Brighouse does No Nonsense Networking

Topic UK – Stephen Curry UCVR

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Established over a year ago the Brighouse Business event group ‘No Nonsense Networking’ (NNN) has grown in popularity following a number of excellent and well attended events.

The most recent of which were a joint Digital Workshop event in November with UCVR* and a Google Digital Partner and a Christmas Buffet Lunch hosted by Town Hall Dental. As part of a UCVR initiative to build networks along the Calder Valley, NNN will now receive funding from the Calderdale Business and skills team to enable them to become sustainable and self sufficient.

Kate Adamson of Grinning Graphics, a Branding and Web Design business based in Brighouse, is the founder of No Nonsense Networking and leads the network events.

NNN is now in it’s second year and has big plans for 2019.

Kate Says:

“The plan is to have more interactive workshops, build a strong online community and establish regular events of interest to local business and community groups. There will also be a focus on redesigning the website to allow for a member directory as well as a forum for visitors to make suggestions for future events. We have regular guest speakers to offer training and advice on topics that are beneficial to individuals as well as businesses. Our presentations are varied and engaging as well as providing a space and opportunity for people to interact with new people, gain contacts and often meet new clients. Our informal style and relaxed atmosphere provides a unique place for long lasting relationships to form.”

Kate adds:

“Events are usually held on the last Friday of every month at 2pm at Brighouse Town Hall. You can subscribe to the mailing list by visiting the website. If the event is held on an alternative date you will be notified by email. You can also find our events on Eventbrite.”

Director of the UCVR Stephen Curry says:

“We were impressed from the start with the quality of NNN’s events and Kate’s ability to create an attractive brand has made all the difference to the success of those events. It’s fantastic that they’ve now been awarded funding to help their growth and support for the Brighouse Business Community”

With regard to the wider networking project, Stephen added:

“We’ve made significant progress with networking in the lower valley in late 2018 with a new group in Sowerby Bridge and a retail group in Elland. By the time our economic recovery project for the council comes to fruition this year we are confident we will have achieved our aim of having a network in each town flooded in 2015. And a valley wide network of group leaders."

Article written by Stephen Curry (UCVR) for Topic UK magazine.

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