ABOUT US

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Welcome

Welcome to The Development Partner Network; a great way to connect with businesses in a fun and low cost way that will benefit you and your business.

What is Networking all about?

Networking has grown greatly over the past few years with people wanting to connect within the B2B world more than ever.  

Collaborative thinking, working together and partnerships; people are looking to work with people rather than against them, to recommend people they trust and it has never been more true that people buy from people. 

But when it comes to business, we live in an 'offers' culture and one with limited time to spare.. 

So how could a solution be made to make something cost effective, low maintenance, quick and efficient that will benefit you?

How it all started

Our first event in March 2017 started with just 40 businesses showcasing their business on a small table.  This concept then tripled by the second event, and grew to become the largest networking events in Cambridgeshire, consistently attracting at least 100 businesses to each event in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 

This was the first step to introducing Showcase Networking 


From this, we have now launched new concepts to help everyone and anyone network, even from the comfort of their own sofa!

OUR APPROACH

Why come along to a Development Partner Network Event?


Our low cost, and low maintenance model of networking has attracted a wide audience to our Networking events which means that any business can get involved, whether you are a sole trader, network marketer, SME, market leader, or large national brand. 


The events have a casual atmosphere, which means there is no pressure for you.  Which means you can get on with the business in hand; networking and connecting with like minded people. 


We also cover industry specific events so that you can meet with businesses within your sector; such as Construction, Property & Trade and Hospitality, Food & Beverages.


Read some of our testimonials below from regular attendees to our events!

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TESTIMONIALS

James Dawson - Director of Wilson&Co Homes & 360 Services Group

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 Having attended several of Hannah’s Networking events, I can’t recommend them enough.   Think of the opportunity to meet over 100 other businesses in the same room in a relaxed and well organised environment, that’s exactly what you get.  These are high value events to your business and would advise any type of business owner to attend. 

Mark Longman - Director of Longman Training Consultants

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 I have been to numerous networking events run by Hannah as an exhibitor and found them an absolute must for your business,.  Lots of local businesses there, great marketing of the event, lots of thought and preparation has gone in to them.   I have personally not only made valuable contacts within the business world but also received leads that have converted into business from the events. 

Edwina Brewster - Director of Edwina Brewster HR Consulting Ltd

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 Hannah lost no time in making sure I was introduced to everyone in the room, she didn't just make me feel welcome, she made me feel part of my new community. Now, I should explain that I work in HR and I know lots of people that are collaborators, but few are in Hannah's league. Every event she runs is a sell out, she is creative, she is business savvy, she takes the time to understand what her client needs and always goes the extra mile. If I could, I would hire her myself tomorrow..... no yesterday! 

Paul Glenn - Change Agent and founder of Sliding Paradigms Ltd

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  I have had the privilege of working with Hannah many timesthroughout 2018, she has always been professional in every way.Always putting the client first, able to accommodate every need.Sliding Paradigms has benefited from her abilities many times andhope to continue to do so over the coming years. 

Ben Hemp - Owner of File Genie

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 Hannah is an inspiration with both the conception and execution of her ideas. I can attribute many paying customers as a direct results of Hannah's networking events.  I have found the events to be friendly enjoyable and productive 

Ajay Sabharwal - Owner of Banjaraa

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I have attended various networking events organised by Hannah. She is a great host, a perfect organiser and on top makes everyone feel like they are important. No issues are big for her and she does everything with a smile. A truly excellent host! 

I would not hesitate a milli-second to recommend Hannah to anyone. 

Luke Quince - Regional Digital Transformation Manager at Rawlinsons (part of the Baldwins Group)

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 I have nothing but positive things to say about Hannah! She’s always smiling and has time for anyone. The Networking events have been a particular highlight, huge success and we have picked up new business by attending the event regularly, which can’t be said for all networking opportunities. 

Congrats Hannah on running such a well organised and oiled machine  

Mandy Allen - Business Development Manager of CRM Insights Ltd

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 Hannah is a pleasure to work with, she is very personable and has excellent organisational skills.   This was very evident with the creation of her Networking events. The events created a great 'buzz' within the Peterborough Business Community helping many people & organisations forge valuable long-term relationships.  

Felicity Francis - MD of Talk Networking

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 Hannah is extremely skilled at creating amazing networking events that are full of varied businesses. Hannah also has the ability to make each individual relaxed and welcome making the process of networking an enjoyable one. I would class her events as ‘never to be missed’! 

Susan Shaw - Zen Life Wellbeing

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I will attend another event they are really great. I have done a few around the county now and by far yours are the best. You are very well organised , you have great businesses involved and the ability to purchase lunch is a huge bonus.

Keep up the great job and I will see you again. 

Tracey & Jason Yearwood - Directors of Connect Business Networking Ltd

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 We have attended events that Hannah has organised and run as well as using Hannah to help us organize our events in the past and she has always been exceptional from finding out EXACTLY what you want to delivery and project management of the event, We have and always will recommend her to our contacts, colleagues and friends as someone they should definitely work with. Hannah really is one of life’s special people and Tracey and I are also fortunate enough to call her our friend. Meeting her has been a breathe of fresh air and from a business perspective she is reliable, efficient, innovative and down right determined to fulfill any task, promise or goal that she either sets for herself or her client’s.

John Cooper - 19th Hole Getaways

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We have exhibited at a number of events organised by Hannah Thompson.

We would thoroughly recommend Hannah for her organisational skills and attention to detail that made events a great success. Hannah took the time to make sure all the exhibitors were well catered for and was always open to follow up feedback and suggestions for future events.

Nicola Curson - Director Zest Accountants

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The Showcase Networking events are a must for any small business.  Not only are they excellent value for money, the quality of attendees is great, the venues are excellent and the whole concept works brilliantly.  We’ve met so many local businesses in a short space of time and formed really strong working relationships with them.  

I’d recommend any small business to sign up to a Development Partner Network, Showcase Networking event.