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11,12, 13 was a special day indeed

December 12, 2013
“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn born 11/12/1918
11,12,13 was special
Fabulous, fantastic and splendid!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Bristol Business Network event at Mercure Holland House yesterday – their generosity –  in donating raffle prizes~~ and cash helped raise £286 for The Jessie May Trust! 
The video that Chris Roys (CEO) and Lindsey Horton (Corporate Fundraiser) showed at the event is here
How to become a corporate partner – Jessie May Trust needs at least 100 businesses (30 by May 2015) who can raise/donate/support at least £1,000 to ensure that their team of dedicated Children’s Nurses and Nursery Nurses provide the specialist care and support to help alleviate some of huge emotional and physical strain that whole families go through when told that their child will die before them.  This support is provided in the comfort of the family’s own home whenever possible from the time of diagnosis onwards.
I was sat on the same table as Lindsey and she said that they had been contacted by 21 families since May…..
Contact details – Tel: 0117 961 6840
Jessie May
The event began with a fabulous seminar hosted by Open Network Associates and Innovecom – “IT – can’t live with it, can’t live without IT” – showing how with a little thought, some planning and preparation and involving professionals your IT – no matter how little or how much can postively help your business.
Pre- lunch drinks and networking certainly got the conversations started
And this continued at lunch – being sat on the same table as Mark Leveridge – not only a fabulous strolling magician but also a magician who has launched a new business –Magicards – personalised E cards with magic videos – that’s not all – Christmas Card Special – send one card to as many people as you wish for just £2.99
How about this as an idea to be memorable – a great example of how preparing and planning your networking can make a huge difference…………….
These mugs were created by Matt Richardson of Recognition Express for everyone that was sat on the same table.  What an impact and show what you can do to make your networking more effective and memorable for those that you meet.  Ask your networking event organiser – they will be able to help!

~~The Raffle Winners and the fabulous Prizes that were donated

Bottle of Pink Champagne donated by The Payroll Department and won by Peter Emerson – Page Hargrave
Bottle of champagne donated by Work Tree Consulting and won by Mark Twentyman of ITEC Group
Bespoke Tailored Shirt donated by Brown in Town and won by Mike Punter – Innovecom
Bottle of Champagne donated by Open Network Associates and won by Fiona Hallworth – Clifton College
3 months Bristol Business Network membership donated by hector Berlioz ….the composer – won by Innovecom
Bundle of Business Books donated by #BNSW and won by Clare Davis – Nova Associates
Tin of quality biscuits donated by Business Network SW and won by Chris Gordon – Auditel
Bottle of fine port donated by Sean Humby – won by David Minns – Brown in Town
Bottle of sparkling wine donated by Megan Humby and won by Richard Tidswell – Business Doctors
Banner Stand donated by N3 Display Graphics and won by Anne Holloway – Innvecom
Molton Brown toiletries donated by FRP Advisory – won by David Robshaw – DJR Associates
Quarter page advert in the Bristol Evening Post Business Section donated by Simon Coy – Bristol News and Media and won by Peter Emerson – Page Hargrave
Logo Design donated by GWS Media and won by Peter Emerson – Page Hargrave
Chocolates and wine donated by Chris Gordon – Auditel and won by Nigel Peeck of N3 Display Graphics 
Preview for the next event 15/1/14 is here – With a super seminar before lunch – auto-enrolment is coming to your business – are you ready?  Do you know what it is? What’s your plan for AE? To NEST or not to nest? Being hosted by The Payroll Department
Look for Joe Bloggs***
Any guest* that you invite who joins earns you a bottle of bubbly/fine port – unlimited.
Businesses not currently represented in Bristol Business Network
Accountants, serviced offices, Health and beauty, cosmetics, florists, photographers, manufacturing, logistics/courier, hire, consumer goods, 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!
The Hector Berlioz quote – the ……composer born on 11/12/1809
“At least I have the modesty to admit that my lack of modesty is one of my failings”
Have a great day and fabulous month!
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*** If you introduce someone called Joe Bloggs who is a decision maker in a business – they come to an event and join then I will give you 12 months membership free!

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