LONDON | COBCOE Training Academy |The Chamber of Tomorrow

Is your organisation fit for the future? How can you ensure that you not only survive but thrive in the years to come?

Nigel Tomlinson, UP ConsultancyThis year, Nigel Tomlinson of Universal Projects (UP) Consulting will lead the two days of training on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 April.

Nigel has many years experience at senior levels in major corporates around the world and is now a consultant and visiting university lecturer in business studies. He is an experienced and engaging speaker and educator.

Nigel is also a leading light in the chamber movement. He joined the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce in 1997 as CEO (the youngest in the UK at 37 years of age) and oversaw its dramatic change in fortunes. It became the lead chamber in the UK for the provision of international trade, commercial training, enterprise support and overseas busines capacity building services.

Under Nigels' leadership, Sheffield Chamber won awards for excellence in international trade and commercial training, and was named UK Chamber of the Year in 2008. In both 2007 and 2009, it was a finalist in the World Chamber Awards. As a result of these successes, Nigel was selected to serve as a director of the British Chambers of Commerce in 2008.

If you would like to help your chamber reach new levels, or if you think that there could be challenging times ahead for your chamber, this year's Training Academy will give you the insights, strategies and tools you will need to navigate the future.

For more information about Nigel, view his full biography.

To book your place, contact

New venue

30 Holborn, London

The Training Academy sessions will take place at our new address – 30 Holborn London EC1N 2LX. This is where Global University Systems, our Strategic Partner, is based and where the London School of Business and Finance is located. It is an ideal space for training which also enables us to saves on costs. 

Training theme: the chamber of tomorrow

The training sessions will use interesting and entertaining techniques to cover increasingly important topics such as corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as digital transformation and innovation.

Using a combination of presentations, case studies, workshops and interactive exercises, Nigel will explore best practice in good governance in the chamber movement.

A full programme for the training can be found here.


What is included and what is the cost?

The Traning Academy fee covers two full days of training with refreshments during breaks and training materials. Lunch at local restaurants is also included on both days. (The evening of Tuesday 25 April is free time.)

The fee is £342 including VAT for both days.


More information and booking

For more information and booking, please contact Tel: +44 203 290 1468


Watch Testimonials of previous years' Training Academies

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