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 February

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Pure Networking - Monday 27 February 2017

Part of a series of free business networking events around the county. Your opportunity to network and make new business contacts over a cup of tea. Offering a range of facilitated networking with Chamber members, non-members and staff. Designed for you to make contacts and promote your business.

Venue: Martins Renault, London Road, Basingstoke, RG24 7NZ
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Cost: FREE

Book via events.north@hampshirechamber.co.uk

Business events in March

Aldershot Enterprise Centre - FREE workshops in March 2017

So, have you ever wondered how to start your own business or if it's even for you?

Come along to one of these specialist-led workshops to find out all the information you need.

You'll have the opportunity to meet successful, self-employed business owners, and listen to how they made their business 'work'.

Tea and Coffee will be provided, as well as having the chance to look around the Aldershot Enterprise Centre if you should wish.

Venue: Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Louise Margaret Road, Aldershot GU11 2PW

Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Beauty - Di Di Somma will guide you through the steps she went through to setup in the beauty industry. Join her to see how you can make a success as well.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 - Multi-level Marketing - Industry leaders, from Arbonne and Stella and Dot will be here to explain how MLM jobs work and how people working from home can utilise social media for marketing.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Film Production - Southpoint Films are in to share their secrets of setting up your own successful corporate video channel for sharing knowledge, distributing product information and for selling video content directly to your customers.

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Craft - Come along and listen to Rebecca share her story on starting up her craft business, Oysters and Pearls.

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Finance - Jason Dalton, of Safe Hands Bookkeeping, will be here to give you all the information you'll need to help get your finances in order!

To book visit: www.wsxenterprise.co.uk or call 0800 30 77 008

Going Electric - Is the time right for electric vehicles in your business? - Thursday 2 March 2017

This Sustainable Business Network event chaired by Carbon Footprint Ltd's Dr. Wendy Buckley will be hosted at the prestigious TAG Farnborough Airport. Electric Vehicle (EV) use is growing at an accelerating rate. Is now the time to make the change to electric in your business?

The event includes key speakers on:

  • Winter Environmental Legislation Updates
  • Electric Vehicle Technology and Outlook
  • Charging infrastructure, costs and funding
  • Case Study - Living with our EVs

Time: 8-11am
Venue: TAG Farnborough Airport
Free to attend

For further information and to register visit: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonacademy_sbn.html

Sales Masterclass: Do you have a great vision for 2017? - Tuesday 7 March 2017

Do you have a great vision for 2017 but are concerned about:

  • Structure - Do your managers have robust processes and systems to make their staff accountable and therefore productive?
  • Strategy - Is there a clear business plan? Is it well communicated? Is every one pulling in the same direction?
  • Sales - Maybe you're over servicing existing customers - and therefore have no time to get new clients

This event is for ambitious Business Owners, Managing Directors and CEOs who are looking to build a world class sales organisation.

With a proven track record of helping entrepreneurial businesses increase their top line revenue and bottom line profit, the session will demonstrate a variety of techniques, attitudes and behaviours that empower professional business people to succeed. Please register here: https://hs202.infusionsoft.com/app/page/march--sales3

Langdowns DFK Budget Event - Wednesday 8 March 2017

Langdowns DFK will host a high flying budget event and will give you the chance to become a flying star on the fixed wing virtual reality flying experience.

Join them for drinks, canapés and networking as you hear about some of the Chancellors latest changes.

Where: Langdowns Head Office in Eastleigh

Time: 4pm to 6pm

To register: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/langdowns-dfks-budget-event-2017-tickets-31879570654

Free retail training sessions - 'visual merchandising' - Wednesday 8 March 2017

Basingstoke Together in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged a number of free sessions for you to kick start your 2017.

This workshop is designed for candidates whose role is to display products in retail outlets and stimulate desire for customers to buy your products in store.

We strongly recommend this workshop for anyone who wishes to create the WOW (Windows Of Wonder) for their retail outlet.

Venue: Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QT

Time: 6pm to 9pm

To register or for further information, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Free Retail Training Sessions

Basingstoke Together in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged a number of free sessions for you to kick start your 2017.

  • 8 March - Visual Merchandising
  • 12 April - Terms and Conditions, compliance, are you legal?
  • 10 May - Start with the end in sight - get ready for growth.

Venue: Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QT

Time: 6pm to 9pm

To register for one or all of the topics, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Branding for your Business - Monday 13 March 2017

At this event Greenhouse Graphics will talk about how to market and brand yourself for maximum impact. There will also be the chance to network with a wide range of Chamber members. Greenhouse Graphics are an award winning graphics company, specialising in graphic design, web design and marketing materials.

Venue: Apollo Hotel Basingstoke, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke, RG24 9NU
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: Member £15.00 (inc VAT) Non-Member £20.00 (inc VAT)

Book via events.north@hampshirechamber.co.uk

Internet Marketing Training - Tuesday 14 March 2017

Time: 9am to 5pm

Where: The Prudent Marketing Company, Worting House, Basingstoke

To book: http://theprudentmarketer.com/events/

Apprentice recruitment fairs at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT) -
Monday 15 March 2017

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

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

Marketing and PR Workshop - Thursday 16 March 2017

Hampshire FA will be hosting a free Marketing and PR workshop to focus on marketing, social media, media and volunteer recruitment delivered by professionals in the industry.

  • The Do's and Don'ts of marketing, publications and graphic design by Simon Chadwick from Ceratopia
  • Social media by Natalie Weaving from Typeface Group
  • Recruitment of marketing and communication officers and how Join in can support with promotions by Karen Barnard from Join in UK

For more details please contact Isabella Sakias: Isabella.Sakias@HampshireFA.com or 01256 853013.

To register for the workshop please visit: http://www.hampshirefa.com/news/2017/feb/marketing-and-pr-workshop-this-march (The deadline to register is Monday 13 March)

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Where: Hampshire FA, Winklebury Football Complex, Winklebury Way, Basingstoke, RG23 8BF

Strategic Leadership & Management Development Program: LEADERSHIP - Wednesday 22 March 2017

Join us for a complimentary session.

A 2 ½ hour interactive session for business leaders. The session challenges strategic thinking and self-development to influence your business and your people.

The class runs once a month throughout the year, every Wednesday from 2pm to 4.30pm and is for members only, however we welcome visitors to our Training Centre. Please contact us to reserve your seat.

01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

CIPD Annual Employment Law update - Wednesday 22 March 2017

Guest speaker Peter Beisty, MPM Legal will provide an update on employment law at this free event. Peter advises businesses on business protection, service agreements, staff handbooks, and general employment policies and procedures.

Time: 12.45pm to 4pm with refreshments included

Where: Council Chamber, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AH

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basingstoke-group-annual-employment-law-update-tickets-26810961307?aff=es2

Free Digital Insight Workshops - Thursday 23 March 2017

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

Where: Digital House offices at Heath End House, Tadley, RG26 3SD

Time: 9:30am until 12:30pm

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

Basingstoke Business Expo 2017 - Thursday 30 March 2017

10am - 3pm
The Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke

Basingstoke’s biggest business event for all ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper in Basingstoke.

Whether you’re an existing business looking to grow, a business in the early stages, or want to explore the possibilities of starting your own business – you will find something of interest at the show.

Further info: http://www.b2bexpos.co.uk/basingstoke.html

Business events in April

The Coach's Playbook: The Basics - Friday 7 April 2017

Overview:

  • Defining coaching
  • Why invest time in coaching
  • The relationship between coaching and performance
  • The big picture of coaching
  • Why managers fail at coaching and how to prevent this

A two hour interactive session for business owners and their managers. The class runs monthly throughout the year. It is for members only, however we welcome visitors to experience the sessions and to visit our Training Centre.

Please contact us to serve your seat:

01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Business Leaders Masterclass: Leveraging sales efficiency and effectiveness to drive profitable revenue - Friday 7 April 2017

Join other business leaders at this workshop and learn how to shorten the sales cycle, increase sales productivity and create high-performing sales people.

This event is for ambitious business owners, managing directors and CEOs.

Time: 11am to 1.30pm (brunch from 11am)

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

To register: https://hs202.infusionsoft.com/app/page/april-sales

Free retail training sessions – 'Regulatory Compliance Awareness Workshop' - Wednesday 12 April 2017

Basingstoke Together in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged a number of free sessions for you to kick start your 2017.

Regulatory Compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

This workshop will give an awareness of the areas of regulation that may apply to a business and how to go about developing compliance controls as a response to the ever increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency.

Venue: Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QT

Time: 6pm to 9pm

To register or for further information, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Strategic Management Solutions: Planning - Wednesday 19 April 2017

A 2 ½ hour interactive session for managers and emerging leaders. This complimentary session challenges strategic thinking and self-development to influence your business and your people.

The class runs once a month throughout the year and is for members but visitors are welcome.

To reserve your seat:
01256-698309 or 07789951995 or Email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com
Time: 11am to 1.30pm
Where: Sandler Training Centre, Pinewood, Chineham Business Park Basingstoke, RG24 8AL

Strategic Management Solutions: Planning - Wednesday 19 April 2017

A 2 ½ hour interactive session for Leaders and Senior Management. This complimentary session challenges strategic thinking and self-development to influence your business and your people.

The class runs once a month throughout the year and is members but visitors are welcome.

To reserve your seat contact
01256-698309 or 07789951995 or Email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com
Time: 2pm to 4.30pm
Where: Sandler Training Centre, Pinewood, Chineham Business Park Basingstoke, RG24 8AL

Business events in May

Free retail training sessions - 'Get your business ready for growth' - Wednesday 10 May 2017

Basingstoke Together in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged a number of free sessions for you to kick start your 2017.

Are you ready to grow your business? Are you happy with the level of return your businesses is generating or do you want to see an improvement?

The course is designed to bring the key elements needed to grow your business with a clear guide to building your business growth strategy. The candidate will have instantly usable plans and skills.

Venue: Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QT

Time: 6pm to 9pm

To register for one or all of the topics or for further information, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk.

The Coach's Playbook: Developing the Coach's Mindset - Friday 5 May 2017

Overview: 'Seek first to understand'

  • The attributes of a successful coach
  • The importance of coaching awareness and self-worth
  • Purpose, awareness, and behaviour

A two hour interactive session for business owners and their managers. The class runs monthly throughout the year. It is for members but visitors are welcome.

To reserve your seat contact 01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Where: Sandler Training Centre, Pinewood, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, RG24 8AL

Business events in June

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

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

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

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