Organisers and speakers at the Sandgrounders Business Club in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

People will love the next Sandgrounders Business Club event in Southport – after it was moved to avoid clashing with Valentine’s Day. 

Organisers moved the date of the popular networking gathering from Wednesday, 14th February to Thursday, 15th February 2024 so attendees could put pleasure before work. 

The next meeting will be one that people won’t want to miss, with the chance to meet like-minded business people in and around the Southport area at the Big Help Stadium, home of Southport Football Club. 

The evening begins at 5pm with two great speakers appearing from 6pm. 

Attendance is absolutely free, with visitors asked to register here so organisers are aware of numbers:    

The sponsor speaker will be Sarah Blaney, Director of Werksy, Southport’s first ever co-working space. The guest speaker is Geoff Molyneux from Shout Connect. 

Sandgroundres Business Club co-organiser Chris Harding said: “The first meeting of the year for Sandgrounders Business Club which we held in January was a great success. We had an excellent turnout despite the inclement weather.

“We would like to say a big thank you to our two excellent speakers Pete Tynan from Bro Design and Tess Swainson representing North West Cancer Research.

Guests enjoy the first Sandgrounders Business Club at Southport Football Club. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

Guests enjoy the first Sandgrounders Business Club at Southport Football Club. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

“Please note the next meeting has been moved to Thursday 15th February so that we do not clash with Valentine’s Day on the Wednesday.

“I am delighted to announce that the speakers are Sarah Blaney from Werksey and Geoff Molyneux from Shout Connect. Sarah will be telling us all about the new co-working space in Southport town centre and Geoff will be presenting a great opportunity to visit four North West Business Expos for free.

“If you haven’t booked on already please book before the meeting at.

“The doors will be open at 5pm with free parking available outside and a pay bar inside. 

“If you are interested in becoming the Sponsor Speaker for just £75 or have any suggestions for an interesting and engaging Guest Speaker, please contact me, or any of our co-organisers.

“A big thank you to our main sponsors Southport FC, Midgley Carpet Cleaning, Stand Up for Southport and Birkdale Insurance Group.”

The informal Sandgrounders Business Club gathering is open to businesses in the Southport area and beyond. 

Visitors are welcome to drop in and stay and network, or chat with other local business people, for as long or as little as they like. 

Unlike other networking groups, there are no contracts involved, no fees and no restrictions on numbers of people in each profession. 

Each month sees two guest speakers invited to give short talks to guests – one a sponsored speaker, the other a community / local interest speaker. 

The sponsored speaker spot costs just £75. 

The Sandgrounders Business Club is organised by Southport Football Club, Birkdale Insurance Group, Midgley Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Stand Up For Southport and usually takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. 

Dates for the diary – meetings take place on:

15th February 2024;

13th March 2024;

10th April 2024;

8th May 2024;

12th June 2024;

10th July 2024.

Please register your place using this link

For more details of the Sandgrounders Business Club please email:

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