So today the 1st March 2021 is our birthday!
Two years ago today I hosted the very first Business Lounge event at the Waterfront in Gillingham and since then we have had over 220 attendees ‘through the doors’ of our events. Within six months of launching, we had five groups meeting across Kent on a monthly basis.. then Covid hit and we had to hault all plans to grown the Business Lounge and move onto Zoom, it has been an experience to say the least but one thing has been proven, if you have a dream, a goal, an intention, a plan to make a difference then ‘Just do it!’, don’t let anyone stand in your way, tell you it is a bonkers idea, tell you it has been done already and who are you to do XYZ, just go out there, stay on your own path and get it done! I try not to imagine where we would be today with The Business Lounge had Covid not stopped us in our tracks but at least we are still here, once we can get back to in person events we will grow again and be the best we can be offering support to all local businesses.
On a slightly sad note, the Waterfront in Gillingham has permanently closed due to the pandemic, that was a beautiful venue on the river and had the best facilities for us to host our events. I am sure you will join me in wishing the Staff who looked after us so well all the best for the future.
I am now on the hunt for a new venue in Medway for when we go back to in person events, hopefully this Autumn. If you have any suggestions of a venue with free parking, good refreshments, great vibe and ambience then let me know (photo is one of our first events at the Waterfront)
So we have our speakers lined up for the next few months, get your diaries out and get booked on, I am capping the events with immediate effect.
Pre-booking essential as numbers capped at 20 so you have a chance to get to know and hear from everyone in the ‘room’.
UPCOMING EVENTS :
Friday 5th March
with Malcolm the Photographer!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Profile Pics
Friday 9th April
with Alison Wright, Senior Partner and Wealth Manager with a presentation on a ‘Happy New Tax Year’
Friday 7th May
with Jon Forbes of Add Sales
‘People don’t buy people’ controversial but thought provoking!
Friday 4th June
with Kerry Gregory ‘Head of Shiny Stuff’ at Gemmology Rocks
‘How much does it take to be an expert’
Friday 2nd July
with Adam Clegg ‘Top Dog from Swift Accountancy’
As always I am here to support you all, if you would like to book a 121 with me; here is my diary link
calendly.com/thebusinessloungeltd and to find out how you can be more involved in The Business Lounge Community, maybe as a guest on the Podcast or Guest Speaker later this year, then please get in touch.
Thank you all who have come along to our events, supported The Business Lounge events and continue to support one another every month.
Award Winning Business Development Coach – Ocean Coaching
Award Winning Business Networking Director – Founder of The Business Lounge ‘not just networking’ Ltd
Partner of Autosparx Vehicle Solutions, Auto Electrical and Vehicle Security Specialists
Proud to announce The Business Lounge founder Anita McAloren was awarded Runner Up Business Woman of the Year in the Kent Women in Business Awards 2019 and 2020!
The Award Winning Business Lounge has expanded! Since its inception in March 2019, we now have successful groups covering Kent with more planned across the UK.
Our Award Winning Business Support ‘Not just networking’ monthly events are open to all businesses with no lock outs or exclusion.