Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?
If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards
Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am. The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day. If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group
December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.
For more information contact Claire Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman email@example.com
or 07931 959533
Gary Lloyd is your local friendly handyman service provider, with no job too small. If you need help GNL can help you with the widest range of tasks, all the way from those awkward lightbulb changes, to refitting of entire kitchens.
Examples of GNL services (non-exhaustive list) includes:
Kitchen and bathroom refits
Picture hanging and flatscreen TV mounting
Face-plate changes on plug fittings
Fitting/relacement of household and office desking
Unity Coventry (formerly Carstins) are hosting their annual open weekend on 13 and 14 September.
The whole family are welcome and as usual there will be a bouncy castle and sizzling BBQ. There are a range of competitions and prizes including an economy challenge! Drive a Chrysler Ypsilon around set route and the most fuel-efficient driver wins a free tank of fuel!
We may be a bit behind the times but we’ve only just realised Sweet Memories is re-open for business behind Westwood Hair and Beauty.
As before, it sells all your traditional sweet shop favourites from chocolate limes and liquorice toffees, to ABC letters and strawberry sherbets. They also sell a wide range of ice creams and coffees and slushies. There is a small seating area outside. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself or the kids, are out and about in the village in need of caffeine or sugar, why not head in and see what they have to offer.
Balsall Common’s Business Breakfast Club met for the first time this week, Claire Turner reports on how it went:
The first meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club was a great chance for local business owners and sole traders to meet up. Attendees shared information about their business, their local connections, and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself. Hot local topics including flight paths and HS2 were also thoroughly dissected.
Guest speaker, Richard Hales, Chair of Kenilworth Chamber of Trade told the group about the Chamber, and the benefits of joining. They organise a few key events a year, as well as having an informal meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. They aim to allow local businesses to support each other. Membership is just £40 per year. They are happy to have Balsall Common businesses join, their website is http://kenilworthchamber.co.uk/ for more information.
We also found out more about the British Legion and what it can offer local businesses in terms of events, room hire, and functions. They do great breakfasts too!
The next meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club will be on Friday 19 September at 7.30 at the British Legion on Station Road. For more information please contact Jill Bowman or join our new LinkedIn Group