Over the course of the last few months I have had the pleasure of being invited to the WE. Do Networking group and I wonder why I hadn’t done it sooner.  When people say that networking is over rated, how wrong could they be, Networking is brilliant especially with this group.  Let me explain….

The group is run by Catherine Hadler from Creative Commerical Photography, Dan Bridle DB Events and David Berry of Kew Green Hotels.  We all meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Holiday Inn, Reading West to share ideas and business contacts and potentially business leads.

The group is highly focused, providing wedding clients with the best experience from their suppliers.  We are able to provide high quality supplier recommendations that we would only hire ourselves!

So far in the group, other than our wonderful group organisers of course, I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting:

Karen Boud – Teal Green Limited – Event Management and Communications

Zoe Taylor – Pretty Pieces Perfect Days – Specialising in vintage china and prop hire along with Dotty the Vintage Caravan, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Sharon – Party Nibbles/Party Days – Catering & Event Management. Balloon arrangements big & small

Sue Reeves – Founder of Business Biscotti Gold

Mary Cripps – Venue Master UK Ltd – Specialising in helping busy people find the right venue for their event

The kind of subject we have discussed so far has been wedding fayres, social media, website SEO to name but a few.  We have someone giving a 20 minute presentation each meeting on an agreed subject which will be informative to us all.  We had a brilliant presentation in June by Melanie McKay of Scarletta Media who gave us lots of hints and tip on Twitter.  Melanie has posted this blog Twitter Masterclass to help everyone, as lets face it, there are so many benefits and intricacies of Twitter that we could all use.  This month Karen Boud of Teal Green Ltd talked to us about the benefits of sustainable energy and how to incorporate such changes into your business and everyday life – just the smallest changes make the biggest differences.

If you would like to join the We. Do Networking Group either contact Dan Bridle at DB Events who will be more than happy to assist or myself, it would be my pleasure to take you along as my guest.

Dan is organising a Wedding Fayre to take place on the 27th September 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Reading West.  The wedding fayre has had lots of interest so far with some fantastic suppliers exhibiting (including me).  If you would like to exhibit there is still time to book, again Dan is your man who can help you with that. I know there is very special stand discount for WEdo members, so get booking.

To all the brides and grooms that are thinking of attending, you may like to know that its a completely free event with so much going on.  Below is a taster for the day.  It would be lovely to meet you and give you the benefit of our contacts in the industry.

HolidayInnReadingWestWeddingFayre

I hope to see you at our networking group in the near future and our fab Wedding Fayre in September!  Don’t forget to put the 27th September 2015 in your diary, its going to be a great day.

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