Meeting update: 11 July

A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, 

Rachel Lamb from Suddenstrike Pest Control, Jon Waldron from WFH Design Partnership Interior Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical and Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks.

Education slot

The ed slot this week was delivered by Peter Bruder and was all about maximising your membership. The key things that Pete identified that you should arrive early, and attend the meeting every week. Prepare your 60 seconds and listen to the 60 seconds of your fellow members. Utilise the opportunities to hold 1-2-1 meetings. Take advantage of the training opportunities. You need to work and build relationships. Identify your power teams and get feedback on the referrals that you pass. You need to farm not hunt!

Notable Networker

The notable networker for July goes to James Wilkinson and Simon Raeburn as joint winners. Unfortunately, Simon is on holiday this week so James accepted the award of his behalf.

The Carl Telfer Cup

The 60 second cup has been rebranded as The Carl Telfer Cup because Carl has proved to be an inspiration to all of the other members of BNI Mere, showing what can be achieved when you try. James Wilkinson took the engraved cup over to Carl to show him.

As part of the rebrand the winner now gets 2 minutes to talk about their business at the beginning of this section in the meeting.. Steve Butler awarded the cup to James Wilkinson from Suddenstrike.

10 minutes: Ian Griffiths

The 10 minutes this week was delivered by Ian Griffith of Alvis Printing and was all about putting the customer at the centre of what they do in their business. 

Why use Alvis printing?

Is their quality better than dome of the other printers? Is it the service that they provide? Are the experts in their field? Are they competitive on price? The answer is a mixture of those answers but it is mainly due to the fact that the customer always comes first and is at the heart of what they do.

Door prize

The winner of this weeks door prize is Jill Shields from Blain Boland & Co Solicitors.