We celebrate the 1st Anniversary of The Boardroom Network

Thursday morning, 6th November. The mornings are certainly getting darker, but that is doing nothing to quell the enthusiasm of our members – quite the contrary in fact. We were delighted to have a total of 86 people in attendance at our November meeting, with over 20 new and revisiting guests. It’s clear that more and more people are seeing …

Round 2 – a bit of a knockout

My mother once told me that it’s the second punch that starts a fight. She was, of course, being literal but it set me thinking. If something happens twice, does that make it a serious proposition? Could be. A single lightning strike happens, well, every time there’s lightning. But when lightning strikes twice, it’s considered pretty serious, right? My point …

First Event a Deafening Success!

Wow! What a noisy bunch we were?! Any observations about the acoustics of the meeting room at the Hallmark Hotel are irrelevant in the light of the level of buzz that surrounded the inaugural Boardroom Network event on Thursday morning. In my view, there’s noise and there’s good noise. That kind of din was good noise; in fact it’s a …

TBN – October featured Photography, HR and a fond farewell

Even with the slightly darker mornings fast approaching, our October event had a huge buzz across the room (with tables fully conversant long before the official call for table hosts to commence formalities). There were 8 Tables filled with business owners and decision makers from many diverse professions we welcomed 24 visitors from across the county who thanks to the …

TBN – Our 10th Monthly Meeting – Top Ten Networking Tips to Celebrate

The Top Ten This September marked the momentous tenth event at the Boardroom network and whilst you can read all about the meeting which was strictly back to business here: /blog/holidays-behind-us-so-it-s-business-as-usual, we also thought we would give you something extra to celebrate the success of our 10th month. Now, as a firmly established networking event, with an average of 70 and …

Holidays behind us so it’s business as usual at TBN

There was a distinct feeling that it was time to get back to business at this month’s TBN event. Schools were pretty much back, most of us had enjoyed or endured our summer holiday, and while the fine weather continued to delight on Thursday, there was an autumnal nip at 6am. At least we had returned to our normal room …

A Good Turnout – our focus is on Wealth Planning & HR issues

Despite this event being slap-bang in the middle of the holiday season, no less than 67 people turned out to enjoy the delights of networking alongside a hearty breakfast. In somewhat stark contrast to the glare and glitter of July’s sunlit gathering at The Italian Villa, this month’s event saw a return to the Hallmark and a different suite to …

Glorious!

The elegant venue. The consummate hospitality. The gentie setting. The stunning weather. The triumphant turnout. All glorious! Surely there’s no better way to describe the first Boardroom Network BBQ Breakfast event? And our first with al fresco dining. From the moment we arrived in the car park at Compton Acres, it was apparent that this was shaping up to be …

Skeletons and Prancing Comedians. Whatever Next?

The light mornings and, in the case of this month’s event, the fine weather, certainly seem to contribute to sense of well-being among the 60+ number of intrepid business people who turned out for The Boardroom Network. Fewer yawns, a discernibly greater buzz to the conversations and more huddles of groups and one-to-ones sharing the early morning tea and coffee. …

What is Networking?

This month at TBN we initiated a new 2 minute slot to encourage Tips on Networking our thanks to Joannah Bishop – Rocket Digital Media for her valuable interpretation of the brief: What is networking? When you think of networking, do you think of sales pitches, awkward conversation and phoney smiles or circulating business cards at meetings? This is not …