Latest NewsConnect:Create Speed Networking – Event report

Photo of Speed Networking event

The network held a very successful Speed Networking event on 23 October 2014 with the help of sponsorship from the O2 shop in Banbridge operated by Trevor Curran.  The event was attended by 40 businesses travelling from across Northern Ireland and was lively, slightly noisy and great fun.

The event was ‘compered’ by Bill Cash of Inspiration Communications and supporting services were provided by other members of the committee.  Ros Bloomfield of Support2Perform and Rolf Lawson of Pelican Picture Framing kept things moving in the speed networking version of musical chairs.

During breaks provided to allow everyone to get their breath back the guest speakers had time to talk about themselves and their businesses.  You can see more photographs of this event on our Facebook page.

Roisin McAleenan from award winning local business Angelic Bridal provided an interesting outline of her business journey, focusing on some of the ups and downs on route and the support she received in achieving her success.

Trevor Curran of LordWardens Consultancy Ltd, is an O2 Franchisee with four stores located in Antrim, Junction One, Downpatrick and Banbridge.  Trevor asked “How Digital are you?” in his wide ranging presentation on all things digital, which went beyond phones and tablets to all the ways that the digital world impacts on all of us today. 

Trevor also brought along key members of his team who spoke on a one to one basis with those attending. They also highlighted that those needing more assistance could book a free 25 minute appointment with an O2 Guru in their local store.

The event was a great success and there has been some great feedback from those who attended.  The network has also gained the following new members and we would like to welcome them to the network:

Trevor Curran – Lordwardens Consultancy Ltd

Aislinn Morgan – Advanced Spinal & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic

Robert Careher – Advanced Spinal & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic

Adrian Buckley – Cherry Cottage Nurseries & Garden Centre

Kevin McDonald – KMD HR Solutions

Edward McMahon – Varnish Solutions Ltd