Entrepreneurs can buzz off... to a networking event

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Buzzing business owners in Hemel Hempstead have been invited to attend a networking meeting in a pub on Thursday morning (January 10).

The Olde Kings Arms, in High Street, plays host to Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead, from 10am to 12noon in the group’s first event of the year.

Janice O’ Neill, host of Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead says: “I really enjoy hosting Business Buzz at The Olde Kings Arms. Before we launched I attended a great many networking events but was sometimes put off by the need to commit – time-wise and financially. We see many of the same faces at Business Buzz every month, which speaks volumes for the amount our regulars get out of these events.

“New people are always welcome and if they are new to networking or would like to be connected to particular businesses, then that’s where I come in. I get real satisfaction connecting businesses that can work together. As an active networker my portfolio of contacts is vast which enables me to introduce and match individuals, dependent on their specific requirements to benefit both parties.”

Katrina Sargent, one of the founders of the Business Buzz network, said: “Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead is held in the centre of town, making it accessible for local business owners to walk down, drop in and connect. These businesses are often facing the same challenges, so this gives them a great platform to learn from each other and recommend new connections and business opportunities that will help one another succeed.”

Business Buzz is an informal and relaxed networking event, with no advanced bookings and just £5 on the door, which includes unlimited teas and coffees from 10am – 12pm. It is sponsored by Dacorum Borough Council and Hicks Chartered Accountants.

Since its debut in February 2012, the Business Buzz says its networking events have been attended by 564 unique businesses across Hertfordshire.