May Latest News

by Sonny Cutting

As we roll into May, we’re looking at the calendar and scratching our head at how fast the months are flying by!

We’ve had a great year so far with lots of superb add-ons to the brand, including an exciting new partnership with Steve Wilson of First Friday Networking - read about the latest case study on the website for more info and watch this space! Along with newly forged relationships, we have secured over 40 businesses so far for the September Business Expo at the Kings Church, Burgess Hill and we are expecting our exhibitor space to be sold out by July.

In May, Net XP attended a gala evening with Burgess Hill Business Parks Association and managed to win a raffle prize of a staggering 380 Magnums. Yes, you did read that correctly... 380 Magnums in a mixture of flavours; White, Strawberry and Classic. Our Managing Director's freezer was not big enough to take them all so Consort Frozen Foods on Victoria Way Industrial Estate generously allowed him to take them in smaller batches.

Exhibitors to the September expo will therefore each be given a Magnum of their choice as part of their goodie bag – though to prevent melting and soggy goodie bags, the collection point will be the café area!

Acumen Business Convention
Net XP also attended the Acumen Business Convention earlier in May. This annual convention sells out each year with approximately 300 business executives attending, entertained by many prestigious speakers. This year speakers included; Rob Forkan, co-founder of Gandys, who together with his brother, turned their personal tragedy of being orphaned in the 2004 Tsunami into a positive driving force to help other underprivileged children; Sanderson Jones, co-founder and CEO of Sunday Assembly, who led a workshop based on outlook, beliefs and values; Penina Shepherd, founder of Acumen Business Law, who insightfully made us question the pursuit of happiness; and the inspirational keynote speaker, Jonas Kjellberg, Co-founder of Skype, who asked us to reimagine the future and asked us what we can learn from the companies that survive competition.

Maarten Hoffman of the brilliant Platinum Business Magazine, also signed up again as our Media Sponsor for the Burgess Hill Expo on September 7th, so look out for latest news in their Mag and other events we're involved with.

Watch out June...... We're powering up with a local PR agency, Rose Media Group to push the brand and profile it in local media from early June.