Although we postponed our Special Events in 2020, our future programme will be
better than ever. We’re planning a Business Expo using all that Heywood House
has to offer for businesses to network, learn, sell, enjoy and be inspired.
Our Speakers Programme, includes Glen Senk who was President of
Anthropologie, CEO of US quoted Urban Outfitters, one of Fortune Magazine’s
Top 50 Business people of the Year, and now a Director of Boden. Glen’s talk on
“Building Billion Dollar Businesses” will be a winner.
We host a variety of events here; conferences, garden parties, workshops, and
talks – on business but also on culture and history too. “Toast Talks” are our
regular in-person breakfast talks. Our “Light Bites” series are free virtual
Read on to keep up to date with what’s on next!
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Glen Senk has been a creative force at some of the world’s leading retail brands and he’ll be telling us how to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses at a breakfast meeting at Heywood House. He should know, he took on the prototype brand Anthropologie while at Urban Outfitters and did exactly that.
He began his career at Bloomingdale’s in the US before moving to Habitat in London. He returned to the States to mastermind the expansion of Pottery Barn before moving to Urban Outfitters and Boden. He was CEO of fine jewellery brand David Yurman before forming his own consultancy Front Row Partners in 2014.
His unrivalled knowledge of how to grow a brand and unique approach to management will make an engaging talk. Come and hear his fascinating story and enjoy a rare opportunity to get an insight into this global brand builder’s story.
Our Toast Talks breakfast meetings deliver inspiring, entertaining and knowledgeable talks for our
members and business community. Connect over a fascinating talk, fresh coffee, and a delicious
breakfast with other like-minded people.
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when it is decided please email
Louise never imagined that burnout would happen to her, she was a success story who fell hard and didn’t want anyone to know. Never in peacetime have we lived in more uncertain times, our world is full of fear, conflict, and division. We’re expected to make 5-year business plans and we’d love to make some long-term personal plans but circumstances beyond our control are changing fast and some of us are only surviving when we all deserve to thrive.
Invited to speak nationally as an entrepreneurial role model, Louise quickly learned that audiences wanted to know more about her personal story. It took courage to publicly admit what she saw as failing but feedback shows that her audiences appreciate, identify and learn from her vulnerability and honesty.
Louise Ladbrooke’s anecdotes and stories, both good and bad, offer sage advice as to how to get through and break out of the perceived shackles of the modern-day.
Our virtual ‘Light Bites with…’ lunchtime talks are free and the perfect opportunity to feel
inspired, reconnect with people in a virtual setting, and enjoy some fantastic guest speakers.
With every business owner impacted in some way by COVID-19, we’re all looking to secure and sustain our business, protect jobs and the livelihoods of those who work with, or for, us. We’ve all seen companies doing more with marketing – trying to maintain their profile through very tough times.
However, Veronica Hannon, Managing Director of Transform Communications and Co-Founder of Transform Digital Marketing, argues that marketing alone is not a silver bullet.
In this lunchtime session, Veronica reflects on some of the innovative ways businesses have responded, and adapted, to the ever-changing situation that was 2020, be it from COVID-19, Brexit or changes to your customer base.
Join us to hear, learn and share, just how:
• Marketing fits into a broader strategic approach to business.
• To identify opportunities to diversify.
• To look at short-term opportunities versus long-term positioning.
• To communicate when people are worried or anxious – and the challenges around communicating success.
Join award-winning Brand Strategist, Belinda Furneaux-Harris, the former Fortune 500 Executive and Founder of Branded & Unstoppable Inc, via Zoom for a fascinating talk on ‘The Absolute Essentials of Building an Unstoppable Brand’.
Belinda has spent the past 20+ years working all over the world creating, refining and developing unforgettable brands for incredible companies, includingHarrods, Top 10 London PR agencies, to managing multi-million, dollar brand campaigns for global banks. We cannot wait to hear all she has to say!
Branding your business well is more important today than it’s ever been. And it’s about so much more than the visuals. It’s about having a compelling message, a clear niche, an incisive vision and owning your style. It’s about celebrating what makes you brilliant with flair and intention, demonstrating your expertise and creating a destination brand. It’s about making your business the only logical choice for your ideal clients.
Cutting through the ‘noise’, captivating your customers and retaining this focus can feel overwhelming at times. Because, as modern entrepreneurs, there’s also the business of being well, a creative director, social media manager, copywriter and head of product development often all rolled into one. And that’s just the marketing.
In this 60-minute session, our guest expert, award-winning Brand Strategist and former Fortune 500 Executive Belinda Furneaux-Harris is going to take you through the seven essential steps to building an unstoppable brand for your business in 2021 and beyond.
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We are just 5 minutes from Westbury mainline station, 25 minutes from Bath, and 76 minutes to London and can be easily accessed by car, bike or short walk along the A350, Trowbridge Road.
We have made every effort to ensure that Heywood House is accessible to all and have disabled access into the Mansion as well as the Conservatory. Should you require extra assistance on your visit, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team from the Landlord’s office.
Yes, here at Heywood House we provide ample, free onsite parking and bike racks for you, your staff and visitors.
Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs in our serviced offices and co working areas. Only tenants with self-contained offices may bring in their dogs, with permission and prior agreed conditions from the Landlord
Here at Heywood House, we have a high speed 1 GB line with exclusive direct delivery to the site. Each tenant is given a dedicated fibre line allocation. We have the highest grade business WatchGuard firewall with perimeter security to continually monitor data and prevent security breaches, in addition to high-level individual network security for all tenants. We have also been MOD inspected to meet a high level of security criteria required by individual defence tenants here on site.
Not at all. All our meeting rooms are available to book by both members and non-members in the business community. Although, with membership you do receive a 50% discount on all meeting rooms.
We have four elegantly furnished meeting rooms and can accommodate from 4 – 60 people depending on your requirements. We also have plenty of outside space for marquees too.
Yes. We have various catering packages available which can be added on to your booking. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can visit our onsite café for lunch.
Absolutely. All our meeting rooms have the flexibility to book on an hourly basis or on a full day rate. For more details on costs, get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting rooms can be booked from 9:00am – 5.30pm but should you require an earlier or later booking then do let us know when making your booking we will be happy to accommodate your needs.
Yes of course! Event space and function rooms are available to hire by members and non-members alike. Our onsite networking events are also open to all from within the business community.
Unfortunately, weddings are not something that we can cater for due to the specialist nature of these occasions.
Absolutely! We have stunning function rooms set in 30 acres of glorious grounds which provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Our dedicated in-house events team can help with all types of events and will work closely with you to plan your perfect, bespoke event. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can arrange a suitable time to show you around!
We only open at evenings and weekends for pre-arranged special events.
We can absolutely arrange a history tour of the house and grounds but due to the site being a business centre, all tours must be booked well in advance. For more information, get in touch.
The Conservatory is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5.30 pm for hotdesking, informal meetings and general use.
The café itself is open from 10:00am – 3:00pm serving refreshments, snacks and lunches.
(Note: the cafe hours may currently be limited due to the current Covid 19 regulations)
The café is not open to the public, but members are more than welcome to bring up to 3 guests, over 21 years with them into the café and grounds.
Absolutely! If you would like to discuss any dietary requirements prior to your visit, you can contact our Café Manager, Hayley, at email@example.com and she will be happy to assist you.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the site and the importance of maintaining a professional business environment, all guests must be over 21 years of age.
Unfortunately, due to health and safety, dogs cannot be brought into the café.
The working facilities, on-site café and grounds are for the exclusive use of our members and tenants, however, included in all our memberships is the option to invite up to 3 guests (over 21) into the cafe and grounds.
Heywood House also warmly welcomes all from within the business community and are happy to take bookings for meeting rooms, event space and on-site events from members and non-members alike.
You certainly can. You can easily book a free week’s trial of our co working or café membership to try out all the services and facilities on site. Simply get in touch with us and we will be happy to schedule you in.
We have space to seat 18 co workers in our quiet co working area in the main hall. However, due to the current social distancing regulations, this number has been temporarily reduced to 9 but we do have the facilities to branch out into available meeting rooms to accommodate more people, if need be.
We can certainly provide VOIP phones on a serviced costed package, though most of our co working members use their mobile phones to make calls. We also have a private phone booth in the main hall which is available for members to make free calls for private or sensitive calls.
Yes, we have colour printing available on a shared facility in the co working area.