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Meetings & Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • GL6 9AQ
    Register

    Summer Special -  Extended Networking/Trade show event.

    All Welcome!  Bring guests! Even Men!

    Our SBN Summer Sizzler on August 29th is a special trade show which is open to both members and friends alike.  WITH ADDED CAKE!!

    Trade spaces are now fully booked.  Thirty of our members will be showing off their fabulous products and services, tasters and 1-2-1 advice/information sessions - to both members and friends alike

    If you have reserved a space or a table please arrive between 8.30 and latest 8.45am.  Tables will be allocated with your name on your table. 

    This is an informal event, open to all (including friends, colleagues, and even... MEN!).  Other than a general welcome from our Chair there will not be any formalities. We are open to all from 9:30am until midday.  We have had a fantastic response so the room will be filled with tables and we are allocating spaces to those who wish to do a demo or taster.

    Please share this event on social media and invite your friends so that they can experience our friendly and supportive networking group and discover more about our businesses whilst enjoying coffee or tea and a selection of delicious cakes in the lovely surroundings of the Old Lodge on Minchinhampton Common.  

    NOTE for members who have reserved a table or space:

    • Bring merchandise or examples of your work/business/services.  Bring sample products or perhaps set up a display of your services?
    • Bring your banner if you have booked to do so.

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



    • 12 Sep 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.

    • 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 

    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

    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

    DiSC® Personality Profiling and Insights.

    How to communicate more effectively with ALL your customers.

    Trainer: Debbie Bird

    Do you ever wonder why you work so well with some clients, while relationships with others can be a little... tricky?

    Join us on October 8th for a morning’s training when top business coach (and chair of SBN) Debbie Bird will give us a very special and condensed version of the renowned DiSC®  personality profiling course to help YOU communicate more effectively with ALL your customers.  

    Debbie says: “Attending a  DiSC® training course about 20 years ago proved a pivotal moment in my career. For the first time, I got detailed insight as to why it was very easy for me to communicate and influence some people, and so very difficult with others. 

    "More significantly, the course showed me ways I could improve my effectiveness when communicating with all sorts of people. It took practice, but over time the results were incredible: my sales grew, I started to be a top performer and in my industry that meant bigger bonuses!

    When I found out that as a business coach I could become an accredited DiSC® trainer it was an easy decision. I have run many courses over the past five years some with a selling skills focus and others management, helping my clients to work better in teams and improve the way they relate to their customers. The course is a lot of fun and it would be good to share these valuable insights with you."

    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). 

    During the course you will

    • Discover your own DiSC® style: recognise the priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape your workplace experience
    • Explore other styles:  understand the differences and similarities among the DiSC styles
    • Identify strategies to make more meaningful connections with colleagues of various styles and work more effectively to reduce tension, solve problems, and contribute positively.

    The course is a lot of fun and it would be good to share these valuable insights with you.

    https://www.everythingdisc.co.uk/EverythingDiSC/media/SiteFiles/Assets/History/ED-UK-web-resources-historyofdisc-timeline.pdf 

    When you register for this event you will be sent information about how to complete your free profile report about  week prior to the meeting and also information on how to purchase a further comprehensive report.

    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. 


    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.

    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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