New group launches for Corby businesses


Corby Business Network, a new group designed to bring together the town’s businesses, has launched at Prior’s Hall Golf Club with more than 50 different companies in attendance.

Guests took part in informal networking and enjoyed free bacon rolls courtesy of Priors Hall Golf Club. They then heard from the Mayor of Corby, Cllr Julie Riley, who officially opened the meeting, and Simon Cox, founder of the Kettering Business Network, before participating in some table networking.

Corby Business Network is led by Debi Noone, Managing Director of Corby-based company Outsourced Virtual Office, and was set up with support from Simon and the rest of the Kettering Business Network team.

Debi said: “I was so impressed by the Kettering Business Network when I attended as a visitor. There was no commitment to a membership and I could attend as and when an event fitted in with my schedule. And, as a working mother, the start time of 9.30am rather than a networking breakfast also appealed. Aside from all that, I really enjoyed the events. The informal, friendly atmosphere and genuine ethos of supporting each other, rather than selling to each other really stood out to me. I felt that Corby could really do with a group like this so approached Simon about setting one up here. The response to our first meeting has been fantastic.”

Simon Cox founded the Kettering Business Network in 2015 and the meetings have quickly grown in popularity. As well as Corby, new Business Network groups have also launched in Wellingborough and East Northants, with plans for others on the horizon.

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