Festive Opening Hours 2018

  • Saturday 22 Dec: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday 23 Dec: Closed
  • Monday 24 Dec: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day : Closed
  • Thursday 27 Dec: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Friday 28 Dec: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday 29 Dec – 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday 30 Dec – Closed
  • Monday 31 Dec – 8 am – 6 pm
  • New Year’s Day: Closed
  • Wednesday 2 Jan: Closed
  • Thursday 3 January: Normal hours resume

Finnegans First Week in the Falkirk Business Hub

As many of you may know Finnegans opened this week in the Hub and the buzz has been felt throughout the whole building and throughout Falkirk.

Chef and Finnegans owner, Giles Nicholl has a simple approach to creating a great place to eat.

“Eating out shouldn’t have chains attached”

You may recognise Giles as a familiar face in Falkirk town centre where he’s well known to local diners and businesses. He re-opened the big red doors that previously was Findlays on Monday September 3rd with a new identity; Finnegans. Giles is bringing his Irish roots and experience in establishments such as Findlays, The Champany Inn and Unicorn Inn to satisfy the taste buds of the people of Falkirk. This independent eatery will only serve quality produce that is locally sourced from suppliers such as Oliphant Bakers, Falleninch Farm, Browns Butchers and The Cake Lady Falkirk.

Finnegans offers quality, affordable breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis, lunches and great tasting coffee supplied by Puro. Giles aim is to offer the best of Irish and Scottish cuisines as well as some international influences.

“Our food is prepared fresh to order bringing to life great ingredients in a quality, home cooking style” say Giles whose Irish roots have taught him to create food that is unpretentious to they eye and memorable to taste.

Finnegans is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4.30pm. Closed Sundays. Finnegans will also cater to private parties.

Whether you choose to enjoy the comfortable ambience of Finnegans or food to go, the team will make you feel very welcome.

 

Facebook Feedback:

“I am lucky enough to work at the Hub and have been excitedly waiting on this place opening. Went for coffee and a cake this morning and a takeaway lunch thereafter and everything was fantastic. Lovely coffee, amazing empire biscuit and a filled roll that well and truly packed with filling. The place looks great and Giles and all his team are such a happy, friendly bunch. Lovely to see the place absolutely buzzing on its opening day. I’m sure every day will be much the same going forward.”

 

“Just had a wonderful breakfast at Finnegans today. Delighted that Falkirk has once again got a top-notch place for diners to enjoy. Huge thanks to Chef Giles and staff for a warm welcome. We will certainly be back here.”

 

“Absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t recommend these guys enough. The service is second to none and the food is excellent. Will definitely be back”

Follow Finnegans on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/FinnegansFalkirk/

Mandie Stevenson with our Little Mix Competition Winners

LITTLE MIX – BIG CAUSE

On the 27th of July, we hosted the two lucky ladies who won our once in a lifetime fundraiser for Breast Cancer Now.

Megan Erskine (18) and Emily Davidson (18). Both winners were delighted to have been selected as the winners of our exclusive prize, as well as supporting the great cause of Breast Cancer Now.

Donations were invited through a dedicated Justgiving page giving donators the opportunity to win a VIP prize package which included tickets to see Little Mix at The Falkirk Stadium. The package also included a fabulous makeover from our very own Stacey Leigh Spalding and limousine chauffeur to the concert, courtesy of Ultimate Private Hire.

There was a buzz in the air when the girls arrived with a friend each, there were lots of giggling and anticipation for the night ahead. Stacey and the team worked their magic on the girls and made them all look stunning (I am sure you will all agree).

The concert was a roaring success with Little Mix putting on a great show, showcasing all their greatest hits as well as some new ones. We hope the girls had a fantastic night and we loved seeing them enjoying themselves. The pop superstars performed all of their biggest hits including “Touch”, “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Black Magic” as a part of their Summer Hits Tour 2018

Janice Archer from Stacey Leigh Spalding make-up said, “The girls had an amazing day from start to finish, and were delighted to look and feel glamorous for the Little Mix event. The charity was close to the winners hearts, and it was very special for everyone within SLS (Stacey Leigh Spalding) studio to be a part of the collaboration with the Falkirk Business Hub.

 

Breast Cancer Now Scotland is the leading breast cancer charity in Scotland. The charity is dedicated to stopping women dying from breast cancer and believes that, if we all act now by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

To help the achieve this goal, Breast Cancer Now Scotland fund cutting-edge research into the disease in Scotland. They collaborate with the brightest researchers and leading organisations from around the world.

 

Mandie Stevenson’s story is also another important reason for us to support this charity.

Mandie, who is from Falkirk, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2015 and was told she had five years to live. She finished chemotherapy two years ago and is continuing to make positive progress in her recovery.

 

Falkirk Business Hub believe in giving back to those in need and are always happy to welcome charities. We continue to support Breast Cancer Now Scotland. Mandie Stevenson is a true inspiration and we are proud to support such an invaluable cause.

 

For more information about Breast Cancer Now, you can visit the Charity’s website here

To find out more about Stacey Leigh Spalding and her services, visit the company’s Facebook page here

To find out more about Little Mix and follow them on their tour please visit their website here

 

 

Get Social…

The Hub hosted another informative social media seminar with Peter Graham from Bridge Interactive, a design and digital marketing consultant who collaborates with Jigsaw PR & Marketing.

 

The seminar provided a comprehensive follow up to a recent workshop held by Peter, which covered the fundamentals of the main social media channels for business and discussed trends in digital marketing.

 

Peter delved into the practicalities of social media marketing for small to medium businesses.  There were some interesting learnings.

Social media is fast overtaking traditional media channels giving businesses and individuals the opportunity to directly communicate with their customers and other stakeholders.  Stats show that 93% of buying decisions are influenced by social media, this highlights how important it is for small businesses to engage socially and plan a strategic approach to social media. Consider the tone of voice you’ll use across all channels because your social media profile is an important reflection of your business, and its leadership.  Engaging with people through social media requires two-way communication. You aren’t dictating, you’re engaging directly with customers so ultimately managing good and bad conversations.

 

Another interesting statistic highlighted in the seminar is that 13-year olds can now join LinkedIn! As a professional social channel, having younger demographics shows how integrated it is in career building from a young age.

 

Facebook for business has the capacity to set up out of office responses, as well as automated replies. Customers look for speed of response and convenience so now more likely to message a business than to pick up the phone.  An interesting development is that Facebook adverts can be tailored to show when the target audience is online. This maximises your Return on Investment (ROI).

 

Instagram is fast overtaking Facebook in terms of popularity. Owned by Facebook, Peter highlighted that adverts created for Facebook can be seamlessly placed on the Instagram channel so a cost effective way of maximising presence on both channels.

 

Positive and managed engagement is essential for start-up companies.  One of the best ways to improve positive engagement is through useful and engaging content, and copy that’s educational, rather than promotional. Identifying your buyer’s problems and creating solutions with your content is a valuable tip!

 

The world of social media and digital marketing is fast paced, these channels can be an invaluable asset for any business yet incredibly daunting to the uninitiated. For future advice on Social Media please visit- https://www.socialmediatoday.com or  https://www.hubspot.com 

 

Alternatively, please contact Jigsaw PR & Marketing with any particular questions or social media training enquiries. E:talk@jigsawpr.com

Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Little Mix Concert at Falkirk Stadium with Falkirk Business Hub

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This is going to be music to your ears!

 

The Hub has managed to source tickets to Little Mix’s sell-out Summer Hits Tour at Falkirk Stadium on Friday 27th July!

 

We’re sure that there are plenty of fans out there who would be desperate to get their hands on tickets for what is set to be the concert of the summer with the girls performing all of their biggest hits including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’ as part of the Summer Hits Tour 2018.

 

These really are the hottest tickets in town with a difference. We’ve wrapped up a superb prize package to see these global pop superstars with the funds going to a great cause, our nominated charity Breast Cancer Now.

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We’ve set up an online raffle via (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/falkirkbusinesshub) giving you the chance to enter as many times as you wish to win one of two pairs of VIP hospitality tickets to the concert along-with Champagne, a chauffeur driven limousine and Lunch provided by  Findlays Cafe. The winners will also look and feel fantastic for the concert with stage ready beautiful make-overs courtesy of the award-winning Stacey Leigh Spalding team Tyler Lawless, Sno Akram and Stacey Leigh Spalding. Our very own charity champion Mandie Stevenson will also be accompanying the winners on the day.

 

As Scotland’s leading charity dedicated to fighting breast cancer, the Hub fully supports Breast Cancer Now’s work to achieve the goal that by 2050, no woman will die from Breast Cancer.

 

The charity first came on the Hub’s radar as a result of a local young woman called Mandie Stevenson who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in September 2015 aged just 25 years old.

 

The Hub is an active supporter of Mandie and the Breast Cancer Cause. We launched our first fundraising campaign with the fragrant Perfectly Frank candles and diffusers collection, which is now sold out. These were a fantastic success raising over £5,000. There is also our dedicated Stevenson meeting room located in the Hub’s co-working lounge. A donation from every booking made for this room is given to Breast Cancer Now with all supporters credited on our fundraising window.

 

Mandie Stevenson’s fundraising journey has been an incredible feat, she has tirelessly championed Breast Cancer Now’s work as an ambassador for them and Marks & Spencer. We would like to thank Mandie for her continued dedication to the charity as well as her work with the Hub.

 

Buying your tickets is straightforward, just visit our JustGiving page and purchase your tickets for just £10 each. Full terms and conditions are also detailed can also be found on the JustGiving page.

The raffle will close on Thursday 28th of June and winners will be announced on Friday 29th June.

 

The Hub would like to thank all of our partners involved for donating their time to this fantastic charity wish everyone taking part the very best of luck! We hope this will continue to be another successful fundraising campaign supporting the wonderful work of Breast Cancer Now. To find out more about the work of Breast Cancer Now, you can visit their website here.

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First time to Scotland – P90 X Live

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Life Fit Wellness are holding taster classes for the brand new P90X Live – a small group, cross training session.P90X-LIVE-Workshop

Be the first in Scotland to try it!

Held on the 8th and 15th of July, 6.30pm at ONLY £5 pp.

Call 01324 614044 to book or speak with the Life Fit team.

Please note, spaces are limited.

 

Golf Clinic with Kingsfield and Life Fit

Kingsfield GolfFREE GOLF FIT EVENTTUESDAY FEBRUARY 17th – TEE OFF FROM 5.30pm
Learn how to warm up/cool down, stretch and strengthen the right muscles and how to avoid the most common golfing injuries.

Joining us fresh from Abu Dhabi will be Scottish Pro and European Tour player, Richie Ramsay who will be hosting a masterclass and passing on some top tips!

Everyone is welcome! You can book in for any of the individual events but numbers will be limited.

Book by clicking on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/golf-fit-with-life-fit-tickets-15402208420

 

Highlights of the evening will include;

  • Masterclass with Richie Ramsay
  • Kingsfield Golf Centre
  • Golf Warm UpWorkshop
  • Movement Screening for Golfers
  • Yoga for Golfers
  • Trigger Point & Flexibility Workshop
  • Pilates Reformer for performance
  • Niggle Clinic/Massage appointments
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Life Fit – Free Running Tips and Advice

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Join the Life Fit wellness team on the 4th of November for an evening of FREE Running Advice, tips and practical help.

Workshops and classes will be aimed at runners of all levels and abilities, everyone is welcome!

You can book in for any of the individual events but numbers will be limited. The event starts from 5.30pm onwards.

 

Highlights of the evening will include:

  • Running Biomechanist, Hugh Watson
  • Clinical Dietition, Nikos Jakubiak
  • Massage Therapists – Sports and Swedish
  • Physiotherapy Treatments and Injury Advice
  • Taster classes, Yoga for Runners and Pilates for Runners
  • Run and Become, shoes and clothing
  • Achillies Fit Talk and Trigger Point Workshop

Click here to Register

We strongly recommend you register for each talk or class as numbers will be limited. More information on all the classes and workshops can be found on the booking page.

Treatments will be subject to availability at the event.

If you require any further information, please call the Life Fit team on 01324 614044

Masterclass Series – Wee Events and Exolta Capital Partners

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Masterclass Series: Accelerate Business Growth
“A unique event and essential for any business owner”

Last month Wee Events organised and managed Episode 1 of the Masterclass Series, hosted by the Falkirk Business HUB. They have since been gathering feedback from attendees on the event and so far, the feedback given has been great!

Wee Events has decided to continue the series with Episode 2 to be held on Wednesday the 25th of June at the HUB. We are looking to provide further support in different areas of business. This event will primarily look at sales and marketing, some vital components essential for the development of any company. More information on this event can be found on the website here and tickets are available from Eventbrite here.

A big thank you to last month’s speaker, local man and serial entrepreneur, Russell Dalgleish, for giving us a superb talk on the fundamentals of business growth.
 “Russell gave an entertaining and inspiring presentation where he gave some good, honest, clear business advice”

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Video from Masterclass held at Falkirk Business Hub

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Video from Steeple Media, contact Tom McAllister at tmcallister55@gmail.com