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 March

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Start your own business workshop - Finance

Come along to our specialist-led workshop to find out all the information you need.

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

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!

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

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

Thursday 30 March 2017 - Basingstoke Business Expo 2017

Time: 10am to 3pm

Where: 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

Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Enterprise M3 LEP Apprenticeships Breakfast briefing event

Find out more about how apprenticeships can support your business development needs.

  • Apprenticeships frameworks are changing
  • Government funding is changing
  • Benefits to your business could be better than ever

Time: 8am to 10am
Where: Winchester Science Park, Winchester
To book: www.enterprisem3.org.uk/

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Wednesday 12 April 2017 - Free retail training sessions - Terms an conditions compliance; are you legal?

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

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

Time: 6pm to 9pm

To register, please email business@basingstoke.gov.uk

Wednesday 19 April 2017 - Strategic Management Solutions: Planning

A 2 ½ hour interactive session for managers and emerging leaders. These complimentary sessions challenge 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 or 2pm to 4.30pm
Where: Sandler Training Centre, Pinewood, Chineham Business Park Basingstoke, RG24 8AL

Tuesday 25 April 2017 – Free breakfast seminar - Taking your next steps

bcms half-day event, designed exclusively for business owners to discover:

  • Why a range of potential acquirers is crucial
  • What really creates the value in your business
  • The most common errors made when selling a business – and how to avoid them
  • Tips, techniques and cases studies drawn from hundreds of successful sales

Wide range of complimentary supporting information shared to help you plan your next steps – whatever they may be.

Time: 9am
Venue: The Hampshire Court Hotel, Centre Drive Great Binfields Road, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8FY
To book a place go to www.bcms.co.uk

Thursday 27 April 2017 - Basingstoke Growth Club

The Basingstoke Growth Club Programme has been specially designed for the business owner, to help build the skills, techniques and strategy to grow their businesses.

A one year program delivered in 12 monthly modules including:-

  • Growth strategies 
  • Accessing Finance
  • Planning
  • Sales and marketing
  • Cash Flow
  • Building Your Team [HR & Recruitment]
  • Financials
  • Operational Processes (Efficiency and Growth)
  • Effective leadership
  • Change Management

And much more…

Time of event: 9am to 5pm
Venue: To be confirmed
To book: For further information and to book/register a place visit basingstokegrowthclub.weebly.com
Cost: £150 + VAT per person per month

Contact Enterprise M3 LEP for possible funding: https://www.enterprisem3.org.uk/ As there are grants available to help towards this type of programme.

Business events in May

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

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

Wednesday 10 May 2017 - Free retail training sessions - Start with the end in sight - get your business ready for growth

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.

Business events in June

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

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.

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

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