Welcome to the unique
Business Village Networking experience

  • Opportunities to meet like-minded professionals
  • Give & receive referrals and business advice
  • No costly membership or subscription fees
  • Relaxed informal atmosphere
  • For established businesses and start-ups
  • Informative presentations
  • Breakfast - choice of cooked or continental
  • ...all for only £10 per week
This is what makes Business Village
. . . a meeting of minds - not just businesses
Business Village Meets
Every Thursday from 7.30 until 9 @ Campanile Hotel, Delta Business Park, Swindon
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Members' Blog Feed

These blog posts are written by our members and syndicated from their own websites. Clicking a link will take you to their website.

objecting to objectives

We achieve our strategic goals by setting objectives and using them to motivate our teams to succeed; who would argue with that? Well me for a start. I’m not arguing against objective setting per se, but rather about the stupidities that I see in larger organisations where there is so little cohesion in setting objectives […]

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Lift Etiquette

I wrote recently in my diary column about lift etiquette in other countries and one or two people have asked me what I meant. In the UK and in pretty much every lift (elevator) that I have ridden in the US people may acknowledge another’s presence in the car, but words are rarely exchanged beyond an enquiry […]

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when in Rome…

Adapting to local customs is one of the joys of travel and I have always tried to get under the skin of places whenever I have been somewhere new. I have been very lucky in that the vast majority of my travel over the last forty odd years has been on business and working somewhere […]

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people only see what they want to see

I often talk about the difference between perception and reality, especially in terms of customer service, but it is true in so many ways; people do see, or believe, things even when there is evidence to the contrary. One of the classic illustrations is the folk tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes, but I can […]

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Vote for Inner Flame

30 seconds of your time could make a lifetime difference to a young person. We’ve been shortlisted for a £20,000 grant from NatWest’s “Skills & Opportunities Fund”. This grant would allow us to launch a new training programme for young jobseekers, building on the success of our pilot programmes for “Firework”. We only have until noon […]

The post Vote for Inner Flame appeared first on Inner Flame.

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So what if Big Brother is watching?

There is little doubt that we are all under surveillance, whether from CCTV, people prying into our social media and e-mail utterings or tracking where we have been and what we have bought through our use of plastic in various forms. This seems to get a lot of people hot under the collar, but if […]

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You pay for what you get

Recently I have been working with global supply chain people looking at total cost of ownership seeking ways to implement reduction strategies. If we cut out the management speak we’re trying to help them become more competitive. Faced with acheiving cost reduction the position can tend to get a bit predictable; the buyers push for […]

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Can I run all my IT in the cloud?

Cloud Computing is very current with many software packages now being accessed by businesses through the internet. This removes the need to have hardware installed on your local IT network for the software to run on. All of this points towards costs savings in terms of capital expenditure as well as ongoing support of the IT hardware it sits on. The resources put in place by providers of cloud computing…

The post Can I run all my IT in the cloud? appeared first on Sensata.

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is being certain not the right thing to be?

A group of us were chatting over lunch following a mentoring session and one of the group asked me what quality did I think was least desirable in a leader. The context was that we had earlier been working on polishing leadership strengths and it rather disconcerted my audience when I told the that, for […]

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