New looks for NECC networking events

THE North East Chamber of Commerce is revamping and relaunching the way it delivers events for members and regional business.

THE North East Chamber of Commerce is revamping and relaunching the way it delivers events for members and regional business.

Since March, NECC has worked closely with its membership to revisit its networking events with an aim to simplify the programme, introduce new aspects, and create a fresh engaging series of events for businesses to network.

The “Networking Revisited” events programme is a comprehensive package enabling businesses to engage and share ideas and experiences.

NECC events manager Daniel Marsden said: “Our new programme ranges from large-scale round-table networking to smaller presentation-focused events and localised informal networking.

“We have listened to what our members want and have created these sessions to provide the 4,000 businesses we represent with a much greater scope in terms of variety, location and venues.

“We will deliver over 100 events throughout the region from the Scottish to the Yorkshire and Cumbrian borders for businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. I am certain that attendees will find the new events fresh and focused and of genuine benefit to their business.”


The Knowledge: An opportunity for members and non-members to attend an informal session discussing presentation and networking skills in business followed by networking

NECC Local: An informal mix and mingle style networking event designed to bring local businesses and community together to share ideas, develop contacts and expand business opportunities.

The Stand Up and be Counted: A lively and fun event with attendees delivering 60 second presentations on their business, what they can offer and what they are looking for.

The NECC Exchange: The NECC’s flagship networking event encouraging an exchange of experiences, ideas and offers between members; intertwined with multiple opportunities to network and build new contacts. Members are invited in a round table setting to share successes, challenges and ideas with ample opportunity to mix and mingle before and after the event. Delegates can network around a mini-expo and develop networks further, and use a trading board to sell a special offer to attendees of this event only or place an ad if they’re looking for a particular service.

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