4 December 2017


A great turnout of local business people attended Southend’s sponsored networking event for a festive welcome and seasonal surprises for the Christmas occasion. 

In its eighth year of running, the event is held every month and local businesses have the chance to sponsor each one. Chartered accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy’s Southend office, sponsors the December event to support the opportunity for businesses and individuals to come together and network in a like-minded yet informal environment. There are also some festive drinks and buffet lunch. 

This time, Wilkins Kennedy had a table packed full of free goodies such as sweets, stationery and practical items. But in honour of the season, there was an extra treat in the form of a prize raffle, where all attendants had the chance to win a bottle of champagne. The prize was awarded to David Diack from Prestige Property Investments.

Paul East, Partner for Wilkins Kennedy’s Southend office and event host, said: “We are always keen to get involved with projects in the business community and the Sponsored Networking really works for us. It has become a bit of a tradition for us to sponsor the December events and every year we try and bring a bit of festive cheer to proceedings.

“It was great to see such a diverse range of companies and speak to a number of people who are experts in their field. Some were first-time visitors, including the champagne winner! We look forward to returning next year.”

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