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Basingstoke Business Matters

27 September 2018

Join hundreds of delegates from the Basingstoke region to network til your heart’s content.

In association with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, FSB, Connecting Biz.

Business Matters – and that will be the key message at the heart of a Hampshire Chamber-led event which will provide an innovative platform and opportunities for businesses in Basingstoke.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 is the date for your diary as Business Matters is an event you will not want to miss.

In partnership with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke Together, the Chamber is bringing together a number of organisations to deliver this exciting new event and is also delighted to announce the Gazette as our media partner.

It will be hosted at The Apollo Hotel and will see an innovative format that is expected to attract people from local businesses that we know you will want to meet.

The whole afternoon will revolve around identified needs, with an official opening at 2pm by local businesswoman Nicola Hartland, Co-Founder and CEO of The Data Support Agency, The UK’s #1 GDPR Solution for SMEs. Nicola is a dynamic leader, serial entrepreneur, sales leader and strategist. Nicola’s passion is in identifying innovative, more powerful and profitable ways to help businesses reach and exceed their business objectives. Nicola also speaks regularly at various Exhibitions across the country including Europe’s Largest Sales Conference, Sales Innovation in London along with the Great Business Show.

This will be followed by an interactive panel session in which we will discuss key business issues locally, nationally and internationally. You can influence the topics discussed by this first panel by responding to a questionnaire at

Then, later in the day, a second panel will be convened in order to discuss topics that have been identified by attendees on the day.  Some of these attendees may even be asked to join the panel!

A key feature of the event will be the unique opportunity to #bringyourbanner . All attendees will be encouraged to set up their pull-up banners at the very start of the event and leave them in situ until the end.

As well as two scheduled and fully facilitated networking sessions, thanks to Connecting Biz, there will also be ongoing discussions with the partners around the main room and a number of round table discussions.  The local borough council procurement team will be in attendance to raise awareness of the ways in which local businesses can be involved in meeting their demands for supply of goods and services.

Professional photographer, John Rose, will also be in attendance and will be providing a ‘headshot’ service, for professional images that you can use on your website, Social Media etc.

27th September 2018, 14:00 – 19:00

Costs to members: Member £12.00 inc VAT
Costs: Non-Member £12.00 inc VAT
Location: Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Rd Roundabout, Basingstoke RG24 9NU

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