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Huge success for KuKu in Notts

Huge success for KuKu in Notts

KuKu Connect once again shines in Nottinghamshire, as the multi award-winning co-founders of KuKu, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson hosted their first Nottingham networking event to great success.


KuKu’s first physical ‘in-person’ event in Notts since the pandemic was hosted by the Waterside Bar + Kitchen located on Trent Bridge in West Bridgford. The Waterside Bar + Kitchen, which itself opened during the pandemic is a fantastic bar, eatery and venue located right on the banks of the River Trent at the gateway to the new Waterside developments, which is an exciting hub for investment, property and lifestyle, perfectly located for the buzz of the city centre and the more village-feel of West Bridgford.


The hugely popular KuKu business networking events, which take place monthly in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire are informal and relaxed events, with no pitches and no presentations, simply a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, with no sales push. The receptions are hosted by some of the top venues in the region, where authentic, people-focused business relationships are built over cocktails and canapés, which all come complimentary with KuKu. What is less known about KuKu is the array of membership benefits, in addition to the award-wining networking events, so be certain to read about KuKu Membership, which is packed with value to help your business grow, connect and to raise your profile across the Midlands:


“You are never left alone at a KuKu Connect Reception and we always welcome the new and nervous to our networking events, as we actively host and help connect businesses together. The warm welcome and genuinely friendly atmosphere is something we are very proud of and it really does make the networking much easier, especially for those who are newer to networking, so come along as our guest and connect away with other decision makers over a drink, something nice to eat, always in a fab setting.” says Stephen Goddard, ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur of 2021’ National Best Business Awards

“Our Connect Receptions always take place on set times for each county during the month, always 6-8pm, which is a great time for busy business leaders, as there is a much relaxed feel to our events, it also brings a far more diverse range of sectors you wouldn’t usually find at local networking events. The receptions themselves are hosted by some of the top businesses and venues all over the region. Each monthly Connect Reception is hosted by a different host, so you could be a hotel, restaurant, museum, gallery, farm or real retreat and we offer a complimentary partnership for a whole year to our brilliant hosts, so if you are looking to raise your profile with thousands of businesses and organisations right across the region, do connect with us.” says Philip Brooks-Stephenson, KL


KuKu Connect really have won the hearts of the East Midlands business community during the pandemic, having set-up daily free support services, which they rand for over a whole year, whilst pausing their membership subscriptions to aid businesses struggling during lockdown. KuKu’s Stephen and Philip worked tirelessly and have supported thousands of businesses, charities and venues all over the UK. Their voluntary service and entrepreneurship has made a huge impact in the region and wider country and has been recognised at global and national level and resulted in a string of awards and accolades which has helped put East Midlands businesses on the map and at Love Business we really do love KuKu.


If you’d like to attend a KuKu Connect Reception as a free first-time guest, please visit:


Waterside Bar + Kitchen

Waterside host an excellent brunch menu until 2pm daily, cocktails, even frozen cocktails, seltzers, non-alcoholic gin, proper draught beer, with a great menu selection for lunch and dinner. So whether you are looking for a casual few drinks and bite to eat with friends, a cocktail fuelled evening with family and friends, or good proper coffee with clients or colleagues. The venue boats an outdoor terrace and bbq area, with its own private hire area, perfect for parties, receptions and events, business or pleasure, so a great venue to visit, with a welcoming atmosphere to both those dressed up and those looking for a late breakfast with daily freshly prepared cooked food in the kitchen itself. Team parties, client lunches, meeting and Christmas parties around the corner, be sure to visit Waterside Bar + Kitchen soon.

Brunch is highly recommended, as its always hard to find a breakfast/brunch menu served after late morning, so do visit:



Watch the KuKu Connect Reception at Waterside Bar + Kitchen in Nottinghamshire

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