About us

About us

Networking for your needs

NewGen Networking is all about you, the members. We will provide an environment that offers the chance to build lasting relationships and generate business opportunities, but we’d also like you to have a bit of fun along the way. After all, networking doesn’t have to be boring!

We have a range of flexible and affordable networking solutions, we will use tried and tested ideas to provide structure, whilst applying them in a modern way to suits todays world. You will be able to measure your success, whilst also benefitting from forward-thinking support.

Our hubs are a mix of physical meetings and online sessions, to give you the chance to network regionally and nationally. Formats vary throughout the month to provide variation, with additional training seminars to  arm you with skills that benefit your business.

To find a hub near you, or book a place for an online event, simply call 03333 600 680 or email info@newgen-networking.com

What we offer

Our physical meetings offer the chance to network face-to-face on a weekly basis with local businesses.

Our online hubs offer the chance to network with businesses across the UK from the comfort of your own home or office.

Meet our Team

John Bolderson

John is the Finance Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for all finance matters.

John is a director at KLAS Financial Consultants and has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry.

He helps companies and property owners with any funding requirements they may have and has built his business on networking, referrals and client recommendations.

Dave Forrest

Dave is the Business Development Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for the evolution of our products.

Dave has a passion for building strong business relationships through networking and has helped referral partners come together and grow their respective client base.

With over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, Dave has expanded his own business with the help of networking and developed strong and long-term business relationships.

Dave says, “It is all about getting involved and shouting about how you can help people develop, don’t be scared to ask how you can assist.”

Emma Hutt

Emma is the Operations Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for assisting hubs in membership administration.

Emma created The Word Hutt in 2017 after leaving her role in a large financial services company.

She is a Virtual Assistant, and as well as general administration, specialises in proofreading, editing and helping budding authors self-publish.

In 2020, she also became a director at Lexi-Hutt Solutions Ltd, offering call-taking packages, and administration services.

Emma will be using her administrative skills to support members with any membership questions, and conflict resolutions to ensure that their time with NewGen is happy and stress-free.

Dave Palmer

David is the Sales Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for the membership growth in the company.

David has over 25 years’ experience in dealing with companies at board room level. Having previously helped companies from inception, he formed the Villa Rental Company, Perfect Getaways, in 2007 and helped grow the business to over 8,000 properties before selling the business to HomeAway in 2013.

Along with his wife, Nicola, David reformed the Perfect Getaways name and reformed Perfect Getaways in 2017. Perfect Getaways is an independent travel agent with five shops across Cheshire and Merseyside.  David is the Sales Director of Perfect Getaways and is responsible for the business hitting their sales figures each month.  He is also responsible for all business planning, all shareholder and financial relations and all commercial partnerships.  David is planning the company’s expansion and is involved in sourcing new premises, negotiating the leases and ensuring the stores are fully staffed and maintained.

David holds a Diploma in Finance and Leasing with a Distinction where he attained the highest marks in the whole country.

In his spare time, David enjoys coaching junior football.  He is the Manager of the Vauxhall Motors FC U9’s football team and is a coach for Chester FC Academy where he is responsible for the U9’s age group.

Mark Pollard

Mark is the Marketing Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for all marketing responsibilities.

Mark is the owner of Funky Vibes Marketing, a full service marketing agency, in addition to podcast network – The Pod Station, commercial drone specialists – Squadrone Media and Good Dog Natural Dog Treats.

He is a qualified solicitor and practised for 15 years. In 2010 Mark founded his own firm, Vantage Law and successfully grew it year-on-year until he decided to hang up his law books in 2017 to focus on his creative passions.

Mark has been heavily involved in networking over the last decade, starting a group in 2015 which continues to this day and being President of a chapter which, during that 18 month period, grew by 20% and business passed increased by 42% owing to the contributions of the committee which included the NewGen Directors.

A former semi-professional footballer, Mark is now chairman of FA Chartered Standard Accredited Cheshire Lines Football Club.

Charlotte Simister

Charlotte is the HR Director for NewGen Networking and is responsible for policy and procedures.

Charlotte established Cadagio 8 years ago, providing outsourced HR & Recruitment solutions to all types of businesses across a range of sectors.

As one of the directors of NewGen, Charlotte provides the skills, knowledge & experience that will assist with the success of our hubs and members.

Her responsibility is to ensure that we all follow best practice, stay compliant with our policies and procedures, resolve any issues/concerns, and keep track of member contributions.

Most importantly, Charlotte is here to ensure that we support each other to build strong working relationships and maximise on business opportunities, for the benefit of all.