Monday, 28 November 2016 00:00

Fakenham’s Coffee Means Business Networking

Written by  Leanne Castle
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More than 30 business people attended the North Norfolk District Council’s Coffee Means Business networking event at Fakenham, organised by Genix, the business engagement specialists.

The event was held at the Prince of Wales Stand and Genix welcomed local businesses who had the opportunity to network over coffee, make new contacts and gain knowledge and information to help their business grow.

North Norfolk District Council has appointed Genix as it is a not for profit organisation, supporting businesses, to organise and host Coffee Means Business in the North Norfolk area. They could see there was a need for regular networking opportunities for businesses which didn’t involve expensive membership fees.

Nigel Dixon, North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “For many businesses, networking can provide excellent opportunities to gain insights, information and new ideas.

“We’re delighted to be able to help provide a series of friendly, professionally inspiring and easily accessible events which will take place in different parts of the district over time.”

Gary Parker who hosts Coffee Means Business for Genix said, “It was fantastic to have so many businesses attend Coffee Means Business. There was a really great atmosphere and some great connections were made. We’re very grateful for the support of North Norfolk District Council who understand the importance of helping businesses to grow ensuring future employment and apprenticeship opportunities for the area and increasing the prosperity of the county.

“My thanks to our sponsor, Ruth from Different Dimensions and to our speakers from Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants and Lloyds Bank. Our aim at Genix is to support business growth in Norfolk and Coffee Means Business provides businesses with an informal, friendly environment in which to network, establish new business contacts and make sales.”

Coffee Means Business will next be held on Friday 27 January at The Scarborough Country Inn at North Walsham from 9.30am until 11.30am. There are no membership fees, just £2 towards coffee payable on arrival and booking isn’t essential. For full details got to


Photo courtesy of Andrew David Photography

Last modified on Monday, 28 November 2016 21:28

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