First Thursday in York
I believe that we are really lucky in York to have such a close & friendly business community. One example of this is the First Thursday group. We meet...you guessed it...on the first Thursday of every month, straight after work - so from 5.30pm(ish) and people stay as long as they want. Some people have flying visits, while others (more hardcore than myself) have been known to stay until the bar closes (or the Indian beckons).
The great thing about First Thursday, and the feature that sets it out from the rest, is that it is an "informal soiree". We meet up, have a drink and a chat. We get to know our peers socially, with no obligation to give a pitch or even 'talk shop'. This helps to bond us as a group, to gain trust and to understand how each of us interacts with real people.
I'm sure some of you are thinking that this is just an excuse to go to the pub, and yes it is always good to meet with lovely people in a bar, however it certainly helps my business because I completely buy into the saying "people buy people" and First Thursday gives me the opportunity to get to know the people behind the business, and let's them get to know me. There is no need to book, just turn up or you can contact me and I will look out for you. You can find us on Facebook and LinkedIn