We had a fantastic turnout for our Yorkshire Day Connections Count in Wakefield this month, with over 25 delegates from a range of different businesses and industries.
On 1st August, Yorkshire Day, we held our popular Connections Count event at the county’s finest, the National Coal Mining Museum. Delegates arrived and helped themselves to pastries, bacon sandwiches and hot beverages. Upon taking their seats, there began the attendees’ elevator pitches to one another.
One attendee Richard Kimber, The Customer Experience Coach said of the event ‘I attended the last Connections Count at The Elsie Whiteley Centre, so this is only my second one, but I liked the range of businesses that attend and today I’ve already recognised people from the last event!’
The attendees' industries broadly ranged from Architects and IT solutions to HR and Massage Therapy professionals, with a mixture of Chamber members and non members attending.
For delegate Mike Rayner from Shaw Metal, it was his first time at a Chamber Connections Count, having recently joined membership, he said ‘It’s only my first time here but it’s been really good. I’ve already seen three different people about ways they can help our company’.
And Alan Sells of DreamWorks Massage Therapy, commented on the arrangement of the event; ‘I really liked the set up as you then know who you’ll be wanting to talk to after the pitches, and hopefully come away with lots of new contacts!’
Connections Count happens every first Thursday of the month, rotating between Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield for the ease of local companies.