I went to directorBAR this Tuesday. It was my first time at this event and, being the networker that I am, I was genuinely impressed with the organisation of the event. From the quality of olives and red wine supplied, to ‘dance cards’ enabling the organisers to connect you with those you didn’t manage to speak with, everything seemed very well thought through.
In a crowd featuring established financiers (Clem Chambers from ADVFN), and UKTI representatives (Matthew Bartlett, Erik Childerhouse), I even managed to find a startup owner! Ed Croft (ex Goldman Sachs), who cofounded Stockopedia.co.uk with Dave Brickell (ex Morgan Stanley). All in all, an interesting crowd.
The highlight of the night, though, was recording a video with CitySuccess, a new, exciting initiative of the Weboptimiser Group. You can watch it below: