In the latest Network Albion Online Meetups with both members and non-members, we were provided valuable tips for anyone posting video content LinkedIn, information about small business grants, how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks and much more!

The session provided each attendee – on a one-by-one basis – the opportunity to talk about their businesses, share who their ideal clients are, an insightful industry insight, personal tips or company news, and give us a fun fact about themselves.

Following a successful launch with Network My Club members last week, bookings for upcoming meetups are now open to both members and non-members.

365 Employment LawAlex Jones

Who are your ideal clients? SME’s with 5-75 staff hit by current issues. I usually work well with Recruitment, IT services, catering and hospitality.

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? My new website launched today! Check it out here.

What’s an interesting fact about you? My hair has reached point of no return so have gone for the ‘quarantine cut’.

ActionCOACHAndrew Abaza

Who are your ideal clients? At this moment in time, there are three categories of people: businesses that have completely shut down, those that are currently pivoting and others that are absolutely booming!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Highly recommend people having a look at the Coast2Capital Backing Business Grant aimed to help business that have been effected by COVID-19. There’s also a brand-new grant for small businesses Brighton Council and Chichester College for £2,500. Get in contact with me here to find out more about the grants and my upcoming free webinars.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m currently the forager finding food for my family!

Blue Line SecurityLuke Brice

Who are three referrers? Hotel, constructions, serviced offices.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Small down a bit and don’t make any knee jerk reactions!

What’s an interesting fact about you? Taken up geocaching, which is a lot more fun than it sounds!

Business Doctors Sussex Coast – Sandra Murphy

Who are your ideal clients? I can help people that battling to survive, those moving into stabilisation/recovery, and also people are using this as a growth opportunity and need a structure/strategy in place

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Don’t panic, plan it. ‘Redeploy’ your usual coffee and parking meeting costs – you’ll find it amazing how much you spend in a month – to marketing!

Cloud9 InsightZoe England

Who are your ideal clients? Any businesses that haven’t been set up for remote working.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Focus on how you can do things differently to your competitors!

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’ve just ordered a cross trainer so I can get fit at home!

Eagle & BeagleEd Chinn

Who are your ideal clients? Sustainability businesses, marketing agencies (that may not be doing video) and service providers.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Great time to videos and particularly animation, but ensure you’re planning it and know what your goals are! Ensure you’re upload any video (subtitled of course!) directly to the social platform (i.e LinkedIn) rather than it being a YouTube link, as this’ll give you more organic reach.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’ve been learning to paraglide!

SeaBlue DigitalKerry Jones

Who are your ideal clients? Anyone that wants to learn reap the benefits of advertising online and marketing agencies that don’t have skillset for Facebook/Instagram advertising!

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? If you can, keep a marketing budget and invest it online! I’m currently offering training workshops for small business owners who are completely new to Facebook / Instagram Advertising and want to learn the basics of how to set up and run an advertising campaign to promote their business. Find more info here.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m a trustee for Spear Brighton who help disadvantaged 16-24 year old’s in disadvantaged areas get into work!

Sussex Property PartnershipAndy Babbayan

Who are your ideal clients? People looking for safe and profitable property investments!

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Calm down and recognise there are always opportunities!

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m an ex- British Army Officer and active member of the GB Age Group Triathlon team!

White Cloud CoffeeCraig Pitt

Who are your ideal clients? Anyone that wants quality coffee! We usually deal with professional services, IT services, recruitment and ad agencies with office delivered, however have had to pivot and now offer home deliveries.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? White roasted coffee has most caffeine in it, might be useful for those with children at home!

What’s an interesting fact about you? I love cycling!

Jonathan Lea NetworkJonathan Lea

Who are your ideal clients? We can help with the whole legal scope, but have seen a particular focus on commercial property this year.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Spend time doing the things you’ve been putting off.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m a keen cyclist, having rode from Copenhagen-Berlin!

Alpha Health & SafetyLouise Grant

Who are your ideal clients? Local business that have a national presence, more specifically anyone in farming/brewery/vineyards/dental practices/nurses.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? We recently just received our ISO qualification which we’re delighted with.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I volunteer at local farm, and have I’m now a qualified donkey handler!

The Creative GroupJames Turner

Who are your ideal clients? Anyone looking to increase brand profile and find creative ways to help their brand stand out. 

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Don’t give up, be persistent, focus on the turning point (there will be one), and ask for referrals!

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’m the agent for former Olympic athlete Sally Gunnell.

Develdas ChocolatesPeter Deeprose 

Who are your ideal clients? Anybody who likes chocolate or companies that’d like to treat clients over Easter.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Due to the current circumstance we had to close shop down, but on the upside we now have a lovely new website.

What’s an interesting fact about you? My main hobby is going to watch Brighton & Hove Albion, but I also sponsor ‘Duncan the Donkey’!

East Sussex CollegePenny Shearer

Who are your ideal clients? Given the current circumstances, business who will want to take on new people and train and develop at the end.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news?  Keep in contact with each other and share positive energy!

What’s an interesting fact about you? My husband runs walk and wine tours!

Gold Web TrafficDaniel Lesser

Who are your ideal clients? Anybody that wants to do e-commerce through FB ads.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Get your knowledge online and start doing those projects you’ve neglected.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I love going to the gym so am currently making a makeshift gym outside.

n8Lena Taylor

Who are your ideal clients? Directors of service based companies are usually good. Anyone working in web services, marketing companies, to trades.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Local councils have got just received funding for business grants, so find out about it! Also, think about the problem you solve for your clients rather than the service you give them.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I’ve just started hula hooping!

Preston Insurance BrokersNoel Preston

Who are your ideal clients? Property residential/commercial owners. There are lots of unoccupied premises with offices empty and students leaving.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Speak to your brokers/insurers if you’re up for renewals now.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I play drums in a rock band!

The Design BusinessNeil Linford-Relph

Who are your ideal clients? Any business looking to further understand and develop in the world of digital.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? The world won’t go back to the way it was before, people’s attitude to what is ‘normal’ is going to change. With that, business will be different. Think about what your business is, what you add and what you want to achieve.

What’s an interesting fact about you? Big fan of using the app ‘Swift’ for cycling

Travel CounsellorsTrudy Charles

Who are your ideal clients? Anyone that wants a holiday that doesn’t have the time to research and plan it themselves.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? I’m hoping people will use people like myself when booking holidays going forward, as it’s shown to be valuable to have an individual contact rather than trying to get through a big corporation.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I ran a half marathon 2 years ago and got a bit slack with myself after it, so while I’ve got a bit more time I’ve picked it up again!

Trident GroupGavin Haines

Who are your ideal clients? Education, hospitality, charities that have between 5-250 users.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? There has been a 600% increase in cyber-attacks since February, so you need to have multi-factor authentication (MFA) on important documents, and if you don’t recognise links/emails/documents, don’t click on them! Contact Gavin to find out more information about how to protect yourself online.

What’s an interesting fact about you? I love doing the cross fit at the gym, so have just bought loads of equipment for home!

TXM TechnologyTaylor Hammon

Who are your ideal clients? Anyone looking to recruit IT professionals (core, digital, cyber security).

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Stay active on LinkedIn – a lot of people are working from home during this down period, so if they see something positive it’ll perk them up. If there are any businesses that are trying to recruit, try using an app called ‘Hinterview’.

What’s an interesting fact about you? Love playing football.

Consortium Business SolutionsLara Squires

Who are your ideal clients? Professional services (lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, IP’s) that need specialist marketing support.

What’s your industry/personal tip/news? Get content online, but make sure it’s good quality content. Use video when interacting with clients!

What’s an interesting fact about you? Own a horse!

The Network My Club Online Meetups are in place to ensure our valued members don’t lose sight of the reason they joined us in the first place – to meet the best, like-minded professionals.

Find out more about the Network My Club Online Member Meetups here.

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