Nutwood - which owns the Woodman Inn in Nuthampstead and the Pheasant in Great Chishill - launched a series of business networking events in Royston this month.

Representatives from more than 30 businesses attended, with a diverse range of services and suppliers represented. 

These included Barkway-based consulting structural engineers Mba Structures Ltd, Sharon Windebank from The Listing Magazine in Royston, North Herts photographer Paul Filep and interior design company Dawn Inspirations.

The event started at 8.30am with tea, coffee and pastries, followed by informal chat and networking and a welcome from Nutwood's Martin Prescott.

Royston Crow: The Nutwood Networking event was held in NuthampsteadThe Nutwood Networking event was held in Nuthampstead (Image: Nutwood Pubs)

All attendees then gave a brief introduction of their business, which developed into a general discussion about local market conditions and opportunities, after which hot breakfasts were served.

Nutwood director Natalie Duncker said: "Feedback on the day and since has been overwhelmingly positive.

"Many networkers also commented on the additional benefits of having representatives from both the Federation of Small Businesses and local media present."


Nutwood Networking takes place at the Three-9-Eight Coffee Barn in the Woodman Inn on the first Friday of each month. 

Membership is free for all local businesses, and members can have their contact details and a brief outline included in the online Nutwood Business Register - also free of charge.

Full details can be found at

As the first Friday in April is a Bank Holiday, the next Nutwood Networking event will be held at 8.30am on Friday, May 5.