Business Networking at Holkham with a Difference

Holkham Studios at Holkham Hall, Norfolk is the venue for the next Coffee Means Business networking event. For the organisers, business support organisation, Genix, Friday 28th July will be the 10th networking event they’ve held in North Norfolk, and the second at Holkham Studios.
Genix chief executive, Alex Till said, “Coffee Means Business at Holkham in April attracted 40 businesses who not only networked in fantastic surroundings but also had a tour of the managed office space available at Holkham Studios.
“Once again, we’ve planned a memorable morning to include bacon rolls, networking in beautiful surroundings and a tour to include Holkham Forge.”
Holkham Forge, which for the past eight years has been operating from the 19th century forge on the Holkham Estate are one of the tenants who uses the facilities at Holkham Studios. The collective of three artist blacksmiths, James Spedding, Roger Foyster and Helen Spedding (and their apprentice Robert Stewart-Baldrey) are passionate about creating bespoke metalwork for clients. Recently they created gates and railings for a Gold Medal winning Show Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, commissioned by Blind Veterans UK and discussed the project with HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex who is the patron of the charity.

James said, “It was fantastic to be recognised for the high standard of work we produce.
“I’m extremely pleased Coffee Means Business is returning to Holkham Studios. On this occasion we’ll have the opportunity to showcase the varied work we produce here, in North Norfolk. The previous networking event held at Holkham was extremely useful. I met many business people who I wouldn’t otherwise meet.”
Coffee Means Business will be at Holkham Studios, Holkham Hall NR23 1RU on Friday 28th July from 9.30am until 11.30am. There are no joining or membership fees, just £2 payable on arrival, thanks to Genix Patron, Box-it East who sponsor the events.
North Norfolk District Council appointed Genix in 2016 to organise and host Coffee Means Business in the North Norfolk area as they could see there was a need for a regular networking opportunity for businesses which didn’t involve expensive membership fees.

Genix was chosen because it is a not for profit organisation which, for over 20 years has been supporting businesses. In Norfolk Genix provides business advice sessions for established businesses and start-ups, subsidised business skills training courses and events for companies, business owners and self-employed people.
More details regarding Coffee Means Business can be found at www.genix.org.uk or by calling 0800 096 3013.

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