Third annual Beckenham Business Day a “huge success”

A day of inspirational and expert speakers, stands, workshops and networking took place at the third annual Beckenham Business Day last month.

The event, which is organised by the Beckenham Business Association (BBA) and supported by Beckenham Together BID, was held at the Odeon Cinema on September 27.

The Business Day was opened by the Mayor of Bromley, councillor Kim Botting and her deputy, councillor Mike Botting.

Over 100 local businesses attended for a day of networking, advice sessions and practical talks on key business topics. Speaker topics included Sources of Alternative Funding; The Beginners’ Guide to Local SEO; BE Irresistible: The Three Keys to achieving success in today’s competitive marketplace; Your Digital World and Sales for Millennials and Beyond.

BBA chair Jackie Groundsell ran her ever popular speed networking sessions, and lifestyle motivator, speaker and author Mathy Lisika-Misende, was MC for the day.

A raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses, raised £180.75 for MINDCare Dementia Support which is part of Bromley and Lewisham Mind – a charity that provides support to help adults with dementia stay in their homes and local communities.

The event was sponsored by Beckenham Odeon Cinema, the BBA, AAA Minicabs, Waitrose, Tangent Office Supplies, Burger & Bubbles, MasterLight Photography, News Shopper, Peter Schneiter Photography and was supported by BBA member businesses including News in Beckenham, 1230 The Women’s Company, Ahmad Bailey, Gradfinale Yearbooks, Jane Rogers PR and Carol Ann Walters PR.

BBA’s Jackie Groundsell said: “Not only was the atmosphere electric from the moment the doors opened but the day was filled with compliments from people wanting to know when the next event was going to be held.

“We’re proud to know that we’re meeting the needs of Beckenham businesses as the success of the day shows.”