It’s mid-May already and after a brief sunny spell, it seems like Summer 2016 has already been and gone. At the TBN we don’t want this dampening your spirits, there are still plenty of great networking opportunities to look forward to in the coming months! In the lead up to the EU referendum, there is a distinct atmosphere of uncertainty from many businesses surrounding the effects of the vote. Because of, right now is an excellent time to network and build strong, relationships to prepare for either outcome come on June 23rd!
In the meantime, we’ve been having some great news surrounding our local football team. With an ever-growing business network across Dorset and Hampshire, we are still delighted to see our hometown team, Bournemouth doing so well. Recently the Cherries played the final game of their maiden Premier League season with a second season in the top flight once again secured. This will be great for Bournemouth; whichever team you support! With plans already underway to expand Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, we can look forward to increased tourism, business footfall, and an overall improved economy.
We have also seen plenty of talk from employers who have been expressing their view on young people and how they need to be better prepared for the world of work when they leave school, college or university – and that the business community needs to do more to help young people prepare for their future careers.
At the top of careers advice, has been the development of the soft and interpersonal skills; the ability to work as a team, communication skills, the importance of good eye contact, time keeping and understanding why it’s important to dress appropriately and communicate well in job interviews. All things which are of importance at TBN too! At TBN we know by working together we can promote apprenticeship and education services, which will support economic growth, raise the next generation of skilled workers and promote businesses across the region.
Right now to assist businesses, we have an excellent upcoming Networking Breakfast on the 20th May 2016. Taking place at the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham between 7am and 9am, you will be able to enjoy an excellent breakfast and meet plenty of new business contacts. You can register now at www.theboardroomnetwork.com/upcoming-meetings.
You will also find the dates for our TBN Golf Trophy Tournament – 22nd June and TBN Bournemouth Business Club event Thursday 2nd June