One Giant Leap for Business - Barefoot Networking Takes Off in Cheshire

Business leaders from across Cheshire took it all in their stride when they went barefoot at a network meeting.
By: Jane Shepherd
July 31, 2009 - PRLog -- East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise held its regular networking event at Barefoot’s newly-opened multi-million pound showroom and conference centre in the county - and visitors were politely asked to lose their shoes on entry.

The conference centre is a barefoot-only zone. All staff who work at the centre do so barefoot – although the company does provide extra fluffy socks for visitors to enable them to get to grips with the concept.

David Watson, leader of East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, organised the event. He said: “It was certainly an unusual thing to do.

“At first, people were quite shocked that they were leaving their shoes off, and it really took them out of their comfort zone, but they quickly adapted.

“What was remarkable was that being together barefoot broke down some barriers. People engaged in conversation freely and it made for a great atmosphere. It was a really innovative and dynamic day.”

The Barefoot business – home of the luxury Floor Couture brand - is the brainchild of Dawn Gibbins MBE, the current SHE international business woman of the year and a former Veuve Clicquot business woman of the year.

Dawn, ‘the barefoot entrepreneur,’ said: “It was an absolutely fabulous meeting. I definitely think barefoot networking is the way forward.”


Press release issued by;
East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce,
Sandbach Enterprise Centre,
Wesley Avenue
CW11 1DG

Tel ; 01270 752120

More About Barefoot

The sensational home of Floor Couture, Feng Shui and inspirational art, Barefoot - based in Bosley, Congleton - sets the pace in creating happy and healthy interiors.

Founded by entrepreneur Dawn Gibbins MBE ‘the Barefoot entrepreneur’ the company’s luxury seamless flooring puts a spring in the step and creates a feel good factor in homes, spas, healthclubs, therapy centres, gyms and nurseries.

Get in tune with your barefoot side – speak to Rosie to arrange a visit to our showroom, phone 01260 222122

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