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The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology of the government has stated that humanity is currently at a crucial juncture, and failing to seize the moment would result in a significant missed chance for progress.

The AI Safety Summit took place on 1st and 2nd November at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, renowned for being the location where mathematician Alan Turing successfully deciphered Nazi Germany’s Enigma code during the Second World War. Read more about this important event.


Thank you so much for your continued support of the DofE.

As young people find themselves stuck between an extremely challenging past few years and an uncertain future, chances to develop and grow outside the classroom are vital to help level the playing field and give them the skills and capabilities they need to succeed in the future.

Your support is allowing us to continue breaking down barriers, so all young people have the chance to take part in the DofE – particularly young people living in poverty or who have additional needs.

We want to share with you the autumn issue of The Pioneer, our supporter newsletter designed to showcase the lasting difference the charity makes thanks to your generosity. The autumn issue includes updates on ‘Expedition’, ‘This is Youth’ and our work to reach more marginalised young people and opportunities to support the charity :

Thank you for your continued support of the DofE, and I hope you enjoy reading the latest issue of The Pioneer – please do get in touch if you have any questions and thanks again for all your support of the charity.

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Webinar dates to add to your calendar

We aim to deliver a broad range of fascinating free online webinars that are of interest to business owners and entrepreneurs and we are always looking for more speakers, so if you have a subject that you think will be of appeal and would like to speak at one for our webinars please click here.

Below are the list webinars that you can currently signup for and there’s more to come! :


11th December @ 10am

40k in 40 days – Change your thinking

Speaker : Vicki Wusche

You know that property investing is a good idea and that it’s a great way to make your money work harder so that you don’t have to. Did you also know that you can create a 2nd business to supplement and maybe provide the funding for the development of your own property portfolio? In this fascinating event, Vicki will explain and go through with you how you can do this and make £40k in 40 days.

Register here


Secrets of Winning New Contracts

Speaker : Nauzar Manekshaw

Secrets Of Winning New Contracts – Branduin’s Fit To Bid® programme is designed to develop and enhance supply chains and provide local businesses with the practical knowledge and skills required to submit tenders and win new contracts at Council Procurement, Construction Projects, Transport Hubs, and large Private Sector buyers.

The content is a blend of acknowledged best practices based on the art and science of bid writing, used by professional bid teams around the world, supplemented by proven tools which have been developed by our experienced bid writing and bid winning experts.

Register here


23rd January @ 10.30am

Self-Financing Projects that save Organisations Millions

Speaker : Stephen Laurance

Learn how helping companies to solve structural, process, systems and behavioural issues to realise their full productivity and performance potential. Self-financing projects that save £ millions at the same time as improving customer and employee satisfaction.

Register here


28th February @ 12.30pm

Is AI Relevant For My Business & Should I Care?

Speaker : Shirish Chauhan

This webinar will provide an overview of what is happening in AI and examples of areas where there is likely to be a significant impact.

Register here

New LinkedIn followers

We would like to thank the following people for signing up and following the CBE Group page on LinkedIn. We very much appreciate it and look forward to engaging with you and seeing you at our free online webinars : 

Michael Clarke, Illic Milan, Nick Gibson, Shabbir Girach, Andrew Lambert, Carl Leadbeater, Paul Alfieto, Vicki Wusche and Gary Brown

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