AGM & Networking Event – 20th October 2016

Wiveliscombe & 10 Parishes Business GroupPlease Join Us for our 

Business Networking Event & AGM

Thursday 20th October 2016 6pm 

At Cotleigh Brewery Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE 

Please put the date in your diary.

Our AGM will be followed by our usual networking event, with a discussion on the Wiveliscombe Enterprise Centre, which 10pbg lobbied for and is helping to shape.

Make new contacts and gain support from other local businesses on local issues.

10pbg Members: Free but please book. Non-Members welcome, charge £5 each. Book by emailing matt@matt-day.com

Refreshments: First Drink Free courtesy of Cotleigh Brewery. Plus soft drinks & nibbles.

We look forward to seeing your there!

Wiveliscombe and 10 Parishes Business Showcase 2016 – Report

The event on the 25th June, including the Showcase of local businesses, went well, with good feedback at the change of venue, event organisation and running it alongside the Farmers Market. Footfall and signage on the day could have been better.  showcase3

We are grateful to all local businesses who took part and hope to build on this for next year.

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Particular thanks go to Katie Vennor of Tracebridge Sourdough and the Community Centre for her work on the event.

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You can view more photos here. Thanks to Jeremy Toye for these.

Business Support & Networking event, 18th February

Wiveliscombe & 10 Parishes Business Group

Business Support &
Networking Event 

Thursday 18 February 2016 

At Cotleigh Brewery Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

 

We have a special day planned for the 18th February at Cotleigh Brewery – a unique chance to meet many support agencies and funders under one roof in Wivey from 2pm, with our Networking Event starting at 5.30pm.

Between 2 and 5pm, you can access a wide range of support and advice from;

  • Taunton Deane Borough Council (who also have organised this event)
  • Cornerstone Business Mentoring
  • Somerset County Council LEADER (DEFRA funding for rural businesses)
  • Connecting Devon & Somerset (Superfast Broadband)
  • The Valuation Office
  • Somerset Skills and Learning
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Porter Dodson and
  • Natwest Bank 

The second edition of our Business Funding Guide will be also be launched at the event at 2pm.

The Networking Event starts at 5.30pm, where you can hear about our exciting plans for the Showcase in June (more on this below) and a new Food, Drink & Hospitality leaflet, and how two local businesses are working together after meeting again at last year’s Showcase. Blake Fewster’s bespoke kitchen business is working with Paul Tam’s Sound and Vision home entertainments business on high-end projects for London clients.

You can also conveniently sign up for Membership and for the Showcase at the event – so bring your chequebook.

Entry is free – paid bar will be available. The event will finish around 7pm.

All welcome!

Book your stall for Showcase 2016

 

We’re pleased to announce that you can now book your stall at our main business promotion and networking event, the Showcase on 25th June.

Space is prioritised for 10pbg members with stalls costing just £20 for members, but there is limited space and it’s first come, first served, so book you place soon or you could miss out.

More details and the booking form are here.

AGM & Networking Evening 15 Oct 2015

Wiveliscombe & 10 Parishes Business Group

Please Join Us for our 

Business Networking Event & AGM

Thursday 15 October 2015 6 – 9 pm

At Cotleigh Brewery Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

 

Please put the date in your diary.

Our AGM will be followed by our usual autumn networking event, with presentations from;

  • Stephen Heptinstall, owner of Cotleigh Brewery
  • A representative from Somerset Chamber of Commerce, who will talk about the benefits to our members from our associate membership

  • the latest on workplace pensions from Martin Heal, new Chair of 10pbg Business Support group

Plus networking and social time – make new contacts, connect with existing customers and gain support from other local businesses on local issues

Members: Free – but please book. All Guests welcome : tickets £5

Refreshments: First Drink Free courtesy of Cotleigh Brewery. Plus soft drinks / nibbles.

Our networking events take place regularly, every 3-4 months. It’s a great opportunity to network with local businesses in an informal setting, where you can make new contacts and discuss common issues. You will have an opportunity to promote your business – please do bring your flyers and brochures along.

If you haven’t been able to make one yet, you’ve missed out – so do make sure you come along if you can.

We look forward to seeing you.

Wivey and 10 Parishes Business Group

Retail Workshops in July

Taunton DeaneTaunton Deane Borough Council is running 2 discounted retail workshops in Wivey in July.

Guide to Successful Retailing

Weds 16 July 4-8 pm @ The Bear, in Wivey

This workshop is aimed at Shop owners, managers, supervisors and those looking for specialist expertise in a particular area of retail. It will cover

  • Buying for profit and product performance
  • Understanding your customer and maximising your product placement with visual experience
  • Supply chain process and seasonal ranges
  • Driving sales through your windows, attracting customers through your doors and maintaining their interest

 

World Host Retail

Weds 23 July 4-8 pm @ The Bear

This workshop is aimed at sales training for frontline staff,  focusing on listening to customers needs and giving great service. It will cover:

  • The value of knowing products/services by listening to customers’ needs
  • Understanding the impact of “moments of truth” and looking at the business through customers’ eyes.
  • Selling beyond the basics

 

The cost of attending these training programmes is just £12.50 per person, per session (normally £85+/£100+). 

To Book Online Click Here >>>

TDBC are funding 50% of the total cost of this course. To help the NSA for Retail claim the subsidy, attendees will be asked to complete a short form which requires the attendee’s national insurance number. Copies will be available at each session.

if you can’t make these dates in Wivey, there are also sessions in Wellington and Taunton.

If you have any difficulties booking and paying online, please contact Hattie Winter at Taunton Deane Borough Council:  email: h.winter@tauntondeane.gov.uk or phone : 01823 356485

Wiveliscombe and 10 Parishes Business Group

July 2014 Networking Event

Wiveliscombe & 10 Parishes Business Group

Join Us for our next Business Networking Event

Thursday 10 July 2014

6 – 9 pm

At Cotleigh Brewery
Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

 

Come and meet other local businesses in a relaxed, informal atmosphere
Make new contacts, attract new customers and discuss common issues
Refreshments and light buffet included
First Drink Free courtesy of the Brewery

 

10 July Presentations:

  • Successful Local Business EPS’s Story – Nick Palmer
  • Funding Options From Taunton Deane – Hattie Winter

 

Our New Business Funding Guide will also be available.
This outlines a huge range of government funded loans and sources of support for business,  including training on numerous different topics, business coaching and mentoring.

Our networking events take place regularly, every couple of months.

We enjoy some fabulous food from Annie, free beer courtesy of Cotleigh Brewery and some great presentations and networking chat!

If you haven’t been able to make one yet,  you’ve missed out – so do make sure you come along to the next one.

Tickets Just £10 – Register Online Now: Click Here >>>

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wivey and 10 Parishes Business Group

June 2014 – Business Finance & Funding – Postponed

Please note this event has been postponed and will be run later in the year

Please do check out this event on Wednesday 11 June run by Taunton Chamber of Commerce

June invite

Please Click here to download, with booking form – June invite

 

 Wivey & 10 Parishes Businesss Group – Inspiring Business To Thrive

May 2014 Networking Event

Wiveliscombe & 10 Parishes Business Group

Join Us for our next Business Networking Event

Thursday 15th May 2014

6 – 9 pm

At Cotleigh Brewery
Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE

 
Come and meet other local businesses in a relaxed, informal atmosphere
Make new contacts, attract new customers and discuss common issues
Refreshments and light buffet included
First Drink Free courtesy of the Brewery

Over 50 people came to our Launch Event on Thursday 17th October 2013.
We enjoyed some fabulous food from Annie, free beer courtesy of Cotleigh Brewery and some great presentations and networking chat!

If you couldn’t make it then, we’re sorry you missed a great evening – do make sure you come along to the next one.

Tickets Just £10 – Register Online Now:

Eventbrite - Wivey Area Business Network 2014

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wivey + 10 Parishes Business Group

Porter-DodsonKindly sponsored by Porter Dodson, solicitors

www.porterdodson.co.uk

Tax Tips Workshop Mon 24 March

Tax Tips – Free Workshop Mon 24 March

6 – 9 pm @ The Bear, Wivey

Local Accountants Amherst and Shapland are the expert speakers for our free evening workshop on Monday 24 March.

They’ll be highlighting a whole range of simple tax tips to help local businesses, including:

  • Claiming allowances
  • Tax planning
  • Business rates

 

All businesses, no matter how small, are very welcome – this is your chance to come and discover the answer to those nagging tax queries, avoid running into unexpected problems with HMRC – and save paying more tax than you need to.

The evening itself is free, but please do book in advance:

  • The website (send us a message) – Click Here >>>
  • The Community office
  • RGB – Trade Counter – or call 01984 623684

 

(There will be an optional light finger buffet available for just £3)