KTN Entrepreneurs’ Forum

A series of networking events bringing together local entrepreneurs from the tech, creative and digital sectors to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

WHAT THE CLIENT WANTED / THE ASK

The Knowledge Transfer Network provide free access to funding and finance and through a series of events they wanted to expand their presence in the North of England. The brief for this event was very simple – to create an engaging environment for business owners from the tech, creative and digital industries to come together to learn from one another and form business relationships.

HOW WE ACHIEVED THIS / THE OUTCOME

The event format was kept relaxed with plenty of opportunity for networking and collaboration between large businesses and startups. We used attendee feedback to select monthly business topics and invited local business owners to speak and share their journey and facilitate group discussions. As a result we held 31 events in total, and expanded from Sheffield into Liverpool and Manchester, the events attracted over 1,300 targeted business owners from the tech, creative and digital communities.

“Freshly Squeezed are a great team to work with! They showed real commitment, and enthusiasm to the event and they went that extra mile to ensure we were supported throughout the event planning process. In particular, I really appreciated their ability to anticipate my needs and proactively put things into place to save me time or to ensure we covered all bases. I was made to feel at ease, and had every confidence that I could just show up on the day and everything else would be taken care of.”

– Ian Tracey
The Knowledge Transfer Network

“The KTN forum hosted by Freshly Squeezed is an extremely productive and engaging group of talented entrepreneurs. My active involvement within the group has lead to valuable relationships that have developed into the successful winning of important business contracts.”

– John Pawlik
Mantra Media

Thank you for a very well organised event.  I thoroughly cherished being part of the activities and coming across such enterprising folks. Time was used well and the hosts were very articulate and enthusiastic, all this factored into the very creative theme for the evening which in turn oriented participants towards an open, ingenious and constructive platform for discussion.”

– Kunal Sharma
HSBC

“Thanks to Freshly Squeezed for a great event in Sheffield. Had a great time meeting new people, hopefully people I can develop professional relationships with. I have attended a few business networkers in the UK. Yesterday’s was definitely the most fun one of them all.”

– Lee Hodson
VizRED