The free networking events, which take place twice a month and are
open to all businesses from the Greater Peterborough area,
previously took place in the bar aboard Charters Boat on the river.
It is anticipated that the move to a venue outside the city centre
will enable more local businesses to attend the events to raise
their company profile.
Helen Bosett, who organises the
regular events on behalf of the Chamber, said: “We always see a big
leap in numbers in January as businesses act on their New Year
resolutions to get back out there on the networking circuit and put
their business firmly on the map. So it’s the perfect time of year
to move to a new venue and hopefully draw in new companies that
wouldn’t normally attend, while also giving the evenings a new lease
of life for the businesses that come along regularly.
“Charters have previously provided a
great venue for the events for the past couple of years, and we
can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and generosity.”
As well as providing an opportunity
to promote products and services, the evening events also encourage
companies to discuss the local issues affecting businesses across
Iain Crighton, Chair of Peterborough
Chamber of Commerce, added: “Each time I attend one of these
evenings I'm always impressed by the diversity of businesses
attending and the great atmosphere that's generated. Apparently
without any effort, everyone mixes well and no-one is left alone in
“It's interesting when I ask why
people are attending, as there seem to be so many reasons. Some are
new in business and need to meet people, some of whom later become
like mentors or business advisors and some they gain new business
from. And other regular attendees find it is useful to just have a
drink and share some of the problems they've been having that week.
“The events are free to attend and
open to businesses of all sizes and sectors. Simply drop-in anytime
between 6.00-8.00pm, by a drink from the bar, and stay as long as
First and third Wednesday of the
month 6.00-8.00pm Ramada Hotel, Thorpe Meadows, off Longthorpe
Parkway, Peterborough, PE3 6GA Cost: Free of charge, no need to
book, non-members always welcome.
To find out more please call Helen
Bosett on 01733 370809 or e-mail
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