First Coffee Means Business Networking – A Great Success!

More than 30 business people attended the launch of North Norfolk District Council’s Coffee Means Business networking event organised by Genix, the business engagement specialists.

The first networking event was held at North Walsham on 23rd September. These monthly, informal events give businesses the opportunity to chat over coffee, make new contacts, gain knowledge and inspiration.

North Norfolk District Council has appointed Genix to organise and host Coffee Means Business in the North Norfolk area as they could see there is a need for a regular networking opportunity for businesses which didn’t involve expensive membership fees.


North Norfolk District Council has appointed Genix because it is a not for profit organisation which, for over 20 years has been supporting businesses. In Norfolk Genix provides, free business advice sessions for established businesses and start-ups, subsidised business skills courses and events for ambitious small businesses and self-employed people.

Cllr Nigel Dixon, Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development said: “It was a good informal session and a chance to hear directly from companies in our region; I’d encourage other businesses to get involved and come along to the next session on the 20 October at the Red Lion in Cromer.”

Alex Till, Chief Executive of Genix said, “It was fantastic to have so many businesses attend Coffee Means Business. 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.”

Gary Parker hosts Coffee Means Business and commented, “My thanks to our sponsor, Ruth from Different Dimensions who demonstrated why having a website that is user friendly and designed for the right target market will bring more sales for a business. Ruth’s examples showed what happens when we get it wrong and how Different Dimensions can provide the information a business needs to ensure its future customers buy from them and not a competitor.

 “Genix aims are 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 Thursday 20 October at The Red Lion Hotel, Cromer from 9.30am until 11.30am. There are no membership fees, just £2 towards coffee payable on arrival and booking isn’t essential.


For more information

Contact Genix  - 07496713103

 Lawson, Communications Manager at NNDC on on 01263 516344.

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