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BH Banter About – November – with guest speaker Sarah Ali Choudhary

**GUEST SPEAKER SARAH ALI CHOUDHARY** JOINS BH BANTER ON MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER FROM 6PM UNTIL 8PM.

 

SARAH ALI CHOUDHURY IS AN AWARD-WINNING INDIAN FOOD EXPERT, TV CHEF AND FOOD COLUMNIST. SARAH IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SHARING THE JOYS OF INDIAN CUISINE – WHETHER THROUGH TV, RADIO OR PRINT MEDIA, LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA OR BESPOKE TEACHING.

Named the youngest Asian woman to run a restaurant at the age of just 20, Sarah has gone on to capture the delights of Indian cuisine through her recipes which have featured in print and online publications locally, nationally and internationally.

Sarah is recognised as an inspirational and motivational speaker and has spoken at numerous events including The Chartered Management Institute, The Federation of Small Businesses for London, The Elite Business Women’s Network as well as Universities, Colleges and Schools. Sarah has also presented and hosted various award ceremonies.

Sarah is the recipient of multiple awards including the regional and National winner of The Venus Influential Woman of the Year (sponsored by Mercedes-Benz), and finalist for The Venus Inspirational Woman of the Year (sponsored by Bournemouth University). She is currently Lead Ambassador for the Venus Awards for 2018. Sarah was one of eight selected finalists out of 8,000 contestants in Tommy Miah’s International Indian Chef of the Year competition for 2017. Sarah has also won New Kid on the Block in the UK Small Awards, launched in 2017 to recognise the achievements of small businesses in the UK. Sarah has appeared in the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who guide for 2017 and 2018. Sarah was given a standing ovation by the Bangladesh Caterers Association for her contribution to The Asian catering industry.

Sarah also reached the BBPI British Asian Powerlist 2018.

BCTC IS PLEASED TO BE WELCOMING THE AWARD-WINNING CHEF AND BOURNEMOUTH BASED ENTREPRENEUR ON THE 5TH NOVEMBER. SARAH WILL BE SHARING HER BUSINESS TIPS, KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO WIN AWARDS, AND HOW TO MAKE WINNING WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR NETWORKING, SO WORK THE ROOM AND CONNECT WITH OTHER BOURNEMOUTH BUSINESSES.

VENUE: THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL

Parking – Available on the Eastcliff

Cost: Free to members / £10.00 Non-Members

To find out more about how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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Free Training for BCTC Members – Building your Branding Workshop

Workshop Event:

What does your brand say about your business? This engaging workshop looks at the importance of a businesses’ brand as the core part of a wider marketing strategy. We’ll cover tone of voice, brand management, positioning within the marketplace and how to find your niche to ensure you build a winning brand for your business.

We’ll look at:

What is brand?
Value-driven branding
Finding your niche
Brand positioning
Brand management
Tone of voice

Details of trainer Sarah Veakins:

After studying in London for a degree in business, Sarah spent ten years working as a Language Coach and Trainer. She moved on to become a Business Language Coach, working in Paris with high profile companies such as Kodak, AXA Risk Assurance and Matra Defence (now part of MBDA).

After returning to the UK, Sarah took a new direction, working as a Marketing Manager for an International Boarding School and Ceramic BBQ Company. Through these roles, she developed skills in: web design; online media strategy; collateral design; event organisation; photography and video editing; PR; SEO and Google Analytics; copywriting and e-book publishing.

Sarah’s dream was to run her own company and started an Alfresco Cooking business and that has given her a wealth of personal experience in launching a niche, artisan product in the UK – this includes product development and design, manufacturing, packaging, POS design, and marketing.

She still very active with her own company and manages her own international marketing strategy. Sarah’s passion is the world of branding, digital and content marketing and bringing these marketing tools to businesses with growth ambitions.

Sarah is keen to share her business knowledge and help businesses across the Solent area.

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

To find out more about how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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About the European Regional Development Fund:
The Dorset Business Growth Project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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BH Banter October

BH BANTER BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER FROM 6PM UNTIL 8PM

AN INFORMAL NETWORKING EVENT, SO WORK THE ROOM AND CONNECT WITH OTHER BOURNEMOUTH BUSINESSES

VENUE: THE OCEAN BEACH HOTEL

There will also be plenty of time for networking so business cards at the ready!

Cost: Free to members / £10.00 Non-Members

To find out more about how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

To find out more about how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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BH Banter About – September

Join us for an informal evening of learning and networking with speaker Richard Milton from e-nexus, specialist marketing performance, and measurement agency.

Richard will be sharing his expert knowledge on how to use web analytics to grow your business.

Google Analytics and tools like it can do wonders for your business. They can provide you with easily accessible insights & metrics that you can use to improve the performance of your website and other areas of your marketing mix.

Richard will demonstrate the benefits of using web analytics tools and show you how you can use them to better understand and transform the performance of your marketing.

Richard Milton is a career-long marketer who specialises in marketing strategy, performance and measurement. Richard spends his time working with business owners, managers and marketers, supporting them to improve their marketing decisions, investments and impact.

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

To find out more about how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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BH Banter About – August

Join Bournemouth Chamber for our Summer Garden networking event at Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth.

With Pimms and Canapes on the lawn and a relaxed atmosphere, pop along after work and make connections with new business in Bournemouth.

Sponsor: FR3SHBOX

FR3SHBOX is a healthy food business based in Bournemouth, set up by two friends on a mission to transform the way people eat in the workplace. After leaving their corporate careers behind, FR3SHBOX was born to fuel company staff with delicious healthy meals for a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

Members: Free

Non Members: £10

To find out more on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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BH Banter About – November

Join Bournemouth Chamber for an evening of networking at Southbourne Ales

Find a different more engaging way to network for your business.

Speaker: Jennifer Tingay

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

 

To find out more on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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BH Banter About – October

Join Bournemouth Chamber at Talbot Heath School where Headmistress Mrs Holloway, will be sharing her passion and talking about her vision and how Talbot Heath are supporting Bournemouth’s future.

By equipping young people from the school and the local community with creative and digital skills they are ensuring that flourishing creative and technological industries have a strong pipeline of highly skilled potential employees.

Talbot Heath School are looking to engage with a wide range of professions, particularly those in the technological, engineering, creative and digital fields to establish projects that can be part of their new curriculum.

The future is powered by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths)

Find a different more engaging way to network for your business.

Speaker: Talbot Heath Headmistress

Parking: Free Onsite Parking

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

 

To find out more on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

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Future dates for your diary:

6th November

4th December

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BH Banter About – September

Join Bournemouth Chamber at Bournemouth & Poole College (Lansdowne Campus)

For specialist talks from a multitude of speakers, topics including;

Apprenticeship benefits to SME’s / Employer Leagal Advisory Session / Social Media, tips and tricks to enhance your business and Adult Learning Courses.

Refreshments provided.

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

Members: Free

Non Members: £10

Refund Policy – 7 days: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.

To find out more on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

Future dates for your diary:

2nd October – Talbot Heath School

6th November

4th December

 

Book your ticket here

 

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BH Banter About – August

Join Bournemouth Chamber for our Summer Garden networking event at Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth.

With Pimms and Canapes on the lawn and a relaxed atmosphere, pop along after work and make connections with new business in Bournemouth.

Time: 6 p.m. till 8 p.m

Members: Free

Non Members: £10

To find out more on how to become a member, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

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

Book your ticket here

Future dates for your diary:

4th September

2nd October

6th November

4th December

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