Forthcoming Event

Business Bites Networking Lunch

Friday 10/06/2022

Event Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Event Theme: Networking PM

Price: Member Rate: £30.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £45.00 +VAT |

Event Location:

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Welcome to Business Bites - a networking lunch with a guest speaker and an interesting topic of choice. Dipping into our vast pool of members and all their knowledge, we have decided to present Business Bites, with various of our members presenting of a variety of business-related topics!

With our schedules only getting busier, it can be hard balancing work hours and home life. Whether it’s the school run or you’re just not a morning person, perhaps it’s hard to commit to attend evening events or maybe you just need a rest!  

Running from 12 - 2pm, the Networking Lunch is the perfect opportunity to meet new clients in the area. You can enjoy some informal networking over a light lunch with fellow members, clients and future customers.
Our venue - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

The Yvonne Arnaud is a leading regional theatre, and registered charity, second to none for producing and presenting vibrant, outstanding, entertaining drama.

They opened their doors in 1965 and have been providing the people of Guildford, Surrey, and beyond with excellent vibrant drama and entertainment since. Maximising a wonderful location, the revitalised and refurbished Yvonne Arnaud Theatre will be a destination venue for audiences, participants, and visitors. The Yvonne Arnaud will be regenerated within its community, underpinning its vision of a revived future within Guildford and as an essential part of UK theatre.

Creative approaches to workplace mental wellbeing
Our guest speaker: Jennifer Clay from Oakleaf Enterprise

Oakleaf Enterprise is a mental health charity which has been supporting adults throughout Surrey for 25 years. Based in Guildford, Oakleaf works to foster confidence and reduce social isolation by actively training, engaging, and supporting individuals with mental ill-health to empower them to participate as active members of society.

Jen has a background in fundraising and mental health, having worked at numerous charities in the United States, South America and the UK over the past decade. She holds a MSc in Global Mental Health and has conducted research focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness. In addition to her role as Fundraising and Partnership Manager at Oakleaf she is a Support Worker at the Oakleaf-based Guildford Safe Haven, an evening mental health crisis drop-in service.

Key event takeaways:
  • How to make a positive impact on your workplace culture and employee wellbeing without spending large amounts of money
  • Examples of creative and effective means of addressing mental health and improving employee engagement.