New Training Courses for 2019

Download our Training for Members 2019 Leaflet here with all details. 

As part of our services for members, we are hosting new training courses for 2019 including a refresh course on GDPR, Navigating Brexit for SMEs, Business Continuity Planning and Mental Health in the Workplace. As always, the courses are free for Marble Arch London BID members.

Please do not hesitate to register interest with for yourself and/or colleagues. Spaces fill up quickly so get in touch!

GDPR Refresh Course – 2 July; 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Following our two successful training sessions last year prior to support our businesses with the new data protection laws, we’ve teamed up with the same trainers at  Riskevolves to provide a jargon-free, half-day course updating and refreshing businesses on GDPR. Registration opens at 9:00 am with training starting at 9:30 am and finishing at 1:00 pm. The event will be held at Etc Venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Road, W2 2EA. There will be breaks with coffee, tea and snacks.

The course will explore why it is vital not only to be GDPR compliant but to remain compliant, why personal information may be the new gold , what impact a data breach could have on your company and what those cyber criminals are up to now.

This course is suitable for anyone responsible for handling personal data. Please contact us at to book your place or find out more details.

Navigating Brexit for SMEs in Westminster – 4 July; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Register here

We have joined forces with the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority to help businesses prepare for 31 October, the new date when the UK departs the EU.

The training is specifically tailored to SMEs (under 250 employees and less than €50m turnover), but any business that wishes to protect and support its supply chain is welcome to attend this three hour presentation and discussion led by the Mayor’s London Growth Hub on Thursday 4 July from 9:30 am – 12:30pm at Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street W2 2HF. There will be coffee, tea and snacks provided.

The course will help businesses prepare for common issues associated with Brexit, such as new requirements when employing EU staff, the impact on import/exports and likely changes to contracts and insurance. There will also be opportunities to ask questions.

Please register here to book your place or find out more details.

Business Continuity – 9 July; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

How would your business cope in a state of heightened emergency? The Marble Arch area experienced limited impact by the Extinction Rebellion protests, but what if it had spread over a wider area and prevented your team and colleagues from getting to work? Is your business properly prepared for all eventualities, whether it be fire, flood, protest or worse?

We have secured training from the internationally recognised British Standards Institute to help you develop a business continuity plan for your business.

This full-day course will introduce the principles and practices behind an efficient business continuity plan and explore the role such plans play in increasing resilience to provide uninterruptible services. Attendees will also discover the measures that are required to restore business after an unexpected disruption.

The course uses presentations and interactive activities to help you write, implement and validate a business continuity plan for your organisation. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an internationally recognised BSI certificate. The event will be held at Etc Venues, Garfield House, 86 Edgware Road, W2 2EA. There will be breaks with coffee, tea and snacks.

Please contact us at to book your place or find out more details.

Mental Health Awareness – 26 September; 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Following two popular and fully-subscribed courses, we are hosting a third Mental Health Awareness training course on Thursday 26 September from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Led by MHFA England, the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England, you will learn from an instructor accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

All employees will find this course of use, particularly HR Directors, managers and employers. The course will provide training and consultancy service on mental health and well-being programmes to help businesses strengthen and manage the mental wellness of their staff.

The course first teaches common mental health problems understood in the workplace, how to recognise them in you and others, what is good and poor mental health, stress vs. pressure and stigma. In the second part of the course, you learn how to manage mental health in the workplace, such as tools and techniques, early intervention, the transactional analysis model of adult-adult communication, understanding the Equality Act/reasonable adjustments and knowing where to seek help.

Lastly, the course will discuss the ground rules when address mental health in the workplace (e.g. confidentiality, boundaries and expectations) to facilitate non-judgement and solution-focused learning in which delegates feel comfortable to disclose.

Please contact us at to book your place or find out more details.