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UPDATE UPDATE – Who’s coming and EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS – Exeter Business Network February event – “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”

January 9, 2013

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Ronald Reagan born 6/2/1911

Since the first event in 1993 Exeter Business Network has ensured that the decision makers attending the monthly, lunchtime events have benefited by building great business relationships, helping their businesses and those that they do business with and also generating a great ROI on their networking

Among those coming……………

Sarah Davey, Guy Arnold, Clare Owen, Helena Holt, Michael Green, Chris Wood, Andrew Price, Ryan Barrett, Roger Moore, Chris Reader, Alex Wren, Mark Wren, Mary Jane Campbell, Susan Meldon, Phil Roberts, Alison Jobson, Dave Ashenden, Belinda Newton, Carley Warren, Sally Mitchell, Gordon Mitchell, Dudley Hambleton, Harriet Weeks, Michelle Thomas, Kirsten Parrick, Laura Parker, Glen King, Tracey Pearce, Martyn Perry, Derek Brunt, Nicky Dunn, Mark Leveridge, Graeme Hay, Charlie Martin

From these great businesses…..

Andrew Price & Co Limited, Flybe. Glen King PR/Marketing Ltd, Attention Media, Bitpod Ltd, BreathingNLP, Juiceplus, Mango Personnel Ltd, Mark Leveridge Magic, Open to Export UK Trade & Investment, Optix Solutions Ltd, Q Social Media Ltd, Business Doctors, CR HR Consultancy, Crooked Stick Ltd, Daneswood Solutions Ltd, Evolution, Exeter Golf & Country Club, Roger Moore & Associates, Simpkins Edwards, Simply Assisting You Limited, St Loye’s Foundation, Straight Marketing Limited, Subversive, The HR Dept, The Passage House Hotel, WESC Foundation, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Endorse HR, Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre, Fair Energy, Gravitas Recruitment (SW) Ltd, Identity Workwear, Realistic Home Improvements Ltd,


after THE Networking lunch

Okay, guys, we know you hate going to the doctor or the therapist, so we are making it easy – Exeter Mind and Body Clinic are coming to you – and it’s in a good cause! (Fundraising for St Loyes’ Positive Opportunities which helps people with autism in Devon access training, volunteering & employment).
We are offering a limited amount of short sessions after the February Business SouthWest lunch. You make a donation of £10 minimum to St Loyes and we give a little bit of ease to that stiff neck and shoulders, bad back or other problem areas, along with professional guidance.
You must book in advance as available sessions are very limited – call Cathy on 07989 564660 to book or to help you choose what will work best for you.
Cathy Towers – Zero Balancing
Paola Royal – physiotherapy, sports massage and ‘acupuncture without the needles’
Nic Florey – sports massage and shiatsu
Jacqueline Kareh – soft laser for scar tissue and old injury repair, rejuvanessance face massage for jaw tension
Don’t worry, ladies – you are next. In March we will be having a fabulous pamper evening with therapies, fun groups and stalls full of indulgences!
Cathy Towers BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner
01395 278437 or 07989 564660
Exeter Mind & Body Clinic, Choristers House, Chapel Street, Exeter EX1 1AJ

The February event in brief

  • Seminar before lunch – “Performance Management” – hosted by Endorse HR
  • THE Networking lunch
  • 6th February 2013 at Exeter Golf & CC

Exeter Golf and CC

The Business Seminar before lunch

Starting 10.30am – coffee from 10am
Hosted by Michael Green – Endorse HR
“Managing Performance at Work”
  • If poor performance is not dealt with it can cost businesses huge amounts of money and time and can create havoc in the business, losing or driving away customers, upsetting valued employees and destroying relationships with suppliers.
  • The seminar will provide advice on recognising the different types of poor performance along with practical tips on managing it from initial discussions to dismissal. There will also be a brief overview of whether recent changes in the law have made it easier for employers to sack poorly performing staff.
About Michael Green and Endorse HR

Endorse HR is committed to knowing and understanding your business as a key criteria of being in the best position to provide effective HR support to you.  This criterion applies whether we are providing support to smaller businesses with limited HR knowledge and experience or providing larger businesses with additional HR support for specific issues or projects.

After joining the Royal Marines at 16, Michael progressed to become a commissioned officer, undertaking numerous leadership and management roles, culminating in a military HR role which enabled qualification as a Chartered HR professional. Since leaving the Royal Marines, Michael has been an HR Manager with an independent training provider (Dartington Tech) based in Paignton, Head of HR with East Devon College based in Tiverton and worked in a variety of senior HR roles within a national charitable trust, The Guinness Partnership.

Having established a particular interest in SMEs and not for profit organisations Michael has now established Endorse HR as a limited company to specialise in the delivery of Human Resources and Employment Relations advice designed to meet the specific needs of such organisations on a practical and cost effective basis.

The Networking Lunch

Drinks and informal, free range networking from 11.45am.
Sit down at 12.30pm for 2 course served relaxed yet structured networking lunch with coffee.
How the events give you maximum opportunity to enhance you and your business   – details here
Our speaker -Alex Wren – Bitpod Ltd
Event finishes at 2pm
Cost of event – seminar, coffee, pre lunch drinks – including wine, 2 course served lunch with coffee, numerous decision makers, delegate list – £34.00 Inc VAT. Dietary requirements catered for. Free car parking.
“Take time to deliberate;  but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in” –Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Do you want to generate opportunities that will enhance your business?
  • Do you want to build mutually beneficial relationships with other decision makers?
  • Do you want your networking to be relaxed and comfortable?
  • How about business seminars that can positively impact your business?
  • Would a huge variety of contacts that are useful to your business?
  • Do you want the opportunity to promote your business and expertise?
  • Do you want a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business?
  • What about generating an ROI on your networking?

Business Network (SW) Ltd offers senior decision makers, monthly, lunch time, structured and business focused networking events in Exeter, Bristol and Taunton.  

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