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Meetings & Events

Our meeting schedule for 2019:
see 'Upcoming Events' below for further details of individual meetings.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • GL6 9AQ
    Register

    8.45 Doors open for registration

    9.30 Welcome and round the room introductions

    9.40 Notices, announcements & news

    10.00 Make connections and a quick loo break

    10.10 Rob Fisher – Speaker to talk to us about First aid & community defibrillators 

    Rob Fisher from Prime First Aid will be presenting a talk on basic life support skills with particular emphasis on the use of Community Defibrillators.
    Prime First Aid  is based in Gloucestershire and provide all types of on-site first aid, CPR and defibrillator (AED) training courses to meet the needs of companies, organisations or groups.

    No need to book just turn up!

    Please feel free to bring guests along to the meeting; they attend a free taster of our meetings by just signing in on arrival.

    The venue is The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton GL6 9AQ. Parking is free.

    Coffee will be available from 8.45 am,; business to begin at 9.30 am.


    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • at Birch Catering (was Dinner at Six) restaurant in Stroud
    Register

    Please arrive at 9am for a prompt 9.30am start with a delicious buffet lunch to follow at 1pm.  For details of the buffet lunch click here.

    This event is open to Members, Non-Members, Friends and Guests!

    Prices: SBN members -  £25.00 and Non-members - £29.50

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    How to communicate more effectively with ALL your customers.

    Trainer: Debbie Bird

    How you relate to others is critical to your business success. Time is precious, by having great relationships with your customers, and others that you rely on, you save time, become more effective, and your business prospers. Self-awareness is key to unlocking untapped potential in your business.

    This workshop is for you if you -

    ·         Would like to improve your selling style

    ·         Have some tricky customers (but you get on famously with others)

    ·         Are interested to see yourself as others see you and

       o    understand your personal style

       o    the impact you have on others

    Generally these workshops are expensive. This is a rare opportunity to gain these insights with our SBN chair Debbie Bird at an exceptional price – including lunch! The special shortened version of the DiSC® programme for SBN members will also offer free options for an online DiSC® profile, or a more comprehensive report (for which there will be an additional charge). 

    Debbie says: “ I am really passionate about personality profiling because it has made a big difference to my career but I have also seen it unlock untapped potential of many clients and colleagues over the last 20 years. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share with SBN members and guests.”

    During this fun and interactive workshop you will

    ·         Understand your own DiSC® style: recognise the priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape your business experience

    ·         Explore other styles:  understand the differences and similarities among the DiSC styles

    ·         Identify strategies to make more meaningful connections with all your customers.

    To get the most from the course when you register for this event you will be sent information about how to complete your free profile report about a week prior to the meeting.

    About Debbie Bird:

    Former National Sales Manager Debbie has extensive and varied business experience from large corporations to her own shops in Cirencester and Hungerford. For the last 4 years Debbie’s business AbleGrowth has been providing coaching and training support to SMEs in Gloucestershire to maximise the potential of her client’s business particularly focused on general business skills, simple techniques with numbers and sales activities. She delivers down to earth and sound advice which has a transforming positive impact on her clients. Her clients come from a wide range of sectors including engineering, food production, retail, recreation, construction, business services, clothing and digital. Debbie is the chair of Stroud Business Women’s network. 

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    The workshop will be followed by a delicious buffet lunch at 1pm 

    The workshop is followed by a specially prepared buffet lunch.  Birch Catering (previously known as Dinner at Six) has built a reputation as a fantastic restaurant which uses quality seasonal ingredients, much of which is local produce, prepared with great care, flare and passion.

    This event is discounted for Members.  Bring your friends -  spread the word and invite your friends/colleagues for what is sure to be a great event whilst mixing business with pleasure. 

    PLEASE BOOK ONLINE by noon 1st October 2019.   Non-Members: Registration, menu selection and payment can be made online through the SBN website.  Please use your own own email address and follow the online instructions.

    Please arrive at 9.00am on Tuesday 8th October 2019 for a 9.30am start.    

    Ticket prices* for the Training Workshop including a  Buffet Lunch and a coffee/tea.

    SBN members -  £25.00 and Non-members - £29.50

    Buffet Lunch served at 1pm:

    A selection of artisan breads and butter including gluten free 

    Poached Loch Duart Salmon with Lemon Mayonnaise and Young Watercress

    Honey Glazed Ham with Green Tomato Chutney

    Warm Mediterranean Vegetable and Goat’s Cheese Tart

    New Potatoes with Minted Butter

    Fine Bean Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Orange Vinaigrette 

    Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Squash and Red Onion

    Haricot Bean Salad with Griddled Courgette, Sun Dried Tomato and Salsa Verde 

    Mixed Baby Leaf with Beetroot Dressing, Radish and Soft Herbs

    Homemade Guacamole, Olive Tapenade, Mustards and Dressing

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    Chocolate, cherry and salted caramel roulade

    Passion fruit and mango pavlova 

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    Tea/Coffee

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    Venue address: Birch Catering, 6 Union Street, Stroud, GL5 2HE

    Important: if you have special dietary needs, then please get in touch by emailing enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk by Noon Tuesday 2nd October 2018.  

    Please note: that any additional drinks must be paid by yourself at the bar.

    Please do not bring drinks into the restaurant purchased from elsewhere.

    Tips: Prices do not include a tip for the restaurant, we will leave that to your discretion.

    Parking: the closest car park is the multi storey leading out to London Road through Brunel Mall.  Road entry is via the roundabout that accesses Waitrose.  Other parking is available in Church Street Car Park, and Parliament Street car park near the police station.

    * Please note: tickets are non-refundable

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX
    Register
    Informal Networking at The Curio Lounge in Stroud.

    We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

    It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

    Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

    Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).

    Future dates for this meeting are on our website.

    For further information please contact us by email at enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • GL6 9AQ
    Register

    8.45 Doors open for registration

    9.30 Welcome and round the room introductions

    9.40 Notices, announcements & news

    10.00 Make connections and a quick loo break

    10.10 TBA

    No need to book just turn up!

    Please feel free to bring guests along to the meeting; they attend a free taster of our meetings by just signing in on arrival.

    The venue is The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton GL6 9AQ. Parking is free.

    Coffee will be available from 8.45 am,; business to begin at 9.30 am.


    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX
    Register
    Informal Networking at The Curio Lounge in Stroud.

    We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

    It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

    Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

    Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).

    Future dates for this meeting are on our website.

    For further information please contact us by email at enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk.

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • GL6 9AQ
    Register

    8.45 Doors open for registration

    9.30 Welcome and round the room introductions

    9.40 Notices, announcements & news

    10.00 Make connections and a quick loo break

    10.10 TBA

    No need to book just turn up!

    Please feel free to bring guests along to the meeting; they attend a free taster of our meetings by just signing in on arrival.

    The venue is The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton GL6 9AQ. Parking is free.

    Coffee will be available from 8.45 am,; business to begin at 9.30 am.


    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Details yet to be finalised (local to Stroud)

    Pop the date in your diary .... full details of our Christmas Lunch yet have to be finalised.


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