First Walkie Talkie Netwalk a great success!
On Tuesday 13th January 2014, we hosted our first Walkie Talkie Netwalk in association with Andrew Harris from the Fit4Work team and Mat Richardson from the Charnwood Borough Council.
On this beautifully crisp and sunny winter’s morning, 25 people from a range different businesses gathered in the car park of Bradgate Park (Leicestershire) ready to Walk and Talk.
I think it’s safe to say it was a great success!
We set off in pairs (school children style!) and walked and talked about our business, our roles in the business and life in general. Every so often the whistle blew which was a sign that it was time to move up the line and Netwalk with a different person. It was a great way of meeting lots of different people from the local area.
Whilst talking away we were walking up rocky hills, muddy fields and marshland. It was a bit mushy underfoot but thats expected at this time of year. Given the stunning scenery and the fact that we were all too busy talking you didn’t really notice.
To make the most of our surroundings the ranger stopped to talk about areas of interest in the Park every so often which was a nice little extra. I think we scared the deer a bit as there were so many of us!
After walking for approx 2.5 miles (don’t worry that’s only an hour or so!) we all headed to the cafe for some coffee, bacon butties & croissants & jam.
The networking didn’t stop there. The room was full to the brim and buzzing with conversation between new contacts everyone had made. Business cards were exchanged and legs were rested before everyone departed with their muddy shoes.
Here is some feedback from the attendees of the first Netwalk:
” It was a lovely morning, which I thoroughly enjoyed! Definitely at the next one.” Morgan, Morgan Gleave
“It was so much fun I really enjoyed it, great event!” Kimmy, Image Consultant
“Thanks for organising us all today – a great bunch of people plus some exercise and fresh air !” John Shelton, mi360
A great morning of networking and a bit of light exercise whilst meeting new people…see you at the next one!
Future Walkie Talkie Dates for your diary:
10th March 2015
14th May 2015
8th July 2015
8th September 2015
10th November 2015
To book your place search “Walkie Talkie Netwalking” on Eventbrite.