Hot Networking & Events

Connecting the business community

Why Attend a Hot Networking Event?

Join us at HOT Networking. A monthly Networking Event for professionals in and around Halifax to meet, connect and collaborate at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

You can form new collaborative connections.

We’re a friendly bunch at HOT Networking, and we pride ourselves on our informal, laid back nature. All those in our network are welcoming and open to forging professional connections; it’s not always what you know, but who you know!

You can learn something new.

Attending HOT Networking is the ideal way to learn new skills or methods to support your businesses. And, we encourage informal networking before and after speaker presentations, so you could learn about upcoming projects or developments that you could be involved in; it’s good to talk!

Support local.

Ultimately, by attending or speaking at HOT Networking, you’re supporting local businesses. You’re helping to raise the profile of Halifax Opportunities Trust and the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, too.

Speak at our HOT Networking event

Do you have a specialism you’d like to share? Are you skilled in something that you think others would benefit from?

If you’ve been to one of our Networking events before, you’ll have a good idea of the types of things people want to know and how diverse the subject matter can be. Whether it’s tips on wellbeing or myth busting about SEO; if attendees leave knowing something they didn’t already know before the session, your topic is perfect!

Latest Events

Find out more about our upcoming HOT Networking events as well as other events being held here at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

Giving Innovation a go: The Mayors Innovation Prize

As part of West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, TPX Impact is running a 90 minutes session at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre. Aimed at 16-26 year olds, they will take you on an innovation journey, giving you tools and techniques to develop new ideas, and then build on them.

The session will also provide information on the Mayors Innovation Prize, a competition we are launching for 16-26 year olds to use their unique experiences and perspectives to generate new ideas to address societal challenges. Through the prize, you will be able to get professional support to develop your ideas, build a peer network, make business connections, and be in the running for a cash prize.

Lunch will be provided.

  • Date: 05/10/2022
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  • Time: 13:00 - 14:30
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  • Speaker: TPX Impact

HOT Networking – HOT Topics: Wellbeing in the Workplace

Find out what we mean by Wellbeing in the Workplace and why it is so important to modern businesses with this month’s HOT Networking Event…

We’ll be joined by Neil Wright and Morgan Craddock from Govida (a corporate wellbeing app provider), in support of National Work Life Week, and address the importance of wellbeing when it comes to work-life fulfilment.

  • Date: 12/10/2022
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  • Time: 08:00 - 10:00
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  • Speaker: Neil Wright and Morgan Craddock from Govida

Hot Networking FAQs

Are there parking spaces available?

Yes, visitor parking is free and located just across the road from the centre. It’s clearly signposted near the entrance to the Centre.

Can I invite my own network?

By all means, please spread the word of your HOT Networking presentation. We will provide you with a link to the Eventbrite page, so you can share this and encourage your connections to sign up and attend.

Do you cater for Vegetarians?

Yes, just let us know your dietary requirements upon arrival and we’ll endeavour to accommodate your needs.

How long does the networking last?

HOT Networking starts at 8am and finishes at 10am. It is held on the second Wednesday of every month.

Is there free WiFi available?

Yes, the WiFi is free in the atrium of Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

Looking to hire our meeting rooms?

If you would like to host an event at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, we’d love to have you. Head to our Meeting Rooms page for more information.