NewsletterNov 18

Remember, remember the newsletter of November

Remember, remember the newsletter of November

Time to get the heating on and the big coats out, November is here – where did the time go?

This month might mark the start of lockdown 2.0, but we’re determined not to let it dampen our spirits – we’ve got lots of great news to share with you all.

For those of you who would like to pop into the office, whether once a week or more regularly, we are remaining open at Alpha Works, with safety procedures still firmly in place. It’s been great to see a mix of old and new faces around the office, and we hope to see many more of you very soon.

Helping the homeless

Birmingham is our home, and we want to look after those who live alongside us. The city has the second largest number of registered cases of homelessness in the UK, so we decided that it’s time to take action and do our bit.

That’s why Alpha Works has partnered with the charity Let’s Feed Brum, which is dedicated to taking care of people who don’t have a home of their own to go to. To help, we will be collecting clothes from the Community Team, our members and anyone else who would like to support, ensuring those in need are warm over winter.

If you’d like to donate any of your clothes, please do get in touch

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Ask the adviser

Back by popular demand, our resident financial adviser, Ben Harrold, will be providing another of his free one-to-one ‘ask the adviser’ sessions via Zoom on Monday 30th November. This is a great opportunity for all our members to raise any questions they may have regarding their finances during this uncertain time.

Common queries so far have included concerns around investing in a volatile market, business protection options in case of ill health and the status of pensions, just to name a few. Ben will be available to offer the guidance you need no matter your financial worries.

If this sounds like something you could benefit from, contact us to book your place.

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No half measures

We love to see our members thriving, and Full Fat Commerce  are certainly doing that! Having hired three new people in just one week, the business is going from strength to strength.

Specialising in the e-commerce platform, Shopify, Full Fat Commerce deliver world-class websites to bold brands looking to stand out from the crowd. Not only do clients get a stunning website, but they also get a tool to aid growth and build a successful business.

Let us know if you have a success story you’d like us to share. Celebrating our members’ achievements always makes the Community Team’s day (or month!)

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Lights, camera, Birmingham
This year, Birmingham Film Festival has gone virtual. From 13th – 22nd November, audiences will have access to a variety of incredible films created by talent from around the world.
Ranging from suspenseful thrillers to comedies full of belly laughs, you’re sure to discover a film you love with this year’s selection of nominees. What better way to spend lockdown than soaking up some culture?

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Thank you for joining us for the November newsletter, we hope it’ll inspire you to try something different as we enter the winter months – baking banana bread is so lockdown 1.0. As always, if you have any questions about what you’ve read here, or anything else Alpha Works related, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.