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Looking for Business Networking in Rugeley?

Looking to meet other businesses? Perfect! We’ve set up business networking group in Rugeley that’s a little more relaxed. For those new or even network pros. 
The Hive is a vibrant, non-formal meetup group for those who wish to expand their professional network & build lasting relationships within Rugeley and the surrounding areas.

Meet our founding colony

Queen Bee

Jessica Davanzo

Award winning promotional merchandise & clothing specialist with a passion for sustainability.

Busy Bee

Pat Cannon

Cannon Horticulture Making gardens beautiful, whether to sell a home, or to spruce up. 

Honey Bee

Sean Bird

Sean designs eye-catching websites, logos, flyers & apps to attract more customers to your business.

Worker Bee

Natalie Hurdley

Personal Trainer at NH Personal Training – Independent Associate at Isagenix.


See what’s buzzin’ around the Hive.


There’s always a buzz on our Facebook

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Excited to see you at our business networking tonight at 6pm 🐝 Bee there at the Old Perculiar. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago


Spotted in Rugeley today …Pat and his lovely team Cannon Horticulture doing an excellent job working on gardens and sprucing up outside space! Highly recommend! 🙏🌱 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago


Happy World Bee Day! 🐝🐝🐝

From our Hive to yours…..

#WorldBeeDay #savethebees🐝 #staffordshire
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2 weeks ago


🐝 Can't believe the Hive has been going strong now since 2019! 🥳I’m going to be different this Friday. I’m going to share a love story with you. One that started as a love affair with cake and then blossomed into something beautiful.

The year was 2019 and about five of us had arranged to meet as friendly catchup. I can’t remember who sent the first message, but I can remember smiling faces, crumbs of leftover cake and laughter.

Before long we had a group of people that would meet regularly and others that came whenever they could, with new friends and old joining us along the way. It was mentioned one day when we met, that our little meetings had grown to something like a large colony. Almost like a beehive, with people coming and going and all pinned down with a nice cup of coffee and the fantastic cakes we had been sampling!

It was at this point, that we realised that this was more than a couple of catch-ups with business owners, who had become good friends. It had grown into, a totally organic movement, with ideas flowing about how we as a collective, could network in the community and bring other benefits in, but without all of the stuffy, overbearing rules that some business groups have.

We gave ourselves the name ‘the Hive’ inviting business owners to vibrant, non-formal meetups for those who wish to expand their professional network and build lasting relationships within Rugeley and the surrounding areas. Always free to attend.

Since my first bite of sweet red velvet cake, we’ve had many in-person and online networking events. I’ve made many friends and business contacts whilst enjoying great food. I’m so proud to be a co-host and be involved with this group with the founders' Pat Cannon Jessica Davanzo ⓥ. They are both amazing. They are both the nicest and down to earth people you could have the pleasure of meeting.

It's the people that make the group and the people who run it that make it what it is. And I love being part of it.

So perhaps you’re one of our regular ‘Hivers’ reading this. Or are someone interested in attending? I would love to see you there. Our next event is an in-person event at the Old Peculiar in Handsacre, Rugeley on Wednesday the 25h of may at 6pm. Free to attend and delicious food and drink can be purchased in the evening!


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