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Events round up – 7 months of Origin Workspace events

Joanne Lunt

Community Host

4th Sep 2018

This month we wanted to reflect on some of the Origin Workspace events we’ve hosted so far in 2018. As well as helping the local business community think about their wellbeing, we hope our events programme has enabled like-minded professionals to meet and connect in an informal setting.

January

Nick Elston joined our monthly Workout + Network event and talked about his inspiring journey of overcoming anxiety, finding his voice and doing what he loves most.

February

Social Media Week Bristol was back! As proud sponsors, we hosted our monthly Workout + Network event with a friendly harbourside run and Lis Anderson did a talk about all things LinkedIn.

March

After the jam-packed Social Media Week Bristol conference, it was time to unwind. The lovely Catherine Bicknell from Yogimums treating us to a 50-minute workout session to kick start our day which was followed by breakfast treats from Nico’s Kitchen. With plenty of networking over breakfast, we also got to hear the top ten key highlights from Social Media Week Bristol presented by Keri Hudson who was part of the digital squad and had an access all areas pass.

April

By April we were all stretched out and raring to go. As the weather was warming up we took the opportunity to host a HIIT workout at Brandon Hill. The session comprised of various challenges, from boxing, to planks, to up-hill sprinting. It’s fair to say the group were in serious need of a delicious bacon bap from Nico’s Kitchen after. Once back at 40 Berkeley, we had a talk about the importance of GDPR and ensuring businesses were compliant before the legislation kicked in.

May

Another packed month! Not only did we host Mellissa Kidd’s workshop about becoming a better networker (sold-out event), we also learned some serious self-defence moves with Colin Lee Berry. By the end of the month, we were in need of some love from Yogimums in the monthly Workout + Network, with a dash of delicious berry granola yogurt from Nico’s Kitchen. We also had time to re-think how we deal with stress, with Paul Waters from Balance Health offering some great tips on how to manage stress and understand that everyone has the same number of hours in the day.

June

The heatwave was finally in full swing and we couldn’t resist making the most of the glorious weather with a Business Orienteering event to help our Origin Startup companies drum up support and practise getting their 60 second company pitches right.

Towards the end of the month, we hosted a new networking group for LinkedIn enthusiasts. The LinkedIn Local Bristol event brought together people behind the LinkedIn profiles while also raising money for BRACE, a charity committed to defeating dementia through scientific research.

We also had our June Workout + Network event with a HIIT training session put together by personal trainer Carl and a 15-minute presentation from Kevin Herbert about the importance of IP and brand trademarks.

 

July

It made sense to soak up as much of the glorious weather with a 7:30am 5k jog around the Bristol harbourside as part of our monthly Workout + Network. Back at 40 Berkeley Square there was plenty of time left for networking and breakfast!

Have you been to any Origin Workspace events, which Workout + Network session do you like the most? For the latest Origin Workspace events, see our Events page.

Joanne Lunt

Community Host

Joanne is our friendly community host – the first person you’re likely to meet if you come for a tour at Origin Workspace and always ready to meet and greet members, visitors and guests. A key part of Joanne’s role is helping to connect businesses that are in the space to encourage and promote collaboration. Behind the scenes, Joanne is also responsible for dealing with membership enquiries and applications. She’s also busy developing the Origin Connect Card by finding new businesses to sign-up to the card and promoting it to members. Joanne’s love of travelling has taken her backpacking across the globe and working as a chalet host, giving her lots of experience of meeting new people and building relationships. Her passion for fitness means you’re also likely to find her at one of our regular Workout + Network events!

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