At our June event we celebrated our first birthday with cocktails on the terrace at our new venue The Magistrates, Perky Blenders new cafe next to the Town Hall in Walthamstow.
The evening was a celebration of partnerships and collaborations and we were delighted to be joined by guest speakers Shelley Bishton of Bishton partnerships and Victoria Cozens of Perky Blenders. Shelley led an interesting discussion, explaining the difference between collaborations and partnerships and how to go about approaching businesses, if you have an idea. She discussed the possible pitfalls but also the huge advantages of pairing up and sharing resources and audiences.
Victoria shared her experiences of the two and a half year journey, her and her husband have been on, starting out in a shed in their back garden to building Perky Blenders into an ever expanding, award winning business with a large subscription service and cafes throughout the borough. She has managed various partnerships and collaborations with local businesses including Wildcard Brewery, Soapsmith and Keep Cup as well as large corporations such as Fennicks department store.
Our open mic was fantastic, we heard from lots of local brands, such as:
Digital Marketing guru Laura
We’d love to hear of the connections you have made through Hive and if any meetings or collaborations take place please share these, via our social media channels with the hashtag #hivesuccess