24 Jul Kettering Business Network Are Finalists Again!
For the second consecutive year the Kettering Business Network has been shortlisted for the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2017.
The KBN is up against three other business network groups all hoping to be awarded the prestigious Northamptonshire Business Group of the Year title.
The Kettering based network was founded by town businessman Simon Cox in June 2015, when it was then made up of just four members and now two years on attracts more than 40 people every month to its meetings.
Mr Cox’s vision was to establish a new business forum for the town and the surrounding area and the meetings have grown and flourished.
Mr Cox said: “I was more than aware there was a need for a new business network in the town and I wanted to gauge what the level of interest was. The response over the last two years has been incredible, from our initial small beginnings to now with the interest for our meetings increasing all the time.
“I have had the pleasure of growing and developing the network with a great team of people all working together for the same purpose.”
He added: “I am so pleased and quite overwhelmed by the network’s continuing success and to make it through to the finals for a second year is just an amazing achievement and one to be celebrated by all those involved.
“The network is a-non-profit-making initiative with its main aim to get people together to generate business in the area and for the businesses to work together to help sustain the business community within Kettering and the surrounding district.”
Finally, he said : “It would obviously be fantastic to win the award in October, but to be able to have a Kettering business organisation receiving recognition at the event is definitely as important to us.”
The other three business networking groups shortlisted in the same category are: The Northants Business Club, Lunch & Learn Northampton and The Trainers Network Northamptonshire.
The winner of this award will be announced at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa.