Networking and building relationships through business networks are crucial to businesses success, for large and small business. A recent Virgin Money study showed that businesses recorded a 40% conversion of prospects to new customers through face to face meetings. Human interaction and building good business networks is something which North East businesses excel in.

Following the success of the North East Marketing Managers’ Lunch and Learn group events, design and marketing agency Vicki Stone Marketing have teamed up with Gosforth’s Carr & Co Solicitors to host a series of quarterly local business networking lunches.

Vicki Stone, owner of Vicki Stone Marketing says – “I met Valerie from Carr & Co Solicitors at a networking event a few years ago and since then, have become a client of ours.”

Vicki continues – “Getting to an early morning breakfast networking meeting is not always possible for lots of business owners and professionals. So we thought we’d test the water with a lunch event. We already have lots of businesses booked to come to the September 22nd event, which is a promising start of something new.”

Valerie Wormald, senior director at Carr & Co Solicitors adds “It is well known that Newcastle is a thriving centre for commerce so we are thrilled at the prospect of bringing together local businesses from Gosforth and beyond. In our increasingly impersonal digital world the ability to develop genuine and trusting relationships in a face-to- face setting is fast becoming an invaluable tool in standing out from the professional crowd.”

All businesses are welcome to attend the events, and don’t have to be located in Gosforth. The first event is at Adriano’s restaurant on Gosforth High Street on Thursday 22 nd September 12-2pm.

For more information visit the Vicki Stone Marketing website http://vickistonemarketing.co.uk/gosforth-business-lunch-with-vicki-stone-marketing-carr-co-solicitors/ or the eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gosforth-business-lunch-with-vicki-stone-marketing-carr- co-solicitors- tickets-26877679864?aff=eac2