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The wrap – Bristol Business Network September event – what Batman said*

September 20, 2012

Bristol Business Network September 19th 2012 at Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa


From 10am – 11.45am  The Business seminar  – How to get inside your customers’ minds – seminar hosted by Inge Dowden – Polyglot Coaching – a fabulous seminar demonstrating the value of knowing about and understanding DISC.  Want to know more about DISC the contact Inge Dowden at Polyglot Coaching

The language of observable behaviour!

Inge explaining DISC!

THE networking lunch followed the seminar –  relaxed and structured networking with numerous opportunities to develop and build relationships

Among those attending were


Ann Hobbs,

Business Sorted Ltd,

CELB Ltd t/a Shred-it M4 Corridor,

THE Networking lunch

Clifton College,

Evelyn Mae Interiors,

Flair4 Recruitment,

GD Creative Ltd,

Consulo Digital,

THE Networking lunch


Roger Moore & Associates,

Steve Tasker Limited,

Thames Down Recycling,

GWS Media Ltd,

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol,

Inception Business Solutions,

Intelligent Energy Saving,

Mark Leveridge Magic,

Open Network Associates Ltd,

Peter Quintana & Associates,

Phil Yarrow Consulting Ltd,

Polyglot Coaching,

Appleton Fox Wealth Management Ltd,

Ascent PR,

Avagio IT Services,


Recognition Express,

Red Recruitment Partnership Ltd,

The Jessie May Trust,

The Referral Institute UK,

Results with Marketing,

The HR Dept (Bristol) Ltd,

TP Telecommunications,

Each decision maker had the opportunity to

  • Introduce their company/organisation
  • Outline the benefits that they bring to your customers/clients
  • What type of customers/clients are you looking to build relationships with?
  • ask how could the people around the table could help them and their customers/contacts?
  • Talk about what they were looking to purchase, what challenges they may have (also from the perspective of their clients)
  • Refer the people around the table to others that they know?

1.40pm – 1.50pm          Speaker – Roy Adair – Open Network Associates

Thank you Roy – Open Network Associates – for shedding some light on the mysterious world of cabling – something that really does connect us!  Roy has a great selection of white papers including….

1.50pm                         Closing announcements from

Neil Kinnerly – Best of Bristol Exhibition – 25/9/12 – Ashton Gate – Bristol

Seminars, over 140 exhibitors – a great networking and business building opportunity

Allison Timmins – The Referral Institute – Building your Network – 8th October

An opportunity to increase your networking knowledge – to learn from a number of great speakers – a chance to promote your business

If you would like to join me and benefit from the saving…

Email – subject – “joining you on 8th Oct”
I can then add you to the BNSW party and send you an invoice for the £60 with online payment link

*What Batman said…………….

Adam West (b 19/9/1930) quotes – as Batman!

Robin – “Self control is sure tough sometimes Batman”

Batman – “All virtues are, old chum.  Indeed that is why they’re called virtues”

Robin – “If we close our eyes we can’t see anything”

Batman – ” A sound observation Robin”

Offers and opportunities


David Minns of A Suit That

020 3405 2489

Complimentary measure-up and consultation, or bespoke shirt with suit*




Chris Gordon of AUDITEL LTD

Tel 01453 542495

Wewill review you or your clients costs for free – consultancy on a no-savings, no-fee basis delivered by the UK’s number one cost management organisation. We can look at over 150 cost categories from energy to telephones, insurance to stationery to business rates.  Even if you are a small organisation or a sole trader there is probably something we can do for you.  We will happily pay a finder’s fee for introduction to larger clients.



Best of Bristol exhibition on the 25th September at Ashton Gate

Event and booking information can be found here:


Some good reasons to attend:

  • A full house of exhibitors – over 140
  • The event is FREE to attend with FREE parking
  • Source new suppliers
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Meet local companies that could help save money and;
  • Attend four free business seminars for new ideas on marketing and growth
  • Business Network SW is going to be there – STAND 92!


Karl Ellis of EBRS

Tel: 01454 501686 Mob: 07868 745758

PAY BENCHMARKING OFFER – get 3 roles assessed for the price of 2.

The savings made by not paying the going rate for a role can be easily outweighed by the recruitment and training costs of replacing a valued employee who has been tempted away.

We can provide you an objective assessment of the market rate for any (or all) of your roles – from Chief Executive level down. Contact us on 01454 501686 or see our website ( for more details





Mike Stevenson and Anna Pepler  of the HR Dept
Tel 0845 2021 999

We offer outsourced HR Services to SME’s; everything an in house HR Department would provide but at a fraction of the cost. We are happy to provide a free consultation and meet with any business to discuss their HR needs. We also offer a free review of employment contracts, company policies and handbooks



Tel: 0117 965 5566

Get a Premium Banner stand 1m wide (pre-owned unit) with new bag and lifetime warranty at £130 (normal price £250) – limited stock




Tel: 01454 228 213

From The Best of Bristol 25% off one year’s advertising for members of the Business Network SW

Stuart Sermon of TP Telecommunications

0333 358 3333

I am pleased to offer all Business Network SW attendees a free communications review to ensure that:

  • Your systems solve problems rather than create them
  • You are not paying for services you don’t need
  • You are getting value for money


Tel: 0870 7777011

Reduce costs; reduce your carbon footprint with Fax 2 e-mail. WELCOME offers a full range of numbers that can deliver faxes to your inbox. Free to set up this service means that you only print the faxes you need to.

Bristol Business Network Charity of the year 2012

Jessie May is a local charity that provides vital nursing care, within the family home, for children who have life limiting conditions. In addition they provide respite days, packed with activities, with expert care on hand giving parents and siblings a chance to do some of the things you and I take for granted – such as the weekly shop or perhaps even a trip to the zoo.

Other ways you can help

  1. Many companies have charity committees – if yours does it would be great to get an introduction to the chair or other members.
  2. As well as hard cash we also need IT hardware, office equipment, furniture etc. If you become aware that your company or a client company is getting rid of good stuff then you might point them in our direction?
  3. Also as I mentioned we are currently collecting old mobile phones and inkjet cartridges for recycling which raises money for us. A new fundraising initiative is recycling old jewelry – gold silver, costume jewelry and watches broken and damaged all can be recycled and raise money for us.
  4. You may be a member of a sports club, a choir, or other leisure group. These often raise money for charities also – consideration of Jessie May would be very helpful.
  5. An opportunity for you to market your business through sponsoring our newsletter for example.

Or a great way of raising team morale by a team participating in a fun fundraising event.

If you want any information on any of these ideas then please email me or ring me – Chris Roys   Chief Executive   01179616840

2012 Dates

Month Day Date Venue Seminar Host Speaker
October Wednesday 17 The Grand Hotel – Thistle

Phil Yarrow Consulting

Matt Richardson

Recognition Express

November Wednesday 14 Hilton Garden Inn

The Referral Institute

Hilton Garden Inn

December Wednesday 12 Mercure Holland House & Spa


Jessie May Trust

Networking Articles to help you get the most from your networking


The Next Event

17th October 2012 at The Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol





Call 01600 891584

Email with your contact details


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