The Importance of People

The Importance of People In business, as in life, the big ‘why’, the greater purpose, always comes back to people and our relationships with them.  Another packed room at Chilworth Manor sizzled with Summertime goodwill – as is very evident from Justin’s photographs.  His images reflect the fact that face-to-face, person-to-person networking adds dimensions...

Independence 2 point 0

Independence 2.0 If there was ever a perfect morning at The Italian Villa, the 4thof July, Independence Day, was it for The Boardroom Network. Once a year it has become a tradition for the Dorset meeting of The Boardroom Network (we have meetings in Wiltshire and Hampshire too) to gather for a Summer Breakfast...

Breaking Good

Strange yet wonderful changes are afoot at The Boardroom Network.  In fact, positive change is a big theme in common for our members. Our Wiltshire gathering included a keynote on “Change” from Clare Yates, a literal change of clothing as a demonstration of how to prepare from the Southampton Sailing Week with Chris Rees,...

Outside Influence

On Midsummer’s Morning Members and Visitors of The Boardroom Network, Hampshire, gathered together at Chilworth Manor.  There was no dancing but there were exchanges of clothing and something unusual was clearly occurring… though nothing to do with the Solstice! Keynotes from Michael Birchmore and Chris Rees encouraged us to explore the great outdoors, whilst...

Look Great and Feel Amazing

Ryan David showed us how his services could have our vehicles looking great, Kat Linsley Hood and Jay Rachet assured us we could feel amazing, and Dr Hannah Beard gave us 5 very easy ways to make that outcome certain! With nearly 100 members and visitors in the room at the Dudsbury Golf Club,...

Peace Productivity and the Power of Proactivity

Peace, Productivity, and the Power of Proactivity A packed room at Chilworth Manor was treated to three practically useful presentations from members of TBN Hampshire.  First up was the inspirational Deborah Baxter from “The Spirit Within.”  Next, Craig Nixon from “Tekkers IT Solutions” highlighted the latent potential lurking in our IT – using Microsoft 365...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Worker

Can Networking be seen as genuine perk that boosts productivity? Yes, today’s blog’s title is an homage to the film of almost the same name, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.” The 1962 ‘coming-of-age’ drama is a bleak movie with an equally bleak storyline, and a less than happy ending… or is it? The...

For the Future

Lynne Henderson demonstrating when it is time for us to add the next application of sunscreen… when it itches! Creating the Future with Lynne Henderson and Angharad Holloway We had two impactful keynote speakers on a glorious May morning at the Dudsbury.  Firstly, Lynne Henderson (who received a wonderfully rousing welcome) helped us protect...

Back to Life

The Wiltshire meeting of The Boardroom Network was the first of our three regions to return ‘back to life’ after the Easter break.  I say, “Back to Life,” because we had the charismatic Sandie Thorkeldsen demonstrating how to look after our “Back for Life,” when it comes to driving wisely.  With a few, fast,...