Events

Environmental expert turns spotlight on climate change at business networking event

February 24, 2016
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Environmental expert turns spotlight on climate change at business networking event

Businesses can get an expert’s view on climate change and the impact of the recent Paris Agreement at business networking group Rekindle’s meeting tomorrow. Leading environmentalist and authority on global warming Sir Crispin Tickell, pictured, will explain the implications of last December’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and global problems related to...

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Business Village talk will instinctively focus on HR

February 24, 2016
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Business Village talk will instinctively focus on HR

A talk entitled Fine Tuning Your Instinct for People will be delivered to Swindon networking group Business Village at its meeting on March 3. Avril Porter, pictured, who runs Wiltshire-based HR consultancy The Human Resource, will deliver the presentation at the group’s weekly breakfast meeting. Avril, who has more than 30 years’ experience in...

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Women in business meeting will look at ways of raising finance for small firms

February 15, 2016
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Women in business meeting will look at ways of raising finance for small firms

Funding and finance for small business will be explained at a free event for women in business tomorrow. Speaker Debbie Neale, pictured, senior business manager at Inspire by Wessex Chamber, will give a 30-minute overview and introduction to the various ways of raising cash for a business before opening the meeting to questions. While...

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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

February 8, 2016
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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi OBE has been named as the keynote speaker at next month’s Wiltshire and Swindon Women in Business Conference. Sahar Hashemi is one of UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs and a powerful speaker on innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset. Hosted by The Enterprise Network (TEN), the conference is timed to...

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New venue for Business Showcase South West as successful event returns for third year

January 15, 2016
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Business Showcase South West, the region’s largest free business event, returns for a third year in May following its huge success in 2014 and 2015. After two years at Bristol’s Colston Hall, this year’s Business Showcase (BSSW) will take place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in South Bristol on May 17. A...

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Gala event will showcase progress made by firms helping employees who are also carers

January 11, 2016
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Gala event will showcase progress made by firms helping employees who are also carers

Wiltshire businesses that support staff with caring responsibilities will be celebrated at a gala evening and awards ceremony later this month. The event is hosted by the Working for Carers programme to celebrate the commitment employers have made to those in their workforce with caring responsibilities. It is also a chance for employers who’ve...

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Event aimed at Swindon start-ups will plug into national expertise

January 11, 2016
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Event aimed at Swindon start-ups will plug into national expertise

Would-be entrepreneurs can take part in a major event in Swindon this Saturday to get expert advice to help them start their own business. StartUp 2016 is staged by fast-growth small business network Enterprise Nation and is one of a series of satellite gatherings across the country. It coincides with a national event in...

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Swindon business networkers to be asked: ‘What’s in your financial bucket?’

November 23, 2015
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Swindon business networkers to be asked: ‘What’s in your financial bucket?’

A talk called ‘What’s in your financial bucket?’ will be delivered next week to Swindon networking group Business Village. Alice Douglass from independent financial advisers Grosvenor Consultancy will use the theme for her presentation at Business Village’s weekly breakfast meeting on Thursday December 3. Alice, pictured, who works in Grosvenor’s Highworth office, said: “Everyone...

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Trade opportunities with 70 countries on offer at major export advice event

October 30, 2015
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Trade opportunities with 70 countries on offer at major export advice event

Swindon firms are to be given the chance to explore doing business in more than 70 countries worldwide when an international delegation visits the region next week. ExploreExport 2015 is aimed at all companies keen to expand overseas and is staged against a backdrop of rising exports from the South West. Latest figures show that...

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Swindon business people urged to consider becoming school governors

October 27, 2015
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Swindon business people urged to consider becoming school governors

Employers in Swindon are being encouraged to support the future employability of young people in the town by becoming school governors. Hi-tech giant Intel Corporation is hosting an event on Thursday November 10 at its head office to highlight the benefits school governing boards can bring to both young people and businesses themselves. There...

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