Wednesday 29 April 2023

What a night! We absolutely loved getting to know and networking with the local lowveld businesses at our first ever speed networking event.

If you’re wondering what speed networking is all about and how can it help with local Lowveld business growth then keep reading.

As a local business owner you might already know that networking is a powerful tool to help  grow and expand your business. Speed networking, in particular, is a popular approach to networking that can help you connect with potential partners, customers, and other valuable contacts in your local community quickly and efficiently. Not to mention that speed networking and networking in general is a whole lot of fun!

The Buy Local Lowveld vision is to encourage as many local Lowveld businesses and consumers to support each other,  and speed networking offers just that

Speed networking can be an effective tool for small business owners who are looking to expand their network and connect with potential customers, partners, or collaborators. By following the tips above and approaching speed networking with an open mind and a willingness to listen, you can make the most of your networking opportunities and help your business grow.

On the 29th of March Buy Local Lowveld got to enjoy connecting with over 50 people, all as business owners themselves or as team members of a business. We were blown away by the support and enthusiasm we received regarding this event. Each person was warmly welcomed with a welcoming drink (thanks to Rooikat Wholesale Liquor for sponsoring welcoming drinks) and  newly launched Aquieta water sponsored by SINRMAS to prep them for all the chats and fun to come.

Throughout the evening we got to connect, learn, laugh, eat and drink together. And eat we did, Yoon’s Eatery catered mouth-watering pizzas that were a definite highlight of the evening.

The raving reviews had us excited to host our next equally and even more successful speed networking event.  We would like to that our  Buy Local Lowveld team for your hard work. Next of course our Buy Local Lowveld contributing members who make these events and this organization as a whole possible. A special mention and thanks to YOONS Eatery for your delicious pizza, space, attentive staff and the perfect vibe – you blew us away.

To our sponsored giveaways from Salter Pilates for her Spru Shots The Nail Studio by Denise for spoiling 3 lucky ladies with nails, and Beloved Beauty Salon for their spoils of foot massages!

And of course the biggest thank you goes to all the attendees who stepped out of your comfort zone and into some awesome new connections and conversations with other business owners of the Lowveld. 

If you’d like to join out next event AND be part of the movement to support local- be sure to get in touch by completing the following request form: or sign up and become a member .