Momentum is building ahead of the event launch for Swindon’s newest networking event, Swindon Buzz, as the group gains support and sponsorship from two local businesses, easyStorage Thames Valley and SupportWise IT Services.
Swindon’s business community is invited to attend the launch on Thursday 18th March between 10am-12pm to make better business connections and to support and prepare workers as we come out of lockdown and full-time working from home.
A UK study of employees has shown remote working is creating a ‘cycle of fatigue’ and mental health concerns, so it is vital that interactions on a business level are maintained. Business Buzz has invested in an innovative ‘virtual cafe-style’ platform to provide a more natural networking experience than video call meetings.
Buzz Swindon sponsor, Christopher Goodchild, Company Director of SupportWise IT Services, said, “My team has been attending Business Buzz events for a while, so when I found out one was launching in our hometown, I jumped at the chance to be involved. It’s a really enjoyable but useful event and I think fellow business owners will really get a lot out of it.”
Business Buzz does not charge a membership or subscription fees, tickets cost just £5. There is no professional lockout, everybody is welcome. Attendees can relax knowing they have the freedom to drop in and speak to who they like for as long as they like without worrying about elevator pitches or referral quotas.
Emma Glass, of easyStorage Thames Valley, added, “Having been a regular attendee of other Buzz events, we’re excited to sponsor Swindon Buzz. We chose to set up our business during one of the toughest, and most uncertain periods on record and networking virtually has helped hugely to raise our profile. We look forward to helping the Swindon business community connect with each other and getting to know them better.”
Swindon Buzz will meet virtually for now on the third Thursday of every month, and plans are in motion to secure a fun and friendly central venue once face-to-face events are possible again. Its events typically attract 25-70+ attendees.
Lisa-Marie Mallier, a marketing consultant and Host of Swindon Buzz, said, “It is easy to feel isolated and disconnected when working from home. The innovative online platform we use for our virtual Buzz meetings provides a vibrant café-style setting perfect for driving great conversations. It is proving to be really good fun and definitely offers more room than Zoom!”