Welcome to a unique networking experience

Swindon Business Village

Every Thursday Morning 7.30 – 9.00
At the Campanile Hotel, Delta Business Park, Swindon

What makes Swindon Business Village unique?

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Meet

Opportunities to meet like-minded professionals in a relaxed informal atmosphere

All Welcome

Relaxed, informal networking for established businesses and start-ups

Do Business

Local Swindon businesses give & receive referrals and business advice

Varied Formats

From networking and referrals, to presentations and business problem solving sessions

Pay As You Go

No costly membership or subscription fees. Just pay to attend (from £9)

Breakfast

Enjoy a full English breakfast, or choose from the buffet

Swindon Business Village Latest News

What’s Business Village ever done for you?

What’s Business Village ever done for you?

That’s the question we posed – just for fun and not academic research – at our last meeting of 2018. A kind of end-of-term, let-your-hair-down, and have a chat session.

And what emerged is that Business Village excels as a networking group in Swindon because it is supportive, it’s welcoming, it’s not exclusive and – just as you would expect – we get clients, contacts, referrals and recommendations.

So, if you’re looking for a networking group which doesn’t charge an expensive annual membership fee – or any membership fee at all, for that matter – is pay-as-you-go, weekly and effective, why not try Business Village? You’ve nothing to lose (apart from the meeting fee – £9-£12, depending on when you book) and everything to gain.

In fact, the first meeting of the New Year, on January 10th , is a free presentation on Fit for Business for 2019. For more details, book here. We meet Thursdays, 7.30-9am at The Campanile for breakfast and great networking.

Continue reading to find out what we all thought…

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GDPR: what it is and what you need to know

GDPR is the buzzword of the moment, and with its enforcement imminent and its impact on businesses universal, the presentation to Business Village on these new data protection rules was listened to with interest.

Paul Himple, who runs HR consultancy Go Legal HR, gave an extremely informative talk on GDPR. It was, he said, an overview of the new rules, how they differ from current legislation, and what company owners and directors need to start thinking about and putting in place.

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Food, festive fun and breakfast – all for Swindon Foodbank

Food, festive fun, business and breakfast were the order of the day for Swindon Business Village which used its last meeting of 2017 to support Swindon Foodbank.

Attendees at Swindon Business Village, which meets on Thursdays for breakfast, took along donations for the foodbank and heard a presentation about its work by manager Cher Smith.

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You don’t ring, you don’t phone! The importance of client comunications

If you’re unsure how to communicate with clients, when to communicate with clients and how often to communicate with them, then Steve Manning – who runs Hampshire-based Activate Marketing – has some of the answers.

Steve gave a lively and informative presentation to Business Village, focusing on the importance of client communications.

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Up next at Business Village :

Top ten tips to consider when organising events!

After a good informal networking breakfast we’ll have a presentation by Debbie Bell of Ziabia.

Ever wondered what goes into planning event? – these top ten tips will offer suggestions of areas that need to be considered to ensure everything runs smoothly for your event, no matter how big or small.