Leicester Futures Lifestyle Event.

Last night Torr|Waterfield were invited to Fat Cats in Leicester for a fun night of socialising, live music and small business networking.

With a free drink on arrival and delicious canapés through the night the tone was set for a relaxed evening that was more about getting to know each other rather than what we all did for a living. The evening kicked off with a short speech from Michael Goodchild, founder of the Futures Network, thanking everyone for coming and making the event possible. Michael was followed by the acoustic band playing chart covers singers such as Neyo. New business Proof.is had a fantastic showreel up on the big screen, demonstrating their skills in photography and video production.

Other exhibitors such as Head & Griffin and the Digital Marketing Mentors gave short speeches throughout the night showing support for the Futures Network and letting everyone know what they did.

Everyone had something great to say about the night;

The evening was a resounding success!  I particularly enjoyed David’s speech from Digital Marketing Mentor, on the future of marketing, which highlighted both the positive and negative impacts social media can have on your business”. – Katie from Torr|Waterfield

Networking newbie Chloe Moorhouse found the whole evening very productive. With aspirations to be a writer and set up her own design business she described Jana’s speech on fear of the unknown as ‘inspirational’.

“I came thinking that networking would be really scary and formal but everyone here has been really lovely. I have now have set up meetings to discuss my business plans and see how I can take it further” – Chloe Moorhouse.


The night winded down on a high note with many feeling like they had a good night out with friends rather than business associates. Freelance artist Miranda ‘Panda’ Tyers said “I will definitely come to the next Futures Event”, promising to bring her sketch book to share. As expected the Torr|Waterfield team were the last to leave insisting that the night was still young.

Overall the night was perhaps one of the most successful the Futures Network events. We all look forward to next time.

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Photographed George Horne @ Proof and Rebecca Wilson from Torrwaterfield

Leicester Business Event 2011

On Thursday the 29th September, Torr|waterfield attended the Leicester Business Event 2011 at the Walkers Stadium. Arriving for an early setup before 8 am, Rachel, Alistair and Rebecca set up our stand in the Keith Weller room. Once the team had finished dragging our stand boxes up stairs there was just enough time for a quick breather and freshen up before the doors opened.


Crowds slowly made their way round the floor finally reaching our table and giving people the chance to find out more about us. Alistair and Rachel happily answered visitor’s questions on how we can help their business moving forward. Meanwhile, our new marketing person, Rebecca, walked around the other exhibitors introducing herself and Torr|waterfield.


This year, visitors required a pre paid ticket for entry to the event which meant that there were inevitably fewer attendees but this allowed our team to have quality time with anyone that visited our stand. People attending this year clearing were more interested in developing contacts and finding out more about each other and receiving freebies from exhibitors, leaving us with more sweeties to take back to the team.

By lunch time, more of the Torr|Waterfield team popped along to show their support. As many of our clients were also exhibiting on the day the team saw it as a good chance to say hello and have a quick catch up with a few familiar faces. This included popping over to our good friends at The Futures Network stand who were advertising their next event (more about that in our next blog).


At the end of the day we had a prize draw for an Amazon Kindle and a bottle of marmalade vodka. Rob Elliott from Bray and Bray went home with the Kindle and Luke Clarke from B&R won the vodka. Well done to both of you!

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Torr|Waterfield is planning to attend many more events like this over the coming months. If you are running a networking event soon, we would love to hear about it. Feel free to contact our marketing team; Rebecca.wilson@torrwaterfield.co.uk