Have you fallen out of love with networking? Let’s help reconnect you with local business owners throughout February.
If networking on your own is out of your comfort zone or if you’ve never done it before, why not bring a business buddy with you? If you plan to attend any of the following groups, contact Yvonne Gorman in advance, she’ll help pair you up with a networking mentor.
In the spotlight this month is Derby’s FSBConnect meeting, which is completely free of charge for February (Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am – 12noon). At FSBConnect, you can expect an informal and friendly group willing to help and share advice. Delegates are invited to pitch their business for 60-seconds. FSB Members and non-members welcome.
The presentation this month at FSBConnect is by Debbie Porter sharing her Top Ten Social Media Tips!
Debbie Porter is a Director of Gravity Digital, an award-winning, Derbyshire-based digital agency specialising in online marketing, SEO and web design. Debbie has a wealth of marketing experience, which she is willing to share with you so, if you’re struggling with social media, or you need some motivation and ideas, then do not miss out on this event. How to book: Visit https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar/fsbconnect-derby-networking-feb.html
Date: Wednesday 5th & 19th February 2020
Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Cost: £15.00 per meeting (open to members and non-members)
5th February: QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS
19th February: Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD
Frequency: Two meetings per month
What does it include?: Buffet lunch and refreshments
Parking: On-street parking (£1.50, bring change or use the parking app)
How to book: www.derbyhub.co.uk/events/
Essential Print Services is a founder member of Derby Hub and we love it for it’s the friendly and informal atmosphere. There is great camaraderie between members and visitors can expect a warm welcome. Each delegate has the opportunity to pitch their business for 1 minute. Every meeting has a different topic presented by an expert in that field.
Date: Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time: 10am – 12noon
Cost: February’s meeting is free! (Open to members and non-members)
Venue: Enterprise Centre, University Of Derby, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LS
What does it include?: Refreshments
Parking: On-site, on a first-come, first-served basis. Or, on-street parking (£1.50, bring change or use the parking app)
How to book: Visit https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar/fsbconnect-derby-networking-feb.html
Hosted by our very own Yvonne Gorman; join like-minded business people in a friendly and supportive business environment. Open to all; whether you’re a start-up company or an established business. Each month features a different speaker covering a whole host of business-related and welbeing topics. Essential Print Services is proud to be a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.
Connect, Sport & Business
Date: Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue: University of Derby Sports Centre, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB
What does it include?: Refreshments, light buffet
How to book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
If you enjoy networking and you have a passion for sport, then book your place at ‘Connect’. Hosted by Derbyshire Institute of Sport Director, Chloe Maudsley. Each month a guest speaker will talk about a range of topics from the world of sports performance and how to apply these techniques in your business. Essential Print Services is proud to be an Official Supporter of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.
Date: Friday 21st February 2020
Time: 8.00am – 10.00am
Venue: Derby Quad, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS
What does it include?: Buffet Breakfast & Refreshments
Parking: City Centre Car Parks (payable)
How to book: www.creativemornings.com/cities/dby
CreativeMorning meetings happen all over the world and so, it is fantastic that Derby has it’s very own cohort of creative people. Visitors can expect an engaging keynote speaker, meet fellow creative businesses and the chance to collaborate. The events are hosted by Tim Elliot and supported by Quad and Mainframe. Essential Print Services is proud to be a Local Partner of CreativeMornings.
Not another networking group, by me & dee Charity
Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Farmhouse Mackworth, 60 Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4LY
What does it include?: A drinks reception and hot food, served at 6.30pm
How to book: Visit www.meanddee.co.uk/latest-events/
Maria Hanson MBE founder of me & dee charity, together with Charity Development Manager, Mark Harrison, host a fun and lively business group open to all. Profits from the ticket sales go straight back to the charity. Join them for quality food, drinks reception and fantastic networking along with some keynote speakers throughout 2020. Essential Print Services are proud to sponsor and support me & dee charity.
Marketing Derby Bondholder Events
Date: Various throughout the month
Cost: Free to Bondholders or invite-only
What does it include?: Refreshments
How to book: Invite-only (if you are not a Bondholder, and you’d like to attend, get in touch with Yvonne Gorman)
Visit https://www.marketingderby.co.uk/md-events for the latest events.
Yvonne Gorman is a Marketing Derby Board Member. Marketing Derby host a variety of networking and special events throughout the year. If you would like to know more about becoming a Marketing Derby Bondholder, please get in touch with us on 01332 418377.
The University of Derby hosts several events throughout the year to connect students with businesses. Stay connected with their events diary by visiting www.derby.ac.uk/events/latest-events.
If you have any queries about the events above, please contact Yvonne Gorman on 01332 418377 or chat with us online during office hours.