A Look Back on 2023

As we start a new year, it’s the perfect time to look back and celebrate the milestones and accomplishments that have shaped BusinessLodge Stoke in 2023. From welcoming new team members to making a positive impact in the local community, here’s a glimpse into our noteworthy achievements.

The year started with a warm welcome to Siobhan, who joined our reception team, adding to the strength of BusinessLodge Stoke.

Siobhan sat on a stool smiling.

Showcasing Local Businesses and Talent

Hosting a remarkable 45 popup events throughout the year, we provided a platform for 26 local businesses to showcase their offerings. From carwashes to gourmet food trucks, perfumeries and artisanal gin makers, our events were a celebration of the diversity and talent within our local business community.

BusinessLodge Stoke proudly sponsored five networking events, including ‘Let’s Do Business’ and speed networking meetups, fostering meaningful connections among local entrepreneurs. We also attended the Flexi Awards and the GCUC Conference.

Connecting Communities

Contributing to the local sports scene, we sponsored Manuella Delle, a ladies’ footballer from Leek Town. Additionally, we supported the Longton Junior Rugby Team, aiming to promote the spirit of teamwork and community.

We strengthened our ties with local chambers, extending discounted memberships to our clients, promoting collaboration within our professional network.

Trent House saw the addition of 31 new clients, a testament to the appeal of our community-driven approach and our collaborative workspaces. We also redesigned our coworking space and introduced portal access for convenient bookings.

A Year of Giving Back

We hosted numerous raffles, supporting causes like Reaching CIC, Pink Sisters and Misters, Veterans Connect and North Staff’s Carers, showcasing our commitment to giving back.

Embarking on the journey to Net Zero, we installed lighting sensors and implemented waste reduction strategies, contributing to a greener future. As part of our green initiatives, we also actively engage in battery recycling and ink cartridge disposal to further promote environmental sustainability.

A Thriving Community and a Bright Future

From Trent Net Walking during the summer months to sponsoring Stoke Pride, we actively engaged in initiatives that fostered a sense of community among our clients.

As we reflect on these achievements, we look forward to continuing our journey of growth and community impact in the coming year. Stay tuned for more exciting developments from BusinessLodge Stoke in 2024!