PLANS to bring superfast connectivity to Peterborough businesses was the fitting topic for the launch of a new business network aiming to connect up companies in Hampton.
Organised by management company O&H Hampton, the inaugural meeting of Hampton Business Breakfast heard from CityFibre’s Andy Starnes that more than 300 local businesses have already registered an interest in being linked to a fibre network that will deliver speeds of up to 100 times existing connections.
But the business breakfast was primarily a chance for Hampton companies to connect face-to-face with their neighbours, including representatives from commercial and not-for-profit businesses across Cygnet and Kingston Parks, as well as Serpentine Green shopping centre and Opportunity Peterborough.
Attendees also included Mastercard, which is relocating to Hampton later this year.
Roger Tallowin, general manager at O&H Hampton, said, “We’ve put a lot of effort into helping the local community develop on Hampton and felt it would be good to offer a chance for the business community to do the same.
“Hampton Business Breakfast network is also a chance for us and others to bring our business colleagues up-to-date with local developments and initiatives that may interest or affect them.
“We are grateful to Andy Starnes and to Kiddicare who provided an excellent venue for our first meeting. It was really encouraging to hear everyone at the session give their support to the need for this new network.”
The next meeting has already been scheduled for Wednesday 9 July, when Chas Ryan of Peterborough Health will talk about business and health, and the opportunity for local companies to sign up for free workplace health checks and support.
Any Hampton businesses who missed the launch event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to future invitation lists.