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

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

Business events in April

Monday 24 April 2017 - Learn how Excel can help your business to succeed

Guest trainer, Maggie Donovan, Microsoft Office Master Instructor and Microsoft certified Excel Expert will share practical tips on how to get the most out of Excel to save you time and help your business to succeed at this business networking event.

Time: 8am to 12.15pm

Venue: Whitchurch Silk Mill, Whitchurch

Price: £60 (inclusive of VAT) per delegate including networking, breakfast and refreshments

To book your place:

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

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
Cost: £150 + VAT per person per month

Contact Enterprise M3 LEP for possible funding: As there are grants available to help towards this type of programme.

Business events in May

Thursday 4 May 2017 - Are you looking for a digital health check for your business?

The Federation of Small Businesses is holding a Business Breakfast Networking Event and workshop. The workshop will take you through the six-steps to help you:

  • make money
  • save money
  • ensure your business continues to thrive in the digital economy.

Venue: Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Time: 8am to 10.30am

Register for the event.

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

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

Friday 5 May 2017 - Business Leaders Masterclass: Maximising Performance Through Coaching

Do you struggle with:

  • Hiring and retaining Millennials?
  • Your managers spending too much time problem solving rather than coaching?

Top 5 reasons to start coaching now:

  1. Effective time management - Coaching develops proficiency and time competency in salespeople
  2. Retain top talent - Coaching is a sign of corporate investment and support
  3. Job satisfaction - Coaching is critical to a salesperson's career development
  4. Employee development - Coaching impacts confidence and self-worth to drive meaningful, lasting growth
  5. Builds trust and commitment - Coaching strengthens the relationship between manager and salesperson and promotes accountability

Join other business leaders and learn how to maximise performance through coaching.

Venue: The Basingstoke Hotel

Time: 12 noon to 2pm, Brunch at 11.30am

To register: Call 01256 698309 / 07789951995 / Email

Tuesday 9 May 2017 - How to promote your business in the mobile generation - Apps in the sky masterclass followed by beer and pizza networking

Tom Colvin and Thom Gibbons of Apps in the Sky will show you how you can engage a new audience, improve your market visibility and add new revenue streams to your business through the power of mobile.

Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm followed by beer and pizza networking

Where: Basing View Marketing Suite, The Parade, Basing View, Basingstoke

To book visit:

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

Tuesday 16 May 2017 - Sales Training

The Prudent Marketing Company sales training on how to increase your sales without pressuring people to buy.

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Worting House, Basingstoke

Further information and to book:

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - How to win business on LinkedIn

The Prudent Marketing Company training on how your business can use the world’s No1 Professional social media website to create an abundance of leads for your business.

Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Worting House, Basingstoke

For further information and to book:

Business events in June

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:

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

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
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Where: Ernst & Young LLP, Apex Plaza, Forbury Rd, Reading RG1 1YE

Business events in July

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


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