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Leonardo Da Vinci at April’s Exeter Business Network event!

April 16, 2015

A report from the event by Sean Humby……….

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”

“Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.”

Leonardo Da Vinci b 15/4/1452

Two quotes that sum up the Exeter Business Network event at Sandy Park on 15th April.  An event packed full of knowledge, connections, conversations and enthusiasm as those attending networked over coffee, over drinks and over lunch!

The event began with a brilliant seminar hosted by Alex Wren of Bitpod who hosted a packed seminar room and delivered an invaluable seminar on “Reverse Marketing” – full of a wealth of valuable information looking at the customer journey, the key ways that we as business owners can influence and engage customers on their journey and even the life cycle of a product/service! In essence on how we can “stop selling and instead help people buy”


One of the handouts – my copy showing the customer journey!


Some of my notes – more a mind map – and that’s just from spending 60 minutes in Alex’s seminar!

Throughout Alex’s seminar there was the chance to not only ask questions but answer those that Alex posed – and when you answered – guess what there was chocolate!


For more details then feel free to contact Alex – Call: 01392 555 123 or Email:

A fabulous lunch was enjoyed by all of these people…..


The speaker was  Sally Burn-Jones of Burn-Jones Wealth Management who did indeed make pensions exciting! With all of the changes taking place since 6th April 2015 we all need expert advice to ensure that we are making the right decisions for our retirement – Sally showed the following which does show the plethora of options….

Optionson death

and then delivered some very important details on how we can plan properly and maximise the way in which can ensure that our retirement (whenever that maybe!) will be as we would want it to be!   You can contact Sally – 01803 862546

Announcements made…….

Devon Life – Business and Professional

Courtesy of Llewellyn Nicholls – 10% of advertising rates – the full media pack can be downloaded here

Networking and Geese – my article here!


Exeter Racecourse Business Breakfast with Glenn Cosby – details and booking here 


The Exeter Pound 

The Really Big Quiz 

13th May – The BNSW Team is entered – with Jon Duckham (WESC Foundation), Ian Smith (Winning Tenders), Dave Barr (the best of Exeter), Megan and myself! 60 teams already – so still time to enter  your own team!


Devon Business Expo – Thursday 30th April 2015

I’ll be there as well as 100’s and 100’s and 100’s of others already registered to attend.

Seminar programme here

To exhibit – only 7, sorry I meant 6, in fact as I left Sandy Park yesterday it was 4 exhibition spaces left!

Contact Dave Barr or Colin Slade – Tel: 01392 349135


Search for Joe Bloggs

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

And the event ended with a quote or 2 on friendship……..

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” – Charles Dickens


“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “What you too, I thought I was the only one” C.S Lewis

Have a super day, week and month and I look forward to seeing you and your guests on May 13th 2015!

Have a fantastic day!

Best regards

Sean Humby – host of Exeter Business Network events

Gallery from the event

What’s being said on Twitter

nigelwnwApr 15, 10:34pm via Echofon

RT @alex_wren: Thanks to everyone who attended the @bitpod_uk seminar @seanhumby #BNSW.
> thanks for the chocolate……oh & ideas & advice

alex_wren Apr 15, 9:23pm via Twitter for Android

Thanks to everyone who attended the @bitpod_uk seminar @seanhumby #BNSW. Please feel free feedback or ask questions if you wish

nigelwnwApr 15, 8:17pm via Echofon

Great #BNSW today @seanhumby
Super meal @SandyParkExeter
Fab seminar @alex_wren
Perfect combination

DonnaJHart11Apr 15, 7:26pm via Twitter for iPhone

@seanhumby great networking lunch today @SandyParkExeter

JuliaBrambleApr 15, 4:46pm via Twitter for iPhone

If you didn’t go to #BNSW #Exeter with @seanhumby today you missed this – yum!

hgholtApr 15, 3:01pm via TweetDeck

Great to meet some new people at #bnswthis lunchtime. Well done @seanhumby.

devonbizexpoApr 15, 1:03pm via Facebook

Business Network SW @seanhumby are exhibiting at this @devonbizexpo. Come & see them at stand 27…

JuliaBrambleApr 15, 10:32am via Hootsuite

Looking forward to lunch with @seanhumby at #BNSW #Exeter – it’s been too long 🙂

HRDeptExeterApr 15, 10:10am via Hootsuite

Another trip to Sandy Park for me! #BNSWtoday with @seanhumby & @bitpod_uklooking forward to #networking and#lunch.

devonbizexpoApr 15, 9:26am via Hootsuite

Looking forward to the Business Network SW lunch today @SandyParkExeter with @seanhumby #BNSW

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louiseextrahelpApr 15, 8:00am via Twitter for iPhone

Networking in Exeter today with @claireextrahelp @seanhumby@MeganHumby #BNSW

alex_wren Apr 15, 7:33am via Twitter for Android

Looking forward to our seminar for @seanhumby #Bnsw today LM reverse marketing. A different view of a familiar situation!

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I’m exhibiting at – Stand 27

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