Welcome to The Stansted Business Breakfast

The Stansted Business Breakfast meets every other Friday at 7.00 a.m in the main restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted. And we’d like you to join us.

Most business networking clubs have a fixed membership with strict controls on who can join and who can visit. We’re different. We believe that leads can be passed on, connections can be made and deals can be struck as a result of unscheduled, one-off encounters.

Who you’ll meet
Stansted Business Breakfast was founded by a team of executives spanning a range of business sectors including consultancy, IT, marketing, security and professional trades & crafts. The core group meets every other Friday but our unique ‘open-door’ policy means you’re never quite sure who else you’re going to meet or what new business opportunities you’re going to discover!

You’re welcome!
Check this calendar for the date of our next get-together. There’s nothing to pay other than the cost of your breakfast, and there’s no need to book in advance. Just come to the main hotel reception desk and ask for Stansted Business Breakfast.


Speakers Dates for 2012

Next Meetings and Ten Minute Speakers:

17 February – Derren Bridge (DB Decor) – commercial floor and wall coverings
2 March – Jeff Slade (JBE Associates) – foreign exchange brokers
16 March – Joanne Phillips (Radisson Blu) – top hotel next to Stansted Airport
30 March – Bob Gray (Stortford Stationery) – office stationery and supplies
13 April – David Holme (Cartouche London) – printed communications
11 May – Eric Chorley (Guardhome Security) – security and CCTV
25 May – Steve Hayward (Eco Klean) – carpet restoration
8 June – Nigel Fisher (Computer Confidence) – bespoke CRM software
22 June – Rob Conroy  (ICON Business Solutions) – for improving your business



Stress-free SBB – no pressure networking in 2012

January 2012
When planning a home removal go to the experts, look up Bob Perry and seek his advice. Supported by family members, long serving staff and a fleet of traditionally liveried trucks, Perry Removals & Storage have been managing stress-free removals for sixty years.

Perry Removals on location

A Perry van removing another satisfied customer

Bob addressed the first SBB of 2012 and the audience were delighted to hear about the removal from Downing Street and other prestigious moves that his team have undertaken. Perry’s head office is in Dunmow but they also have more local outlets in Essex, Cambridge and Suffolk.

During the second breakfast meeting of 2012, Steve Daniels (Access To Profit) drew our attention to the article
During the second breakfast meeting of 2012, Steve Daniels (Access To Profit) drew our attention to the article ‘Cuts that leave your firm leaner and fitter’ featured in the Entrepreneur column of the Financial Times, January 14/15 2012, by Jonathan Moules. The article describes how companies are converting austerity drives into long-term benefits by deploying cost-reduction experts such as AccessTo Profit.

We also heard from Lyne Driscol about NLP communication systems and how we process information differently by a combination of audio, visual and kinesthetic receptors. By recognising which of these traits colleagues rely upon most to assimmilate information can help us communicate better with them. If you wish to learn more about NLP or just need a stress relieving session then contact Lyne direct via lynedriscoll.co.uk

We look forward to further 10 minute presentations in February from Derren Bridge and others.

SBB backs Save5 – Join and Be Proud


Visitors to Friday’s SBB included business promoter Riitta Soininen from citylocal Epping Forest, Lynn Bound MD of storage and logistics experts TASS Enterprises and Ian Westall representing data-storage provider Sentry42. We also welcomed the very brave and inspirational campaigner T. Sandeman-Charles.

In the ten minute slot “T” spoke about how her highly successful business career was curtailed having been diagnosed with a life threatening condition. She is now devoted to encouraging more organ donors and through her save5 campaign aims to recruit 10,000 extra organ donors. Learn more from the save5 website or follow save5lives on Twitter.

SBB dates in October feature Mitch Horner, Horner Office Solutions on the 28th but next up is Angie Rains from the Malins Group. All visitors are especially welcome, no pressure to join, just mix, join the fun and make valuable contacts.

SBB – flightpath to £millions

A fascinating insight by business guru David Owen into how he makes millionaires.

Choosing TenderAssist as a volunteer, David Owen presented an interactive demonstration of how to examine the business and understand the aspirations of the owner to identify the critical factors.

He went on to explain how these key factors are inter-related and what action should be taken to create a robust repeatable process.

This presentation prompted lively debate and several members were keen to air their views. David’s presentations are always very interesting, informative and inspiring. Learn more by visiting David Owen Associates.

Next up 02/09: Mark Arnold (CDRDA) – Architectural graphics and visualisations

SBB presents eventility.co.uk

11 June 2011
The SBB group were pleased to welcome Geoff Driver (Plumbing and Heating specialist), Nicola Grace (Grace Glass) and on-line marketing expert Paul Smith (eventility). Both Nicola and Paul have strong connections with SBB and it was great to catch up with them again.

Paul took the ten minute slot to introduce a new on-line platform to help organise and promote events. Eventility is a free organisational tool that deploys distribution partners to promote activities through the Web. If your are a football coach organising training session and fixtures or a fundraiser participating in a charity event eventility will help widen your appeal.

Look them up on Twitter @eventility or  facebook eventility.

In our next meeting 24 June Rob Conroy (Icon) will brief us about more succesful business strategies.

Whose following SBB?

Look whose following us on Twitter! SBB members StationeryBob, Monk Essex and cartouchelondon help keep the content on this page ticking over by announcements on Twitter. You can see that these tweets and other feeds in the margins are regularly updated.

However, we could benefit from more members participating and more frequent tweets. Take StationeryBob for example, who regularly beats the competition’s prices for replacement cartridges and office supplies. When Bob announces his latest offer to his 79 followers, he also benefits from a feed to this page – reaching you and our legions of readers. Furthermore, being a member, Bob’s message gets amplified by re-tweeting to SBB’s 100+ followers.

Who is likely to receive Bob’s tweets? For a start Bob can broadcast his message to reach buyers in Cheshire through CreweNantwich, Cambridge via TrinityBNI, Colchester(ColchCirclemag and Coolcolchester), Harlow (PINGHarlow and harlowchamber), Braintree District Council, essex_business, Loughton through 4NLoughton and London (londonchamber). Whats more, other SBB followers, predominantly local businesses also get the message.

We are looking forward to the day that Bob takes his first order as a direct result of our social network and hopefully that day is close. In fact, as you read this blog you just may be reminded that your printer cartridge is low or you need more paper or a new desk, if so tweet StationeryBob for a quote!

In the meantime, you can join us for business breakfasts at our future meetings. No pressure to join just test the atmosphere and see if it suits.

SBB – Secure by Design

The next SBB meeting 15 April will be the first of the next 6 meeting cycle. So if you are keen to join our popular networking group, Now is the time for action! Contact Eric Chorley (Guardhome) or David Hatmil (Tender Assist) for more details.

Visitors wishing to promote their businesses will find SBB members engaged, accommodating and willing to offer helpful advice on a range of business issues. So if you are considering the benefits of local networking why not try visiting our next breakfast? Just £12!

Attendees can look forward to home security expert Eric Chorley demonstrating the very latest Wi-Fi technologies to keep your family, home and office safe from unwanted intrusion.

The SBB Golf day at Warley Park, Brentwood will take place 12th May 2011, contact Lisa Symons (Abbey Antiques) for details.

NB Mike Symonds latest travel blog accessed via http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/mikeanddyana/1/1301436403/tpod.html

SBB – more business connections

When visitors join us they help generate an extra buzz and Friday’s (20/08) SBB breakfast was no exception. Representatives from seven local businesses joined regulars to introduce their companies, swap business cards and develop new relationships.

Property solicitor Danielle Lane presented Bains Cohen, Paul Turner of Ladybird Communications introduced new generation telephone systems and FOREX consultant Jeff Slade explained the benefits of jbe associates for foreign transactions.

We also heard from business coach, Nick Ruddle (action coach), promotional gift specialist Maxine Churchman from Monk Marketing, SEO specialist David Viniker and Ian Hudson from local copier and printer Copyzone.

In the minute presentations, Chairman, David Hatmil announced his new venture, Tender Assist aimed at helping organisations compete for public sector tendering. Services include preparation for OJEU tendering, accreditations, completing the PQQ questionnaire, completing the ITT documentation and presentations.

During her 10-minute presentation, Sue Ellen described how she had helped a range of local companies expand their customer base by scheduling sales appointments and conducting telephone surveys. Assignments have included canvassing polls of listeners for two local radio stations. For more information, contact Sue Ellen at DMS.


SBB Twitter new followers: Amanda Hill, social media | NationwideBiz, businesses for sale | Ian_McCulloch, best of Bishop’ s Storford | MonkEssex, promotional gifts. Now following: Leisurebreaks | CopyzoneLimited | maandco | wearemulberry | AdamBFernandes | Nigel_Cook | paulahine | Amanda_Hill | janemalyon | and FSBEssex.

Next meeting, 3rd September. Clay pigeon shoot, 4th September.

Deal of the week – 750g Nescafe £19.99