Cameras and Canapés – a perfect business networking combination

Picture this scene: a group of local businesses are all gathered in our elegant Sunken Lounge, with tasty food going around and a relaxed atmosphere. Not a bad picture is it?

This was exactly what happened at our Cameras & Canapés networking event, which took place this June in association with Averill Photography. Business owners from the surrounding area, including bondholders from Marketing Derby, were welcomed to The Derby Conference Centre for an afternoon of networking. The event took place in our spacious Sunken Lounge with plenty of business cards being passed around.

As well as having the opportunity to build new connections with fellow Derby businesses, the event also gave everyone the chance to sample the delights of our talented chefs, who prepared a range of canapés for the guests to enjoy. Tasty food and a comfortable atmosphere… what more could we provide?

Well, we also brought in skilled photographer Mark Averill to capture the event in all its glory. And given that he was once an employee of The Derby Conference Centre, it was only right to give him his own moment in the spotlight to talk about his passion for cameras and photography, as well as his latest business venture ‘AV IT Media – a collaboration between his company, Averill Photography and Artifex Studios.

Mark said, “I thought the event was fantastic, and interesting for the audience to find out more about The Derby Conference Centre and ‘AV IT’. The canapés were lovely and everyone got away in time to watch the all-important England game!”

For us at The Derby Conference Centre, being able to bring together the Derbyshire business community was a fantastic and memorable experience. It was a pleasure to not only show what the Centre has to offer businesses right on our doorstep, but also help other companies form those all-important relationships.

It was also a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise by putting together and managing an event that people would be talking about for weeks afterwards.

Rebecca, our Sales & Conference Office Manager said, “Cameras & Canapés was a fantastic event that showcased our venue and our services. We always welcome Marketing Derby and the other bondholders, and fully support what they are all about. It was great to give Mark Averill the chance to launch his latest adventure and we wish him and his new team all the best.”

A huge thank you to everyone who came to Cameras & Canapés – we hope to see you back at The Derby Conference Centre again soon!

Photography by ‘AV IT Media
Photography by ‘AV IT Media
Photography by ‘AV IT Media