Ely Networking

Our monthly networking series continues in collaboration with Ely Cathedral Business Group.

Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber, or Ely Cathedral Business Group, to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections – anyone is welcome to join us. Get together, get thinking, and get talking about things that matter.

Take this chance to catch up with familiar acquaintances you haven’t seen in ages, mingle with new business contacts and share knowledge and skills with like-minded professionals.

Chamber staff will be attending so if your company is considering joining the Chamber, it is a great opportunity to ask about the benefits of membership and discover what you can expect to gain from joining our Chamber network.


Guest Speaker – Jon Torrens, Coach & Speaker.

I’ve worked as a designer (and experienced the joy of deadlines) at games companies including Sony and Electronic Arts, and I worked as a professional stand-up comic for a few years, so I know how to engage and motivate. Occasionally I can be funny too.

Now, as a coach and speaker, I teach effective communication, using my personal skills to both show and tell. I deliver training for a range of clients in London and Cambridge, including Foster + Partners, Raspberry Pi, Redgate, Microsoft Research, Creative Assembly and Cambridge University.

Unique insights from the worlds of computer game design and stand-up comedy enable even the most introverted of my clients to deliver presentations that delight and motivate their audiences.

“Once in a generation, someone comes along who changes everything. Jon Torrens is not that person, but he met them once and tried to wow them with his Alec Guinness impression.”


Guest Charity – VCAEC (Voluntary Community Action East Cambs)

VCAEC (Voluntary Community Action East Cambs), began as the Ely Volunteer Centre in 1991.  In 1996 we started the Helping Hands Gardening Team and then in 1998 we started the East Cambs Social Car Scheme.  In 2007, the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) came to Ely, and the two organisations merged in 2008.

We are unique within Cambridgeshire as we are an independent charity offering a dual role within East Cambridgeshire.


Poets House 40 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4EY

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