole, co-founder of Green Forward, Exeter Uni One Planet MBA  and Senior Advisor at Devon Garden Foods and Paul Edworthy, from Dynamic Servers and co-founder of Green Forward

May 26: The effect of remote working on teams

With Tim Yorke-Dunne from Boardroom Advisors and Jacqui Shaw from Coralline Health

May 18: Don't stop marketing

With Alexis Bowater of Bowater Communications, Kevin Briscoe of Brisoce PR and Paul Burton of pbmedia

May 12: Accessing the support you need

With experts from Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council, including Council Lead Tudor Evans

May 5: Is optimism in your business the new must have commodity?

With guest experts are Rich Adams, Corporate Projects Manager from the University of Plymouth, and Trevor Worth, Managing Director of Portcullis Legals

April 28: Training durlng the crisis
With Sharron Robbie from Devon and Cornwall Training Network, Mike Jones from City College Plymouth, Bethany Allen from Cornwall Marine Network and Devon County Council's Learn Devon

April 21: Accessing support for individuals
With Citizen's Advice Plymouth and Devon, Job Centre Plus, Money and Pensions Service and Devon County Council

April 14: Accessing Government Support, updated

With Ian Pring and Adam Croney from Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants.

April 6: Leading in Troubled Times

With experts from Workplace Innovation Europe CLG.

March 30: Accessing Government support

With Ian Pring and Adam Croney from Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, and Charles Pallot, Partner at Ashfords LLP

Access to Finance Fair Videos

Our expert event partners including Western Union, Start Point Finance, Heart of the South West LEP, Inspire and the Heart of the South West Growth Hub provide a series of webinar-style video presentations talking you through the best options for your business. These are available below.

Future events, key dates

Summer Golf Day: Tuesday, July 7

County Conversations @ Devon County Show: Friday, August 28 (exhibitor opportunities available)

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 1

Devon Business Show: Wednesday, October 14 (exhibitor opportunities available)

Access to Finance Fair: Date TBC


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