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WOW – what a fantastic result – Money Bag day supporting Jessie May Trust

December 13, 2012

12/12/12 – Money Bag in the Chinese calendar – and it did live up to it’s name!


A day that started with a seminar hosted by Peter Guest of Gameplans talking about our Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the importance of this in our everyday dealings – with reference made to Wechsler, Salvoney and Meyer, Howard Gardner and Daniel Goleman we were taken through a whistle stop tour of how imporatnt EI is in realtion to IQ – Goleman quotes that IQ is between 4 and 25% of what is needed to be most effective – the remaining % is down to our EI.

EI in a nutshell – our self awareness, self management, empathy and putting this together socially.  In turn this can lead to inspirational leadership, influence, the ability to develop others, be a catalyst for change, build bonds, manage conflict and develop teamwork and collaboration.  For more information on this feel free to visit Gameplans

The networking opened with a heartwarming presentation by Chris Roys – CEO of The Jessie May Trust with vignettes spoken by Chris Gordon, Inge Dowden and Alice Isbell followed by a video from The X Factor with Tilly- May’s story.

Chris Roys - CEO - Jessie May Trust

Chris Roys – CEO – Jessie May Trust

Inge Dowden - Polyglot Coaching talking about The Jessie May Trust

Inge Dowden – Polyglot Coaching talking about The Jessie May Trust

Chris Gordon - Auditel talking about how Jessie May Trust has made a difference

Chris Gordon – Auditel talking about how Jessie May Trust has made a difference

The selection of raffle prizes donated was fabulous……………..

Christmas Puddings, chocolates, selection of fine coffees, Vintage cava, Champagne, red wine, Premier Cru white wine, lunch for 4, lunch for 2, £50 voucher, Heisdick Champagne, Pop Up Banner and artwork, fine claret, Celebrations, Limited Edition Christmas cards, Bristol Business Network membership and many more!

Getting ready for the Raffle - raising money and support for The Jessie May Trust

Getting ready for the Raffle – raising money and support for The Jessie May Trust

Prizes donated by GWS Media, N3 Display Graphics, Page Hargrave, QTac Payroll Solutions, Avagio, Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, The Jessie May Trust, Business Network SW, Glassboat Restaurant, Hilton Garden Inn, Evelyn Mae Interiors, Polyglot Coaching, A Suit That Fits

A total of £305 was raised those who left their business card in lieu of cash will be contacted by Chris Roys!

Winners included Derek Jenkins – St Johns Chambers, Richard Graves – GWS Media, Paul Wilkinson – Shred-It, Sean Gilday – Page Hargrave, Mark Leveridge – Professional Strolling Magician, Jeremy Comley – Avagio IT, Peter Quintana, Greg Dodimead, David Rockley, Nigel Peeck

You can support The Jessie May Trust and get some fabulous gifts – Christmas Cards and Christmas Puddings HERE

For more festive cheer – courtesy of David Minns

“This year, we’re bringing Sartorial Santa and his bag of tailoring treats to you!

Just drop in and see him at lunchtime this Friday 14th December between 12:30pm and 2pm, pick up a £50 tailoring voucher and enjoy a festive natter and Christmas nibbles.
Santa’s Bristol style session will be held at: First Floor, Suite C, King William House, 13 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4NT”

Preview for the next event are here 

Any guest* that you invite who joins earns you a bottle of bubbly – unlimited – more guests who join = more fizz!

Businesses not currently represented in Bristol Business Network

Health and beauty, cosmetics, florists, photographers, manufacturing, logistics/courier, hire, consumer goods, restaurants, hair dressers/barbers; landscape/gardening/horticulture, architects, Printing company, taxi, cleaning contractors domestic & commercial, building supplies, travel agents/consultants, butchers, bakers and candle stick makers and someone called Joe Bloggs!- to name a few!

Business Network SW Blog –  15,618 views to date!


“What I don’t like about Christmas office parties is looking for a job the next day” Phyllis Diller

” I feel sorry for people who don’t drink.  When they wake up in the morning that’s as good as they are going to feel all day” Frank Sinatra

Here’s to a fabulous month and fantastic festive season!

Best regards

Sean Humby – Director

Please feel free to get connected………….

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Want to get involved?

If your business is

Accountants, lawyers/solicitors, Florists, photographers film, digital and video, manufacturing, logistics/courier, hire, utilities, consumer goods, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, hair dressers/barbers; landscape/gardening/horticulture, architects, cleaning contractors domestic & commercial, building supplies, travel agents/consultants, recycling, waste disposal, insurance, copywriters, property developers

Then current Bristol Business Network members are looking to build effective, mutually beneficial business relationships with you!




Call 01981 540708

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