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Lesbian & Gay Professional Networking Group launched

Besi Besemar May 20, 2015

New Lesbian & Gay Professional Networking Group celebrates first successful event in Brighton.

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AROUND 40 people passed through the doors of the Dome Room at Pub Du Vin, earlier this month for the first Vocal Social, a new LGBT professional networking night.

The night consisted of networking over relaxed drinks followed by a talk from Ruth Chapman of the i360, detailing some of the milestones to come in the building of the seafront tower. After the talk the informal atmosphere continued with further drinks and networking.

The event drew a diverse crowd including small business owners, publicans, event professionals, security consultants, accountants, personal trainers and coaches, journalists and publishers, insurance industry professionals and staff from some of the city’s major employers

Trevor Edwards
Trevor Edwards

Trevor Edwards one of the joint organisers, said: “We are really pleased with the turnout for this first event, as group of friends we had an idea for an event like this some years ago. However a few weeks back we said let’s do it. So in essence the night was planned and delivered in less than five weeks. We have had some brilliant feedback which has given us the confidence to go ahead with a second event on Wednesday, July 1.”

He added: “The second event will very much follow the format of the first. We’ll be announcing a venue and speaker soon. However we have already set the date for Wednesday 1st July and it’s great to have so many who have already booked tickets so far in advance.”

Vocal Social are already adapting their plans to run the event bi-monthly throughout the year. It is now planned to swap to monthly operation in the autumn.

Craig Royle
Craig Royle

Craig Royle, Food & Beverage Manager of the Queens Hotel who attended said: “It’s great to have an alternative night to meet and chat in a relaxed atmosphere whilst catching up on things happening in the city. It’s something that has been missing from the city for a while.”

The second Vocal Social will take place on Wednesday, July 1 from 6.30 – 9.30pm and there is an extra special discount offer on tickets until the venue is announced.

Along with offer tickets, standard tickets are already available online at (£8 in advance) or £10 on the night.

For more information on the event or to book tickets, click here:

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