Local Events Bath

Green Business Fund workshop (Bath) - An Introduction to Energy Efficiency for SMEs
9am - 12pm

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is an energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Scotland and Wales. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and a capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.
This workshop will help small companies across Great Britain learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business and make the most of the Fund.
› Understanding and reducing energy bills through behavioural and low cost measures

Introduction to energy management
How to understand your energy usage bills
How to implement approaches to energy management and behaviour change to achieve real savings 

› Focus on major areas of energy consumption in SMEs (heating, lighting, equipment, insulation)

Technical overview of the key areas of consumption
Outline of key energy reduction retrofit technologies

› Access to funding and free one-to-one site audits

A brief overview of further support and advice available, including a capital contribution towards the cost of projects that comply with the requirements of the fund

This workshop is hosted by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
*The content of this workshop has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
Starting in Business Workshop Bath
6pm - 9pm

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.
This event is restricted to residents and business based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you do not qualify under this criteria please email info@coolventures.co.uk or call 01225 580850 as we may be able to help under a different scheme.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?
Would you benefit from receiving start-up advice and guidance from an experienced business adviser to help you start your business?
Our ‘Starting in Business’ is the starting point for people intending to start new business and forms part of our popular Business Start-up programme.
This enjoyable and interactive three hour session will provide you with the fundamental information you need to consider when going self-employed or starting a business and will help you decide whether it is right for you.
 The Starting in Business workshops will answer:
- Is self employment /setting up a business right for me?- What do I need in order to start up my business- What legislation do I need to be aware of- How do I find customers- Next Steps
For more information on how Cool Ventures can provide free support for your business, call us on 01225 580850!
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For more information go to http://www.coolventures.co.uk/banes

Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Apr - Jun 2018
18th April - 13th June

“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 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. 
The theme for this particular 8 week Pencil To Paint course will be abstraction and we will look at how form, gesture and emotion all play their part in successful picture-making, regardless of genre.
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
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:  18, 25 April; 02, 09, 23, 30 May; 06, 13 June (8 x 1.5 hour sessions)