Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thank You To Liverpool Loves From The W.O

We've finally got our heads screwed back on after a crazy couple of days, and we're sure the team behind Liverpool Loves are feeling just the same! We had a great day at Liverpool Loves Business on Thursday and here's a quick run down of what we got up to...

Thank you to Liverpool Loves for a fab day!

So, last weekend finally arrived, and it was the weekend of the hotly anticipated Liverpool Loves Festival! Here at The Women’s Organisation we have been waiting for Thursday 6th August, for what seems like a lifetime, so it was fantastic for the day to finally roll around, and the team at The Women’s Organisation were raring to go, and get down to Liverpool Loves Business.

Despite a late minute change of location, and some horrible gloomy weather, spirits weren’t dampened and the Breakfast Networking Session was full with business men and women from around the city, fuelled by heaps of bacon sandwiches and pastries.

The day was packed from beginning to end with different talks, seminars and workshops on all different topics and areas of business. We really enjoyed ‘Make Sure Your Shop Window Is Smiling’ with Darren McLeod from Agent Marketing, as well as ‘Get The Right Mix of Marketing And Media’ with Paul Corcoran from Agent also. A personal highlight for us was Paul shouting across The Cunard Building to Councillor Gary Millar who was speaking at the same time on a different stage, and challenging him to a sing-off!

The Women’s Organisation were delighted to be partners of the festival and to be so involved in the day, we had a busy stand where we got the opportunity to chat to the business people of Liverpool all day and share the news about what we are up to at the moment, like the addition of our new Social Media training courses, and the relaunch of our Business Club.

At lunchtime our ‘Let’s Connect’ lunchtime networking session began and it was great to see so many of our clients had come down to The Cunard for the session. The premise behind ‘Let’s Connect’ was to do to a bit of facilitated networking, where the attendees were given a colour coded sticker for whichever category they fitted into. Pink for a business owner, purple for a network, blue for finance and green for marketers, so as well as attendees being able to highlight who they were and who they were interested in talking to, it definitely broke the ice too!

In the afternoon, our CEO Maggie O’Carroll came down and spoke about being pioneering in Business, asking the audience who they believed was pioneering, unsurprisingly, or surprisingly, the answers well all male. Maggie spoke about the recipe for being pioneering, being a leader and gave examples of some fantastic female Liverpool pioneers.

 We had a great day down at Liverpool Loves Business, and it was the perfect start to the weekend which continued on with Liverpool Loves Ireland on Friday evening, and a whole day of activities, music, food and drink on Saturday when the sun was shining down on the Pier Head!

Thank you for having us Liverpool Loves! And well done on such a great day!

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