Recap of our Wine Tasting and Networking Event

Last edited 21 March, 2024
Networking & Events
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Pictured left to right Richard Norton – first photo R&E Finance, Mark Panayides – EDGE, Iain Hall – Panopticsi.  Third photo: Colin Darby – Panopticsi, Katie Edwards – CV Bay, Emma Hill – Panopticsi

R&E finance have extensive experience in finding and providing creative financial solutions. Panoptic are leading system integration company, dedicated to providing the highest quality service to clients to improve their business process.

The event was a huge success with over 80 business delegates attending from across the West Midlands and further afield. A fantastic evening tasting wine, making new business connections and having fun.

Pictured left to right top row first photo: Harry Vlahakis – CV Bay, David Graham – Assured Legel Services, Laura Burns – GBCC. Second photo: Neal Taylor, Mindo Sheamar – M Leisure, Shane Moore – Woodshire, Iain Hall – Panoptic. Bottom row third photo: Jaanika Okk – OKK Arts, Mark Panayides – EDGE Creative, Hannah Campbell – Grosvenor House, fifth photo: Jaanika Okk – OKK Arts, Darren Lake – Pure Cloud Solutions, Mark Skermer – A2B Cars).

To bring the event to a close we held a business card draw, the lucky winner Kate Lowe from KLO Financial Services winning a splendid four-course meal for two at Hotel du Vin.

Pictured left to right first picture: Michelle Richards- MLG, Mark Skermer – A2B Cars, Brian Hughes – Birmingham City Council,  Darren Lake – PureCloud Solutions. Second photo Richard Kerry – Bell Lax, Anthony Richards – Punter Southall, James Adams – Higgs and Sons. Third photo: Melissa Snover – Katie’s Magic Candy Factory.

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Louise Panayides

Creative Director

With a huge ambition to set up her own agency since the age of 18, Creative Director Louise founded EDGE Creative in 2004. Louise has been driven by her creative flair from the beginning, with a passion for building brands from the ground up.

Louise loves developing relationships with people and understanding the driving forces behind the clients we engage with. Marketing never loses its excitement for Louise, and she is proud to have developed such an excellent company culture. Fuelled by creative ideas and very strong cups of coffee, Louise’s life is enriched by music, her puppy Luna and getting outside for hiking, photography, and travelling to her favourite place in the world – Montenegro!