We had a great time at our most recent Chorley Tweetup networking event last week. The event, which was kindly hosted by Chorley Football Club at the Victory Park social club, was attended by over 40 representatives from local business and community organisations.
It was great to welcome back lots of previous Tweetup attendees and to welcome lots of new faces. As always the networking was very relaxed but there was a great buzz in the room as dozens of people discussed business and community ideas. Many people were also intrigued to try out a 3D printing pen brought along to the event by David Howells of Gem Inks.
After a lot of chatting, cups of coffee, and a quick welcome on behalf of Beckett & Co Solicitors, we heard from John Derbyshire, one of the Chorley FC directors, about how the club can work with the business community. Ryan Modlin from the Chorley FC Supporters’ Trust, explained how the Trust works to support the club, improve the experience for the supporters and organises fund raising events such as a forthcoming Race Night.
Donna Beckett then had the pleasure to introduce the draw for two lucky winners to give a ‘pitch’ to the room. Speaking to a room full of people is not everyone’s cup of tea therefore we don’t pressure anyone to speak who doesn’t wish to do so. Happily, Chris Naylor from Marketing Incentives was more than happy to tell us about how his company can help business branding using promotional products, followed by Amanda Jackson who explained how her company, Tigerfish PR, can help businesses to enhance their reputation with good PR.
Stuart Heaton, from Chorley FM and Lancashire Time Credits, then talked about the way in which Chorley FM is working with community partners from the business community, including a number of people present at the Tweetup who had already featured in his business lunch radio interviews. Stuart encouraged businesses to look at ways in which they could work with the station and thereby help Chorley FM to support community orgnaisations. Stuart also confirmed that Chorley FC is helping to support the local volunteering community by accepting Lancashire Time Credits in return for admission to matches.
Finally, we came to one of the most popular features of Chorley Tweetup: the business card draw. We had lots of great prizes on offer, all kindly donated by local businesses. The star prize of free radio advertising offered by Chorley FM was won by Sarah Morris. Sarah, who is in the course of setting up her new health business, Foreverlution, was thrilled at the opportunity to give her new start-up a boost with some great local radio advertising!
We were extremely pleased by the really positive feedback that we received about the event. It seems that people had a great time and lots of connections were made!
Chorley Tweetup events are organised by Beckett & Co Solicitors. If you would like to receive details about our next event please comment below or email Donna Beckett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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