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Waddesdon Manor to welcome business owners for new networking event

A different kind of business meet-up is happening, with a walk around the grounds, to share ideas and network.

A week today, business leaders from Bucks will be able to get together for a different kind of meeting - a walk around Waddesdon Manor’s grounds.

The estate has partnered with Natural Netwalking, who encourage people to walk and talk about business.

Waddesdon say they hope the project will be good for individuals’ and their companies.

The first walk through the beautiful grounds at Waddesdon Manor will be on 28th September (9.30am -11.30am).  Co-founder Jackie Jarvis believes a ramble in the open air is not only good for everyone’s wellbeing but it is healthy for business too.

The business launched before the pandemic lockdowns and is bouncing back now that meeting face to face is permitted again.

“It has been hard for people to meet in person and many businesses are still avoiding indoor networking meetings. Being an outside activity, makes Netwalking a very COVID-safe activity” Jackie explains.

“We are really delighted to be bringing Natural Netwalking to Waddesdon Manor. I am sure the attraction of being in the beautiful surroundings will be an attraction for people wanting to build their business connections. We have a popular walk at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, and I am sure this will be just as successful. Lovely locations add so much to the experience of our walk and talk events.”    

The idea of walk and talk networking events is proving to be a big success now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

“So many people took up walking as their main exercise during COVID, but now they can combine it with meeting new business contacts and sharing the ups and downs of business life or finding new opportunities.”

Holly Saunders of Waddesdon Enterprises Limited has welcomed the start of Natural Netwalking in the grounds of the manor:

“We are looking forward to hosting Natural Netwalking and the businesses who come to join the walk. The grounds are an ideal place to refresh yourself. Of course, if we can help other Buckinghamshire businesses to grow and prosper, we’ll be delighted.”  

Waddesdon Manor is the latest in a growing number of Natural Netwalks in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Jackie Jarvis says anyone in business is welcome. They can book any of the events to try the netwalking experience for themselves:

“We think lots of people will want to make the Waddesdon Manor walk a regular fixture in their diaries and try out other netwalks to extend their connections even more.”

“What is nice to hear is how much more people get from their conversations during our 3-mile walks. By walking together there is a greater level of understanding and much better conversations.”

To take part in the first walk and find out more: www.naturalnetwalking.co.uk

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