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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Exciting futures - the Well House Manor project

"If you were to start a new business in the county (Wiltshire), what would it be and why?". The question was asked of me yesterday evening by the reporter from the local newspaper who was interviewing me for a piece that's probably published on Friday ...

I paused.

We are actually going to be launching a new venture next year to compliment the training courses, and I rather too Dave aback by my answer ...

We love Melksham. We moved here at the tail end of 1999 and we ran course at our training centre from late the following summer. Plenty of good B&Bs and hotels, which proved a real blessing as the majority of our customer base doesn't commute, but rather stays overnight in the area. But times, they are a'changing. Springfield next door to us has closed down and the owners now operate a smaller establishment further away. The Town House, Beechfield and Bowden House are all (or have very recently) been up for sale. Others have changed hands, and new managers / owners are concentrating on other parts of their businesses such as food and drinks. Sandridge and the Regency have closed down, and some of the remaining B&Bs that I haven't mentioned aren't taking guests all the time like they used to as their owner's situations change. All of which leads us, in looking forward to 2006, 2007 and 2008, to see a shortage of good places to stay looming up.

By next summer, we'll be offering accommodation for the business visitor to Melksham. While courses are on, the majority of rooms will be set aside for our trainees, but we will also have good or excellent availability for people who are working for a few days (or longer) in white collar roles at Knorr Bremse, at "The Avon", G Plan, the National Trust and the divisional Police HQ amongst others. Many of our trainees are impressed by Wiltshire and say that they must return with their partner to do the tourist thing; all our rooms will be double or twin bedded, and at weekends we'll be proving accommodation for the discerning tourist to the area - a quiet base away from home just 12 miles from Bath, close to Lacock, Corsham, Avebury and within striking distance of Stonehenge and Salisbury.

"You read about it first on the Horse's Mouth!". This is the first public statement on the topic ... and I'll come back here and tell you more of the exciting project as it progresses. Truth be told, it's been quite hard to restrain myself for the past few weeks as we've made tentative enquiries and started lining up our ducks. But they are - more or less - in line now with location identified and agreed in principle, business plan in place, and the training centre littered with floor plans and the rest whenever there's no delegates around.
(written 2005-11-30, updated 2009-01-04)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
M100 - Introduction to Well House Manor
  [571] Well House Manor - (2006-01-21)
  [677] Sympathetic development - (2006-04-09)
  [756] Seeing the bricks for the trees - (2006-06-11)
  [793] The Wilts and Berks Canal - (2006-07-05)
  [891] Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-10-10)
  [902] Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22)
  [940] Winter at Well House Manor - Open Houses - (2006-11-23)
  [978] Wellhouse Manor, Hotel, Melksham - (2006-12-10)
  [1002] Meet the neighbours - (2006-12-20)
  [1018] Open Source Courses and Business Hotel - products and prices for 2007 - (2007-01-01)
  [1069] Rail trouble forced me to buy hotel - (2007-02-07)
  [1072] Well House Manor in the Snow - (2007-02-09)
  [1112] Bank Holiday country breaks in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2007-03-17)
  [1132] Well House Manor, Melksham, Art Gallery - (2007-04-02)
  [1211] A lot has happened in a year - (2007-05-31)
  [1261] High summer at Well House Manor - (2007-07-08)
  [1332] Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen! - (2007-09-04)
  [1371] Hotel in Melksham at Christmas - (2007-09-29)
  [1384] An email update for past guests and delegates - (2007-10-08)
  [1388] Well House Manor - a year on - (2007-10-12)
  [1492] Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01)
  [1706] The Story of Well House Manor - (2008-07-12)
  [1866] What a difference a day made - (2008-11-02)
  [1968] Review of 2008 - (2008-12-31)
  [1975] Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests - (2009-01-03)
  [2076] A New Advert for Well House Manor - (2009-03-11)
  [2119] Make your business a DESTINATION business - (2009-04-05)
  [2125] We have lost a regular business guest - (2009-04-10)
  [2425] Weekend and Christmas Promotion - Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham - (2009-09-26)
  [2923] Fresh air and beautiful places in Wiltshire - (2010-08-15)
  [2941] Wedding season in Melksham - somewhere good to stay - (2010-08-31)
  [2978] Christmas 2010 - Well House Manor, Melksham, Hotel - (2010-10-01)
  [3014] Well House Manor - the next six years - (2010-10-24)
  [3115] Perl, Python, PHP, Lua, Linux, and more - and business hotel too. Menu for 2011 - (2010-12-31)
  [3202] Telling you something about us in just one line - (2011-03-15)
  [3611] A customer thanks Well House Manor - (2012-02-13)
  [3765] Christmas in June? Melksham hotel bookings and Santa train - (2012-06-15)
  [3800] Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-07-09)
  [3864] Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18)
  [3985] Special weekend at Well House Manor - come and see Wiltshire - (2013-01-20)
  [4147] A hidden hotel gem in Melksham - (2013-07-31)
  [4299] The Best Bed and Breakfast in Melksham? - (2014-09-19)
  [4613] Our best hotel customers help us ... to help them ... be our best customers. - (2016-01-04)
  [4715] Well House Manor - Still five out of five! - (2016-10-30)

G103 - Well House Consultants - Where to stay in Melksham
  [319] Accommodation and landing pages - (2005-05-21)
  [475] Where to stay in and near Melksham - (2005-10-24)
  [550] 2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01)
  [555] Hotel novelties - (2006-01-05)
  [667] Well House Manor goes ahead - (2006-04-03)
  [933] Course Joining package - updated - (2006-11-20)
  [1436] A little touring help during a business trip to England - (2007-11-18)
  [1929] 2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course prices - (2008-12-07)
  [2581] Snow scenes - and how snow effected our business - (2010-01-16)
  [2705] Hotel booking in Melksham made easy! - (2010-04-03)
  [3865] What makes Well House Manor different? - (2012-09-18)
  [4447] Overnight accommodation in Melksham - if Well House Manor is full! - (2015-03-02)
  [4506] Peak weekend - where there are still rooms near Melksham - (2015-06-06)
  [4570] A warm welcome awaits you at Well House Manor, Melksham - (2015-11-02)


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