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BUSINESS WEST – CONNECTING BUSINESSES inspire BUSINESS WEST EVENTS


NETWORKING & SEMINARS Participate in a strong and lively business community where you can share ideas, identify new opportunities and generate new leads for your business


IN FOCUS: SPEED NETWORKING AT THE BRISTOL BUSINESS EXPO 2018


DATE: 28 February TIME:


VENUE: We the Curious (At-Bristol Science Centre), Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB COST:


09.15-10.00 Free


Speed Networking is a popular way of making new connections, because it gets the job done, and quickly! Book yourself in and meet


dozens of business people from the region in this free networking opportunity. You'll take it in turns to have


a minute to introduce yourself and your business to fellow business people taking part, with the goal to find shared interests and opportunities to take beyond the session. Bring plenty of business cards.


Get Fit for Business Bath Chamber Networking Breakfast Date: Time:


24 January 07.30-09.00


Venue: Bath Function Rooms, Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB


Cost:


£10.50+VAT (members) £15.50+VAT (non-members)


There’s plenty of opportunity to meet people at this networking breakfast, so we’ve structured it to make sure that you have the chance to meet the right people and build smart connections for your business through informal speed networking.


Gloucestershire Chamber Networking Breakfast Date: Time:


24 January 07.30-09.30


Venue: Mercure Gloucester, Upton-St- Leonards, GL4 8ED


Cost:


£11.50 +VAT (members) £15+VAT (non-members)


Hosted by former editor of The Gloucester Citizen, Ian Mean, the breakfast will bring together Gloucestershire businesses large and small. It’s open to both members and non-members of Gloucestershire Chamber, so you'll find new connections. In addition to networking opportunities, the breakfast will feature a keynote speech.


Bristol Chamber Networking Breakfast Date: Time:


1 February 07:30-09:30


Venue: Leigh Court, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA


Cost:


£11+VAT (members) £20+VAT (non- members)


Meet lots of like-minded business people and make smart connections at our new venue, Leigh Court. Successful networking can help you raise your profile, meet new customers and suppliers, develop your knowledge, explore new ideas, find investment, establish partnerships and build a presence in other markets.


Skills West Business Advice Clinic Date: Time:


27 February 9.30 – 16.30


Venue: The Hive, 6 Beaufighter Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 8EE Free


Cost:


Come chat with our business skills adviser who can identify and tackle skills gaps in your business. Receive advice on new apprenticeship standards and funding covering 90% of training costs. We can also connect you with local and national training providers to ensure you get the most relevant, quality training.


To book, call 01275 370849 or visit www.businesswest.co.uk/events


Marketing Made Easy Date: Time:


26 February 10.00-15.00


Venue: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH £40


Cost:


This hands-on, interactive workshop will help you to get clear about your marketing objectives, stand out from the crowd, attract new customers, choose the best marketing tools and techniques and increase your ROI.


JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 insight 19


Business Date: Time:


Cost:


Business Planning and Finance for 23 January


10.00-1600


Venue: Park House, Church Pl, Swindon SN1 5ED £10


Designed to support potential and new entrepreneurs, this in-depth workshop will help you to create and develop a robust, investment- ready business plan and financial forecast with an application for a Government Start-up Loan in mind.


Intellectual Property Know-How 31 January


for Small Businesses Date: Time:


09.00-15.00


Venue: The Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1ZQ. Free


Cost:


IP experts from the Intellectual Property Office will lead you through several hands-on exercises specifically designed to educate and prepare you to fully protect your company from IP risk. You will also hear from a guest speaker from a local company whose IP story has been pivotal to their international success.


You can Export – How to get 1 February


started masterclass Date: Time:


09.30-15.30


Venue: Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, Newton Road, Bath BA2 9JF Free


Cost:


Attend this interactive workshop to hear from our expert facilitators about the vital steps you should take to start selling your products/services internationally. Step by step, our friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions.


TRAINING COURSES Gain skills, improve your existing ones or just learn something new


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