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September 2017

Networking opportunity, Launch of 2017 Awards & Showcase of 2016 winners

7 September, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bartley Lodge Hotel Cadnam, SO40 2NR
£14 - £24

The Brilliance in Business Awards evening is a highlight on the NFBP Calendar. During this breakfast meeting, we will be hearing from last year's winners on their achievements throughout the year and how winning the award has impacted their business over the past twelve months. Amongst the speakers at this event will be Mark D’Arcy from Herb UK who won the Training and Development category and Oddny Edwards from Oskubox who won the Best New Business. This event also will see…

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BBQ Networking (Golf Day 2017)

20 September, 2017
Dibden Golf Centre, Main Road
Dibden, Hants SO45 5TB GB
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£15.00 - £160.00

Join the Golf Tournament players as they arrive at the 19th hole, tired but ready to tuck in to a delicious evening BBQ and do a bit of light-hearted business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. Bookings for BBQ Only tickets will close on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

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October 2017

Business Breakfast: Social Media Scheduling Tools

12 October, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£12.50 - £22.50

Have you set goals for your social media marketing? Many businesses are aware they need to “do” social media but often just join Facebook and twitter and post sporadically. Many don’t consider which is the right platform for them to be engaging on, or use their time efficiently to create engaging posts. At this Business Breakfast Rebecca Wade will be explaining why planning social media is crucial for effective marketing and strategies for how to save time publishing posts. She’ll…

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Business Breakfast: Improving your Social Media Imagery

19 October, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£12.50 - £22.50

Today, people have an attention span of fewer than nine seconds or less than a goldfish. As a result, images are more important than ever, especially on social media. 90% of the information transmitted to your brain is visual. So incorporating imagery into your content marketing strategy is more important than ever. Not only can visuals help send a more effective message, but they also increase the strength of your brand. But you need the right visuals, to communicate your…

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Business Breakfast: Social Media Video Marketing

26 October, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lyndhurst Community Centre Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY + Google Map
£12.50 - £22.50

Did you know that 60% of marketers used video as part of their social media marketing in 2016. This Business Breakfast will be looking at Marketing with Dynamic Video and will be presented by Rebecca Wade from Purple Dog. Come and learn more about the ever-growing field of video marketing.  Learn about the different types of video promotion and see examples of use.  Rebecca will then show you 3 quick tools for making your own videos whilst providing links to a…

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November 2017

Business Breakfast: Wicked Issues and Top Tips

7 November, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Foxlease, Clayhill
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7DE
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£5 - £15

The annual NFBP Wicked Issues is an important date in the events calendar for a number of reasons. Firstly the event allows you to set out your barriers to growth and difficulties in business which in turn allows others present to help you with these. Often the challenges you’re facing in your business and matters encountered by others previously; they can use the experience to help you in this regard. The event also helps us to identify common themes amongst…

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Brilliance in Business Awards Evening 2017

29 November, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Careys Manor, Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RH GB
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£20 - £30

This year’s Brilliance in Business Awards Presentation Evening takes place on Wednesday 29 November at Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst. Lord Montagu of Beaulieu will announce and present awards to the winners. The overall winner of the New Forest Business of the Year will also be announced. Tickets for this event are available at £20 to NFBP Members and £30 to Non-Members. This includes a networking buffet in the Cambium Restaurant following the ceremony. I look forward to welcoming you to this prestigious event. Matthew Lawson, Chairman of the…

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December 2017

Christmas Networking Lunch

15 December, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montagu Arms Hotel Beaulieu, SO42 7ZL United Kingdom + Google Map
£37 - £47
christmas pudding

Celebrate the Christmas season with your colleagues and clients at the New Forest Business Partnership Christmas Networking Lunch. Our Christmas Lunch will take place at Montagu Arms, (Beaulieu) allowing you to enjoy one of the New Forest’s finest restaurants and NFBP member venues. Our Christmas Lunch is available for the special price of only £37 per person. This event sold out last year, so please book early to avoid disappointment! Please email your menu choices to Becky Denby (Administration Officer) becky.denby@nfdc.gov.uk at…

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January 2018

Business Breakfast: Life & Leadership on one of the world’s toughest yacht races

11 January @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
The Haven, King's Saltern Road
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD GB
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£7 - £17
Life and Leadership

The Clipper Round the World yacht race is the ultimate long-distance challenge. Taking part in it required incredible teamwork, leadership, skill, courage and focus.  Winning it is a whole different game.  Join us to hear the compelling story of a race on the edge, a young skipper’s crash-course in leadership under gruelling pressure, and a determined journey to triumph against the odds. Brendan Hall was just 28 years old when he skippered Spirit of Australia to victory in the Clipper…

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Business Breakfast: Prepare for GDPR now!

24 January @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu Road,
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YQ United Kingdom
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£13 - £23
GDPR

The  EU General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in May 2018,  introduces stronger consumer protection, with requirements for greater transparency and accountability about how data is used by businesses, not-for-profits and governments alike. The legislation places much greater requirements on businesses to communicate effectively with customers and obtain much clearer consent for the use of their data.  Organisations also have to provide customer choice mechanisms and there is a greater emphasis on documenting data processing activity, together with…

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February 2018

Business Breakfast: Funding to grow your business

8 February @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Minstead Lodge, Minstead
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FT
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£10 - £20
funding

Much funding for local business goes unclaimed, make sure you’re not missing out thanks to this breakfast. The world of business grants can be confusing. What is available? Am I eligible? How do I go about applying? The aim of this business breakfast is to answer these questions. Sally Igra from the New Forest Leader Programme will provide details of how the EUs LEADER grant scheme for rural businesses can help grow your business along with hints and tips for…

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Business Breakfast: Cybercrime Update

20 February @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Careys Manor, Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RH GB
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£16 - £26

It's now been a year since we held our last cybercrime update, and in the meantime annual fraud and cybercrime losses in the UK have grown to the equivalent of £210 per adult, according to research. A total of £10.9bn was lost to the UK economy in the 12 months to April, with fraudulent emails and messages directing people to websites that gather victims' personal information being the most common con-trick. Doing business safely online is becoming increasingly important and whilst…

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March 2018

Business Breakfast: Developing the New Forest as a premium brand

7 March @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
The Bell Inn, Brook
Nr Cadnam, Hampshire SO43 7HE
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£12.50 - £22.50
new forest

There is a big added value opportunity in the “premium” brand status of doing business in or producing something of the New Forest. This commercial benefit is inextricably linked to the same consumer perceptions that drive the forest’s high level performance as a visitor destination. Following 30 years of seeking to maximise this phenomena for the benefit of local businesses, firstly by creating New Forest Tourism Association, then as a founding member of Forest Friendly Farming ( now the New…

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Business Breakfast: Getting the important things done

22 March @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Balmer Lawn Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZB United Kingdom
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£16 - £26
getting the important things done

Business Breakfast: How do I get the important things done and still stay sane? Join Clare Norman, Professional Certified Coach, to find out how to plan and achieve your most important work, including: Working on the business instead of in the business Balancing billable hours with business development Managing time burglars Managing email traffic You’ll learn how to apply Stephen Covey’s Time Management matrix to get the important things done, so that you can break out of always feeling like you…

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April 2018

Business Breakfast: What LEP Growth Hubs can do for you

11 April @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bartley Lodge Hotel Cadnam, SO40 2NR + Google Map
£13 - £23
growth hub

What can Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) Growth Hubs do for your business? The New Forest is covered by two Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) –Enterprise M3 and Solent LEP. The latter covers the Waterside while the former covers the rest of the district. Alongside offering funding opportunities each LEP has a Growth Hub which have the main aim of helping businesses maximise their growth potential. LEP Growth Hubs go about achieving this goal by providing enterprises with expert business advise from…

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