The event sponsored by HJ Wealth Planning and Enabling Development Opportunities (EDO) saw a wide range of industries represented from local charitable organisations, professional development, hotel and conferencing, marketing, accountants, tourism, and recruitment businesses.
Head of Commercial at Birmingham City Ian Dutton was delighted with the turn out: "We wanted to make a big relaunch of it (Blues Network), we've managed to get 130 new businesses and familiar faces into the room today which is absolutely fantastic."
The Blues Network gives local businesses a chance to get acquainted with other businesses in the area, as well as allowing Blues to showcase the facilities, food and customer service that Birmingham City provide at all events, conferences and match days.
Georgie Moseley, chairwoman of Help Harry Help Others, gave a moving speech of how events like Blues Network helped her son Harry to help so many others. Managing Director of EDO, Ian Shephard also spoke out about the importance of these events and the importance of young people in the workplace.
Those who attended also had a chance to win prizes on the raffle and the business card drop:
Rebekah Finch (Irwin Mitchell) - Winner of Busniess Card Drop - Won a bottle of champagne
Veronica Kameta (Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer) - Won a pair of hospitality tickets in the Jasper Carrott Suite
Lisa Mace (Autism Birmingham) - Won a meal at Filini (Radisson Blu)
Kirk McAtear (Connect Church) - Won a mascot package
Paul Thrupp (OCS) - Won four tickets to Footy4Harry
Chris Macrow (DBK LLP) - Won a pair of tickets in the EDO box for next season
Graham Perry (Lyoness) - Won a case of Heineken