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We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting you to join the University of Portsmouth’s flagship networking event. Drinks on arrival followed with a delicious selection of treats.

The University of Portsmouth is taking a more serene approach to networking, enterprise and entrepreneurship to help you feel uplifted, inspired and closer to your true self.

Join us on September 21st 2023 18:00 - 21:00 at The Village Hotel Portsmouth for Big Networking Night, Our panel discussion is the main attraction, featuring discussion from David Thomson, CEO and Founder of Suada, Rachel Lowe MBE, CEO and Founder of Rachel Lowe Games & Puzzles and Claire Tamplin, CEO and Founder of The Mindful Movement Coach Mission and Abigail Norman, 1st year Business, Management and Entrepreneurship student at The University of Portsmouth on the adversity that clings to you on your journey to success. Remember, anything is possible.


Claire Tamplin is a Mother, Storyteller, Radio Presenter and Former Secondary School Teacher of English for over a decade.

Now, Founder and Creator of The Mindful Movement Coach, she delivers across many age ranges and sectors; locally and globally, from Educational settings, Corporate consultancy/ sessions, Charities and Community.

Claire’s Mindful Mission is simple - to empower, expand and elevate our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Nationally, Claire has been endorsed by Joe Wicks The Body Coach and invited to speak about MH and Wellbeing in Parliament twice in 2022.

A Rollocoaster ride through life in Rachel Lowe MBE’s shoes to hear how you too can deal with the trails and tribulations that a Portsmouth born serial entrepreneur has dealt with while young, a mother, a university student and starting a business.

Every adversity carries with it a seed of greater or equal benefit. Hear how the mantras of Napoleon Hill and William Clement can help you to become outrageously brave, just like our panel speaker, serial entrepreneur and armed forces veteran, David Thomson, who completely decluttered his company ‘Best Deal Insurance.’

We hope everyone who attends the Big Networking Night has a productive and enjoyable experience!