More than 60 local businesses have now been to a Balsall Business Club networking meeting.
Members range from sole traders working from home in the village to representatives of larger firms based in the area.
The next meeting will be on Friday 20 November at 7.30am. The guest speaker will be Jill Bowman of On Target Training. Ahead of December’s speed networking session, Jill will help us to create a perfect elevator pitch, ideal for explaining our businesses in one minute or less. Please, please sign up via this link so we can order enough breakfast.
The group usually meets on the third Friday of each month for breakfast at the British Legion. Each attendee gets to introduce themselves to the group and there is a guest speaker. Members offer discounts to other members and have really helped each other’s businesses grow and develop by providing advice, information, support, and referrals.
December’s meeting will follow a slightly different format. It will be an evening meeting, again at the British Legion, with speed networking and mince pies and mulled wine. It will be a great opportunity to meet other local business people.
Please arrive around 6.45pm. The speed networking session will start at 7.15pm, once it’s is underway latecomers won’t be able to join in, although you can still have your mince pie and mulled wine! The cost is £5 payable on the night, again please sign up if you’d like to come along.
If you’d like to know more about attending or joining please contact Claire Turner on 07999 696131 or email
The Balsall Business Club is growing month by month. There are new recruits at each meeting, and business is starting to flow between members.
If your business covers Balsall Common why not join them? They meet on the third Friday of every month, and for £5 you get the chance to network with other local businesses and some breakfast. The next meeting is on Friday 20 February, to reserve your place, please book via Eventbrite. All you need to bring are some business cards.
Everyone gets one minute to speak about their business, and each month there is a guest speaker who gets a longer slot. Caroline Spelman is booked in as a future speaker.
Thanks to Richard Julian of Future Colour, the group now has a professional looking logo and leaflets.
Sandy Ameer-Beg of Balsall Common based Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy has been named as Best Sole Trader at the Equity Release Awards for the second year in a row. This is a national award with winners selected via an industry-based nominations process.
The award follows hot on the heels of Sandy being recognised in the Times newspaper thanks to positive reviews from clients on vouchedfor.co.uk.
Sandy explained “My priority is meeting the individual needs of my customers, and it is great to be recognised for this. Making the right financial decisions can have life-long benefits. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences. It is difficult to know who to trust with your money and that is why independent reviews are so important.”
Reviews like this one from Jayne:
“Sandy has provided me with mortgage advice on several occasions and has always been professional, transparent and efficient. Her advice has been invaluable especially in relation to mortgage protection. After being diagnosed with cancer I was given support at a difficult time and Sandy’s advice paid off and enabled me to have a secure financial future when I needed it.”
Sandy achieved Top Rated status as a result of having over 15 positive client reviews on VouchedFor.co.uk, the independent website which helps people to find a trusted Mortgage Adviser, Independent Financial Adviser or Solicitor. VouchedFor.co.uk is free and easy to use. Visitors search for advisers based on location and services provided. Advisers are then listed based on client reviews giving those seeking advice confidence the adviser can be trusted.
Sandy and Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy are keen supporters of events in the village including the school summer fair. She helped with a pancake charity event in February with funds going to a local charity, raises funds for the Brain Tumour charity and is official sponsor of Solihull Indoor Bowls Club.
Are you in business in Balsall Common? Does your business serve Balsall Common? Do you want to meet other local businesses to share ideas, make contacts, and find out more about opportunities in the area?
If you do, please join a group of local people for monthly informal networking meetings at the British Legion Club, on Station Road, Balsall Common. No need to bring anything other than your business cards
Our next meeting is Friday 21 November 7.30am – 9am. The cost is £5.00. Please book in advance, so we know how much breakfast to order, on Eventbrite, then pay on the day. If you can’t make the meeting but want to keep up to date please join our LinkedIn group
December’s meet up will be a Christmas lunch.
For more information contact Claire Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 07999 696131 or Jill Bowman email@example.com
or 07931 959533
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