One thing I really enjoy about networking events, is the opportunity to listen to the stories of others. Last Wednesday, I attended the Weightmans Wednesday event, held at Weightmans LLP in Liverpool. Located within the stylish surroundings of The Plaza, on Old Hall Street, I found the event to be enjoyable and also to listen to the event’s guest speaker.
Weightmans Wednesday is a networking event organised by the firm, to allow local professionals to come together, socialise and develop their networking skills. Having attended similar events elsewhere previously, I find they are ideal opportunities to learn and be entertained simultaneously.
The speaker for the event was Alex Hannah. Alex is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Lucha Libre and Miyagi restaurants, that represent the changing face of Liverpool’s bar and restaurant scene. As a professional, I always enjoy listening about how people strive hard to become successful. Alex did not disappoint, as not only did he talk about his background, but his knowledge and experience of the bar and restaurant industry was enlightening.
As this was my first ever Weightmans Wednesday event, my experience was a very positive one. I enjoyed listening to Alex’s story, and I was delighted to meet the kind people from Weightmans, as well as new faces from other organisations, including Alex Clark from Professional Liverpool. It was also a delight to catch up with some familar faces, including Mathew Giles of MgMaStudio Ltd, and Phil Adams of Langtons.
To conclude, I would like to express my thanks to Liam McGuire, Sarah Gerard and John Kemp of Weightmans for organising an excellent evening. And also to Alex Hannah, who has given me ideas of which dining establishment in Liverpool to try next!
I shall certainly look forward to the next event!