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Fast-growing Yorkshire digital agency sees huge success in netWINEing event


A fast-growing Yorkshire digital firm has seen huge success in one of its regular networking events.

Leeds-based digital agency, LightStart, runs free innovative events for businesspeople across the city to attend. Its most popular event, netWINEing, is an after-work networking opportunity for business leaders to attend, accompanied by complimentary wine and snacks.

Founded in 2016 by Simon Edwards and Dan Akers, the company hosts more than 50 events per year, each with a different focus.

Since its first netWINEing event in November 2017, the company has hosted six in the last year, welcoming more than 550 online sign-ups and attendees from over 350 different businesses.

With almost 1000 glasses of wine poured, the event has become hugely popular among the Leeds business community.

Based in Platform, LightStart works with businesses for the duration of the digital product lifecycle, from idea to launch, providing services including analysis, business strategy, focus groups, branding and development.

The most recent event took place on Thursday 18th October at the CPP Group International Support Centre office space in Leeds city centre from 6-8pm.

Attendance for the event was a sell out with more than 120 online sign-ups, a growth of over 110% from the first event a year ago.

Commenting on the event, LightStart co-founder Simon Edwards said:

“We are thrilled with the triumph of netWINEing, which has seen a phenomenal growth over the last year.

“We always look forward to a great evening of interaction with inspirational businesses and are thrilled to have hosted the event at the CPP Group International Support Centre, a really impressive venue unlike anywhere else in the city.”