Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Speedy (and slightly tiring) Summer Networking

On July 14th 2015 we held our annual Business Club Summer Speed Networking event at 54 St James Street. Sunny it wasn't (so much), speedy it was!

We decided that too many times we go to networking events and don't quite get to speak to enough people in the room. With one glass, one teaspoon, tables, chairs, and a group of keen women ready to network, we went for it.

Our session was opened with two guest speakers: Lisa Pearson, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, and Josh Boyd who is festival director of Liverpool Loves, a brand new festival coming to Liverpool in August. They were both here to share their top tips for businesses to get noticed and then stayed around to speak to the women individually.

Following our speakers it was on to some facilitated networking as we moved everyone around the room in five minute intervals. Ok, so we didn't quite manage to get everyone to speak to each other but we nearly got there. There was a great energy in the room as contacts were made and information exchanged. 

'Great Morning, Surprisingly Fun'
'Really enjoyed the speed networking, great idea' 
'Really enjoyable morning and great to meet and talk to so many different businesses'

The session left us all geared up for our 'Let's Connect' session that we will be hosting as part of Liverpool Loves. Liverpool Loves is a free Business Festival happening in the Pier Head on Thursday 6th August.

Moving forward, our Business Club format will be slightly different and we are looking forward to helping to all of our members connect with other businesses and grow. As a business club member you will receive discounted tickets for our events as well as access to exclusive social media groups where you can network online. For full details on how you can join, click here 

A final thank you to Paul Waring from www.photographygroup.co.uk who came along and took some great photographs for us. As a charity, we rely on the support and generosity of those around us and it's always appreciated. Thanks again Paul!

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