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Coffee and connecting drives collaboration at Discovery Park

Posted on 13/02/17

We love nothing more than a catch up – and it seems neither do you – with our last Coffee and Connect meeting one of the best yet. Thanks to those of you able to come along.

These informal breakfast networking events take place from 8.30am to 10am on the first Thursday of the month - just in front of the TV screens near reception at Innovation House or the reception area at Discovery Park House.

We launched these sessions last summer, and we’re over the moon at how businesses have embraced them, taking time out to meet their neighbours over a cuppa and a Danish pastry.

Coffee and connect breakfast networking at Discovery Park

The last Coffee and Connect held on 3 February brought 40 people together from companies across the site, big and small from a wide range of sectors and industries. A great start to the year!

This mix is what makes these events work so well, helping to bring this diversely successful community together. It’s not just catching up about weekends and the weather. As we have found, these events provide businesses with contacts on their doorstep that can lead to opportunities for them to collaborate and grow.

A great example of this was SCI (Specialist Controls and Tenants) who are currently looking to expand their team. Thanks to Coffee and Connect they got chatting to recruiters Morgan Jones, and have subsequently met up to discuss their recruitment needs.

It’s these tenant stories that we love to see, helping all 150 (and counting) of our on-site businesses to have the best year yet. So, don’t forget to clear your diary and come along to our next event.

The next Coffee and Connect takes place on Thursday, 2 March with more networking opportunities at our tenant update meetings on 8 March and 14 March. Want to know more? Contact: madeleine.absolon@discovery-park.co.uk

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