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Before you can engage employees, you must really understand them
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Before you can engage employees, you must really understand them

How to understand and engage employees, from a psychological point of view

This is a joint event, run by the Bristol Media People Forum and Engage for Success.

Increasing numbers of businesses now view employee engagement as an important source of competitive advantage, in the quest for improved levels of business productivity.

Sometimes, such businesses limit their efforts to superficial solutions – a ping pong table for the office space perhaps?

Alternatively, they may take a more mechanistic approach – our employees would be more engaged, if only they would follow the process!

Our view is that to engage employees (who are also known as human beings, with hopes, fears, values and personality attributes) you need first to really understand them.

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LCSW Christmas Breakfast
Dec
12
7:45 AM07:45

LCSW Christmas Breakfast

The West of England region is leading the country - and in some cases the world - in Smart Technology, Electric Vehicles, Business Incubation, Professional Services and opportunities in the low carbon sector.

Join us for our last Low Carbon Business Breakfast of 2017, to hear about some of the best projects in the West of England throughout 2017 and what 2018 may be bringing for the low carbon sector in the West of England. Speakers including Bristol is OpenAshfords LLP andTravelwest.

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How to be a Productivity Ninja
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

How to be a Productivity Ninja

Many of us are overwhelmed, and struggle with the constant distractions we face in our work.  Information overload is a big problem. Juggling productivity and wellbeing successfully is a challenge.

It’s no longer enough to just focus on “time management”: it’s time to think about how you manage your attention and focus, your projects and actions, your choices and habits.

A Productivity Ninja™ is calm and prepared, but also skilled and ruthless in how they deal with the many enemies of productivity and wellbeing.

We’ll share with you the 9 Characteristics of the Productivity Ninja™, and help you identify specific ways you can implement them.

For full details click here

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Go And Grow Online
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Go And Grow Online

Go and Grow Online


11 steps for your small business

The Go and Grow Online campaign moves into its fourth year and we are delivering free workshops to help businesses go online and support existing online traders to grow.

Attending this event will enable you to learn how to build a website, excel on social media and know your SEO from your PPC. You will also have the opportunity to network with other aspiring online businesses!

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Basingstoke Hackathon
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Basingstoke Hackathon

Do you have an idea in the back of your mind that you wish you could just hunker down and focus on? Maybe you want to get a chance to practice your skills on a fun project, surrounded by the diversity of experience in the Basingstoke Tech Scene? Maybe you are an expert looking to share your skills and show off what you can do.

Full details and to register follow the link.

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Scale up coaching grants session
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Scale up coaching grants session

Ever thought about getting a business coach? Here’s why now is the time to do it. 
It’s been proven that business coaching leads to great results, but business coaching can be expensive, especially for a recently registered business or an SME in the first few years of trading. Business West are currently offering grants towards covering the cost of a business coach to help growth oriented businesses take the plunge. If you’re still not sure, we will be running free one-to-one sessions on Wednesday 22 November to run through your business goals and identify whether this grant scheme could work for you. 
 

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Fright Night - Halloween Social
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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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Basingstoke Tech Scene
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Basingstoke Tech Scene

After a long silence, September will play host to the first Meetup under our new name, The Basingstoke Tech Scene, and it will be our first structured talk! We're going to follow a Lightning Talk format, so grab a beer (other drinks available), sit back and enjoy! 

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Healthcheck your Workspace: Go Green & Low Carbon Breakfast Workshop with Skanska
Jul
26
7:45 AM07:45

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
7:45 AM07:45

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
1:30 PM13:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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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