Businesses and community groups in Redcar are being encouraged to attend recently launched monthly networking meetings.
Revitalize Redcar has been launched by Paul Kitchener, owner of the PEAK Image Studio and Ja Reed – owner of Enter IT – for businesses in Redcar to build on their links.
The networking events take place on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart and the Deck Nightclub in Bath Street, Redcar.
The Heart will host a breakfast meeting between 7.30am and 9.00am with the Deck hosting an evening meeting between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.
Mr Kitchener said: “We’ve both been to quite a few networking events in other areas and we noticed that there is nothing like this available for businesses in Redcar.
“The first event was held in March at the Deck and we decided to expand into a breakfast meeting at the Heart following discussion with regular attendees.”
He added: “We hope that by bringing businesses and community groups together, these events can help speed up the regeneration of the town through a sense of everyone pulling together.”
Councillor Carl Quartermain, cabinet member for jobs, skills and leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Council, said: “These events are a great way for businesses and community groups to network and make new connections.
“By connecting and working together, a real sense of community spirit can grow within the town and bring in more opportunities for the future.”
Anyone wanting to attend an event won’t have to wait long; the next networking session is a breakfast session at the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart on Wednesday, July 1.
To find out more about Revitalize Redcar, go to: www.facebook.com/RevitalizeRedcar