Speed networking for businesses moved into the “ultra-fast” lane with support from the company bringing a digital revolution to Coventry.

The latest speed networking event organised by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce was held in association with Coventry CORE, the pure fibre network bringing ultra-fast internet speeds to the city’s business community.

Around 50 businesses from Coventry and Warwickshire attended the session at FarGo Village, the city’s newly-opened creative and cultural hub in Far Gosford Street that was among the first business locations to get connected to the Coventry CORE.

Julie de Thierry, membership and business advisor at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said the event had been a great success in helping businesses to expand their contacts.

She said: “Speed networking is a fun and fast-paced way for businesses to grow their professional network and gives businesses an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of businesses at one event.

“The fast nature of the networking made Coventry CORE an ideal partner to deliver this event and it was great to see so many businesses attend.  There was a real buzz with lots of new contacts being made.”

Coventry CORE, a strategic partner of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, was joined at the event by HBT Communications, a key internet service provider delivering a range of next generation communication packages over the network.

Those at the event were able to hear first-hand about the benefits that businesses based at FarGo Village are experiencing since connecting to the Coventry CORE through HBT Communications.

They were also given the chance to experience the power of the network for themselves through a live test of ultra-fast internet connectivity.

Brett Marshall, city business development manager for the Coventry CORE, said: “The network has already made a huge impact on businesses at FarGo Village by helping them to deliver a more efficient and speedier service.

“The speed networking event was a great opportunity for local businesses to find out how they can accelerate into the ultra-fast internet lane through our network.”



PICTURE CAPTION: Pictured, from left to right, are Brett Marshall (Coventry CORE), Julie de Thierry (Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce), Emma Harrabin (FarGo Village), and Chris Whelan (HBT Communications).

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