The first LinkedIn Local New Forest Group meeting was held on Wednesday 3rd April at 49, near Lymington, from 5-7pm.
The event was an opportunity for local business people to meet online connections face-to-face in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying refreshments provided by the Solent Cellar, Coffee Mongers and our hosts at 49. Local photographer Dave Dodge captured candid shots of the guests getting to know one another and enjoying the convivial atmosphere. These can be seen on our Facebook page.
Host Matthew Lawson welcomed the 68 attendees and introduced the LinkedIn Local concept by explaining the ethos behind it and introducing the chosen charity for the evening: the Lymington group of Surfers Against Sewage.
During the course of the evening, attendees were asked to suggest preferred times, days and frequency of meetings. The results indicate that the next meeting will be held on a Wednesday in June, with full details to follow.