It would be difficult to find someone in Cheltenham busier than Belinda Wilson. In addition to running her company glosjobs.co.uk, Belinda helps manage many other initiatives including www. glos.info and the business networking group, Cheltenham Connect, which has on-going events throughout the year, including the upcoming yearly event, Connect Business, at the Pavilion (see below). Belinda took time out to speak with us about her career and what has driven her to be so involved in Gloucestershire's business community. See video.
Your Chamber Briefing
Rob Duncan (above), Cheltenham Chamber Planning Executive, gives us an update on the various planning developments and his view on Cheltenham's business prospects (see video).
UKTI Offers Subsidised Visit to Poland
Only £200 + VAT, flights, meals, hotels,
6th to 8th October (deadline 18 September)
Yes, you've read it correctly. UK Trade and Investment are providing a great opportunity at low cost to Southwest businesses to understand first hand the Polish and East European marketplace. But you have to act soon (application deadline 18/9/15)!
UKTI South West are running several international visits during 2015-16, including an upcoming trip to Warsaw for the subsided price of £200. All your expenses will be covered: flights, transfers, accommodation and meals. This service is open to businesses with little or no international business experience and who are not already doing business with the market they are visiting.
To book a place contact UKTI's International Market Visits Advisor, Angela Maynard-Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org, (01275 370 944). See also www.gov.uk/ukti for other upcoming trips. For press release, read more.
Cheltenham Literature Festival's...
Every year the Cheltenham Literature Festival is in the privileged position of welcoming leading voices from the business world, and this year it hosts its first Business Day, aimed at connecting these leading thinkers with the vibrant business community in the local area.
We have designed a day of mini seminars to provide insights and stimulate discussion across a range of business topics; taking in managing change, effectiveness in business, idea development and leadership and motivation. Each session will offer plenty of time to ask the questions you want answered. Read more.
Prize Draw Competition
Win a pair of tickets to one of the Festival's business events by entering our prize draw competition. To participate, click HERE and answer the question contained in Belinda Wilson's Member Profile video above. Correct answers will be included in the draw; the winner will be contacted by the Lit Fest team. Deadline entry is Friday 11 September, 12 noon, so enter now!
Temporary Salvation or Long-term Headache?
Pop-up shops continue to be popular in many high streets with landlords being unable to secure long-term tenants for commercial retail premises due to adverse market conditions. They can operate as an ideal solution in filling empty properties but the following points should be kept in mind...(Read more).
Creating Company Marketing Material?
Don’t be Innocent
One such case, Fresh Trading Ltd v Deepend Fresh Recovery Ltd, involved the copyright of the logo of the well-known smoothie business Innocent. The design agency, from whom Fresh Trading (the owner of Innocent) commissioned the logo under a consultancy agreement, went into liquidation.Read more.
Fifth Annual Connect Business Day
All local business people are invited to the fifth Connect Business Day - a free to attend conference and exhibition at the Pavilion organised by community group Cheltenham Connect to encourage local networking and sourcing. Last year saw 200+ attendees and this year’s event promises to be even larger.
2015 speakers include new MP Alex Chalk, international business guru Geoff Burch and the Gloucestershire Echo’s business editor Peter McMillan, while an expert panel will discuss digital marketing in the afternoon. Read more. Contact info.Belinda Wilson, 01242 700435.
Marie Carter Transitions
to Dean Close School
Marie Carter, Former Commercial Manager of Cheltenham Town FC , has been appointed as Business Development Manager at Cheltenham’s prestigious Dean Close School. This is a newly created role and Marie’s task is to drive the growth of the commercial arm of the school, generating income to re-invest in the school through year round and wide ranging business activity. Read more.
Autumn at the Vine
The Vine is a private networking space in the basement of the Tayabali Tomlin offices at 20 Imperial Square in the centre of Cheltenham. The Vine is fully equipped with Wi-Fi and consists of three rooms decorated in a contemporary, relaxed style, which comfortably accommodates up to 12 people making it an ideal venue for business meetings or working lunches. Read more.
For the Vine's Autumn and Winter Business Builders Forums and Workshops, contact email@example.com, 01242-583772.
Cheltenham Chase Hotel
Maintains Gold Standard
The Cheltenham Chase continues its golden start to the year, retaining its VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation in the second quarter of the year which recognises the hotel as a recommended venue for a conference or event based on customer feedback. Read more.
Free Tax and Accounting Guide
Following on from Willans’ free guide ‘Legal tips for start-up companies’ in July’s newsletter, Paish Tooth brings you a free guide for start-up businesses seeking advice with their tax and accounts. Read more.