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Contact: jackieofhearts
Address: Funtington Down House, Hares Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9DL
T: 01243 575247
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We do not just have a huge catalogue full of "standard" promotional items. We LISTEN to our clients and suggest the most appropriate items to meet their…

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Our meeting format is a winner

If you didn't already know that the informal and fun atmpsphere at our monthly meetings is effective for business then read this testimonial from someone new to the network.

"Just a quick update on the effectiveness of your First Friday network.

After attending our first meeting at Chichester back in December, my Co Director and I have spread our agents across other venues, and now attend Friday meetings in Arundel, Portsmouth, Guildford, and Haywards Heath. We are also looking to have representation at the Horsham meet in the near future. On top, we also have regular attendance at the 'Second Friday' group in Romsey .

We have found the format very positive, with everyone having the opportunity to mingle and discuss their own businesses in a relaxed way, rather than in a limited formal timescale. This has resulted in us gaining a number of potential new clients and securing quality business on the back of this.

Thanks again Steve and look forward to seeing you at future Fridays events."

Kind Regards


Steve Rackett
Director
Eden Group

Book now for the first Golf OPEN Breakfast

The first Golf OPEN is on Friday 27th April at Chichester Golf Club, Hunston (Cathedral Course). You do not need to play golf to have breakfast and network!

Format for the day is meet at 7:30am with informal networking and breakfast until 9:00am. The first tee time will be around 9:30 with the prize presentations from our sponsors and more networking to follow later in the morning.

Handicaps will be limited to 24 for men and 28 for ladies. For non golfers or those looking to improve their game, Tony Westwood of Westwood Golf Academy, will be hosting an hour long group coaching session.

Further details can be found here. Simply click on the ‘Register Now’ button. Alternatively you can email either graham@wilsondesign.uk.com or steve@firstfriday-network.co.uk to book your place.

Golf networking, business networking, Chichester

Tunbridge Wells - New venue and organisers - 4th May

We have a new organiser James Neeter from Knibbs, an established IT & Telecoms Solution company, the venue for networking is the wonderful, centrally located Wells Kitchen and Bar Kitsch.

First meeting will be Friday 4th May 2012. We expect between 20-40 business people to attend.

If you understand the value of face to face networking - come along - if you haven't yet experienced it - come along - its informal, friendly and people do business!

There is no prior booking, no registration, no fees and no pressure!

Please pass this on to anyone who you feel will benefit from our great networking group.

Everybody is welcome! Just buy your own drinks and food.

Bring plenty of business cards and promotional material and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this unstructured networking group.

The Wells Kitchen and Bar Kitsch 
2-6 Newton Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN11RU

Eco Technology Show & SMART Business Conference

Complimentary Tickets to The Eco Technology Show, Amex Stadium, Brighton, 15th & 16th June

The Eco Technology Show is a national showcase of the latest technologies which perform a crucial role in protecting the environment and making our daily business and home lives more efficient.

Technology integrates into every facet of modern life from buildings to energy to home to transport and to lifestyle. Utilising eco technology has the additional benefits of minimising waste, saving energy, reducing environmental impact and not to mention saving you money.

The Eco Technology Show is designed to create a space where you can be inspired by new ideas and technologies, grow your business and knowledge, connect with industry experts, learn new practical skills and innovate!

Over 100 exhibitors will form the shows different zones, which include: Eco Build, Design, Business, Energy, Transport, Home, and Lifestyle. Highlighting ways in which businesses, public sector and the general public can achieve a more efficient and sustainable way forward.

At the Eco Technology Show you can:

• Be inspired by new ideas
• Source all the latest products
• Attend free workshops and talks
• Interactive zones, cafes and bars
• Connect with the experts
• Experience new technologies
• Plus lots more

To find out more about the event and register for your Complimentary ticket simply go to the ETS website www.ecotechnologyshow.co.uk and enter this code: FF135


Smart Business Conference

Book now and save £50! Early Bird Discount only £99 till the end of April!

Co-located at the Eco Technology Show at the Amex Stadium Brighton on the 15th June 2012, Smart Business is a one day conference for private and public sector leaders.

Showcasing opportunities to create business value in a resource constrained environment, and highlighting how integration of technology into Cities enables sustainability, well-being and economic development.

Providing the context for sustainable growth opportunities and presenting case studies of Smart City and Smart Business initiatives. This will equip you with the ideas, information and contacts to deliver solutions in your own organisations.

We are delighted to be able to confirm the following guest speakers:

Greg Barker MP Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change
Caroline Lucas Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion
Norman Baker MP Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 'economic growth in a resource constrained world?'
Jo Confino Executive Editor of the Guardian and chairman of Guardian Sustainable Business
Jen Hawes-Hewitt Global Manager, Intelligent Cities, Accenture on the Smart opportunity
Ian Abbott-Donnelly European CTO Smarter Cities at IBM on case studies of urban growth
Geoff Raw Strategic Director Place, Brighton & Hove City Council on Inward Investment
Ben Earl Environmental Affairs Manager at B&Q on sustainability boosting your business
David Green, Eco-Island Partnership, IoW on integrating business, community, IT & energy
Colin Calder MD Passiv Systems on The opportunity for innovative software to advance
Kelly Grainger Sustainability Manager Interface Flor on Smart Business: Understanding how selling a service has increased profitability
Mike Herd, Executive Director, Sussex Innovation Centre on funding for innovation and start-ups
Claire Jones, Head of Procurement Strategy, B&HCC on 'competitive edge in public sector procurement'
Abigail Dombey, Energy Manager, University of Brighton on cost saving energy initiative
Daren Howarth, Managing Director, C Level on team building through CO2 reduction
More speakers to be confirmed!

Other sessions featuring:
• Brighton & Hove Inward Investment Prospectus
• Further procurement opportunities for SMEs
• Funding from Carbon Trust, Energy Saving Trust, Technology Strategy Board
• 'Smart ROI' case studies on large businesses benefitting from sustainable growth

Benefits of attending:
• Be inspired by organisations and Cities that are creating opportunities for sustainable growth.
• Learn about new technologies, business models, partnerships, policy & incentives.
• Connect with peers and fellow thought leaders across the public & private sector to facilitate longer term collaboration.
• Hear ideas to grow your business by reducing waste, saving costs, improving productivity and developing new products & markets.
• Discover innovative technology solutions for Cities plus options to make business more efficient, profitable and sustainable. Leave with ideas to apply to your organisation.• Understand how other Cities are adapting to growing populations and diminishing resources by intelligent application of Information & Communications Technology.

Register now and pay just £99! To save £50 go to www.smartbusinessconference.co.uk

Local Networking with Local Businesses

In this age of concern with “carbon footprint” and “localism” what better way to find suppliers and clients than attending networking groups locally?

Business networking is not an opportunity to hard sell though; if you approach networking with the intent to do nothing more than sell to the people in the room, you will almost certainly go away disappointed. Networking is about building longterm contacts and friendships. It is said that up to 70 per cent of business is done by word of mouth referral these days – so attend as many network events as you can!

There are many ways to network, from annual membership and lock-outs to free to attend and drop-ins. Many of the groups are run on a franchise basis and if you are the local organiser it can provide you with great opportunities to market your company to a wide network of local businesses.

You will find that most attendees at these events come from SMEs, however, you should never think that you are only promoting yourself to the person in the room. You never know to whom they are connected – it is very often this third party referral that is the most valuable contact.

To get the most out of your networking try to find events where you feel comfortable; you will be more relaxed and more likely to create positive contacts. If you find yourself standing alone, look for a friendly face or a group of people you can join. Everyone is open to be approached at these events so don’t feel shy.

Find a group to suit your personality and your needs try: http://www.firstfriday-network.co.uk, www.4networking.co.uk, http://www.bni-festival.co.uk, www.business-scene.com. There are also several networks targeted at women only such as http://www.scene4women.co.uk, www.mumpreneuruk.com, http://www.agoodgossip.co.uk, www.theathenanetwork.com.

This article appeared in the Chichester Chamber newsletter.