Business and community networking starts to join the dots
We had a great Saturday afternoon on 13th May in Barkingside library! Our first business and community networking event 🙂. We have noticed that there is a need in the borough to bring sectors together.
Question: Why do businesses and community groups network separately when both have a stake in the borough, both want local trade/clients and both benefit from being involved and helping to make things better. Sophia Hubs wants to join these dots!
With thanks to our three fab speakers:
- Carrie Swift of Love Public Speaking
- Ambika Pindoria (Ana) / Kam Pindoria of Hi-Juice in Barkingside, business mentors and children’s tuition
- Smita Singh of Vaani, a community group and Redbridge events organiser
Thanks to our 20 guests who all actively joined in:
- a mix of freelancers, start-ups, established businesses, community groups and an active local resident – Harvey.
Thanks to our singer:
- ‘Absolutely fabulous event – I really enjoyed it’ Ambika Pindoria (Ana) – Hi-Juice business mentor
- Very encouraging and helpful for my business Donna Valencia -start up acupuncturist
- Really interesting event – look forward to the next one – Jay Bhatt- start up financial adviser
- Thanks. An amazing meeting with so many different people – Smita Singh – Vaani community organisation
- It was a most enjoyable afternoon. The warmth in the room was lovely! Emma Jones, Barkingside business networking hub
When we get the feedback from the survey monkey, we’ll share our learning and how it shapes our next networking event.
Here’s a bit of a homespun video to give you a little taster of the event. Our next one is 28 June 6pm.