Navigate Success with Kraken Networking

Connect, Grow, and Thrive – Dive into a sea of opportunities with our vibrant local business network. Unlock the potential of networking, business growth, and localised support tailored just for you.

Kraken Networking, Diego's Joint, Sunderland

Passionate About Local Business

Connections that lead to growth and success

Kraken Networking emerged from a simple yet powerful vision: to create a thriving local business community where connections lead to growth and success.

Founded by Caroline Hagan who recognised the untapped potential within our local business landscape, Kraken Networking has become a cornerstone of collaboration and support for businesses in our area.

Our mission is to foster a community

We’re more than just a network; we’re a collective force driving forward local business innovation and success, committed to nurturing an environment where ideas flourish and businesses prosper together.

Utilising locally sourced experts, speakers and venue’s for events and providing a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips, relevant to your business needs.

Expand Your Business Network, Today

Explore a Rich Database of Local Business Owners and BDM’s
Tap into an expansive network of business professionals and local leaders, a valuable resource for growth and collaboration.

Active Participation in Our Dynamic Online Community
Dive into engaging discussions, exchange ideas, and gain insights in a vibrant online forum designed for forward-thinking business minds.

A Smart Investment for Growth

Showcase Your News and Events
Amplify your voice and keep the community informed and engaged with your own news and events.

Exclusive Access to Offers and Discounts
Leverage our member-to-member privileges to enjoy exclusive offers and discounts.

Boost Your Brand and SEO Visibility
Being a part of Kraken doesn’t just connect you with local businesses; it enhances your digital footprint, driving more traffic and recognition your way.


Don’t take our word for it. See what our clients say

“I recently had the pleasure of attending a Kraken Networking event, and it was an experience beyond my expectations. The venue was absolutely stunning, a hidden gem I had never visited before, which really added to the whole experience.”

“What stood out for me was vast range of people to make new connections. I met so many inspiring and unique businesses, I’ve come away with some great potential leads and new meetings I’ve already booked in the diary!”

“The warm atmosphere was complemented by the thoughtful touches like hot coffee and delightful snacks, making the conversations even more enjoyable. It’s networking with a twist, I loved hearing from the speaker and found their story to be really inspiring.”

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Insightful and inspiring events

Our 2024 events will be coming shortly, stay tuned!

Previous Events

Toffee Factory

Key Speaker:
Chris Stephenson, Vida Creative

Gateshead College

Key Speaker:
Jamie Pell, AM Training

Empire Theatre

Key Speaker:
Empire Creative Learning Team

The Lumen

Key Speaker:
Sam Marriott-Dowding, Marriott Communications

Diego’s Joint

Key Speaker:
Lesley Renwick, UberElla

Ravensworth Golf Club

Key Speaker:
Graham Robson, Business Doctors

The New Sundial

Key Speaker:
Ann English, Creative Intrigue


Key Speaker:
Emma Crowe, Social+