Free Coventry Networking – Covhour Live

On Thursday 11th October #covhour moved from Twitter to the beautiful surroundings of the Old Grammar School in Coventry City Centre.

The night got off to a great start with refreshments supplied by Esquires Cafe which included the famous Coventry Godcake. If you join us for #covhour regularly you will know there is always much conversation about Godcakes and the fact that the #covhourlive team hasn’t tried them. As they were on the menu it seemed the obvious choice and they certainly went down a storm.

Jo Brooks took to the stage to welcome everybody to the event and then it was on to Martin Sutherland who spoke very inspirationally about Coventry 2021 and the path we would be taking over the next couple of years, and how everyone has the opportunity to be involved.

It was then on to the ever enthusiastic Trish Willetts who talked with passion about her plans for Coventry City Centre over the coming months and years.

Adrian Woolford shared details of the team who were sleeping out in Coventry Cathedral in aid of St Basil’s Charity.

Kate Keene from Piece of Cake Marketing shared some top tips for taking part in #covhour and then it was on to some networking.

A great night was had by all, stop by the Facebook page to have a look at all the amazing photographs from the evening.

A big thank you to our speaker Martin Sutherland from Coventry 2021 and Trish Willetts / Adrian Woolford from Coventry Bid. Our sponsors for the event EMK Events and Coventry Bid and the wonderful photographer for the evening, David Fawbert.

The #covhourlive team

Jo Brooks (#covhour founder), Christine Cooper (Unique Facepainting), Sam DeMarco (Uni City Lodge), Karen Heap (Socially Shared Business Support Network), Rebecca Jones (Glory Design), Kate Keene and Emma Kavanagh (Piece of Cake Marketing) and Trish Willetts (Coventry Bid).


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#Covhour was started on 22nd August 2013 and was the first online networking hour for Coventry.  It was set up with the aim to help local businesses to connect, to share information and to support each other.  Now with a community of more than 10,500 followers in less than four years, we can safely say that this has been achieved!   


The unique thing about this online networking group is that it was started by a local Coventry woman Joanne Brooks and unlike most other groups she does not run her own business she is employed by a business in the City.  When asked about the reason she started #Covhour Joanne replied "I enjoy connecting people and I am so proud of the city having lived here all my life, that I wanted to do my bit and to give something back.  I have met so many wonderful people through #Covhour and although it is a big commitment running the networking hour every week, I just love it!"  

Joanne continues to host #Covhour every Thursday between 8 pm and 9 pm and so why not join in this Thursday? 

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