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Reporting from Bristol Business Network’s April event – what a buzz!

April 23, 2015

This report replicates the email that is sent to all those that attended the event – some aspects are for those who were there only!  I am sure that you will get the gist!

I will say that the buzz was amazing – a constant thrum of conversation, energised and enthusiastic people having conversations and building the connections that will certianly be enhancing their business!

The opening quote – networking in a nutshell –  “Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them” Madame de Stael b 22/4/1760 – they say things never change!

Report starts here!


Thank you for attending, participating and contributing to the Bristol Business Network event yesterday and bringing your conversation, energy and enthusiasm!

I trust that you benefited from – connections, knowledge, opportunities, expertise, perhaps a supplier, a one to one, even an insight into the people you met as people and not solely “business people”!

I did mention a book that you may find interesting, thought provoking – I certainly have and I’m only 100 pages in! It’s The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin – he also has a great blog – well worth reading as well!

The article on geese and the relationship to networking is here – feel free to share!  Honk! Honk! LinkedIn link is here

TWO “Thank you’s” to Ken Abbott – One for the great seminar in the morning – Tales from the far side of the learning curve – 12 lessons that covered everything from postcards to A3, outsourcing, networking, customers, Alan Partridge, 100 lorries and even Billy Connolly!  An informative, entertaining and succinct way to approach business – Ken will be delivering this at the Exeter event on September 9th! And Two for the photographs – I will share these later – feel free to contact Ken if you would like your event documented by photo’s!

Thank you to Matt Richardson – Recognition Express – for the brilliantly thought out, entertaining and hilarious 10 minutes.  What can I say other than – fantastic!  And my apologies for not spiking my hair!  Contact Matt if you would like to enjoy the benefits of great service and super promotional items from a massive range!  

The details of those at the lunch is here – well just the names and organisations – full details to those that attended!

These people…..

Fergus Sullivan
Darren Moloney
Toni Farrington
Paul Shields
Sam Finlay
Sue Sadler
Rebecca Mittins
Karen Jonas
Alex Johnston
Deborah Dunsden
David Doughty
Louise Pen-Collings
Claire Robinson
Russell Hancock
Ray Turner
Richard Graves
Daniel Collings
Inge Dowden
Ken Abbott
Huw Johns
Andrew King
Damon Fox
Nigel Peeck
Roy Adair
Peter Emerson
Peter Prater
Bryonie Harwood
Matt Richardson
Lindsey Horton
Duncan Laker
Jon Beake
John Primett

From these businesses and organisations

Federation of Small Businesses

GWS Media Ltd
Inge Dowden Coaching
Into the Image
Just Huw Johns Ltd

Extra Help Limited
LP Wealth Management
N3 Display Graphics Ltd
Open Network Associates Ltd
Page Hargrave
QTAC Payroll Software & Outsourcing
Recognition Express
The Jessie May Trust
Welcome Telecom Ltd
Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association
Your Step Up Ltd

105 Battalion REME
All things Web
Allied Irish Bank

Extra Strong

Bradley and Sadler Sales & Lettings

Corporate Travel International
Dartington Hall
Domus Financial
Dowlis Corporate Solutions
Excellencia Ltd

The next event – 20/5/15 at Old Down Manor – details and booking form for you to share with your connections!

Fabulous seminar, super location plus great conversations and connections to be made!

Members invitations will be emailed shortly!

Announcements made at the event

Jessie May Trust Raceday at Bath Racecourse – 4th May

Only 3 Full page ads left for the Race card – audience in excess of 2,500, ad’s featured on screens around the course – deadline for artwork etc – Friday 24th April – only £250 – all for a GREAT cause!

For more details contact or call 0117 9582174

Realising Your Business Assets – 14/5/15

Come along to this Free event hosted by leading law firm Clarke Wilmott with corporate governance experts Excellencia, financial planning specialists LP Wealth Management and innovative investment company Octopus Investments to find out how you can secure your future when you leave your business.  If you are the owner of a growing business then this event will help you to understand how you can take steps now to ensure that you get the most out of your business when it is time to step down and what to do with your money once you have left.

Copy of Event Programme – sorry blog only readers – this you get by coming to the events! It’s full of offers and Opportunities that Bristol Business Network Members have contributed to help you get more from your business!

All 2015 Dates here

Look for Joe Bloggs***

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

Businesses that could and would benefit from networking – to name a few!

Business Network SW is on LinkedIn – could you follow?

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

Business Network SW – discussion group on LinkedIn – 1325 members!  Feel free to get involved and participate in discussions, comment and post!

Concluding quotes…..

Einstein (I just liked this quote!)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”

Quotes from Jack Nicholson b 22/4/1935

“My motto is: more good times.”

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”

Have a fantastic day and I look forward to seeing you and your guests on 20th May 2015

And that’s the end of my report – photo’s and more will be added soon!

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