What is Campden Connect?
‘Campden Connect’ is an opportunity for local businesses to get together informally to share experiences and discuss the challenges they have overcome or are facing. Businesses and Sole Traders from Chipping Campden and surrounding areas are welcome. We are delighted to have involvement from very small, recent start-ups, as well as longer established, larger businesses. We also open our doors to local residents who are interested to learn more about the rich diversity of enterprises that thrive in the Chipping Campden region, or those who just want to attend a Campden Connect venue that looks particularly interesting. We’d love to meet you and to explore ways in which we can support each other and our local businesses.
Hidcote Manor Gardens
Friday 8th March, 9.00am
Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden,
Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR.
Hidcote is a world-famous Arts and Crafts-inspired garden, created by passionate plantsman and talented designer, Major Lawrence Johnston. It covers an area of 10.5 acres and is one of the leading National Trust gardens in the country. We are very privileged to be offered an exclusive private tour, outside of opening hours, with the Head Gardener, Lottie Allen. This will be followed by tea and cake, all included in the cost of £10.
Numbers are strictly limited and previous Campden Connects have sold out, so be sure to book early. However, please let us know if you cannot make it so that we can offer the place to others.
Wednesday 29th November, 10.45am
Mor Bakery, 8 Battlebrook Drive
Chipping Campden, GL55 6JX.
(Please park in the designated carpark as you enter Battlebrook Drive, not outside Mor.)
Come along to our next Campden Connect to learn about the successful Chipping Campden bakery, Mor. You will have the opportunity to view their tasty sourdough bread being made, as well as partake in one of Mor’s excellent pastries and sip a coffee. The booking price of £10 per person includes the pastry and coffee as well as the viewing. David will share the story of how he has established and grown the Mor business. What better way to spend a cold November morning than in a warm bakery eating delicious pastries! (Nonetheless bring some layers, as it may be cooler on the mezzanine).
Little Oaks Vineyard
Monday 4th September, 4.30pm
Little Oak Vineyard, GL55 6LA
Gemma & Steve
A late summer get together when we hope we can still enjoy a sunny evening. Come and sip a glass of wine (£5 per glass), see the vines, hear about the journey that Little Oak Vineyard has been on and talk casually to other business owners from Chipping Campden. You will also be able to purchase wine to take home at the end of the evening.
Campden Yurts – Glamping
Thursday 25th May, 12.00noon
Campden Yurts, Chipping Campden
An early Summer event (hoping for good weather) to cover structured sharing of business learnings and challenges from attendees – oh, did we mentioned the pizza oven will be fired up!
Thursday 16th March, 8.00am
Oxley’s Furniture, Blockley
1hr duration. Max 20 attendees.
A visit to their aluminium furniture factory. Simon Hudson, will share some of Oxley’s growth background, the challenges faced and how they overcame them.