Welcome to the latest edition of the SVBS newsletter.

This week, we're focusing on our upcoming Natural Netwalk in Faringdon, taking place on Tuesday 21 June. The walk is the second in a series of Netwalks that will showcase some of the towns in our districts. Further details and a link to register can be found below.

We're also highlighting our ShopAppy platform for businesses, the next Networking in... with South and Vale event, and this week's in-person Abingdon Business Buzz.

There are lots more opportunities, events and resources to get stuck into this week, but as always, if you'd like to suggest content for the SVBS newsletter, please get in touch with us.

- Team SVBS
We've teamed up with Natural Netwalking to invite local businesses to join us for the second in a series of Netwalks that will showcase some of the beautiful natural attractions and towns in our districts.

Date and time:
Tuesday 21 June 2022
10:00 - 12:00

The walks are a healthy and safe alternative to traditional business networking events and a great way to be active and escape from virtual meetings.

Join us for a three-mile walk as we set off from Faringdon Market Place and head out of the town towards the sports ground at Folly Park. Walking along footpaths across the fields, we will end up with a gentle incline up to Faringdon Folly. A pleasant stroll back across farmland takes us into the Market Place, where coffee and refreshments will be available at The Old Crown Coaching Inn.

Tickets are free for all Natural Netwalking Members. Tickets for non-members of Natural Netwalking are £10.00.
Register for our free online marketplace for South and Vale businesses

We’ve partnered with ShopAppy to pilot an online marketplace for independent High Street businesses located in South and Vale.

The platform will be free for the area’s businesses to access over the first 12 months of the scheme (excluding bank / card charges). Businesses will need to allocate just 20 minutes a week to managing their profile.

If you're interested in our new online marketplace, you can find further information and how to register on our website.
"Act like your Mum is watching" - online event

Have you passed the mum test with your communication?

Join us at Networking in... South & Vale as we welcome Mark Masters, owner of 'You are the Media', to talk about "Act like your mum is watching... Have you passed the mum test with your communication?"

Wednesday 18 May   |   09:30 - 11:00

The first 40 businesses to register for this event can claim a half-price ticket for just £5, using the code 'SVBS'.

Register for the event on the Networking in... website.
Join us at Abingdon Business Buzz in-person

If you’re looking for vibrant, welcoming networking events in Oxfordshire, we have a fantastic local group in Abingdon to help you reach more business people in your area.

Abingdon Business Buzz takes place every third Wednesday of each month, with the next event taking place this week.

Wednesday 18 May   |   10:00 - 12:00

Tickets are just £6, payable on the Business Buzz app in advance, or you can pay on the door.

Come and join us for some fun, informal networking!

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