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BizSpace Poole- Let’s do Bizness

Supporting the Bournemouth and Poole Business Community this June

On Wednesday 26 June 2019 we are giving Bournemouth and Poole’s SMEs, Large Businesses and entrepreneurs the chance to network with each other in a laid-back environment.

#LetsdoBizness focuses on arming small business owners and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to boost their business. For tips and advice, a helping hand and of course a place to network with new businesses.

The cost for attending will be £10, of which a donation will go to the Wessex Cancer Trust, to help them to continue their incredible support to those living with Cancer.

In association with the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce, this networking event will be taking place every month, giving small businesses the opportunity to meet new people in the surrounding area.

Here at BizSpace we keep it simple; so, enjoy a morning of drinks, breakfast and networking – breakfast is officially on us.

 

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BCTC Networking #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019

Promoting diversity and International Women’s Day

This networking event is promoting Diversity and celebrating International Womens 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 inter-active 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)

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BizSpace Poole- Let’s do Bizness

Supporting the Bournemouth and Poole Business Community this February”

On Wednesday 27 February 2019 we are giving Bournemouth and Poole’s SMEs, Large Businesses and entrepreneurs the chance to network with each other in a laid-back environment.

#LetsdoBizness focuses on arming small business owners and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to boost their business. For tips and advice, a helping hand and of course a place to network with new businesses.

The cost for attending will be £10, of which a donation will go to the Wessex Cancer Trust, to help them to continue their incredible support to those living with Cancer.

In association with the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce, our networking event will be taking place every month, giving small businesses in Poole the opportunity to meet new people in the surrounding area.

Here at BizSpace we keep it simple; so, enjoy a morning of drinks, breakfast and networking – breakfast is officially on us.

 

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New monthly networking opportunity

BCTC are delighted to be partnering with Chamber Member Bizspace to offer members a brand new monthly networking event – “#Let’s do Bizness”.

#LetsdoBizness will focus on arming small business owners and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to boost their business. For tips and advice, a helping hand and of course a place to network with new businesses.

Join Bournemouth Chamber on the last Wednesday of each month at Bizspace for networking with a difference. For just £10 per head you can enjoy drinks, breakfast and networking in a laid-back environment. The next event is taking place:

When: 7:30am till 9:30, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Where: Discovery Court, 551 – 553 Wallisdown Road, Dorset BH12 5AG

To book your place visit: https://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/event/bizspace-poole-lets-do-bizness/

This event will also be supporting BizSpace’s chosen charity, Wessex Cancer Trust, and they will be making a donation to the charity, after each breakfast, to enable them to continue their incredible support of local people living with cancer.

BizSpace, known as the space that Britain’s small businesses are proud to call home, have office space to rent at Discovery Court with a friendly receptionist, meeting rooms, postal and franking services, on-site café and plenty of parking. And they will soon be opening a new site in Christchurch.

Gordon Staines, the site manager will be on hand to offer tours of the building for anybody looking for a new office space.

Non BCTC members are welcome to attend this event but in order to benefit from other opportunities including professional advice, business information, training and development and marketing opportunities please visit the Chamber website to become a member at www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk

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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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BHBreakfast March

Connect and Grow…

Remember to bring lots of business cards.  You never know who you might meet!

07:30 – Arrive and start connecting (don’t forget to order your breakfast!)

07:45 – Guest Speaker

08:00 – Networking & Breakfast

09:00 – Meeting closes

Venue: Sainsbury’s Cafe Castlepoint

Parking: Free

This meeting is free to attend for members of Bournemouth Chamber, simply order and pay for your breakfast on the day (if required).

To find out more about how to become a member from only £75 per year and attend this event for free, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

Sponsor: Rawlins Davy

Only registered guests will be guaranteed entry.

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BHBreakfast February

Connect and Grow…

Remember to bring lots of business cards.  You never know who you might meet!

07:30 – Arrive and start connecting (don’t forget to order your breakfast!)

07:45 – Q&A Session on Business Law from our breakfast Sponsor Rawlins Davy (please submit your questions beforehand to execofficer@bournemouthchamber.org.uk)

08:00 – Networking & Breakfast

09:00 – Meeting closes

Venue: Sainsbury’s Cafe Castlepoint

Parking: Free

This meeting is free for members of Bournemouth Chamber only, but please order your own breakfast (if required).

This meeting is free to attend for members of Bournemouth Chamber, simply order and pay for your breakfast on the day (if required).

To find out more about how to become a member from only £75 per year and attend this event for free, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

Sponsor: Rawlins Davy

Only registered guests will be guaranteed entry. Book your tickets HERE!

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BHBreakfast January

Connect and Grow…

Remember to bring lots of business cards.  You never know who you might meet!

07:30 – Arrive and start connecting (don’t forget to order your breakfast!)

07:45 – Q&A Session on Business Law from our breakfast Sponsor Rawlins Davy (please submit your questions beforehand to execofficer@bournemouthchamber.org.uk)

08:00 – Networking & Breakfast

09:00 – Meeting closes

Venue: Sainsbury’s Cafe Castlepoint

Parking: Free

This meeting is free for members of Bournemouth Chamber only, but please order your own breakfast (if required).

Please indicate your choice of breakfast – all options under £5.00 – pay on the day.

  • Big Breakfast
  • Meat Free Breakfast
  • Bacon Baguette
  • Meat Free Baguette
  • No Breakfast Required/I’ll pick up a healthy option from the chiller cabinet

To find out more about how to become a member from only £75 per year and attend this event for free, please visit: http://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/members/

Sponsor: Rawlins Davy

Only registered guests will be guaranteed entry. Book your tickets HERE!

 

 

 

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