A SWEET new event has landed in Knutsford.

Knutsford Jelly, an event exclusively for those of us that work from home, made its debut at Knutsford Town Council offices on last month.

The co-working event was attended by 18 people in total and the wheels are now in motion for its next event on March 26.

David Trott, who spearheaded the project’s start-up in Knutsford, said: “What’s nice about it is that it’s like an office environment without the headache of working in an office.

“It helps people to overcome some of the challenges that come with working from home as people can share in their experiences.

“It’s also a real benefit to Knutsford as it stimulates the local economy and local businesses by bringing those sorts of people together.”

Knutsford Jelly is a free, informal co-working event where freelancers, home-workers, and small business owners bring their laptop and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.

The event is different from a traditional networking event in that the aim is not to find new clients or to sell business. The purpose of Knutsford Jelly is to give professionals the opportunity to exchange advice and collaborate on ideas with like-minded business people.

The Jelly idea originated in America but quickly moved across the Atlantic – however, the Knutsford event is the first of its kind in Cheshire.

Attendee of the February 19 event, Ian Hirst, runs Soma Recruitment and heard about the event through Twitter.

“I came to the event not quite knowing what it was like but thought, ‘why not go along and take it from there’. It’s been quite handy as I found I was using my time more productively,” he said.

“I’d come again, knowing what it has got to offer. The best way to think of it is that it is one of those days to do all the jobs you don’t get round to doing at home.”

The event will be held on a monthly basis but may become more frequent dependent upon demand. Wifi will be made available free of charge at the sessions.

To book a place or for more information visit knutsfordjelly.co.uk