Free events to be relaxed and informal, with the first scheduled for Cluny Clays on October 20
Fife Chamber of Commerce is launching a new series of informal networking events to give local businesses the opportunity to meet in a relaxed environment.
The first ‘Fife Social’ event takes place on Thursday, 20 October at Cluny Clays and is open to everyone regardless of whether they are Chamber members.
Organisers say the series is designed to provide a relaxed and enjoyable networking environment for Fife’s businesses to get together and build relationships without the pressures of traditional networking events.
Events will run from 4.30pm to 7pm, with guests welcome to attend for as little or as much time as they like, and have no rigid format or set agenda and no speakers.
Fife Chamber chief executive Alan Mitchell said: “Networking can often be quite formal and it is a daunting experience for many people. The Chamber champions connecting people and we felt there was a great opportunity to introduce events more focused on a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere, where introductions and relationships can occur and grow naturally. We created the Fife Social events to realise this and we are very excited about welcoming everyone to Cluny Clays.
“With further monthly events already planned through to next year in Dunfermline, St Andrews and Glenrothes, Fife Social is a fantastic opportunity to make new connections whilst enjoying yourself.
“We hope that all of our 300 member organisations will come along to support Fife Social and we are encouraging them to bring along guests who may not be Chamber members themselves – the whole event is designed to get Fife businesses talking, without strings attached.”
The Chamber has also recently cemented its ongoing support of Army veterans, reservists, cadets and the wider Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at a business breakfast held at the Old Course in St Andrews during the Dunhill Links Golf Championship.
By signing the Covenant, which is a UK Government initiative to acknowledge the Armed Forces’ contribution and sacrifices made to and for the country, the organisation has pledged to recognise and support the unique business value which military personnel and their families can contribute to both the Chamber itself and wider society.
Fife Chamber board member John Silcock, who signed the Covenant with Captain Chris Smith, Naval Regional Commander for Scotland & Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, said: “Our signing of the covenant lays out in writing our clear commitment to providing opportunities for military and associated personnel within the organisation, and to extending our support further by encouraging the Chamber’s business members to do the same.”