Wiltshire Mind
January 2019

Every year we donate the money raised over Christmas, that would usually be spent on breakfast, to a local charity and last year our charity of choice was Wiltshire Mind, who provides a supportive, safe place for anyone struggling with their mental health.

On Friday 25th January, Carolyn Beale will be joining us on behalf of the charity to give us an overview on what the charity do and how they use funds raised to help vulnerable people. We are very much looking forward to presenting Carolyn with a cheque and we hope that it will go towards making a difference to people that need support with their mental health.

Christmas Party Night
December 2018

On 8th December, our members and their guests enjoyed a night of festive celebrations at Bowood, with delicious food and wine, dancing and, of course, great company!

Working as a small business owner or sole trader can be lonely, but not if you’re part of BGG! Our members enjoy regular social events throughout the year, in addition to our Friday networking breakfasts, so there is no need to miss out on the social side of work.

A very Merry Christmas to our members, their families and team members.

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.

Highlights of 2018
December 2018

Friday 14th December saw our annual Christmas jumper meeting, with a variety of elves, snowmen and other festive characters in attendance. It was also a chance to reflect on what has been a momentous year for the group, with our outgoing chair Matt Hill summarising some of the highlights including:

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Community Impact

In December 2017, we were pleased to welcome representatives from Wiltshire Air Ambulance to our breakfast meeting where we presented them with a cheque for £500 towards their Airbase Appeal. We were therefore delighted to learn that the new airbase has been officially opened in December 2018 by HRH Duchess of Cornwall. Wiltshire Air Ambulance commented via our twitter feed “Thank you so much for your support and for helping us be where we are today!”

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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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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!

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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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