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Events and Webinars

Detailed below is a list of events to support local businesses or inform residents regarding the work of the Public Protection Partnership (PPP). Many of the events are hosted by PPP, but we'll also list events that we feel will benefit our local businesses and residents. 

Included in the list is the PPP series of virtual monthly lunchtime learning sessions hosted by one or more of our team, or an external specialist in that area. The 'Lunchtime Learning' series is the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm via zoom. 

See below for schedule: 


Free webinars to help businesses in Bracknell Forest reopen safely

The Government’s plan to gradually ease lockdown restrictions means that non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality, personal care and other sectors are currently expected to reopen on Monday, 12 April.

To help businesses prepare for re-opening, the Public Protection Partnership and Bracknell Forest Council are holding two free webinars:

  • Retail/close contact services reopening safely webinar on Tuesday, 6 April at 10am
  • Hospitality services reopening safely webinar on Thursday, 8 April at 3pm

Both webinars will include guidance for relevant businesses. There will also be an opportunity for businesses to ask specific questions during the webinar or have individual conversations with council officers after the webinar.

The session is free and open to all Bracknell Forest businesses to attend. 

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration said: “These free sessions are for any business in Bracknell Forest which would like more information about ways to reopen safely. We are keen to offer support and advice to ensure that businesses can open successfully and start the recovery process from the pandemic. I would urge any business who has questions to book a free place.”

Vicky Lister, Principal Trading Standards Officer said: “Throughout the various restrictions the council’s Public Protection Service has sought to provide advice and support to businesses in the Borough. These are the latest in a series of business briefings which will be supplemented by more tailored business advice should a specific business need it.”

In addition to the webinar, businesses are encouraged to visit the council’s COVID-19 Help for Business webpages, which have further guidance and support.

Places can be booked using the links below.

  • Retail/close contact services reopening safely webinar on Tuesday, 6 April at 10am


  • Hospitality services reopening safely webinar on Thursday, 8 April at 3pm


Join our webinars on re-opening safely - Wokingham

Ahead of Step 2 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown (due on 12 April), we would like to invite businesses to a couple of Zoom webinars hosted by the Public Protection Partnership (PPP) and Wokingham Borough Council.

WEBINAR - Retail and Close Contact Reopening

1pm, Tuesday 6 April

Click here to join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 874 9375 4636

Passcode: 669105

WEBINAR - Hospitality Reopening

10am, Thursday 8 April

Click here to join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 819 2216 8248

Passcode: 614870

Institute of Licensing Hospitality Webinars - Reopening & Recovery 

The Institute of Licensing are holding a series of free webinars to support the hospitality industry in re-opening after the National Lockdown:
Webinars include:
  • Reopening and Recovery - All hands to the pump
Risk Assessment, COVID, health & safety, food and fire safety support for licensed premises.
  • Reopening and Recovery - All hands to the pump
Pavement Licensing, Off-Sales and Deliveries (England).
  • Reopening and Recovery - All hands to the pump
Customer service and managing behaviour refresher training for staff
For more details and to book:

EU Exit Webinar - Ask the Regulators - COMPLETED

Lunchtime Learning Series - COMPLETED - Wednesday 3rd March 1pm - via zoom

  • Are you a food or animal feed business?
  • Are you still unsure about the impact to your business after the UK exit from EU?
  • Do you, your direct supply chain or distribution network, import or export with EU?

Two months in to the initial changes after the UK's exit from the EU and our webinar focuses on some key questions for businesses who export any food, drink or animal feed into the EU from the UK. The session will also incorporate a Q&A element giving you the opportunity to ask your specific questions to our panel of regulators.

The session is aimed at those businesses in the food/drink/animal feed industries and will cover areas around labelling, suppliers, distribution chain. We will also be covering some of the general changes for businesses since the legislation came in to effect on the 1st January 2021. So all businesses are welcome.

To register for this webinar please follow link below: 


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