On our latest Online Meetups with #NetworkOval and #NMCTwickenham members, we found out why reviewing your energy now will save you money in the long term, various free services to help businesses transition online, what you may have missed in the Budget 2020 announcement and more!
The session provided each attendee – on a one-by-one basis – the opportunity to talk about their businesses, share who their ideal client is, a success story, insightful industry tip and give us a fun fact about themselves.
Check out if you’re their ideal client, can act as a good referrer, will benefit from a top industry tip and a fun fact about them below!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Shopping centres, hotels, bars and construction sites. We don’t have a specific target industry but does tend to revolve around property/buildings.
What’s your industry or personal tip? I’m enjoying the fact that video calls are becoming the norm. Going to places is important, but you can do a hell of a lot from home!
What’s a fun fact about you? Just got two cats and my hobby is just doing something!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Hotels, hospitality and event companies that are looking to train their staff to develop skills in marketing.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Right now is the time to look at what of your services can be transitioned online (sales, marketing, delivery) – if you can move anything online, do! Keep being visible, it’s appropriate and right to sell, keep marketing, nurturing your clients and build trust so when the change does come you can continue on.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Construction, recruitment and financial business services.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Keep a positive approach, keep in touch with customers and build rapport. We will get out the end; the events industry will be different, but look ahead!
What’s a fun fact about you? I’ve got got a 9 year old boy who keeps me very busy. I used to skateboard all the time and now do (senior!) skateboarding.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? People or businesses that want to position themselves online in a different way than they currently are. I usually deal with business leaders, non-executive directors and marketing departments.
What’s your industry tip? Keeping in touch and reaching out to people is so important! Ensure you’re trying to keep fit and continue to be part of something, I’m doing an online workout programme!
What’s a fun fact about you? Cycling is my moving meditation.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Everyone from small business to corporates, or people with high net wealth. Personally I deal with recruiters, technology companies, or any business that use technology!
What’s your industry or personal tip? Try to keep patient with everyone and keep smiling!
What’s a fun fact about you? I love playing rugby/cricket in my spare time. I once travelled from Senegal to Cape Town and became a game ranger!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Estate agents, solicitors and insurance companies that are dealing with damages, building and development around trees.
What’s your industry or personal tip? You’ll save a lot of money going to a tree consultant than surgeon.
What’s a fun fact about you? Most my hobbies are tree related. For example, I’ve booked a trip to Madagascar in October… which is tree related!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Any business that pays for their own water utilities. Can help/advise anyone during this difficult period.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Anyone in the country that is closing offices/shops/premises, complete a temporary closure form. Find the form and more top tips here.
What’s a fun fact about you? I’m studying towards a degree in organisational psychology. Highly recommend a book called: ‘The Happiness Advantage’.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Any business that involves people! At the moment, SME’s that are facing uncertainty and don’t have HR departments.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Now is the time to get out and share your expertise.
What’s a fun fact about you? I once did a 40ft fire walk in Hawaii!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Any business that pays own bills, we can help lower fix costs. Energy prices are at 5 year low so now is the time to be proactive!
What’s your industry or personal tip? Be empathetic but also be positive, we have to try to think forward.
What’s a fun fact about you? I’ve just started a new job as Headmaster of small school in Ascot!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Predominately working with business that are service based, these can be anything varied from: bookkeepers, garden designers to landscape architects, usually that are working from home. Anyone that feels isolated before we were all isolated anyway!
What’s your industry or personal tip? We’re in a period of opportunity, so ask yourself: if we were having a conversation in 3 months time, what would you of like to have achieved to be satisfied with your progress? Set priorities, review your days, learn more, and work out how can you get better. Set some intent and work towards it!
What’s a fun fact about you? I also have a ‘thing’ for trees as my wife does a lot of conservation work. For my sins, I’m a massive QPR fan.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Any business that have insurance requirements. Property owners, developers, managers are usually good, but anyone providing professional services.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Review your business interruption insurance.
What’s a fun fact about you? I’ve been on the committee of British Legion for 20 years. I’ve also recently grown a fascination for World War 1, so go to France and Belgium 4 times a year to visit cemeteries. Rather oddly, 15 years ago I got down to the last 3 interviews for a TV programme ‘Faking It’ where I pretending to be a stuntman!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Firms in financial/professional services like accountants, lawyers, hedge funds and energy. Our main focus at the moment is helping firms that have traditional IT set up in the cloud.
What’s your industry or personal tip? There are lots of offers from cloud services at the moment – Microsoft Teams are offering a free version, Ring Central – a cloud based phone system – are doing something similar, as are Docusign. We are also running workshops helping you get started with remote working using Microsoft Teams – find more info here.
What’s a fun fact about you? I love outdoor sports, particularly snowboarding and mountain biking.
Who is your ideal client/referrer? All areas of law apart from criminal of family. I personally focus on commercial property, so deal with agents, accountants or financial advisors. However, we are currently helping clients with wills, litigation and personal injury.
What’s your industry or personal tip? Check out our website for loads of webinars, legal updates and articles here.
What’s a fun fact about you? I plays World of Warcraft!
Who is your ideal client/referrer? Anyone in the commercial property sector, investors, developers, anyone building/extending/refurbishing work alongside.
What’s your industry or personal tip? You may have missed that in Budget 2020 announcement, there were changes in world of tax. Read more about the reaction here.
What’s a fun fact about you? I play rugby, but unfortunately broke my leg at the start of season. To add to the frustration, I was due to return from injury this month!
The Network My Club Online Member 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.