Past Events

Employing People

Thursday, 24 March 2005 21:59

Quentin Colborn of QC People Management Ltd gave a presentation to the group on the HR issues facing smaller businesses. Among the topics he covered were the emotional aspects of recruiting someone for the first time and potentially having to give up emotional 'space' within the business, some of the practical issues involved such as the impact on life if working from home and some of the employment law issues that even small businesses face. One of the comments afterwards was 'this confirmed some of my worst fears about employing people' - not the intended outcome but it did show that members appreciated the seriousness of taking new people on into their businesses.

 

Getting the Most From Your Software

Thursday, 10 March 2005 22:00

Grant Pharez gave us numerous tips and tricks on maximizing use of spreadsheets, wordprocessing, etc in our everyday working life. Crib sheets will be provided to members in due course.

 

Cancelled

Thursday, 24 February 2005 22:00

The weather forecasters got the better of us.

 

Strategic Planning

Thursday, 27 January 2005 22:02

A strategic planning seminar, facilitated by Bob Holmes of SPS (strategic planning services) was an interesting, hands on experience for all participants.

 

2005 Kick-off

Thursday, 13 January 2005 22:03

Random Seven Minute Presentations. We heard interesting presentations from:
Brett Jones - wines and vines from Chile
Wendy Dashwood-Quick - why knowledge of Neuro-Linguist Programming can help in business communication
Chris Crace - helping business owners get their life back with Business Coaching

 

Social Evening Event

Thursday, 16 December 2004 22:03

Bowling at Freeport with our Christmas Meal

 

"Why should we look after our Staff?"

Saturday, 04 December 2004 22:04

Jolyon Berry of Birketts presentation on Employment Law proved to be very entertaining, with a tongue-in-cheek slant on employment issues, mixed with real-life considerations. Joe gave food for thought for all of the members of the audience with employees.

 

"Confessions of an Ex-Tax Inxpector"

Thursday, 18 November 2004 22:04

Owen Blowers, an ex-Inland Revenue Tax Inspector, shared insight into the workings of the Inland Revenue, covering PAYE inspections, employed/self-employed status and the like.

 

"Is there a Pensions Crisis?"

Thursday, 04 November 2004 22:05

Kevin Nolan of H&L Financial Services gave members a background to the current UK pensions situation, and gave food for thought on preparing for the financial future.

 

Looking Ahead (Evening Meeting)

Tuesday, 26 October 2004 22:05

Business Cafe committee members past and present discussed a plan of events for the coming months.

 

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