Business events

For up to date information regarding events and event cancellation due to COVID-19 please visit our Coronavirus information page:

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.

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    If you want to find out about future business and networking events at The Hive please email The Hive Admin Team to be added to our business newsletter mailing list.

  • Business Support Clinics - CANCELLED

    Every Friday from 3 January - CANCELLED


    Enterprising Worcestershire offers a variety of support to enable start-up and early-stage enterprises to develop and prosper. From start-up workshops to help get your business off the ground to grants and early-stage support that will help it grow, come and find out what is on offer!

    FREE drop-in

  • Make Your Business More Energy Efficient - CANCELLED

    Fridays - 31st January, 28th February and 27th March 2020, 9am-4pm - CANCELLED

    Is your business developing low carbon products and services? Come along to find out what help or funding is available to enable your business to install renewable technologies and become energy efficient from Business Energy Efficiency Programme experts.

    FREE drop-in


  • Haines Watts Business Breakfast - CANCELLED

    Wednesday 1st April 2020, 7.30am - 9.30am - CANCELLED

    Traditionally you would have to rely on people to 'opt in' to your email campaigns to market to them online, but there is another way.

    Social Media can be a powerful lead generation tool, utilising "declarations of interest" to deliver targeted digital Ads to specific groups of people. These tools can also be used to identify more prospects likely to be interested in your products and services.

    In this workshop, Rich Brown, Head of Digital Marketing at QBD, will explain how you can use "declarations of interest" to turn your social media in to a cost effective lead generation tool.        

    Business Breakfast and Networking from 7.30am - Bacon rolls, pastries and hot drinks are available


  • Introduction to Intellectual Property - CANCELLED - Wed, 18 March

    Wednesday 18th March 2020, 10am-12pm - CANCELLED

    Find out what Intellectual Property (IP) is, how to protect and register your idea, what IP rights are available and how you can use them in business for commercial gain. In this workshop delivered by Wynne Jones, Intellectual Property Attorneys, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk about challenges, get feedback from the group and discuss what areas of IP are most important for your business.

    FREE but booking is essential


  • Intellectual Property - CANCELLED - Wed, 18 March

    1 to 1 sessions

    Wednesday 18th March 2020, 12.30-1.15pm and 1.30-2.15pm

    Are you thinking of registering or using intellectual property including patents, trademarks, designs or copyright?

    Book on to a FREE 1 to 1 session with one of our IP trained library staff for guidance.


  • Introduction to COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) - CANCELLED

    1 to 1 sessions

    Thursdays 23rd January, 20th February, 19th March and 16th April 2020, 11.30am-12pm

    COBRA is an online encyclopaedia of practical information for starting, running and managing a small business and includes over 4,000 fact sheets and local area profiles. Find out how to use it with the help of our friendly librarians.


  • User Experience - CANCELLED - Tue, 21 April

    Free Accenture courses - make a start at The Hive by spending an hour with library staff on hand to guide and support you and then finish the course at home.

    Tuesday 21st April 2020, 1-2pm - CANCELLED

    User experience, known as UX, makes a huge difference to whether a digital product, or project, succeeds. On this course, you will learn what UX is and why it’s so important. You will also look at the different techniques you can use to test and develop your designs, so that they are ready to release to the market.

    FREE but booking is essential. Coffee, tea or a soft drink is provided.


  • Mobile - CANCELLED - Tue, 28 April

    Free Accenture courses - make a start at The Hive by spending an hour with library staff on hand to guide and support you and then finish the course at home.

    Tuesday 28th April 2020. 1-2pm - CANCELLED

    Learn what mobile is, the growth of mobile technology and benefits associated with it. Discover why industry experts often refer to “mobile” as “mobility”, and you will find out about mobile products like wearable technology. You will explore what mobile design is by understanding key design concepts and development approaches which will help you to build an effective mobile app.

    FREE but booking is essential. Coffee, tea or a soft drink is provided.