Connecting with others is a skill that once learnt can be instrumental in opening up new opportunities, helping individuals and organisations to develop and grow.
At Devon Business & Education Centre, we want to provide opportunities for new and experienced business people and educators to expand their networks and make new contacts. In the inspiring location of DBEC, networking is informal, engaging and value driven.
One of our Partners is the 373 Group a business networking group that was founded by Tom Hope and Chris Lorimer with a view to help local businesses become successful through "friendship, collaboration and knowledge".
This 373 Group event will tackle the thorny issue of how to ensure your employees are fully engaged in your business, bringing their energy, enthusiasm and creativity to work. Hannah Foster, People Director of Flybe will illustrate some of the challenges and opportunities of achieving optimal employee engagement and consider some of the approaches she has implemented in her career in Flybe, the Church of England and Pearson.
This event will also feature "the friendliest networking in the SW", delicious refreshments and will also be an opportunity to prepare your pitches for the 373 Group Awards for 2018.
The Reverend Alan Dodds tells his amazing story of how he recruited a young musician to his band who became one of the most iconic figures in the music industry, David Bowie. He will share his story of those formative years for Bowie in his first band, The Konrads. This event will also chart the early years of rock ’n’ roll through music, pictures, stories and a lot more.
This event is raising money for Action to Prevent Suicide and Alan will also tell his story of how a blind date in 1964 changed his life, led him to his Christian faith, and eventually to the vicarage. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and reminisce.
The event will include prosecco, canapés and great company . We ask for donations of circa £20 per attendee on the door. Please also bring some cash for a raffle.
All proceeds to Action to Prevent Suicide where it is our aim to put on training for 20 suicide prevention mentors in early 2019.