Meeting update: 14 November

Welcome to our visitors, guests and subs including Derrick Brown from Mercury Protection Services, John Warren from Nutshell, Justin Culver from JMC Business Consultancy and Simeon Guntrip from SG Learning & Development.

Education slot

Ian Griffiths spoke to us about maximising your membership. To be successful first you need to understand what you want – if you don’t how can the other members help.

You need to be able to clearly communicate the message – clear and easy understandable, 60 secs, stories, 10 mins, etc

Network – noun or verb – both. Treat it as a verb to maximise your membership.

Don’t just turn up, have 1-2-1s, training events, visit other chapters, use the app and website to make new contacts.

Notable Networker and more

Simon Raeburn from Simon Raeburn Photography has won the Notable networker prize for December. This is for all of the referrals he has passed, the amount of TYFTB he has received and bringing visitors. Well done Simon.

This month we have also welcomed a new member: Terry. Bennett by TB Electrics and we also have a renewing member; Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors.

Carl Telfer cup

The Carl Telfer Cup was won by Ian Griffiths of Alvis Printing this week. Well done Ian.

10 minutes:
Steve Butler from Telecom Solu7ions

Telecom Solutions offer 7 main business services, they are :

  • Business mobile service
  • Cloud telephony
  • Broadband and fibre connectivity
  • Data networks
  • Business energy
  • Vehicle and mobile tracking
  • Telephone systems and solutions

They provide cloud telephone on either the Horizon or eve platforms.
This is a complete hosted communication service for your business, allowing you to manage your calls easily. It offers fixed and mobile capabilities with remotely management and updating. You can keep existing number and add new ones and there is no hardware investment. 

The system has some great features including conference calling, hunt groups, call park, call pick-up and instant group call. They also offer call waiting, music on hold, diversion inhibitor, auto attendant and CLI flexibility.

Steve would like introductions to any businesses that is using am old phone systems, anything over 5 years old will need to be replaced by 2025 as BT will no longer support ISDN.

Ideal introductions include care home managers, IT directors, haulage companies, charities, new start up businesses, sports clubs and commercial property developers.

For more information you can visit their website:


This week our members have held 12 one to one meetings, passed each other 10 referrals, gave 1 testimonial, invoiced £6313 in the last 7 days and invited 1 visitor.