Celebrating Coventry with #Covhourlive

Coventry business networking #Covhourlive

Coventry, we salute you! 29th June 2017 – what an evening! We celebrated our amazing City and the people and businesses who are working to help to make it great.

If you’re a local Twitter user you may have heard of the online networking hour #covhour. Every Thursday evening since August 2013, local Cov kid Joanne Brooks, has encouraged businesses and local people to chat with her about local shops, businesses and events.

She does this on a voluntary basis. Over that time Joanne has built a Twitter following of over 10.5k, sent over 36,000 tweets and spent over 600 hours of her time promoting our wonderful City (for free).

We wanted to give Joanne the opportunity to be recognised for all that she has done and to help her to grow #Covhour further.

A quote from Dom Hyams (Assist Mi) on the night “human beings are amazing”.

We wholeheartedly agree. The #Covhourlive concept was an absolute team effort. Everyone brought something to the party and we’re proud to be part of this supportive (fun) team.

Joanne Brooks – CovHour founder

Trish Willetts – Coventry Business Improvement District manager

Karen Heap, Rebecca Jones, Christine Cooper & Sophie Watkins – Socially Shared Business Support Network

Sam De Marco – Uni City Lodge

Emma Kavanagh & Kate Keene – Piece of Cake Marketing

Photo credit NCP Photography

It only seemed right to hold the event on the eve of the 8th annual Social Media Day and when we were offered The Herbert Art Gallery we jumped at the chance.

On the night we had over 100 attendees, we heard from

Jo Tidman, Journalist & Radio Presenter CW BBC – Social Media in Media

Dom Hyams, Assist Mi – Social Media for Fundraising

Julia Negus, Theatre Absolute – Social Media for Events

Kate Keene, Piece of Cake Marketing – Social Media for Business

Paul Fairburn, Coventry University – National Transport Design Centre

Laura McMillan, Manager of Coventry City of Culture Trust – City of Culture BID Update

Trish Willets, Coventry Business Improvement District – Latest Retail News

I am still buzzing with excitement after #Covhourlive last week.This week I will be sharing lots of fantastic images and saying thanks to our sponsors and the #Covhourlive team.Jo x

Posted by Covhour on Monday, 3 July 2017

The MC Brody Swain did a fabulous job of running the proceedings and the sponsors were amazing…

The Herbert Art Gallery, venue

Band Hatton Button, Escape Live, drinks

Wagamamas, delicious food

NCP Photography, photography and images for marketing

#covhour was trending locally and it was great to see everyone networking and enjoying the free fizz.

Find out more about future events here… https://www.covhour.co.uk/