Christmas CovHour

On a chilly night at the start of December we held our last #Covhourlive of 2018 at Smiths Nurseries & Garden Centre in Baginton.

Christmas jumpers, bow making and Rudolph hoopla proved to be lots of festive fun. Mick, Tara and the team laid on a festive fayre of mulled wine and pastries in their winter wonderland. Santa made a surprise appearance and said there was still time for us to make it onto the nice list! Whilst we networked around 20 people created wreaths under the watchful eye of expert Nancy.

Jo welcomed the attendees and then handed over to Mick who filled us in on the history of Smith’s which is now being run by the third generation of the family, we were also honoured to have Mr Smith senior in attendance.

Then it was onto the Covhour awards

Kate Hunter from Bear Cleaning won Best Newcomer 2018.

The Consistent Covhour Contributor went to The Weavers House.

Best Gif Sender 2018 went to Heather Kincaid from the Belgrade Theatre.

Best Coventry Product 2018 went to Cov Pin Club - Etch & Pin

Best Christmas Jumper 2018 was won by Kate and Emma from Piece of Cake Marketing for their two woman jumper.

Finally the team surprised Jo with her own award for her commitment to #covhour.

As clock struck 8pm it was time to started tweeting, although many attempted to tweet there was much more chatting going on (just as it should be).

Many thanks to Mick, Tara and the team at Smiths Nurseries & Garden Centre for hosting the event and providing refreshments and to our wonderful photographer David Fawbert for capturing great images of the evening.

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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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