The MK Big Chat hosted by myself and Iain Stewart MP was a huge success on Friday with more than 50 businesses, charities and organisations from across Milton Keynes getting involved with a day of networking.
Organisations from Willen Hospice to Santander to Brioche Pasquier attended the event at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill which opened to the public from midday.
The first half of the day was specifically for the organisations to be able to network amongst themselves under one roof.
While there are lots of brilliant networking events across the city we felt these were often separated into sectors so it was really exciting to have businesses, banks, eateries, medical charities and so many more all together to share their experiences and talk about how they can work together.
I would really like to say a massive thank you to everybody who had a stand at the MK Big Chat and every member of the public who attended and made it such a fabulous day for all!
Below are a few comments left from attendees:
"Great venue and the spotlight speaker sessions were great"
"Great networking opportunities with a very friendly atmosphere"
"Friendly, well organised, good mix of attendees"
"Liked the mix of business/community/charity and the encouragement and talking and partnerships"
"Bringing local organisations together to better understand what people are doing to help their communities"
"Very well organised. Plenty of stands and guests"