I was fairly new to my industry and new to the city I live in. I wanted to launch my business locally and I had a choice to advertise in the traditional routes or try networking groups.
I had been to the traditional breakfast and lunch networking groups and was starting to think they weren’t for me. They were a bit sterile and to scripted for my liking and lacked energy.
Then by chance I ran into Mark Luscombe who mentioned to me about coming to B4B Hull. I wasn’t to keen and to be honest had planned just to go once and check it out.
Well to my surprise I found this group a little more fun as well as professional enough to come back a second time.
I found the group of people made me feel welcome and very open to giving business and leads .The final selling point for me was that the regional manager was an ex teacher and love to educate us on the art of networking and social media as part of the membership.
The mixture of business received and the free training on twitter and networking made B4B Hull something i will always promote as the best networking group of its kind .