Starting 2024 on the right foot could set a good pattern for the rest of the year, so whether it's workshops, pep talks, networking or education you're hoping for, there's plenty going on in Gloucestershire to ensure the new year starts well.
Gloucester Latte Networking
The Business Growth Network kicks off its first Gloucester Latte Networking event of the year at the FigFlex offices on Southgate Street in Gloucester. From 9.30am to 11.30am, enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry while you connect with local and regional businesses and listen to a guest speaker.
Tickets are £15 via Eventbrite and visitors can attend a maximum of two visits before being required to join the Business Growth Network.
'How to get your brand recognised' workshop at Tewkesbury Growth Hub
For any businesses wanting to grow and develop their brand identity, Tewkesbury Growth Hub is hosting a 'How to get your brand recognised' workshop on Thursday 11 January 2024 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Covering things like identifying mixed brand messages and building your brand identity, the workshop is free to attend and takes place at the Growth Hub offices at Tewkesbury Borough Council — with tickets available from Eventbrite.
'Strategic marketing plan' workshop at the Isbourne Wellbeing Centre in Cheltenham
Aimed at business owners, marketing managers and salespeople, the workshop takes place on Thursday 18 January 2024 from 10am to 11.30am, covering how to create a strategic marketing plan; how to find and generate new leads; and how to budget and track return on investment. Tickets are free to BID businesses, or £30 to non-BID businesses, with the money going to charity.
'Behind the scenes' networking at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham
In an exclusive business networking event for Cheltenham BID businesses, the Everyman Theatre is opening its doors for two hours, offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens at the theatre.
Offering a unique opportunity to connect with fellow business professionals while gaining insights into the creative process of live performance, this event takes place on Tuesday 23 January 2024 from 10am to 12pm. Tickets are free for Cheltenham BID levy payers and only £10 for non-levy paying businesses, with a maximum allocation of two tickets per business.
Stroud Businesswomen's Network members' event at Minchinhampton Golf Club
The Stroud Businesswomen's Network hosts a monthly members' networking event at Minchinhampton Golf Club, where it regularly welcomes inspirational speakers from across Gloucestershire, representing a wide range of interests from the worlds of business, entertainment, charities and community organisations.
The first networking event of the year takes place on Thursday 25 January 2024, opening at 8.45am for a 9.30am start. This session is free to members of Stroud Businesswomen's Network, with details on its website.
Property and Construction Networking at Hotel Du Vin in Cheltenham
Circle 2 Success and McLoughlin Planning are teaming up on Thursday 25 January 2024 from 5.30pm to host a two-hour networking event for those working in the property and construction sector.
At the stylish Hotel Du Vin in Cheltenham, builders, developers, architects, contractors and lawyers are all invited to get together for this bi-monthly meet up to chat and enjoy a drink with like-minded people working in the industry. Tickets are free and available on the Circle 2 Success website.
'The Business of Yoga' workshop at OrangeYoga in Cheltenham
A one-day workshop for fledgling yoga teachers, 'The Business of Yoga' is being run by local teacher, Rosie Marsland, covering everything from marketing, building your brand, handling data, finances, technology and keeping your yoga business going, with everyone coming away with a step-by-step business plan by the end of the day.
As part of the course, attendees will be provided with templates for health forms, invoicing and marketing, too. The workshop takes place on Sunday 28 January 2024 from 10am to 4pm, with tickets costing £65 from the OrangeYoga website.
Taynton's Curry Club in Gloucester
The ever-popular, long-running curry club — hosted by one of the county’s biggest law firms, Gloucester-based Tayntons Solicitors — brings together local businesses in an informal setting to meet new contacts or catch up with business professionals from the city and beyond.
The first curry club of the year takes place on Wednesday 31 January 2024 from 12pm to 2pm at The Nepalese Chef, costing £25 per person which includes a starter and main. Tickets must be booked in advance on Eventbrite, with limited spaces available.