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Welcome to the new Business Network SW members

September 27, 2012

Welcome to the new members who have joined recently

Taunton Business Network

Higos Insurance Services Ltd is one of the leading insurance brokers in the UK, specialising in the provision of general insurance products, ranging from personal lines to commercial.

James Ash and the team have access to leading insurers in the market place, which allows them to provide our clients with excellent cover at a competitive price. With access to a panel of over 230 insurers, including Aviva, Zurich and AXA, they are not tied to any one insurance company and able to offer professional, independent advice on insurance tailored to suit your requirements.

With 19 offices located throughout Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, South Gloucestershire, Devon and Wiltshire, and with representatives located throughout the UK, Higos provides award winning cover, service and advice. The company and staff have won numerous industry and regional awards, including ‘Business of the Year 2011’ at the Western Gazette and southwestbusiness.co.uk Awards, plus a Highly Commended accolade at the 2011 Insurance Times Awards.

http://www.higos.co.uk/

Exeter Business Network

Concept Card

Paul Brown the founder of Concept Card said “We offer a complete plastic card service from initial planning right through to the individual distribution of card to the end users.  Concept Cards mostly manufacture cards for smaller businesses.The majority of their work is made up of small to medium sized runs and this is where they excel. This is because they specialise in high quality short run card solutions where cost, quality and speed are the primary requirements.

It doesn’t matter what type of cards you need. Loyalty, discount, membership, gift, VIP, identity or business cards, whatever your needs, we will find the most cost-effective and fuss-free solution for you.

Consider this:

  • In 2009 Concept Card manufactured over 3 million cards for clients
  • Their customer base exceeds 15,000 businesses-
  • Their average turn-round time is 4.5 working days

The Plastic Cards Guarantee

Tender Victory

Vicki Stewart, who leads the team, worked in the Public Sector for 6 years as a buyer for the police. Vicki used to write the PQQs and ITTs sent out to potential suppliers. She then marked and evaluated the completed documents when they were sent back in. It is this experience and expertise that you are gaining when Tender Victory works with you.

Tender Victory ensure your business improves its chance of winning contracts by writing quality tender submissions. Tender Victory specialise in Public Sector tenders and  can help you write the answers to your Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) or Invitation to Tender (ITT).  If you feel confident in completing the tender yourself then Tender Victory also offer a Review and Analysis service before submission where we your answers are given a thorough and professional check, looking at your responses from the buyer’s point of view.

Win public sector contracts with PQQ & ITT Writing

Jelf is a leading independent consultancy providing expert advice on insurance, employee benefits, healthcare and financial planning for businesses and individuals.

When Chris Jelf founded the Group in 1989, he had a two-fold vision: to build long-lasting, trusted relationships with clients and to provide them with expert advice – a business model which remains fundamental to how we operate today.

A message from the founder  – Christopher Jelf

“We believe (and our clients agree) that the best way to create a tailor-made solution that perfectly fits your needs is to meet with you, get to know you and then work together in partnership with you. That is our philosophy and the way we help our clients achieve their objectives for today, tomorrow and the future.”

With more than 30 branches throughout England and South Wales, we provide a personal, friendly, client focused approach with the benefits that come from being a full service intermediary with national reach – a combination that makes for a powerful partnership.

Jelf are also members in Bristol and Taunton

Winning Tenders

Winning Tenders’ helps businesses win contracts with public sector and corporate organisations.

The company was established to provide expert bid support to smaller and medium-size enterprises wishing to expand by securing major contracts through tendering.

Over the past few years Ian Smith and his team have helped many of our clients win tenders with public sector organisations and public limited companies.

The value of the contracts won has ranged from c.£100,000 a year to more than £3 million a year.  The businesses we have helped include:

  • IT support
  • Printing and office services companies
  • Transport operators
  • Training organisations

The contracts we have helped them to win have been with:

  • multi-national companies in the oil, pharmaceutical and branded consumer goods sectors
  • public utilities
  • local authorities
  • the National Health Service
  • major banks.

Marla Custom Blinds can manufacture and fit a full range of blinds for your conservatory to make it look fantastic and more comfortable for you to use by protecting you from the glare and direct sunlight.

Steve Hartland says “Marla have a full range of fantastic looking blinds for all the rooms in your house, Venetian BlindsRoller BlindsRoman Blinds and many more.  Marla can supply blinds for all commercial and contract requirement – we have provided blinds for many customers for offices, shops, factories, schools and hospitals and more”

Concentric Dots

A message from Stephen Bateman

“I started Concentric Dots because several CEOs in my network asked me to help them implement creative and effective digital marketing and social media initiatives across their corporate websites and social networks.

Established in 2011, we’re the South West’s first specialist content marketing agency. We can work with you directly or alongside your web agency.   Unlike other agencies, we don’t focus on communications that sell, but instead on crafting the information people need and seek to help them make decisions; creating branded content to engage with audiences for some the the world’s best loved media brands like  Jamie Oliver and The Guinness World Records.  Our skills combine the discipline of publishing  and the rigours of marketing planning to create and distribute content to inspire, educate, inform and build trust and loyalty with your audiences”

www.concentricdots.co.uk

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