Category Archives: Previous Events

PR advice for generating profile, engagement and revenue with Paul MacKenzie Cummins, MD of Clearly PR

Rooster Talks: PR for Profile, Engagement & Revenue with Paul MacKenzie-Cummins

Friday 1st March 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

PR is all about press releases and getting journalists sozzled, right?

Roll back the clock to 10 years ago, and it is safe to say that the preferred media of choice for people was either the TV and/or newspapers. Fast-forward to today, and such formats have become largely redundant thanks to rapid advances in technology.

Your customers have more choice than ever before over how they want to find and receive information. Their decisions are increasingly influenced by what they see and hear in the media, and what others share with them. So, how can businesses get a better understanding of the best way to invest their PR resources and ensure the maximum return on that investment?

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins will lift the lid on how businesses can raise their profile, engage with their audiences, and ultimately drive revenues, without it costing the earth to do so. He will share real-life examples of how businesses of all sizes and sectors have successfully navigated their way around the digital landscape, and the impact this has had on their bottom line profits.

PR is only expensive if it isn’t done right. This session is an insight into how to get the most from your PR efforts. It will provide a number of key takeaways that can be instantly applied to your business.

Traditional media still has a place on modern outreach programmes, but the exponential growth in new media channels does present an even greater number of opportunities for businesses to differentiate themselves.

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins started his media career in the mid-1990s and spent a number of years working for some of the biggest publishers in the UK, including Mirror Group Newspapers.

Following 11 years in advertising sales, he transitioned into PR in 2005 and in 2014 he founded Clearly PR. The company has since grown to a team of 10 people based formerly in Glove Factory Studios and now in Bradford on Avon.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen

Fire & Feast Winter Celebration

Fire & Feast: Winter at The Field Kitchen

25TH JANUARY 2019
7PM

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Join us for Fire & Feast Winter, a 3-course seasonal celebration of hero ingredients beef, beetroot and chocolate.

Begin your winter celebration from 7pm with a welcome drink enjoying the atmosphere around the firepits in the courtyard. Then from 8pm gather with your fellow diners around the long tables in The Field Kitchen to share plates of sumptuous starters, mains and puddings.

All showcasing our hero ingredients and the ingenuity of our chefs!

These sociable dining events are always popular, so book your place early.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you book.

Rooster Talks Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Selling the ‘Write’ Thing – Effective Sales Proposal Writing with Simon Hares

Friday 11th January
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

Simon Hares joins us once again to kick-start Rooster Talks 2019, this time he’ll be shining the spotlight on selling the ‘write’ way to create great sales proposals.

This session will be invaluable if you are looking to develop your sales skills. Simon will be exploring ways to represent yourself in writing clearly and authentically so that your sales proposals offer the best possible opportunity for conversion.

Join Simon to discuss why we use sales proposals and to discover why they often don’t work. He’ll also be sharing actionable advice and takeaways including:

  • The Simon Sinek approach: Start with Why
  • A handy structure to help you create written magic.
  • Rules for sending the proposal via email
  • Following up and being persistent

This promises to be a dynamic and engaging session with the always energetic Simon Hares.

Book your place for January’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Rooster Talks: Your Flipping Attitude with Simon Tyler

Friday 7th December
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

The inimitable Simon Tyler is back for December’s Rooster Talks to talk attitude – your flipping attitude!

His latest title, The Attitude Book, launched at Glove Factory in September. And for the time being, it would seem that’s all he talks about.

Your way of thinking at any given moment pre-determines how you experience everything that’s going on. And your attitude range is the comfort zone through which you travel from your best days through to your most challenging.

During this session, Simon will work with you on this range – you at your best and you at your worst. You’ll discover how to unpick the layers that comprise your unique viewpoint. Simon will show you new ways to develop your individual capability and achieve incredible things with just the power of attitude.

Simon Tyler is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and coach. He works with individuals, teams and companies to positively change and boost attitudes, and enhance the impact they have. His entertaining, pragmatic and stimulating words, rooted in simplicity, and his ability to connect with everyone he meets, means he is trusted by many organisations to influence positive change.

Join us for December’s Rooster Talks. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Kids Christmas Market

Kids Christmas Fair

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
10am – 2pm

A kids Christmas market, devised by kids, managed by kids, run by kids, for all the family.

Come along to join in the fun. You might just find the perfect gift!

There’ll be handmade textiles, jewellery, cookies and cake, pick ‘n’ mix and much more to explore.

While you’re here, why not try your luck at ‘hook a bauble’ or give the human fruit machine a spin?

We’ll also have a raffle with proceeds donated to WWF.

Christmas fun starts here!

Rooster Talks: Why it Pays to Put Workplace Wellbeing on the Agenda – with Joanna Watchman

Friday 2nd November
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

Did you know we spend 90% of our time indoors? Shocking isn’t it? Especially when you consider how much of that time is spent at work.

You might also be surprised to learn that one in six workers believe their workplace has a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. It’s time for employers to sharpen their act. And, it’s time for employees to demand more.

Joanna Watchman, Founder of Work in Mind, believes that the environment in which you work, exist and learn should be a space in which health, wellbeing and productivity can co-exist with sustainability and efficiency. She will shine a light on the global trend towards workplace wellbeing and explain why we can’t afford to ignore it.

This session will be invaluable whether you’re a business owner, manager, employee or influencer. Joanna will share the latest industry research, facts and stats – all of which will be accompanied by fascinating examples of best practice and stories from some of Britain’s biggest real-estate and architecture firms.

Book your place for November’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Autumn Fire Feast 2018

Fire and Feast: Autumn at The Field Kitchen

5TH OCTOBER 2018
7PM

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Join our autumn 3-course sharing feast. This time around we’re celebrating autumn’s seasonal hero ingredients – local game plus celeriac and apple from our kitchen-garden.

As always, the feast is served in style on sharing plates with guests seated around the long tables in The Field Kitchen, or outside in our sunny courtyard if weather permits.

The evening begins at 7pm with a welcome drink and nibbles in the courtyard around the firepits, with sharing plates served from 8pm.

Our quarterly Fire and Feast events are always popular. This is a perfect opportunity to relax with family and friends over drinks and deliciously fresh seasonal produce, so we recommend booking early.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, our chefs will rustle up something perfect just for you – let us know when you book.

Rooster Talks: The Tech Evolution with Nathan Baranowski

Friday 5th October
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

Technology is transforming the way we live our lives, be it at home or at work. It is all around us. Some of it is good and some of it seems scary and almost sci-fi. As we transition into a technological era and adopt new ways, we are all left with the challenge of what to adopt and why.

Nathan Baranowski from ojo solutions is a technology strategist who works with organisations to help them understand how to adopt the right technology to enable and release their organisation’s potential.

In this interactive and explorative session, Nathan will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the future and how technology can transform lives. He will share his thinking through real-life examples of the key digital themes every business needs to consider in order to adopt the right technologies to realise their goals and future potential.

Whether you are a techie or a technophobe this session will offer something for everyone.

Join us for October’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Nature 2019 A Children's Almanac Book Launch

Launch of Nature Yearbook 2019: A Children’s Almanac

Join author Anna Wilson on Thursday 20th September to celebrate the launch of National Trust Nature 2019 Month-by-Month: A Children’s Almanac.

Bring along your little ones for some fun making a miniature garden at the long tables in The Field Kitchen (or in the courtyard if weather permits).

Written by nature lover and Glovedipper Anna Wilson and illustrated by Elly Jahnz, this fantastic, fully illustrated guide to the year includes nature spotter guides, indoor and outdoor craft and activity ideas, seasonal recipes and celebrations of religious festivals and special days, such as the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

If you’d like to come along, please RSVP – press@nosycrow.com.

 

 

Events Showcase at The Field Kitchen

Events Showcase at The Field Kitchen

15TH SEPTEMBER 2018
10AM – 3PM

The Field Kitchen invites you to taste and explore! Come along to an Events Showcase and find out more about this beautiful wedding, private hire and corporate events venue.

The Field Kitchen, courtyard and terraces will be dressed to impress with a huge Buffalo tipi, festoon lights, firepits and festive flowers. Need some help planning?

Our professional events team will be on hand to discuss how they can help you create your perfect scenario – whatever the occasion.

You’ll also be able to meet some of our wonderful local suppliers who will be happy to help with your photography, flower and cake-making needs.

And, of course, our chefs will be tempting you with some party food and drink.

Join us for this free event and get your event planning started. Whether you need an intimate dinner for 10, a glorious summer wedding or an unforgettable Christmas party – this is the venue to explore!