Great Little Events Company
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The 9% Event

The Great Little Events Company is the proud founder of the 9% Event - structured, smart networking events for women in Brighton. Working on the premise that ‘you cannot be what you cannot see’, the 9% Event gives a platform for inspiring women who have achieved success in any industry to discuss the highs, lows, pitfalls and tips for the top with around 50 women every six weeks.

The Great Little Events Company organises structured networking beforehand, where attendees give their top three objectives for the evening, and then are matched into groups with others who fulfil those objectives for a good chat over a drink or two from local drinks companies. We aim to not only network, but build a supportive and inspirational community for women in business in any field or industry.

The speakers are invited to talk for around 15 minutes about their career paths, providing inspiration, and showing that gender is no barrier to success. Speakers so far have included Kathy Caton, founder of Brighton Gin, Chrissy Totty, IPA’s Woman of the Year and a Cannes Gold Lion winner, Pamela McKellar, founder of the Gingerman Group, Fal Blake, founder of Gresham Blake, Emma Smith of Creative Assembly and Rachael Adams, Commissioning Editor at the Telegraph.

To discuss attending or speaking at an event, please get in touch here. To download the podcast of the previous speakers, please search The 9% Event on iTunes.

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The Great Little Events Company is the proud founder of the 9% Event - structured, smart networking events for women in Brighton named after the current UK gender pay gap.  Working on the premise that you cannot be what you cannot see, the 9% Event gives a platform for inspiring women who have achieved success in any industry to discuss the highs, lows, pitfalls and tips for the top in front of around 50 women every six weeks in an engaging, entertaining and informal way. 

What makes the 9% Event different to other networking events is the structured networking beforehand, where attendees give their top three objectives for the evening, and then are matched into groups with others who fulfil those objectives for a good chat over a drink or two, supplied by local drinks companies, such as Brighton Gin and Bison Beer.  We aim to not only network, but build a supportive and inspirational community for women in business in any field or industry.

Truly inspiring! It was so great to meet so many like-minded entrepreneurial women in an informal, relaxed setting. I made some great connections and some friends too.
— Victoria King, Plus Accounting
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The event series began in March 2018, after the founder, Georgina, identified a lack of structure and strategy behind traditional networking events. She created the 9% Event to fill this gap and give attendees more value for their ticket money.

The speakers are invited to talk for around 15 minutes about their career paths, providing inspiration, and showing that gender is no barrier to success.  Speakers so far have included Kathy Caton, founder of Brighton Gin, IPA Woman of the Year and Cannes Gold Lion winner Chrissy Totty, Pamela McKellar, founder of the Gingerman Restaurant Group, Fal Blake, founder of tailor to the stars Gresham Blake, Emma Smith of BAFTA and Ivor Novello-winning gaming studio Creative Assembly, Rachael Adams, Commissioning Editor at the Telegraph, Saskia Mullins, prop designer for Channel 4, Krisi Smith, founder of Bluebird Tea, Alexandre Holder, content director at Elle, Iona Bain, founder of the Young Money Blog, Claire Mason, CEO of Man Bites Dog, Kathryn Jacob OBE, CEO of Pearl & Dean, Jan Gooding, Chair of Stonewall UK and Professor Kelly Snook, NASA research scientist and developer of Mi.Mu Gloves. 

To discuss attending or speaking at an event, please get in touch here.  Download the 9% Event podcast for free on iTunes.

An absolute must-have for your networking diary
— Amy Lishman, Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Georgina has created the most effective and magical professional networking opportunities with her 9% events. The speakers, topics and presentation are truly inspirational. Georgina’s energy is contagious and she brings a warmth and humour to each event with her open and down to earth approach. The partners she invites along are top notch and offer interesting and valuable insights and ideas for entrepreneurs. Overall an incredible quality of event, great value for money and one at which I have made connections that will be both progressive and profitable for my business.
— H. Zeida, Be Your Own Guru
The 9% event is a truly breath of fresh air in the Brighton & Hove networking calendar. A relaxed and incredibly positive group, Georgina works hard to put you in touch with ladies you can really benefit from meeting. The inspiring speakers make you think about your place in business (& the world!) and have encouraged me to believe in networking again. I have gained some great contacts and made some introductions – just what networking is all about!

— Sian Morse, Centreplate