Kickstart the festive season with an engaging, informal and informative session, bringing local small business owners together to build networks and provide support.

Join FSB and Regus as we provide a festive platform for business owners from across the North East England Region to come together in an informal and engaging environment.

Our guest speaker from the University of Sunderland will be covering the business support they can offer to help your small business start, grow and thrive.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network, provide peer support, learn about local support streams, and provide candid feedback on topical matters impacting your business - whether these are challenges we can help you overcome, issues that need to be raised, or opportunities to increase support provisions that will enable business success.

9.30am – arrivals and refreshments, informal networking
9.45am – Welcome and introductions (FSB)
9.55am – A word from our hosts (Regus)
10.00am – Breakout session 1 (opportunity to network in small groups)
10.25am – Guest speaker (Sunderland University)
10.35am – Breakout session 2 (opportunity to network in small groups)
11.00am – Closing remarks
11.30am – Event close

Free-to-attend with pastries and refreshments available. Christmas jumpers are optional but encouraged! Open to both members and non-members. Places are limited so book early. Attendees will also receive an exclusive FREE one day pass to use the facilities at Regus in Sunderland, courtesy of our hosts.

Parking available on-site, register vehicles with reception to avoid incurring a charge, or pay by using the instructions displayed.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please contact Harry Harrison (07977 430000)