Business events

The Hive is a valuable centre for businesses, as a provider of specialist resources and as a meeting and training venue.  Impress your customers and colleagues by holding your meeting in The Hive using one of the eight meeting rooms or the 50 seater studio, perfect for conferences or large presentations.

The dedicated Business Centre is located on the second floor of The Hive. The Centre is an access point for specialist resources, features a collection of well-appointed meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest technology and is the venue for regular business breakfast meetings, workshops and drop-in sessions.

  • Haines Watts Business Breakfast

    Tuesday 27 February, 7.30 - 9.30am

    Breakfast, networking and talk by Dave Morris, Zentona Group Limited - High Performance thinking: Reset your Stressed Brain. Are you looking for the holy grail of high performance and productivity whilst reducing stress and anxiety? In our ever-changing, fast-paced world, developing resilience as a leader and manager is increasingly challenging. This educational and thought-provoking talk will explore how High Performance Thinking can help you take greater control of what goes on inside your brain, how to press the reset button when you need to and how to begin to develop High Performance Habits. 

    Reserve a free place

  • Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Women Mean Business - Thu, 08 March

    To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re hosting a special Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Women Mean Business event on Thursday 8 March at 7pm.

    The live web stream of the British Library event will celebrate female story-telling and expertise-sharing with a panel of some of the UK’s most inspirational women in business. Learn from the success and achievements of Hilary Devey CBE, Dessi Bell and Foluke Akinlose MBE, gain strategies to overcome obstacles and look to the future.

    Hilary Devey CBE: business woman and entrepreneur, ex-BBC Dragon and CEO of freight distribution company Pall-Ex Group. In 2009, Devey made history as the first woman to win the prestigious Sir Robert Lawrence award for her contribution to the logistics and transport profession.

    Dessi Bell: co-founder of award-winning activewear brand Zaggora. Well-known for their Hotpants and Hotwear clothing line, Zaggora has helped over 1 million happy customers in 143 countries get results, with 97% saying they would recommend Zaggora to a friend.

    Foluke Akinlose MBE: founder of Precious magazine and awards recognising the professional achievements of women of colour in the UK. The Precious awards have prompted successive UK Prime Ministers and leading political voices to passionately proclaim their support and administration.

    This is a FREE event, but booking is recommended.

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  • Social Media in the Workplace: Lessons from Employment Law

    Wednesday 21 March, 6 - 7.30pm 

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … the list grows and grows. What does the law say about an employee’s ability to use social media at work? Is social media use at work a basic human right or a dangerous luxury, liable to end in tears? Stephen Hurley (Solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Employment & Equality Law at University of Worcester School of Law) will suggest some lessons we can all learn from the caselaw. Note: The talk is for educational purposes only. It will not be legal advice.

    Reserve a free place

  • Haines Watts Business Breakfast

    Tuesday 24 April, 7.30 - 9.30am
    Breakfast, networking and workshop with Chris Green - Character marketing to win buy-in to your business. ‘It’s time to stop selling and start to win buy-in’ says award winning author, broadcaster and media consultant Chris Green. In this early workshop Chris will emphasise the value of promoting character – values, vision, mission and, most of all, trust in order to win hearts and minds, and ultimately fresh business. Effective messaging and powerful PR can enable you to reach a media audience of millions and develop your own online community. Chris will urge you to inspire people by telling your business story to connect rather than merely communicate with your audience(s). So, go on, get buy-in…

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