The literal ups and downs of walking from Land’s End to John o’ Groats solo were the focus of a talk from inspirational coach Jen Le Marinel.
Jen, based in Cheltenham, took three-and-a-half months to complete her epic journey and shared her highs and lows of the trip; from peace, quiet and breath-taking scenery to a bout of food poisoning after a late night curry.
She talked about what she learned about herself along the way and how it helped shape her business, WildFire Walks. She has also written a blog about her adventure.
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.
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.
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.
We asked our regulars at Swindon Business Village for recommendations of good summer reads, both business books and fiction.
Here’s what they came up with…