NFBP – Business Support and networking in the New Forest

Effective Leadership for Managing Teams

Workshop: Effective Leadership for Managing Teams

Thursday 16 April 2015 7:30am – 9:30am

New Park Manor, Brockenhurst  SO42 7QH

Book now – £20NFBP members; £30 non members (includes tea/coffee on arrival and mid morning) join now to get members price and get voucher for free breakfast event.

This workshop is a valuable introduction to leadership and management tools for all managers who work with teams, including junior managers, middle managers, directors and business owners.


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23rd April 2015

by Sarah Willats

Business Breakfast: Sustainable Business (Thu 14 May – Beaulieu Hotel)

Renewable Energy – in addition to reducing carbon emissions, they can also save your business money, whilst at the same time, giving your business an additional 20 year (indexed to inflation) income stream.

As energy costs continue to rise and more options become available in making your business ‘sustainable’ it can be confusing to know what to do or where to turn.

Businesses are often told about the benefits of ‘selling energy back to the grid’ or to significantly reduce their energy costs but may not know what’s right for their location or equally importantly, how much it’s going to cost them. (more…)

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17th April 2015

by Matt Callaghan

Alternative Finance Business Breakfast – Thursday 16 April – Event Report

50 local businesses keen to learn about alternative business funding solutions packed the Conference Suite at Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa in Brockenhurst on Thursday 16 April. BBC South News covered the event, and will be focusing on the issues in a news feature on Tuesday April 21st April between 6.30 and 7pm.

The New Forest Business Partnership event was led by journalist David Stevenson of the Financial Times, who explored the variety of alternative routes to finance for local businesses.  Other speakers included crowd-funding specialists Syndicate Room, peer-to-peer business funding specialists FundingKnight and finance brokers Genie Lending.  Presentations covered alternative solutions to provide cash-flow funding, invoice, development, bridging and asset finance along with the associated opportunities and risks involved for business borrowers, savers and investors. (more…)

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17th April 2015

by Matt Callaghan