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8 Minutes...
September 2018
What can you learn in 8 minutes?

Every week members take it in turns to share their expertise in an 8-minute presentation. Recently, members have used a variety of practical tasks to showcase their skills and teach us something new!

Tom from Renew Flooring showed us how to join two pieces of carpet. After a quick demonstration, he divided us into four teams and challenged us to do the same! Tom made it look easy, but our members'
results were of variable quality - we are not sure Tom will be hiring any of us as an apprentice any time soon.

We also got to test out our physical skills during Matt Hill's talk on the Systema Academy, from balancing to breathing. It was surprising how hard sitting and standing can be!

Then we found out how much we didn't know about the complex world of insurance in a quiz by Karen from PSP Insurance, who even managed to integrate bouncing on space hoppers!

We have such a varied skillset at BGG! For more about our members' specialisms, see our Members Page

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April 2018
Demystifying GDPR

Our member Kieran Thomas from Priority IT recently spent a week in London studying General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and has since been sharing his knowledge with the group, giving a presentation and Q&A session about the forthcoming changes.

His talk introduced us to the key principles of GDPR, the six legal bases for processing data and the rights individuals have, together with the actions we need to take as business owners. Members found this a helpful starting point in preparing for GDPR.
BGG’s new home at the Milkchurn
Feb 2018
After many successful years at the Kings Arms in Melksham, Business Growth Group has moved to larger premises at the Milk Churn due to its expanding numbers.

Now consisting of 35 members from diverse local businesses, Business Growth Group meets for breakfast on a Friday morning when members take the opportunity to network, learn from each other and share business opportunities.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Dec 2017
Supporting Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Business Growth Group likes to support our local community and this year we have chosen to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance. We invited Kevin Reed, Head of Operations, and Valerie Whistler, Partnerships Coordinator from Wiltshire Air Ambulance to attend our meeting on Friday 8th December to talk about their lifesaving work and the plans for the new airbase.

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Christmas Event
Nov 2017
A fabulous Christmas event

Let the festivities begin!

Members of BGG and their partners were treated to a fun-filled Murder Mystery evening at the beautiful Cleeve House at Seend Cleeve on Saturday 25th November.

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Social Events
Sept 2017
A busy social calendar for BGG members

One of the things our members appreciate about our group – besides a share in the annual £1.2m worth of referrals – is being connected to a group of like-minded business people. There are times when running a small business can be lonely, but in addition to our weekly Friday breakfast meetings, our members benefit from a range of social events throughout the year.

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Members News
July 2017
After hitting the £1 million mark last year, our business group continues to reach new heights!

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Members News
June 2017
Members of Business Growth Group are prepared to respond to medical emergencies after completing Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications.

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Social Event
Summer 2016
This year we opted for an evening of fun with a comedy walk in Bath.

We started off in the Huntsman Pub for supper and a drink, before setting off on the event.

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Members News
July 2016
Keevil Church of England Primary School has a new prospectus this year, thanks to three BGG members: Mark Giles, from MG Photography Ltd, having worked with Keevil School for a number of years, referred the prospectus project to Colin Harrison of Colin Harrison Design and Ali Anteney of Townsend Design and Print.

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Members News
June 2016
The Business Growth Group was delighted to welcome three new members recently:

Plastic Repairs, Kathryn Roynon HR & Training Consultancy and Priority IT Support and Supply.
Members News
May 2016
A collaboration of four BGG members, Keith Harris from SoInspired (a web technology company), Tracey Hanman of Sign Marketing, Ali Anteney of Townsend Design and Print and Mark Giles from MG Photography..

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Members News
April 2016
On the 1st April the Business Growth Group held a members only meeting, the main purpose of which, was to discuss the EU In or Out question.

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