Today I’m not bothering with helpful legal tips, training and help with your contracts. I’m just writing a blog about brilliant people I’ve met, worked with or seen in the last 7 days – cos I’ve had an awesome couple of weeks! The network is working hard.
On Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to A Most Curious Party by the fabulous Ellie Kime – the Wedding Enthusiast – who had invited me to write a GDPR blog for the exhibitors at the Show. Great evening meeting eclectic and creative genius folk, off Brick Lane in London, whilst sipping espresso martinis – a tough gig, I’m sure you’d agree!
On Saturday – just round the comer the fabulous ladies of Planning Redefined were out in force with newbie wedding planners having a training and mentoring afternoon – and the feedback from the participants was excellent. Almost full up for the next session I hear…. Some contacted me through social media after the event, for legal help, even though I didn’t attend myself. This is when the power of doing good work, having a great reputation and a loyal and grateful network comes into its own- they did the ‘sell’ for me.
Today I’ve been out into the wilds of Leicestershire with the bunch from Above and Beyond… with great food from Thomas the Caterer and the effervescent Val Mattinson rounding up the troops for lovely informal coffee and chat with wedding suppliers of all sorts.
And finally, next week I’m training a group at Urban Weddings’ Manchester Wedding Supplier network meeting – talking all things contracts and compliance. Really looking forward to meeting Chelle and Zoey, and new folk and helping some businesses from the North West region at the event.
If I have the energy and the time, I may call into the Unconventional Wedding supplier meet up on Wednesday as well. I’m passing on the cat section of that afternoon (Linzi Barford….you all know what I mean….)
So, there’s the round up of events and networks and lovely people I’ve had dealings with and am fortunate enough to meet over these 2 weeks. I really hope I play a part in helping these networks keep on giving and sharing and promoting and nurturing all our member businesses.