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Fright Night - Halloween Social
Oct
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Fright Night - Halloween Social

After the success last year of our Halloween party, we shall be holding another one again this year!

Starting in the Oak Tree for some scary music and games, drinks and nibbles, we will then be venturing out on the town for a night of frights. 

We do expect you to get into the spirit and dress up and join the fun, plus we will have a makeup artist on hand through the day to ensure you look the part provided by DeskLodge.

We can't wait - See you there muhahahaha

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DeskLodge Summer Social 2017
Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

DeskLodge Summer Social 2017

We hope to see everyone at our Aloha end of the summer pub crawl on Friday 22nd Sept                                                               

We plan to meet at DeskLodge then take (hopefully) a sunny stroll through Castle Park then onto The Apple and the many pubs in the Kings Street area and see where this takes us!

We will have a few games and tasks along the way and you are all welcome to join us, meet all the other DeskLodgers and have an amazing time!

Even if you have not attended our socials before please come along for this end of the summer blow out!

Optional Hawaiian theme-Think Hawaiian shirts, floral prints, pineapples, coconuts, Bermuda shorts and floral garlands or just come as you are and join the fun!

First drinks on us!

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Healthcheck your Workspace: Go Green & Low Carbon Breakfast Workshop with Skanska
Jul
26
7:45am 7:45am

Healthcheck your Workspace: Go Green & Low Carbon Breakfast Workshop with Skanska

Utilising the principles of the Go Green pillars and Skanska’s colour palette for projects, we will take a tour through quick wins and future follow-up to make your workspace more efficient, resilient and sustainable!

Ludi Hall-Drinkwater, and Rachel Quinn, Senior Environmental Advisors at Skanska,will run us through where most businesses should focus their initial efforts covering energy, carbon, materials and water, as well as further advice on longer term strategy and potential measures. This will be follow by smaller group workshops focussed on your offices and work spaces.

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Public Speaking Masterclass
Jul
18
10:00am10:00am

Public Speaking Masterclass

Whether you’re pitching to a panel, or speaking at an event, we can give you the skills and techniques to present with confidence and conviction.

Our workshops are limited to 12 people, enabling you to practice your newly learned skills in a comfortable and friendly environment.

You will walk away feeling empowered and ready!

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Future Skills Round table - Social Enterprise
Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

Future Skills Round table - Social Enterprise

Join Skills West on 12 July at DeskLodge Bristol to have your say on the skills agenda for the Social Enterprise sector.

Bringing social enterprises & training providers together to help build a sustainable workforce in the West of England.

We want to hear what you have to say about skills issues so we can address what is required for the sustainability of the sector.

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Business Success Matters
Jul
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Business Success Matters

A monthly business event to support business owners in starting or growing their businesses. An opportunity to meet, network and learn valuable tips to easily implement into your business. World-class industry experts share their knowledge and experience on key business topics.

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Green PropTech: Innovation and Technology - Low Carbon Business Breakfast
Jun
27
7:45am 7:45am

Green PropTech: Innovation and Technology - Low Carbon Business Breakfast

 Technology is disrupting traditional business models and the built environment is no exception. PropTech (property technology) has already had a huge impact on domestic lettings and property management - how is it set to change how we measure & increase sustainability?

How is the real estate market already being transformed by technology and what are the opportunities for organisations to improve their sustainability and resilience?

Hear from OcuairTrident Building Consultancy and Wates Smartspace and how they believe the built environment is being transformed by PropTech.

Further details to follow - book your space now

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Venturefest: The Future of Work – Sparking Innovation
Jun
12
8:00am 8:00am

Venturefest: The Future of Work – Sparking Innovation

Following the success of our inaugural event: Disrupting the Workplace, we will host another panel discussion at Desklodge on June 12th. At this event we'll explore further themes around the future of work. We'll reveal the dangers and opportunities that are likely to crop up and use this as a springboard to discuss the skills and tools that will help us to define success in the future.

Our panel includes:

Zoe Taylor - Sparkol

Ben Highfield - Microsoft

Andy Lunness - Blu Wireless

Lauren Branston - Lauren Branston Consultancy

Please join us for what promises to be an informative and inspiring start to the day.

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National Freelancers Day - Bristol Fringe Event
Jun
8
1:30pm 1:30pm

National Freelancers Day - Bristol Fringe Event

Join us for the 9th annual National Freelancers Day (NFD) on Thursday 8 June 2017. The main event will be taking place in Central London with regional events in Bristol and Manchester.

Highlights from the London event will be live streamed in the creative surroundings of Desklodge throughout the day and you will have a chance to interact, ask questions and join in the celebration.

Click the link for more.

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South West Mobile - WWDC Keynote Live Stream
Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

South West Mobile - WWDC Keynote Live Stream

It's that super exciting time of year where Apple announce their new developer goodies! 

Watch the live stream with your fellow SWmobile members and discuss the new announcements as they happen! Bonus points if you can spot any SWmobile members who are over in San Francisco in person. 

If you haven't heard of WWDC it's an annual developer conference held by Apple in San Francisco, California. The WWDC keynote typically runs through the latest features and developer SDKs for Apple's upcoming OS updates (think macOS, iOS 11, watchOS 4, etc!).

UPDATE: Dyson are very kindly sponsoring food, drink and venue for this one!

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Meet the Journalists (Bristol)
May
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Meet the Journalists (Bristol)

What's the small business story?

Advice on how to pitch to journalists

If you're a small business fighting for media recognition for the incredible stuff you do, there are some really simple steps to take to get noticed.

Join the Enterprise Nation community alongside top journalists to understand how to pitch your story and raise profile!

Click the link for more info and to book.

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Desk well-being talk with Amy Newton
Apr
11
12:00am12:00am

Desk well-being talk with Amy Newton

Amy runs The Warrior Programme, which is a way of exercising and eating to feel strong, fit and capable, without spending all hours at the gym and ‘eating clean’.

Amy used to spend 8+ hours at a desk working for a big corporate insurance broker, and so she specialises in helping desk-based individuals, like yourselves, who struggle to find the time and motivation to exercise, but want to feel strong and fit.

With the recent (fairly dramatic) announcement that sitting is the new smoking and the inclusion of sitting down too much on the World Health Organisation’s top four worries, next to Coronary Heart Disease, Amy is coming in to talk to you all about staying fit and well whilst being at your desk.

She’s going to be giving practical advice on what you can do, rather than what you shouldn’t do, to make it easy for you to stay well, fit and avoid aches and pains, without an enormous amount of effort. 

Please kindly let us know if you’d like to come along by just replying to this email or sending a quick note to amy@amynewtonpersonaltrainer.co.uk.

Look forward to seeing you! 

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HH-SWxSW Bristol Meetup - with MySociety and The Bristol Cable
Apr
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

HH-SWxSW Bristol Meetup - with MySociety and The Bristol Cable

After a successful launch in Cardiff at the tail end of last year, Hacks Hackers South Wales X South West ventures over the Severn Bridge for our first Bristol meetup!

Join us at The Oak Tree, DeskLodge Bristol for a chance to meet with other Hacks and Hackers from across the South Wales and South West region.

For more click here

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Hemel Hempstead Jelly
Apr
5
9:30am 9:30am

Hemel Hempstead Jelly

A Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.

Click through for more and to register your interest.

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A Little Bit of Networking
Mar
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

A Little Bit of Networking

Here at My Mustard - pay per click advertising agency based in Old Town Hemel Hempstead - we are partial to a bit of networking .

And I mean we really like it.

We are regular attendees at the St Albans Chamber of Commerce, Platinum Point, Jabber, Business Buzz, Dacorum Forum, St Albans Businesses, FSB Herts, Beds & Bucks and we even sub occasionally at good old BNI.

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