Get Your Hemel Hempstead Business off to a Buzzing Start in 2013

The Olde Kings Arms Welcomes SMEs to its first Business Buzz of 2013 on 10th January.

Since its debut in February 2012, the Business Buzz series of networking events has been attended by 564 unique businesses across Hertfordshire. On 10th January, The Olde Kings Arms plays host to Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead, welcoming the local business community to meet, connect and share.

Katrina Sargent, one of the founders of the Business Buzz network, recognised that many SMEs were absorbed in the day-to-day running of their businesses, that they were missing out on opportunities right on their doorstep.

“Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead is held in the centre of town, making it accessible for local business owners to walk down, drop in and connect. These businesses are often facing the same challenges, so this gives them a great platform to learn from each other and recommend new connections and business opportunities that will help one another succeed.”

Business Buzz is an informal and relaxed networking event, with no advanced bookings and just £5 on the door, which includes unlimited teas and coffees from 10am – 12pm.

2013 sees the launch of the Business Buzz newsletter which is an opportunity for local businesses to be seen and heard by buzzing businesses across the whole network. This includes: Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden, St Albans, Watford and soon to launch Hertford and Tring.

Janice O’ Neill, host of Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead says: “I really enjoy hosting Business Buzz at The Olde Kings Arms. Having attended and run a number of different networking groups, I really enjoy the relaxed informal nature of Buzz. We see many of the same faces at Business Buzz every month, which speaks volumes for the amount our regulars get out of these events.

“New people are always welcome and if they are new to networking or would like to be connected to particular businesses, then that’s where I come in. I get real satisfaction connecting businesses that can work together. As an active networker my portfolio of contacts is vast which enables me to introduce and match individuals, dependent on their specific requirements to benefit both parties.”

Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead is proudly sponsored by Dacorum Borough Council and Hicks Chartered Accountants.

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  • Business Buzz is £5 to attend, payable on the door, no booking needed
  • Business Buzz Hemel Hempstead is held on Thursday 10th January and the second Thursday of every month at The Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 3AF
  • Business Buzz Watford is held on Tuesday 15th January and the third Tuesday of every month at The Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
  • Business Buzz St Albans is held on Thursday 17th January and the third Thursday of every month at The Slug and Lettuce, 13-15 Victoria Street, Town Centre, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3JJ
  • Business Buzz Harpenden is held on the first Thursday of every month at The George, 4 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire  AL5 2TBFor more information, visit: https://www.business-buzz.org/
  • Follow Business Buzz on Twitter:@bizbuzzherts
  • For more information or to speak to Janice O’Neill or Katrina Sargent, please contact: Shelley Doyle at Present PR on 01727 894975 / 07764 497362 or by email: shelley@presentpr.com