Promoting business in Harleston and surrounding areas

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July 2017

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 5th July, 7.30am at The Pennoyer Centre in Pulham St Mary. We will be welcoming Lisa Cosh, from South Norfolk Council, who will be telling us all about their new tourism initiative. You are welcome to bring information to share about your business or what is happening in and around Harleston and district. To book, click on the breakfast booking on this site or email info@hdbf.org.uk, with your choice of full English or continental breakfast. You may pay your £9 meeting fee on the door. Please book by end of play, Monday 3rd July. Thank you!

June 2017

This year we are celebrating our 5th birthday and Wednesday 7th June, our next meeting, will also be a celebratory 5th birthday AGM. Come and join us for a party breakfast, with the usual heads up of what is happening in and around Harleston and some party surprises too. To book, visit our website or email info@hdbf.org.uk or return the form on the website to Lucy Marjoram at HIP, Exchange Street, Harleston, with your choice of full English or continental. You may pay your £9 meeting fee on the door. Please book by end of play, Monday 5th June. Thank you.


May 2017

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 3rd May, 7.30am, at The Swan Hotel in Harleston, when we will be welcoming Kate Colchester from New Anglia LEP who will talk to us about new government micro grant schemes available for our businesses.
To book your breakfast, please email us at info@hdbf.org.uk or return the form on the website to Lucy Marjoram at HIP, Exchange Street, Harleston, stating your preference for a full English or continental breakfast. You may pay the £9 meeting fee on the day or by cheque or BACS in advance. Please book by end of play, Monday 1st May. Thank you.



April 2017

Our April business breakfast meeting will be at The Farmer's Kitchen (formerly The Dove Restaurant) Alburgh, on the A143, 7.30am on Wednesday 5th April, when Andrew Miller from Lovewell Blake will bring us our annual budget briefing.

To book your breakfast, please email us at info@hdbf.org.uk or return the form on the website to Lucy Marjoram at HIP, Exchange Street, Harleston, stating your preference for a full English or continental breakfast. You may pay the £9 meeting fee on the day or by cheque or BACS in advance. It is essential that you book by end of play, Monday 3rd April. Thank you.


March 2017

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 1st March, 7.30am, in the dining room at Archbishop Sancroft High School. We will enjoy a deluxe breakfast, canteen style, and will be welcoming Danny Ward, local builder and property developer, 'in conversation'. 

Join us to meet other local business owners and organisations and catch up with what is happening in and around the town. As always, you would be very welcome to bring leaflets and information to share.

To book your breakfast, please email us at info@hdbf.org.uk or complete the form on the website, stating your preference for full English or continental breakfast. You may pay the £9 meeting fee on the day or by cheque or BACS in advance.


Harleston and District Business Forum annual membership renewals

Membership renewal is now due. Please complete the form on the website or at the next meeting. £25 for the year.


New committee officers required, including a new chairman! 

Please consider what you could do for your business forum! Contact Clive Attwood on 01379 852789 if you would like to talk it over.
 

February 2017

Our February breakfast is back to a Wednesday, 1st February at The Swan Harleston at 7.30am. Sandra Dineen, Chief Executive of South Norfolk will be giving us an insight into her role as chair of District Councils’ Network Chief Executives' Group nationally. Breakfast meetings still £9 per person. Book by emailing info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.

Please note that we will need bookings for the Visit to the Houses of Parliament at the 1st February breakfast at the latest.

Visit to the Houses of Parliament with Richard Bacon MP on Monday 20th March 2017
 
We have arranged, with Richard Bacon MP and Diss Business Forum, a special opportunity for a visit to the Houses of Parliament with a guided tour through the House of Lords, the House of Commons and Westminster Hall.
Tickets are limited to 25 places for members of Harleston and District Business Forum and 25 places for members of Diss Business Forum. Only one ticket per business.
The guided tour is free of charge. The ticket price of £16 is to cover the coach travel to London and back from either Harleston or Diss.
Richard Bacon MP will take one tour of 25 people and a colleague will take the other 25.
ITINERARY
5.30am - Coach departs from the bus stop near St John's Church in Broad Street, Harleston
5.50am - Coach departs from Diss Bus Station, Victoria Road, Diss
9.30am - Arrive at Westminster

10.00am - Guided Tour 1 commences (25 people)

10.05am - Guided Tour 2 commences (25 people)
Tours last approx 75 minutes.

11.30am - Lunch break

13.30pm - Coach departs Westminster
16.30pm - Arrive back in Diss
16.50pm - Arrive back in Harleston
If you would like to join us for this exciting event, email, in the first instance info@hdbf.org.uk to reserve your place. First come, first served. Even if you have previously signed up, please email again to confirm your interest.

Then payment can be cash or cheque, made payable to Harleston and District Business Forum, sent to Lucy Marjoram at Harleston Information Plus, 8 Exchange Street, Harleston IP20 9AB or brought to a business breakfast. Alternatively by BACS.



January 2017

Our January breakfast is on a different day, Friday 6th January, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel Harleston. This will be a special breakfast to discuss the prospect of car parking charges in Harleston. Come and give your opinion. Breakfast meetings still £9 per person. Book by emailing info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.


December 2016

on Wednesday 7th, 7.30am at The Swan once again, with our special networking breakfast. Come and spend time getting to know your local business owners. Book by emailing info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.


November 2016 breakfast

November's breakfast will be on Wednesday 2nd November at The Swan Hotel with guest speaker Kim Bryant talking about HR for small businesses. Essential knowledge for anyone with employees.

To book, please email info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.


 

October 2016 breakfast

Our next breakfast will be on Wednesday 5th October, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel Harleston, with speakers Jake Kubala giving us an update on the HIP and Jobs' Club, followed by Richard Betts, of 1st Fressingfield Scouts with a debrief of his recent trip to Kenya. 

To book, please email info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.


September 2016 breakfast

Our next breakfast will be on Wednesday 7th September, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel Harleston, with speaker Doug Mizon from Halesworth talking on the subject of Men's Sheds. Don't panic, it is not what it sounds, but an enigmatic community organisation which we would love to bring to Harleston. There are already more than 200 round the country making a difference to people's lives.

To book, please email info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.


August 2016 breakfast

Our next breakfast will be on Wednesday 3rd August, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel Harleston. 
Our guest speaker is Joe Cooksey from Barclays' Digital Eagles with a startling presentation including some excellent tips for a safe and secure relationship with the world wide web. To book, please email info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference of full English or continental or click on the form on the website.

Joseph Cooksey biography
I joined Barclays as a personal banker in 2007 becoming a branch manager in 2008. After 5 years in branch management I was fortunate to be able to pursue my passion in digital technology. In April 2013 I moved into the Strategic Transformation team in Barclays. I was one of the 18 founding members of the Digital Eagles originally helping staff embrace the new technology that Barclays was developing. After 18 months growing the Digital Eagles in the retail bank I started a project working with businesses. As a Business Digital Eagle I am passionate about helping customers grow and protect their businesses online. I have a foundation degree in Digital Marketing and the Google Squared diploma. I also work using insight from our fraud team to help customers understand the importance of Cyber Security and the steps that they can take to protect themselves. 


July 2016 Breakfast
at The Farmer's Kitchen, followed by AGM 

Breakfast - Wednesday 6th July, 7.30am, SPEAKER UPDATE 
Our next business breakfast will be tomorrow, Wednesday 6th July, 7.30am, but this time at the Farmer's Kitchen (formerly The Dove Restaurant) Alburgh, on the A143.
We were going to be welcoming local businessman, Philip Cleminson, as our speaker. Unfortunately, Philip has been called to important work in the North Of England tomorrow and so cannot be with us. Nicky Stainton, a key person in our Harleston's Future group, has kindly stepped in at the last minute to tell us the fascinating story of her ancestors. 


June 2016 breakfast

Our next breakfast will be on Wednesday 1st June, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel Harleston. Our speaker will be Ian Hunter who will be talking about his time on the hunter killer nuclear submarines during the Cold War. Book through the website or email info@hdbf.org.uk with your choice of breakfast (at £9.). We look forward to seeing you there!


May 2016 breakfast

Once again at The Swan Hotel, Harleston, on Wednesday 4th May, 7.30am. We welcome Brian Bale of Lovewell Blake to give us our annual budget briefing. 
Please bring with you any material regarding your business or organisation that you would like to distribute on the morning. 
To book your breakfast, (at £9.00), please email us on info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference for full English or continental breakfast, complete the form on this website or phone me, Clive Attwood, on 01379 852789.

 

April 2016 breakfast

We had an excellent breakfast meeting on Wednesday 6th April with an extremely interesting talk by Debbie Lorimer of South Norfolk Council detailing the council's profit-making enterprises to counteract the cut in central government budgets. You would be amazed! It was wonderful to see some new faces there.


March 2016 breakfast

at the Swan Hotel, Harleston on 3rd March. We had an excellent breakfast with a debate as to whether we thought Britain should stay in or leave the European Union. Very interesting. Maybe we should do that again sometime!


Harleston & District 2040 - What does the future hold?


The significant national and international change that the next 25 years will bring will inevitably affect market towns like Harleston and our village communities.

A glimpse into the future through the eyes of our speakers

• The Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
• Ian Carstairs O.B.E.
• Richard Bacon MP
• Gordon Lascelles retired teacher and local historian

Students from Archbishop Sancroft School
● Genevieve Nice
● Grace Molenaar
● Lily Kirk

St John's Church Harleston, 18th March 2016
doors open 6.15pm for 7pm - 9.30pm

Question & answer session to conclude the evening

Tickets £3 (including refreshment)available on the door or from
Clive Attwood - Attwood Acorn Ltd, 2 Church Street, Harleston
Simon Marjoram - All Things Greener, Union Street, Harleston
 




Membership now due for 2016.

Current members, please click HERE for a membership renewal form.

New members, please click HERE for a membership application form.

Thank you!
 

February 2016 breakfast at the High School

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 3rd February, 7.30am, at Archbishop Sancroft High School, Harleston. This is always a popular one with breakfast served school canteen style, of course! The school will present news of their exciting updates since our last breakfast there and there will be a tour afterwards for anyone who is not in a rush to get away.

As always, bring with you leaflets to promote your business or group to share with others.

To book, please email us, with your choice of full English or continental or complete the form on the website.
 

January 2016 breakfast

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 6th January, 7.30am, at The Swan Hotel, Harleston.

This will be a similar, very popular format to two we have held previously, with the emphasis on networking. You will have the opportunity to talk to several others of your choice, on a one to one basis. We will talk about each other's businesses/interests and get to know each other a little better! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

To book, please email us on info@hdbf.org.uk or complete the form on the website.


December 2015 breakfast

Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel, Harleston
We welcome you to join us again for a friendly meeting of local business people and others with an interest in Harleston. Our eminent speaker this month will be David Disney from South Norfolk Council, who will be updating us on the market towns initiative in South Norfolk.

Please bring with you any material regarding your business or organisation that you would like to distribute on the morning. 
To book your breakfast, please email us on info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference for full English or continental breakfast, complete the form or phone me, Clive Attwood, on 01379 852789.

See you there!


November 2015 breakfast

Wednesday 4th November

Our next business breakfast will be Wednesday 4th November, 7.30am, at The Swan Hotel, Harleston.

This month's main speaker will be Jon Holland, from Visit Norwich, who will give a presentation on the organisation and how it benefits us in South Norfolk. As usual, you are very welcome to bring with you any leaflets, brochures or posters you would like to distribute about your business or forthcoming events.
To book your breakfast, please email us on info@hdbf.org.uk with your preference for full English or continental breakfast, complete the form or phone me, Clive Attwood, on 01379 852789.

We look forward to seeing you on 4th November.

October 2015 breakfast

We have a very special breakfast meeting on 7th October 2015 at The Swan Hotel, Harleston, 7.30 - 9.00am, when we will be holding a Waveney-wide business forum event.
 
A team from Diss is coming to talk about their project to renovate and rejuvenate the Diss Heritage Triangle, refurbish the Corn Hall and to make Diss Mere even more of a feature. David Case (Trustee), Deborah Sarson (Diss Town Clerk) and Sheila King (Project Manager) will be explaining their project and how it evolved.
 
It's a fascinating presentation which demonstrates just how much people working together can achieve in their local communities and we felt that it was really important to open this up to fellow business groups so they too could share in the enthusiasm and vision that David Case and his team have shown. If it can be achieved in Diss, it can be achieved in other communities.
 
It will also be a great opportunity to network.
 
If you would like to book your place for breakfast, please click here for the booking form. There is a choice of full English, continental or vegetarian breakfast for £9.00. Bookings must be received by Friday 25th September please. Breakfasts can be paid for on the day.

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