The club meets each week on Thursday over breakfast at the Slepe Hall Hotel, St Ives. It is a friendly and professional club where local people can network and enhance their businesses through referrals, lead generation and peer support. A sense of community is created amongst members which helps the local economy to flourish. Among the membership, a wide range of professions and trades are represented but there is plenty of room for more!
Benefits of Networking
There are many benefits to membership. Not least referrals and lead generation. The sense of fellowship and being part of a community of business people helps the individuals involved through a system of peer support such as sharing of information and new trends. Members can choose to meet up outside of the weekly breakfast meeting too to get to know one another better and their businesses.
The meetings begin with a short one to two minute introduction by each member. This is followed by referrals and the important lead generation session. Each lead is catalogued through slips which are filled in and logged.
Breakfast follows and then one member will take 10 to 15 minutes to tell the meeting more about their business or an aspect of it so other members can get a deeper understanding of what they do.
Guest speakers are also invited in and every six weeks or so to a peer to peer session on an aspect of business such as IT security, website content and use of social media, tax and accounting, or giving presentations for instance.
Meeting Agenda (Times are approximate)
7.20am Arrive, welcome, informal networking
7.30am Meeting start and Intro by Chairman
7.35am Start of 1 minute presentations by each member (and guests)
8.00am Breakfast (Full English or Continental)
8.30am Referrals section (members exchange referrals and testimonials)
8.40am 10 Minute presentation by member (or occasionally a guest speaker)
8.55am Any other business, local events or news
9.00am Meeting close