Chamber Co.nnect Virtual Networking Event with Michael Rooney, Break and Chris Elliott, The Feed

Event Details

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 -
09:30 to 11:00
Online Networking (via Zoom meeting)
Member Rate: 


Non-Member Rate: 

N/A - this is a member only event

  • Chamber Co.nnect with Michael Rooney, Break and Chris Elliott, The Feed
  • Break Charity logo
  • Michael Rooney, Relationship Development Manager at Break
  • The Feed logo
  • Chris Elliott, Corporate Relations Officer at The Feed

This is a member only event

Our new way of networking… 

Chamber Co.nnects are fortnightly network meetings for its members to network and chat with other businesses in a digital space. 

We believe networking is key during difficult times to help with mental health, continuation of business and access to help and advice from peers. Each network meeting will have 1-2 guest speaker(s) and will be focusing on a current topic.  

Enjoy from the comfort of your own home with no early starts or commute and make sure to make a coffee and bring a smile to this online video meeting. 

Who's it for? 

Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, young businesses and anyone who wants to connect and engage with other businesses in the Norfolk area. 


Can we help you diversify your recruitment reach? Can you help us change a life?

Hear from two fellow Chamber members Break and The Feed. They have supported people who are now looking for maybe just a chat to help them decide direction, possibly work experience or even a job.

If you are recruiting now or will be in the future, then hear about another way to find candidates to help your business.

It may be that you want to consciously give people a chance who've had a tough time in their life so far.

Perhaps you like backing fellow local people, charities and organisations in other ways and could extend this philosophy to recruitment.

Hear from Michael and Chris about how as little as half an hour of your time can be life-changing to someone looking to build their career.

Guest Speakers

Michael Rooney, Relationship Development Manager at Break

Michael Rooney has been with Break since 2011. Before this, he was the CEO of the Hamlet Centre and a social work manager for Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services. Break is an innovative charity that provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people. We strive for the best outcomes for young people on the edge of care, in care and moving on from care. We will do this by offering a pathway of connected specialist support services to ensure young people have the care they need, when and where they need it, for as long as they need it.

Chris Elliott, Corporate Relations Officer at The Feed

Chris Elliott joined The Feed in 2020 having been in the Norfolk charity sector for eight years and before that over twenty years in marketing at Aviva. The Feed's mission is to motivate change in people to prevent more poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich. Their cafe provides training opportunities alongside other support so that their clients are prepared for employment. Chris's role is to manage and build The Feed's relationships with corporates and he also supports their marketing and fundraising activity.


09:30 – Welcome from Chamber. Go through format and any updates (5-mins)
09:35 – 45-second introductions from each delegate (15-mins)
09:50 – First speaker - Michael Rooney (10-mins)
10:00 – Q&A with Michael (5-mins)
10:05 – Second speaker - Chris Elliott (10-mins)
10:15 – Q&A with Chris (5-mins)
10.20 - Open discussion led by Michael and Chris (10-mins)
10:30 – Discussion topics and networking (30-mins)
11:00 - Close 

Due to this event being for members only, it has been set-up for manual approval, so event details will be received shortly after registering rather than immediately.



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