Updated: Jul 7, 2019
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Fresh Connections (FC) business networking group was founded in February 2017 by entrepreneur Nicole Pinkney.
The concept of the group is to create a forum for black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to come together, make new connections and network with positive and progressive like-minded entrepreneurs.
Fresh Connections is a safe environment for members to network and connect. The London group currently has over 160 members. One of the objectives was to expand the network to other regions in the UK, with the formation of FC Birmingham.
Fresh Connections networking groups have grown largely through word of mouth and personal recommendation. Over the last 12 months Fresh Connections, has organised 8 networking dinner events which have given members the opportunity to meet face to face, consolidate initial connections and build stronger business relationships.
As a result of being in FC, members have gained new customers, collaborated & expanded their contact base.
With an array of African and Caribbean businesses in Fresh Connections groups including Retailers store owners, Business Coaches, Caterers, Bespoke Tailors and Fashion Designers, Building companies, Videographers, Graphic Designers, Accountants, Counselors, Event Planners, Production Company but to name a few.
The motto of Fresh Connections is to 'Lift As We Climb', which means offering a hand to reach out and pull others up as we collectively aim to motivate, inspire and support one another's endeavours. As Fresh Connections continues to work its way up north of the country we welcome FC Manchester, FC Leeds, FC Bradford and FC Huddersfield to the family.
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Nicole Pinkney | Founder of Fresh Connections