June 14, 2016 @ 16:21 by Alison Cowie
A peer-to-peer business mentoring group is launching a Newcastle group following a successful 20 months in operation in Yorkshire.
Food4Thought, founded by Gary King, one of Yorkshire’s leading growth and strategy experts, has launched two successful groups in Leeds and one in Sheffield which has proved so popular, plans are in place to launch a group in Newcastle on July 4.
The first North East event will be held at Malmaison on Quayside from 6pm.
Meeting monthly with a three-course meal and wine, business owners come together to discuss a different topic relevant to business growth including marketing, sales and product innovation.
Food4Thought has seen over 50 business owners in attendance since its formation and, with increased demand from across the region, Gary plans to extend the support to business owners in Hull, York and Wakefield also.
Gary said: “Business owners of growing firms often don’t know where to turn for support. Bringing a group of likeminded experts together in a relaxed setting to offer each other advice and support, has proved to be a useful platform to generate ideas, build confidence and aid business growth.
I’m delighted with the feedback received following the first three groups and I look forward to rolling them out across the country.”