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Updated 3/2/12 – Look who’s booked already – Exeter Business Network February 2012 Event – 2 SEMINARS

January 13, 2012
  • Great seminar BEFORE LUNCH hosted by Colin Nicklas – inspiration and motivation for you and your business – details below
  • THE Networking lunch
  • Great seminar AFTER LUNCH – hosted by Clare Owen – Ways2Win – How to win contracts with successful tendering”
  • Numerous Networking Opportunities
  • 8th February 2012 at The Lord Haldon Hotel

Some of those who have booked already:

  • 2DAY Microportals Ltd
  • AME Solutions
  • Bibby Factors Bristol Ltd
  • Bitpod Ltd
  • BizVidz
  • Business Furniture Group
  • Casino Select
  • David Frumin & Associates
  • Devon Business News
  • Dyplanix
  • Enterprise Assist Limited
  • Evado Media
  • evolution abs
  • Exeter Audi
  • Exeter Business Games
  • Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Exeter Golf & Country Club
  • Exeter Mind & Body Clinic
  • Fair Energy
  • Families for Children Trust
  • Gameplans
  • Glen King PR/Marketing Ltd
  • Hartnell Chanot & Partners
  • High Path VAT Consultancy
  • JHP Training
  • Julian Summerhayes (The Power of Brand You)
  • Letsmove
  • Mango Personnel Ltd
  • Mark Leveridge Magic
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Merlin Marketing & Mentoring Limited
  • Northcott Beaton Insurance Brokers Limited
  • Old Mill Accountancy LLP
  • Optix Solutions Ltd
  • Outside Insights
  • Q Social Media Ltd
  • QuickPrint (South West) Ltd
  • Rainbow International
  • Regus Management UK Ltd
  • Reviva UK
  • Road User Support Service
  • Roger Moore & Associates
  • Round Ash Associates
  • RSH Copywriting
  • Rundle Walker
  • Sandler Training
  • Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre
  • Simpkins Edwards
  • St James’s Place Wealth Management
  • St Loye’s Foundation
  • Straight Marketing
  • Sureways Solutions
  • Swift Fundraising
  • TCI (GB) Ltd
  • The Bid Coach
  • The HR Dept
  • The Passage House Hotel
  • The Performance Improvement Partnership
  • The West of England School & College
  • thebestof Exeter
  • Thomas Westcott
  • WBW Solicitors LLP
  • Whelan Associates
  • WNW Design
Hosted by Colin Nicklas – GameplansThe Business Seminar before lunch 

“Goal Setting and Motivation – Lessons from the Sahara”

It covers;

  • The importance of setting goals
  • How to set usable goals
  • Understanding motivation
  • Dealing with challenges
  • Overcoming setbacks

At the end of the session the delegates will understand all of the above, have discussed the application of all the lessons in the toughest circumstances and had an opportunity to question how they can apply those lessons in their own business and personal lives.  They will be left with plenty to reflect on for the future and a method of taking control of their own lives in a way that many would not think possible.

Colin is the founder and visionary leader of Gameplans. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, with a Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching and 24 years’ experience of leadership as a Royal Navy officer, Colin is the Development Director at Gameplans and heads up a team of experienced coaches.  His Royal Navy career included front-line operations as a Weapon Engineer in HMS Cumberland and HMS Sutherland and 3 training roles; as a sea-going trainer/consultant for Flag Officer Sea Training. As the Deputy Head of Leadership at the Britannia Royal Naval College and most recently as the founding Commanding Officer of the Royal Navy Leadership Academy, responsible for the life-long leadership development of all officers and ratings.

His final appointment was within the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall where he worked as part of a small team developing strategic level plans for the UK response to emerging events. During the “Arab Awakening” of early 2011 he was responsible for developing evacuation plans for UK nationals who have made their home in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as providing advice to the the Prime Minister on the impact of the uprisings across that region and on contingency plans for natural disasters and more widespread unrest.

In recent years Colin has been  an active fund-raiser for a South West children’s charity, through the medium of physical endurance challenges and has a few more adventures up his sleeve.

The Networking Lunch

Drinks and informal, free range networking from 11.45am.  Sit down at 12.30pm for 2 course networking lunch with coffee.

How to get the most from the events – details here

Our speaker – Cathy Towers – Exeter Mind & Body Clinic

Event finishes at 2pm


‘“How to win contracts with successful tendering”

Half hour talk by Clare Owen, Senior Account Manager at Ways2Win

This talk will benefit any company who wishes to consider the public sector as a way of business growth.

  • We will outline where to search for contract opportunities for your industry, bust some common myths about tendering and give examples of how to win through the documentation.
  • We will be giving lots of real live stories from our experience over recent years with clients locally and across the UK.
  • We will discuss why you need to relate to your buyer through written responses and highlight some of the common pitfalls that people fall into time and time again which stops them from winning tenders.

Well worth coming too – I’m bound to say that though!

Look at what Ways2Win could do for your business?

This session starts at 2.30pm

Cost of event £32.50 – covers seminar and coffee, pre lunch drinks, 2 course served lunch with wine and coffee, delegate list, structured networking

“Take time to deliberate;  but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in”Napoleon Bonaparte


email –

Call 01600 891584

Twitter @seanhumby

The Exeter Business Network is a group of successful, ambitious companies – like Business Network (SW) Ltd, who meet once a month to build great business relationships. 

You will benefit

  • from meeting and building relationships with decision makers – the more people you meet, the more people get to know you, the more likelihood there is of you doing business either directly or via recommendation
  • from a not to be missed business seminar that can positively impact your business 
  • from the unique seating plan system giving you a huge variety of contacts
  • from promoting your business and expertise 
  • from structured networking from the UK’s longest running lunchtime networking organisation
  • from building a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business

You can attend 1 event as a visitor – to attend subsequent events membership is required – full details will be available at the event. Membership is restricted so that only 5% of the total membership is from the same business category. BNSW operates a waiting list for those over subscribed categories. 


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