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  Local businesses are invited to join a new networking group, the Askew Business Network, at its first event tonight, Tuesday, November 16 from 6pm till 9pm at The Greyhound in Becklow Road.

There is a £5 entry charge, which is payable on the door and includes a glass of wine.

The network aims to link local businesses to each other and connect them to their local community.

The new venture has grown out of a shared will to make the Askew Road area a better place to live and work. It enables local businesses to benefit from each other’s services, whilst fostering communication and understanding between the businesses and residents in the Askew Road area. It promotes what's good about the area, and supports other local groups that campaign for improvemen.

"The range of talent already on board and regularly showing up at the group’s weekly meetings illustrate the potential of the area," says Annie Pennington, who founded the group with Charlotte Cottle.

" Both of us work and live locally and wanted to find a way to promote our businesses to others in the area. We mentioned it to a few local people and have been overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and wish to be involved.

" There clearly is a need for a group and for events that bring businesses and residents together for mutual benefit."

Already the group includes an Apple Mac specialist, an architect, an author and editor, a builder and decorator, the owner of a construction company, a digital communications consultant, a DVD and film maker, an estate agent, an HR adviser, an IT specialist, a journalist, an office supplier, a photographer, a PR specialist, a structural engineer, a tour guide, a video producer, a web designer, and a wine expert.

" There are hundreds of small businesses being run from homes in the area plus many in business premises out of sight from the main road. We hope they will all join us," says Charlotte.

"We want to link businesses in the area, highlighting local potential and creating trust so businesses and residents know they can turn to us to find the services and skills they need. "

November 16, 2010