A PROGRESSIVE business movement has reached Chester.

Businesses joined together at Artezzan in the city centre for a networking evening with purpose last week.

The not-for-profit event, named B Social Chester, brought together B Corporations from various industries around Cheshire, as well as businesses who wished to know more about the B Corp process.

B Corporations are considered leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

Those certified receive their verification through a rigorous assessment to confirm that they are meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency, from employee benefits and charitable giving, to supply chain practices and input materials.

Entyce Creative received their certification in August this year, the first agency In Chester to do so.

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Attendees at the event included Sykes Holiday Cottages, Excello Law and Moneypenny, and they were treated to a welcome by Entyce co-director, Libby Entwisle.

They then heard about Entyce’s journey to becoming a B Corp agency from co-director, Jane Entwistle and senior account manager, Emma Swinnerton.

The event ticket also included an exclusive goodie bag kindly donated by fellow B Corp, Rituals, a welcome drink and a 15 per cent discount to dine at Artezzan after the event.

Jane Entwistle said: “One of the main draws to becoming B Corp for us was the community and the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses.

“After becoming certified and attending a few events, we were inspired to host our own ‘B Social’ and extend the invitation to all our fellow B Corps in the area, as well as all those who were interested in joining the movement.

“We are overwhelmed by the response the event has had and we’ll certainly be looking to host more B Social events in the future.”