Business events

We know there’s a lot of business activity and great networks in and around Basingstoke and we would like to know more about your network and how we may support your good work. If you run a network or are member of one then please drop us an email at business@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Please see below a list of up and coming business events:

Business events in June

Friday 2 June 2017 - The Coach's Playbook: Dealing with change

A two hour interactive session for business owners and their managers - Willingness to change drives performance, transition vs change, the Sandler Success Triangle and the 20/60/20 Rule.

The class runs monthly throughout the year. It is for members only, however they welcome visitors to experience the sessions and to visit the training centre. Bookings are restricted, so please reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment. Cal 01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Where: The Basingstoke Hotel, Old Common Road, Black Dam, Basingstoke, RG21 3PR

Time: 9am to 11am

Wednesday 7 June 2017 - The Freedom Revolution

Hear from Penina Shepherd, an engaging speaker and author of the bestselling book "The Freedom Revolution" as she shares her personal journey of setting up her business. The talk includes practical tips and highlights the characteristics of a successful business.

Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Venue: Audleys Wood, Alton Road, Basingstoke, RG25 2JT

Cost: £20 member and £25 non-members

To book: www.events.north@hampshirechamber.co.uk

Monday 12 June 2017 - Hampshire Chamber Farnborough Business Breakfast Linked In - Make the Magic work for you. Informative talk by James Potter (The LinkedIn Man)

Time: 7.30am to 9am

Where: Farnborough, The Village Hotel

Further information and to book: http://www.hampshirechamber.co.uk/events-and-news/events/view/2017/06/12/farnborough-business-breakfast/

Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Peer Discussion Group "How to engage with disengaged employees"

Wote Street People peer group meetings are very informal. It's a chance to have an open and frank discussion with your peers (anyone at the coal face of hiring and firing) about employment issues. They meet at 8am - with a free breakfast provided.

Time: 8am to 9.30am
Where: Viewpoint, Basing View, Basingstoke
Cost: Free

For further information: email: maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk or call 01256 799127

Thursday 15 June 2017 - Free Digital insight workshop

Digital House will take the mist away from what is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Adwords, Social Media, E- Newsletters, Google Maps and Google My Business. This workshop gives you plenty of tips on how to make digital marketing work for you.

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Digital House Marketing and Design Agency, Heath End House, Tadley, RG26 3SD

To book: http://www.digitalhousemd.co.uk/digital-insight-booking

Monday 19 June 2017 - Hampshire Chamber Pure Networking - Farnborough Networking for Members of Hampshire Chamber

Informal networking with a facilitated element. Meet new people, attract new businesses.

Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Where: Barons of Farnborough, Farnborough

Further information and to book: http://www.hampshirechamber.co.uk/events-and-news/events/view/2017/06/19/pure-networking-farnborough/

Monday 19 June 2017 - Apprentice recruitment fairs at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT)

Grow your business with an apprentice

  • Meet talented and ambitious young people all looking for a chance to shine.
  • Find out about funding and the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Share good practice with other employers and apprentices
  • Meet candidates and promote your opportunity

Stands are free to employers looking to recruit their next apprentice.

For more details and book a table contact Sally Claughton Tel: 01256 306451 or email sally.claughton@bcot.ac.uk.

Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Boost your Business Growth Event

At this event you will hear from guest speakers who are growing their business with expertise and support from

  • Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • Hampshire County Council

The support aims to cover the key areas to help businesses grow and will be available through a free exhibition and a number of advice seminars.

Time: 10am to 4pm including networking and lunch

Where: The Lights, West Street, Andover, SP10 1AH

Cost: Free event

To book a place: email michelle.mcclean@hants.gov.uk

Wednesday 21 June 2017 – Game Changer Exchange

Corporates, start-ups, scale-ups and influencers are invited to collectively find solutions to the challenges posed by guest speakers. The intention is that ideas, conversations and relationships can grow outside the environment of the Exchange.

Challenge 1: How do we identify, attract and retain a workforce in the current climate of change OR: What skills do we need today and tomorrow?

Challenge 2: How can start-ups and corporates best work together to accelerate growth for both parties?

Challenge 3: Unlocking funding in the Thames Valley

For further information please email news@connecttvt.co.uk
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Ernst & Young LLP, Apex Plaza, Forbury Rd, Reading RG1 1YE

Wednesday 21 June 2017 - North Hampshire Chamber - Have your cake and eat it - Afternoon networking

These events offer informal facilitated networking and are well attended for those wishing to grow their business connections.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee with scone or cake

Price: £10 including VAT

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Where: The Village Hotel, Farnborough

For further information and to book: http://www.hampshirechamber.co.uk/events-and-news/events/view/2017/06/21/have-your-cake-and-eat-it...afternoon-networking/

Friday 23 June 2017 - Connecting Biz networking event

A great networking event organised by Digital House and The Ark Centre

Time: 7.45am to 10.30am (please arrive at 7.45am ready for an 8.30am start)

Where: The Ark Centre, Basingstoke RG24 9NN

Cost: FREE - including light breakfast of bacon rolls, pastries and tea and coffee

To book visit http://www.connectingbiz.co.uk/book-online

Thursday 29 June 2017 - Free Digital insight workshop

Digital House will take the mist away from what is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Adwords, Social Media, E- Newsletters, Google Maps and Google My Business. This workshop gives you plenty of tips on how to make digital marketing work for you.

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Digital House Marketing and Design Agency, Heath End House, Tadley, RG26 3SD

To book: http://www.digitalhousemd.co.uk/digital-insight-booking

Friday 30 June 2017 - Enterprise M3's 2017 AGM

You are invited to join us to celebrate Enterprise M3’s performance highlights in 2016/17, they are publishing their latest Annual Report. Join them to celebrate the progress and investments they have made in growing our economy.

They will also be exploring opportunities available for our area to continue to grow and prosper in the future.

Where: Double Tree Hilton, Victoria Way, Woking GU21 8EW

Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Register for a place visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/enterprise-m3


Business events in July

Monday 03 July 2017 - All you need to know about the Hampshire Public Sector Electric Vehicle Charging Framework, charging points and electric vehicles

Hampshire can lead the expansion of electric vehicles (EV) and charging points in the south, to provide a flexible county-wide solution to serve the increasing numbers of EVs operating on Hampshire’s roads.

Hampshire County Council is looking to provide an EV Charging Point Framework which will provide the opportunity for public sector organisations in Hampshire to procure an EV charging service for Consultancy, Installation, and Management.

This event will provide information about charging points and electric vehicles and explain the next steps for the proposed EV Charging Point Framework.

Some electric vehicles to be on show!

Where: Ashburton Hall, Winchester

Time: 9am-12pm

Booking details to be circulated soon!

Friday 7 July - The Coach's Playbook: Take the X-ray

A two hour interactive session for business owners and their managers - Goals drive coaching, the 'As is/To be' growth gap, understanding skills, knowledge and application benchmarks.

The power of behavioural assessments.

The class runs monthly throughout the year. It is for members only, however they welcome visitors to experience the sessions and to visit the training centre. Bookings are restricted, so please reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment. Call 01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Where: The Basingstoke Hotel, Old Common Road, Black Dam, Basingstoke, RG21 3PR

Time: 9am to 11am

Monday 10 July 2017 - EU funding- much still to play for

With the UK’s planned exit from the EU due to happen in spring 2019, the UK remains eligible to apply for a large amount of funding through various programmes.

Southern England Local Partners (SELP), a European affairs network of different stakeholders from across the south of England will help you to understand and exploit the opportunity to apply for funding across a range of different EU programmes.

Workshop aims:

  • To highlight current EU programmes and opportunities;
  • To develop your knowledge of different funding opportunities and programmes
  • To allow you to benefit from our expert knowledge in the fields of EU funding and affairs;
  • To provide an opportunity to discuss, engage, learn and network;
  • To learn more about the work of SELP and about successful examples of project funding within the south.


Offer: Early bird! £150.00 per place before Wednesday 9th June

Where: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, Basingstoke

Time: 9.15am to 3.30pm

For further information email selp@selp.org.uk

Register: https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=50037

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Carbon Trust Funding Workshop

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is a brand new energy efficiency support service for SMEs.

It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £10,000 capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

A workshop is being run at Rushmoor Borough Council, Farnborough

Times: 9:30am to 12:30 noon

To book a place go to https://gbffarnborough.eventbrite.co.uk/

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Social Media for Business

This course is aimed at businesses:

  • who have set up their social media profiles with good intentions but have since left them to go cold
  • that know they need to get social, but fear the unknown
  • who want to learn the tricks of the trade to get the most out of their social media
  • that are confident with social media, but not sure how to make it effective

Time of event: 10am

Venue: Norden House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4HG

Cost: £125 + VAT

To book: http://thetypefacegroup.co.uk/social-media-training/

Wednesday 19 July 2017 - Free Digital insight workshop

Digital House will take the mist away from what is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Adwords, Social Media, E- Newsletters, Google Maps and Google My Business. This workshop gives you plenty of tips on how to make digital marketing work for you.

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Digital House Marketing and Design Agency, Heath End House, Tadley, RG26 3SD

To book: http://www.digitalhousemd.co.uk/digital-insight-booking

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