**VIRTUAL MEETING** Round Table Business Forums every month until 2nd July 2020 in preparation for the Bank of England Round Table on 7th October. Next event NEW DATE 9th April 2020.

We have the pleasure in hosting the Bank of England’s regional autumn roundtable, in association with the Federation of Small Businesses on 7th October 2020.

As part of this initiative, we’re holding a series of intimate roundtables over the coming months in which to encourage locals to bring their ideas, quite literally, to the table.

NEW DATE: ONLINE meeting on Thursday 9th April 2020 at 6.00 p.m 
This will be using Zoom online meetings – please download and set up your account before the event.

Thursday 7th May 2020 at 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 4th June 2020 at 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 6.00 p.m

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Apart from providing a social hub, one of our core objectives at The Hive is to maximise networking opportunities for local businesspeople. So, as part of this initiative and in preparation for the 7th October, we’re holding a series of intimate forums to encourage local business people to bring their ideas to the table, in the form of ‘Wealden Open Forums’.

We have teamed up with experienced business and development coach, Philip Crocker of Darwin Whitty, to host a series of mini debates, each comprising 6 to 8 people. Chairing the discussions, Philip Crocker has a warm and engaging personality with a very natural conversational style that allows delegates to enter into a powerful dialogue in which all sorts of change can happen. Philip has a wealth of experience in commercial, regulated markets, public and not-for-profit sectors. He currently acts as Mentor and Executive Coach to senior leaders at CEO and Director level and is an accredited coach supervisor.

Co-hosted by The Hive and Darwin Whitty, our Wealden Insights Mini Roundtables will be held on the first Thursday of each month between March and July 2020, from 6pm. Participation is free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis and when the forums are held at The Hive premises includes tea, coffee, cordial, baklava, vanilla cream filo pie or biscuits on us. Alcoholic drinks and any other snacks or meze are to be paid for.

Forum dates:
ONLINE: Thursday 9th April 2020 at 6.00 p.m
Thursday 7th May 2020 at 6.00 p.m
Thursday 4th June 2020 at 6.00 p.m
Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 6.00 p.m

To register your interest in participating, please call 0800 0219 555 or email: emma.smith@hivehubs.buzz

The main event 7th October 2020

We’ll be welcoming the Bank of England’s Deputy Agent, South East & East Anglia, Alex Golledge, who will be chairing the discussion, as well as the Federation of Small Businesses’ Development Manager, Alison Parmar. The event will include an economic update followed by a business insight discussion. Panellists so far include local agricultural business entrepreneur, Sarah Calcutt, and our very own co-founder, Emma Wood.

Forum News and Reviews 2020

March Forum

Stuart Smith, Stephen Bergson, Philip Crocker, Nigel Whitehead, David Northcroft, Susie Smith, Emma Wood and Robin Beck for giving up their time and sharing their knowledge and expertise. Lots of very interesting insights on business in the Weald with a common theme emerging of lack of connectivity and joined up thinking between business, Government and the disjointed way that local authourity departments work making it harder for enterprise to set up and thrive. Many other observations too. Join us for the next Wealden Business Insights open forum to have your say ahead of the Bank of England round table in October

Cranbrook Parish Cake March 2020