About Thurrock Network Group

Thurrock Network Group was launched by Louise Ince of dotty hippo design in March 2010.

“I understood the importance of networking having set up my own business. I decided to set up Thurrock Network Group as there was a lack of free networking events around Thurrock. It was great to receive support from Thurrock Council, local media and businesses.

The monthly networking events are free for all local businesses and there is a variety of business owners who attend the meetings. 

My mission for Thurrock Network Group was to provide an opportunity for local businesses network, make connections and establish new working relationships in a relaxed and informal atmosphere”.


Business networking is an effective way to meet like-minded business owners that could help you and your business develop and grow. Networking is not about selling and is more about getting to know people and building relationships. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience at our meetings. Attending the Thurrock Network Group is a great way to start your day!


The 60 second round

Everyone can introduce themselves, their business and explain what they do to the group in the 60 second round. It can be nerve-wracking but if you write down your key points: who you are, what you do and what you are looking for and practice, it does get easier!