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.

Navigating your Leadership Landscape

Take this opportunity to reflect, be inspired and take away new perspectives, different strategies and regain the sense of direction and purpose that you want for you and your organisation.

We will give you practical tools and activities to strengthen and sustain capacity for your self and your team, so you can be authentic in challenging environments and you , and the team are connected, purposeful and valued.

  • Date: 02/03/2023
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  • Time: 09:00 - 16:00
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  • Speaker: Jenny Bowers and Julia Hancock from Boundless Purplemoon, Lisa Kempster from Best You Health and Chris Chinnock from Creative Connection

HOT Networking: Debunking Apprenticeship Funding Myths

Are you looking to upskill and grow your workforce? Unsure how apprenticeships can work for you?

Join us on Wednesday 8th February to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week with a special session on Apprenticeship levys and how small to medium sized businesses can unlock funding via levy transfers.

We’ll be joined by the HOT Learning and Apprenticeship team and Covéa Insurance to debunk some common myths around apprenticeship levy funding, levy-transfers and eligibility. This event is a must for any independent, small or medium sized businesses looking to grow their business with a motivated and skilled workforce

  • Date: 08/02/2023
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  • Time: 08:00 - 10:00
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  • Speaker: HOT Learning and Apprenticeships

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.