This morning I attended a business networking event in Warrington just outside of Manchester and networked with a range of companies from the local radio station, Wire, to IT companies and business coaches. Invited by CDN networks, wireless technology specialists, who showcased their impressive facial recognition technology, I turned up to the Haliwell Jones Stadium not really knowing what to expect.
Home of the Warrington Wolves, the event started with an inspirational speaker Bennie Westwood, former England rugby player and now an ambassador for the club, who spoke passionately about the game and the time he lifted a trophy with his young daughter on the pitch.
This led me to thinking about my own family and the opportunities that networking more widely in the North West will give me to visit them in Liverpool and Manchester – work life balance is so important and face to face meetings with potential and actual clients is the key to making Arctic Bee successful. I cannot over-estimate the importance of business networking if you are starting out in business and it is certainly something that we can advise on and support you with if you are looking for marketing advice as well as now having good contacts in Warrington who specialise in support for new business start-ups and business coaching.
I also spoke to a manufacturing company and had an interesting conversation around Brexit. It’s clear that the uncertainty has had a major knock on effect for business who import and export, and whilst I’m not going to declare which way I voted, we did agree that it’s in the best interests of the UK to strike a good deal and ensure that businesses who reply upon Europe for their trade are not disadvantaged; no tall order.
Overall, it was a really good morning and I am looking forward to meeting up with potential clients in the coming weeks to see how Arctic Bee can help to provide solutions to SMEs who may not have the budget to pay for a website up front: Arctic Bee recognises that the real work begins once the website is built and this is where we can help, whether you are looking for web design in Leeds, web design in Manchester, web design in Liverpool or web design in Liverpool.
Wherever you are in the country, we can help with a cost effective and tailor made solution for your business. Contact us for further details of how we can hep your business to succeed.