Festive Networking Kicks off December

Our Norwich Christmas Breakfast has annually been a highlight of the Norfolk Chambers events calendar; finishing the year with a morning of fun and festive networking. 

On the morning of 5 December, Norfolk Chambers members arrived during sunrise to be greeted by Holiday Inn Norwich North’s fantastic Christmas trees and a room filled with twinkling lights. 

Getting into the spirit of things, attendees pulled out their best Christmas attire with everything from flashing jumpers, Santa earrings and even a full elf onesie! Morning cuppas were served and networking went into full flow. 

This year we chose to support Break Charity at the breakfast event. Break support children, young people, and families in four key areas: young people in care and moving on, children and young people with disabilities, families in need of support, and children at risk. We were pleased to be joined by Michael Rooney, Relationship Development Manager for Break as our host for the morning. 

Michael kicked off the morning by talking about all the amazing things Break do, and how businesses can get involved in such simple ways. For example, simply dropping off items you clear out over Christmas to one of their charity shops helps to make a positive difference. The first networking activity was then introduced which was Christmas anagrams. Each table had to work together to unscramble the anagrams and find the festive words. Breakfast was served shortly after to allow attendees to continue their conversations.

Following breakfast it was time to bring back our classic safari move. Each attendee had to pull a card out of an envelope and move to a new table. This was an opportunity to mix up our attendees and get them to make new connections. To break the ice we then had our final networking activity which was a Christmas quiz. We asked attendees on their tables to name the 12 days of Christmas and Santa’s eight reindeer. One table almost had it but ended up getting days 11 and 12 mixed up – which meant another table ended up being crowned the winners. 

To round the morning off, Michael was tasked with choosing the best Christmas outfit at the breakfast. Despite the tough competition and multiple light up jumpers, our overall winner was David Tuthill of Coleman Opticians in his elf onesie. 

It was a great morning and a wonderful way to finish off a year of great networking with Norfolk Chambers.


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