Here are some photos taken at today’s MYnetwork meet up at Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre 9am-11am. MYnetwork is brought to you by Ramsdens Solicitors LLP, SMileS SMS, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce & The Media Centre.
If you want to see more photos taken from today’s event and previous meet ups then please visit our Facebook page ‘ME Consultancy Ltd‘.
If you want to join the MYnetwork group you can join our Linked In group – http://ow.ly/95kL4 or follow us on Twitter @MidYorkshireNet. If you don’t have either then just come along to our next meet up on Wednesday 16th May, it’s a very friendly and informal networking group so why not come join us for a coffee and a chat.
After weeks of prepping for the event, sorting out our stand and tweeting all about it….the biggest conference in the North was finally upon us, The Yorkshire Mafia Conference.
The conference was held at the Royal Armouires in Leeds on the 21st and 22nd of March. As soon as we arrived at the event the atmosphere had a really buzz and everyone was full of enthusiasm for what the two day conference had in store. With around 150 businesses exhibiting at the conference, over 3000 delegates expected over the two days and an exciting seminar list the event was set to be a great networking event for all involved full of opportunities and prospects.
We were exhibiting at the conference in the Armouries Hall on stand 8. We’d already set up our stand on Tuesday afternoon so only had a few last minute things to do to get our stand ready, however our trusty Touch Tower which we take along to all conferences blew the screen just before the conference started. It tripped all the electric on our side of the conference hall, leaving many of the stands without electricity. Although the Touch Tower was still a good attraction to have at our stand we couldn’t manage to fix it to load our presentation about our products and services, plus we had lists of memorable geographical numbers which where for sale and available on the day.
It was a fantastic location for our stand as we were right next to the entrance for the seminars being held in the Bury Theatre, which meant we had a good flow of traffic passing by our stand throughout the two days. If you want to know more about what was going on at our stand visit our previous blog post – ‘Why you should visit us at Stand 8 at The Yorkshire Mafia Conference.’ Read the rest of this entry
Take a look at some of the photos from this month’s MYnetwork meet up held at Cafe Ollo in The Media Centre.
MYnetwork is a friendly, informal networking event held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at The Media Centre from 9am-11am. If you want to become a member join the group on Linked In – Mid Yorkshire Network.
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MYNetwork links West Yorkshire businesses
You can also read this article on The Examiner Website.
NETWORKING group based in Huddersfield is combining new technology and tradition to bring businesses together across West Yorkshire.
The Mid Yorkshire Network – which makes use of online communications and old-fashioned face-to-face meetings – began life three years ago under its original name of the Kirklees and Calderdale Business Group.
Following a rebrand last August, the newly-named MYNetwork now has more than 900 members – and continues to grow in numbers.
About half of its members are business people from Huddersfield and Halifax with the rest drawn from surrounding areas.
Founded in 2008 The Yorkshire Mafia started as a LinkedIn group, Geoff Shepherd and Sat Mann wanted to get Yorkshire businesses trading more with Yorkshire businesses. In under two years the group has grown to over 7,000 members, which is quite amazing considering membership is tightly controlled helping make it Yorkshire’s top business membership group.
As Geoff says “The Yorkshire Mafia brings together executives and stakeholders from the Yorkshire Business Community to meet, network, share experience, learn, build relationships and ultimately trade (where appropriate). This is all done in a relaxed and sales-free environment.”
As part of their networking activities the YM has monthly ‘Big Yorkshire Mafia Drinks Evening’ which are held at many different venues in many different areas within Yorkshire, for example past drinks evenings have been held in York and Leeds. Having drinks evenings in a wide variety of areas within Yorkshire allows more businesses within Yorkshire to meet new contacts and potential customers. It also helps encourage the main ethos of the YM which is to help Yorkshire businesses trade with fellow Yorkshire businesses. By arranging these drinks evening they give the Mafiosi a chance to get to know each other and network in a friendly atmosphere with like minded businessmen and women.