Out of the dark and into the light!

As one member on Twitter succinctly put it before today’s Bournemouth meeting: “Feels like the middle of the night arriving for The Boardroom Network…” – it may have been dark but the room was alight with people getting in the New Year networking spirit, with 80 attendees including 20 visitors keen to try the TBN experience.

This month:

First speaker of the morning was Simon Rigby from Action Coach Business Coaching who asked whether we had made New Year’s Resolutions for our businesses.

Simon is offering a FREE Seminar after the next TBN Bournemouth meeting on 2nd February from 9.00am-11.00am to learn “How To Make Your Business Work So That You Don’t Have To.” 

If you want to work less and play more in 2017, work smarter rather than harder, reduce stress, grow your business and receive a passive income or even if you are planning to sell your business, the seminar should be of interest.

Register at www.tinyurl.com/TBN6StepsSeminar or contact Simon at simonrigby@actioncoach.com or call 07590 673704.


Neil Armstrong talked about his dual role as a Strategic Marketer at Cre8ive Wisdom and also as a Publisher. He currently has a slot available for a marketing client so let him know if you are looking for support, but he primarily focused on his publications which include Village magazine, available in Canford Cliffs and Wimborne with new versions for New Forest and Dorset about to be launched, and local papers covering Ashley Cross, Southbourne, Poole, Bournemouth, Charminster, Winton & Moordown, Boscombe and Christchurch & Mudeford.

Content is editorial led rather than solely advertising with a business section if anyone is interested in pitching an article. This year, Cre8ive Wisdom will be printing 1.67 million copies of publications so contact Neil at neil@cre8ivewisdom.com or 01202 064560 if you are looking to reach a wide audience with your business message.


It seemed as though a Schoolmarm appeared amongst us and made her way to the lectern for the final 2 Minute presentation but it was actually our very own Trisha Lewis, in full character as Joyce Grenfell.

The late Joyce was an extremely popular comedienne and actor in 1950’s – 1970’s, and Trisha has been performing a tribute act as Joyce for the last 20 years.

Her latest performance is for one night only and the atmospheric Shelley Theatre in Boscombe on Thursday 16th February at 8.00pm. Tickets are £9 (£7 concessions) available from www.shelleytheatre.co.uk


The champagne this month was awarded to The Italian Villa, and received by Justin Cohen on their behalf, as a thank you for the magnificent White Christmas Lunch and entertainment on 14th December – a memorable time was had by all and this year’s has already been booked.


Last official word of the morning was from Jacqui Frampton who reminded us about the real essence of networking by sharing her own personal experience of revamping her house.

Because of the contacts she has built over the years, she has been able to call on a range of services provided by people she has personal knowledge of through networking such as a Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber,  Interior Designer and even an Artist! The moral of the story? Networking doesn’t just pay off in business.


The meeting was rounded off in timely style by MC Jay Rachet who reminded everyone that the next Solent meeting is at the Solent Hotel and Spa, Fareham on Friday 20th January, to which all Bournemouth members are welcome to attend.

The next Bournemouth meeting is on Thursday 2nd February 7.00am-9.00am, at the Hallmark Hotel, Bournemouth.


Did you know you can stay in touch with other members between meetings via TBN’s Twitter and Facebook accounts? If you have any announcements, offers or news, please feel free to share them on our social media and we can help spread the word for you.