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Spaces going quickly for Mussel Club’s biggest-ever Sunderland event

aaNS Mussel Club2POPULAR EVENT … John and Laura outside Sunderland City Hall
REGIONAL business networking organisation The Mussel Club will host its biggest ever Sunderland meeting at the beginning of next month.

The Club is holding its next gathering at Sunderland City Hall on Friday, February 3, from 9am-11am. More than 250 people have signed up so far for the event – titled What’s Happening in Sunderland – after the success of a similar event at the same venue last year.

The Mussel Club’s John Longford, a financial advisor at Northern Spire Ltd, will host the meeting, and guest speakers include Neil Guthrie, Development Director at Riverside Sunderland; Chris Healy, Senior Manager at Land and Investment at Sunderland City Council, and Laura Kerry, Assistant Manager at City Hall.

John said: “Places are going amazingly quickly for our City Hall meeting – and it’s not surprising really as our guest speakers have unique knowledge of ongoing and upcoming riverside and city centre developments.

“If local business people want to know what’s going on, Neil, Chris and Laura have the answers in terms of what the future holds for the city. Our meeting will be in the Council Chamber which can accommodate up to 300 people, but more than 250 people have signed up already, so there aren’t many spaces left.

“It will be our biggest event in Sunderland so far and shows the interest there is in what’s happening in the city at the moment. People are signing up as new members in order to attend, which is really encouraging. Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions of our panel of experts – there is so much rumour and conjecture about what might and might not be happening, but these are the people who know what’s really happening.”

Laura added: “Neil and Chris are at the heart of developments here on the riverside, the city centre, the seafront and further afield and they’ll be focusing on what’s happening in Sunderland in 2023 and over the next few years.

“I’ll be talking about City Hall and the opportunities for businesses and organisations to use our brilliant spaces.”

The meeting is being support by the café based inside City Hall, Brew and Bake, who will also provide teas and coffees to attendees.

Headquartered in Sunderland, The Mussel Club holds regular networking meetings across the north east and is free to join. The Club has been going since 2006 and is led by MD Matthew Cook, who is also a financial adviser at Northern Spire.

For more on the Mussel Club, or to join, go to www.themusselclub.com

For more on Northern Spire, go to https://partnership.sjp.co.uk/northernspire