The Federation of Small Businesses has re-launched its FSB Connect Southend networking event, thanks to a new partnership with Metro Bank.
Around 16 businesses attended the launch event on Wednesday 15 January from a broad spectrum of the local business community.
The FREE monthly event is open to members and non-members and will take place at the plush bank, which is situated in The Victoria Centre in the heart of Southend-on-Sea.
The relaxed format of the networking event allowed everyone time to network freely with likeminded business owners. Following the event, attendees commented on the volume of quality connections they made and how useful they found the event overall.
Area Lead for Essex, David Barnes said: “Following the success of networking events at Metro Banks in Kent, we were keen to see if we could mirror this in Essex. The vibrant buzz of businesses networking in the sophisticated surroundings made for a great atmosphere and to immediately hear feedback from attendees on the positive impact of the event, it is clear that it was the right decision for Metro Bank to be the new monthly venue.
The FSB Connect Southend Networking group takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at Metro Bank. The next event will take place on Wednesday 19 February. To book your free place visit here.