Christina’s Goldfinch Gatherings Bringing Kind and Supportive Companies Ready to Fly

A new group of kind and supportive business owners who want to connect with each other and network with business friends will launch next week.

Goldfinch Gatherings is the brainchild of Christina Stone, founder and designer of Goldfinch Marketing UK, and also co-founder of Grow and Sew.

The first event will take place at The Saffron at Westbourne Arcade on Tuesday 20 September from 9.30am to 11am.

Bournemouth and Poole business owners welcome.

Christina said, “In 2018, I quit my job as a full-time marketing manager and went freelance as a marketing consultant and designer.

“The journey hasn’t always been easy, but having the support of a small group of fellow business owners always makes things better.

“Since moving to Dorset shortly before the pandemic, I’ve struggled to find relaxed in-person meetings for business owners like me.

“I’m not a fan of formal networking.

“People in suits, handing out business cards, that’s just not my thing.

“So I decided to put something together myself.

“I started Goldfinch Gatherings, not to find new customers, but to connect with other business owners.

“Running a business on your own can be lonely and difficult for friends and family to understand, unless they’ve done it themselves.

“I would like to bring together a group of friendly business owners who want to connect and support each other through the ups and downs of self-employment.

“The meetings will also be designed to build your confidence by talking about what you do and to give you the opportunity to grow your business through referrals and recommendations.

“The Goldfinch Gatherings are about support first, networking second.

“For now they will be local to me and run in Westbourne, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t consider running them in other locations in the future.”

For more details and to reserve a place, please click on here.

Sara H. Byrd