Seminars and Training Programme

Forthcoming Events:

Introduction to Project Management

This practical course offers essential and effective skills, tools and techniques required by those who have; never been trained in running a project, are working in a project support office, or are new to the role of project manager.

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Next Event:

19 October 2017
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Effective Sales Skills for Non Sales People

This one-day Sales Training workshop is designed to help individuals, business owners, sales teams and engineers to increase their effectiveness.

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15 November 2017
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In this one-day introduction we will look at a variety of tools to make improvements and efficiency in business and discuss how they help businesses to remain competitive.

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This one-day seminar is aimed at people purchasing machinery, as well as manufacturers, to guide them as to what information is reasonable to share. It will explain what to check in a Technical File, and what documentation is required.

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This one-day course is intended to give an overview both of the changes and also the process involved in CE Marking to the Machinery Directive and includes practical suggestions of how to deal with the new changes and what they mean to both the manufacturer / importer and the end user.

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Are you undertaking Risk Assessments correctly? Are you putting your company at Risk?

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This one-day seminar provides an overview of the changes and the regulations.

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This one-day seminar provides an overview of the standards and how to apply them.

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This one-day course will help anyone who is responsible for the purchase, use, maintenance or modification of work equipment to gain a thorough understanding of their responsibilities under this legislation and what it does and does not cover. Guided risk assessments and real world examples will illustrate how legislation is interpreted in practice and will also explain how PUWER interfaces with other legislation like the CE Marking Directives.

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This one day seminar is aimed at companies using, purchasing, designing and manufacturing machines incorporating industrial robots.

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Training Programme

PPMA & BBA join together to offer Exciting New Training Opportunites

As a direct result of the popularity of the PPMA seminars, we have decided to extend our 2017 portfolio of seminars which include:

Better Communication Skills at Work

This one-day course will help you to develop your communication skills to achieve a positive outcome and results for all. It will focus on how to apply questioning and listening techniques in order to communicate with greater effect in the workplace.

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Dealing with Difficult People

This one-day course offers an insightful, useful and practical guide on how to manage the difficult people and situations that you are likely to face in the workplace. We aim to help you develop a more confident approach when dealing with these people and situations by showing you key skills, tools and techniques to handle them effectively.

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Effective Sales Skills for Non Sales People

This one-day Sales Training workshop is designed to help individuals, business owners, sales teams and engineers to increase their effectiveness.

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HR for Non-HR Managers

This one-day training course will help you to Identify the HR role and responsibilities of a modern Manager

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**NEW** Managing Workplace Performance

This one-day course will aid Line Managers who have performance management responsibilities (evaluating others’ work) and need to help people achieve their potential (development / improvement of performance).

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The past three years have seen the introduction of a series of key Directives and revisions to Directives and Regulations that affect machinery suppliers and users and so this year’s seminar and training course programme gives both users and suppliers an opportunity to catch up on the changes, understand how they are being implemented in the UK and to see what is in store for the future.

Who Should Attend?

Machine Users

  • Production/Industrial Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • H & S Professionals

Machine Suppliers

  • Field/Service/Maintenance Engineers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Senior Managers
  • Machine Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Control Managers

For nearly 20 years the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association has been applying its involvement in both technical and regulatory matters, as they develop, to the benefit of education and training within the industry. This makes available not only the pool of in-depth knowledge built up within the Association itself, but reflects also the strong links now enjoyed with research and academic establishments and constructive relationships with UK government and EU regulators.

In-Company Courses

These Courses can be presented exclusively for your organisation on an in-company basis, tailored to suit your specific needs. Contact the PPMA Events Department for details 020 8773 8111 or email:

British Brands Group

The British Brands Group provides a training course for direct suppliers to supermarkets on the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). Tailored to general managers, commercial and sales directors, key account managers, regulatory and support staff involved in day-to-day trading.

Course location and dates:

PPMA members receive a 30% discount by stating they are members in the ‘special requirements’ box. Click register to read more about the training courses.



Marriott Hotel Leicester

Marriott Hotel Leeds

Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotel Northampton

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport