It’s getting darker by the day, but that didn’t dim this week’s Essex Business Forum, which sparkled with 20 members and 2 guests. plus also a visit from the “Badge Police”.
A chilly morning produced a reasonable turnout of 20 members, which number could almost be increased to 21 as Paul Booth appeared via Skype during the 10 minute presentation from a deck chair somewhere in Tenerife (sad). On many levels this meeting was exceptional.
A lively television-themed exchange with good business passed and as our numbers rise we are reminded that the holiday season is now nearly over.
This weeks meeting was in the small room behind the restaurant at Mary Green Manor. It’s a bit of a squeeze but our proximity, one to another, does lead to an effective if not to say intimate meeting.
It’s nice to see our members relaxing and taking holiday with or without their children, but it doesn’t half cut a swathe through our attendance figures. There were, therefore, plenty of seats and lots to eat this morning as we had another excellent business networking breakfast.
Of the 24 Members present, 20 of us were in place and busy networking by 6.30 am. The numbers were affected by holidays as they will undoubtedly carry on being affected for the next 6 weeks or so.
A thank you message from the leaders of the local 3rd Brentwood Scout group, thanking the EBF members for their kind donations and support during a recent charity event.
Exactly as a good networking meeting should be. Lots of members, lots of business recorded and lots of new referral opportunities. All this and we even finished on time!
This week saw a real attempt to get the meeting finished by 8.30am. The 60 seconds discipline was responsible for this feat, fortunately almost blown by Jo Eastwood’s mesmerising 10 minutes of cocktail mixing.
Another well attended and entertaining business networking breakfast meeting. Lots of people wearing shorts and flip flops – must be the weather