Yesterday the btc held a special event to say ‘thank you’ to all residential and virtual office clients.
20 businesses were able to exhibit their services and products and 18 delivered a one minute pitch to introduce themselves to the rest of the btc and Chells community. A total of 65 clients dropped in to network and meet others, and a free lunch was provided by btc bistro management company ‘EatLunch’, who also gave away a week of free lunches in their business card draw.
Special guest, Roberto Perrone of BBC Three Counties Radio gave a short speech and then conducted his drive-time radio broadcast live from the btc, interviewing 12 small businesses on the air, sharing success stories and business insights.
Also speaking live on air was Councillor Sharon Taylor OBE and btc Centre Manager, Pauline Philips. Pauline said:
“We wanted to bring something a bit different to the hub as a way of saying thank you to all the businesses based here. Networking and PR are crucial essentials needed to grow any business and we wanted to bring these opportunities direct to them. It was an exciting event to run and the feedback has been fantastic.”
Others that attended the event included Business Relationship Manager, Mena Caldbeck, and Councillor Ralph Raynor from Stevenage Borough Council, who own the building. Ralph said:
“We are proud of the calibre of local businesses we’ve got working at the btc so the ‘Thank You’ event was a great way for us to acknowledge the work they all do. I would encourage any early stage or new business looking for advice or a new workspace to get in touch with the btc as the facilities and support on offer are second to none.”
The btc currently supports 107 growing businesses as well as 28 start-ups based within the shared workspace facility. Others that attended the event included Councillor Ralph Raynor and new Business Relationship Manager, Mena Caldbeck, from Stevenage Borough Council.
To check out the highlights from the event, see below.