Welcome to The Colony Networking Group
Are you a small business looking for networking and speaker events, training workshops or support with your networking and business development strategy in order to grow your business?
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Whether you’re an experienced networker or new to the networking arena, Colony Networking and Colony Women in Business events offer a professional yet friendly format. Events provide great content, fresh themes every month and maximum connection opportunities both during and afterwards as we continue to support and champion your business and can broker great business connections and introductions for you.
What are Colony Networking events like?
Colony runs mixed-gender networking events and women in business events.
Watch these short clips to see an event and hear from attendees and owner, Kirsty James.
What are Colony events like
What do Colony attendees say
About The Colony Networking Group
Colony organises events that support local businesses and communities in the Warrington area. The business networking group was first piloted in 2008 and then properly founded as The Colony Networking Group in 2010. In 2015, Colony Community was launched to offer events to individuals. In 2017 Colony Women was launched in response for female-only business events. Scroll down to read more about the different face of Colony.
Colony Networking offers PAYG, non-membership networking and training events to male and female business owners based or trading in the Liverpool-Warrington-Manchester corridor.
Colony Networking runs two types of small business event. NETWORKING drop-in sessions are informal group events that offer open networking followed by different themes, presentations and activities. WORKSHOPS are pre-bookable structured events comprising networking but mainly intended as hands-on training or business support on a specific subject.
Colony Community is a new community initiative launched in 2015 to help busy families access information and services on their doorstep relevant to modern day family lifestyle challenges.
Colony Community runs information and awareness events and practical workshops under the brand Think Family Matters intended for individuals and of particular benefit to parents, guardians and carers. The current topics include health and nutrition, eSafety and social media, mental health, and family finances.
Read our blogs which support our event themes and offer advice, support, and inspiration for your small business.
I have attended a few of Kirsty’s networking/ training events now. What I always find great is the amount that is achieved in a short space of time in a relaxed yet structured and focused way. Kirsty is great at making connections and I am always impressed at the different sizes of business present. I can highly recommend one of Kirsty’s events. 05/07/2018
Katherine ButlerGrowth Through Film
I recently attended my first Colony Networking event and really enjoyed it. I like that it was informal but also found the presentation very informative. I have since recommended the Colony events to others and will definitely be attending another event. 05/7/2018
Joanne TaylorActive Cheshire
I thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ networking event last week! The food and venue were fantastic and some great contacts made. Thanks Kirsty 😄 05/7/2018
Cheryl CainMarketing Consultent
I can highly recommend Kirsty James and her colony networking events. She makes everyone welcome, makes you feel at ease and also is great at connecting you with the right people! 29/6/2018
Dawn BelmarFranchisee Support Manager
Great event organised by Kirsty. Speed-networking is great way to connect with lots of like-minded business people in such a short space of time. I’ll definitely be going back. Thanks again. 26/6/2018
Daren Wilson-BaylayIndependent Financial Advisor
Most well organised and worthwhile networking event that I have been to. I went to the Colony Speed Networking and I met some really lovely and like minded people. I would highly recommend this networking event to anybody. 25/6/2018
Paul ChadwickPaul Chadwick Creative
I loved my 1st speed networking event hosted by Kirsty. Really good event held at St. Rocco’s in Bewsey. Highly recommend these events to friends and family. 25/6/2018
Henry SeddonHonest Repairs
What I love about Colony Networking’s event is the variety of people and businesses who attend. It is always vibrant, well-organised and good fun. Thanks, Kirsty. 25/6/2018
Helen BennickeSt Rocco's Hospice
I recently attended one of Kirsty’s speed networking events. I really enjoyed it, it’s the first networking event where I managed to speak to everyone in the room. Great format, really welcoming and friendly atmosphere, I’d highly recommend attending Kirsty’s events. 25/06/2018
Rebecca BateSocial Media Executive
My first Colony event. Love no membership flexibility. The Speed Networking was a very effective use of time and very well organised (necessary with the high numbers attending!). Will definitely attend again. 3/5/17
Jane LeakeBlack Diamond
I have been a regular at Kirsty’s Colony Network events for nearly six months. I started attending because I wanted to make some contacts in the South Warrington/ Cheshire area. The meetings are always well organised with a bit of structure but there is still a really relaxed atmosphere and a lot of time to meet and talk to people.
The agenda changes from meeting to meeting with guest speakers and the regular speed networking events which are pretty exhausting but really useful. 25/6/18
Colony is definitely worth a visit.
Howard JacksonOpen Door Multimedia
Had a fantastic experience at the recent networking event at Lymm Hotel. It was my first of many with Colony and I was made to feel welcome and learned a lot. Thanks. 22/6/17
Adam EelesQuali Ltd / Ashtons Estate Agents
Very much enjoyed the Colony event I attended and met some great people! 22/6/17
Lisa DaviesCharles Derby Financial Services
In the years that I’ve been attending Colony, I have always found connections that lead to more work and profit
Chalky WhiteChalis Partnership
Perfect for seasoned or new networkers, very well organised, friendly and efficiently run events. Kirsty has got it just right!
Lorraine NichollsUtility Warehouse
I have attended a number of events run by Colony networking and have always found them excellent. Well organised and structured with a variety of themes and topics covered. The events attract a good number of attendees and are very welcoming
Dave BradburnOpus Creative Design
Colony Networking is a combination of a nice, easy introduction to networking, and a convenient way to maintain regular networking as well.
Steve JacobMortgage Advice Bureau
Kirsty is an inspirational natural leader and change agent that delivers excellent networking and learning events via Colony
David Donkin, Donkin Safety
The Colony events are a great community to meet like minded local business people.
Dan Pala, Libero Net
I met some anmazing people first time i attended and i felt welcome into the group.
Olayinka Seriki, UKTogether
A very good networking event that is well structured and well attended. Worthwhile attending and I would recommend people come along and try it.