Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 13th November 2014. Another great turnout, 25 members and 1 visitor, Kudzai Sibanda whose business is recruitment of carers; As with all well attended meetings it was vibrant and yet at times slightly bizarre; David Plumley delivered the Ed Slot and produced the saying of the week “…treat your customers/clients…
Chairmans Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 11th November 2014. 12 present plus Philip Regan from Kelly’s Turkeys. Apologies received from missing members. It was Hugo Heij’s first solo flight as Education and Development Officer and he opened with the memorable line “people buy people”. As to be expected, a well structured presentation which bodes well for…
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog Thursday 6th November 2014.
25 present, which was a truly great turnout;
When I say 25, I include the Bard of Hadleigh who arrived at 7.30am. He might be the first but I am sure he will not be the last to realise that the breakfast at 7.45am enables you to take certain liberties and still have access to the Warley Park Banger. So what did he miss…
“Always remember the 5th November, gunpowder treason and plot”… you see, it’s the 5th November that most people remember either because they have an historical sense of the importance of why the Houses of Parliament should not have been destroyed, because you like fireworks or perhaps more importantly, love the taste of toffee apples. But who remembers the 4th November… apart from people who like burning other people’s bonfires down the night before!
Well…we do. In particular we all enjoyed our 4th November meeting when lots of strange things happened.
The shock of a new format for our meeting clearly scared several people away. We were 18 in number present to meet the challenge of a later arrival time and earlier start to the meeting and a later time for breakfast. All very confusing I know! Still, we struggled through, in fact I would go so far as to say we positively sailed through. Another couple of weeks and we should have ironed out any gremlins… if that’s what you do to gremlins.
Business Networking Blog – A review of our meeting (23rd Oct 2014) by Kevin Radford
I suppose I should start this blog with the old adage “You should be careful what you wonder” , having finished last week’s guest blog with the words I wonder how Aidan is able to produce such a well written amusing piece every week (in fact twice a week because he does Billericay as well) I find myself in the position of being invited to guest blog again this week.
Chairman’s Business networking Blog, Tuesday 21st October 2014.
13 present in all.
Nige Kirby’s Ed Slot was on EBF etiquette and listed things too numerous to mention but important to remember. The heart of our networking group is to support one another.
Dr Deb was awarding the Oscar and found themes which was more than I did!
Business Networking Blog – Guest Written by Kevin Radford
Unfortunately our resident blogger had to leave the meeting early today to attend a training course in London so I thought I would have a go instead. By the way Aidan and Terry you both owe the charity pot a pound for turning up in jeans – its simply not allowed I’m afraid.
13 present in all including Peter Wild, Santander Local Business Manager.
Billy Foxwell was substituting for Hugo Heij and whilst the numbers were disappointing I was pleased to note that there were seven apologies for absence.
Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Thursday 2nd October 2014.
Well another month is over, characterised by really good attendance levels, an average amount of business passed, but business recorded (£40,000). The clear winner of the performance league – Kevin Radford. How does he do it… he gives lots of referrals; he probably has the same opportunities as all of us but he recognises them and converts them for the members benefit. We could all learn from his consistency. It doesn’t stop it from being irritating though!