Local Events Bath

Strategy and Business Planning Workshop - Bath
9am - 5pm

This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
In order to qualify for free attendance your business must be located in Bath and North East Somerset. Please contact us if your business is located elsewhere as we may be able to offer alternative help.
This workshop is aimed at owners of established businesses looking to grow - by whatever measure you use.  It could be turnover, staff, number of outlets or any other variable that you want to increase, but the bottom line is the real key.
You want to grow your business, you have some ideas about how you want your business to look in two or three years time but are not sure how to map out the necessary changes.
This workshop will outline the steps you need to take to move closer to your goals and help you understand some of the challenges you could face in transforming your business.
In the few hours available at this workshop you will not be able to complete your business transformation plan, however you will come away armed with some of the key tools to help you..
If you are looking for funding for your business the Bank Manager or equity investor will want to be able to understand what your business is and how they are going to get their money back - if you are not looking for funding, you will want the same answers.
You will hear people say they run their business without a business plan and you don't need one!  Find out why this is not necessarily true and why a business plan doesn't always need to look like one!
By the end of the workshop, you will have:

A clear vision aligned to your long term goals
A clear path of how you are going to get there
A set of short, medium and long term business objectives linked directly to your vision
A single page business plan linked directly to delivering the short term objectives, with clear actions, accountabilities and timescales.
The confidence and motivation to move forward
Identify the vital projects that need to happen over the coming 12 months that will drive the business forward
Identify the key actions that need to be done in order to deliver the above projects
Assign responsibilities, timescales and measurements

Attendees will leave this workshop with the tools and confidence to develop their single page business plan.
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Social media advertising to find new overseas customers (Bath)
9:30am - 1pm

It's a small world. Almost everyone these days uses social media, but are you using social media advertising to its full potential? The potential of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to engage with new customers in endless.
This hands on workshop will explain how and why businesses should embrace this technology to create real growth in International markets. From direct sales to brand awareness to lead generation, you will learn how to access new territories and increase sales through some of the most popular platforms around today.


Welcome and introduction
Social Media Platforms and how they relate to your routes to market
Interactive session: Setting objectives for social media advertising campaigns
Overview of support available with the Export 4 Growth Programme
Understanding different types of social media adverts
"Real world" advert creation for Facebook and Instagram international audiences

Who is this event for?
This workshop is for businesses who are brand new to exporting or considering exporting for the first time and want to target overseas customers. It is delivered free of charge to eligible businesses.
PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.
Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

The Guild Board Games Evening
The Guild Bath- Social Evenings
6pm - 10:30pm

Free to all Guild members/£3 all others

This is a regular games night held at The Guild coworking hub in the centre of Bath. We're a friendly bunch of people with a wide range of gaming experience from old hands to total newbies, so there's no experience needed. We supply games, food and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own games too. We may have more than one game running at the same time so there should be something to interest you.

The nights are free to Guild members, and £3 for non members- this covers the games, some delivery pizzas and drinks.
Pig Guide Champagne Supper Club
6:30pm - 9:30pm

After the success of our Ambassador’s Dinner last September, we are pleased announce our next event, a Champagne Supper Club in conjunction with The Pig Guide.
Our Head Chef, Dan Moon, has created a delicious six-course tasting menu to be accompanied by a specially-selected Billecart-Salmon Champagne Flight to match every course. Guests will be welcomed to The Gainsborough Bath Spa with a Champagne and canapés on arrival, live music and a unique opportunity to talk with Dan Moon about the menus he creates at our award-winning restaurant.
Tickets cost £90, this includes all 6-courses and Champagne. Alternative drink options can be arranged, including non-alcoholic options.
Please email melissa@thepigguide.com for more information on the event. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please could let us know in advance by calling 01225 358888.
New year- New Books!
Ladies of Bath Book/Wine Meetup
7pm - 10pm

Hi all!

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas- if like me, you indulged a bit too much, but, like me, you wont be bothering to attempt a dry January, you'll hopefully be up for some late Jan drinks and chats!

I know that most are still ploughing through "The break" - I did suggest "Night walking" By Sarah Moss a couple of weeks ago but don't want to inundate you all with books!

Had some great suggestions (thank you!) So have noted them down for future reading.

As always, these meetups are entirely open so there is never any pressure to read/ finish any of the books.

Will update closer to the time so please save the date!

Any questions or first timers- please feel free to message me.

Look forward to seeing/ meeting you all in the new year!

Tracy x
Another great evening of speeches, thinking on your feet, meeting of minds....
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm

You are warmly invited to join our 2nd Toastmasters Meeting of 2018

Are you making time to improve your skills? How about:
- Learn to craft a speech with everything the course teaches us
- Get a huge buzz from delivering to the crowd
- Chat and have some time with friends, meet new ones, have fun :)

As always, speeches from our own members and one of the speeches is entitled: 'If not now, then when?' We also have Table Topics for thinking on your feet, and lots of opportunities to speak and enjoy the evening.

This week's Table Topics will be loosely based around the theme 'New Year's Resolutions'. More information will be given on the night... Guests always have the choice of whether they would like to participate and there is no pressure. :-) Maybe you would just like to watch the first time and see what we do?

Everyone is welcome to attend (no cost) and we ask everyone to arrive around 7.15pm so we can start the speeches on time. So come along then join us afterwards for a drink or two - we'd love to see you!

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Bath Spa Toastmasters gets your speaking, thinking and presenting skills sharper. It’s a sure way of gaining confidence, both in front of an audience and in everyday life.
Stargazers in Bath: Meet, chat, share, and plan
Bath Astronomers
7:30pm - 8:30pm

• What we'll do
An informal session for would-be and die-hard amateur astronomers in and around Bath. Each session will include a welcome and an overview of observing the skies in the month ahead. Members will be able to show and tell an aspect of their hobby whether it be astrophotography, building telescopes, counting meteors or adventures to darker skies around the World.

• What to bring
Having trouble with your binoculars or telescope. Bring it along for some advice.

• Important to know
It would be appreciated if a contribution was made to the cost of hiring the room. £2 would be very helpful.

Long Running Events:

6 Week Balance the Scales
22nd January - 1st March

This 6 week course gives you all the motivation you need to start making positive changes in your health and fitness post xmas.
The package includes 
1x45 minute PT session per week
Motivational consultations
Handouts and workouts that can be done at home
As many group fitness sessions as you can manage
Monday 6:30-7:15pm
Tuesday 12.30-1pm 
Wednesday 6:15-7pm
Thursday 6:30-7:15pm
Friday 7am-7.45am
Friday 12.30-1pm
Sat 9.30-10.15am
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
6 Week Ski Fitness
8th January - 15th February

The 6 week Course will get those Ski Legs back in no time
The Package includes:
1x 45 Minute PT session per week (fixed slot)
Fitness Tips for skiing, and recovery handouts for the slopes 
3 x Group Fitness Sessions per week including:
HIIT session and Legs/Core Strength
Can be made at Vibe Fitness HQ
Pencil To Paint: Jan - Mar 2018
17th January - 28th March

“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This ten week course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
Tonal value
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays: 17, 24, 31 January; 7, 21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018