The Network Works
The Calverley Business Network celebrated its 1st year anniversary at it October meeting with over 25 people attending, there was standing room only.
Founder of the network Zandra Moore said “We are proud of the success of our local business network which has grown above and beyond what we had expected”.
The success of the network has been attributed to its informal and relaxed atmosphere, the network is free to join and members can drop in at any of the monthly meetings held at The New Inn in Calverley on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Network Works
In celebration of the networks first anniversary we have decided to share some of the stories of how the network is working for its members.
“I have had 4 tasty evening meals at Deeva, 3 trips to Claytons Automotive to fix our cars, 2 six foot banners produced for our business from printing.com, 2 dodgy lawnmowers fixed by the Tool Doctor and one fab new bathroom being installed shortly by the Yorkshire Kitchen Company, the network really works” Helen West from RedVoice.
“We have had all our restaurants marketing literature produced by Printing.com and our employment contracts are being written by Red Elephant HR and we are delighted to be hosting the Calverley Business Network Christmas party at Deeva in December.” Zulfi Hussain from Deeva
“Whether its business cards from Printing.com, advice from Thornhill financial services or a catch up on the local news down at Calverley Fish Shop. The network is supporting both my business and personal needs, supporting the local economy over a glass of wine, that’s my kind of networking” Zandra Moore from Salescake
“ Running a business and generating new customers is never easy, with the amount of competition we have in the motor trade be it from Fast Fits or Main Dealers, gaining the opportunity to speak to a potential new customer is vital in the hard times we are facing today. As an independent garage CBN gives us just that, we are able put ourselves across as a real alternative to the multi nationals with massive marketing budgets, we can to speak to people local to our business on a one to one basis and generate a bond whilst building up a trust with people before they even visit our premises. Not only that we gain valued business contacts along the way from all walks of life, in turn generating business for each other. Word of mouth is by far the greatest marketing tool available, add that to the fun and informal way things are run by volunteers at no cost to CBN members and you have a great business mix, long may it continue!” James Clayton from Claytons MOT