Our networking hubs at Basepoint Tewkesbury have been running for many years now on a monthly basis and we are so pleased to have a core group of local businesses who attend regularly and introduce new contacts to the event. The event is thriving with around 20 - 30 people attending each month and we are grateful to all of the people that give up their time to be a guest speaker.. The event is largely informal and attracts a variety of businesses from the local area who feedback about how useful and friendly the event is. The next event runs this Thursday 28th March with a talk and demonstration from Yvonne Everest of Chocolate Genie. The next event is on the 24th April with a talk from Heather Westgate of We Are Marketing. If you would like to book a place or would just like to find out more about our events, give us a call on 01684 854444.
Basepoint Tewkesbury held a bake sale to raise funds for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March. As usual our licensees turned out in force to support the event with a number of people providing home baked cakes for us to sell, including chelsea buns and maderia cake.
Basepoint Tewkesbury are delighted to hear of the success of the Alderman Knight School in Tewkesbury as they celebrate being described as 'oustanding' by Ofsted. Inspectors visited the special school in Ashchurch Road on January 29 and 30, when there were 161 pupils on its roll - including 25 in study programmes for children aged between 16 and 19. Those included the effectiveness of leadership, quality of teaching, pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare and the programmes in its sixth form.
Before looking at sources of funding take some time to be clear on what you want the money for. Will you use it for staff, equipment, premises or something else? Exactly how much will these things cost? With this information in mind you can start to look at the most appropriate sources of finance for you which might include: Loans Loans are available from government backed loan schemes and high street bank lending, credit unions and sometime friends and family.
Poor mental health among workers is costing businesses billions in lost revenue, and flexible working could form part of the solution. Emily Reynolds explores the UK’s current landscape The burden of mental illness in the workplace is not insignificant. According to the Mental Health Foundation(1), nearly one in seven of us have experience of it: 12.7 per cent of all sick days in the UK can be attributed to mental illness, while it’s estimated that better mental-health support could save UK businesses £8bn every year.