Jill White of Andy Hanselman Consulting keeps her ear to the ground with a roundup of all the big Sheffield events for unLTD…
I’ll start this month continuing on from where I finished last month. You may remember we finished with a bit of Bangra dancing at The Library in Attercliffe. On that same night I’d also popped into the Nest and Vitra Summer Pop Up at the very fabulous new Nest showroom at Park Hill.
Wow! What a location and what stunning designs. Well worth a visit. I was unable to sneak out any of the Vitra Eames Outdoor collection but it’s a big, big recommend from me. Go see.
The following Monday I attended a #LoveBiz Impact Executive Business Networking event (yes, me!) at The Kenwood Hotel. It was a beautiful day and the outside pods looked wonderful. The Pimms went down well too. Great to reacquaint with a couple of women in business that I hadn’t seen for a long while and to do a little ‘mystery shop’ at the hotel as we’ve been working with a team of ‘Rising Stars’ there, introducing a Leadership Academy. (They did good!)
Sadly, I missed The Baton of Hope Tour on its journey through Sheffield. I had hoped to be at Kelham Island Museum for its arrival there. A later than anticipated finish at a meeting meant I missed it, but I did heard wonderful things about the whole Sheffield experience. Absolute hats off to Mike McCarthy, Steve Phillips and all involved in this crucial initiative raising suicide awareness and prevention.
A trip to London followed with a very important (and very well attended) networking session with ‘The Boss’ himself! Yes, the one and only Bruce Springsteen. Not really work related but I had to give him a mention! Now there’s someone who is most definitely 3D! Dramatically and Demonstrably Different… and undoubtedly memorable! He was fabulous.
Back then to Triple Point Brew for another Bhayani HR Master Cutler event, equally 3D with their Flight and Fromage Event. Five specialist cheeses matched with five fine ales expertly selected by Head Brewer, Alex Barlow. Suffice to say, we had a good night. Not forgetting the good company too! We had unLTD’s very own Phil Turner on our table!
From Beer and Cheese, to very fine dining at the Cutlers Hall for the Master Cutler Ladies Luncheon, and although it does sound a little outdated, there is a real drive from the current Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny to promote and increase gender diversity within The Company. And looking around that room I think she’s making great progress.
There’s also great progress with initiatives for this year’s Master Cutler Challenge which are supporting Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and their diversity and inclusion activities. They do some fabulous work there. Another one worth taking a look at.
We finished the month finalising our own initiatives for this and will be hosting a car boot sale at Wentworth Woodhouse on 10th September. All boots and booters are welcome
And if that’s not your thing, we also have 3D Connect has got Talent on Tuesday 19th September at The Hideaway. Both very different but very exciting networking opportunities. More of those next time.
But first, it’s gin! Yes, it’s our 3D Connect Summer Social at Loxley Distillery next week! I can’t wait!