Meeting update: 20 Feb 2020

A warm welcome to our guests, subs and visitors this week, including Caroline Evans from Mercury Protection Services, Dawn Hilliard from Travel Counsellors, Janet Raeburn from Janet Raeburn Management Services , Justin Culver from JMC Business Consultancy, Kim Nield from TB Electrics , Negin Karimi from Mosaic Digital Media , Paul Critchley from Home Financial , Tim Smith from Business Doctors and Carol Hickson from Crescent Therapy.

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Meeting update: 28 November

A warm welcome went out to our guests and visitors including: Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Dave Skeels from BNI East Cheshire / Complete Eco, Stuart Mulqueeney from Panther Shred, Kim Nield from TB Electrics, Simeon Guntrip from Vision Arrive, Derrick Brown from Mercury Protection Services and Janet Raeburn.

Education slot

This week the education slot was delivered by Dave Skeels and was all about inviting visitors. He requested that we do not invite people to visit because we want them to join, invite them to come along and see the opportunity and meet your business contacts.

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Meeting update: 31 October

A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Dan Oliver from Logosew, Kevin Read from Read Property Associates, Simeon Guntrip from SG Learning and Development, Terry Bennett from TB Electrics, Iain Mclead from Regus, Carrie Phillips from The Altrincham McTimoney Chiropractic Clinic and Aiden from Mosaic Digital Media.

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Meeting update: 17 October

A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs including Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, David Walker from ABS Restoration, Janet Raeburn, Justin Culver from JMC Business Consultancy Business, Jon Waldron from WFH Design, Terry Bennett from TB Electrics and Tom Dobson from iAgent Homes Estate Agent.

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Meeting update: 10 October

A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this week including David Bethell from Project Development Workshop, David Lafferty from Park Holland Mechanical Services, Henry Aborele from Ideal Facilities Management, Janet Raeburn and Terry Bennett from TB Electrics Electrical Contractors.

Member of the year

At the BNI East Cheshire Gala Dinner held on 4th October, Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing was named as our member of the year. Ian does a lot of work behind the scenes for the chapter and we a re delighted to see this recognised. Congratulations Ian.

Education slot

The Education slot was delivered by Julie Antonelli this week and was all about the top 10 things to get out of your membership.

  1. Support and advice from other professionals
  2. Public speaking practice
  3. Knowledge of other types of business
  4. Access to trusted suppliers and services
  5. Education
  6. Other networking opportunities
  7. A focus group
  8. Joint ventures
  9. Business development for your staff
  10. Business referrals

Notable networker

This month our Notable networker goes to Jill Shields from Blain Boland for her attendance, TYFTB and referrals. Well done Jill!

The Carl Telfer Cup

The winner of the cup this week was Mark Whylie from Copperleaf Group. Congratulations Mark!

10 minute speaker:
Sharon Charteress from Mood Design

This week Sharon spoke to us about her career to date, she wanted to illustrate that even though she runs a small business, she has extensive experience of working in the marketing and publishing sectors.

She told us about her time in London working for a family run chain of 7 hotels, of working as a publications officer at a children’s charity and of her time working for a financial publishing house.

Sharon then went on to discuss her move to the Midlands and working for one of the largest manufacturing companies in their marketing department, before going on to become a non executive director of a city centre design agency.

Sharon finally relocated to the North West and set up Mood Design, using her extensive experience to offer a range of cost effective marketing, social media and design services to small and medium sized businesses.

Our figures

Invoiced business: 4k
Referrals: 8
1-2-1 meeting: 9
Visitors: 3

Meeting Update: 3 October 2019

Many thanks to our guests, subs and visitors this week including Emma Stanton from Personal Development People, Janet Raeburn, Negin Karimi from Mosaic Digital Media, Gordon Spotten from TSB, Sam McWilliams from genesis Advisory Services and Tom Dobson from iAgent Homes and Gavin Bundy from Bundy Electrical.

Read moreMeeting Update: 3 October 2019

Warrington Digital Agency Secure Spot as DEA Finalists

Full-service digital agency Mosaic Digital Media, who has offices in Northwich and Warrington, has secured a position as 2019 finalists of the Digital Entrepreneur Awards (https://www.digital-entrepreneur.co.uk/) for the category ‘Digital Team of the Year.’

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Meeting update: 15 August

A warm welcome to our visitors, guest and subs including Steve Evans from Genesis Advisory, Derrick Brown from Mercury Protection Services, Janet Raeburn, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics, Terry Bennett from TB Electrics and Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining.

Education slot

The Education slot was delivered by Ross Jones of Home Financial. Ross talked about maximising your membership. He used BNI U to get the information for this ed slot but he also talked about what a great resource it is for members. Ross distributed a sheet containing 18 ways in which you can evaluate the value of your membership. If anyone wants another copy of the information sheet, please speak to Ross.

Notable Networker

The Notable Networker award for August goes to James Wilkinson due to his contribution, visitors, TYFTB and referrals generated.

New member

This week we welcomed a new member, Stacey Whitney from MosaIc Digital Media. Stacey was invited to attend the group by Sharon Charteress who can be seen welcoming Stacey to the chapter alongside our President Russ Brown.

The Carl Telfer Cup

The winner of the Carl Telfer Cup this week was Russ Brown from X-press Legal Services.

10 minutes: Mike Snape from Bennett Brooks

The 10 minutes this week was delivered by Mike Snape of Bennett Brooks Accountants, Mike heads up the small business team. Mike has been practicing for 29 years, starting his training in 1990.

Bennett Brooks are a general practice accountants but they specialise in the charity and voluntary sector, solicitors, contractors, start-up businesses, locum practitioners and dentists.

They work to build long-term relationships with their clients and fully understand their requirements.

Small business team services include:

  • Annual accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and charities
  • Preparation of personal tax returns, partnership tax returns and corporation tax computations
  • VAT returns
  • Making Tax Digital advice, cloud accounting implementation and bookkeeping
  • Company secretarial
  • Mortgage certificates and other references
  • Business planning
  • General advice

Figures

Invoiced business in the last 7 days: £5833
Referrals given to members: 16
1-2-1 business meetings: 2
Visitors to meeting: 3
Testimonials to members: 2

Meeting update: 18 July 2019

A warm welcome to guests, visitors and subs including Amanda Partington from Coaching Hub Sports, Bob Gordon from Acorn Computer Recycling, Dan Asprey from CineRobota Video Production, Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance, Mark Lancaster from Cycle Retreats, Mark Whylie from Copperleaf Group, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Electrical, Stacey Whitney from Mosaic Digital Media, Richard Wilding from ITglu and Steve Woodrow from Mustang Digital.

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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.

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Meeting update: 4 July

A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Frank Keeffe from The Gasworks Cheshire, Jamie Barr from Seven52 Web Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics Ltd and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.

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Meeting update: 27 June

A warm welcome to our visitors, subs and guests this week: Jill Shields from Blain Boland, karen Roberts from KR Administrative Support, Ash Noor from Firstpage, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Jo Hawkins from Telecom Solu7ions, Sam McWilliams from Genesis Advisory Services and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.

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Meeting update: 13 June 2019

A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and sub this week Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Dre Travis from BTB Fitness, Jill Shields from Blain Boland, Jo Hawkins from Telecom Solu7ions and Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance.

Education slot: Emma Stanton

The education slot today was by Emma Stanton and was all about inviting visitors.

There are several ways to invite people.

Read moreMeeting update: 13 June 2019