Meet the Chamber
Ellenborough Park Hotel
with Mayor Wendy Flynn
Thursday 6th March, 6 pm - 8 pm
Following the success in 2013, we are holding another 'Meet the Chamber' event on Thursday 6th March at 6 pm at the stunning Ellenborough Park Hotel and Spa. Last year's event was our best attended with over 100 members and businesses.
As well as being an excellent FREE networking opportunity for you and your business, it is also an opportunity to bring along other business contacts, suppliers or customers who are not yet members of the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce. Joining us will be Mayor Wendy Flynn along with representatives of the Chamber, who will talk about their activities and the benefits of membership. Guest places are also free, but everybody wishing to attend must book their place by emailing Pauline Harris. Read more.
Jackie MacKenzie and Francesca Goddard
No doubt you’ve noticed The Everyman Theatre
has upped its profile in Cheltenham and throughout the region the last several years. With the financial crisis and cutbacks in funding for the
arts, one could argue it was a necessity. Still, The Everyman seems not only to have survived but thrived during these difficult times.
Contributing to this success are Francesca Goddard and Jackie McKenzie, who job-share their Press, Marketing and Sponsorship role at The Everyman. They have been active in promoting productions, events and the theatre in a coordinated, seamless way that makes for a great double-act fit for the stage. We caught up with both of them to ask how they made their job-share a success, what it is like promoting a creative and venerable theatre, and for their advice to those thinking of following their job arrangement. Read more
Networking at the Queens Hotel
(photos: Brian Chaplin, Eurovideo)
The Chamber's Networking Night at the Queens Hotel was an over-subscribed event and, as always, a great social occasion. (Above left), Susie Godwin, Midlands Air Ambulance, Peter Ogden, KBW Chartered Surveyors, and Mohammed Rahman and Ela Stoika, The Spice Lodge. (Above right) Martin Quantock, Chamber President, announces latest news and member benefits, along with our next networking event at Ellenborough Park Hotel on 6 March (see above).
Willans Quiz Raises Cash for County's Hospice
Cheltenham law firm Willans LLP has raised £3,000 to help provide care and comfort to people with cancer and other potentially life-limiting conditions. The money raised will help fund new equipment and the cost of care provided by Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
200 local business professionals attended the charity quiz night at Hatherley Manor Hotel on the evening of 27 February. 46 teams from businesses such as Albright Patents, Barclays, Barnett Waddingham, Brewin Dolphin, Cambray Property Management, Commercial Group, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Errington-Smith, Hazlewoods and Randall & Payne took part in the fundraiser.Raffle and auction prizes were kindly donated by local businesses, including Cotswold Hills Golf Club, At-Bristol, Brickhampton Golf Club, Three Choirs Vineyard and All Your Life. Read more
Gloucestershire Chamber Association
Forms New Committees
by Kevin Daws
Since its recent inception, the Association has encouraged and developed closer working relationships among chambers across Gloucestershire, and the recent meeting showed how much progress is being made. The Association has set up 3 sub-committees covering Communications, Code of Practice and Future Development with the objective to promote the county as a great place to live, work and visit, and as a centre for support and advice. For further information contact Cheltenham Chamber Office
The Jockey Club Recruiting for
Gold Cup Festival 2014
Over a quarter of a million race goers attend The National Hunt Festival! We serve all the food and drink to these visitors and need 2500 staff per day to fill over 10,000 shifts during the week. Do you know anyone who would like to work for us? We need people who can fill the following roles:
Bar / Restaurant Cashiers / Hospitality Waiting Staff / Restaurant Waiting Staff / Restaurant Runners /Tea Bar & Catering Assistants/ Washing up Staff / Kitchen Porter Staff / Porters / Table & Glass Clearing Staff
For further information about these opportunities, read more
GlosJobs Sees Record Job-Postings
A record number of job-seekers and new vacancies gave Glosjobs a hectic start to the year. Latest figures reveal GlosJobs.co.uk saw 121,282 visits and 2,326 new job adverts uploaded last month – at the same time as the UK unemployment rate figures fell to 7.1%. Read more.
- Many businesses are aware of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but not many take the time to understand how they can make use of it to promote their business. Pitman Training has just launched the Social Media for Business Award which will provide attendees with a practical knowledge about how to utilise these powerful mediums effectively.
- During March we will be launching the New Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT Qualification which will lead to the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.
- Since we opened 3 years ago (14th March 2011) every diploma graduate has been helped to find work in the areas they studied. Last year 95% of our students achieved a pass and 78% achieved a distinction.
For these and other offerings, contact Kath or Kevin Daws at Pitman Training Cheltenham on 01242 228080. Read more.
Davies Mayers Barnett Appoints Andrew Jupp as Tax and Non-Executive Director
Davies Mayers Barnett, the Cheltenham-based independent accountancy firm, has appointed Andrew Jupp as Tax and Non-Executive Director. Jupp will be providing support to the firm's tax offering and acting in a strategic advisory role for the firm. Jupp was formerly National Head of Tax for RSM Tenon and a partner with Ernst & Young. Read more
Stretch Yourself, Not Your Budget
Smashing offer for Cheltenham Chamber Members Only
Join today via www.fitness4less.co.uk for 3 months for only £50 (usual price £65). Use voucher code CHELT35 at step 3 of the online joining process. This voucher code is valid until 31st March 2014. Or why not join on an annual off-peak membership at the unbeatable £99 for the whole year!
All Fitness4Less members receive free parking at the Beechwood shopping centre, free induction, a free personal training session and great facilities. Read more.
Receive 10% off any advertising
(new clients only)
Expose your business to potential customers using a specific commercial message.
Campaigns run across different days & day parts depending on your business
objectives and which demographic you’re aiming to target.
Advertising and Sponsorship
Free Publicity for
Do you want some free publicity? If you're a fully-paid Chamber member and have a newsworthy story about a product launch, a significant customer acquisition or something special happening in your business, we can help you promote your news through the Chamber communications (e.g. newsletter, Twitter, Facebook). Just let us know! Take advantage of this key benefit of membership to build awareness of your company at no cost!. Send your submissions to the Chamber office today. (photo: Brian Chaplin, Eurovideo)
Members can secure advertising space at advantageous rates and participate in sponsorship deals which will be available on the Chamber website and other areas. Make a smart move by including the Chamber in your marketing plans during 2014! Contact the Chamber office (01242 252 626) for details.
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