Following the huge success of our Christmas event, we would like to invite you to The Foxlowe for our summer drinks.
Of course, the sun will be shining, so we welcome you to join us in the garden for a social evening of networking, nibbles and Pimm’s!

This relaxed evening is a great opportunity to meet local businesses, the chamber team, new chamber members and catch up with old colleagues.
Feel free in book tickets for not only yourself but partners and friends. Don’t forget to bring few business cards along with you, we look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda:17.30 – 20.00

Is workplace wellbeing a trend, or the future? We at the Chamber vote FUTURE!
Theresa May said it herself,

“Many employers are already creating healthy, inclusive workplaces, but more needs to be done so
that employers provide the support needed for employees with mental health conditions.” Prime Minister Theresa May, January 2017.

Did you know that the cost of poor mental health to the economy is between £74 billion and £99 billion per year? According to the Thriving at Work Report by Stevenson and Farmer. Which means, well-being does affect business. Therefore, we would like to invite you, and friends to our wellbeing get-together. On the 17th May, we are hosting an exciting morning, featuring networking, knowledge and activities.

During the day you can look forward to talking science of the mind with Alan Dovey, hear the five ways of wellbeing from north Staffs MIND, get moving with an interactive activity from Plum Happy and welcome discussion during our panel session.

We will demonstrate the services available with an exhibition of Staffordshire’s wellbeing suppliers.

Book your places fast, as this is due to be a popular event!

Event Agenda:
Event Host: Mike Grocott – Intercog

8.00 Arrival Refreshments & Registration
08.25 Welcome from Staffordshire Chambers: Sara Williams
8.30 Christine Gilbert: Introduction
8.40 Alan Dovey: Science of Well-Being
9.10 North Staffordshire Mind: 5 ways of wellbeing
9.45 Christine Gilbert: Bounce Back Ability
10.30 Refreshments and Exhibition
11.00 Our Altered Life: Charlie Beswick
11.30 Well-Being Panel: Discussing the Impact on Business
Panellists: Alan Dovey, Jane Hathaway, Kate Beardmore, North Staffordshire MIND and Charlie Beswick
12.15 Refreshments and Exhibition
13.00 Jane Hathaway: Introduction to Mindfulness & Yoga practice
14.00 Close

Parking:
The Staffordshire Chambers have onsite car parking. Spaces are limited, and if full we recommend that you use the pay and display car park attached the Best Western Moat House Hotel, just behind us.

Our Exhibitors:
My Simple Mortgage
MADE
Our Altered Life
North Staffordshire MIND
Jane Hathaway – Yoga
Plum Happy
Alan Dovey
Synectics
Victim Support
Enlighten
Tropic

Founded in 1810, and imbedded in the heart of Staffordshire, Wade ceramics are a leading global manufacturer, and at the helm, Paul Farmer, Managing director.

Paul has worked at Wades for 23 years, so you could say he knows the ropes! Being a local man, he is an inspiration to all young professional in Stoke. We invite you to gain an insight into Pauls career and have the opportunity to gain invaluable advice.
As well as this (and if you are interested in robots), you’ll also be pleased to learn that you will be shown ‘behind the scenes’ of this cutting edge factory and you’ll be one of a handful of people to see the new facilities.
Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment!

Agenda:
08.30 Arrival & Refreshments
08.45 Welcome from FutureFinest
9.00 Meet the Leader Presentation: Paul Farmer, OBE, ACMA
09.30 Q & A
09.45 Tour of Wades
10.15 Q & A
10.30 Close

This is a Futurefinest event. Non-member tickets for this event are only open to companies in the professional services sector based in Staffordshire.

Now entering its fifth year, our annual Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards showcase the achievements and outstanding performance of Staffordshire’s best businesses.

We are incredibly proud of our county’s business heritage, current successes and the opportunities being created for the future. Our business awards are the perfect way to celebrate that success, bringing together businesses from across Staffordshire who are achieving amazing things.

We would like to invite you to join us on 1 April to celebrate the launch of the Awards. At the event you will have the opportunity to meet our sponsors, previous winners, and to hear how you and your clients can get involved.

Agenda:
17.30 Registration and networking
18.00 Welcome from Sara Williams
18.05 Awards Overview
18.20 Case Study from Past Winners
18.25 Q&A
19.30 Close