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Globe spreads the word at Elson networking event

By Assistant Editor Connor Steel

THE Gosport andFareham Globe has picked up more loyal readers after attending a networking event on Saturday morning.

It enabled the digital newspaper to showcase our relaunched website and receive feedback on future print plans using two prototypes created earlier this year.

The Globe delegation, consisting of editor and assistant editor, joined likeminded enterprises for Elson Infant School’s fundraising Local Small Business Fair, with stalls including clothing, crafting, and refreshments. Located at the side of a classroom, our centrepiece was a laptop which proudly advertised yje website, alongside printouts including updated posters and business cards.

The event started at 10am and saw a steady stream of customers throughout before ending just before 2pm. But despite having no products to sell our station proved popular. Feedback was  favourable and everybody seemed interested in our offerings – which will no doubt raise the Globe’s profile further across the two boroughs.

In an email on Sunday to the fair’s participants, the organisers said: “Elson Infants Fundraising Friends would like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending Our very first Local Small Business Fair yesterday. Your contribution yesterday will help go towards turning an old disused courtyard into an outdoor garden area in the future.”

Following on from the morning’s success the Globe is hoping to attend future networking and local events as the country continues to recover from Covid-19 restrictions. This will likely start with the Christmas Fayre at Thorngate Halls in December.

Our readership and support from local residents over recent months has been overwhelming, so please continue sharing or liking social media posts throughout the week. Articles can be read on our website and our Facebook profile is available here. We also have an Instagram account for readers, alongside the Friends of the Globe scheme which continues to grow.

Congratulations to the organisers of Saturday’s event for their efforts and giving up the time to welcome us – the editor apologises for being caught smoking on school grounds when we arrived.

It was a hugely enjoyable experience and one we will be hoping to repeat. It certainly boosted the Globe profile within the community and shows how far we have come despite a difficult 18 months.