Digital agency’s touch of glass for networkers in Leeds

One of LightStart's networking events.
One of LightStart's networking events.

Leeds digital agency LightStart is raising a glass to the success of its regular networking events.

The company, which was founded in 2016 by Simon Edwards and Dan Akers, runs more than 50 events per year, each with a different focus.

The most popular has the eye-catching name netWINEing and offers after-work networking opportunities accompanied by complimentary wine and snacks.

The most recent netWINEing event took place at the CPP Group International Support Centre office space in Leeds and attracted around 120 online sign-ups, an increase of more than 110 per cent from its first staging a year ago.

LightStart co-founder Simon said: “We are thrilled with the triumph of netWINEing, which has seen a phenomenal growth over the last year.

“We always look forward to a great evening of interaction with inspirational businesses and are thrilled to have hosted the event at the CPP Group International Support Centre, a really impressive venue unlike anywhere else in the city.”

Based in Leeds city centre’s Platform building, LightStart provides services including analysis, business strategy, focus groups, branding and development.

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The platform aims to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.