The Tees Valley Business Compass team
Tees Valley Business Compass is set to shake up the region’s networking events as part of Darlington Business Week, with its new Networking and NERF Wars event.
Load your gun, take your aim, and prepare to shoot a potential future business partner from 6pm – 9pm on Wednesday 10 October at Northern Echo Arena, Darlington.
The Tees Valley Business Compass is hosting the event in partnership with public relations firm Harvey & Hugo and business solutions provider Advantex, and you’ll have a chance to find out more about the services they offer.
Gemma Walton, marketing and events manager at Tees Valley Business Compass, explained: “We decided to do something a little bit different for our next networking event, and we think NERF WARS will definitely do that.
“When you go to networking events on a regular basis they all tend to blend together in the mind, but we think this is one that our attendees won’t soon forget.
“We are expecting the event to be a huge success, so I would urge all businesses and individuals that are interested to sign up as soon as possible.”
On signing up, attendees will be asked to answer some questions to make sure they connect with the right people for their business.
After spending 20 minutes in a controlled networking session making connections with the right people and businesses, delegates can spend 20 minutes creating a different type of relationship as they’re split into teams to face off in the NERF WAR.
Pete Noble at North East-based IT support firm Advantex, said: “What's not to love? Free pizza, beer and getting to shoot like-minded business professionals with a Nerf gun instead of just throwing your business card at them!
“We're delighted to be partnering with the Tees Valley Business Compass as part of this innovative networking event, and we're looking forward to collaborating with some of the most exciting and forward-thinking businesses the Tees Valley has to offer.”
This is the first time Tees Valley Business Compass will be hosting this event, with further ones taking place in Hartlepool (28 November), Middlesbrough (February), Stockton (March), and Redcar (May).
Becca Robertson from Harvey & Hugo added: “We’re pawsitive this is going to be a great event and will provide something different and unique to businesses during Darlington Business Week.
“We’re excited to get our teeth stuck into this event and hope people won’t get too ruff with the NERF GUNS.
“You’d be barking mad to miss it.”
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