Grounded Creatives - My Meet up Event
This past Sunday I celebrated my second Grounded Creatives networking event. I organised the first one back in the Summer and as I loved every minute I knew I would have to make it a seasonal thing. My aim was to create a beautifully styled and inspirational networking event to help creatives in all fields meet up, network and learn a lot about business.
During my research the sort of networking events I was seeing a lot of looked so dull or totally over subscribed. I knew that I wanted to avoid hosting huge events in boring hotel boardrooms, instead I made sure to design meet ups that not only looked beautiful but they were also warm and welcome to all. As an events stylist I can’t help but have beautiful flowers and delicious food but I also wanted to make sure that the guests really learned something and got to network too.
I hope you enjoy taking a look at these lovely photo’s captured by my good friend Tia Talula. If you continue reading I also have a FAQ section below in case you’re wondering what the heck these events are all about!
What happens at the events?
My meet ups are an informal gathering of around 30 people in a beautiful venue, we start by having some time to network and get the know each other. I always have a guest speaker join the group and this time I had wonderful Hannah from Ditto Creative discuss all things finance and offer pricing advice for creative business. There is also a Q&A session so everyone can discuss their worries, thoughts and concerns.
What’s included in the ticket price?
Your £25 ticket price covers food (usually in the form of fancy canapés), a wonderful cake, soft drinks, all talks and expert Q&A sessions and an incredible goodie bag filled with lots of products made by my favourite makers.
Who are these events for?
Anyone who is creative! Whether you’re a hobbyist or running a full time business you can come along, meet new friends and hopefully learn a lot too. I always make sure to create a space that is open for everyone in all stages of business. We have photographers, stylists, graphic designers, cake designers, bloggers, illustrators and makers of all kinds coming along!
Where do the events take place?
I live in London so they will most likely be based here, however if you live in a different area with lots of other creatives let me know!
I hope you enjoyed an insight to my networking events! The next Grounded Creatives meet up will be sometime in the Spring (probably March) so please comment on this Instagram post if you would like to come along. The tickets usually sell out within a matter of days and that’s the best way for me to let you know!
Here are the links of all the brands that were involved in my winter meet up. If you like their work please do consider giving them a follow / buying their work as I could not have created this event without them.
Photography - tiatalula.com
Venue - www.insidestoreldn.com
Flowers - www.bloomandburnflowers.com
Cake - www.sugarplumbakes.com
Canapés - www.thebanqueteers.com
Guest speaker - www.ditto.uk.com
Calligraphed signage - www.instagram.com/calligraphybylibby
Drinks - londonessenceco.com
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