Following the success of the Inter-Professional Speed Networking event last November (2013), RTPI London Young Planners, in association with RICS London matrics hosted another fantastic evening on Wednesday 30 April 2014. Even with the (dreaded) tube strike, over 50 built environment professionals made their way to the event, among them planners and surveyors plus representatives from sponsors The Oyster Partnership.
The Parcel Yard, a flagship pub located in the restored and Grade I listed parcel office at King’s Cross Station, provided the perfect venue for a night of stop-start hustle and bustle.
The evening kicked off with a brief introduction from George Weeks and quickly followed with participants taking their seats on both sides of “the tracks”; “stay” and “move”. Whilst those on the “stay” side remained firmly positioned in their seats, on cue, the “movers” had 4 minute intervals to exchange greetings and business cards before reluctantly shifting onto the next person down the line.
A brief interval at 7.45pm allowed time to refuel with a buffet selection and drinks before resuming networking. The volume of chit-chat brought the former parcel office alive, and participants were well and truly talked out by the end of the evening.
We hope all who attended enjoyed the evening as much as we did, and that no voices were lost in the process. We would also like to apologise for any confusion with the drinks tokens, and hope that the additional free drink at the end of the night made up for it!
Last but not least, a big thank you to The Oyster Partnership for kindly sponsoring the evening.