Bishop's Stortford Professionals Lunch - February 2024

We are delighted to bring you Bishop's Stortford Professionals Lunch, your local FREE networking event.

This monthly event is:

  • Free to attend
  • The 1st Thursday of each month
  • No booking required
  • Open to all
  • Food catered for by the event sponsor (drinks available to purchase from the bar)

The next event is taking place on Thursday 1st February, 12pm to 2pm at Host Bishop's Stortford (upstairs bar - 4 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UU). 

Click here to register for monthly invites to this event.

We are delighted to collaborate with HR Dept on February's event. 

With over 30 years’ HR experience across a wide range of industries, Director Helen Gilfillan is the perfect person to look after your HR needs in Saffron Walden, Bishop's Stortford, Stansted, Great Dunmow, Halstead and the surrounding areas. Helen, who is fully qualified and holds a Masters in Strategic HR Management, provides employment law and human resources support to small and medium sized businesses in the area, bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge to her clients.

Helen’s HR Dept business is based near Great Dunmow and she is passionate about helping SMEs in the area thrive, by offering them practical support and pragmatic, personal advice. Helen has worked in many industries at Director level, including manufacturing, print, retail and the public sector, and has managed large re-structuring programmes and successfully implemented HR software and performance management processes.

Helen offers a broad range of support, from a single employment contract, to taking on all of your HR requirements. Services are tailored to individual company needs, so a bespoke package can be agreed upon, from working together on an ad hoc basis or providing ongoing help through an HR Advice Line.

Helen is dedicated to helping her clients’ businesses thrive. By working with smaller businesses, she knows her input is invaluable and that she can really make a difference. She takes away the stress of HR and loves to learn about each business she works with, understanding the culture and the people involved. That way she can tailor her work specifically to them. With the support of the HR Dept larger organisation around her, she feels secure in knowing that she can always provide her clients with everything needed so they can be helped in every situation. She will offer the best advice so that clients can make the most cost effective and commercially sound decisions.

Helen lives with her partner and one of her daughters and a two cocker spaniels George and Ruby.  Her eldest daughter has recently moved out to her first home.  She loves the outdoors and lots of sports, including running, cycling and skiing and is an ex-racing driver! When she’s not working, Helen is often found on the golf course, attempting to improve her handicap.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There is the opportunity to sponsor one of these networking events, putting your company in the spotlight.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Increased brand exposure through the event itself, event advertising, and social media coverage.
  • In-event speaking opportunities that help boost brand equity.
  • Direct contact with an audience full of relatively warm leads.
  • Building business relationships by making valuable connections.
  • The opportunity to showcase a service or product.

If you would like to sponsor an event, please contact Marie Gorman at or call 01279 758 855

Posted on Wednesday Dec 20