Weekly Round-up III: Online support, events and webinars

Just like that we’re already on our third weekly roundup to help showcase what’s coming up this week in the creative and tech sector. From events, webinars, business support and courses all direct to your screen at home. At times of uncertainty and worry – there has been a huge uplift across every sector to come together and support each other, which is why we want to showcase them all in one place for you.


Pro-Manchester have a series of events this week to help us understand and further our knowledge on how to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the event names to take you straight to their website to sign up. All events are free.

Cyber Security for a post COVID-19 world – Tuesday 12th May 12.30-1.15pm

Working inclusively and the new normal – Wednesday 13th May, 11.30am-12.30pm

Planning for Recovery – Thursday 14th May, 12-1pm

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital are hosting lots of events each week. For more information and a full listing then head directly to their website.

This Tuesday 12th May, 10-11am Manchester Digital are hosting a free Q&A session, answering your burning questions about The Future Fund, the Bounce Back scheme and other grants and funding opportunities for start-ups, scale ups and small businesses.

Any questions you would like to be answered then make sure you email them in advance to info@manchesterdigital.com. Register for the free event here.

Barclays Eagle Labs

Barclays are continuing with providing a series of webinars this week and ongoing during lockdown, focusing around providing information on the COVID-19 pandemic and how business can become resilient during this time, finance relief for businesses as well as mindfulness sessions and training courses to help you learn something new.

We also wanted to highlight their Business Resilience through Coronavirus webinar being hosted this Tuesday 12th May, 3-3.30pm and Wednesday 13th May, 10-10.30am. Where Barclays will be looking at the decisions that businesses could be faced with and what support is in place for you. Events are all free and listed on their Eventbrite page.

Digital Lancashire

Join them Wednesday 13th May, 3-4pm for a webinar with a whole bunch of information around COVID-19 and what funding is available to digital and tech businesses and how you can access it. You can register here.


Take part in online events, training and e-learning with ScreenSkills this week. Have your lunch with commissioners and hear from industry professionals on a range of subjects. All events are free and listed on their website. Be quick though as the tickets go very quick!

Government Webinars to support your business

Government departments are hosting a series of free webinars this week to help businesses understand the support available including:
Multiple dates this week – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim
Multiple dates this week  – Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Google Digital Garage Courses

Get certified in the fundamentals of Digital Marketing
to help your business expand. This is a free course and you can sign up here.

Building confidence with self-promotion. Becoming more confident has never been easier with this free course helping you understand your strengths and skills. You’ll be discussing self-promotion and see tips on how confidence and self-worth will help you progress future into your career. You can sign up here.

The Skills Toolkit

Digital and numeracy courses to build your skills whilst being at home. Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing. All courses are free and more information can be found via their website.

They’ll be many more events over the next week that you’ll come across and we’d love to showcase and share them all – if there’s anything you’d like to see shared then please let us know via our Twitter @ArbetaMcr so we can continue to help support each other.

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