Author Archives: Alix Kirkham

Studio Members Drinks

Studio Members’ Staycation

Thursday 18th August
15:30pm to 17:00pm

Calling all studio members who opted to stay put this August, come and join us in the courtyard and Club Room with drinks and delicious snacks on the house prepared by Wild herb at The Field Kitchen, from 15:30pm.

Catch up with fellow studio members and put names to the few new faces who joined us recently.

Don’t worry if you happen to be away or unable to make it – we’ll meet again at the same time on the third Thursday of next month. Pop it in your diary!

Magalleria at Glove Factory Studios

Magalleria Pop up Shop / Event expired

Tuesday 22nd November
10am to 1pm

Magalleria are appearing at Glove Factory Studios as a pop-up shop on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 from 10am to 1pm.

Magalleria is an amazing shop in Bath selling a wide range of art, fashion, cultural and lifestyle magazines – international, independent, niche, deluxe, limited edition, experimental and aspirational – as well as art books and infographical posters. A slowly evolving showcase for the most talked about and must-have art, fashion, food, literature, culture and lifestyle magazines around.

Succumb to the visually more intoxicating, editorially more relevant print magazines that have now become art objects in themselves. They simply demand to be on display and, more importantly, available to buy.

Sourcing them from nearby and afar is turning into an intriguing voyage of discovery for Magalleria and they’re keen to share their discoveries. If you live locally, or if you’re visiting Bath, do drop in next week. Feel free to let them know what you’ve seen or what you’re looking for.

HBN Breakfast: One small step from sole trader to employer with Jo Kangurs & Caroline Carter from Keystone HR / Event expired

Friday 4th November
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE

Expanding your business can be a daunting experience, particularly when it comes to taking on employees. Apart from the financial implications there is also the issue of having to jump through multiple hoops and comply with various legal requirements associated with becoming an employer. In an age where employees have a greater knowledge and understanding of their employment rights the perceived threat of employment tribunals combined with the time consuming responsibilities of ‘getting it right’ understandably makes people think twice.

At KeystoneHR, we understand these concerns and, if expanding your team is the key to growing your business, we want to reassure you that employing people doesn’t have to be daunting, if done right.

Join Jo Kangurs and Caroline Carter for an enlightening session where they will share their five top tips on how to take that leap from sole trader to employer. The session is also relevant to those who are looking to expand their teams or who have recently taken on employees and want to learn a bit more.

Holt Dramatic Society outdoor performance of ‘Outside Edge’ by Richard Harris in the courtyard at Glove Factory Studios / Event expired

Every evening from 13th to 16th July
Curtain up at 7:30pm

Tickets are £10 per person available from the Holt Superstore (next to the village hall)
and online at

Pre-theatre supper for £15 per person is available from 6pm at The Field Kitchen
Pre-order your supper from Glove Factory Studios on 01225 784 080

Holt Dramatic Society will be performing an outdoor production of ‘Outside Edge’; a very funny play by Richard Harris.

For the first time ever, the aptly named Glove Factory Studios in Holt will provide the setting, covered seating will be provided and a pre-theatre supper at the Glove Factory cafe may be booked in advance.

The play is a comedy. Set in a cricket Pavilion, Outside Edge deals with an eventful Saturday afternoon in the lives of five men and four women.

Roger is having trouble getting a team together for the afternoon’s fixture against the British Railways Maintenance Division Yeading East, but this proves to be the least of anyone’s worries. Bob is having marriage trouble as he is still doing odd jobs for his ex-wife behind his current wife Ginnie’s back. Kevin is trying to fight off his over-affectionate wife Maggie while at the same time nursing his injured spinning finger and Alex’s new girlfriend ends up shutting herself in the toilets having hysterics. Even Roger’s seemingly perfect marriage to Miriam hits the skids when she discovers he was playing away from home in more ways than one on a trip to Dorking last year.

Just when it seems things can’t get any worse for them, it starts to rain…

Our director for this production is Kate Palmer, who has directed and performed in many successful plays in the past, and our producer is John Fletcher, who also appears in the production.

Studio Holder Social: What Now? for businesses & the vote to Leave, with Rob Perks from Inspire / Event expired

Thursday 7th July

Admission is FREE

Following the vote to Leave the EU we’re all left wondering how things are likely to unfold? Whilst the political and economic implications remain uncertain we will all be thinking about the potential impact on our businesses.

We invite you to join us in The Field Kitchen this Thursday 7th July at 5pm for open and supportive discussion on what the Brexit vote might mean for your business and what can be done to mitigate risks and make the most of opportunities.

We’ve invited Rob Perks, Chief Exec of Inspire to join us for this conversation. Fresh from hosting the Inspire breakfast last Friday with Kevin Butler, Ex Head of Audit and Regional Director at the Bank of England and now Economic Adviser to Milsted Langdon, he’ll be able to provide valuable insight gained from being touch with hundreds of businesses throughout Wiltshire, and although ‘it’s too soon to tell’ what the full impact of the referendum result will be for any of us, the more information we can gather, the better able we will be to come up with a plan for the future – whatever it might hold.

Alison Edgar HBN

HBN Breakfast: Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother / Event expired

Friday 1st July
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE

Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother and Managing Director of Sales Coaching Solutions, has had a bountiful year; she has been voted one of the UK’s top ten business advisors as well as winning an award for the service category at the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year awards. She has been featured in The Sunday Times, Telegraph and Guardian and in January took 10 local small businesses to Downing Street to speak to David Cameron’s advisor. Alison’s passion for sales and small business have concluded in her being the South West Champion for Enterprise Nation and Small Business Saturday.

Her desire for other businesses to succeed is what sets her apart from others. With sales often being referred to as the devil’s side of the business, Alison has taken the fork out of the tail to ensure sales and customer service becomes the same thing. No hard sells, no miss-selling, just honest accounts of the business that work alongside basic human psychology to deliver exceptional results. In her talk, Alison will be sharing her journey and giving you top tips for sales using the four essential pillars to successful sales; behaviours, process, strategy and motivation.

Workforce Development with Impress HR – FREE / Event expired

Thursday 9th June

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Admission: free

This workshop will help employers understand the importance of workforce development and the types available to fit specific business need. Internal and external factors will also be discussed alongside how to assess your employees learning and development needs and why it’s so important to offer workforce development opportunities to staff.