Develop Your Networking Skills Workshop

Develop Your Networking Skills Workshop

We are delighted to be hosting a D2N2 "Develop Your Networking and Elevator Pitch" workshop here at Worksop Turbine on the 5th March 2019.

This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Have you ever got stuck in a boring conversation? Or hung back on introducing yourself to strangers only to find you have an awkward silence shortly after meeting someone? Or not known what to say, how to relate or how to escape?

Have you ever been asked to do a 60 second sales pitch about you and your business and felt lost for words or have rambled on and not really got your point across?

In today’s fast pace and competitive marketplace, you need to get your message across quickly and in a way that makes you memorable (for all the right reasons) and encourage people to learn more about you and your business.

In this interactive session you will discover how to chat and network with confidence and skill - even with strangers. Introduce yourself confidently, keep the conversation flowing, connect with people and exit with ease. And then stay in touch after the event and build a strong network of profitable contacts - easily.

This dynamic, practical workshop will teach you how to communicate your elevator pitch with ease and make it memorable for you and the people in the room.

This Workshop is ideal for someone who:

  • Wants to improve their networking skills and have a killer elevator pitch
  • Goes networking but feels awkward and shy.
  • Holds back from introducing themselves to people.
  • Gets stuck with people and doesn't know how to escape.
  • Has to represent their firm or organisation at networking and social events.
  • Attends conferences, seminars or other interactive forums

To find out more and book your place go to https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/events-training/

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Turbine Cafe Nominated for Hospitality Award

Worksop Cafe Gets Through to Second Round of North Notts Business Awards

Congratulations to Tom and the team in The Turbine Cafe as they have been nominated for Best Hospitality in the North Notts Business Awards. The award is nominated and voted for by the general public and is a true testament to how hard the team work in the cafe every day.

We're asking everyone who uses the centre to vote for The Turbine Cafe online here, voting closes on the 11th January 2019.

NNBA 2019

Worksop auction house quenches European thirst for whisky

Worksop auction house quenches European thirst for whisky

PRESS RELEASE

An online auction house based in Worksop is raising a glass to specialist spirits being shipped thousands of miles across Europe, with whisky lovers in Croatia, Italy and France flocking to snap up their top tipple.

Doing it the Whisky Way (L-R) Dale Smith, Claire Gregory, Darren Chapman and Ryan Vahey

Since launching six months ago, The Whisky Way has securely sent bottles of popular distilled alcoholic beverages to collectors across the continent.


The company is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses based at Worksop Turbine, which provides fully serviced offices and workshops, virtual business services, shared offices, hot desks, meeting and conference rooms.
Joint owners Ryan Vahey, Darren Chapman and Dale Smith, manage monthly sales of whisky and collectable items at no cost to the seller.

Whisky specialist Ryan puts the demand down to the tipple’s investment appeal. He said: “The market has grown quicker than anything else, with special editions, limited production and discontinued lines able to fetch double their original retail value.

“Limited edition whisky can fetch a premium and we’re attracting buyers from all over the UK as well as Europe, who have no option but to turn to auction sites to make a purchase of vintage products as many distilleries back in the 1970s and1980s were unable to offer international shipping to keep costs down.

“They often feature popular flavours or unique attractive glass, ceramic or stone bottles. Some whiskies from distilleries that have closed down may fetch a very good price in the market as it is out of production.”

Since launching the business, the online firm now has more than 100 sales under their belt, with a top price sale of £295 achieved for a bottle of Macallan Archival Series Folio 2.

Seven-day auctions take place on the company’s website from 6pm on the last Sunday of the month.

Ryan added: “The mystery and allure of the spirit is unparalleled. And so, when it comes to whisky, the options are, literally, limitless.

“The value of whisky largely depends on what a buyer is willing to pay, however, if required, we are able to provide a good and reasonable estimate based on what value it has commanded at recent sales.

“Our move to Worksop Turbine has helped us to concentrate on scaling-up the business. The forward- thinking support team has provided us with a terrific platform to launch our sales. The reception area alone has been a tremendous help and we are looking forward to our future at the Worksop Turbine.”

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine provides serviced office space solutions for growing and start-up businesses. As well as this, tenants can take advantage
of on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops.

A short distance from Worksop town centre, close to the A1, M1 and Sheffield, it is a modern and thriving Innovation Centre, designed around the needs of its tenants and their customers.

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine said: “We pride ourselves on providing the flexibility, space and support to niche businesses like The Whisky Way to prosper and grow. We welcome all new businesses to join our community and look forward to providing a bright future enabling start-ups to reach their full potential and growth aspirations.” 

There are currently a range of private and shared offices available at the Centre. Contact the team on 01909 512100 or visit the Worksop Turbine website: www.worksop-turbine.co.uk for more information.

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Worksop Turbine Smashes Target

PRESS RELEASE

Worksop Turbine smashes 12 month revenue target after renovations

Thursday, June 28, 2018

 claire1Tom Hill owner of the Worksop Turbine cafe

 

 

Business is booming at an Innovation Centre in Worksop which has successfully delivered more than 130 per cent of the expected income from improvements carried out as part of a £270,000 investment 12 months ago.

An upgrade of the conference room at Worksop Turbine to provide seating for up to 70 people has successfully raised £26,000 for Nottinghamshire County Council, smashing the initial £20,000 predicted earnings.

Changes to the existing facility included creating the option to split the conference room in two, offering dynamic options for businesses wanting to stage small or large events or workshops.

The facelift funded by the County Council also included the construction of a café, which has succeeded in helping to further encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs as well as creating jobs for four people.

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre, said: “This time last year there was a special buzz as work was carried out as part of the £270,000 commitment to local business by the County Council.

“Since then, life at the centre continues to go from strength to strength with revenue generated as a direct result of the improvements which have been made.

“For the first time in two years users of the centre were treated to a café, now a year on it employs four members of staff and has sold approximately 5,000 bacon sandwiches.”

Statistics collated by the centre show the café is used by more than 85 per cent of the 39 internal businesses as well as providing a welcome pit stop for the local community. It also provides a take-out service and catering for external businesses using the conference centre.

Claire added: “We’re very proud of what we do at Worksop Turbine to support local business and provide a stepping stone to success. It’s been a fantastic first year with the new facilities.”

A new 742 sq ft office, created as part of improvements made at the Centre in Coach Crescent, Shireoaks, has celebrated 100 per cent occupancy since the reconfiguration. The initial tenant flew the nest making way for an existing business to spread their wings.

More than 240 people are employed by the 63 occupant businesses at the Turbine, including 43 new jobs created over the last 12 months.

The centre offers a range of workspace, from shared desk space within The Nest, a newly branded incubator space, virtual offices and private office space from £325 plus VAT per month. The centre also provides on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops for resident businesses.

For more information, call on 01909 512 100 or visit www.worksop-turbine.co.uk.

The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres are provide a business base to over 175 growing businesses. Each Centre provides fully serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, meeting and conference rooms. Customers benefit from flexible letting agreements, 24/7 secure access, free parking and a package of business support and coaching customised to the needs and growth aims of each business. The fully inclusive licence fee includes all utility costs plus a dedicated superfast internet connection.

Worksop Turbine

Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop. www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

 

Creative Company paves the way

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PRESS RELEASE

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creative design company paves the way to success in Worksop Turbine move

A forward-thinking creative design company has described new beginnings at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre as “the best move made at the perfect time”.

Managed by Oxford Innovation, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine is one of three locations which make up the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres group.

Together they provide a base of space and support to more than 175 innovative and growing businesses.

Tom Haslam, Creative Director of OLO Design, launched his business in 2016, from a purpose-built garage at his Mum’s house in Kiveton Park, Sheffield.

He said: “After graduating from Bournemouth University with a product design degree, I began a job for a construction and engineering company in Sheffield. I loved the graphic design element of my degree and felt I was limited in this role.”

“I made the decision to launch the business in 2015 and moved from my mum’s garage to a virtual office in Sheffield before finding Worksop Turbine.”

In the sixth months since joining the Innovation Centre, Tom has gone from strength to strength, and already doubled his annual gross turnover.

He said: “It was the best move made at the perfect time. I now have a professional space to work from – my creative den.

“The support here cannot be faulted, from the networking opportunities to the one-on-one support discussing and setting growth targets. It’s all a recipe for success and I am looking forward to growing my business with the Worksop Turbine.”

Claire Gregory, Centre Manager at Worksop Turbine said: “We pride ourselves on providing the flexibility, space and support to help businesses like OLO Design to prosper and grow. We welcome any new businesses to join our community, which provides the foundations for businesses to reach their full potential and growth aspirations.”

Offering bespoke creative design services including; logo design, branding, graphic design, web design and illustration services, OLO Design prides itself on creating solutions tailored to the individual needs of their clients. From small start-ups to much larger organisations, OLO Design has a range of solutions to suit many business needs.

Tom is part of a hotbed of pioneering businesses and entrepreneurs based at Worksop Turbine. As well as a wide selection of fully serviced offices, the centre also provides workshops, virtual business services, shared offices, hot desks, meeting and conference rooms.

Customers can also take advantage of in-house business support and coaching services, from our experienced Innovation Director.

There are currently a small number of offices in a range of sizes available at the Centre. For more information or to arrange a tour please contact the team on 01909 512100 or visit the website http://www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

Tom Haslam Creative Director of OLO Designs is looking forward to the future at the Worksop Turbine2

The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Nottinghamshire Innovation Centre’s provide a business base to over 175 growing businesses. Each Centre provides fully serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, meeting and conference rooms. Customers benefit from flexible letting agreements, 24/7 secure access, free parking and a package of business support and coaching customised to the needs and growth aims of each business. The fully inclusive licence fee includes all utility costs plus a dedicated superfast internet connection.

  • Mansfield iCentre: Opened in 2001, Mansfield iCentre has 36 self-contained offices and 5 workshop units ranging from 144 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms, fully staffed reception, and a children’s nursery. The Centre is located in Oakham Business Park a short distance from Mansfield town centre. www.mansfield-icentre.co.uk
  • Newark Beacon: Opened in 2007, Newark Beacon has 29 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 220 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms and fully staffed reception The Centre is located a short distance from Newark town centre close to the A1 and Northgate railway station. www.newark-beacon.co.uk
  • Worksop Turbine: Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop. www.worksop-turbine.co.uk

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