Ask the Expert networking event a roaring success!

Posted 14 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Nearly 70 guests gathered today at Chester Racecourse to attend the Chamber’s first ‘Ask the Expert’ networking event. Greeted with breakfast favourites such as pastries and breakfast bars guests were able to network with many others in a reaxed and informal environment.

Guests were seated and conversation filled the air, new and existing connections were made and strengthened. The second half of the event meant delegates were then introduced to the event’s guest experts – representatives from numerous businesses from across the region, each a specialist in their field offering free advice. The Chamber was very proud to have the following expert’s attend;


IT Support – MWL Systems

Business Support – Cheshire West & Chester Council

Education, Training and Apprenticeships – South and West Cheshire College

Printing – Cat N Mouse

Legal – Hillyer McKeown

Business Advice and Accountacy – Ellis and Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

Banking – Natwest Business Banking

Wealth Management – Mercer & Associates Wealth Management

Cyber Security and Network Services – Protos Networks

Recruitment and Resourcing – Insignia Resourcing Limited

Fire Security Solutions – Jackson Fire & Security Limited

Bespoke Software Development – Overbyte Interactive

SEO – Tree Frog Digital

Marketing – Umbrella Marketing Team

Policy and Business Representation – Matt Hodgson from West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

Export and International Trade – Export Department from West Cheshire & North Wales and Becky Stark from Stark Export Focus


Our experts faired very popular with everyone in attendance and all of our guests made the most of the unique opportunity to seek free advice. Attending the event, Jaz Duhra and Jade Garston of Bolla Prosecco commented “Today’s event was really good, we didn’t quite meet who we were looking for but everyone was very accommodating and pointed us in the right direction.  We also got to talk to a range of very interesting and knowledgeable experts – it was very beneficial!”

Speaking on behalf of the Chamber Jenny Davidson, Membership Support and Events Manager at the Chamber said “Thank you to everyone who came today and helped us to launch this unique event. Its very rewarding to witness first hand our members engage with one another and learn from each other which we hope these kind of events help to do.  I would also like to extend my thanks to the hardworking team at Chester Racecourse who are always attentive and were the perfect host. Finally, thank you to our experts who made the time to help their fellow members by offering free and knowledgeable advice.”

Our next Ask the Expert Event is going to take place on 2nd May 2018, we hope to see you there!