Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
Our smallest meeting for some time, with 7 apologies for absence;
An intimate group of 13 sat around the breakfast table. Even the fact that those of us at the meeting had robust appetites, as a group we were unable to cope entirely with the Burstead Golf Club “bangers”, although the breakfast was up to its usual standard.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 15th April 2014
If this wasn’t the best meeting to date of our relatively newly formed group I can’t remember which one was.
It all started inauspiciously when most of us found ourselves scraping the ice from the wind screens of our cars before setting off for our weekly Tuesday adventure.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 3rd April 2014.
A reasonably good turnout – 20 in all.
Everyone was anticipating the return of Ed Crocker and it was not for want of trying. Following the meeting Terry Maylin has been able to report to us of his accident at a Toll Booth approaching the Dartford River Crossing. Best wishes to Ed for a speedy recovery from his broken bones and cuts and bruises. Certainly when the prizes are given out at the end of this year, best and most convincing apology for absence will be his for the taking?
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 1st April 2014
All Fools Day; I was on the lookout for April fool’s day jokes but was largely disappointed.
To start with every member turned up, apart from Iain Douglas and Robert Mayes both of whom sent their apologies.
We had two guests, Chris Adams returned following an earlier visit and promptly made an application to join which application was ratified and accepted by committee after the meeting and Dean Caldon once again visited us from EBF Brentwood.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 2014.
A good turnout – 22 members present.
The Ed Slot was delivered by Scott Griffiths with a very useful warning to take care when copying from the internet not to breach copyright or “steal” material. He gave 2 useful illustrations and warned of the dire consequences. It is always useful when a member who has experience in a particular area can give us an insight into things that might affect us in our day to day businesses.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 25th March 2014.
16 members present.
Paul Lefever’s sub Dan Tarrant joined 2 other guests, Dean Smith a Roofer and David Dumbell a Photographer, the latter 2 of which have taken away application forms with enthusiastic indications that they will be returning next week.
19 in all saw the meeting kicked off with apologies for absence from Iain Douglas and Jim Henshaw.
Chairman’s Business networking Blog Thursday 20th March 2014.
19 members present with 2 guests Greg Simpson from Ashes Storage and Alex Toon of Print Management.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 18th March 2014.
Small turnout, 16 in all but matching apologies for absence;
Nige Kirby delivered a useful Ed Slot, suggesting ways in which we can “put ourselves about” to attract referrals. Remember, it is not so much a question of your thinking of referrals that you can give, but getting your friends, relations and contacts to use the services of members of the group. You must become known within your social circle as the person to go to if they want to get anybody to do anything.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 13th March 2014.
A disappointing start with only 18 members present;
One visitor from last week returned, Stuart Smallcombe who submitted his application for membership, things were starting to look up.
Next came the Education Slot. Our guest speaker was Howard Bullock.
Things were starting to get better; his message delivered, Moses like, from a tablet to the waiting multitude produced 14 commandments.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Tuesday 11th March 2014.
20 Members present and 2 visitors, Chris Adams of CPA Technology and Iain Bell of Creative Re-Creations.
A good turnout enjoyed a buffet breakfast which saw scrambled eggs with green (chives to you) and a set up that is more fitting the way the meeting is run. Everybody had their breakfast before them by just after five past seven and virtually everyone had finished by the time we started at quarter past seven.
We will persist with the format and for those of a healthy disposition; apparently there will be cereal next week…as well!!