NETWORKING WITH FREELANCE MUM
Networking with Freelance Mum – it’s the mother of all networking!
We're truly excited to be joined by Senior Designer for Aardman Animations; Gavin Strange!
By day Gavin is the Senior Designer for the brilliant Aardman Animations and by night he goes by alias of JamFactory, where I indulge my passion for side-projects, from filmmaking to toy design, illustration to photography. He wrote 'Do Fly' and is passionate about speaking about the things that he loves.
What is networking with Freelance Mum?
In short, it’s business focused networking, in a fun family environment where children are welcome. Children are encouraged! Yes, it is a bit bonkers, but with careful thought & planning, it works.
Meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month, with the exception of September & International Women's Day, AKA, Brave, Bold & Bonkers on March 8th.
All Freelance Mum meetings, are held at St Paul’s Church on Coronation Rd, BS3 1DG. Sessions are carefully designed, so both the children & mums needs are looked after. We've been running for over 2 years and have got this bonkers mix down to an art!
Speaking of art, there's always a craft activity for the little ones, provided by Luke Drew This - so you can listen to the guest speaker with ease.
It’s run by mums in business, for mums in business (and yes, we use the word ‘mum’, that’s our default setting, but dads come & are truly welcome).
So how does it work? Here's a 'typical' meeting.
We know when you're planning a day with little ones, it's easy to suffer with 'nap paranoia', so here's what it looks like:
10.30 Netwalk with facilitated questions
11.15 guest speaker & craft activity for little ones
11.25 - midday
'5 minutes with' speaker slot & Business Exchange - small focused groups for 1 minute intervals
It's networking with a difference, with an amazing community on & off line. All events are captured by our amazing event photographer, Nicola Jane Photography.
So book a ticket & come along. Tickets are just £7.50 + booking fee, which includes coffee & cake, from our sponsors.
The original & THE BEST networking event that allows you to network with your children. Come and be part of it.
FAQS & Need to Knows
Parking: Suggested parking in the near by Asda car park, where you can park for FREE for 2.5 hours. There is also on street parking, on the meter, where you can park for 3 hours.
Tickets: All tickets need to be bought in advance, due to the level of detail on the day, we need to know numbers.
My child is in childcare that day – can I still come? Yes, this event is designed to create opportunities for parents in business with young children, to mix with people ‘in the zone’.
My child is now at school, can I still come? Yes, if you identify with this stage of life, please join us. We welcome extra hands!
I don’t have children, but my business has something I would like to offer freelancing parents – can I come? No. We’re sorry, but we would love to hear what you do & if you would like to become a guest speaker or sponsor, please get in touch. We may run special events later where mums can invite guests. Watch this space.
How long is the walk/what pace is it? The walk is a gentle 30 minutes, we walk at the pace of the slowest walker. There is always a clearly marked leader & backstop, so no one can get lost. Toddler pace/tantrums/scooters/buggys are all made easy.
I'm a 'freelance dad' - can I come? Yes - while these events are aimed at mums in business, if this is something as a Dad you identify with too, we'd love to have you!
Refund policy: Provided 48 hours notice is given, a full refund can be made or your ticket carried over.
I can't make all of the meeting - is it still ok to attend?: Of course, just let us know when you can join, we'd love to have you.
What people are saying about Networking with Freelance Mum:
"Faye's idea for a networking event WITH your children is pure genius and she executes them perfectly. Every event is enjoyable and beneficial on both a personal and a business level" Sarah Cook; SHC Social Media
"In the months that I have been attending I feel I have built a firm network of some brilliant go to people and every session leaves me feeling inspired, supported and motivated. It's like us each having our own group of cheerleaders egging us on!" Katy Batt; Sense & Spirituallity Holistic Therapy
"I absolutely love the networking events that Freelance Mum runs. I've met so many inspiring women (and mothers), eaten delicious cake and listened to wonderful key note speakers. The walks get me out of the office and into the real world talking about my business with people that know" Misty Tunks; Makey Mamas.
With HUGE thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of our events.