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How to Run a ‘Hassle Free’ Business Meeting

Selecting a location for you meeting may depend on a number of factors including the kind of meeting you’re hosting, the size of the group, the time of day, and whether or not you need to bring some props along. However, before you decide it is important to ask yourself.

  • How convenient is it to get to the location and is car parking free and available?
  • Is the space you’ve chosen large enough? There’s nothing worse than being crammed awkwardly around a table meant for 5 when 10 people have turned up. For small meetings a more intimate space may suit your needs.
  • Do you have all the props you need? Bowman House are big fans of the humble whiteboard, post-it notes and marker pens, especially when there’s a need for low-fi creative brainstorming. They recently took part in a communications course where the facilitator brought out a bunch of pipe cleaners to put the fidgety kinds of people at ease! It was fun making shapes and giving your hands something to do while you listened intently. 
  • Have you tested the technology in the room? According to Murphy’s Law, something is bound to go wrong at the least opportune moment. Try and pre-empt this if you can by checking all your equipment, arriving early on the day or doing a test-run beforehand.

Bonus tip: Try to have the meeting somewhere you’re familiar with and can be in control of the elements. For example, if you’re holding an important client meeting and anticipate that things might get a little awkward, you definitely want to feel comfortable in your surroundings.

At a glance checklist:

The Problem / Issue What Bowman House Offer

You don’t have a projector and you don’t want to buy one, or if you have one and it doesn’t work you are on your own


Plug your laptop in and you are good to go. Dedicated AV equipment is available in two rooms


You don’t need a large hotel room with catering facilities (and the attendant cost).

Meeting rooms idea for all business needs. By the hour rates means you pay for what you need


Hard to access locations with inner city congestion and restricted parking 

Easy to find on the edge of a small market town with easy access from the M4 and ample free parking


Poorly maintained unsuitable venues, coffee shops and pubs lack privacy and can create the wrong impression

Modern, clean, purpose designed rooms staffed by a team that understand business requirements.


Call 01793 843100 and enquire today!

Bowman House Business Centre

Bowman House Business Centre

Bowman House Business Centre Swindon is a complex of contemporary fully furnished serviced offices, meeting rooms and business units designed to meet the changing needs of modern enterprises.

Bowman Court , Whitehill Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7DB

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