Local Events Bath

Enabling your customers to buy - Sales, Mystery Shopping and Understanding the Customer Journey
9:30am - 11:30am

Find out what the barriers are to your customers.  Do you really make it easy for them to buy from you?  What could be done better? How can you learn from others to get the most of every sales opportunity? What is the art of customer service?
Richard Knight of consumer specialists Shopper Anonymous will present his findings from a recent mystery shopping exercise in the city.  If you have wondered about participating, this is a great opportunity to find out how it works. The session will also cover sales techniques which can be applied to any business, responding to what your customers need.
This BID workshop is only £5 per ticket to BID levy payers.  Use the code BID2017 to get your discount.
Bath Business Event
9:30am - 1pm

Join our Croner Business Event in Bath for upcoming employment law changes, updates specifically for employers, topical discussions, and fantastic networking opportunities.
This complimentary event is specifically designed for local business owners in the area to tackle the day-to-day challenges that employing people brings.
During this insightful event our qualified expert speaker will be covering the following core topics:

How to reduce sickness and absence
Employment documentation – what you need and how often it should be updated
Employee discipline and grievance situations: top tips for managing sensitive situations
Brexit – How might it affect your Business
How to protect your business against rising employment tribunal claims

To RSVP please email events@croner.co.uk
Event reference E00052
Cybercrime, The New GDPR and Your Business
10am - 12pm

7 Mistakes You Are Making In Your Business Which Leaves You Wide Open To Cybercrime 
Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and hackers are setting their sights on small and medium business who are “low hanging fruit”. This seminar will get you started in protecting everything you’ve worked so hard to build. 
And the 10 key areas that require your attention now, in preparation for the new GDPR regulations. 
On 25 May 2018 most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations. 
Good information handling makes good business sense. You'll enhance your business's reputation, increase customer and employee confidence, and by making sure personal information is accurate, relevant and safe, save both time and money. 
Speakers are Adam Morris, MD of Avagio and Oliver Price, Partner at Wansbroughs. 
Adam Morris is the founder and Managing Director of Avagio IT Services Limited, an IT support and solutions company helping small and medium sized businesses manage growth, increase profits, and become more efficient through the effective implementation, management and support of IT. 
With over 25 years’ experience in IT, working with organisations with between 1 and 1000 computers, Adam is passionate about ensuring businesses achieve their goals through the right selection, implementation and management of IT. 
Over recent years cyber security has become far more of a threat to SMEs and this has led Adam to become a cyber security expert, and Avagio now focus heavily on ensuring their clients are protected against the myriad of security threats. 
Oliver Price is a partner in the commercial team at Wansbroughs solicitors, a full service firm, based in Wiltshire and serving clients nationwide. 
His role on the Board of Wansbroughs includes experience as the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration. 
Oliver’s professional work as a disputes lawyer of over 20 years experience encompasses the fields of commercial and real estate work. 
His interest in regulation and compliance stems from an unusual specialism in the law – business rates.
Cervical Screening Update
1pm - 4:30pm

THIS COURSE IS NOT FREE OF CHARGE.  Cost: £30 per person
 Update training addresses the following issues:

Current developments in the cervical screening programme both nationally and locally
Recent literature relevant to sample taking, sampling devices and women’s needs
Changes to local screening policies and procedures
Personal learning needs
A qualitative assessment of 20 consecutive samples.

Training will include presentations from the local Colposcopy Clinic, Laboratory, Histopathology, Public Health and Call Recall
Practice Nurses are required to complete an audit of 20 consecutive cytology sample results.  Please email sharon.cox@wiltshire.gov.uk for the audit form and bring the completed form with you to the training day.
Please make cheques payable to: Wiltshire Council and send to Sharon Cox, Wiltshire Council, Public Health, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
For payment via Bacs: Wiltshire Council Ref: 91129 Update/surgery & applicant name
Account no: 51460021, Sort code: 40-44-33
(Please note: if no cheque received, we will assume payment will be made via BACS)
 Wessex LMCs is funding this training for BaNES Practice Nurses from the training budget that Wessex LMCs holds for nurses working in Bath and North East Somerset.  Wiltshire Council will invoice Wessex LMCs.
Next Generation Careers: 2017 Review - The Future of Employment and Skills
4pm - 6pm

What are the current and future skills needs of our employers? 
In partnership with the West of England LEP, Business West, through our Skills West Programme, has been working with businesses in the region to understand the skills and training needs across all sectors now, and for the next generation.
We'd now like to present an overview of our collated findings with you, by disseminating our 12 Local Sector Skills Statements and show where we are going next. You'll gain up-to-date information to share with individuals and help shape your organisation's future thinking and planning over the next year.
We are hosting events across the region which all providers of education or learning are welcome to attend. 
We will present our 12 Local Sector Skills Statements and up-to-the-minute findings from our 2017 Business Skills and Training Survey. You'll hear from local employers and apprentices about how they work with training providers and gain advice for making it a successful partnership. You will also receive a copy of the 12 Local Sector Skills Statements and have the chance to find out;

What the skills needs and challenges are for the region
What curriculum and careers advice support is out there
How the education landscape is responding
How the business landscape is responding
Opportunity to network with the local businesses and education providers/careers/advice support organisation

Please note: This event is for West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire & North Somerset) organisations only. Places are limited. We may only be able to offer one place per organisation/training provider.
#skillswest #wegrowthhub
The Steep Sessions 1 : Tea & Health
6pm - 7:30pm

In the first Steep Session of 2018 we will explore the theme of Tea & Health.  
We are frequently asked about the Health benefits of tea and for many people this question is aimed at the properties of the plant itself.  What is often not taken into consideration is how valuable the process of drinking tea is to health. By this we mean mental health. The ceremony of taking tea, whether as simple as putting a teabag in a mug or as complex as a full Gongfu ceremony is a pause from life. 
Tea & Health will explore tea from both perspectives.  Starting with an introduction to the properties of tea we will then invite Camille from 'How to live well' [bio below] to guide us through a tea meditation.  The evening will end around a communal table with tea & a warming vegetarian curry.  A chance to connect.  
January Guest : Camille Gibson : “I discovered meditation in my late twenties, when I was going through a particular difficult period in my life. My marriage had just fallen apart, and I was thrown into the challenges of single parenting two young children. Desperately seeking some kind of solace from the misery I was feeling, I turned up at my local Buddhist group for a meditation class. From that first evening I was hooked. In those early years my meditation practice was steeped in Zen tradition- black robes and sitting for hours in complete stillness. My life was an interesting mix of devoted Buddhist practice and full on crazy single parenting. I would move between week long silent retreats to a daily life where there was barely a moment to myself. It meant rising early every morning to meditate, and some days the only moment of stillness I could find was behind a locked bathroom door.  But it was worth it. Those moments of stillness brought me to a deep understanding of myself, and with that came healing and a renewed love of life.  I’ve been meditating for more than fifteen years now, and although I’ve moved away from my strict Zen training, my practice remains strong.   
What is great about mindfulness practice is that it can be incorporated into any daily activity, immediately making it a restful and restorative experience.  Tea drinking is a perfect example. By slowing down and using our senses to fully connect to the experience of making and drinking tea, it is transformed into an enriching and enlightening ritual- a meditation of sorts. 

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