Past Events

Round Table Discussion

Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

Join us for round table networking at the Business Cafe. Attendees will have the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with other people around their table on some of the key challenges and issues facing their businesses in the coming months.

This is always a popular session and people generally leave with fresh ideas and thoughts as a result of the input from the diverse range of people who are there.

 

Starting and finishing: why do some people achieve what looks to others as impossible?

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Tom Boother has, on the surface, a conventional business background. He studied law at The College of Law, London, before working in the technology sector, reaching sales director and helping secure venture capital funds into a start-up within 4 years of graduating from college. However his journey has exposed him (and continues to expose him) to some distinctly non-conventional experiences which have shaped his thinking about motivation, determination and self-belief which he will share with the Business Café today.

It was when studying at the College of Law, and with no athletic ability, Tom stumbled into the bizarre world of Ultra Running. Over the last 8 years he has tested his body (and sanity) while completing some of Europe's most challenging runs. With the initial objective to complete an alpine 100 mile event Tom has now surpassed that with his longest non-stop run being 145 miles.

Starting and finishing: why do some people achieve what looks to others as impossible? Tom will give us a fresh perspective into starting and finishing (whether in work or life), however big the challenge is, using insights from the lessons he has learnt while running extreme distances.

 

Business Cafe AGM (open to non members)

Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

Our annual AGM

 

The GrowthAccelerator Programme

Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

At the Business Café this week we have Ian Perry from Remedy for Business talking about the GrowthAccelerator programme. This service helps business owners find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy that they’ll need for their businesses to achieve their full potential.

As a partnership between leading private sector business growth experts and backed by Government funding, GrowthAccelerator will get your business to where you want it to be - faster. The programme aims to get to the heart of the barriers that are holding a business back and helps identify the critical steps that need to be taken to achieve the next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

 

 

Insights from The Bank of England

Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

A welcome annual return visit from Alex Golledge from the Bank of England talking about the many financial changes that have occurred since the presentation last year and the future outlook.

For those who have not heard Alex before, he runs through each sector of business and industry in the region giving frighteningly accurate and up-to-date reports on recent activity and trends.

Always a popular presentation so make sure you've got it noted in your 2014 diary.

 

New Members Session

Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

At this week's meeting our two newest members, Oliver Brock from it'seeze Web Consultants and Grahame Clarke from Hornet Solutions will be giving us an insight into their businesses and a bit of background about themselves.

 

Show & Tell - Interesting Websites and Blogs

Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

Another installment in our series of 'Show and Tell' sessions where we have an interactive session with the attendees of the breakfast meeting.

During previous 'Show and Tell' sessions we have always come away with fresh ideas and exposure to different topics of interest to those present.

In this session we will be asking our members and visitors to bring along a list of those websites and blogs that they find themselves regularly returning to and feel are worth sharing.  Feel free to share any websites/blogs that cover any topic that interests you, whether they are strictly business related or a personal interest (or just plain fun).

Do you have any handy sources of information, news or advice that may be of use to others?  Do you follow the blogs of any thought leaders or inspirational figures?  Let us know during this session.

 

Round Table Discussion

Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00

Join us for round table networking at the Business Cafe. Attendees will have the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with other people around their table on some of the key challenges and issues facing their businesses in the coming months.

This is always a popular session and people generally leave with fresh ideas and thoughts as a result of the input from the diverse range of people who are there.

 

NO MEETING

Thursday, 02 January 2014 00:00

There will be no regular meeting this week as many people will still be on holiday.

 

NO MEETING

Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

There will be no regular meeting this week - Christmas is approaching fast...

 

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