Business Networking in Derby
Not Another Networking Group was set up to support and promote businesses in and around Derby while at the same time promoting me&dee charity, introducing and informing people about the work the charity does.
The group has grown since it's launch back in early 2018 at Las Iguanas in Derby, who gave us fantastic service and support.
As time went on we outgrew Las Iguanas and we decided that a new venue was needed, somewhere that we could meet as a group and grow further. The Farmhouse at Mackworth contacted us for something totally different.
They wanted to support me&dee over Christmas, and after meeting Rob and Brit, not only had we got support over Christmas but a new venue for our meetings.
The group continues to grow and we have between 30/40 business people attend our monthly meeting, doing business together, learning some hints and tips from our specialist presentations.
What happens at the meetings?
Our meetings are run in a relaxed atmosphere, so you once you have been welcomed by a team member and booked in you can then pick up your complementary drink and engage in some social networking.
It's great to catch up with people you may already know and meet new business people that you haven’t.
Your food will be served around 6.15pm, depending on numbers this can be around 6.30pm, you can then take your seat at your chosen table, to continue your conversations.
If we have a guest speaker for the evening it is at this point that they give their 20 minute talk, these presentations are generally informative and give people tips and hints that they in turn, can use within their businesses.
After our guest speaker has finished and any questions answered you will be then invited to introduce yourself and tell people about your business, a 60 seconds presentation if you like.
To round the evening up, the business card you gave to the team when you arrived is entered in to a business card draw which is drawn along with the raffle we run to raise funds for me&dee.
All in all a fantastic way to relax and enjoy some great company and hook up with like minded business people with the added bonus of great food and drink.
Is there a membership fee?
The simple answer is NO we don’t charge a membership fee, this is a pay as you go networking group, if you book in you pay a fee BUT please note; unfortunately once you have booked in refunds cannot be given, once you have booked, you have booked.