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...

Calling All The Heroes

Not sure what the lads are up to here, but I like the shameless product placement! Tell us more, chaps! Calling All The Heroes Three powerful calls to action (and thus to Action Heroes) were the themes of February’s Solstice meeting. Tom Hadley’s Top Tips on how to make the most of networking Sam...

It Is About Time

To say our Breakfast meeting at the Solent Hotel and Spa was ‘time well spent’ can be clearly seen from this great moment captured by Justin Wharmby, our Photographer-in-Residence.  There were so many photos from today’s shoot that show faces full of joy… and that at about 8 am on a Friday morning!  Something...

Fiery Start to Autumn

We had a fiery start to the Autumn Season with the grim tale of Barbecued Bony Bob and other great presentations.  In fact, it was a bit like a new School Term!  Looking at the ‘Class of Table 8’ above, one wonders if they knew Bony Bob! Whilst our members are certainly influenced by...

Summer Sunshine, Sailing, and Satisfying HMRC

Our lovely summery morning offered energetic and enthusiastic networking, the most interesting hash browns we’ve ever seen, and practical content to inspire us to action. Here’s what we covered. Networking for Introverts Jay and Lex kicked off our mini presentations with Lex saying, “Every time I tell folks that I am an Introvert…” gentle...

The Generation Game

Do you enjoy networking? I do. But for me, it’s a game! In fact, it’s a couple of games. Perhaps that’s why I enjoy it so much. Connect 4 The first game is called “Connect 4” – plagiarism intended! To play this game, I aim to connect at least 4 people from each meeting....

The Sound of Solstice

  That phrase, “The Sound of Solstice,” may well conjure up a Steven Spielberg directed depiction of dawn breaking over Stonehenge complete with an appropriately ethereal soundtrack… The truth was far more exciting.  Dawn we had, and a good one too, but the sound was far from ethereal.  It was the buzz of businesspeople...