PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BUSINESS
The Park Hotel, Diss
Wednesday 3 April 2019
5.30pm to 7.00pm
Diss Business Forum invites you to attend a Photography for Business workshop with professional photographer Wendy Aiken on Wednesday 3 April.
Wendy has been photographing people most of her working life and has a unique way of making people feel relaxed and at ease in order capture their best side. She has worked with many businesses in the local area, taking images for use on their websites, advertising campaigns and brochures. During this workshop she will take us through the type of imagery that helps market businesses, showcase some of her recent portfolio and share some of her tips as a professional photographer. There will also be an opportunity for you to get advice on the night on how to take the best shots for social media and share examples of what works.
Having an up to date professional headshot is essential for business and can be used on a number of platforms. Wendy has kindly put together a special offer for Diss Business Forum members to take a professional headshot on the night for just £25. Payment can be made in advance or on the night and following the event Wendy will email you a high res file for you use on your own website, LinkedIn profile or anywhere else. All proceeds will go to our nominated charity Diss First Responders.
The workshop is free for members and guests and will be held at The Park Hotel in Diss. Please book your place so we have an idea of who is attending. Doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments before the workshop begins at 6pm. Drinks can be purchased during the event.
Please take a look at Wendy’s portfolio online - www.wendyaikenphotography.co.uk.
If you would like to book your professional headshot, please select the appropiate ticket on booking. Alternatively, for any existing bookings, please email Kerry at email@example.com.
WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE
Diss Rugby Club
Wednesday 15 May 2019
7.30am - 9.30am
This special event focuses on how businesses in the local area can improve the health and happiness of their teams through physical activity, in particular table tennis.
Upon arrival guests will enjoy networking over a nutritious breakfast provided by Tracy from The Park Hotel. As last year’s Wellbeing event it will feature a wonderful array of food and juices to help nourish the mind, body and soul and not a trace of caffeine in sight!
Laura Woolacott from South Norfolk Council will talk about the Loop at Work table tennis initiative which helps businesses create a place people love to work.
We all know we should eat healthily, get active and take time to relax, but with the ever-growing pressures of a busy life, and with every minute of our day accounted for; it can seem impossible to fit in any ‘down-time’. There is, however, a movement of forward thinking employers that recognise the benefits of having a healthy, happy work force and are finding ways to help their staff; whether it’s providing a free fruit bowl, a bean bag filled chill out area and the one we naturally love, a table tennis table in the office!
Laura will be bringing a full size table tennis table to the event so there will be an opportunity for everyone to have a go at the end of her presentation and find out how the initiative can help businesses purchase tables for a special discounted rate.
Rosie Urry from Thriving Workplaces, the Norfolk County Council commissioned workplace health service, will talk about the support they can offer. They work with organisations at a strategic level to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff which can in turn help with recruitment and retention, as well as productivity. The sorts of support they can offer are access to their staff survey to determine focus areas, access to their workplace cultural analysis tool and support to make improvements against the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
They can also help put together an action plan with you consisting of support such as Mental Health First Aid training, Health Champion training, invitations to attend their quarterly networking events to share ideas, support with policy development and access to the members only area of our website.
HOW TO BECOME A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY BUSINESS
The Park Hotel, Diss
Wednesday 10 July 2019
7.30am - 9.00am
At this business breakfast event we will look at how local businesses can become more dementia friendly.
Emma Brookes from South Norfolk Council will talk about the South Norfolk Dementia Action Alliance and ways businesses can get involved. She will also look at the work of the charity Dementia Friends, an initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society which hopes to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
South Norfolk Dementia Action Alliance aims to create a Dementia Friendly South Norfolk. It is estimated that by 2020, 2,500 people in South Norfolk will be living with dementia, and it is important that shops and businesses are able to respond and become more dementia friendly. The talk is aimed at helping us to understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions that we can take to help our customers.
They would like business owners to:
They are also able to offer free Dementia Friends information sessions for staff of any South Norfolk Business and a free window sticker which informs people of the commitment.
Gabrielle Pagan from the Dove Dementia Café will also be giving a talk at the event.
The Dove Dementia Cafe is a friendly and sociable meeting place with activities to suit interests wherever possible. Volunteers are trained by Age UK. Carers can take time out on the premises. A light lunch is provided free of charge.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2019
Park Hotel, Diss
Friday 13 December 2019
12.30pm for 1.00pm sit down
Diss Business Forum invites you to the Christmas Lunch at The Park Hotel, Diss.
The lunch will start at 12.30pm for 1pm sit down.
Tickets cost just £25.00 per person and will include a welcome drink upon arrival and a three course lunch and glass of wine with your meal.
Our guest speaker will be confirmed soon.
This is the perfect opportunity to treat your teams or bring along clients to meet other people in business in the area.
Menu choices will be available soon.
DBF Christmas Lunch 2018 at The Park Hotel
View photos from our DBF Christmas event at The Park Hotel on 7 December, kindly photographed by Wendy Aiken.
DBF Breakfast with Joe Cooksey
View photos from our DBF Breakfast event at Diss Golf Club on 21 November, kindly photographed by Wendy Aiken.
DBF Breakfast with Richard Bacon
View photos from our DBF Breakfast event at Diss by Verve on 20 April, kindly photographed by Wendy Aiken.
View photos from our Summer Drinks event at TW Gaze on 5 July, kindly photographed by Wendy Aiken.
Event bookings are made via Eventbrite which requires payment at time of booking for paid for events - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/diss-business-forum-12258076062.
If you have any questions regarding booking for an event please contact Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.