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Thank you – super generosity, great conversation, fabulous seminar and loads of festive cheer!

December 18, 2014
Report from the Bristol Business Network event at The Bristol Hotel……
“All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important”  Manny Pacquiao born 17/12/1978Super, special and stupendous!Thank you for your generosity – your raffle prizes and cash helped raise £325 for The Jessie May Trust!

That is a 13.6% increase on last year!!!

Raffle prize “Roll of Honour” for the prizes! – Thank you!

Hudson Accountants, OPen Network Associates, Business Network SW, BizVidz, GWS Media, Inge Dowden Coaching, Page Hargrave, Welcome Telecom, The Bristol Hotel, Brown in Town, Qtac Payroll Software & Outsourcing, ExcellensiaWork Tree Consulting, Jumpstart

There was wine, bubbly, pale ale, business books, chocolates and can you guess who may have given the following – tailored shirt, Logo design, website audit, design application, NED course place and a 2 hour motor cycle ride!

And thank you for bringing your conversation, energy and enthusiasm to the Bristol Business Network event yesterday and participating and contributing to the event.

The event began with a fabulous seminar before lunch – efficient and specialised tax planning using VCT’s and EIS’s that have the potential to reduce your tax bill by 98%!  Feel free to contact Damon Fox – LP Wealth Management and Dominique Butters – Octopus Investments“deferred CGT – never pay today what you may not have to pay tomorrow”

After a wonderful traditional Christmas lunch with wine, crackers, party poppers, mince pies………….

The wonderful video that Chris showed yesterday – This is Joe – as shown on the 2014 Children in Need programme – this is a wonderfully uplifting and funny story from a 5 (5 and 3/4!) year old boy and shows just how valuable The Jessie May Trust is in making his and his parents lives that much better.  Narrated by Martin Freeman

Chris Roys is the Chief Executive of The Jessie May Trust

The Jessie May Trust – Created by a family for families*

The Jessie May Caring @ Work £1000 Challenge – How your Business can make a difference

Could your business raise £1,000 to help sponsor a Jessie May Nurse?

“Jessie May Nurses use their incredible skills to enrich children’s short lives and provide high quality care for the whole family. It’s vitally important that, when a child does eventually die, their family has lots of positive memories to look back on.

Caring @ Work is a new initiative enabling local business to support local families. In return for your commitment to raise £1,000 to help sponsor a Jessie May Nurse we’ll support your business every step of the way and promote your involvement with us through the local press, radio and TV which in turn will raise your company profile in the local area. Your customers and suppliers will see how seriously you take your social responsibility towards the local community.

You will have great fun raising funds – it’s good for staff morale and an excellent way to build teamwork across your business.

Please contact Lindsey.horton@jessiemay.org.uk for further information on how to become involved – we really need your help!

Quick reminders

The search for Joe Bloggs continues – “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!”

Preview for the next event 14/1/15 is here.  With a super seminar before lunch – beating the January blues and banishing Black Monday!

Any guest* that you invite who joins earns you a bottle of bubbly/fine port – unlimited.

Businesses not currently represented in Bristol Business Network -a memory jogger here – feel free to contact me and I can send invitations on your behalf!  

*Business Network SW Blog – the one you’re reading now! –   Over 41,000 views to date (48% increase on this time last year!)

Business Network SW is on LinkedIn – could you follow?

Even try BNSW Face Book page and post a “like”!

“Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!”
Paula Radcliffe

Have a great day and super month and a fantastic festive season

Sean Humby – Director and host

PS

Among those that attended

Andrew King

Bryonie Harwood

Chris Gordon

Chris Roys

Damon Fox

Daniel Collings

David Doughty

David Minns

Debbie Boyes

Debbie Rylands

Della Hudson

Derek Jenkins

Dominique Butters

Duncan Laker

Emily Sjamsul

Helen Mackie

Helen Moloney

Inge Dowden

Julian Cassell

Matt Goulette

Matt Richardson

Nigel Peeck

Paul Shields

Peter Emerson

Peter Prater

Ray Turner

Richard Graves

Ricky Killa

Roy Adair

Sam Finlay

Sam Talby

Sophie Smith

Steve Tasker

Stuart McGhee

 From these businesses and organisations

All things Web

Allied Irish Bank

AMICUS

BizVidz

Brown in Town

CSG

Excalibur Communications GB Ltd

Excellencia Ltd

Federation of Small Businesses

FRP Advisory

GWS Media Ltd

Hudson Accountants

Inge Dowden Coaching

Jumpstart

LP Wealth Management

Mindful Resolutions

N3 Display Graphics Ltd

Octopus Investments

Open Network Associates Ltd

Page Hargrave

QTAC Payroll Software & Outsourcing

Recognition Express

Skill Group Ltd

St John’s Chambers

Steve Tasker Limited

Stuart McGhee

The Jessie May Trust

Welcome Telecom Ltd

Work Tree Consulting Ltd.

From Twitter

HudsonaccountanDec 17, 3:56pm via Twitter for iPad

@seanhumby @jessiemaytrust great news

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seanhumby

seanhumby  Thank you for everyone’s generosity at #BNSWBristol! Lots of connections and conversations AND we raised over £300 for @jessiemaytrust!3:02pm, Dec 17 from Twitter for BlackBerry

Hudsonaccountan

Hudsonaccountan  @seanhumby @jessiemaytrust great news3:56pm, Dec 17 from Twitter for iPad

HudsonaccountanDec 17, 12:12pm via iOS

Another day, another Christmas lunch @seanhumbypic.twitter.com/LICYyqWV72

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