Networking is an indispensable skill for anyone looking to learn from the best and open doors in business. On Wednesday Week 4, Lancaster House Hotel will be hosting the ‘Big Breakfast Networking Event’, where there will be key business representatives from the Lancaster and Morecambe area in attendance. The event has been established with the support of the Lancaster District Chambers of Commerce, the Ethical Small Traders Association, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Lancaster Student Business and Sustainability Society and several other key, local organisations. All of these representatives will be seeking to establish valuable connections with enterprising students from Lancaster University, whether they be students with business-orientated career plans in mind, or just curious to the opportunities available so close to campus. This is a very unique opportunity to students who wish to expand their network and make valuable and useful connections for the future.
The talks being held with these businesses are far more informal than many other networking events; the businesses will not be talking to students in the manner of a job interview, but will seek to become aware of the minds and personalities that will possibly be making up the structure of their businesses in the years to come. And, as the title of the event suggests, there will be a buffet and refreshments available to all attendees. One of the key individuals involved with the event will be Aaron Crewe. Aaron is the Managing Director of SEO 24/7, a digital marketing agency based at Lancaster University’s InfoLab21 that has been awarded the title of Best Marketing Business in Lancashire. Aaron’s role is to encourage both businesses and students to engage with one another over the course of the morning, and will also be giving a helpful talk on why it is good practise to share business connections.
The event will be held in the hotel’s Bowland Suite from 8:30am and will finish at 10:30am, and anyone who wishes to attend must book a place. The cost for students is £6 plus VAT, which includes the price of the buffet and refreshments. The price for others is £10 plus VAT. To book, simply go online to the Lancaster District Chambers of Commerce website, find the ‘Big Breakfast’ webpage under the ‘Events’ header, and you will be able to book your tickets from there. This is a key event for anyone with business aspirations in the local area so be sure to attend.