Tenant Tuesday: ARK Care and Support

Tenant Tuesday

ARK Care and Support are this weeks Tenant Tuesday. ARK Care and Support are part of ARK Housing Association who support people to live good lives, at home and in their community. Although ARK Housing association is based in Edinburgh their Care and Support division is based within Falkirk Business Hub.

ARK provides care and support to adults who require assistance to live as valued and contributing members of their community. This care ranges from just a few hours per week to 24 hour around the clock care.

What do they specialise in?

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The organisation specialises in a range of services for adults over the age of 16 who have complex and significant care requirements. These are mainly, but not exclusively, people with learning difficulties who have autism, early onset dementia or other physical or medical conditions.

ARK understand the vitality of good housing so are there to develop individual centred solutions which are specifically designed to better meet each individuals housing needs.

What other support can they provide?

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If possible, ARK Care and Support aim to ensure that service users can have their medical needs met in their own home. They will work jointly with community medical staff to help minimise reliance on hospital admission. Those suffering from long-term illnesses, such as cancer, are also able to receive care and support from the organisation. In addition, ARK can offer support for their partners and/or family through a clearly difficult period.

Additionally, ARK Care and Support can offer help to those who require focussed support to maintain their tenancy or carry out a particular activity, for example going to college or work.

Self-directed support

ARK Care and Support emphasise the importance of leading an independent life for as long as possible. Self-directed support encourages individuals to have control over how your money is spent as well as the person thinking about what support they need to lead their life in the right direction.

Self-directed support uses a budget which is agreed by the Social Work department and once this is agreed individuals in need have the ability to use that money to access what support they require. This could be at home, work, whilst studying or to accompany service users on short breaks.

If you or someone you know would like to receive this service you should first contact the Social Work department; however, for more information you can contact ARK.

Short breaks

ark 3In addition to traditional types of support, ARK also supports its service users to chose a short break that is meaningful to them and provides a life-enhancing experience.

Why do they do this?

They do this as they acknowledge the right that everyone has as a citizen to enjoy a break away. They ensure that both the planning and experience provide positive outcomes for both the service user and their carers/families.

Get in touch

You can find full details of all the services that ARK Care and Support offer on their website. Their full contact details can be found here and you can also like ARK Housing Association on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Tenant Tuesday: Reaction Counselling

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Within The Hub there are many local businesses including Cognitive Behavioural Therapists Reaction Counselling.

The team is made up of Fiona and Margaret who both have Diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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What do they do?

The ladies provide confidential therapy sessions for those seeking counselling. Making this decision can allow you to embark on a journey of change to make the most of you!

In addition they offer psychotherapy sessions.

What does a session involve?

CBT is a collaborative therapy between you and your therapist which involves focusing on the present; however, Reaction Counselling will still explore something in the past if it is directly effecting you.

Clients are often very nervous for their first session but Fiona and Margaret will ensure you are relaxed and aim to help all clients through their difficulties so they can make the most of their lives. In this initial consultation, it is encouraged for clients to make goals based on what they expect to get from the therapy sessions. This will then pinpoint focus areas to be covered throughout the sessions.

CBT involves looking at the relationship between your thoughts, your emotions and your behaviours – changing just one of these can have have a knock on effect on the others.

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Are you a tenant in The Hub? If so, the team at Reaction Counselling are offering a free 30 minute consultation for you to find out more about their services.

What can they help you with?

There is a range of mental health problems which Reaction can help you with including:

- Abuse

- Anger Management

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Insomnia

- OCD

- Stress

- Phobias

Reaction are also introducing a new group class called ‘Introduction to Mindfullness’ in September, if this is something you would like to find out more about you can contact them via the details below.

Get in touch

If you think you or someone you know would be interested in Reaction Counselling then you can give Fiona a call on 07756 596421 or Margaret on 07518 038065. Alternatively, you can drop them an email on fmcbtherapy@gmail.com or mlcbtherapy@gmail.com. You can follow them on Twitter and also visit their website.

Tenant Tuesday: Source Telecom

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This weeks Tenant Tuesday features Source Telecom who are an independent broker of telecommunications solutions for both small and large businesses. They take a fresh approach to their clients’ telecoms needs, provide solutions to help them become more efficient, and offer independent and impartial advice.

Who are they?

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They’re a small but perfectly formed team of eight experts in the industry, led by Susan Arkley. With over 60 years collective experience in the industry, Source Telecom are able to find solutions that genuinely fit with the needs of your business.

Their clients come from a variety of industry sectors but they have a particular appreciation of the telecoms issues faced by the construction, professional services, transport, engineering, and manufacturing industries, as well as the third sector.

What do they do?

Source Telecom provide a single point of contact for their customers’ voice, data and networking needs across the United Kingdom. 

Their solutions include:

Business landlines

Source offer great call tariffs and savings of at least 10% on line rental. Not only that, they promise to be faster and better than the UK’s largest provider when it comes to order process, delivery of service, and customer service.

Business mobiles

Source Telecom can help make sure you are on the right network & tariff while using the correct handset to meet your business needs. They can also help with effectively integrating mobile technology into your business services

Business broadband and fibre

source broadbandThe Dream Team at Source can wax lyrical about EFTC, ADSL, and FTTC but at the end of the day, what they can provide in terms of how they connect your business boils down to what’s available in your area, and how much you have to invest.

Regardless of your business size, Source can find out what broadband services are available at your premises, then spend time getting to know what your business connectivity needs are.

Mobile Device Management

source mdmIf you have a fleet of devices in use within your business then MDM is a gem of a solution and one that gets the Source team excited! This will allow you to take centralised control of your fleet of devices.

Why not see for yourself? You can call Source and quote FBH-MDM and arrange a free demo.

Vehicle Tracking

source trackingSource can offer you complete visibility of your staff and fleet vehicles from only £10 per month.

Customer benefits include better workforce time management, reduced fuel costs, less wear and tear on your fleet vehicles, and their tracking solutions ensure you comply with your legal obligations if you employ lone/remote workers.

Why choose them?

There are lots of reasons to choose Source Telecom but here are our top just a few:-

(1)    They’re based right here in Falkirk Business Hub and all calls come directly into their office.

No more far-flung call centres and time wasted while you wait in line in your network providers phone queue. 

(2)    A dedicated account handler from their experienced customer services team will be assigned to look after your account.

A fully managed service, and they’ll get to know your business so that they can provide advice on other cost-saving solutions.

(3)    They choose their technology partners carefully to ensure they’re a good fit for their customers’ needs.

They have dedicated teams in those companies working on their behalf – this makes them even more effective when they’re working for you.

(4)    They’ll regularly review your bills and have a first-class track record of obtaining credits for billing errors.

They can save your business money month, after month, after month

(5)    Their monthly billing checks often show where your business could be saving more money, whether there has been any overspends, or if your employees (heaven forbid) should abuse the telephony service.

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more, or if you like what you’ve read and want to make the switch to Source, call them on 01324 469146 or visit their website. You can also connect with the team on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Breast Cancer Now Fundraising

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We are delighted to update that fundraising for Breast Cancer Now continues here at The Hub and with the Stevenson room in regular use, we have been building a steady donation bank for the charity.  The wall of support pictures companies who have used the meeting room up to the end of May.  For each Stevenson room booking we are donating 20% of the hire cost to Breast Cancer Now – to date this has raised £462 for the charity.

The recently launched Perfectly Frank products have proven extremely popular with a third of the candles and diffusers selling in under 2 weeks! All money raised from the sale of these products is being donated to the charity.

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When added to prize draw funds and collection tins, FBH have raised just over £2000 to date for the charity.

Thank you to all supporters.

The Stevenson room is available for meetings for up to 4 people from £10 per hour (+VAT) with at least 20% of all hire costs from the Stevenson room donated to Breast Cancer Now throughout 2017.  All supporters will be listed on the meeting room’s glass wall each month.

If you would like to book the Stevenson room online please visit our meetings page.

You can buy Perfectly Frank candles and diffusers from reception at Falkirk Business Hub for £20 each.

FBH’s owner launches vision for Falkirk Town Centre

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Today Falkirk Business Hub’s owner Alistair Campbell unveiled his vision for a £150m regeneration masterplan for Falkirk Town Centre.

Alistair Campbell OBE, the founder and managing director of property development company Bellair (Scotland) Limited, which owns and operates The Hub, is proposing a redevelopment of the heart of the town centre focused around the Falkirk Grahamston railway station and surrounding area covering some 6.7 acres.  The visionary plans are designed to revitalise the centre of the town that has given so much to him and could stimulate a potential £50 million regeneration of the surrounding area.

The Grahamston masterplan presents proposals for a mixed-use development with two main regeneration anchors: a new Civic Centre to house Falkirk Council and its key services and a 500 seat Arts Venue within the immediate town centre.  New residential (offering a range of tenure options), commercial, leisure and retail space as well as improved parking with a new multi-storey car park, public plaza area with landscaping and link bridge, improving connectivity, are specifically designed to revitalise the town centre attracting inward investment. The plans also include improved transport connectivity with a new link created to the A9.

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Around two thirds of the proposed Grahamston development would be allocated to housing with approximately 15 per cent for offices, 15 per cent for leisure activities such as the arts venue and hotels, and a further 5 per cent for retail.  These figures are based on initial plans.  The masterplan could generate over £50m of direct investment for the town centre and an estimated overall boost of nearer £150m for the economy as a whole.

The creation of 300 new homes could attract around 1,000 residents to the area generating further economic spend.  The regeneration project would also support 500 jobs as a result of delivering the new commercial space and could create around 100 construction jobs during each year of construction.

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Commenting on the vision, Alistair said:

“I was born in Falkirk, have worked here all of my life and believe passionately in the long-term viability and future sustainability of the town and surrounding areas. I truly believe that this is a comprehensive masterplan, a deliverable visionary development with flexible components in the form of residential, leisure, commercial and transport improvements.

“So many times in Scotland and indeed across the UK, we’ve seen the hearts literally ripped out of communities by developments that draw people away from the town centre.

“Our vision would do the exact opposite – the proposed plans represent the first major investment in Falkirk since we developed the Falkirk Business Hub.  We know there is demand for business space as we have literally had to turn away potential tenants for the Hub as it’s fully let. This development will help to draw people back into Falkirk’s historic town centre, creating extra footfall for the businesses that are already an integral part of our community and attracting other companies to be part of the next chapter in our story.

“The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel are truly inspiring and iconic but we can’t ignore what’s happening in the centre itself. Economic development is vital to sustainability and our vision could help Falkirk to effectively self-heal creating a lasting legacy for the town.”

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Bellair has contributed significantly to the economic stimulation of Falkirk Town Centre with the opening of Falkirk Business Hub, which is now home to over 30 businesses.  Not only has this created an attractive and highly functional business centre but it has retained one of Falkirk’s finest and most iconic buildings for the benefit of present and future generations.  Bellair also operates a business hub in Grangemouth and has a number of other developments in the area.  Testament to his investment and expertise in regeneration, Alistair Campbell was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to the economy and town centre regeneration.

Alistair added:

“We don’t need to look far to see how other towns and cities have been able to regenerate the hearts of their communities. If we follow the examples set by our neighbours in Dundee and Perth then we too can bring the same economic benefits back into the centre of our community.

“The Grahamston vision could give a renewed focus to Falkirk Grahamston railway station, turning it into a thriving transport hub. It already benefits from links to Edinburgh – which is just 25 minutes direct – and beyond with Virgin Trains East Coast stopping at Grahamston en-route to London.

“It will also deliver much-needed housing for the centre of Falkirk, creating housing stock with the additional benefit of improved council facilities, shopping, business space and a state-of-the-art Arts venue benefiting the local and wider communities from a cultural perspective with facilities that could attract international performers.”

“We believe the plans for the land, which Falkirk Council currently owns the majority of, are achievable. I’ve invested significantly to develop this vision, assess its feasibility and present a viable investment and development opportunity for both the public and private sector.”

Industry experts believe that the project would not only strengthen Falkirk but could also have  a positive impact on surrounding areas including Grangemouth and Larbert. It would allow a more collective vision for the entire district, bringing businesses and communities closer together.

In conclusion, Alistair said:

“We have to stop thinking of Falkirk as a town. The area is fragmented with local communities competing for investment. We need to think collectively and share a united vision for the region. If the population of Falkirk district was considered as one, it would have a population to rival Dundee, one of the biggest economies in Scotland. Falkirk, longer term, should be seen on a city level and the Grahamston project could fundamentally help enable this.”

The Grahamston masterplan is now on display in reception here at The Hub and interested parties are welcome to view the plans.  There has been significant media coverage today and positive support for the vision.  An open evening will be held late summer and dates will be announced in the near future. Alistair and Colin would welcome your feedback – both supportive or constructive – on the plans and invite you to email grahamston@bellair.co.uk or call 01324 614000 for information or to arrange a meeting to discuss the plans in more detail or visit Bellair’s website.

Tenant Tuesday: Antonine Investment Managers

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Did you know there is a Hub in Grangemouth too?

Today’s Tenant Tuesday is about Antonine Investment Managers who provide independent financial advice to both private individual and corporate clients. They are situated not in Falkirk Business Hub but at our sister site, The Hub in Grangemouth.

What do they do?

Antonine Investment Managers purpose is to create, preserve and enhance their clients wealth. They will listen to each of their clients so they fully understand what their situation is and what they want to achieve. They use their experience to proactively identify any potential issues in addition to opportunities that may help clients plan for their future.

They can offer advice on everything from managing wealth to finding the best ways to pass on the wealth which their clients have created.

Chartered Financial Planners

Antonine Investment Managers have been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Chartered Financial Planners’ and are one of only 42 firms in Scotland to have been awarded this status (as of October 2013).

Chartered status (granted by the Privy Council) is the industry’s gold standard for financial planners, and firms are only given this title having undertaken a rigorous assessment process by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). It also involves a commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to an industry standard Code of Ethics.

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Services

Individual clients

Antonine Investment Managers clients range from professionals with young families, to those in retirement with capital which they are looking to invest. They provide a tailored personal financial planning service, which is produced ensuring that it will meet the clients current and long-term objectives.

Corporate clients

Are you a medium sized business or an entrepreneur? As part of their corporate financial planning service, Antonine Investment Services can provide guidance and independent advice on corporate issues. This service provides a holistic service to small and medium sized business owners, giving consideration to pensions and employee benefit requirements.

Retirement planning

Antonine Investment Managers regularly hear from their clients that tell them retirement is a time they dream of when they no longer have to work and they’ve accrued sufficient assets to enjoy a worry-free retirement.

In their experience, few people have a structured and joined-up plan in place when it comes to achieving their goals for a successful retirement. If you are concerned about a possible retirement income shortfall, Antonine Investment Managers can help you to realise your wishes by creating a robust plan specifically tailored to you.

In the past 10 years, there have been a number of significant changes to pension legislation (for example Pension Freedoms in 2015) for which has created additional confusion to what is already a complex area. As all of our advisers hold the Pension Specialists designation, they have extensive knowledge and experience to ensure their clients take advantage of such changes where possible and are also kept informed on how these may affect them.

Knowledge Centre

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Antonine Investment Managers provide a really useful selection of factsheets, designed to help clients make more for their money. There are factsheets on things such as Help To Buy ISA’s, Venture Capital Trusts and Inheritance Tax. To find out more information about these financial issues and more you can go to their knowledge centre here.

They also publish the Insight magazine every 2 months which discusses various financial hot topics. The most recent May/June issue is available for download which features the benefits of a Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA) as well as the effect that the Spring Budget, which was announced in March.

Getting in touch

If you would like any further information then you can contact Antonine Investment Managers through their website. Their full contact details including telephone number and email address can also be found on their website.

Charity Candles & Diffusers

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As many of you will already know, Falkirk Business Hub is delighted to be supporting Breast Cancer Now this year. They are Scotland’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer, with an aim that by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Now was selected in support of local young woman Mandie Stevenson who has terminal breast cancer.

Continuing our year long support, we have been working with local candle manufacturer Candle Shack and have developed luxury scented candles and reed diffusers for sale, with all monies raised being donated to Breast Cancer Now. 

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The candles have been developed with Mandie in mind – she is an inspirational woman, determined to raise the profile of the importance of checking your breasts and raising funds for invaluable cancer research.  Mandie is also very keen to make sure that everyone goes out and makes the most of every minute!  She has been writing a column in the Falkirk Herald to share her views, which, inspired by her Pug Frank is entitled Perfectly Frank! You can read more on the Falkirk Herald website here:

The Perfectly Frank products have been generously hand-crafted and donated by Larbert based company Candle Shack, so every penny of the sale price will be donated to charity.peony candle and diffuser

There are 4 Perfectly Frank products in the range with 2 inspiring phrases and 2 different scents:

dream candle“always remember to dream” - scented with beautiful summery peony: an extremely smooth floral fragrance

moment candle“live for the moment” - scented with fruity black pomegranate:  an uplifting fresh fragrance with woody undertones

 

Each scent comes in a luxury candle or reed diffuser style.

 

The candles are 220gm each with a 40-50 hour burn time.

Each 100ml  diffuser offers an excellent alternative for home fragrancing where candles are not practical.  Lasting for up to 6 weeks, the diffusers can be used to fragrance hallways, bathrooms and children’s rooms without the worry of a naked flame.  With the Candle Shack reed diffusers there is no need to ‘flip’ the reeds as they have been developed so that the diffuser oil will evaporate completely.dream diffuser

 

Each product is £20 – with the full amount being donated to charity.  The candles and diffusers are on sale at Falkirk Business Hub reception.  Payment is by cash only please – we have a limited supply of these products, so pop in and see our Hosts from 8am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday to pick up your products and make your contribution to Breast Cancer Now.

Breast Cancer Now fund cutting-edge research into the disease in Scotland, collaborating with the brightest researchers and foremost organisations from around the world. In Scotland the charity support 21 scientists, working on research projects in locations such as Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.  You can find out more about Breast Cancer Now on their website.

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Thank you for your support.

Why networking is good for business and top tips for getting it right

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One of the most valuable ways to promote your business is by word-of-mouth – and who better to sell your business than you?

Key to this is business networking – but talking to a room full of strangers can be daunting even for a seasoned socialite – here we run through the key reasons why networking can be useful for your business and our top tips for making it less scary and more successful!

Why is networking important?

Not only is it a really valuable way to expand your contacts, it also helps you to expand your knowledge, learn from others – both their successes and struggles – and of course is one of the best ways to speak to people and tell them about your business – and hopefully gain new clients!

What are the benefits of networking?

  1. Increased business

networking graphPerhaps the most obvious benefit and the reason most business owners decide to participate in networking activities or join networking groups is for increased business. When you meet someone through networking the referral that follows is usually high quality – you’ve already met the person so following up is easier and you’re more likely to deal with people who are genuinely interested in your business.

  1.  2. Opportune business

In a room full of networkers there will always be opportunities!  And some may come from routes that are not always obvious. You may meet someone who can refer you to someone else – or who presents you with a partnership opportunity.  Remember to be open-minded – you never know when a connection may prove useful – but be careful to pursue the right opportunities and not just jump on to everything that comes to you.  You must also be prepared to follow up opportunities in a timely manner – don’t let a new connection drift away because you weren’t ready to follow up on an initial chat.

  1. Build connections

“It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”.

In a local market, good connections can prove very useful.  If you want to be successful in business you need to build and grow a strong reputation – with a reliable network and relevant source of connections that you can depend upon when you need them. Networking provides5074-051-mcateer you with a great platform for making new connections and can often open a door to a an influential person that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily find or get in contact with.  And remember – it’s not just the people that you speak to directly who are important – they too will have networks which may prove useful to your business! And it’s not just a one-way street – if someone in your own network matches a business you encounter at an event, don’t hesitate to share their details as it will only strengthen your relationship.

  1. Learn from others

Having like-minded business owners to talk to gives you the opportunity to get advice from them on all sorts of things related to your business or even your personal life (afterall running your own business is personally stressful!).  Networking is a great way to share ideas and tap into advice and expertise that you may otherwise not be able to get hold of.  Learning from others is just as much about celebrating their success and is it about learning from their mistakes.

  1. Raise your profile

Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. There’s no point in going to a one off event and never following it up.  Building a network takes time and effort – so make sure you regularly attend business and social events that will help to get your face known in your market.  You can then help to build your reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable and supportive person by offering useful information or tips to people who need it.  You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.

  1. Positive influence

The people that you spend time with and talk to influence who you are and what you do, so it is important to surround yourself with positive, results driven people that help you to grow and thrive as a business owner.  Networking is great for this, as business owners that are using networking are usually people that are really going for it, positive and uplifting.

  1. Increased confidence

By regularly networking, and pushing yourself to talk to people you don’t know, you will get better at it and increase your confidence.  This is really important as a business owner, because growing your business and making connections is dependent upon being confident in yourself and having the ability to talk to people about it.  As much as walking in to a room full of strangers is daunting, networking is great for people that aren’t confident, as it takes you out of your comfort zone and helps you to learn how to make conversations, identify good connections and make lasting relationships with people.

  1. Give something back!

Being able to help other people is very satisfying and benefits not just you personally but also the market in which you operate – positive people create positive environments which breed successful businesses.  Networking is a fantastic way to meet like-minded business people and offer your advice and support.  You will always meet someone who has a similar problem or issue to you and being able to help them see a solution and move their business forward is rewarding!

Top tips for successful networking:

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Be prepared:  Make sure you have a pocket full of business cards that are easy to find and give out – but don’t be a card thruster!  Swapping contact details with people who you want to stay connected with is useful – shoving your business card into someone’s hand as soon as they say hello is annoying!  Be prepared before your event and research who might be there that you want to speak to, so that you can search them out or get someone else to introduce you.

Ask the right questions: Find out if the person you are talking with is someone that you can work with or who knows the people that you want to know!  It’s also useful to be prepared before the event and find out a little about the connections that you might make, so that you can have informed conversations – building a good network is about knowing what topics to talk about, as well as knowing who to speak with.  Small talk can be informative; make sure you’ve brought yourself up to date with relevant news and market goings on, so that you’re not guessing the conversation on the day!

Be friendly: You may be worried about speaking to strangers – but how do you know that the person next to you isn’t feeling exactly the same?  Make eye contact, smile and initiate or welcome people to a conversation.  You are there to meet new people and find out about how you could help each other in business, so don’t just chat to the people you already know.  If you establish that the person you are speaking with isn’t right for you, then be polite, thank them for their time and say that you are moving on to speak to others.

Be honest: Small talk is okay but don’t give an opinion if you don’t know what you are talking about – you are networking to gain good advice from others and build trustworthy connections, so only share your experiences where it is relevant and true – you’re there to network and build business contacts not to gossip and talk about others!

Be selective:  There are lots of networking events out there!  The opportunities that you get involved in should align with your business goals and vision.  Be selective about the events you attend and don’t just follow up every opportunity presented to you, otherwise you might find that you are spinning too many plates – attending events and chasing after opportunities and getting nowhere with your actual business!

If you’d like to practice your networking skills in a friendly environment, why not pop along to the next Huddle at The Hub on Thursday 28th September from 5pm-7pm in our HubLounge.  It’s free to attend and drinks and canapes will be served!

 

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Tenant Tuesday: Julie McGuire Skin Centre

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This week’s Tenant Tuesday feature is on one of Falkirk Business Hub’s very first tenants: Julie McGuire Skin Centre.

Julie is a qualified beauty therapist with 18 years experience in a range of beauty therapy and skin treatments.  She moved in when The Hub first opened in 2013 and has recently relocated to a new studio on the 3rd floor. Julie has a loyal client base who visit regularly for treatments including aromatherapy massage, reflexology, facials, microdermabrasion, eye treatments, waxing and nail care.

dermalogica productsJulie uses the world renowed Dermalogica products for skincare treatments and is qualified to deliver a range of Dermalogica Advanced Facials providing skin care that matches your specific needs from premature ageing, fine lines and dulling to hyper-pigmentation, inflammation or skin sensitivity.

Julie is also qualified to deliver microdermabrasion – an advanced skin treatment that effectively exfoliates the outer layers of the skin treating a cast array of skin concerns.

Many of Julie’s clients visit on a regular basis for relaxing body massage designed to help you relax and unwind.  Julie uses a combination of aromatherapy, Swedish and lymphatic movements to improve circulation, ease muscular tension and help toxin elimination – why not treat yourself by booking in to unwind your body and mind?

shellacShe also offers luxurious hand and feet treatments with CND Shellac and OPI manicures and pedicures – the perfect treat for a pre holiday pamper!  nails

And if you’re preparing for a break in the sun why not also get that all important wax or save yourself mascara drama by getting your eyelashes tinted or go all out and get them extended with the new LA LA Express Lashes?

lashesLA LA Express Lashes are the perfect way to enhance your eyes for your holiday. Light weight, natural looking volume and comfortable to wear, the treatment takes up to 30min and lashes last approximately 2 weeks. And there’s no need to infill – Julie can simply remove and replace with a new set.

Julie loves being a tenant at The Hub as the building is open long hours which suits the flexibility she offers to her clients. All treatments are offered on an appointment only basis – booked over the phone by contacting Julie on 07713 114191 – early morning and late night appointments are available as the studio is open for 8am until 8pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am until 5.30pm on a Saturday.

Last minute availability and special offers are advertised on the Facebook page @juliemcguireskincentre.

If you would like to find out more about the treatments Julie offers, visit her Facebook page or  why not pop along and meet Julie this Thursday at the Huddle at The Hub from 5pm-7pm in the HubLounge, when Julie will be offering complimentary hand massages, giving out luxury goodie bags and special discount vouchers for any of your summer treatments!

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