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Unlock the Power of Professional Relationships – Networking is Great for Business

Successful businesses build strong connections. They create robust relationships with individuals within the company, clients, stakeholders, and business contacts. When you appreciate the power of nurturing and utilising strong professional connections, your business will thank you.

It pays to remember that building relationships is more important than just making connections. Networking isn’t just about connecting on LinkedIn. It’s about creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial connections. It takes time and effort, but staying in touch and checking in regularly pays off, leading to loyalty, friendship and success.

Unlock the Power of Professional Relationships with HB Accountants

Networking offers numerous chances to seek advice, and exchange tips. That’s why HB Accountants organises a quarterly Ladies Networking Lunch, believing strongly in the benefits networking brings to businesses. Here are the details of our next working lunch

  • Date: Thursday 29th February 2024
  • Time: 12.15pm – 2.15pm
  • Location: Fanhams Hall, Ware
  • Tickets: £32.50 including 2 course lunch
  • Click here to register

Do you know anyone in Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Hertford, Harlow or the surrounding areas who would benefit from our ladies networking lunch? Feel free to share this blog.

Business Growth and the Power of Networking

Don’t take our word for it! Emma Robson, director at Stort Valley Gifting, understands the value of networking and is an advocate of nuturing professional relationships too, she has even started her own networking group, which Team HB attend.

“Networking has been key to the growth of Stort Valley Gifting, and the connections we have made through attending both regular and one-off events have been invaluable.  Talking about your business to others, particularly when you start out, can be daunting, and we wanted to create something that was different to everything out there – completely free of charge, no standing up to speak, just the opportunity to chat in an informal environment with others. 

Our first event attracted in excess of 65 companies and already, for the event on the 8th February 2024, we have 69 signed up.  It doesn’t matter whether you are an artist or an architect, a plumber or a printer, just starting out or been established for years, everyone is welcome. You never know where a chat over a beer (from a local brewery of course) may lead.

From the feedback at the last event we know that several people worked together or forged relationships after the event, and this is exactly what networking is about.  We live in an amazing area with so many incredible businesses and we should be proud to shout about what Herts and Essex have to offer “

Emma robson | stort valley gifting

Networking: Utilising Hoddesdon Business Improvement District (BID) Networking Events

In 2017 the Love Hoddesdon Team, made up of local business people, supported by Broxbourne Council, established a Business Improvement District (BID) in Hoddesdon town centre. Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have been operating successfully across the UK for over a decade and there are many established around the country, principally in town centres.

The Love Hoddesdon BID offer networking too. HB Accountants’ director, Karen Chase, sits on the Board of Directors for the BID and chairs the training and development sub-committee. Team HB attend and help organise the BID networking events.

We meet once a month on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meetings are priced at £10 per person with hot drinks included. If you would like to attend, please contact Vicki at HB here:

If you would like to talk to us about networking or to discuss any aspect of accountancy, taxation and payroll, we would be happy to help. Do give us a call. You can contact us on 01992 444466.  We’re accountants for business and for people. We’re here to help.

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