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
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
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. Read full story…