The first Lunch and Learn of 2017 took place at the business parlour in Dapper Sandwich on Wellingborough Road at the end of March and saw Dave Williams and Tom Jullings of marketing agency Onefoursix talk to attendees about how to create a marketing plan.
Running from 12pm to 2.30pm with a break for lunch in the middle, the event saw 15 people from the local business community attend and take away some useful hints and tips that they can apply to their own business, such as the importance of keeping a fluid marketing budget and how to decide upon and then reach your target market.
Created by Onefoursix in January 2016, the Lunch and Learn meetings were previously held at the University of Northampton Portfolio Innovation Centre and saw professionals from the local area meet once a month to have lunch and learn from Onefoursix about marketing methods that would get their businesses noticed. The event has now grown and will alternate between Onefoursix and guest hosts to enable attendees to learn about other business areas too.
Last week saw Lunch and Learn’s first guest host, Chad Ffowcs-Williams of Chilli Accounting, talk to attendees about the use of cloud-based accountancy software and apps and how they can save a business time that could be spent elsewhere in the business to help it grow. He also shared some top tips to better manage cashflow and provided some useful advice.
Dave Williams, Managing Director at Onefoursix, said: “We love facilitating these Lunch and Learn sessions and the feedback is always incredibly positive. We are happy that we can now open the floor to other local business owners and share knowledge on an even wider scale, incorporating a range of essential business topics. We are also pleased to be holding the events at the brilliant Dapper Sandwich who provide an amazing lunch for us all.”
Tom Jullings, Online Marketing Director at Onefoursix, added: “We were worried about taking a few months’ break from our Lunch and Learn sessions but we shouldn’t have. The demand for these events is greater than ever. We look forward to working with other local business owners to educate the wider business community and meeting more new faces over the coming months.”
The next Lunch and Learn session, ‘How To Build A Marketing Funnel’, will be hosted by Onefoursix at Dapper Sandwich at 12pm on Thursday 18th May. Tickets cost £15 per person and this includes lunch. To book a place, go to Eventbrite or call the Onefoursix team on 01604 779035. To find out more about Onefoursix visit www.onefoursix.co.uk.