The busiest Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service Quarterly Connect gathering so far drew people from far and wide for a day-long session of networking, progress updates and presentations.
More than 50 representatives from Matchmaker SMEs, Key Delivery Partners (KDPs) and Programme and Project Partners (PPP) travelled to Solomons Europe’s Papcastle Depot offices for a new-look format meeting that proved to be a hit.
Outlining progress on Matchmaker 2.0 (the conversion of Heads of Terms into long-term SME framework agreements) and revealing the activities proposed as part of Matchmaker 3.0, it was a packed agenda for the packed room. There were also updates from PPP and presentations focused on social value, including an appeal for Matchmaker SMEs to support Growing Well - a mental health charity and organic farming enterprise - and its expansion into West Cumbria.
You can download a newsletter capturing what went on at Quarterly Connect 4, along with the presentations delivered, below.
Our thanks and appreciation to go to everyone who attended the event. Your enthusiasm, energy and dedication to building a true Matchmaker community, is key to driving success. Watch this space for further updates from the Matchmaker Service and plans for Quarterly Connect 5.
The Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Team.
We are always on hand to offer Matchmaker SMEs guidance and support. To get in touch with us please contact:
Hazel Duhy, Project Co-ordinator
Tel: 016973 44905