A group is planning to start an evening networking meeting to help busy traders meet each other.

The Epping Forest Business Group will host the first in a series of sessions at the Queen Victoria pub in Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, on March 6 from 6pm to 8.30pm.

The group already runs breakfast sessions on Thursday mornings from 7.15am to 9am, also at the pub.

Its chairman, Andy Keehner, said: “Not everyone can make breakfast meetings, particularly trades and those with childcare issues so we thought an evening slot, once a month, would give everyone a chance to join us.”

For more information, visit www.efbg.co.uk.