Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

More details released about new business club coming to the East Midlands

An East Midlands businesswoman has released more details about the brand-new networking organisation which is set to come to the East Midlands later this month.

The Connections Club, brainchild of Barbara Hodgson, who also runs the Women in Business Network and Your Business Matters, launches in Northampton on Tuesday 29th January. The networking club is a membership organisation created for business owners, decision makers, experts and influencers to share experiences and knowledge and make new connections in order to grow and develop their companies.

As part of the monthly events, members will have the opportunity to speak about their businesses, engage in meaningful one to ones with other members and hear from guest speakers.

Barbara said:

“What makes The Connections Club a different networking experience is the opportunity to hear from successful business owners and leading experts in their fields on a regular basis. This may be key speakers discussing how they built their business or experts sharing valuable advice about a specific skill or tool. Members will get a chance to ask questions and take away some deeply valuable lessons from the people in the room, as well as building their business network.”

The Connections Club will also feature a regular panel where members can share business advice and challenges with the group.

Barbara continued:

“Places for the Club are filling up fast with people who really have something to say and valuable advice to share. Our hot seat will give members the opportunity to sound out new ideas, gain new contacts and overcome challenges, with the help of a panel of likeminded people.”

The Connections Club will have no lock-out for each profession but will have three slots available for each, in order to reduce competition.

Lucy Walsh, Managing Director of health and safety consultancy, Crystal Clear Compliance, has already signed up to attend the launch of the Connections Club. She said:

“I’ve known Barbara for a long time and have experienced her proactive approach to networking first hand. She always knows how to get the right people in the room to form strategic, fruitful and long-lasting business relationships with some fantastic results.

“The Connections Club is set to be a little different and I’m extremely Interested to see how it works. The Club has been designed for companies of all sizes and people across all sectors who are serious are growing their businesses. I’m looking forward to hearing from key speakers – it is always incredibly useful to learn how individuals have grown their businesses and become successful, and together with the opportunity to ask questions, I believe this aspect will benefit so many people. As well as meeting new contacts, it will give members the chance to go away and put new lessons they have learnt into practice. The Connections Club is definitely an exciting new area of networking I have certainly not seen before.”

The Connections Club meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of every month at Collingtree Park Golf Club from 12-2pm. The Club launches on Tuesday 29th January, with the meeting fee costing £28. Annual membership ensures a regular commitment from attendees in order to attract quality businesses and is £300. Attendees of the launch will have the opportunity to get a 20 per cent discount on this price. The first official meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th March.

For more information or to book your place, email Barbara Hodgson at [email protected] or visit:


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