I enjoyed my first meeting at The Business Community. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Anyone new to networking would feel comfortable from the outset. The agenda was enjoyable, but business-like and informative. It was interesting to learn about all the other businesses around the table, and they showed a genuine interest in my business. What stood out for me was when we broke for a 10 minute 121 with another individual. That was a chance to establish a real connection with someone else in the room.Robin Kirkley - Vizeo Media Back to top
Having just started networking I realise what great opportunities there are in the local area and get to meet some very interesting people and businesses.
I'm very positive that given time the fruits of my effort will pay off, so keeping my fingers crossed.
In any case, The Business Community is a very welcoming environment and not the stuffy corporate atmosphere I used to in my past life.Geraint Williams - Fourwinds Photography Services Back to top
Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Northampton breakfast this morning as a guest.
I was impressed by the structure, camaraderie amongst members and an environment of soft rather than hard selling. Of particular interest is the group's desire to support smaller businesses with otherwise out-of-reach skills.Beverley Pearce-Smith - Technology Officers On Demand Back to top
I like the laidback approach to networking.
No pressure, no hassle and no contractual terms of engagement make this the ideal networking group in my opinion. But it's the behind the scene stuff Paul does on our behalf speaks volumes about the kind of man he is.
I regularly see posts on social media platforms I have not had to push, pressure or cagoule anyone to post for me. Then there are the people who attend the networking groups - every one of them a pleasure to meet. No cliches, no hidden agendas and no confetti referrals being passed around.
All in all, I am enjoying the networking model and will do so for a time to come.
Thanks to Paul and everyone thus far for making this a really enjoyable networking experience.Lawrence Laidlow - Funerals by Design Back to top
Since starting my business 18 months or so ago, I have gone from a networking novice to being a solid contributor through meeting and getting to know the wealth of business skills, knowledge and experience of Paul Green and the members of The Business Community. I mainly attend the Wellingborough session, but have plans to spread myself further afield in Northamptonshire during the rest of this year as membership allows this, unlike others.
The format of the meetings is fun, but has meaning ... and you can always be assured a friendly welcome (as I got recently when attending the Daventry session for the first time). I have made loads of good business contacts that I would have only made through The Business Community ... if you are starting or have recently started a business, book yourself on a session and find out for yourself ... breakfast is good too!Andy Sarson - APS Marketing Consulting Services Back to top
The Business Community is bringing me ever-increasing levels of business; as well as invaluable business support.Stephen Church - Copywriter Pro Back to top
In the short time I’ve been a member, The Business Community has transformed my business and I’ve met some fantastic contacts along the way. Paul Green and Stephen Church are excellent hosts and bring great charm and personality into the meeting. Highly recommended to any business - whether starting out or established.Sam Sayer - DeType Limited Back to top
The Business Community is a vibrant networking group that successfully combines professional relationship building with business education. Paul’s engaging facilitation style enables people to bond quickly and learn from each other. The inputs provide up to date thinking to challenge the members of The Business Community to think and act differently so to improve business results.Paul Beesley - Beyond Theory Back to top
The Business Community has been extremely helpful to my business. The meetings are well run - they have a well-defined structure, but have a good mix of formality and informality. I enjoy meeting other members, have made some good connections, got great business advice from Paul and the wider group and, last but not least, gained work whose value is several times the cost of membership.Mark Coster - Pixooma Back to top
I really enjoy the meetings, the format works well and the atmosphere is friendly, most importantly it is not too scary if you are new to networking. I have made some valuable business contacts over the last year that I would not have found had it not been for The Business Community.Andi Herrington - Wallis Payroll Back to top