Join us for a networking breakfast on Friday 15th July, from 8.15am
The speakers will be Dan Pritchard, a PR expert from established Exeter agency Astley Media, and renowned blogger Gina Caro, who will be discussing 'The Power of the Blogger: Everything you need to know about bloggers but were afraid to ask'.
The next Southernhay Breakfast Club event, taking place 10 June at the Southgate Hotel in Exeter, will welcome Ben Bradshaw, MP. At what promises to be an important and insightful meeting for local business people, come and find out what Mr Bradshaw has to say about the upcoming EU Referendum.
Philippa Constable from Women Mean Biz shares some very useful advice on preparing for the, often dreaded, one minute presentation at networking events. She takes us through how to create and deliver an engaging presentation that will be memorable and have impact.
'Start off by introducing yourself and your company, then grab attention with an interesting fact or statistic about your industry or business, using the words "did you know", Philippa advises.
The enthusiasm that the Council's Chief Executive, Karime Hassan, has for the city was evident when he spoke to more than 60 local professionals at the recent Southernhay Breakfast Club, last Friday 4th March.
Also acting as Growth Director for the local government organisation, he looks to the longer-term future in developing plans for the city, which have to take into account online retail, changes to planning regulations and aspirations for Exeter to be the engine for the economy of the entire South West peninsula.
We shall be holding our Ladies’ Networking Group Spring “Get together” at Marco’s, next to The Hampton by Hilton, Exeter Airport on Friday 18th March 2016.
As usual this will be an informal lunch for any Ladies’ networking groups so all are welcome. Please do pass on these details to anyone you think may be interested in coming along. Lunch will commence at 1.00 p.m. Please arrive between 12.00 p.m. and 12.30 p.m. at Marco’s. Marco’s have again offered us a superb menu which will be at £12 per person.
Established all-female network, Ladies do Latte, held its first Exeter event in the heart of the city on Tuesday 1st March at ‘Circa 1924’.
Responding to member needs, organisers Ashley Petrons and Christelle Bonnel of Make it Marketing chose to host the event at lunchtime, rather than the traditional mid-morning meeting. Christelle says, “Being marketers through and through, we have been asking members what they would like from the network. Of course, you can never please everyone, but by at least asking we’re in with a much better chance of success.”
Southernhay Breakfast Club is a networking group for local business people who get together every few weeks on a Friday morning at the Southgate hotel in Exeter. Our guest speaker on 4th March is Karime Hassan, the Chief Executive of Exeter City Council who will give us an update on the latest plans for the city.
Around fifty people from a range of East Devon businesses joined solicitors Beviss & Beckingsale and their chosen charity See The Future for a cracker of a festive lunch at Honiton’s Deer Park Hotel in December.
The guest list for the event last Thursday (December 10th) included local surveyors, estate agents, accountants, lawyers and other businesses from hairdressers to auctioneers.
Exeter Chamber of Commerce raised just under £1000 for 6 local charities at this year’s Christmas charity auction lunch, which was held at the Mercure Southgate Hotel. The auctioneer for the charitable event was Marc Ryan, presenter at Heart FM.
Items for auction included a Kindle Paperwhite, a Boeing 737-800 flight experience voucher, a vest worn by four-time Olympian, Jo Pavey, and the opportunity for two people to meet the Black Rhinos at Paignton Zoo.