Networking alive and well

Nice to see that during the current climate that networking is still alive and well, and not just within the UK’s capital but here also in Nottingham in the East Midlands.

Nottingham recently hosted a start up business event, newbusinessLive!, and I took the opportunity, having worked at home for the last 2 years, to pop along to see what was happening and hopefully meet some new local contacts. The event was a great success with around 600 people due to attend but over 1,200 actually turning up on the day.

It was the normal mix of business service exhibitors and 30 minute seminars/workshops presented by industry experts. One particular talk was by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation ‘a free resource to help you start and grow your business at home‘, and after a chance introduction via twitter and email I ended up being featured on the site in relation to my own golf business.

http://www.enterprisenation.com/detail/A_hole_in_one/2537/1.aspx

Last night also saw the first event, hopefully of many, for those within the tech industry in Nottingham at ‘Nott Tuesday‘. Once again a great success with the anticipated attendance of 40 being increased by 50%+! Read more from the online review.

The event was organised by Adam Bird the founder of Esendex, and saw a short but concise talk by mobile industry expert Ewan MacLeod. It was then on to 2 hours of serious networking. All in all a pretty good night and hopefully some good contacts and connections made.

So, networking does still exist and is beneficial. I’m already looking forward to the next Nott Tuesday in March and hoping this is the start of Nottingham’s tech scene beginning to happen.

And for those that love or hate twitter. The Twestival is coming to Nottingham on Thurs 12th Feb!

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