A Northampton businesswoman has announced plans to launch a new network for business owners and influencers from across the East Midlands.
Barbara Hodgson, who currently owns two of the region’s leading networking and training businesses, will launch The Connections Club in Northampton in January. The networking club is set to bring non-competing and like-minded businesspeople together to share expertise and help one another grow their organisations.
The Connections Club will work on a membership basis in order for participants to form lasting and productive relationships, and will feature expert speakers to share new knowledge, skills and insight. The Club will run alongside Barbara’s existing successful businesses, The Women In Business Network and Your Business Matters, which provides training and growth tools for businesses of all sizes.
Barbara commented on her new venture: “I’m thrilled to announce the launch of The Connections Club in Northampton; it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I’m very excited to be bringing the idea to life in January. With the success of my other businesses, I wanted to create something totally different in Northampton for likeminded people. This structured group is for people who are serious about growing their businesses, whether that is a start-up or a larger organisation. We will be selective with members and slots for each profession and sector will be limited, to maximise introductions.”
With over ten years of experience in business mentoring in the East Midlands, Barbara’s vast expertise in the field means new members will receive valuable one to one’s and advice, as well as introductions into her strong network of local connections.
She continued: “Most importantly, the club will be a relaxed and friendly yet professional and productive environment for business to grow and thrive. The sit-down lunch and large group format will enable a large pool of decision makers to truly get to know each other and learn what makes one another tick. We’re hoping to have 80 businesses involved when the Club is fully developed. I’m so excited to launch the group and look forward to meeting our new members in January.”
The meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of every month at Collingtree Park Golf Club from 12-2pm. The Club launches on Tuesday 29th January, with the first official meeting taking place on Tuesday 5th March. For more information or to book your place, email Barbara Hodgson at or visit: