Join us for business over lunch


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


First Friday networking – 7 June 2024, 12-2.30pm, at the Folly Upstairs

Join us on the 7th June 2024 when we offer you, once again, good company, good food and the opportunity to network with local businesses.

With the General Election announced we have invited all the East Hampshire political candidates to share our informal and friendly lunch, followed by an extended “after lunch” session with the candidates outlining their positions to the group, and taking questions from the group in a panel format.

For this meeting we will sit for lunch earlier than usual at 12.15. The candidates will change tables before desert, giving you the opportunity to talk informally face-to-face with them. With coffee, the panel will get down to business – each candidate will be given time to outline their position, then the panel will respond to questions from the attendees.

On this occasion the meeting closes at 14:30 to give a full hour for the panel.

The price remains £22.50 per person, including lunch and coffee.

You are welcome to put forward questions for the panel in advance to

We look forward to meeting you!

Please register to attend this 07 June 2024 meeting.


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

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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.

The candidates have all been invited – those who have accepted our invitation so far are…
(updated daily)

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Damian Hinds – Conservatives

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Dominic Martin – Liberal Democrats

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Sara Smith – Social Democrats

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Richard Knight – Green Party

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Lucy Sims – Labour