Southport FC To Host New Sandgrounders Business Club

A new networking group is coming to Southport, to help local businesses grow connections and develop new contacts.

The Sandgrounders Business Club will take place at Southport Football Club on Haig Avenue on the second Thursday of each month.

It will be a relaxed, informal gathering, with guest speakers at each event and the opportunity to sponsor meetings.

The first one will be held on Thursday, 10th August 2023. Arrival will be 5pm for open networking, with a 5.45pm start with a guest speaker, a sponsor speaker, and a Southport FC round-up, followed by open networking.

The Sandgrounders Business Club is being organised by Southport Football Club, Birkdale Insurance Group, Midgley Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Stand Up For Southport.

The meetings are open to businesses within Southport and beyond, with firms from West Lancashire and Sefton very welcome.

The events will be free to attend and there will be a cash bar available.

Steve Dewsnip, Southport FC’s Head of Commercial and Operations said:

“At Southport Football Club, we are going into the new season with high aspirations and we are looking forward to building on that.

“The club is already well connected within the Southport community, and we are very grateful for the continuing support we receive from a number of local businesses both in Southport and beyond.

“We wanted to be able to give something back, by creating the new Sandgrounders Business Club events and this will not just be beneficial to the club, it will also benefit the Southport business community.”

Birkdale Insurance Group Development Executive Chris Harding said: 

“We really want to make these events as inclusive as possible.

“Unlike some other networking groups, there will be no restrictions on sectors, and no charges for admission, though we will ask people to book their places so we have a good idea of numbers attending.

“There are other networking groups in Southport which are based on a referral model, but this group will be different to that, more relaxed and informal.”

Midgley Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning owner Aaron Midgley said:

“Southport Football Club should be at the heart of the business community in Southport, and this new networking group is the perfect way of enabling that to happen.

“We are lining up a great list of guest speakers and would love to see local businesses come to the events and see for themselves the benefits it can bring.”

Stand Up For Southport owner Andrew Brown said:

“Stand Up For Southport is proud to be a supporter of Southport Football Club. It is the perfect venue to hold a new business networking group in Southport.

“We would love to hear from any local businesses who would like to join us at Haig Avenue each month.”

Dates for the diary – meetings take place on: 10th August 2023; 14th September 2023; 12th October 2023; 9th November 2023; 14th December 2023; 11th January 2024; 8th February 2024; 14th March 2024; 11th April 2024; 9th May 2024; 13th June 2024; 11th July 2024.

Details on how to book your free place at these events will be released on Southport FC’s website at shortly.

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