Events

Jul
24
Tue
TACCP @ The Mill Enterprise
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

TACCP
(Threat Assessment Critical Control Point)

TRAINER: Elite Food Solutions
DATE: Tuesday July 24th 2018
TIME: 9.30am – 4.30pm
VENUE: The Mill Enterprise, New Road Link, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth
COST: Non-Members €150/Members €120
PARKING: FREE Car Parking On Site
Overview
SUITABLE FOR
Any staff members involved in a food or feed manufacturing operations, the group will gain valuable insights from throughout the multi-disciplinary team such as : purchasing, manufacturing, quality/technical function, operations, etc.
Attendees must have a basic understanding of HACCP or similar risk management procedures, crisis management and business continuity management principles and have effective procedures in place.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Remember the Shocking Horse Meat Scandal of 2013?
Are you confident that your Food Business is airtight and free from threat?
Food Fraud, Disgruntled Employees, Site Security, Background Checks, Suppliers are some of the considerations food companies need to take very seriously to ensure the quality of their product and the reputation of their business and their brand.

Since the publication of the PAS 96-Version 3 Standard, Food defence, bio-vigilance and bioterrorism have become a topic of debate and concern for many food/feed operators. PAS 96 (Defending Food and Drink), is the recognised publicly available standard which advises Operators how to construct and implement the necessary controls to assure its customers that their products are safe and secure.

PAS 96 focuses on the threats to a food/feed business from ideologically motivated groups, economically motivated fraud, criminals or individuals with a grudge who may wish to damage an organisation. PAS 96 provides broad guidelines via its 15 step process to operators which should help them assess and reduce the risk to their individual business and to mitigate the consequences of an attack. The risk is different for different businesses, operations and products. It is therefore implied that different risk assessments will result in different action plans proportionate to an individual situation.

The TACCP (Threat Assessment Critical Control Point) and VACCP (Vulnerability) study should be then integrated into the existing Food/Feed Safety management System via the prerequisite programme using the templates provided thus ensuring product safety and integrity.
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COURSE CONTENT
 Course Introduction
 PAS 220, ISO 22002:2009
 15th PRP, Bio-vigilance, Biodefence, Bioterrorism
 PAS 96:2014- Introduction and review
 Terms and Definitions
 HACCP versus TACCP versus VACCP outlining the key differences, etc
 Upstream/Midstream/Downstream Supply chain
 Case study example of malicious attack
 Group exercise focusing on different aspects of your business, e.g. purchasing step, manufacturing, storage, dispatch etc
 Threat Categorisation
 Threat Assessment Critical Control Point ‘TACCP’
 Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Point, ‘VACCP’
 Contingency planning and recovery from attack

CERTIFICATION
Exam necessary to gain Accreditation

TRAINER PROFILE
 Anthony Gregory (BSc) is the Principal Director of Elite Food Solutions and has over 15 years food manufacturing experience including both high & low risk food environments.
 Degree in Food Science & Food Technology (Product Development).
 Recently completed the HACCP Fetac Level 6 & BRC Global Food Safety Standards course.
 Assisting the Department of Agriculture on queries relating to quality of global honeys
 Experience in NPD, auditing, quality (ISO & BRC),risk management & Food safety + HACCP training.
 Travelled to Australia, Canada, the US, Turkey, France and the UK to validate potential supplier’s procedures & practices through auditing and report writing.
 Currently working as a food mentor for The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) formerly The County Enterprise Board in both Co. Cavan and Co. Louth.
 Currently working as a food mentor for several Local Enterprise Offices (LEO’s) including Co.Louth & Co.Cavan.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
To register for this Event email M1skillnet@droghedachamber.com and we can invoice you and you may pay by card or eft alternatively go to this link on Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/taccp-tickets-47309296379

Jul
30
Mon
Microsoft Excel Training Course – Intermediate Level @ The Mill
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

EXCEL INTERMEDIATE

TRAINER: DCM Learning
DATE: Monday July 30th 2018
TIME: 9am – 4.30pm
VENUE: The Mill Enterprise, New Road Link, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth
COST: Non-Members €120/Members €96
PARKING: FREE Car Parking On Site
Overview
SUITABLE FOR
Anyone with a basic knowledge of Excel who has a laptop available to bring to the training course

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course is designed for learners who have used Excel before and want to expand their knowledge, improving formatting, organising data, highlighting key information and creating formulas/links between sheets. The course will introduce new concepts for sorting data, and building conditional formulae. If you think you know Excel, this course will show you what you’ve been missing. Learners will leave feeling a new confidence in their Excel expertise and ready to take on new challenges with data. During the training session, each learner will work through exercises and practice using the various Excel features covered during the course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the session you will be able to:
• Quickly summarise multiple sheets of data into one
• Turn long lists and reports into easy to read tables
• Formulas to check whether cells pass or fail your rules
• Create links between cells so that they all update automatically
• Highlight targets, trends, duplicates and errors with Conditional Formatting
• Formatting and layout consistency by saving as a Template

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COURSE CONTENT:
TOPIC 1: WORKING WITH LARGE SHEETS
• Hiding Rows and Columns
• Worksheet Panes
• Grouping and Ungrouping
• Naming Ranges

TOPIC 2: WORKING WITH DATA LISTS
• Sorting Lists
• Forms in Excel
• Filtering Lists
• Custom Filters
• Setting up lists
TOPIC 3: REPORTING
• Summary Reports – Sub Totaling Data
• Multiple Subtotals & Removing Subtotal
• Summary Report Outlining

TOPIC 4: DATA ANALYSIS
• Analysing Data with Pivot Tables
• Creating & Modifying a Pivot Table
• Changing Pivot, Table Summary and Functions

TOPIC 5: PROBLEM SOLVING
• Goal Seek
• The Scenario Manager
• Scenario Summaries
• IF Functions and Nested Ifs

Overview
TRAINER PROFILE
Founded in Dublin, DCM Learning is fast becoming recognised as a leading training organisation. The organisation works closely with industry to define the skills and qualifications required to thrive. Our courses are taught by expert practitioners.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
To register for this Event email M1skillnet@droghedachamber.com and we can invoice you and you may pay by card or eft alternatively go to this link on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/microsoft-excel-intermediate-course-tickets-47305813963

Jul
31
Tue
INCREASE YOUR SALES with eMarketing Training @ The Mill Enterprise Centre
Jul 31 all-day

INCREASE YOUR SALES with eMarketing SOLUTIONS

TRAINER: DCM Learning
DATE: Tuesday July 31st  2018
TIME: 9am – 4.30pm
VENUE: The Mill Enterprise

, New Road Link, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth
COST: Non-Members €120/Members €96
PARKING: FREE Car Parking On Site

SUITABLE FOR
This program is suitable for all industries and mainly suited towards four types of people, business owners, employees or marketing professionals, marketing agency’s or students.
If you’re a business owner, this program is a great way to learn how to structure and implement a winning digital marketing campaign to suit your business needs. It’s also a great way to train members of your own team to ensure that they’re up to speed on the latest trends and best practices.
If you’re an employee or marketing professional, this program will certainly make you more valuable to your company, which is the surest way to get that raise or promotion you likely already deserve (but don’t have a tangible reason to request).
If you’re an agency, this program is a way to show that you are a traffic funnel specialist, which could help you attract and retain better, higher-paying clients.
If you’re a student, this program can set you apart from other graduates who merely have a
business or marketing degree, but specialized skills that employers today are desperately seeking.

COURSE OVERVIEW
• 86% of consumers use the Internet to find a local business
• 72% of consumers prefer to find information on local merchants via search
• 29% of consumers search for local businesses at least every week
Would you like to:
• Generate new leads or clients?
• Increase the conversion rates of your current leads?
• Nurture your existing clients to increase the amount they spend and/or transactions with you?
If YES then this training is for you. You will be shown a PROVEN and tested super successful sales and marketing method that will attract qualified leads; increase your impact and ignite your revenue.
This step-by-step blueprint will END the feast and famine rollercoaster so you can create a successful business, and turn complete strangers into raving fans and loyal customers who are ready to pay top euro for your products and services.
The program is a full day digital marketing workshop that’s divided into steps. Its purpose is to make it simple for business owners and marketers to understand the critical components that go into a modern day digital marketing plan and to implement highly effective results for your business.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course each learner will have:
• Core Marketing Funnel Design Concepts
• Identify The Perfect Audience For Your Business – Know What Your Business Goals Are & Who Your Ideal Customer Is
• Crafting A Magnetic Marketing Message & Offer for Your Target Market
• Designing Your Ideal Marketing Funnel
o Understanding Cold, Warm, and Hot Traffic
o Building Entry Point Offers
o Your Core Offering
• Launching & Scaling Your System Using Google Adwords – Learn how to set up your own high converting ad campaign, raising awareness of your products/services to your ideal target market
• The Return Path: Using E-Mail To Keep In Touch & Sell More – Learn how to optimise and scale up your campaigns by retargeting, segmenting website visitors by activity, to supercharger your sales and maximise your marketing effort. How to use email marketing campaigns to generate more sales from your prospects and to stay in contact with your clients.
• Putting It All Together

COURSE CONTENT
Section One: This module will teach you the foundations of how to think about website traffic and where it fits into YOUR business. We’ll establish goals and a “language” so that we’re on the same page throughout the workshop. You’ll craft your ideal customer profile for your business, the absolutely critical component of any successful marketing campaign.

Section Two: is where you will be introduced to traffic temperature and understanding exactly where your ideal customer is in your overall customer journey. We will start creating the assets you’ll need for your ad campaign; including how to craft the ideal marketing message and offer(s) for your target market. You’ll use our ad copy templates for cold, warm, and hot ads, to build out messages specific to your ideal customer profiles journey. You’ll also learn how to build content assets you’ll need to send traffic to.

Section Three: is where a guided process is used to get you to set up your own ad campaign. The focus will be on developing “The front door” of your campaign & business offering. This is where you will begin the process of raising awareness for your products and services with your ideal target market. You’ll be shown how to select the right campaign structure based off of your business’ current needs and execute on step-by-step instructions for building a high converting ad campaign. Then learn how to generate a structure to bring your prospects through the journey, helping them to buy your product and/or service offerings, with the goal of boosting your sales and profits.

Section 4: You will be shown how to optimise and scale up your campaigns, how to get started with retargeting, segment website visitors by activity, and an approach to retargeting to super charge your conversion rate and maximise your marketing efforts. Finally you will understand how to use e-mail marketing to generate more sales from your prospects, and to stay in contact with current and past clients so they will come back over and over to buy from you.

CERTIFICATION
Certified Marketing Funnel Architecture Specialist

TRAINER PROFILE
Rebecca Mahon is the founder of Savvy Business Gals, and has spent the last 15+ years solving problems and fixing businesses. She has significantly increased the bottom lines of her clients across a broad range of industries. Rebecca has dealt with virtually every type of business. She has studied, and solved, almost every type of business question, challenge and opportunity. Rebecca has demonstrated the critical ability to stimulate true breakthrough thinking and execution throughout large and small organizations. She is skilled in the areas of revenue model generation, business model generation, strategic restructuring as well as marketing makeovers of every kind. Working with Rebecca’s principles can be the difference between mediocrity and a business that generates millions in additional revenue.
She teaches businesses that there may be dozens of more effective and more profitable strategies, and options, available to them. Rebecca shows her clients how to take different success concepts from different industries and adopt them to their specific business.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
To register for this Event email M1skillnet@droghedachamber.com and we can invoice you and you may pay by card or eft alternatively go to this link on Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/savvy-girls-increase-your-sales-with-emarketing-solutions-tickets-47176746920

WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE FOR THIS COURSE
Workbooks will be provided for use on the day, however participants of this course MUST have their own Google Adwords account already opened. This is important as you will be taken through the process of creating a campaign and you will need to have a Google Adwords account in order to do that. You will receive information on how to do this on enrolling onto the course.

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Aug
12
Sun
Fleadh Cheoil na hÈireann @ Drogheda Town
Aug 12 @ 12:00 am – Aug 19 @ 11:45 pm

Fleadh Cheoil na hÈireann will take palce in Drogheda 12th August to 19th Aug

for more information click the link below

http://fleadhcheoil.ie/ 

Sep
6
Thu
Launch-Drogheda Business Excellance Awards 2018 @ The Highlanes Gallery
Sep 6 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
10
Wed
Budget Breakfast @ European Refreshments
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Nov
24
Sat
Drogheda Business Excellence Awards 2018 @ The CityNorth Hotel
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm

Further details to follow

Dec
7
Fri
Christmas Networking Lunch @ The Westcourt Hotel
Dec 7 @ 1:15 pm