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.

  • Enterprising Worcestershire Business Clinics

    Every Friday from 6 September 9am - 4pm

    FREE drop-in clinics. Enterprising Worcestershire offers a variety of support to enable start-up and early stage enterprises to develop and prosper. From startup workshops to help you get your business off the ground to grants and early stage support that will help your business grow. Come and find out more about what is on offer.

  • Business Start-up Day

    Friday 11 October, 9am - 1pm 

    Business Start-up Day is run across the national BIPC (Business & Intellectual Property Centres) network and is co-ordinated by the Business & IP Centre, London, based at the British Library. The Hive is hosting workshops throughout the morning providing key advice for start-up businesses. 

    Don’t miss out on your chance to hear some top tips from the experts!

    All workshops are FREE but booking is essential.

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    Digital Marketing & Social Media: What you need (and don’t need) to know!

    Rich Brown, Head of Digital Marketing at Quick by Design Ltd

    9am - 9:45am

    Starting your own business is a very exciting but nerve-wracking time and you’ll have probably already been told about the ‘promised land’ that is digital marketing and social media. These platforms offer a great opportunity to promote your business, but there is a lot of misinformation out there. Rich will give you an overview of digital marketing, how you can maximise it, and why you should create your own social media strategy.

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    How to crowdfund for your business Anthony Chesher, Manager and Coowner of ‘Be The Change’ Cafe

    10am - 10:45am

    Join the discussion with Anthony from ‘Be The Change’ vegan lounge in Worcester where he shares his experiences of setting up his own business and how he successfully crowdfunded £5,000 in 28 days. Learn what crowdfunding is and how it can help you with starting up a new business.

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    ‘I love it when a Plan comes together!’ Peter Daniel, Area Manager at Blue Orchid

    11am - 11:45am

    How important is a business plan? What do you need to include? During this session you will talk through the basics of business planning and what should be included.

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    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ - How to assess your big idea Peter Daniel, Area Manager at Blue Orchid

    12pm - 12:45pm

    So you have a great idea but how do you know it will work? In this workshop you will discuss ways to establish if your idea has true potential, including the use of social media to mine information.

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  • Inspiring Entrepreneurs - Leaders in Luxe - Tue, 03 December

    Tuesday 3 December, 7pm - 8:30pm

    Live webinar streamed from the British Library in London. Hear from the business leaders re-defining the UK’s luxury market as they share their success stories revealing insight and expertise and give you the inside track on how your business can take advantage of the burgeoning market for luxury and its enduring customer appeal.

    FREE event but booking is essential.

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  • Want to be added to the Business Newsletter?

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