Networking Events in Edinburgh have never been healthier
This week sees the return of business owners to live face to face networking at the Scottish Networking Show in Edinburgh.
Organiser Andrew Charlton commented “After a couple of years without live business events being possible I am really delighted to see that over 150 networkers have registered for the event this week. The show has come to be regarded as one of the leading network events in Scotland and I can’t wait to welcome delegates back”.
Hailing from Northumberland and just an hour away from the city down the East Coast Mainline Andrew regards this as his home event. “I love coming to Scotland and in particular to Edinburgh as this is closest to my home. In the 12 years or so I have been running and hosting business events in Scotland I’ve made some great connections but also feel privileged that many of them have become great personal friends too. That’s the power of networking.”
One of the event’s key attractions of the show are the masterclasses and workshops to help business owners, managers and entrepreneurs hone their networking skills.
This year the organisers Hashtag Events have announced a stellar line up of business skills experts including Colin McKeand, regarded as Scotland’s “Mister Networking”, Lee Foster, owner of Revitalise Connect a leading Scottish Network Organisation and Stefan Thomas, best selling author of Networking for Dummies and owner of the Networking Retreat.
Andrew added “As well as coaching sessions there are live b2b networking sessions to practice what we’re teaching and coaching on LinkedIn and dealing with the challenges of self-employment. Social Media has become a necessity for networkers across Scotland and we’ll be focusing on getting your profiles right and how to make a great impression.”
Business Owner and organiser Andrew said, “it’s an absolute pleasure to be hosting this event as my own personal mantra with networking is that I love to help people connect with more people and more of the right people.”
Edinburgh has a thriving networking scene and when combined with the events available in the Central Belt and within 30 minutes of the City Centre there is definitely no excuse for not being out networking to help develop your business, your own personal presence and show off your expertise.
Going along to anyone’s networking event is usually a great value way to promote your business and services to a wide range of delegates as well as revitalise existing clients and maybe find new opportunities. 82% of our delegates tell us that they are decision-makers meaning you’re talking to the right people at our events.
You can connect with our speakers online here:
Colin McKeand at www.colinmckeand.co.uk
Lee Foster at www.revitalise-connect.com
Stefan Thomas at www.thenetworkingretreatconnect.com
Emma Alkirwi at www.the-hummingbird.co.uk
Geoff Nicholson at www.geoffnicholson.co.uk