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Sara’s Blog: Exciting events for 2023

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A prime function of the Chamber is to provide a platform for likeminded businesspeople to meet, connect, support and learn from each other. Often, after to getting to know one another and building trust, people who first met at an event go on to build lasting business relationships, collaborate and work together.

Last year the Chamber hosted over 300 events attended by around 4000 delegates from 950 individual business. We are confident that no other business organisation in our area has this reach and breadth of subject matter.

Events ranged from speed networking up to our headline Staffordshire Business Awards gala evening and our Let’s do Business expo with informative seminars, local social events, sector focussed events and much more in the mix.

We will be hosting a similar number of events this year and we endeavour to attract even more delegates from more businesses with something in the programme for everyone involved in business. Several events were online, and we aim to continue providing a proportion of such events as they have the benefit of cutting both travel time and carbon emissions.

We take feedback from our events seriously and we always ask attendees what events they would like us to introduce to the programme or what they would like to see more of so that we can tailor the programme to demand.

An event for your diary in this quarter is Confidence Live taking place on 30th March at King’s Hall, Stoke. We have partnered with Roar Training for the one-of-a-kind event designed to help people develop the skills and mindset needed to build self-confidence, overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

Award-winning writer, Times newspaper columnist and broadcaster Caitlin Moran – who has nearly a million Twitter followers – will headline a high-profile line-up that will offer expertise and valuable insights at an innovative event aimed at boosting self-confidence.

In her hit book How to Be A Woman she talks about her unconfident younger self and the everyday niggles that could eat away at self-esteem – I’m sure we’ve all been there at some point. And the feeling can often manifest at the start of a new job or when setting up a new business.

There will be interactive workshops and other speakers will include business and industry leaders as well as stand-up comics as well as the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, gain insights from industry leaders, and take part in practical exercises that can apply to personal and professional life. 

For more details about the event, to view the full line up of speakers and to book a ticket visit: Confidence Live – Staffordshire Chambers

To view our events programme and create some exciting dates in your diary visit: Events Archives – Staffordshire Chambers

If you want to talk to us about any business issues, including funding, you can call our switchboard on 01782 202222 or call the Stoke and Staffs Growth Hub Helpline on 0300 111 8002 or email:     

Tom Hammersley

Digital Content Officer at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce. BA hons journalism graduate.

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