Popular Torfaen business club adapts during pandemic and sees membership numbers increase

Torfaen Business Voice, a popular business networking club in south east Wales has not only seen membership recruitment numbers jump over the past  few months with a stream of businesses signing up, but has also speedily adapted to the pandemic by offering regular online ‘virtual’  networking.

Membership now stands at over 80 and comprises existing businesses as well as start ups across a wide range of sectors.

Always keen to adapt and provide new opportunities for members, the committee, led by local business people, quickly developed monthly ‘virtual’ meetings in place of ‘in person’ quarterly events. These have enabled members to continue regular networking, make new leads, share their experiences, provide support to each other as well as learn from others.

In addition Torfaen Business Voice has recently published its quarterly magazine. This features case studies by members which focus on how they have approached sustaining and adapting their business in light of the  COVID-19 situation.

A bumper crowd of business people attended the most recent ‘virtual’ meeting held on Thursday 17th September.

Carolyn Jenkins, Business Development Officer at Torfaen based law firm Rubin Lewis O’ Brien said,

“The Torfaen business Voice meeting on the 17th September was very enjoyable, seeing contacts I have not seen for a while and being introduced to some new businesses - some of which had started during lockdown and some local businesses that have joined our friendly vibrant network. I am looking forward to the next meeting on 22nd October.”

The business club actively welcomes new members and is continuing its offer of free online membership until the end of December 2020 to businesses and start ups. Online ‘virtual’ meetings for members will be taking place in October and November.

More information about Torfaen Business Voice, how to join and the list of current members can be found at  Business Club

Posted on: Wednesday 23rd September 2020