Sports Massage with Tasha
Aug
21
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Meet the Experts - HR4Tech 1-2-1
Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Experts - HR4Tech 1-2-1

 

Come and meet Mango HR4Tech, at Desklodge in Bristol.

We're providing free 1-2-1 support sessions for you to ask us anything related to HR (i.e. your people, your team).

You can either select a time slot in the morning or a ticket for the drop in time in the afternoon.

Christina is an experienced HR Consultant that works with a number of tech companies in Bristol and Cardiff.

 

Not sure what you would ask?! Here are some examples of what we've been asked before:

  • What are the basics I need to know when hiring my first employee?
  • Do I need policies? If so, how can I limit them and ensure they're inline with my culture?
  • How do I pull together a creative, culture focused staff handbook?
  • How do I recruit from abroad?
  • How do I ensure my team is performing? Avoiding the dreaded appraisal!
  • How can I provide development opportunities when I only have a small team?
  • How can ensure new recruits fit culturally?
  • Do you have any tips on retaining my staff?
  • What's the market rate for a front end developer? (ask us about other roles too!)
  • Ideas for incentives?
  • Do I introduce a bonus or not?

Introducing Mango HR

Mango HR (HR4Tech) are specialists in all things people in tech, from culture and reward to recruitment and leadership development. We provide value-adding outsourced HR solutions to fast growth tech companies across the UK.

HR isn’t just about compliance, policies, and procedures. In fact, our disruptive approach to HR in Tech is helping more and more SMEs across the UK and Europe to achieve their goals by planning people properly and utilising innovative tech, tactics and our expertise in leadership and change management, to ensure firms can attract, retain and get the most from people. At the end of the day, no business can succeed without great people.

PS - We promise not to sell to you or hastle you with emails afterwards :). We hope you find these sessions useful and thought provoking!

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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13 - Taxis and Connectivity
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

13 - Taxis and Connectivity

We're pleased to announce that we have two new sponsors, MathEmbedded and ITR Partners, and a new venue, DeskLodge, for our first post-summer meet-up.

Our first talk will be from David Bates of RDS on “Taxi Top Advertising – The Technical Challenge”. RDS will present a solution for a mobile advertising solution used on Taxis. The presentation will include background for the development, Edge connectivity and two way communication with the Cloud.”

Our second talk will be by Richard Wenner on "LoRaWAN in Cardiff".

Our third, brief, talk will be by Tarim on "LoRaWAN in Bristol"

As well as the usual refreshments and networking, RDS (https://www.review-displays.co.uk) will be exhibiting some of their IoT products.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:30 Open: Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments
7:00 Announcements
7:05 Presentation and Q&A - David Bates
7:35 Break to change speaker
7:40 Presentation and Q&A - Richard Wenner
8:10 Break to change speaker
8:15 Presentation
8:10 Presentation and Q&A - Tarim
8:20 Exhibition, networking and any remaining refreshments
9:00 close

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Sep
6
7:30 AM07:30

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Sep
11
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Sep
11
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Copy of Sports Massage with Tasha
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Copy of Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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The Future of the Workspace
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

The Future of the Workspace

If the acquisition, development & retention of talented people are a top priority for you then so is the workplace.

How, where & when your people work is key to attracting them in the first place.

Ask yourself the following 5 questions – Do you:

a) Make your workplace an experience?

b) Understand employee expectations for work?

c) Consider the blended workforce a reality?

d) Consider technology an enabler and adviser?

e) Act as a workplace activist?

If you can’t answer YES to all you should come along and find out why these questions are so important.

This is day long interactive workshop/round table discussion with contributors who will be looking at this topic from 3 perspectives:

  • Human behaviour and organisation psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and enabling digital technologies
  • Creating collaborative workspace experiences

Join us on 6th November 2018 at 9.30am in Bristol (voted in the top 3, best start up cities in the UK – "a world class city that is ahead of the curve”)

We will be hosted by Desklodge, a short walk from the station. (optional tour of the experience available)

Book your place for just £99 plus VAT and Booking Fee, our numbers are limited to 20.

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Aug
2
7:30 AM07:30

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

20180301_073018.jpg
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Meet the Experts - HR4Tech 1-2-1
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Experts - HR4Tech 1-2-1

 

Come and meet Christina Green, Mango HR4Tech, at the Desklodge in Bristol.

We're providing free 1-2-1 support sessions for you to ask us anything related to HR (i.e. your people, your team).

You can either select a time slot in the morning or a ticket for the drop in time in the afternoon.

Christina is an experienced HR Consultant that works with a number of tech companies in Bristol and Cardiff.

 

Not sure what you would ask?! Here are some examples of what we've been asked before:

  • What are the basics I need to know when hiring my first employee?
  • Do I need policies? If so, how can I limit them and ensure they're inline with my culture?
  • How do I pull together a creative, culture focused staff handbook?
  • How do I recruit from abroad?
  • How do I ensure my team is performing? Avoiding the dreaded appraisal!
  • How can I provide development opportunities when I only have a small team?
  • How can ensure new recruits fit culturally?
  • Do you have any tips on retaining my staff?
  • What's the market rate for a front end developer? (ask us about other roles too!)
  • Ideas for incentives?
  • Do I introduce a bonus or not?

Introducing Mango HR

Mango HR (HR4Tech) are specialists in all things people in tech, from culture and reward to recruitment and leadership development. We provide value-adding outsourced HR solutions to fast growth tech companies across the UK.

HR isn’t just about compliance, policies, and procedures. In fact, our disruptive approach to HR in Tech is helping more and more SMEs across the UK and Europe to achieve their goals by planning people properly and utilising innovative tech, tactics and our expertise in leadership and change management, to ensure firms can attract, retain and get the most from people. At the end of the day, no business can succeed without great people.

PS - We promise not to sell to you or hastle you with emails afterwards :). We hope you find these sessions useful and thought provoking!

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LCSW Business Breakfast; The Journey to Carbon Neutrality
Jul
24
7:45 AM07:45

LCSW Business Breakfast; The Journey to Carbon Neutrality

Low Carbon South West are really excited to be welcoming Nikki Jones & James Sterling to co-deliver this month's business breakfast event on the topic of "Our Journey to Carbon Neutrality".

Nikki Jones MSc Freelance Researcher/Writer will open with an overview of the current scientific consensus and the risks posed by our warming world. She will present the facts and figures and put the decarbonisation challenge in perspective and then go on to discuss the challenges for the UK and where current government policy is leading us.

James Sterling Senior Marketing and Communications, Bristol City Council, will then follow with a discussion on Bristol's journey to carbon neutrality, opening with some context setting in relation to the scale of the issues in the city and actions that have been taken to address this. He will then outline the opportunities presented by City Leap; the local authority's prospectus on how they intend to meet their climate change ambitions.

Agenda:

7.45am - Doors open for registration with breakfast

8.05am - Introduction from Low Carbon South West

8.15am - Nikki Jones; "Energy, Emissions & Targets"

9.15am - James Sterling; "Building a Carbon Neutral Bristol"

9.35am - Q&A's with Nikki & James

9.45am - Networking & Close 10am

 

More information about our speakers:

Nikki Jones MSc Freelance Researcher/Writer

Nikki is a researcher, writer and journalist on oil, gas and energy. She delivers climate and energy lectures specialising in climate change on UK and global level.

 

James Sterling, Senior Marketing and Communications, Bristol City Council

James heads up the Communications, Marketing and Engagement workstream for Bristol City Council’s Energy Service. With a strong background in digital communications and an unmatched passion for sustainability, James has been an instrumental champion for the city’s green efforts over the years.

 

Low Carbon South West is a membership organisation which offers unique business opportunities and a wide range of benefits for our members such as:

- We host business breakfasts, workshops and events for our members

- We can help you access funding or seek knowledge sharing partners in order to develop projects

- We can help demonstrate your company's commitment to the progression of the low carbon economy

- We can give you access to new customers & connections through member to member benefits

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Sports Massage with Tasha
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Jul
5
7:30 AM07:30

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

20180301_073018.jpg
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Sports Massage with Tasha
Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Massage with Tasha

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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National Freelancers Day
Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

National Freelancers Day

Calling all freelancers!

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It's National Freelancers Day so we thought why not celebrate that and offer any freelancers or home workers the chance to come and try out our coworking space.

Spend the day in a productive, community-led space and meet like-minded people at the same time. We would love to meet you, give you the grand tour of Desklodge, and hear a little about you and what you do. You will then be able to work from our space and we are sure you will probably see a familiar face or make new connections at the same time.

There will also be some lunch provided as well as lots of tea and coffee to power you through the day.

Come and work from 8.30am

Lunch and networking 1-2pm

Simple :)

IPSE who are running a full National Freelancers Day in London have also kindly offered this great discount on signing up for there membership. To save 15% use code Desklodge15 here.

Sign up here for National Freelancers Day and you will also receive a further 2 free days at DeskLodge.

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Meet the Journalists
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Journalists

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! Plus you'll enjoy a glass of wine on us.

The event will be chaired by Enterprise Nation head of content, Dan Martin.

 

Journalists to be announced soon!

 

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Look after yourself and unwind with a sports massage
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

Look after yourself and unwind with a sports massage

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Hi DeskLodgers,

I've been visiting you guys for a month now and I've loved every session. For me to continue providing a full day of sports massage and rehab services every fortnight at DeskLodge I will need to raise the price by a fiver to £15 for a 30 minute slot. This is so that I can afford to miss a whole days work out of the clinic. I have spoken to some of you regarding the price change, those of you that I haven't spoken to, I hope you understand and I hope to see you soon! 

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £15 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room. If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Simply Happy
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Simply Happy

Simply Women on Purpose"(SWOP) is a new project, launched last year and currently sits under the umbrella of "simplyhappy" a purposeful business that provides positive psychology, coaching and consultancy to individuals, communities and organisations. 

Michelle Preston, Founder, Change Maker and Woman on Purpose, will share the story behind her mission to support women to improve wellbeing and create a purpose driven life and will be in conversation with a local woman who is changing the world. 

"SWOP" is purposefully touring the UK in 2018, visiting 11 cities, offering free workshops and planting the seeds of a brand new network for women, sponsored and supported by the RSA (Royal Society of Arts).

This FREE WORKSHOP also provides the space for women to "Connect, Create and Collaborate” and highlights the importance and value of women working collaboratively to create positive change within their own lives, their communities and society."

To register for this FREE event follow the link :)

 

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LCSW - Low Carbon Innovation in the Built Environment
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

LCSW - Low Carbon Innovation in the Built Environment

Speakers Include Prof. of Low Carbon Design for the University of Bath, Skanska, Innovate UK, UKGBC and more! 

  • Do you have an idea for implementing sustainable and efficient practises within your business?
  • Would you like advice on how to fund innovation within the built environment?
  • Do you want support to develop or improve new methods of construction that are more sustainable?

 

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PHPSW Meetup
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

PHPSW Meetup

PHPSW meetup 'Time for the future'

With: Lee Stone

This month's talks are:

- Time Zones and Calendars are a PITA
Derick Rethans, Senior Engineer at MongoDB 7 Author of Xdebug (https://twitter.com/derickr)

Time Zones and Calendars are a PITA. Although they govern how we live and when we do what, handling them programmatically is not an easy feat.

In this presentation we will look at how to deal with time zones, and two calendars: natural year, and ISO8601. We will see how it is hard to make assumptions on how they work, and explain how they came into existence. We’ll focus mostly on how to handle them from within PHP, as well as how we (should) store them in databases. We’ll also have a quick look at date manipulation when querying data.

Curious about all the hype around Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence? Heard of "Neural Networks" and "Deep Learning" but confused about what it really means?

In this talk you'll see what Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) look like and how they can "learn". And along the way you'll discover how you can build your own ANN, with PHP of course!

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Learn how to maximise your funding with R&D tax credits
Jun
12
8:30 AM08:30

Learn how to maximise your funding with R&D tax credits

R&D tax credits are a valuable source of funding to innovative businesses. For SMEs, they’re worth on average £61,514 – and for many much more! That’s cash that could spark the next big project, or fund the final push in creating something remarkable.

Are you eligible?

If you're creating a new product, process or service, or modifying an existing one, you could be eligible for this generous government relief. SMEs can recoup up to 33p of every £1 spent. Last year alone ForrestBrown delivered nearly £15m for innovative businesses in the South West - so don't miss out on this valuable opportunity.

Are you missing out?

Graham Heydon, Associate Director, and Malcolm Henderson, former HMRC R&D tax unit inspector, from ForrestBrown will be at DeskLodge meeting space on Tuesday 12 June. Join us at 08:30 for breakfast and learn what you can do to help maximise your future R&D tax credit claims.

This session will help you:

  • Understand if your business is eligible for R&D tax credits;

  • Learn how to maximise your funding using grants and R&D tax credits; and,

  • To implement processes to help improve your future claims.

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DeskLodge Breakfast Social
Jun
7
7:30 AM07:30

DeskLodge Breakfast Social

Come and kick start your day with some fresh fruit, bacon rolls, juices, cereal & some casual morning conversation. There is no better way to boost your day than with this productive start.

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the early morning fun! 

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Noisy Little Monkey
Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

Noisy Little Monkey

Bristol HubSpot User Group | A Crash Course In Nailing New Business

The digital marketing agency in Bristol, for more than 10 years Noisy Little Monkey has helped clients generate leads, grow their business and unleash anarchic creativity.

 

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Zinc Bristol Meet & Greet
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Zinc Bristol Meet & Greet

In October, Zinc will kick off its second mission: to unlock new opportunities for people in places that have been hard-hit by globalisation and automation.

We are looking for 50 people who want to create new products and services that unlock new opportunities for people in these hard-hit places. Our 9-month full-time programme, starting on October 1st, 2018, will help them build a brand-new tech business from scratch. It is a great opportunity for creative people with tech, business and/or specialist skills and expertise to find their co-founder, work with experts, design and test new ideas, launch their new business and access investment.A full explanation of the mission and programme are available on our website at: www.zinc.vc/mission-2/

We are also looking for experts across a variety of domains who want to get involved and help shape our programme.

Come along to this Meet & Greet if you are interested in hearing more and/or getting involved - the Zinc team will talk about the mission and programme, and be on-hand to answer any questions.

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Our Secret DeskLodge Social
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Our Secret DeskLodge Social

This time we have something special on for you folks! Come along and find out what our secret surprise is that we have in store for you. 

Anyone who is interested are more than welcome to come along and become part of the fun! Feel free to come and join in on some free refreshments, snacks & great conversation!

Great if you are a new DeskLodger or long term and want to meet who are working around you every day. Come along and get involved!

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Go and Grow Online: Q&A evening with .COM entrepreneurs
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Go and Grow Online: Q&A evening with .COM entrepreneurs

Go and Grow Online
11 steps for your small business and Q&A with .COM entrepreneurs

The Go and Grow Online campaign moves into its fourth year and we are delivering 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 ask questions to two .COM entrepreneurs to see how they grew their business online, whilst networking with other aspiring online businesses!

Evening workshop agenda:

Step 1: Setting up your office | Step 2: Choose a domain

Step 3: Secure hosting | Step 4: Set up office software

Step 5: Build a home on the web | Step 6: Be legally compliant

Step 7: Embrace email marketing | Step 8: Embrace social media

Step 9: Rise up the search rankings | Step 10: Make the most of marketing tools

Step 11: Measure what works

This event is delivered by approved adviser Daniel Plowright, who will help you learn how to embrace the power of the web!

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DeskLodgers - Look after yourself and unwind with a sports massage
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

DeskLodgers - Look after yourself and unwind with a sports massage

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Hi DeskLodgers,

Office workers form some of my most frequent clients, often complaining of upper and lower back pain as a result of hours on end spent bent over a keyboard and desk. I thought I’d have a go at tackling this problem at source, which is why I’m coming to you!

I'm Natasha (Tasha is fine too), I have a (BSc) Hons in Sports Rehabilitation and am currently working at a clinic in Bedminster. I provide treatment and sports massage for a wide range of people who have various injuries or pains.

I have experience working with a number of professional teams including:

The All Blacks - England RFU - Argentina RFU - A number of NFL Teams

The massage sessions are at a discounted DeskLodger price of £10 (cash only) - taking place in the Grumpy’s shed meeting room.  If you are suffering from any aches or pains, it would be very beneficial for you to book and give it a try! A sign-up sheet will be placed at the DeskLodge reception to book in and a basic medical form for you to fill and bring along on the day..

Benefits of sports massage:

·       Release muscle tension

·       Increased muscle flexibility

·       Increased energy

·       Stimulate blood flow in the body to assist with healing

·       Decrease stress

What to expect:

-          Fill out a consent form and bring it to your session (Please find under sign up sheet at the DeskLodge reception)

-          5 minutes discussing your pain / the area you would like me to work on

-          2 minutes where I will step out of the room and let you get ready

-          20 minutes of sports massage

-          2 minutes to re-dress and get back to work

Note - Clothing:

If you are not 100% comfortable taking off any item of clothing, then please turn up in a thin top, which I will work over.

If you have any questions prior to the session, feel free to email or call me.

I look forward to seeing you!

Find me on Facebook

 

Or email  tasharyan05@gmail.com

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Meet the Experts - Mango HR4Tech 1-2-1 support sessions
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Experts - Mango HR4Tech 1-2-1 support sessions

Come and meet Christina Green, Mango HR4Tech, at the Desklodge in Bristol.

We're providing free 1-2-1 support sessions for you to ask us anything related to HR (i.e. your people, your team).

You can either select a time slot in the morning or a ticket for the drop in time in the afternoon. 

Christina is an experienced HR Consultant that works with a number of tech companies in Bristol and Cardiff.

Not sure what you would ask?! Here are some examples of what we've been asked before:

  • What are the basics I need to know when hiring my first employee?
  • Do I need policies? If so, how can I limit them and ensure they're inline with my culture?
  • How do I pull together a creative, culture focused staff handbook?
  • How do I recruit from abroad?
  • How do I ensure my team is performing? Avoiding the dreaded appraisal!
  • How can I provide development opportunities when I only have a small team?
  • How can ensure new recruits fit culturally?
  • Do you have any tips on retaining my staff?
  • What's the market rate for a front end developer? (ask us about other roles too!)
  • Ideas for incentives?
  • Do I introduce a bonus or not?
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DeskLodge Social & Quiz
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

DeskLodge Social & Quiz

It's that time. Come and unwind with fellow DeskLodgers, share some chat, beer and nibbles and have an awesome time

Oh and just announced

The DeskLodge Quiz will return for one night only at this social event! Get your teams together for some Quiz fun or make up a team on the evening and make new friends!

We love seeing you all together and hope to see you at this one!

Team DeskLodge

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Desklodge Headshot Session by The Headshot Van
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

Desklodge Headshot Session by The Headshot Van

Hi Desklodgers! Do you need an updated LinkedIn profile picture? Does your company about us page need a facelift? On the 12th April from 11-1pm, Liam from The Headshot Van will be setting up shop in Oaktree and offering a special offer on headshots! 

What's included:

  • 10 minute headshot session with professional lighting and background
  • Unlimited looks/outfits within the time (jacket on/off, glasses on/off etc)
  • Both close ups and head and shoulder shots
  • 5 high and low resolution photographs for you to use on LinkedIn, websites etc
  • All photos sent via email by the end of the day.

Cost: £30 per person

Learn more - http://headshotvan.co.uk/

Booking link to follow

 

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GDPR Accelerator - Streamlining Your Path to Compliance
Apr
5
8:45 AM08:45

GDPR Accelerator - Streamlining Your Path to Compliance

GDPR Accelerator - Streamlining your Path to Compliance

FREE to attend Workshop by VXPartners and Thrings with Low Carbon South West

8.45am - 12.00pm, Thursday 5th April 2018, the Oaks Tree, Future Economy Centre, Bristol

This workshop is aimed at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are in the initial stages of their GDPR review to equip you with an understanding of what a robust and defensible project looks like, and what your team should be doing. 

The session is aimed at directors and senior managers who have a personal and legal responsibility for delivering GDPR compliance - however, there will be a brief introduction to GDPR nomenclature, and a top level description of the essential changes to the data privacy landscape so that everyone in the room has a common context for the sessions.

Graeme Fearon of Thrings Solicitors will discuss the legislative framework for the new data protection regime, including:

  • Identifying an appropriate legal basis for data processing
  • How to demonstrate “accountability”
  • Preparing to handle increased individual rights
  • Sanctions for non-compliance

Colin Jupe of VXPartners, a leading GDPR consultancy for SME’s, will outline how to adopt a pragmatic approach to accelerate your GDPR project in the limited time left, including;

  • How to start your journey - The importance of conducting a Data Mapping exercise
  • Identifying the real issues – Assess the greatest risks to personal data within your organization
  • Pragmatic problem-solving - Prioritise your activities to bridge the gaps in compliance
  • Demonstrating your compliance - Creating and managing your GDPR Compliance files

This is not a general awareness “lecture” on what GDPR means, so to get the most out of the morning - which will be interactive - you should already possess some understanding of the key issues.

If you need to refresh your thinking on the topic this is the Information Commissioner's Office Guide to GDPR :https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf

Please note attendance is limited to two spaces per organisation, if you cannot attend after registration please do let us know, so that we can open a space for your fellow colleagues in the low carbon economy.

 Book Your Free Space Now

Agenda
8.45am - 9.00am - Registration

9.10am - 9.20am - Introduction

9.40am - 10.20am - Section 1 - Thrings Solicitors

10.20am - 10.35am - Break and opportunity to ask questions

10.35am - 11.15am - Section 2 - VXPartners

11.15am - 11.30am - Q&A

11.30am - Networking & follow up until close

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