Our company goal is to develop a strong network that allows Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and straight-ally decision makers to engage in a focused environment to the mutual benefit of the individuals, the organisations they represent and the community.
What is Radius?
We are a networking organisation. The best networks provide a friendly environment to meet like-minded individuals, allow opportunities to make useful connections for the longer-term and generate ideas and business opportunities amongst those attending. We aim to excel in all three. Our network includes guests from small and medium-sized businesses, corporates and the Public Sector.
Radius is here to help you and members of your organisation to meet others with a similar mind-set and to develop strong, long-lasting business relationships. Our core is in the LGBT community and their straight-allies. Our focus will always be on providing a supportive and non-discriminatory environment for everybody who attends.
Radius was founded by Matt Parsons and Patrick Voss in the summer of 2011. Matt's background is in running successful events for a range of corporations, public sector bodies and LGBT groups. Patrick has worked in marketing, business development and strategy facilitation for large corporates.
What events do we hold?
We hold a variety of different types of events throughout the year. Please see our 'Home Page' for more information on upcoming event or view 'Our Groups' page to see the different types of events we organise. For each event, we produce a Radius directory, which gives details of the members and guests attending. When your register with Radius, the details you provide are used for this directory.
Why might I want to attend an event?
Some people enjoy networking, others do not. Equally, many people feel pressure to 'sell' or to come back with a fantastic lead from the networking events they go to. At Radius, our aim is to provide an environment where the focus is more on finding like-minded people that you can have an interesting conversation with, rather than purely selling products or services. In our experience, most opportunities arise when you meet people over a period of time and get to know them.
For organisations, you may be looking to support your LGBT communities to build networks to make contacts across a range of other skill-sets or industries. Not all staff are comfortable being open about their private lives at work, so for some, attending an independent network is more appealing. We are also keen to help LGBT networks move from being more 'social' and policy based, to showing that strong connections made via the community can bring wider business, organisational and personal benefits.
A thank you
We recognise that a network is only as strong as those who are engaged with it. We would like to thank all of those from the SME, corporate and Public Sector who have supported Radius so far and helped us to be the network we are. We hope to continue to help your networks grow and develop, and deliver the high standard and professional service you have come to expect from Radius.