Lightwater Business Association business networking evening tomorrow

As a past Lightwater Business Association member I continue to receive invitations from them. Here’s one such,

For business owners in Lightwater and neighbouring areas

The Lightwater Business Association [LBA] is holding a Business Networking evening on Tuesday 19th March 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, at Red Lion Pub, Guildford Road, Lightwater.

To attend please RSVP: networking@lightwaterbusiness.co.uk

For the 19th March 2019 networking evening we have new LBA member Thomas Prout from Workflow Document Solutions to give us a brief presentation about ‘Managed Print Services for Small Business’

At the January 2019 meeting we got so pre-occupied with eating Pizza and drinking fine wine  hosted by Tony at Adriatico that we did not have time to do the quick fire 3 minute learning session.

The Tax Year end is approaching so we will have a  quick fire Tax Tips session delivered by Mike Loughton of Sir Tax Accountants Limited. I am sure all agree that 3 minutes is more than enough time to hear about Tax issues so hopefully it’s kept within the designated time.

If you’ve not attended one of our business networking evenings before, here’s what you can now expect:

  • Over complimentary drinks and snacks we will start the evening with friendly and relaxed open networking.
  • Everyone will do a 20-30 second introduction of themselves and their business to the group
  • 10 Minute Guest speaker presentation and Q&A.
  • 3 Minute Quick-Fire Learning & News Item.
  • Finally, we’ll round-up the evening with more informal networking.

Quick Reminder to Members
The LBA Networking Evenings are a benefit of your membership, and members can bring a non-member guest free to introduce the LBA to them. So, don’t forget to bring a business friend if you’d like to!

For Non-Members
We love to meet new business people from Lightwater and the surrounding areas and we welcome you to come and try a couple of our networking evenings free of charge. It’s a great way to meet LBA members – local business people just like you – and to find out more about the LBA, who we are and what we do. If you’re then interested, we’d love you to join as a member to benefit from what’s available to members.

For all attendees
Please make the most of the event and feel free to bring business cards and promotional literature / offers you might like to share with the group.

Can’t make 19th March 2019 meeting but want to attend another LBA networking evening event?
All dates will be published on our Facebook page and our Website, so please check them regularly.
2019 dates for your diary follow:
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Monday 13th May 2019
Tuesday 2rd July 2019
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Tuesday 12th November 2019

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at The Red Lion Pub in Lightwater.

P.P.S. If membership is not for you please do remember to still add your FREE listing on the Website. So, don’t miss out, be seen and found by the community in our FREE Directory.

Drizzle doesn’t stop the fun at Lightwater’s Christmas Fayre in the Square

Today was Lightwater Christmas Fayre in the Square. Always well attended, with craft stalls, carol singing, youth dance and music. This year was no different. There were plenty of visitors who braved the little drizzle. They enjoyed the hot mince pies, courtesy of Lightwater Co-op, and mulled wine from the Lightwater Business Association’s tombola stall. A packed Randalls Coffee and Wine Bar was the place to gather hot refreshments of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.

The performances of the local school choir, and small brass band were enjoyed by the visitors, and were rewarded with sweets from Father Christmas. For those visitors needing something more substantial than a mince pie, rice, curry, and samosas were available from Rano’s stall.

Surrey Heath Mayor, Cllr Dan Adams, opened the fayre, with All Saints’ Church choir and others concluding the fayre with carol singing. Another successful Fayre for Lightwater, despite the drizzle in the early morning.

Lightwater looks lovely lit-up

Awful alliteration, I know, I just couldn’t resist it.

Lightwater’s double switch – on event on Saturday, firstly the Windlesham Parish Council Christmas tree in the memorial gardens, with carol singing led by All Saints’ Church vicar, Rev David Sigsworth.

The assembled audience then moved to Lightwater’s village square for the switch-on of the Christmas Lights in the Square, sponsored by Co-op Food, Randalls Coffee and Wine Bar, and the Lightwater Business Association.

We enjoyed the odd combination of mulled wine and samosa. Here are a few photos of the events. Click on images to enlarge.

Lightwater’s Fayre in the Square bathed in sunshine

Early morning sunshine brought many early visitors to Lightwater’s Fayre in the Square who enjoyed the variety of stalls.

Tombola prizes are often a mixed bag, not so with the Lightwater Business Association, who had some cracking prizes.

It was noticeable, to me at least, though many others will have recognised the trend before me, of how youth dance groups have evolved into theatre arts groups. So it is with Lightwater’s Terri Jayne Theatre Arts, whose dancers at the Fayre were expressive, as was their singing. I’d also seen this at Windlesham Fête where Lorna Timms Theatre Arts students performed. I’ve long been a supporter of youth dance, and it’s evolving to include aspects of vocal expression surely helps children’s confidence grow.

Local easy listening singer from Bagshot, Rodney Dell, kept visitors entertained. Another successful Fayre in the Square, which I , hopefully, captured in the photos below. Click on image to enlarge.

Lightwater’s Fayre in the Square this Saturday 23rd June

The Lightwater Business Association on their Facebook page say, “We’re super excited. New fun features and more stalls than ever. The stalls, food and entertainment will start at 9.30 am and run through till 1.0 pm.”

With the weather looking to be set fair, it should be a great event.

The energetic committee of the Lightwater Business Association

Good to see the energies of the team running the Lightwater Business Association develop a revitalised social media presence. They’ve a new website, and a new Facebook page.

They say about themselves

We now feature a NEW! Facebook page, a NEW! Website. We’re actively involved in supporting important community initiatives such as the “Lightwater Improvement Project” and the “Village Centre Christmas Lights”. We’re pleased to host our, well attended, Business Networking Evenings, and, of course, the two Fayre in the Square events – which themselves are all going from strength to strength.