Fairfield Enterprise Centre to hold monthly business networking events

May 9, 2019

We are to begin holding free monthly business networking events at Louth's Fairfield Enterprise Centre, following a recent trial.

Since September last year, we have held a number of trial events, allowing businesses to come together and network with one another and attend some informative presentations from local service providers.

Those events proved to be a massive success, with feedback from attendees proving overwhelmingly positive and each event oversubscribed. Now we are making the free events a monthly occurrence.

Business Centre Supervisor, Jade Furness, said: "We're delighted to be continuing with our networking events. The reaction to the trial was so positive, it's clear that they were valuable to all the businesses who attended, giving them the chance to just informally meet and network with other local businesspeople over coffee and a cake."

Director at Brink Media, Alex McCranor, said the events have been beneficial to his business: "We have attended all of the networking events at the Fairfield Enterprise Centre over the last few months and have found them to be very helpful for our business. We have met a number of local and national businesses and had opportunities to network with them. We also have been able to give out and receive advice from businesses of all sizes. It is wonderful to see business networking taking off in Louth. I look forward to many more meetings and events."

The first event will be held on May 24, between 12pm-2pm, with refreshments for the meeting kindly being provided by the events catering sponsor, All Occasion Buffets. To book your place email fec@e-lindsey.gov.uk or call 01507 617777.

The May event will be focussed on 'Effective Marketing' with a session delivered by Vicky Limb. Since starting her business She-Evolves in 2018 as a Mindset and Business Coach for Women, Vicky has attended many networking events to grow her profile as a business owner and make many valuable connections. She has made use of several networking organisations like WiRE Women in Rural Enterprise in Lincoln and Mums in Business Association, MIBA Network Skegness, both of which she now a Lead and Coordinator for. She has also attended many other low cost or free events throughout Lincolnshire and is a regular attendee at many 4N events around the county. Vicky has quickly learnt how to get the most out of networking and is looking forwarded to sharing some of her top tips.

A number of business support providers will also be in attendance to ensure that businesses get the most out of each event and attendees can also pre-book exhibition space at each event free of charge.

Future dates for the networking events can be found at: www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/networkingevents. Bookings for each event will open the month before.

If businesses would like to present at an event, or be a catering sponsor, please contact Jade Furness on 01507 617777 or at jade.furness@e-lindsey.gov.uk.