Suffolk Business Networking Collaboration

Back in May I Roll Up My Sleeves and ISSBA decided to hold a joint Business Networking event. This was to be held at Field of Dreams in Thurston on July 20th 2017.
We knew this event was going to be a little different to what ISSBA had done before so decided to advertise this as a gentle event Potting and Planting July 20th arrived and we were rather excited to see what the morning would hold for us.

Attendees began to arrive and over a cup of tea you could see the buzz and excitement on people’s faces. After an introduction from ISSBA and ourselves, Mark, Founder of Field of Dreams went on to explain to the attendees what a difference them being there and working on the projects would make to the farm and beneficiaries.
“The potting and planting means more produce can be sold to raise funds for the farm and the project to build more raised beds means I can grow and plant more vegetables to sell”

Everyone then set to work.

Some people decided having never done building or even used a saw before they would team up with other businesses to build raised beds. Whilst getting advice on the best way to use tools the businesses naturally spoke to each other and began to smile and feel overjoyed at the difference they were making.

One Business said “I never knew networking could be so rewarding”

This shows no matter what type or size of business you are, our events help you connect with other like-minded businesses whilst fulfilling your corporate social responsibility. With the event now in full flow and businesses networking we went round with our unique set of questions to get to know the businesses better. The outcome of this meant two of our businesses swapped cards to be able to refer one of their own clients to the other. Without the questions this would not have happened.

Once the projects where complete it was time for more refreshments and the morning came to a close. A few businesses hung around to have a tour of the farm and then went on their way.

Overall the morning was a very successful event.