The new speed dating

It’s not every day you meet the Thunderbirds. But we did, just last week at the Moorings Hotel in Fort William.

The Lochaber Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the #Lochaber Ideas Week, a concerted effort to reinforce the opportunities to collaborate with other local businesses.


Aptly named ‘Around Lochaber in 80 tables‘ it provided local companies the opportunity to take the stage and pitch their business in 60 seconds. Harder than it seems – especially with a giant bell telling you time is up.

Thereafter, it took the form of speed dating networking. You spent 5 minutes with each business before moving on to the next. By the end of the evening we had not only met so many fantastic people but it gave a real flavour for the vast number of offerings right on your doorstep.

Thank you to Philip at the Moorings Hotel for hosting the event, Anne at the Wedding Fixers for organising a seamless night and to John at BC Technologies for randomly coming as a Thunderbird.

We are already looking forward to the 2016 #LochaberIdeasWeek.