Ten Years of Coffee and Connect

Yes, it really is ten years since I persuaded a dozen other local businesses to meet me in Costa in Fleet for a coffee and to talk business. Looking back, May 2008 seems like a lifetime ago now but the fundamentals of our Coffee and Connect style of networking remain the same.

At Coffee and Connect we are:

·         Genuinely friendly and welcoming, especially to new visitors

·         Professional, ethical and business focussed

·         Always willing to share our knowledge and experience

… and I am delighted to say it seems to work! Looking round the room after we have done our introductions it is always great to see so many enthusiastic conversations going on and I know so many of you now use each other services, pass on recommendations and do business together.

Over the past ten years I personally have made many great connections through Coffee and Connect and I would like to invite you all to come along to our meeting at the beginning of May to celebrate our 10th birthday – there will be birthday cake!

Ten years is a very long time in business and none of this would have been possible without the support of the many people who have helped me over the past ten years – booking in, serving teas, taking photos, stacking chairs… and everyone who turns up every month creating such a positive and professional atmosphere.

So, I would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported Coffee and Connect over this time – it is really appreciated.