A Stoke-on-Trent business networking event hosted by BCRS Business Loans proved to be hit with professionals after attracting an impressive number of attendees at its April meet-up.
Pint after Work, which provides attendees with the chance to build professional relationships in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, attracted over 30 business professionals on Thursday 7th April.
The event has become renowned for connecting business people from Stoke-on-Trent, and surrounding areas, over a complementary beverage courtesy of BCRS Business Loans. The not-for-profit lender, which provides business loans ranging from £10,000 to £150,000, believes that networking in an informal environment is conducive to really connecting with other attendees to build a fruitful professional relationship.
Held at the Stoke-on-Trent Moat House from 17:30 onwards, the event was hosted by Zoe Wilkinson, Business Development Manager at BCRS Business Loans. Supporting small and medium sized businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, Zoe delivers funding from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Business Loan Fund, run in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council respectively.
Zoe Wilkinson said: “Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who came to Pint after Work. I was delighted to see so many people attend this event – it turned out exactly as I had hoped. Business professionals from a wide variety of sectors came together to network over a pint and enjoyed the informal atmosphere.
“We don’t ask you to make awkward elevator pitches or to follow a specific procedure, we simply provide an opportunity to mingle with local professionals and have a jovial evening – whether that involves talking about work or discussing last week’s sports results.
“I do hope that everyone took something useful away from this event, or perhaps a useful new contact and I look forward to seeing you at our next event,” concluded Zoe.
The date for the next Pint after Work will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but you can rest assured that as soon as we have finalised a date we will send invitations to our contact base. If you would like to learn more about this event or to express an interest in attending next time, please send an email to Events@bcrs.org.uk.