26th - 28th September 2017 Basset Down, Wiltshire
Join us for a 2 night networking retreat in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, less than 2 hours outside of Central London.
The retreat will bring together small business owners from a range of industries who appreciate that spending time looking after their personal physical and mental health and wellbeing is just as important as the wellbeing of their business. We will be combining rest and relaxation along with the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs at a slower pace. Share your ideas, opportunities and goals in creative conversations with others who have been through various stages of their own business journeys.
Take a look at our outline itinerary plus familiarise yourself with our story on the home page so you’ve got a good feel of what we are about. If this sounds like something suited to you and your business, we would love to have you with us.
Throughout the whole 3 days, we will take time out as a group to get to know a little more about everyone's business in turn. during these sessions, The focus will be solely on you and your business as we explore challenges you are facing this year & brainstorm solutions, drawing on everyone's experiences.
The first step is to fill in the form below. Be as honest as possible, write as much or as little as you like. As our retreats are intimate in size, it is important to us that we create a great fit to ensure both yourself and others can get the most out of the retreat. Should you be a great match, we will send booking details and will ask for a £100 deposit (payable within 2 days) to secure your space.
Our accommodation for the duration of the retreat is a beautiful nine-bedroom house in the middle of the countryside in Basset Down, Wiltshire. Whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of a secluded location, it is still easily accessible from both London and the M4.
There is ample parking on site for those arriving by car, or should you be travelling by train we will be just 6 miles from Swindon station.
RETREAT AGENDA (subject to change)
Arrive from 4pm on Tuesday. Enjoy time to get comfortable and familiarise yourself with the accommodation. We will all come together following everyone’s arrival to share a bit about where we are all at in the various stages of our business over refreshments and home made goodies.
Following this we’ll take an evening yoga practice. Don’t worry if you’re brand new to yoga as all of our classes will be suitable for all levels and are a great chance to unwind the body and settle the mind.
We’ll wrap up the first night with a nourishing dinner of wholesome good food, and then head to bed for an early night and enjoy not worrying about the washing up!
Hot drinks and light snacks will be available from the early hours, then we’ll begin the day together with a more dynamic yoga practice from around 8am to get the blood flowing! Take a shower, get dressed for the day then head down to the kitchen to fill up on a big brunch!
In the first part of the afternoon, we will be led through a workshop by James & George from Sanctus. These guys believe in viewing your mental health like you view your physical health & work with businesses and business owners to help them change the perception of mental health in the workplace. Whether you're working on your own at the moment or run a team, this session will prove incredibly valuable.
The rest of the afternoon will be your chance to continue these discussions in smaller groups, or simply make the most of some free time for yourself. Take a walk, book a private yoga class or massage or maybe even hit the hot tub.
Dinner will be served from 6pm and after some time to relax and digest we’ll come together for a restorative yoga session. We’ll bring the mind to stillness and completely relax all muscles in the body so you’ll float off to bed for a blissful night’s sleep.
We’ll be kicking off your last day with us with a final yoga practice – this can be gentle, dynamic or just a nice relaxing wind down depending on how everyone is feeling. Following this we’ll head straight to the kitchen for a light breakfast.
For the remainder of the morning we will be running our morning ‘marketplace’. This is the opportunity to showcase your business in action. Be sure to bring along samples of your products to demonstrate and sell or maybe just share with us your services. Alternatively simply sit back and enjoy browsing.
Before heading home, we’ll enjoy a long lunch and a retreat debrief, sharing opportunities we’ve identified for both our own and each other’s businesses.
Our final day will include a Morning Marketplace. This is the opportunity to share first hand what your business is about, demonstrating how your business or service is benefitting your customers and gain some constructive feedback. If you would like to take part in this, let us know how you would like to share your business? For example, if you have a product range you might like to bring along some of your core items, or if you provide a service package you may provide a short consultation. Charging for items and services is at your discretion, but we would encourage you to consider offering a retreat discount.
There is no pressure to be involved in this and you’re welcome to just sit back, browse and provide feedback for others!
King sized bedroom with en-suite £500
Double bedroom with en-suite £450 [FULLY BOOKED]
Double bedroom with shared bathroom £425
Twin bedroom with shared bathroom £375pp Double and king sized rooms are based on single occupancy - please enquire for shared occupancy options