The Colony Networking Group was founded in 2010 and supports local businesses and communities in the South Warrington area.
Colony Business offers PAYG, non-membership networking and training events to male and female business owners.
Colony Business enables businesses of all sizes and structures based or trading in Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside to network and receive support in a friendly and relaxed environment and to provide information, support, and contacts that can facilitate growth and promote success.
Previous business events have included drop-in networking sessions, speed networking, presentations from keynote speakers, workshops, seminars, and the Warrington Business Expo.
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Colony Community is a new community initiative launched in 2015 with events and workshops that will profile local services that can assist with modern day family lifestyle challenges.
Colony Community closes the gap between Business and Community by connecting great local services and expertise with local residents on subjects that could really make a difference to the wellbeing of families.
Upcoming community events include Think Family Health, Think Family Finances, and Think Family Internet Safety, all to run at local community venues and support local charities and concerns.
8 facts to get to know Colony’s owner, Kirsty James
The Colony Networking Group is run by Lymm-based businesswoman and community-driven mother of three Kirsty James.
Kirsty grew up in Lymm, studied & lived down south and abroad, then dragged her husband ‘up north’ in 2004 to raise their family back in Lymm
Kirsty runs 3 local businesses and is an avid networker and champion of local business and community development
Kirsty sky-dived, bungy-jumped, sandboarded and handglided BC (‘before children’)
Kirsty was once held at gunpoint in an armed robbery in a post office and was given a very large glass of brandy by the police before driving home
Kirsty is a fluent French speaker, is qualified in Business in both England and France, and now helps run Lymm Twin Town (French) Society
After piloting Lymm Networking Group in 2007, Kirsty then co-founded Colony in 2010 to provide support, training & networking events to small businesses.
I have really enjoyed Colony events. They have a more friendly and informal feel to other networking events I’ve attended and perhaps most importantly, they have resulted in leads of genuine value.
Jonathan Levy, The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace
Colony provides informal networking with a good mix of people.
Judith Todd. Homestyle4u
Really enjoyed the networking event and felt very welcome. Friendly quality attendees, a reasonable price and enjoyed the activities that were provided throughout the session.
Clare Sing, Golden Gates Housing Trust
Kirsty runs a really good group, where all are made to feel welcome and important. Enjoy the meetings and making new contacts.
Ian Smitham, IFA
Pleased to have met a prospect at my first Colony event who exactly matched my preferred client profile.
Neil Connaughton, Intelligent Marketing
A local business networking group made up of forward thinking businesses with great open and honest networking sessions. Not only will you meet a wide variety of businesses and make valuable connections you will also talk about real business issues and develop key actions to improve your business.
Jon Hutchinson, Connecting Cheshire
Serious networking but warm and friendly. Well organised, professional, excellent content.
Julia Rice, Impkiss
Colony Networking allows you to make new business connections and it’s a great introduction to networking for first-timers. Kirsty does a great job of engaging all attendees in a relaxed and unpressurised manner.