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