Social Progress hosted the first Social Sharing Networking Event of 2015 on Friday 6th February at Soul Kitchen, Holmfirth. Jeff Long was our guest speaker from Business Doctors.

Social Sharing Networking February 2015

Jeff Long presented the “Breaking Big” Seminar to the group

There were over 14 different businesses represented at the seminar where Jeff presented “Breaking Big” – a 45 minute seminar that explored how to review where your business is at, pin-point where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Jeff shared many words of wisdom as well as giving attendees the chance to win a copy of the official “Breaking Big” Book – written by the very Business Doctors themselves – by putting their business cards in a prize draw!

Janet was the official Master of Ceremonies directing the event and I (Esther) was her assistant welcoming, checking everyone in and making sure they were all happy – team effort!

Social Sharing Networking February 2015

The attendees sharing the love in support of The British Heart Foundation on Wear Red Day 2015

At the end of the event, after everyone had enjoyed their delicious home-made soup and handmade bread (from Soul Kitchen, Holmfirth), each representative had 1 minute to introduce themselves and say a bit about what they do. This was a great opportunity for people to exercise/stretch their networking and presentation skills. Some people were more confident than others but because of the relaxed atmosphere, everyone was very attentive, respectful and encouraging.

“It’s great to see so many women at a networking event. Many that I go to are heavily make orientated. It’s nice to have such a relaxed atmosphere where everyone has chance to speak about who they are and who they’re looking to connect with as a business.” – Nigel Greenwood, Simply Customer

Social progress Team at Networking Event

Janet & Esther at a Social Sharing Networking Event

Overall, I personally really enjoyed Social Sharing Networking and it was great to see so many people there representing so many different companies!

If you’re interested in #SSNHolmfirth why not come along to the next one? Keep an eye out on our “What’s On” Page for details – or you can sign up to our eNewsletter to be one of the first to hear about our events.

Our next networking event is #RETROFRIDAY on Friday 6th March. It’s a free event for local businessmen and women (located in and around Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Honley, Barnsley, Wakefield or Halifax) who would like to come say hello and meet new people. For more info click here. To register your place click here. We hope to see you there!