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Marketing Health Check workshop

E-nexus marketing workshop

Feeling overwhelmed with marketing your business?  Want to be confident that your marketing is actually working and delivering the desired results for your business?

Attend the next e-nexus Marketing Health Check workshop on June 12th where we will explore with you a range of methods and tools so that you can better examine & enhance the performance of your marketing.

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to get more out of their marketing, whatever the size of business or budget.

The workshop is hosted by Richard Milton – founder of e-nexus, a career long marketer who specialises in strategic marketing planning and performance measurement. Richard spends his time working with business owners, managers and marketers, supporting them to improve their marketing decisions, investments and impact.

BOOK NOW to claim your ticket for the workshop on June 12th. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

18.15- Registration & networking
18.30 – Seminar
19.30 – Q&A
19.45 – Seminar closes

Location:

Brewhouse & Kitchen – Southbourne
147 Parkwood Road
Bournemouth
BH5 2BW

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Set Sail for the 5th Poole Harbour Boat Show

Set Sail for the 5th Poole Harbour Boat Show

The fifth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, will return to our shores between 7th and 9th June, from its award-winning home, the Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 32,000 people in attendance in 2018 the Show, organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners, continues to be the biggest-ever, FREE to attend Boat Show on the south coast. The Boat Show’s ambitions and theme are to get people ‘on the water’, particularly young people.

In addition to more than an anticipated 200 exhibitors, over 100 boats will be on the water, including tall ships, celebrity style yachts and motors cruises. There will also be an impressive line-up of ‘on the water’ activities and workshops which includes:

· Taster sessions: For those who want to see which water sport suits them best, there will be FREE taster sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Paddle boarding, kayaking and dinghy sailing will be provided by Rockley Watersports and there will also be cruiser sailing provided by the Yacht Clubs of Poole.

· Racing: Visitors to the show will be able to see dinghy and yacht racing over the weekend. The 2019 Poole Bay 100 Power Boat Racing will make Poole Harbour its base over the weekend of the Boat Show. Power Boats will arrive on Friday 7th and racing will take place on Saturday 8th June. Visitors to the Boat Show will be able to view the boats in between races. http://www.poolebay100.co.uk/

· Demonstrations: There will be a number of exciting demonstrations across the weekend, including the RNLI and Poole Harbour Commissioners putting on fascinating displays which show what their work involves on a day to day basis. The Newfoundland dogs will impress visitors with a spectacular water rescue performed by a 14 stone, lifesaving Newfoundland dog.

· Firework Display: The stunning and ever- impressive Friday and Saturday evening firework displays are always popular events. This year’s fireworks are sponsored by Sibbett Gregory and Brittany Ferries, respectively. Start time is 21:45 on both evenings.

· Freefall Parachute Display Team: The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) freefall parachute display team, will be landing directly in the harbour. Sponsored by WQI Marine Ltd. Display time: 4pm on Saturday 8th June.

· Official opening: Friday 7th June – Sailor and Vendee Globe competitor, Pip Hare will be opening the Show.

· Live Music Stage: There will be free family entertainment, with a live music stage creating a central feature, with a packed agenda of bands, choirs and entertainment. There will also be a family picnic area with a sandpit for children to enjoy and perhaps even the odd piece of treasure to find!

Jim Stewart, chief executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners said, “This year’s event has gained significant momentum and we are particularly pleased at the attention and support that the Boat Show is receiving, now in its 5th year. We are incredibly proud at how its reputation has grown within the marine industry, local and regional business communities and the enthusiasm being shown by the public to attend and get involved. 2019 promises lots of expansion and lots of focus on our event objectives of getting people ‘on the water’. Poole has such a very rich maritime history and the PHBS is a wonderful way to celebrate all that it has to offer.”

Jim advised, “At the Poole Harbour Boat Show we’ve got something for everyone. We would urge you to come down to Poole Quay and enjoy this fantastic FREE event! Officially opening the Boat Show on Friday 7th will be successful sailor and marine journalist Pip Hare. Pip will be competing in the world’s toughest yacht race, The Vendee Globe, and in November 2020 will be lining up with 30 international skippers to single- handedly race a 60ft boat around the world, non-stop. She has ambitious plans to break records and certainly has the determination and grit to do so! www.piphareoceanracing.comhttp://www.piphareoceanracing.com/

The show will open daily from 10am – 6pm, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June. For further details visit: pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk

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Have your say in shaping Dorset’s economic future

Dorset LEP

Businesses across Dorset are being encouraged to get involved in shaping the future of the County by attending a series of consultation events.

The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working on a Local Industrial Strategy, which will set out how Dorset can achieve its ambition for economic growth.
Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is hosting its first round of consultation events on the county’s new Local Industrial Strategy (LIS). The strategy will outline how Dorset LEP will work in partnership with the local business community and anchor institutions to deliver economic growth, prosperity and productivity in Dorset.

Dorset LEP is actively seeking the views of all Dorset business and industry leaders or groups that represent industry sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, tourism, creative technology, finance or agriculture to inform the LIS.

The consultation events take place next month in North, West and South East Dorset and will outline Dorset LEP’s work on the Local Industrial Strategy to date and the opportunities it brings for the local economy.

Event participants will have the opportunity to help shape Dorset’s economic future by identifying how the county can maximise its opportunities and address its challenges. The overarching aim of the LIS is to ensure that economic growth and prosperity are accelerated and benefit all Dorset’s businesses and people.

The consultation events take place on:

Light breakfast refreshments will be provided at each of the events. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite or Dorset LEP website.https://dorsetlep.co.uk/strategy/local-industrial-strategy/

Jim Stewart, Chair of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Dorset LEP is working collaboratively with government to develop our Local Industrial Strategy. It will be our joint plan for creating exciting, well-paid jobs in new industries, and up-skilling and increasing competitiveness in our key employment sectors. It will set out how we will build on our unique strengths and opportunities, and capitalise on the creativity of our people, to create a more productive, innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.”

Lorna Carver ,Director Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy will be our local response to government’s National Industrial Strategy. It will be a framework for aligning local and national decision-making and investment to create a more inclusive economy where all residents and businesses can contribute to, and benefit from, growth.”

Dorset LEP will be working very closely with central Government on the Local Industrial Strategy, helping to drive investment to Dorset, create long-term jobs and support continued economic growth.

Further opportunities for engagement will follow ahead of the strategy launch in autumn 2019.

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Bay Run applications open

Bay Run

Applications are now open for the Bournemouth Bay Run, which takes place Sunday 7 April.

Supported by the British Heart Foundation, the Health-on-Line Bournemouth Bay Run is set to welcome more than 4500 runners to the resort to participate in the popular half marathon, 10k, 5k or 1k family fun run. Closing date for entries is Friday 29 March. Sign up now.

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Brexit – Supporting employees through change

BCTC - Brexit - Supporting employees through change

Are your employees being affected by change? How is the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit affecting individual people? Is peoples response to change leading to a wider impact on your business?

Come and join Bournemouth Chamber and our members at our next networking event taking place at the Ocean Beach Hotel, Bournemouth on Wednesday 17th April from 6pm where we will exploring this issue.

Change is constant. Some changes are minor and others can have a significant impact on our lives. Some changes are viewed as good, others may not be those we would wish. In this session we will:

· Understand the personal impact of change
· Identify actions you can take as an employer
· Recognise the business benefits of taking action

Join this session led by Marion Hewitt, FCIPD; to discuss and increase understanding of how change could be affecting your staff (and you) and gain ideas on approaches that can support them through changes – that will bring benefit to both the individuals and the business. Marion brings to this session extensive experience within HR and now works as an independent coach and trainer.

Tickets are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment. Alongside our speaker for the evening, there will be plenty of time to network and connect with other local businesses so don’t forget your business cards and work the room!

Cost of the event: Free

Places are limited, only registered guests will be guaranteed entry.

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bctc-brexit-supporting-employees-through-change-tickets-58496119468

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Free open day to celebrate theatre’s ninetieth anniversary

Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary

Free activities, theatre workshops, musical performances and heaps of nostalgia are set to mark Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month.

On Saturday 16 March between 11am and 5pm the town’s Grade II listed theatre and ballroom will be throwing open its doors to all for a free-to-attend community open day.

Accomplished musician and seasoned performer Cameron Lloyd will open the event in the main auditorium, playing a selection of popular tunes and Disney hits on the theatre’s 1929 Compton Organ.

A 200-strong community choir, with youngsters from Muscliff Primary, St Katharine’s C of E Primary, Jewell Academy, Pokesdown Community School, Stourfield’s Infant and Junior Schools, and St Walburgas Catholic Primary, will debut with a medley of songs from the 1920s to the present day.

Students from the Pavilion Youth Theatre will present a special preview from their forthcoming show Grimm Tales written by Philip Pullman. Strolling theatrical performances from the Pavilion Adult Theatre group will convey ghostly accounts and recreate historical stories from the theatre’s ninety year history. There will even be the opportunity for young budding performers to have a go and join in a special theatre workshop. Pavilion Dance South West will also be hosting a free ballroom dancing class.

Guided backstage tours will take visitors into areas which are usually closed to the public, and there will be the opportunity to try on costumes in the dressing rooms and experience being on stage.

A ‘find the star treasure hunt’ will encourage young explorers to discover interesting features dotted around the building and there will be free face painting.

Copies of archived material, including photographs and show programmes will be displayed in the corridors, kindly supported by the Cinema Theatre Association. In addition a series of 1920s and 1930s vintage vehicles will exhibited in the car park.

The day will close with a special screening of ‘Enchanting Bournemouth’ – a 1958 Bournemouth Council Production.

“This is just one of the special events taking place this month to mark Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth year, says Pat Coyne, BH Live’s Director of Venues and Events.

“Our open day will give visitors and local residents the opportunity to see some of our upcoming talent and also experience a snapshot the theatre’s wonderful past.”

More information about the open day, and other events and activities to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary, is at bournemouthpavilion.co.uk.

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Promoting Diversity and celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

Promoting diversity and International Women’s Day

Come and join Bournemouth Chamber and our members at our next  networking event taking place at the Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth on Tuesday 5th March from 6pm.  The focus of this networking event is promoting Diversity and celebrating International Women’s Day.

Most of us have an idea about ‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ based on our own understanding and experience, and the term ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ risks becoming another label. 

This interactive event aims to clarify what diversity and inclusion really mean, both generally and contextually for Bournemouth businesses, to inform and challenge individual perspectives, and to contribute to the promotion of Bournemouth businesses being employers of choice, locally, regionally and nationally.

Panel:

Heather Martyn – Vice President of BCTC
Tim Petransky, Diversity and inclusion consultant, and the Army’s BAME ‘lead’ for Southern England
Minaxi Mistry, Diversity and inclusion champion, the Asian Media Group’s corporate sponsor, successful working mother
Mark Pountain CBE, former HR Director and MD, now Managing Partner of CapRising, a business management consultancy (Chair)

Tickets are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.  Alongside our speakers for the evening, there will be plenty of time to network and connect with other local businesses so don’t forget your business cards and work the room!

Cost of the event: Free

Places are limited, only registered guests will be guaranteed entry.

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bctc-networking-balanceforbetter-iwd2019-tickets-56418550403?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1SSjm8zbkSIO4D6Jn7ngUQpwM_I33FocjmgB55NVpUhNyI4oNct_jLzy0

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Bournemouth Chamber networking event sponsored by The Peninsula Group

BCTC Networking Event sponsored by The Peninsula Group

Come and join the Bournemouth Chamber and our members at an informal evening of business networking at the beautiful Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth on Thursday 7th February from 6pm.

There will be a presentation on Management of Workplace Stress from Victoria Walduck of The Peninsula Group, the Souths leading HR Consultancy.

Tickets are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.  Alongside our speaker for the evening, there will be plenty of time to network and connect with other local businesses so don’t forget your business cards and work the room!

Parking – Available at local Council car parking facilities near the venue.

Cost of the event: Free

Places are limited, only registered guests will be guaranteed entry.

Book tickets here: https://www.peninsulagrouplimited.com/seminars/partner-event-with-bournemouth-chamber-of-trade-commerce-get-free-employment-law-and-health-safety-tips/

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New2Business Networking sponsored by Bournemouth Chamber

Bournemouth Chamber sponsors New2Business Networking

The south coast’s only networking club for new businesses is partnering with the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce (BCTC) to take on the ‘challenging’ times ahead.

The BCTC will become official sponsor of New2Business Networking at the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth, from its next meeting on January 23, 2019.

The Marsham Court founded New2Business in January 2015 to provide support for new business owners and trainees of larger businesses.

In the past four years the free to attend, bi-monthly meetings have hosted around 300, new start-ups.

Jane Swift, Business Development Director at the hotel in Russell-Cotes Road, said: “We are thrilled to gain the support and expertise of the BCTC, particularly as we all proceed towards the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.”

She continued: “During the last four years, New2Business has welcomed hundreds of new companies which have reached a certain level but need further help to grow.

“We enable people to share their experiences, ask questions and ask for advice.

“Starting a new business is a big step and connecting with other businesses is key – but it can also be daunting.

“Our members tell us they appreciate the informality of our meetings and the opportunity to share the wisdom of speakers who have already achieved success with their businesses.

“Working with the BCTC and its diverse membership will only enrich what we offer.”

Richard Milton, Executive Director of the BCTC and MD of marketing consultancy e-nexus Ltd, agreed: “This partnership is a perfect fit for both New2Business and the Chamber.

“I myself have attended New2Business as a business owner for over 18 months and have been immensely impressed by everything about it, from its informal atmosphere to its level of attendance and the way it supports its members.

“The BCTC was born over a hundred years ago, but has the same very relevant aim – to support the local business community by providing networking opportunities, the very latest business information, training and development.”

He continued: “The south coast continues to witness encouraging business growth and as Brexit and its implications for business unfold, there will be an even greater need than ever for the BCTC and New2Business. I am excited about the months ahead.”

New2Business Networking meetings are free to attend and feature a speaker, followed by an informal networking session.

To sign up to attend the next meeting on January 23, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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