More than 100 people attended the official launch of NNBN, a new business membership organization for north Northamptonshire.
Founding members of the NNBN joined the event at the Chester House Estate on Wednesday (March 2) where attendees heard from those behind the new organisation, Simon Cox and Marie Baker, about their story and why they introduced NNBN to the area and the membership benefits .
The event was hosted by Jessica Pilkington from Pilkington Communications and attendees ranged from local businesses, business support organisations, charities, town councils, community groups and executive members of North Northamptonshire Council. They also heard from the supporters of the new organisation, Cllr Jason Smithers, leader of North Northamptonshire Council, Kate Denne from the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and both Kirk Underwood and David Tonks from the Business & IP Center Northamptonshire about why they will be supporting the new organisation.
NNBN director Simon Cox said: “We are delighted with the launch of the NNBN and would like to thank the founder members who joined us as members ahead of the launch. We are looking forward to working very closely with our founder members, helping to drive business in the north of the county and supporting businesses along the way.
“The NNBN is a very special organization which values it’s members. We are here to help support them, understand the help they require to run their businesses, promote them and engage with them. We are delighted that we’ve been joined by a range of organizations already and we will be growing as we go forward and ensuring local businesses know they have an organization they can talk to.
“We look forward to driving business activities going forward including the first evening networking event for both members and non-members, taking place later this month at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa as well as other new and exciting events taking place in the future which will drive business in the area.”
“Both Marie and I would also like to thank Beccy Hurrell from Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts, Charlie Stone from Shire Sounds Radio, Kerry Bate and Debi Noone for all their hard work and support on the night which was captured by Nick Freeman from Nick Freeman Photography. We would also like to thank The Cake Story and Time to Celebrate in Kettering for supplying the cakes and balloons for the launch and both Jack Pishhorn and Tom Jolley and all the staff from The Chester House Estate who looked after us and our attendees throughout the night .”
NNBN founder members are: Accommodation Concern, AJS Express Parcels, Bean Counters, Beat Route Radio, Beauty Bar Desborough, Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts, Big Voice, Brightwayz, BTS (UK), Chester House Estate, Datastore 365, East Midlands HR, Glamis Hall, Goldings Communications, Kate Coulson HR & Training, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, KR.Eativ Architects Ltd, Mojo Accounting, Nene Legal, Nick Freeman Photography, Pilkington Communications, Polka Dot Events Management, Poppy Design Studio, QL Physiotherapy, Rob Adaway Structural Solutions, Robyn Allen Solutions, Rodney Hogg, Roger Owens Racing, Serve, Shire Sounds Radio CIC, Simon Davey Consultants, Simon Laskey Accountants, Smart Octopus Voice Agency, Smash Table Tennis Kettering, The Deakon Project, The Mallows Company, Travel Counselors , Val Adaway – Utility Warehouse, Wellness, Weight and Management Centre, Wheelie Klips, Wilson Browne Solicitors, Wine Chateau, Work Place Solutions and WorkChum.