The Golden Era of Edinburgh’s most glamorous Business Networking nights seems like a distant memoir. Classy venues such as Bonhams, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Divino Enotica, Gusti, Hotel Du Vin, The Old Waverley are to name just a few of the night spots where Edinburgh’s most stylish clientele did the Business.
Two ladies ran the glamour roost in my opinion – Fiona and Gordana. I did some of the photos for their events to help promote what they were doing and I even managed to gain some clients myself.
Taking the photographs didn’t feel like work, more fun and a chance to socialise with a variety of people from diverse business’s and backgrounds. With these events there was no entry fee, you just payed for your drinks and the networking was up to you. At many of these events drinks and nibbles were provided free of charge by the venue hosts.
Fond memories indeed. These events happened in the early millennial era and now that it’s 2019, they seem so distant. I now network in rural Kinross-shire – early mornings!! A different networking experience altogether – our venue is Loch Leven’s Larder and once the sun is above the horizon, you’ll hear cocks crowing, tractors happily plough the fields while your doing your 60 second elevator pitch.
The business breakfast networking is organised by the Kinross-shire Partnership and for a small fee you receive a hearty cooked breakfast with tea coffee and orange juice. I of course supply photos for the business section of the Kinross Newsletter glossy magazine.
Event’s photography is one of my favourite types of job, there’s usually a positive atmosphere in the room. Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city and so you get to meet such interesting people from all different parts of the globe. Kinross is central Scotland and you never know who you’ll bump into in this secret beauty spot.
But what of the golden era of Edinburgh’s Classy Business Networking Night scene? Who knows, maybe a revival is in the pipleline?! Maybe glamour Networking will be resurrected!!
Mine’s a Martini on the rocks, shaken not stirred…..