Post Brexit: The World is Going KuKu
In these post Brexit times, the business world has been thrown into turmoil with the security of tomorrow being (temporarily, we hope) taken away from us. This means that now, more than ever before, it falls squarely on our own shoulders to soldier on and make our own opportunities. Carpe Diem and all that.
Networking, as we’ve reported before, is seriously back in vogue. The ability to make relationships, to see the whites of your colleague’s eyes and the warmth of the handshake takes us back to times when the business world was much simpler; when people bought people and deals were created in person. Sure, there’s a time and place for electronics in today’s commerce, but the power of people is enjoying an all-time high with our city and county enjoying a thriving business networking scene. This scene is about to get even better and it comes thanks to a collaboration with KuKu Connect and dluxe LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND.
WHO ARE YOU? Based on the borders of Leicestershire, Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks- Stephenson are Directors of KuKu Connect, which is part of KuKu Creative, a specialist branding agency based in the East Midlands. And, Jonathan Fraser and Kevin Urquhart, both managing partners in dluxe LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND and founders of Fraser Urquhart Media.
TELL US ABOUT KUKU CONNECT “KuKu Connect is a brand new effective networking membership service for businesses and entrepreneurs across Leicester and Leicestershire”, explains Philip Brooks-Stephenson.
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE, COLLECTIVELY, BRINGING TO THE CITY THAT HASN’T BEEN DONE OR SEEN BEFORE? “Together, we are blending business and social. Leicestershire is saturated with many networking events following a similar format, but we’ve always believed that the best, most authentic relationships in business are created when you’re having fun. Often, this is done with a glass of something fizzy in one hand, a canape in the other and hosted at one of our city’s most inspiring venues, of which we have so many. We are fusing the best of business networking with some seriously superior socialising”, explains Kevin Urquhart.
The relaxed, monthly networking events will launch in the Autumn and will be held in exclusive venues, alongside a showcase of complimentary drinks and canapés. The idea is to not only actively connect you to senior decision makers, enabling you to develop quality relationships and secure new business and customers, but to do it in a way that doesn’t even feel like work. So, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, the proprietor of an established company, or just starting out, KuKu Connect with dluxe LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND will help you to develop and grow your business. And who wouldn’t want a bit of that?
Members also receive a complimentary KuKu Connect Privilege Card which gains access to a host of discounts, special offers, invitations, branding and marketing services to build your profile and networks.
WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK WITH DLUXE MAGAZINE? “We’ve actually known Kevin and Jonathan for some time, funnily enough through networking and of course their publications. Like so many, we are readers of the magazine and love that it gives people of Leicestershire the best of what’s on offer in this amazing county. They are an ideal team to work with in the promotion of Leicester’s tourism and lifestyle offer and its thriving business community, which we are proud to be a part of” comments Stephen Goddard.
WHEN DOES IT OFFICIALLY LAUNCH? WHAT ARE THE PLANS? We are launching in Autumn 2016, which will be very exciting, so if you’re a business in Leicestershire, then watch this space, as it’s time to get KuKu.
For more information or to register your interest in attending the launch event, please visit www.kukuconnect.co.uk