We are a not-for-profit, relaxed and informal networking opportunity facilitated by number of local business owners who enjoy bringing people together and promoting the many positive aspects of local community.

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Wednesday April 19th, King Street Studios,

Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Iain Cartwright, Exec Director of British Ceramics Biennial

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Future Meetings Dates:

Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Iain Cartwright, Exec Director of British Ceramics Biennial

Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Carol Shanahan, Manager Director of Synectics Solutions

What makes us different

Networking

Enjoy a couple of hours of open networking together with the opportunity to have the floor for 60 seconds to promote your business, charity or event to the group.

Coffee & Buffet

Enjoy a coffee or other hot drink when you arrive whilst you indulge in a little open networking, later in the meeting we enjoy some food together before listening to the guest speaker.

Not for Profit

Our meetings are operated on a not-for-profit basis, the cost of entry simply pays for the venue and buffet.  Any excess funds are given to a local charity organisations.
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Relaxed environment

We promote a relaxed, informal meeting with no pressure to pass referrals. We know this will happen anyway as you get to know the other people who regularly attend our meetings.
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Guest Speaker

‘Positive about our community’ We carefully choose our guest speakers to inform us about success stories, interesting projects and events that are happening on our doorstep.

No Annual Fee

There is no annual fee or joining fee to attend a connects meeting.  You just pay your evening entry fee which we keep as low as possible.

Guest Speakers

‘Positive about our community’ We carefully choose our guest speakers to inform us about success stories, interesting projects and events that are happening on our doorstep. Here are a selection of previous guest speakers, please contact us if you would like to be a guest speaker and have something positive to share.

Fiona Wallace | New Vic Theatre

The New Vic delivers a programme of international-class work made with local audiences in mind. And, through an extensive community involvement, is helping to make our community a better, safer and more inspiring place to live and work.

Paul Farmer OBE | Wade Cermanics

Wade Ceramics is a market leader in the design and production of high-quality ceramic products, and our porcelain flagons for the international distilling industry are renowned the world over.

Viv Bradford | Lymestone Brewery

Lymestone is a small independent or “Micro brewery”. We are situated a small distance from Stone town centre in what was described to us as “a brick built industrial unit”.

Connect Network Management Team

The ‘Connects’ network meetings are facilitated by a number of local business owners who enjoy bringing people together and promoting the many positive aspects of our local community.
Meet the Team
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