Join us for business over lunch


First Friday Petersfield is pleased to be at its regular venue, the Folly Upstairs

17 June 2022, with speaker Damian Hinds MP

The first First Friday not on a first Friday… because the Queen bagged it and we’re all taking a day off!

Join us for First Friday networking at the Folly Upstairs, 17 June, 12-2pm.

We’re excited to offer you, once again, good company, good food and the opportunity to network with local businesses and on this occasion our local MP and Minister of State for Security and Borders, Damian Hinds. 

Damian will speak after lunch and is always open to questions and conversation. Time, as always, is limited so we’ll be happy to receive any questions you’d like to ask him to enable us to shedule them in, or you can trust your luck on the day and hope there’s still time to slot your question in. We’d also be happy to pose questions on your behalf, subject to content of course!

Join us for a lively lunch!

The format of First Friday gives time to catch up with people you know, time to make introductions and to start meaningful conversations. We can even offer to send invitations or make introductions if there’s someone you specifically wish to meet.

When we sit for lunch those conversations you’ve started develop as we enjoy the wonderful food at the Folly (yes, they cater for vegan, GF and other needs at the meeting!). 

The meeting closes at 14:00.

The price remains £22.50 per person, including lunch and coffee. Table water is provided for lunch and we encourage you to purchase drinks at the bar.

We look forward to meeting you!

Please complete the form and submit your details, you will then be taken to a secure payment page.

Online bookings are now closed. If you wish to attend, please call 07802 860690


Please register to attend this 17 June 2022 meeting, 12-2pm.

Cancellation Policy

Please note we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event as catering arrangements will have been finalised at that time.

Our speaker, Damian Hinds MP

Damian Hinds was appointed Minister of State (Minister for Security) on 13 August 2021.

He previously served as Secretary of State for Education from 8 January 2018 to 24 July 2019. He was elected Conservative MP for East Hampshire in May 2010.

By the look of his portfolio of responsibilities he’s a busy man and we’re grateful he is making time to join us:

  • counter terrorism – prepare, prevent, pursue, protect
  • cybercrime
  • economic crime
  • Fraud
  • Illicit finance
  • hostile state activity
  • extradition
  • Royal and VIP protection
  • online harms
  • Northern Ireland Protocol and Common Travel Area
  • aviation and maritime security
  • borders and good security
  • border operations