Friday, 29 April 2016

CIMA ‘Brain Training’ & ‘Presenting With Impact’ CPD Conference in Birmingham on Saturday 10th September

There will be two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon:  

Grow your brain, grow your potential 

This morning masterclass covers the full range of brain training skills including:  

         Speed Reading

-          Why we read so slowly

-          Tests to find reading speeds

-          Techniques  to improve and how to apply them

         Mind Mapping

-          Problems with the way information is ‘traditionally’ presented,

-          Mind mapping rules and practice,

-          Computer mind mapping

-          How to apply problem solving, decision making and making and taking notes, creativity

         Memory Skills

-          How the memory works

-          Memory techniques

-          How to remember details such as product features, clients names, numbers, stats, presentations 

Pitch Perfect

This afternoon masterclass will show you how to present with optimum impact. Can you remember when someone gave a dreadful presentation?  They waffled on, forgot key points and didn’t use technology properly. What was wrong? Lack of sleep, weather, mystery virus? The problem was they practiced a bit, winged it and hoped for the best.  The hard fact is that all of us only get so far on natural ability. To deliver effective presentations is a process that we can learn, practice and apply. 

This course will look at: -

-          How to open and close

-          Use of humour and technology

-          Body language

-          Writing scripts

-          Memory techniques

-          Overcoming nerves

-          Using props and notes

-          How to bring alive dry material 

You will go away with a tool kit that will enable you to develop and grow your ability when presenting. 

Venue: ETC venues, Maple House, 150 Corporation St, Birmingham B4 6TB -  

Cost: £50 CIMA members/students: £60 guests – Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments included.

Book: email Julie Witts at to book your place 

Speaker details

David Thomas suffered a dreadful childhood at the hands of his abusive parents and got into trouble at the age of 16 getting expelled from school. He joined the fire service but kept failing his promotion exams. He bought a book on improving memory, went to the world memory championships eight months later coming 4th. That was in 1996. Since then he has gone on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history. To date, amongst other memory achievements, he has become an international grandmaster of memory, broken a Guinness record for reciting Pi to 22,500 digits and won the US memory championships. He is a Sunday Times #1 bestselling author and appeared more than 500 times in the media, even going on Oprah. He has been a professional speaker for 19 years, speaking in 38 countries to every kind of audience.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

CIMA Free Event, ‘Making effective use of your leadership development programme’, on 30th June in Telford

Making effective use of your leadership development programme can significantly enhance your career. In today’s fast moving business environment it is increasingly important to ensure that your programme meets your needs no matter what stage you are in your career.  

This presentation will help you target your development needs but more importantly help you to take the next steps on your journey. 

Date: 30th June 2016 at 18:30  

Location: Park Inn Hotel, Forgegate, Telford. TF3 4NA (only a few minutes away from Telford train station should you wish to come by train) 

Price: GBP 0.00    

Buffet served on arrival 

Speaker Details 

Nick Jessett - With over 40 years’ experience in high tech engineering, Nick Jessett  brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his roles in Finance, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Programme Management and Product Development. Throughout his career he has been accountable for the development of individuals from the early stages of their careers through to mid-career and senior executive roles. He is a member of the Warwick Business School Mentoring Programme where he has responsibility for mentoring students from Undergraduate, MBA and PhD programmes. Nick has recently launched his own niche Leadership Development consultancy where his work is focused on the role of creativity in leadership and shared leadership in extended and virtual organisations.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Mills CNC to showcase 19 Doosan machine tools at MACH 2016 - Stand 5430 is the place to be!

Mills CNC will be showcasing 19 Doosan machines in explicit detail on their stand at MACH 2016. 

These include a number of their best-selling lathes, machining centres and mill-turn machines PLUS 7 new models that are making their UK debuts at the Show. 
The machines on show are: 


• NEW LYNX 2100B 



• NEW PUMA GT2600 

• PUMA 2600SY (Sub-spindle and Y-axis lathe) 

• TT1800SY 

• PUMA 3100LY 

• NEW PUMA 4100M 



• DNM 400 II (Siemens control) 

• DNM 650 II (Heidenhain control) 

• NEW DNM 5700 II (Fanuc control) 


• DNM 350 5AX 

• VCF850S with iTNC530 Heidenhain Control 


• HP 5100 II 

• NEW DHF 8000 


• T4000 


• NEW SMX 2600S 

• SMX 3100

CIMA and AICPA: Joining Forces: Your opportunity to know more about the proposed evolution of the joint venture on 26th April in Birmingham

The pace of change is accelerating. In today's complex and fast-paced environment, businesses need a new agility to stay competitive. Management accountants are central to managing and exploiting change on this scale, and CIMA is committed to making sure our members lead the process. 

By joining together, CIMA and AICPA would become the most influential body of professional accountants in the world. By integrating strategy, management and operations, we would become more resilient, stronger, more efficient and pool knowledge to serve our members better. 

We are pleased to welcome two speakers who will discuss the evolution of the joint venture with AICPA and the recently released CGMA report, ‘Joining the Dots’ : - 


When: Tuesday 26 Apr 2016 - 6.30 for 7pm start

Buffet served on arrival

Drinks and networking follow the presentations 

Where: Holiday Inn M6 Jct 7, Chapel Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7BG 

Cost: No charge 

Our speakers are: - 

• Andrew Miskin FCMA, CGMA - CIMA Deputy President  

• Paul Turner - Head of CIMA UK 

The evening will finish with a panel Q&A session. We would then like to welcome everyone to stay for a drink and networking, your chance to chat to our two speakers and meet the other members present.  

For further information or to book a place please go to: - 

and click on ‘Events’ on the right or contact Julie Witts on: -  
Email: or Tel: 02476 849380.