The Uttoxeter Business Network was set up a year ago to provide networking opportunities for businesses from Uttoxeter and the surrounding area. Networking is a valuable way of promoting a business, raising brand awareness and building long term relationships which are mutually beneficial. The group meets fortnightly on Tuesday mornings at Heath House Conference Centre in Uttoxeter.
Photograph: Sue Cliff from Proactive Assistants gives a 1-minute overview of her business
The group was formed by four people: Richard Carty, who heads up the mentoring programme for Staffordshire chambers of commerce, Sue Cliff from Proactive Assistants who offers on-site and virtual business support, Peter Gregory from Asentiv, who creates communities of like-minded entrepreneurs generating amazing businesses and lifestyles and Emma Northam from Heath House Conference Centre and Business Hub in Uttoxeter.
Photograph: Richard Carty Mentoring Program Manager: Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce & Industry Ltd
“It has been an incredible year for the network and we are delighted that the group has grown so quickly. The commitment and support from local businesses is tremendous. Thanks to the members, this is a welcoming, vibrant and supportive group.”
The meeting is chaired by Richard Carty who is the Mentoring Program Manager at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce & Industry Ltd
“Richards involvement has been hugely beneficial and has enabled members of the network group to access the fully funded mentoring programme which is open to all small and medium sized businesses in Staffordshire”
Amongst those attending were: Chris Griffin Trakto Creative Design, Amanda Langsford Accessible Family Law, Sarah Vuckovic Ad Gifts Online, Peter Gregory Asentiv referral marketing coach, Ben Nelson Bens Books, Diana Gudgeon Blush and Bloom, Donna Hames Carisma Wills, Keith Barnes Electric Spider, Lorraine Holden Forever Living, Karen Kirby: greenshoot HR, Emma Northam: Heath House Conference Centre, Karen Stevens Kibblestone International Scout Campsite, Richard Carty Mentoring Program Manager: Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce & Industry Ltd, Timothy Rees Midweb Services, Martin White PC fixed, Sue Cliff Proactive Assistants Limited, Kevin Goodall Sheldon Flanders Financial Services, Lin Phillips Stafford Publishers, Chris Belyavin The Donna Louise, Laura Macfarlane Utility Warehouse Discount Club, Robert Brown WPA Healthcare Practice, Claire Woodroffe Pillow Property Partners Ltd, Chris Albutt Guest WiFi Hotspot, David Alexander Alexander Accountancy, Suzanne Petrie Paragon Skills, Leigh Silcock FRM Consultancy LTD
Chris Belyavin from the Donna Louise Hospice: Announcing a unique, limited edition, gin being sold in aid of The Donna Louise Hospice containing a range of botanicals including coconut, hibiscus, vanilla and pink grapefruit.
Robert Brown WPA Healthcare Practice (left) talking to David Alexander Alexander Accountancy (right)
David gave an insightful workshop about the power of vision and business planning.
Suzanne Petrie Paragon Skills talking to Diana Gudgeon Blush and Bloom
Laura Macfarlane Utility Warehouse Discount Club giving an update on the latest information about her business
Chris Griffin Trakto Creative Design unveiling the latest work for Kibblestone International Scout Campsite
Karen Kirby from greenshoot HR and Martin White from PC fixed talking with Kevin Goodall Sheldon from Flanders Financial Services and David Alexander from Alexander Accountancy
Claire Woodroffe Pillow Property Partners Ltd (Left), Lin Phillips Stafford Publishers (Middle) Laura Macfarlane Utility Warehouse Discount Club (Right),
The Uttoxeter Business Network meets on a Tuesday morning at 7:15am at Heath House Conference Centre and Business Hub in Uttoxeter. Meetings are arranged fortnightly and a full list of dates is available on the Heath House Conference Centre website