A networking success story – making connections at our annual conference

One of our core principles is to connect our members with people and projects for greater success.  Throughout the year, there are many occasions when we are able to offer connection opportunities to our members. But perhaps one of the most important, is our flagship annual conference. At our 2016 conference, 60% of our delegates cited ‘networking’ as […]

One of our core principles is to connect our members with people and projects for greater success.  Throughout the year, there are many occasions when we are able to offer connection opportunities to our members. But perhaps one of the most important, is our flagship annual conference. At our 2016 conference, 60% of our delegates cited ‘networking’ as one of their main reasons for attending the conference. It’s clear that this event has value both from an information dissemination point of view, but also as an opportunity for our members to network with their with peers, and other industry stakeholders.

So we were delighted when Allen Pluck, Chief Executive of Portobello Business Centre, told us about a connection he’d made with the editor of SME Magazine at our conference last November. After meeting at the conference, Allen was interviewed for the magazine and the story has been featured in a online blog, looking at how his agency is helping SMEs and start-ups in West London. The in-depth interview shares Allen’s thoughts on the challenges facing business start-ups in London, it talks about some of Portobello Business Centre’s biggest success stories and looks to what the future might hold for the business development and enterprise agency. It’s a great piece of PR for the agency, and the wider sector. We’re thrilled that we were able to enable the networking connection through our conference.

Read the full interview: Case study: Help is at hand for SMEs and start-ups in west London