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Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 6th January 2015.
12 members present at the first meeting of 2015
With the New Year, Hugo’s Ed Slot looked forward and warned the need to know which way you were going with your business. References to the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland were made by Hugo delivering this useful message with a permanent grin on his face. “…when he sat down all that was left was the grin”.
The 60 seconds round tended to reflect Hugo’s message. Lewis Hackney talked of new products as did Chris Adams. Then Paul Lefever told of the new regulations that are soon to be implemented in relation to fuse boards. The upshot of it is that a new fuse board to comply with the new regulations will cost around £300 more than they do at the moment. You might as well have him give your electrics the once over, it might just save you money.
Dr. Deb talked of all the new offers that were available through the Utility Warehouse and Ian Nicholson suggested that we should all take a new look at our pension arrangements. Jim Henshaw has rebranded and should now be called “James” as he extolled the virtues of Key Man Insurance.
Adam Hotson has a new look, with leaflets that set out his the areas where he does business. The only thing that didn’t sound like forward movement was Richard Willis, who suggested that we “parked” our Domain names.
As the meeting blogger I could not have asked for more than a clear theme in a 60 second round.
Dr. Deb who was giving away the Oscar awarded it to Adam for his leaflets. Adam will have to show care in the future. He is getting into the habit of winning the Oscar and one day might even convince us that accountants aren’t boring.
If the small room that we now operate from might be engendering claustrophobia in any of the members, this was relieved by Richard Willis when he delivered his 10 minute slot from the next room and successfully used the television to project his message. It was a clear presentation that gave us all an insight to his approach to marketing and how we have to look for in finding a referral for him.
Finally the referrals round produced 7 referrals and just under £2,500 of business written.
A good start to the New Year, let’s see if we can have a full house next week
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL