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New Chairperson appointed

After keeping us in order for the last year, Neil is taking a well-earned rest from the Chair and Fiona has graciously accepted the role of Chairperson for the next twelve months.

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

meeting Friday 4th February

We all met bright and early on a horrible Friday morning, but our spirits were not dampened by the weather to have a another good productive meeting. Several success stories from members kicked the meeting off with some interesting work being undertaken or recently completed. Petros reviewed the morning papers with an interesting topic regarding a local amateur dramatics group who shocked their audience so much by the realism of their performace. Good to see some local services are not being axed!

Some of the group followed with their 60 second commercials where members explain what they do, who they want to do business with or ask to be introduced to a certain individual, company or organisation that a fellow membe rmay know.

Another superb breakfast was enjoyed over further conversation  and the meeting resumed to conclude the 60 second slots.

A discussion ensued regarding the poition of the Chairman and Vice and that it was time for them both to step down and some new blood take the helm. Some of us thought this a long time ago! A vote will take place but 2 members put themselves forward for the roles, Alan varley and Sandra Mashiter and we wish them well in their new roles.

The meeting closed with AOB and some one-2-ones took place after the meeting.

Role on this weeks meeting, cant wait!

If you’d like to be involved in a dynamic business networking and support group then get in touch.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Bay Business Network announced

Following some membership changes within our group, we have now re-named ourselves the Bay Business Network.

The core focus of the group will remain the same; to drive business growth through referrals and to act as a business support group. Acting as a non-profit organisation however does mean that the cost of becoming involved with the Bay Business Network is significantly lower  compared to other business networking groups. Find out more on our membership page or contact us for more information.

The group will continue to meet at the Longlands Inn near Carnforth every Friday morning from 7.30, with breakfast usually served around 8.15am.

To protect members from competition within the group, membership is still restricted to 1 supplier per sector. However, the good news is there are various membership opportunities now available. These include:

  • Printer
  • Accountants
  • Conveyancing solicitor
  • Commercial insurance broker

More details about out meetings and membership can be found on our about page.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Who do you know who…

…is in business in the Lancaster or Kendal/South Lakes area that would like to gain more business via referral?

BRX Lancaster Lakes is a business networking group that meets every Friday morning to share recommendations, referrals and sales leads…and have a good breakfast!

We are currently looking for new businesses to join our group so if you’re interested in coming along to an informal breakfast networking meeting in between Lancaster and Kendal, why not contact BRX Lancaster Lakes today!

Current vacancies exist for…

  • Architect
  • Insurance broker
  • Estate Agent
  • Printer

…and any other business that isn’t already represented in the group.

To find out more, please contact us via our web contact form or call Julian Healy, our membership manager on 07876 191334.

Membership fees apply if you decide to join, but coming along to find out more will cost you an early start and nothing more! There’s no obligation and you are welcome to give out business cards and have a 5 minute slot to tell the group about your business.

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Helping our members to develop their businesses

BBN is all about networking to help group members get more sales leads through referrals and recommendations. But networking goes much deeper than simply passing names and numbers each week!

The BBN group met recently at one our of members place of business – Troffers Tea Room at Hagg End Farm in rural Cumbria.

Hagg End Farm is situated towards the Lake District end of the Dales Way, just a short distance from Windermere. Offering bed and breakfast, cups of tea and cakes to walkers, the farm also rears their own sheep, pigs and chickens producing a fantastic range of local produce.

Like many businesses in the current climate, Hagg End Farm faces a number of challenges – many of which are beyond their immediate control. For example, being located within the Lake District National Park, the farm is not allowed to encourage cars to the tea room, and with unpredicatable weather, the volume of walkers passing through the farm can fluctuate considerably.

So 8 members of the BBN networking group met at Hagg End Farm for a hearty breakfast and a “syngery session”. Basically, this was an opportunity for the farm owners to explain their current challenges to the group, and for the group members to make suggestions for overcoming those challenges.

The session was hugely productive with plenty of suggestions for Hagg End Farm to take their business forward, not to mention the superb home cooked breakfast!

So next time you go for a walk in the Lakes, why not stop at this fantastic Dales Way tea room and bed and breakfast?

The priceless support offered by such synergy sessions is just one benefit of joining the Lancaster/Lakes networking group. Why not find out more for yourself and come along to one of our breakfast networking meetings? We meet at the Longlands at Tewitfield near Carnforth every Friday morning. Simply contact BBN for more information, and find out more about business networking in Lancaster.

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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