What an excellent meeting – thank you to all the guests who joined us for breakfast on 15 August.  It’s great to see theFriends of Braintree Town meetings hitting over 50 attendees after just 4 meetings, with guests from a wide range of local businesses.

A big thank you also to our guest Nicola Beach, Chief Executive of Braintree District Council. Nicola joined us to support her local businesses and impressed us all with her positive attitude and commitment to supporting growth in Braintree.  We look forward to seeing her and other members of her team at future meetings.

Our next event is an afternoon meeting on Thursday 19 September and we already have over 70 guests booked in for this month.  As always, the meeting will be a great opportunity for businesses from Braintree and the surrounding areas to get together in a relaxed and informal environment to meet new contacts and strengthen existing relationships. There is no speed networking, you don’t have to give a speech and it won’t cost you a penny!

What do you need to know?

We get together once a month at Braintree Town FC (The Amlin Stadium, Clockhouse Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3RD).  The next meeting is Thursday 19 September from 4:30pm – 6.30pm.  The meetings are free to attend – if you like us and you’d like to join up and support the club there is a great membership package which includes advertising space and a copy of the attendance list with contact details, but that’s up to you.  There’s plenty of free parking and food, tea and coffee is provided free of charge.  How’s that for great value?

The meetings are very informal – there are no bells or whistles and you don’t need to give a 60 second speech.  We expect a lot of bookings, so we can guarantee you will meet a real mix of businesses – large and small.  This is a great opportunity to make new contacts and catch up with old friends in a relaxed environment.  Minal Backhouse, our MD will give a short presentation on a current topic of interest, so you’ll have 5 minutes’ break to eat your food!

If you’d like to come along

Either drop our Business Development Manager Aaron Desmond an email at:


Or give him a call on 01245 893404 or 07802 807197.

To keep things fair, we only allow up to 5 businesses from any trade or profession to attend, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Aaron will add contact details of everyone who books in to the attendance list which is available to you if you become a member.

If you can’t attend this time

The dates for the next few meetings are:
Thursday 10 October from 7am – 9am
Thursday 14 November from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday 6 December from 7am – 9am

If you contact Aaron now, he will make sure you get a reminder.

Last but not least, if you know someone you think might be interested then please feel free to forward the details to a friend.  The bigger the group, the more new contacts we all make and everyone’s a winner.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Backhouse Solicitors Team