Author Archives: Sean Alexander

HBN Breakfast: Could Cloud Based Accounting be just what your business needs? / Event expired

Friday 10th July

Admission: Free
8am to 9am
please RSVP

Financial Health Accountant, Simon Williams runs a chartered accounting practice in Frome, and has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneurial part time FD for small and medium sized companies. He has extensive experience in implementing Cloud Based Accounting for small businesses, and will discuss both the benefits and challenges of integrating this into your business, as well as reviewing the current offer from the main Cloud Based Accounting providers.

Tim Wood Limited

Tim Wood Limited designs and makes furniture of the highest quality. What sets the company apart is its bespoke service: everything is tailor-made to a client’s exact requirements. Tim Wood Limited specialises in combining the highest level of craftsmanship, creative use of different types of wood and the best of modern manufacturing methods to create pieces that are original, beautiful and functional.

Bedroom Furniture
Bathroom Furniture
Libraries & Studies
Office Furniture
Dining Furniture
Architectural Joinery


ph 01225 703 313

Opening of the lakes / Event expired

Thursday 9th July

Admission £20 per person – £7 for children
Price includes a glass of prosecco

Daniel Start best-selling author of Wild Swimming will be opening the new lakes at Glove Factory Studios, including a brief talk about the wonders and delights of wild swimming, with sundowners & BBQ. There will be a lifeguard but please note that swimming is at your own risk.

Glove Factory Supper Club with Tom Hodgkinson / Event expired

Friday 3rd July

7pm to 11pm
Admission £35 per person

Tom Hodgkinson, best-selling author, editor of the Idler and lately founder of the Idler Academy of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment, returns to give a talk on the history of idling from Socrates to John Lennon. As well as being a useful condensed history of the world, Tom’s talk will also provide inspiration for the free of spirit. There will be ukulele accompaniment.

We are thrilled to again welcome Tom & his ukelele for a wonderful evening of music & discussion over supper served by Sam’s Kitchen & Deli.

Sales School with Simon Hares / Event expired

From 5th June

Glove Factory Studios, in conjunction with Simon Hares SerialTrainer7, will be launching an innovative sales school aimed at local business to help them learn effective skills to increase business.

Friday 5th June – 9.30 am until to 11 am – Sales Questioning and Communication skills
Friday 3rd July – 9.30 am until to 11 am – Selling Benefits, Value and Closing
Friday 7th August – 9.30 am until to 11 am – Sales Proposal Writing

£45 per session or 3 sessions for £40 per session

For more information and booking, contact Simon on 07979 537824 or visit

HBN Breakfast: Experience – why it’s possibly the most important part of delivering a successful brand

Friday 5th June

Admission: free
8am to 9am
Please RSVP

Brian Copeland from Graphic Clinic asks “What makes an organisation stand head and shoulders above the competition? How do you ensure that your marketing remains on-message, communicating the values that have the biggest impact on your company’s bottom line?” Find out with Graphic Clinic’s expert branding workshop. Drawing upon their years of experience specialising in creating company brand values, guidelines and identities, explore what matters most when marketing your business.

Graham writes for N-Photo

There has been great excitement at Graham G Parker Photography recently – “I have just been commissioned to write a column for the photographic magazine N-Photo. The magazine arrived in the Glove Factory pigeon hole and after ripping off the packaging and turning to the page I read my first issue. The column is going to be over the next 13 issues I hope I don’t run out of things to say!”

Hero of the Week – Sophie Etherington

Sophie Etherington made the week’s biggest GymCompany sale even though she is on the web team and not allowed to do sales… Great hustle!

“Working with Sophie is an absolute pleasure- she is willing, capable and a brilliant person to have around the office as she will always lend a hand or drop everything to aid someone else. Sophie is leaving us soon to begin her teacher training and we will all be extremely sad to see her go. That being said, some of her questionable one-liners will not be missed…” Edward Thomas, Director & Founder, GymCompany Marine.

The Chronicles of Mette

An invitation to experience the storymaking skills of multidisciplinary studio, Mette and their rich interpretation into engaging ideas, products and spaces.

Featuring the latest designs for their acclaimed customisable kitchen workbench series, Chop & Change, alongside an exclusive insight into Mattergarden, their forthcoming feature installation for 100% Design 2015.

Find out more on their website.

Bowline Communications launch brand values for BNP Paribas

Bowline Communications has recently supported this global bank to launch their new brand values within the UK.

From kick-off workshop to launch in just 4 weeks, this employee engagement project delivered an integrated communications plan and over 40 assets across digital, environmental and print media. Culminating with the delivery of two simultaneous launch events in Bristol and Basingstoke offices.

“Bowline’s commitment to making our project a success felt like they were  really a part of our team and not an external supplier. An exceptional agency to deal with, who made our project the success that it was.”
Suhale Vorajee, Head of Marketing, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

“This project was about connecting corporate values to the people who matter most, the staff. We worked closely with BNP Paribas to understand exactly what the values meant to the UK team. This insight was critical in delivering relevant creative that was both inspiring and meaningful.” Jess Jeary, Director, Bowline Communications