A South West networking organisation celebrated its 20th anniversary at an organised lunch held in Exeter. Nearly 100 members of the Business Network (SW) joined current owner Sean Humby together with special guests, founder members Jim and Jackie Enright. Magician and original Business Network (SW) member Mark Leveridge acted as MC for the event held at Sandy Park.
Sean Humby took over the business in 2007 and today has 149 members across the South West region with membership retention of 89%. The turnover of £85,000 is up by 13% on last year’s figures.
How many times do we go to networking events, exchange business cards with several individuals and then… not follow up! We are all guilty of this to a lesser or greater degree and yet we have made the initial investment in the design, print and exchange of cards, attending the function and introducing ourselves, so what goes wrong?
The Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s April Networking lunch held on 17 April was a sell-out success. The theme of this lunch - ‘Exeter - the South West’s most sustainable city’ - brought together a huge variety of over 110 businesses.
The Marsh Barton Forum event on the 9th April was a sold out event as many businesses came together to learn about creating energy from waste.
Held at Basepoint, a presentation was given by Adrian Middlewick, Senior Waste Management Officer from Devon County Council who discussed the Government’s goals and objectives for land fill diversion targets.
The Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s April Networking lunch will be held at The Rougemont Hotel By Thistle, taking place on Wednesday 17 April 2013. The theme of this lunch is ‘Exeter: the South West’s most sustainable city’.
Based on the Pecha Kucha and TED concepts of keeping presentations concise, fast paced and generating curiosity, SouthWestfd have brought together some of the region’s most professional public speakers for an evening of 15 minute wonders.
Each speaker will present for 15 minutes on a key business topic, giving you a valuable insight into how to improve your business.
Subjects include how to raise finance, leadership skills, marketing communications, the myths surrounding social media and security concerns with cloud computing.