15-04-2019 A great success, The Big Thank You Event at the btc

The BIG Thank You Event took place at the btc on Thursday April 4th and was a superb development and networking event. With over 120 people signing up to the event and 4 fantastic guest speakers, over 20 exhibitors, breakfast, networking and more... It really turned into a fantastic personal development event for everyone involved. With a focus on Health and Wellbeing in the workplace the speakers talked about their experiences. Starting with Tania Diggory founder of Calmer followed by Peter Reilly of the IES, Jennifer Duckworth a Work Psychologist and finished with Ruth Farenga founder of Mindful Pathway the talks helped the attendees develop skills and knowledge around the ever-growing important subject of Health and Wellbeing in the workplace.

Senior Marketing Executive, Daniel Evans from Wenta (managing agent of the btc) said: “The event was fantastic, the whole team at the btc were superb and the event ran like clockwork. There were fantastic business networking opportunities both before and after the talks but my takeaway from the event was the brilliant wellbeing in the workplace information covered by all of the guest speakers. From looking at the Myers Briggs model, to hearing about wellbeing from a company point of view, it’s sure to have developed individuals thinking on the subject.”

Btc Centre Manager, Jo Kiely from Wenta (managing agent of the btc) said: “What an amazing event! The whole day went exactly how we planned, it was great to see all of our clients and visitors interacting and making new connections. The feedback we had about the topic was nothing but positive and something that we all need to be aware of in the work place. I spoke to one of the visitors who had a stand at the event and she sold 4 memberships to her healthy living programme which is brilliant! I am hoping, and I am certain, that following this event, we can continue to build relationships between us, our visitors and our clients.”

A reminder of what was on the agenda for the day:

• 08:30 – 9:15am: Event opens: Breakfast, refreshments and networking

• 09:15 – 09:30am: Event welcome and ‘in a nutshell business pitches’

• 09:30 – 11:00am: Guest speakers and Q&A

• 09:30 – 09:50am: Tania Diggory (founder of Calmer) Happy mind, happy business

• 09:50 – 10:10am: Peter Reilly (IES) Wellbeing and Engagement: What is the connection/

• 10:10 – 10:30am: Jennifer Duckworth (Psychologist) – Understanding personality & how it can impact your wellbeing

• 10:30 – 10:50am: Ruth Farenga, (founder of Mindful Pathway) – Mindful leadership

• 10:50 – 11:00am: Q&A with all of our guests

• 11:00 – 11:30am: Informal continuation of Q&A (for those who have further questions)

• 11:30am: Event close

Notes for Editor

For more information contact:

Daniel Evans – Senior Marketing Executive

The Business & Technology Centre (btc)

Bessemer Drive, Stevenage

Hertfordshire SG1 2DX

Tel: 01923 691370

Email: danielevans@wenta.co.uk

Web: www.btcstevenage.co.uk / www.wenta.co.uk

• The Business & Technology Centre (btc) is owned by Stevenage Borough Council and managed by Wenta, one of the leading Enterprise Agencies in the East of England and a social enterprise.

• The btc was re-launched in 2009 following a multi million pound development to transform the centre into the primary Innovation and Technology Centre in Hertfordshire, aimed at supporting knowledge based businesses and promoting innovation within the local community. This development is part of the Council’s vision to create quality business space and support in the heart of the town’s business community and it is part of a £7M investment funded jointly by the Council and EEDA, the Regional Development Agency and the Government Growth Area Fund.

• The btc is the longest serving Enterprise Hub within the region promoting networking, the sharing of knowledge and cross trading. Working to develop innovation and inspire enterprise, the btc also works with local schools, colleges, other enterprise hubs and universities to offer educational visits, work experience, business advice and training.

• Wenta is a not for profit organisation independently funded through the ownership and management of its three business centres in Enfield, Potters Bar and Watford and the management of the btc in Stevenage. These business centres comprise workshops and offices with a combined space of over 100,000 square feet, let on monthly licence terms to small businesses.

• In 2016, the btc was awarded the ‘Enterprise Award’ for making a real difference to the local community at The Pride of Stevenage Awards.

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