New Partner brings award winning COVID services to help Nottingham Partners

The award winning KuKu Connect joins the Nottingham Partners, bringing an array of free pandemic support services to help businesses, venues and charities in Nottinghamshire and they are already supporting thousands of organisations every day during the pandemic. KuKu Connect are an established and hugely successful regional business membership networking organisation, who provide a range of effective services to connect businesses and entrepreneurs together.

KuKu Connect join the Nottingham Partners at a perfect time to help and support Nottinghamshire organisations with free support to any organisation. KuKu’s support has been making a huge impact on businesses all over the UK, even reaching Europe and the USA. With KuKu Connect’s physical events on hold Co-Founders Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson have voluntarily dedicated themselves to supporting other organisations right through the pandemic and have already secured new business for a fellow Nottingham Partner. KuKu’s selfless work has now been recognised at international, national and local level with a number of impressive awards nominations for their COVID support efforts, which has already resulted in KuKu Connect’s Stephen and Philip winning a national business award accolade for their outstanding support during COVID-19.

“We are born and bred Notts boys and we wanted to support the wider work of the business community in our home county. KuKu Connect has always been an active supporter of inward investment, tourism culture and heritage, as well as anything that is a positive opportunity for businesses, venues and community organisations, so we formally joined the Nottingham Partners, just before the COVID-19 virus hit. We are really keen to let our fellow Nottingham Partners know we are there to help them as well and any local organisation. Our free services are helping thousands and the awards nominations came as a real surprise to us, but we hope our recognition will help more and more local organisations benefit.” KuKu Connect Co-Founder, Philip Brooks-Stephenson 

“KuKu already works over much of the region and wider Midlands, so back in March we set-up a number of free services to support businesses, venues and community initiatives to try and help. Some 200 days+ in and we are still here providing free support and help to businesses now all over the country and even internationally. We are delighted to extend our free pandemic support services to our fellow Nottingham Partners and any local organisations in the city and county.” KuKu Connect Co-Founder, Stephen Goddard

L-R Philip Brooks-Stephenson and Stephen Goddard (credit Suzanne Fells Photography).

KuKu have championed and promoted a vast number of businesses, venues and charity appeals over the last 200 days ranging from Disney World in Florida, to luxury brands like Pol Roger and Budd the Shirtmakers, right through to local community organisations and venues such as Nottingham Playhouse, 200 Degrees Coffee, Hodsock Priory, the Nottingham Contemporary, the Harley Gallery and Cafe at Welbeck Abbey, the Cosy Club, the Waterside Bar & Kitchen, Big Melt and the Trent First Responders charity.

KuKu’s free pandemic support services include KuKu Cocktail Hour, an online networking event, where armed with cocktails and dressed in black tie, Stephen and Philip connect businesses together and promote different organisations for free, as well as offers, business tips, other events and positive news. The cocktail hours are light-hearted and are being viewed by over 5k connections each month, so KuKu has much to offer any business, no matter than sector or size, which is highly recommended.

“We really look forward to connecting with the individual Nottingham Partners and becoming more involved and we warmly welcome any Notts organisations to use our free support services.” Philip Brooks-Stephenson


We’ve been supporting any business, venue or community organisations for free since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are still here with you to support you in any way we can. Find out how we can help your business below.

KuKu Cocktail Hour (free, online business networking)

Live on Facebook at 5pm on the last Wednesday of each month from our ‘KuKu Connect Corona’ Group. This is your opportunity to connect with thousands of businesses every month.

Free new Social Media Groups

Connect with other businesses, carry on networking, share and promote your business and services – post about your own offers and support to other organisations. Join on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your news and media/press releases

Send us all your news including your media/press releases and we will feature your news on our website and cascade your story out through our digital platforms

Free Social Media Support

Tag KuKu Connect into your own social media posts so they can share your news to their audiences: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram


Connect with Stephen Goddard & Philip Brooks-Stephenson on LinkedIn & tag them into all your posts & articles & they will interact and like your posts and help you to connect to their 10k+ business connections.

KuKu Business Bites

Free daily business shout outs about YOUR business.


Subscribe to KuKu’s Youtube Channel for more free business opportunities here.

For more information of KuKu Connect & their free pandemic support service email:

Are you tired of networking?

KuKu Connect is an innovative award-winning, friendly and vibrant business membership service, effectively and inclusively connecting businesses, entrepreneurs, venues and community organisations at top venues across the Midlands, where they host monthly county-based ‘Connect Receptions’. KuKu have become synonymous for facilitating authentic business relationship building, with no pitches, no presentations and no push.

With a reach of over 30,000 businesses and a collective digital audience of over 100,000, whatever stage of business you’ve reached, KuKu gives you the chance to create vital relationships with key decision makers and business leaders, so you can secure superior business connections, right across the region and wider Midlands.

KuKu, are much more than just networking, giving you access to a wide range of supportive and effective marketing, advertising, online promotional platforms and a social media/digital reach of thousands, as well as a diverse audience of connections from national business leaders and entrepreneurs to local start-ups and innovators. So join the KuKu business community and start connecting today:

KuKu Connect was co-founded by Stephen Goddard and Philip Brooks-Stephenson is 2016 originally in Leicestershire, which has built quickly due to the popularity and effective success of the services KuKu Connect offer to connecting organisations together. Stephen was born in Mansfield Woodhouse and sits on the Board of Nottingham City Arts and leads in sponsoring and supporting the annual Park Garden Trail. Philip was born in Nottingham and was a Chorister at Southwell Minster, he was one of the country’s youngest Borough Councillors at the age of just 23 and one of the youngest Nottingham Ambassadors. He is the Chair of Backlit in Nottingham, an internationally acclaimed arts gallery and studio charity, a founding member of the Advisory Board for the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre. Stephen and Philip with KuKu Connect support a myriad of charities and business initiatives all over the Midlands and are proud to support the Armed Services Community, the ABF charity, with KuKu Connect holding an Armed Forces Covenant commitment to Her Majesty’s Armed Services.