AI training being offered to SMEs at London ‘Netwalk’

Small business owners from across London are being given the opportunity to advance their AI knowledge and expand their connections at a themed ‘netwalking’ event hosted by Small Business Britain and BT.

Taking place this Wednesday, January 31 in Regents Park, the ‘Netwalk’ will unite entrepreneurs from across the capital for a one-hour stroll through Regent’s Park, where business owners will receive insight from leading AI experts.

Aimed at giving entrepreneurs a chance to get out of their usual working environment and meet up with other local businesses, Netwalks offer a less formal way to network, share ideas and experiences, and build business connections.

Attendees will have the chance to book 1-2-1 sessions with experts including Cheryl Laidlaw, ‘the London web girl’, and Silvia Del Corso, Founder of Pink.SEO Marketing, who will provide insights and guidance on integrating AI into small businesses, along with its long-term benefits. 

“We have recently seen an incredible rise in AI, and small businesses stand to benefit immensely from it with the right information and guidance,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain. “We are extremely excited to run this event with the support of BT and bring entrepreneurs from all around London and the South East together with AI experts who can offer essential insights into how to adopt new technology and stay ahead of the curve.”

The event is part of three ‘big Netwalk events’ that Small Business Britain and BT are hosting across the country, which will include visiting Nottingham in February and Leeds in March.

Chris Sims, Managing Director Small and Medium Business at BT, said: “Netwalks are a fantastic initiative that give small businesses the opportunity to meet with like-minded entrepreneurs. By focusing this edition on AI, we are looking to cut through the noise and educate small business owners on the opportunities it provides, and the real value it can bring to their enterprise.”

The event will take place at 10.30 on Wednesday, January 31, concluding with refreshments at a Soho café. To find out more and join the Netwalk, small businesses can register at