A message from the Director Of Sutton Coldfield Business Connections – Michelle Stammers
After working for over 25 years within the travel industry, I finally took the plunge to start my own travel business – Michelle Stammers – The Travel Genius. I really wanted to raise my profile in the local community and meet other business owners to network. I quickly discovered that networking is not an easy task! Commitment to weekly attendance, sending a substitute, high fees, 6.30am starts, 60 second pitches, guest speakers that had no relevance to my business (a clairvoyant!) was not enjoyable or productive for me. So, after much frustration, I decided to create my own networking group that included everything that I wanted from networking such as evening meetings over a drink, no formalities, no guest speakers, no pitches, no dress code. And so, Sutton Coldfield Business Connections started it’s journey and has gone from strength to strength!
I offer 2 networking groups – both with the same concept – relaxed informal networking.
Free networking – Large group free networking held at The Royal Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. We usually have 140 businesses attending. A great vibe and a lively evening with lots of connections taking place over a few drinks. Please reserve your place in advance as walk ins are not possible.
Premium Networking – Smaller groups of around 45 businesses held at XO Lounge in Streetly to include drinks and canapes. No more than one person from each business sector so a great opportunity to make connections. This is a fee paying event.
Event Planning – Does your business/brand need reinvigorating or does a new business need a spark into life?
Tell your story and promote your business through an engaging and immersive event experience coordinated and hosted (if requested) by me.
The promotion and marketing of your business will be at the forefront of the event, whilst being complimented by the ethos, atmosphere and extensive reach within the community of the Sutton Coldfield Business Connections brand.
My objective is to propel your business into the limelight and endeavour to arrange the attendance of your chosen demographic
I hope to see you very soon at one of my networking events.
Photo credit – Louise Jackson – Under a Pewter Sky Photography