Networking and Training

Enterprise First

Digital Garage on Tour

Tuesday 30 November 2017
10am to midday, with the following training sessions:

10am - Tell you story online 
11am - Reach new customers online 

Venue: Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway Winchester SO23 9GH

To book a place please email the Economy & Arts team on
Book early to avoid disappointment!


New business support service for Winchester businesses

Winchester City Council is working with Enterprise First to introduce a business support service for businesses located in the Winchester District. The service will provide one to one business advice, training, networking and mentoring.

Businesses who are keen to meet with like minded business owners to share and support the local area are invited to come along to the informal networking. The events are held every month and are free to attend although businesses will need to purchase their own drinks and food, as required.

Networking events in will be held between 9am and 11am at Café Winchester (28-29 St Thomas St, Winchester SO23 9HJ)  on the third Thursday of every month.

You can book for the networking here:

The first free training courses are listed below:

Book Keeping
Date: Friday 29 September 2017

Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: No.5 Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0HN
Description: With a friendly and hands-on approach, this workshop aims to help you to have a clearer understanding on how to manage your accounts.

Do You Need More Hours in the Day? (Time Management)
Date: Friday 27 October 2017

Location: Winchester

How to Make Your Website Work For You (Inc. SEO)
Date: Friday 17 November 2017

Location: Bishops Waltham

New Year Business Planning
Date: Friday 15 December 2017
Location: Winchester

Managing Your Cash Flow
Date: Friday 26 January 2018

Location: Winchester

A Little Bit of Marketing Goes A Long Way
Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Location: Alresford

Work ON Your Business Not IN It
Date: Friday 30 March 2018

Location: Winchester

Book Keeping
Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Location: Winchester

Selling Skills - Taking the Fear Out of Selling
Date: Friday 25 May 2018

Location: Denmead

How to Make Social Media Work for your Business
Date: Friday 29 June 2018

Location: Winchester

All events are free and spaces can be reserved by ringing 01252 319 272 or by e-mail:

Enterprise First, are putting together a training schedule and are interested in hearing from businesses about their training needs, contact Andy Pringle, Business Development Manager at Enterprise First, at to give your suggestions.

One to one business support
Appointments for one to one business advice can be made by contacting Enterprise First on 01252 319 272 or emailing


The Sustainable Business Network

The SBN meets quarterly to bring together engaged and like-minded businesses in an informal setting to consider sustainability issues. To view upcoming dates and topics visit


Sparsholt Business Training

Sparsholt College provides training to business, industry and employers, offering professional accreditation courses as well as one-day workshops and training courses.

SMEs who don't have enough staff to warrant a specialist course can benefit from workshops and courses with individuals from different sectors and industries, where they can share ideas and best practice with colleagues and bring that back to the workplace. For larger groups, courses can also be run in the workplace.

Professional qualifications are delivered in small groups by experienced trainers, working to industry body accreditation standards, which are externally verified for quality assurance. A wide range of courses cover a variety of industries.

To find out more and view the current training calendar go to


Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs

Social enterprise means generating your own income through selling your services and or expertise. The income derived is reinvested in your charitable or social purposes. Action Hampshire gives information and support to social enterprises and also run the Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Action Hampshire understand that the business development needs of social entrepreneurs are very similar to those of private entrepreneurs but there are also key differences such as legal structures available. For further information, please contact Action Hampshire.


South Hampshire PA Network

SHPAN is a network of Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants and Office Managers from all sectors who work in the southern half of Hampshire. Informal events are held 4-5 times a year, and members stay connected through social media. Find out more in the attachment available to download at the bottom of this page.


Business Fire Safety

Does your business comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005? Are you aware of your responsibilities as a business owner? Read the attached document below or to find out more visit Hantsfire's webpage or contact


Other Business Training Courses and Networking opportunities

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce have local events and training on their website
Get your Business online for £1 for information about growing your own business
Enterprise first run training, workshops and advice sessions in the Hampshire area
International Trade Forum (see flyer below)

You might also be interested in business training courses at the local colleges in the area: