Tag Archives: Networking

Simon Tyler at Rooster Talks

Rooster Talks: Impactful Me – Simple Ways to Unlock Real Confidence with Simon Tyler – SOLD OUT

Friday 1st December
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite

Supported by Innovate2Succeed

The inimitable Simon Tyler returns, in his near resident spot, for our December edition of Rooster Talks to talk confidence.

Simon has spent the past year working with business executives and teams on how essential confidence is to performance, and explaining how it can undermine peak performance across your business.

His focus remains on attitude and impact, of which both are rooted in simplicity, and he has helped many discover the confidence they already had. This may have been hidden behind hopes and beliefs, unhelpful stories and odd experiences or even wonky mind-sets!

Expect to be involved in sensitively challenging tasks which aim to increase those confidence levels, whilst enjoying fresh coffee and croissants.

Matthew Rogers and Dee Gerrish

Rooster Talks: ‘You and Your Business’ or ‘Your Business and You’? with Matthew Rogers and Dee Gerrish

Friday 6th October
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite

Supported by Innovate2Succeed

The traditional method of setting goals and gauging the success of a business does not automatically provide you with what you need and want. As the business owner, it puts you last in the queue.

Director Matthew Rogers FCCA and Business Consultant Dee Gerrish MCIM of Clear Vision Accountancy Limited help owners focus on their businesses from a new perspective.  One which starts with the owner.

With many years directly advising business owners under their belts, they work to help owners develop strong, positive businesses which also deliver the life they want for themselves and their families.

Matthew and Dee are clear and passionate about the accountant’s business advisory role in this process. They will share the significant, life-changing differences for business owners when an accountant produces financial information which truly serves them as the owner.

Take this chance to step off your daily treadmill and learn how to change your focus to ‘You and Your Business’.

Rooster Talk with David Riddell at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: The Importance of innovation for ambitious SMEs with David Riddell

Friday 1st September
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite


The innovate2succeed programme, linked with BusinessWest, is an intensive coaching programme designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of, and improve the efficiency of, launching a new product or service.

The programme supports high growth businesses wanting to introduce new technologies or process to their business, or those wishing to launch new products and services to their customers and markets.

David Riddell is an Innovation Specialist. He will give an overview of the innovate2succeed programme and explain how their strategic support can help you achieve your goals.

David is the Project Manager for the innovate2succeed projects in Devon, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. His role directly supports ambitious SMEs to enhance their capability to develop and commercialise innovative new products and services. After spending his early career working in product development teams in the UK and New Zealand, he has worked with all three sectors to support those trying to develop new products and services.

Louise Ladbrooke Rooster Talk video at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Finding your resilience with Louise Ladbrooke / Event expired

Friday 7th July
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite


Do you know what it takes to be on ‘a good day’?

Louise Ladbrooke spent over ten years as a small business owner and successful entrepreneur. Eventually frayed around the edges thanks to heaps of ‘success’, she mastered the use of resilience to get to what she does best – helping others find theirs.

Louise will introduce strategies to promote resilience in the workplace in the face of corporate change, and share the tools and techniques she has developed to improve your own resilience and productivity in these challenging times.

Learn what it takes to be on a good day, every day.


Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Working the Room with Simon Hares SOLD OUT / Event expired

Friday 2nd June
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
info@glovefactorystudios.com or Eventbrite


For anyone in business the process of networking is an essential tool that helps to generate leads, build trust and eventually translate into loyal customers generating that all-important revenue.

Many people find networking difficult, intimidating and something they would rather choose not to do. To help in overcoming some of the problems and misconceptions, Simon Hares has created a simple and confidence boosting session to help anyone actually start to enjoy networking.

During the session you will come away with skills in the following areas:
• Sizing up the room and what to look for in terms of entry points
• How to build confidence in small talk to help develop rapport
• Putting yourself across in 30 seconds via the elevator pitch
• Reading the non verbal signals that can help you to make an 
assessment of those you meet for the first time

Simon is an experienced Training Consultant and coach with over twenty years experience. For anyone that has heard Simon talk at Glove Factory Studios before, you can once again expect a lively and engaging session that will give you a boost of confidence and some really valuable and applicable skills that can be put to good use straight away.

Rooster Talks at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks at Glove Factory Studios

We at Glove Factory Studios have decided that after several years as ‘Holt Business Network’, Spring is the right time to refresh our monthly networking mornings.

Introducing: Rooster Talks.

Set in Holt, in the Wiltshire countryside, our morning talks are there to kickstart your Friday mornings, once a month. Delivering topics from local business people which serve to help you and your business develop, Rooster Talks also gives you the opportunity to meet inspiring and like-minded individuals over coffee and croissants.

Friday Netwalking


Friday 20th May 2016
11am to 1pm

£9.45/person WALK only
£18.95/person WALK & EAT
Please book with Eventbrite

“I love the feeling of fresh air in my face and the wind blowing through my hair”. Evel Knievel

Fancy escaping the office for an invigorating walk in the fresh air on a Friday surrounded by beautiful classic British countryside with likeminded folks?

Break out the four walls and head outside to join fellow enthusiasts to walk, talk and network. It’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on your career, bounce ideas about with others, generate new strategies, develop new opportunities and draw inspiration from nature one step at a time with the added bonus of gentle exercise.

The second Friday Netwalking event will take place on Friday 20th May 2016 at Glove Factory Studios in Holt from 11am to 1pm.

There will be a dedicated theme and the walk will be structured through a series of four questions to encourage conversation and explore different aspects of your business or career.

The walk will be structured through a series of 4 questions to encourage conversation between netwalkers and explore different aspects of your business or career.

Friday Netwalkers will meet in front of Glove Factory Studios at 11am to walk, talk and network through the surrounding farmland and woods. The gently rolling 4km route will take approximately an hour.

After the walk lunch (sandwich, salad & tea/coffee) will be provided at The Field Kitchen. There will be a wide selection of sandwiches and salads available. If you have any specific food requests please let us know in advance.

Please be aware that there will be photos taken during the event that might be used for future advertising purposes. If you don’t want to be photographed please let us know in advance.

Spaces are limited to 16 people to create a comfortable and safe group size.

There is plenty of free parking available at Glove Factory Studios.

Friday Netwalking tickets are non-refundable though it is possible to change the name and substitute a replacement. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend and the name of your replacement in advance.

It’s strongly recommended to check the weather the evening before and bring welly boots, umbrella, warm jacket, scarf, hat and water bottle.

*Sunshine has been specifically ordered and will hopefully make an appearance!!

Remember to bring along your business cards to exchange contact details with other Fresh Air Fridays participants.

Friday Netwalks are unfortunately unsuitable for babies, little people or dogs.

Friday Netwalking events will take place on the third Friday of every month from Glove Factory Studios. The next event will be on Friday 17th June 2016.

What do others say about similar events?
“A much more relaxed and friendly way of Networking and the icing on the cake being out in the fresh air (even if it was a bit damp!)”. Rachel Brastock, Understanding Talent

“It was a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so. I’d have been happy to walk further and for longer. I like the fact that we were outside and moving, much better than a stuffy room and warm wine”. Jane Ginnever, SHIFT

“I thought the idea of walking and talking (outside) was brilliant. I met some interesting people and I would certainly like to do it again”. Fiona, Electric Daisy

Contact Anna-Marie Watson with any queries you might have anna@rfmcoaching.com