C EO of The Big Issue Foundation, Stephen Robertson, joined us at Fratton Park for the November Network Pompey Business Club networking lunch!

The Big Issue is a financial inclusion project offering an alternative way of earning money for those facing extreme poverty, with the 1,500 traders selling on average 84,000 copies a week. For the sellers, it gives them the opportunity to do something for themselves – a legal way of legitimately making money after facing social and financial exclusion. In an attempt to eradicate the stigma, Stephen explained that sellers are first required to invest their own money in the magazines in order to trade. They need to develop the confidence to sell and resilience to deal with the unjustified perception from the general public.

Find out more about the upcoming ‘Big Sleep Out’ and other ways you can support the foundation.

New Network Pompey members were welcomed and introduced which included Nigel Francis Wealth Management.

Thank you to recently awarded ‘Outstanding Public Relations Agency’ in the South of England, Briscoe PR, who kindly sponsored the event! Launching officially in 2020, sponsoring a Network My Club event gives you the opportunity to further promote company activity and enhance your brand. Find more details of the benefits of sponsoring a Network My Club event here.

Thank you to our resident photographer, Steve Phyall (ZOOMING Photography) for the excellent shots. Check out the full album of images here.

The next Network Pompey event sees us join forces with Network Hampshire for a special festive networking lunch at The Ageas Bowl! Find more details of that, and other Network My Club events, here.