Date: 16th May 2013
2. Get expert advice
3. Eat cake
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BRING A GUEST & WIN 6 MONTHS OF COFFEE & CAKE
For the month of May we are running a special promotion. Ask a guest to book on the May meeting and accompany you then email me with the name of your guest (email@example.com). Your name will be entered into a draw and the first one picked out of the hat at the May meeting will be booked on to the next six months of Coffee & Cake meetings for free!
(please note: the booking can only be used by the named person and the six months will run from the June to the November meeting inclusive.)
The Coffee & Cake Business Network meets every third Thursday of the month. Meetings are friendly, informal and informative and include a Q&A session with a business expert each month.
The May meeting is on Thursday 16 May 2013
Venue: Café Society, 15 Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DR
£5 (plus Eventbrite fee) including coffee & cake (advance booking)
In Experts’ Corner… Christine Emmingham of Grayling PR
Everyone starting or running a business can benefit from promoting their business through PR activities.
These can range from writing press releases and approaching the local newspaper, radio or TV station, to social media activities, PR stunts and writing newsletters or blogs.
Christine has worked in marketing and PR environments for 30 years, firstly in magazine publishing at IPC Media where she was Publicity Manager for magazines such as Ideal Home and Marie Claire. She has worked in PR agencies in Yorkshire for the past 18 years across a diverse range of sectors including retail and lifestyle, education, health, property and industry – both nationally and at local levels. She has also worked extensively on campaigns that promote and support small businesses.
Christine heads up Grayling North PR, based in North Leeds, where the team is currently increasing exposure and enhancing reputation for clients including M&S, St Modwen Properties, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Disposables UK, and the NHS.
The PR activities undertaken by Grayling include: strategic insight and campaign planning, media relations, social media campaigns, copywriting (press releases, websites, newsletters and e-newsletters), video production, stakeholder engagement, media training, crisis and issues management and public affairs.
Please note: this event has limited places and some previous Coffee & Cake events have sold out, so please ensure you book your place online in advance of the event (payment on the door is £7).
“If you haven’t attended a Coffee & Cake Networking event yet, I urge you to book on. Michelle has pulled together a great group of local business people, making networking an absolute pleasure. The experts are varied and interesting and the Q&A style, ‘chaired’ by Michelle makes for a stimulating discussion. And all with a large helping of delicious cake!” Deborah Ogden, My Style Confidence
“Networking has been key to building my business and Michelle’s events are always well-attended, relaxed occasions that allow you to develop relationships.” Sarah Gathercole, Mosaic Virtual Office/The Office Fixer
Previously in Experts’ Corner
April 2013 – Marcus Costello from Wright Angle Marketing
March 2013 – Henryk Zeintek, Huddersfield Examiner
February 2013 - Janet Bebb, Social Progress
January 2013 - Tracy Sheldon, Brug Consultancy
December 2012 – Sean Jarvis, Huddersfield Town Football Club
November 2012 – Jason Taylor, Kirklees College
October 2012 – Jean Kent, West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency
September 2012 - Liz Tattersley, Welcome to Yorkshire
August 2012 – St John Emms
June 2012 - Judith Wright from Wright Angle Marketing
May 2012 - Vera Woodhead of Edimo Coaching
April 2012 - Peter Hanson, Colin Bateson and Roger Lawton from Strategy to Succeed
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