Global Learning Success!

Global Learning Success!

The Global Learning Festival has finished for 2020 but we still have a range of great learning opportunities available!

An International Event

During a globally challenging time, the Global Learning Festival’s goal was to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world.

1st September marked the beginning of the Global Learning Festival 2020!
Access to Business, along with wide range of libraries, universities and educators participated in the global online event to promote unity and connective learning.

As part of our contribution, A2B hosted four online webinars across the 1st – 4th September with ticket sales through Eventbrite. The workshops (Money Matters, Designing in Canva, Essential ICT Skills for Beginners and Interview Skills) had themes centred on finance, business brand design, IT Skills, and job interview etiquette.

RAISE advisor Gary Lees started the week off with Money Matters, where attendees could learn tips and tricks to manage their finances. Wednesday’s Designing in Canva session was held by RAISE Project Co-ordinator, Jim Brennan, giving the audience a full tutorial of how to get the best out the design software.

Black Country Futures lead, Emma Miller introduced helpful PC skills in Essential IT Skills for Beginners, while employment advisor, Simon Moore finished the week sharing the key secrets to land the job you want at the interview stage. It was great to have such an international audience – our attendees ranged from the UK to Australia and Vietnam!

The festival might be over, but we’ve got more free courses then ever coming up!
Head over to our Online Training Courses page to find the times and dates of all our self-employment and employment workshops. Check out our social media pages below to keep track of all our upcoming events and good news!

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Online Webinars

Our online webinars were conducted through Microsoft Teams. (1st image: Creating a magazine in Designing in Canva. 2nd Image: The basics of email simplified in Essential ICT Skills for Beginners).

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Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

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Global Virtual Learning Festival 2020

Global Virtual Learning Festival in September 2020 invites cities from around the world to be a part of this exciting initiative! A global learning festival will unite learning communities across the world as we all face the challenges of COVID-19.

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The 2020 Global Learning Festival

During a globally challenging time, the Global Virtual Learning Festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world. By participating in learning events on a wide variety of topics, across time zones and languages, you can experience first-hand the benefits that lifelong learning can bring to you, especially during uncertain times.

upcoming events

free Webinars

Access to Business will be offering four great webinars all FREE of charge, as part of the Global Learning Festival 2020 hosted by Wyndham & Melton City Council (Melbourne, Australia).
The festival will run from 1st – 4th September 2020 globally and will provide a variety of learning events, in an assortment of languages, across time zones, to celebrate unity and connection at such a globally challenging time.

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Money Matters

Tuesday, 1st September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Learn how to manage your finances, get hold of your annual budget, and shrink your bills!
This webinar will dive into how you can efficiently manage your personal finances, reduce your outgoing bills, and have a positive impact on your annual budget.

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Designing in Canva

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Perfect for beginners, this webinar provides a range of basic learning guides from using the best templates and uploading photos and logos, to designing business cards and flyers.
You’ll learn how to design professionally for your business and social media, cost effective and manageable for you.

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Essential ICT Skills For Beginners

Thursday 3rd September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Join us for a friendly session to build your IT confidence and learn essential ICT skills.
We’ve got a range of useful topics to cover: sending and receiving emails, attaching documents, staying safe online, job searching on websites such as Indeed, Totaljobs and more!

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Interview Skills

Friday, 4th September 2020 10:00 – 10:45 BST

Learn how to shine at the interview stage and make a memorable impression with the interviewer.
Establish what your potential employer is looking for, prepare strong answers and discover the secrets to shine through your interview.

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Charity No:  1138761

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International Women’s Day 2020!

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International Women's Day 2020!

Join like-minded women and learn from specialists how to begin and elevate YOUR business to the next level!

Time

10:00AM till 12:00PM

Venue

The Mayor's Parlour, Third Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH

Date

Thursday 12th March 2020

The Project Overview

About the Event

Are you a lady wanting to be self-employed or trying to grow your business?

Take the opportunity to join us on the 12th March to celebrate International Women’s Day for 2020!

An opportunity to speak with other like-minded women over light refreshments and hear from specialist advisers who can support and guide you every step of the way.

Learn more about our eBay training course, and benefit from our exciting women’s business support projects, including WEST , ROSE, and how to crowdfund for your business via the NatWest Back Her Business.

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Reservations

Book Your Place

To reserve your place for this FREE event, please book through the Eventbrite link below by Monday 9th March 2020, as spaces will be limited.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-2020-tickets-89973201267

FAQ

FAQ

#IWD2020

#EachforEqual

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

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Charity No:  1138761

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Winners! Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017

Winners!

Access to Business Win Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are delighted to announce that Access to Business has been awarded 'The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service', the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups.

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Meeting the Mayor

A2B staff inside the Mayor’s Parlour at the City of Wolverhampton Council. 

The Presentation Ceremony

The Mayor's Palour

PRIDE

The presentation ceremony took place on Thursday 27th July 2017 in The Mayor’s Parlour of the City of Wolverhampton Council. 

The presentation has been made by Deputy Lieutenants Major Sylvia Parkin MBE TD JP DL and Dr Satya Sharma MBE DL. Also in attendance was The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu. 

The event was attended by over 60 people including Councillor John Reynolds, Council members, funder representatives, partners, Access to Business’s volunteers, staff and partners.

Royal Attendance

A2B CEO Josie Kelly awaits at Buckingham Palace for a special day with the Queen and other Royals. 

A Ravishing Royal Visit

The Queen's Garden Party

Royalty

In honour of the award 2 Access to Business staff team also attended The Queen’s Garden Party on 16th May joining over 7000 other guests. In attendance was The Queen, Prince Phillip, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate), The Princess Royal (Princess Anne), Prince Edward and Princess Eugenie.

15 Years of Hard Work & Dedication

Receiving The Queen's Award

Chief Executive Josie Kelly said “We are absolutely honoured and delighted to have received our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. For over 15 years we have been providing services for unemployed and disabled people in our City to improve their skills, confidence and support their route to employment. Volunteers play a vitally important role in supporting our work and include our volunteer Board of Directors and many local volunteers supporting and promoting our work helping others to improve their lives.”

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The Best Support

Access to Business were delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, and will to continue to provide their support to the people of Wolverhampton.

See below video to hear our Chief Executive Josie Kelly and Senior Business Adviser Carole Taylor talking to Made In Birmingham Television about the award!

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Charity No:  1138761

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International Women’s Day 2017!

Access to Business Events

International Women's Day 2017!

Access to Business and SWEDA together with over 50 women business owners celebrated International Women’s Day at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

Women's Day 2017

Celebrating Women Progressing in Self-Employment

The Project Overview

International Women's Day

An invitation was given for the ladies enjoy a guided tour of the hotels facilities, followed by networking and a buffet lunch.

The audience was then inspired by a lively and informative panel of guest speakers included – Angela Bir –Owner of Ramada Park Hall Hotel, Julie Wall 3degrees Social, Lisa Smith (Prepared PR) Natalie Cutler (Writer/Actor) and Sarah Ellen (Sarah Ellen Designs).

This gave an opportunity for the Women to gain further information on the essential advice and guidance and training available to both start and grow their businesses.

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Ladies Christmas Networking

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Some of our excellent International Women’s Day speakers and partners

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Our Natwest collaborators in the beautiful Ramada Park Hotel gardens  

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The event was sure to provide our attendees with the essential guidance to start and grow their businesses. 

Our Latest News

Keep up with all our latest news here! From events and outings to new training and workshops.

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19Mar

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Census 21st March 2021 We are delighted to have been

A2B E-Newsletter: Autumn Edition 2020
30Nov

A2B E-Newsletter: Autumn Edition 2020

"I want to thank you all for the fantastic job

Kind Golf Tournament Winner Donates to Charity
25Nov

Kind Golf Tournament Winner Donates to Charity

Get all the clubs and golf balls at the ready!

Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.

Contact

Twitter Feed

Charity No:  1138761

Company No:  05084674

© 2019, Access to Business. All Rights Reserved