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


Free VENUE: Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1TX

If you run a business in Swindon, work in Swindon or support Swindon businesses we invite you to join us at this event to show Swindon’s resilience and positive future.

The event will include: • A major update on Swindon’s growth projects including the SevenCapital 'Snowdome', out of town areas like Wichelstowe and the town centre regeneration masterplans.

• The launch of our TechSwindon. • A new Ambassador Toolkit to help you promote your business and Swindon. • Good news stories from some of Swindon’s incredible companies and organisations. • News and developments from our hosts Nationwide Building Society.

• A chance to see some of Swindon's digital and tech companies showcase their innovation and use of technology.

Bristol Chamber Networking 6 June

Breakfast Date:

Time: 07.30-09.30 Venue: Browns Brasserie, Bristol Cost:

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

Our networking breakfast gives you the greatest chance of effective networking. Meet like-minded business people and make smart connections for you and your company. Successful networking can help you raise your profile, meet new customers and suppliers, develop your knowledge, find investment, establish partnerships and build a presence in other markets.

Phenomenal Women Date: Time:

12 June 18.00-19.30

Venue: The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY £15


The latest Phenomenal Women event – the third in the series – features Jaya Chakrabarti MBE. Jaya is a passionate advocate for engaging business with community through technology to improve people’s lives, and was honoured with an MBE from the Queen in 2014’s honours list ‘For services to the Creative Digital Industries and the community in Bristol’.

Bath Chamber Evening 19 June

Networking & Nibbles Date: Time:


Venue: The Baldwin Room, The Ivy Bath Brasserie, 39 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DS


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

Join Bath Chamber of Commerce & Visit Bath for the next Networking & Nibbles event at the stunning Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street. Expect delicious canapés, drinks on the terrace and a buzzing atmosphere. Make new business contacts in Bath at this relaxed social event. Bring plenty of business cards!

Networking Breakfast Date:


Gloucestershire Chamber 26 June

Time: 07.30-09.30 Venue: Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden

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

The breakfast will bring together Gloucestershire businesses; what’s more it’s open to both members and non-members of Gloucestershire Chamber, so you'll always find new connections! In addition to unrivalled networking opportunities, the breakfast will feature a keynote speech.

To book, call 01275 370849 or visit


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

Marketing Your Website Date: Time: Cost:

14 May

10.00-16.00 £48 + VAT

Venue: Park House, Church Place, Swindon SN1 5ED

This workshop is perfect for you if you run a small business and you trade online. It teaches you how to drive traffic to your website organically, along with the importance of blogging and content change. This subsidised workshop is for Swindon and Wiltshire based registered companies or sole traders only. This workshop is part of the SME Growth Programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council.

1:2:1 IP Clinic Date:

Time: 09.00-13.00 Cost:

21 May Free

Venue: The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus, Longlevens, Gloucester GL2 9HW

Do you have a question on intellectual property (IP) but don’t know where to turn? We are here to help. Our 1:2:1 clinics are designed to give you an hour of exclusive time with our IP expert, David Morgan.

Business, Bristol Date: Time: Cost:

12.30-16.30 £42+VAT

Venue: Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA

This workshop is perfect for you if you want to know how social media can be more effective for your business and how to manage your social media effectively. There are lots of social media opportunities and we will be discussing which ones will best suit your business, how they work together and what these opportunities can bring to your business.

LinkedIn Workshop Date: Time: Cost:

24 June

14:00-16:30 £42+VAT

Venue: Park House, Church Place, Swindon SN1 5ED

This subsidised workshop is for Swindon & Wiltshire based registered companies or sole traders only. This two-hour workshop will show you: how to create a strong LinkedIn presence that attracts qualified enquiries, how to find, connect and engage with your target audience effectively, how to build relationships and turn online conversations into offline opportunities. Run by Greg Cooper, an internationally recognised LinkedIn coach and trainer.

MAY/JUNE 2019 insight 19

Using Social Media in your 11 June


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