3 free networking events for coastal businesses

14 Feb 2024

3 free networking events for coastal businesses
Three, free networking events are being provided exclusively for tourism and hospitality providers ie hotel, B and B, self-catering, holiday park, restaurant, cafe, farm shops and other foodie businesses, glamping, attraction, campsite, wellness/transport/information/experience provider etc, located within 5 miles of the coast from Brean to Porlock Weir, as part of the Somerset and Exmoor coastal project. Each has a different theme so you might want to come to one or all of them, click on the links below to book now as places are limited!

Feedback from previous meetings has been that you want to get to know other business owners from the area in interesting venues and discuss ideas. So, in two hours you will have the time to chat informally with each other about how business is going, the challenges you are facing, what’s going on in your area and how you can work together. As well as having a look around our hosts business, hearing from great speakers with ways they can help and finding out how you can join in coastal promotions for free. 

There really is no catch or cost other than your time (and fuel) thanks to our kind hosts. 

At all events 
We will be offering you the opportunity to:
  • get to know other like-minded professionals and make new connections over coffee 
  • find out about the benefits of working with your local Information Centre 
  • hear about exciting plans for the Somerset and Exmoor Coast Festival and how you can get involved
  • promote your coastal business for free through our new itineraries 
  • bring a few leaflets to share with others. 
1             Foxes Hotel Minehead 2pm on 27th February – Recruitment solutions. Foxes are kindly hosting and will be offering a tour, coffee, and cake. You should attend if you are facing challenges in recruiting staff to find out about how you could work with Aurora Foxes with student placements and work experience. We will also be hearing from Bridgwater and Taunton College how you could access their apprenticeship talent pool at no or low cost to you. Find out more and book here.

2             Engine Room Bridgwater 2pm on 6th March – Benefit from new opportunities in the town.  An array of speakers will be sharing ideas how you can benefit from current activity taking place in the town, grants available and the services that the Engine Room offers. Please book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited. Find out more and book here.

3             Brean Country Club 2pm on 11th March – Let’s get sociable. Thanks to the team for hosting and providing us with coffee. Find out how to shape your PR message and identify your audience and the impact of social media and access new free digital training (for up to ten people per business). More speakers to be announced soon. Find out more and book here.

Please do share this information with your tourism friends, colleagues and neighbours. 

Places are limited so please do book now. Booking will close two days before or when tickets sell out.
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