Two Ladies Called Fran Launch Business Networking Event

Richard Cooper from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce to Officially Re-Open Luton, Face-to-Face Business Buzz Networking Event

Business leaders across Luton and Bedfordshire are invited to join Richard Cooper, the Chairman of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of local business at the official opening of Luton Buzz on Tuesday 13th June, from 10 am – 12 pm at The Hat Factory Arts Centre Cafe on Bute Street.

Luton Buzz – the informal, non-membership networking event was a lively well-established monthly meeting in the Luton business calendar prior to the pandemic. So many people will be delighted to know it is back up and running again with brand new hosts and local business owners; Fran Webster from Kip McGrath North Luton and Fran Borg-Wheeler from Heart-Centred Leaders – Buzz wanted one host and got two, both named Fran!

Fran Webster reached out to Business Buzz after a recommendation from a colleague within her network. She realised there wasn’t a group on her patch, but saw Buzz was looking to relaunch in Luton. After a meeting with the team, Fran was invited to see a nearby launch in Aylesbury where she met Fran Borg-Wheeler and they instantly hit it off! They both decided they would like to launch Business Buzz Luton together and have been firm friends ever since.

The Frans have said: “We both believe in the power of networking to enhance business. Just as Business Buzz has already given us the opportunity to collaborate, we are both excited to be co-hosting Luton Buzz to provide local businesses with accessible, affordable networking opportunities. We’re pleased to be joined by Richard Cooper, Chairman of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, who brings with him many years of business expertise!”

During the pandemic, social interaction on a business level had never been more important.  Networking groups, like Business Buzz, gave business communities across the UK the opportunity to stay connected and support one another online.

Since the world has now returned back to “normal”, the appetite for face-to-face events is stronger than ever.

Simon George, Co-founder of Business Buzz, said: “I’m pleased that our Luton Buzz is back up and running again. Networking is an essential tool for small businesses to collaborate with one another and has the potential to encourage new business opportunities within the community.”

As an informal networking group, the emphasis is on making meaningful connections with like-minded people, not selling, making it a thoroughly enjoyable way to support your business. There are no membership fees or subscriptions – everybody is welcome, and tickets to each event cost just £8.

After the official re-launch, Luton Buzz will meet at the Hat Factory Arts Centre on the second Tuesday of every month between 10 am and 12 noon.

For more information or to book a ticket to attend, visit: To discuss becoming part of the team or a local sponsor, email or tweet @bizbuzzbeds

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