Representatives from around 30 companies in Peterborough took part to explore way of closer working.
The first free networking event of the year took place at Peterborough Rugby Union Club as part of the Smart Fengate project.
The venture is being run by Peterborough DNA and encourages businesses in the area to work together and to work smarter.
Around 30 businesses met with new and existing contacts from the Fengate area to find ways to work closer together, share ideas, trade and seek expert advice on energy.
Businesses also heard about the progress of the network’s online Smart Platform, designed to help better business collaboration.
Simon Kidney from Lloyds Bank in Fengate described the network as: “A great opportunity to share thoughts, visions and aspirations.
“We have come away with a number of new contacts where we will be looking to provide support to their businesses.”
Emma McKenna, sustainable business officer at Peterborough DNA said: “Since we launched the business network last July, Smart Fengate has continued to grow and we were delighted to see even more new businesses attend our most recent event.
She added: “If your business is located within the area then I’d urge you to come along and find out how you could benefit from being part of the Smart Fengate group”.
Fengate businesses can register their interest and find out more about the bi-monthly networking events at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01733 864585.