Things we like

We love to share with you a great find, an interesting read, what we are watching and who we are following. Take a peek at a few things we've been liking lately.

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Women's Business Event 2019

We really enjoyed hosting this years Women's Business Event at The Bristol and Bath Science Park. A great celebration of local success stories and fantastic opportunities for meeting new people and sharing ideas and experiences.  This article in the Gazette was a good summary.

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Make a Great First Impression

We are looking forward to a new bite size workshop this week, “Make a Great First Impression”. It is fully booked and we are really pleased that everyone signed up so quickly. We hope you all enjoy the workshop.

Here is a little of what it is about:

Struggle to confidently introduce yourself or your company?

Find yourself saying too much or too little?

Don’t quite make that oh-so-important great first impression?

This engaging, bite-sized workshop will provide you with some practical know-how in order to make a positive impact and a great first impression with everyone you meet.

We'll include:

  • The best introduction using the ‘three things’ principle
  • Using dynamic body language and positive words
  • How to get a great response by asking good questions

By the end of the workshop, you'll takeaway a strong introduction to you and your business that will make a positive, lasting impression on the people you meet!

The workshop will last 2.5 hours and we'll include plenty of time to discuss and practise your skills. This course will be presented by Debbie Nichol of Red Door Coaching and Training and is offered free through South Gloucestershire Council.

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South Gloucestershire Business Show 2019

The South Glos Business Show is taking place on the 2 & 3 Oct at Bristol & Bath Science Park

We are very pleased to be on the panel to discuss "Achieving Gender Balance in Business".

Other subjects over the two days include “Growing the High St - the digital blend” in the main forum area of the Science Park. There will also be several other Live Stage Talks (Social Media for Business / Achieving Gender Balance in Business…just to name a few) and Forums (Corp Social Responsibility / International trade / procurement / energy + many more) which you may want to be involved in.

There will also be guest speaker discussing topics such as Mental health within the workplace / Recruiting & skills / SMEs and plastics.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.  We hope to see you there!

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    Brimsham Green School Open Evening We have been so impressed while working with Brimsham Green School. If you are thinking about choosing schools, we recommend you visit their open evening on the 26th Sept.

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    Engineers House - A great training venue

    Lovely staff and excellent customer service at this training location in the heart of Bristol make it one of our top venues. We have really enjoyed working here in this fabulous historic building.

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    Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank

    We didn’t have a party for our 10th birthday. Instead we decided to donate funds to the Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank. We popped in to deliver the cheque in person and were very impressed with the amazing work the team of volunteers do to support our neighbours in times of real need and hardship.

    We hadn’t fully appreciated that not only do the volunteers hep with organising the food parcels, they also offer people a warm drink and a biscuit. Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that people have access to the right support, helping them to break out of crisis.

    We were very pleased to have been able to give them some support and felt very humbled by the valuable and hard work they do.

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    Hobbs House Bakery

    We are really enjoying working with Hobbs House Bakeries. Aside from the great team, it is always an upside to work somewhere with cakes as good as theirs. We recommend you try them if you are around Bristol, Chipping Sodbury, Nailsworth, Tetbury or Malmesbury.

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    Jobshare podcast

    We found listening to Endi Frydman's podcast on job sharing really interesting. No matter where you are in the world, there are great possibilities for making a job share work for you. Click the link to hear her thoughts.


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    Gareth Southgate....great leadership skills in action

    Seven leadership lessons from Gareth Southgate

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    Job shares: How to make two heads better than one

    We liked this recent article from Timewise. Definitely worth a read if you are interested in Jobshare.