Happy New Year from sunny Malta from me and our lovely member Jemma (look out for her Belly Dancing event in January). We are doing a little research on potential holidays for members and having a lovely time in the sun!
As I take a moment to look back, it's really been an incredible 2022. This was our first full calendar year in business (CB only started in April 2021 during lockdown would you believe).
It's been a rollercoaster of doom and gloom in the media, but despite that we've been lucky enough to grow, spread joy, build our brand and this amazing community as we -
🍀Hosted almost 130 events
🍀Sold over 1000 tickets
🍀Worked with over 70 independent brands
🍀Grew our member community to 70 fabulous members
🍀Launched our app
🍀Launched sponsors & partners deals
🍀Held our first PR Launch Party
🍀Started collaborating with BN1 Magazine
🍀Featured in BN1 Magazine, Brighton Journal, Discover Brighton and The Argus
🍀Featured on the front cover of The Sussex Business Times as an inspirational business woman for IWD
🍀 Interviewed on the County Business Clubs Podcast with Sam Thomas
🍀Successfully pitched to the Tigers Pen
🍀Coached fellow entrepreneurs at the BIPC
🍀Launched The Single Sessions with Laura from Secret Alchemy
🍀Became a Radio Reverb Business Show Host
🍀Celebrated our first business birthday
🍀Our Podcast had over 1000 downloads
🍀And I won RWC Entrepreneur of the Year 2022!
And we took you all across the city having the best time with independent brands, from theatre nights, kayaking, tours, tastings and games.
We had SOLD OUT events throughout the year and three happy couples met through us! I'm waiting for my first Connected Brighton wedding (no pressure).
It's been hard and brilliant all at once!
Thank you all for being part of it. We really couldn't do this without your love and support. It means the world to me and Lois, who's the best intern and a total joy (thank you Lois!)
Here's to an even bigger and better 2023.
Happy New Year and remember to get booking on our fabulous January experiences. I'm missing your faces and can't wait to see you!
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