March 2015 Visitor Day

BNI Business Networking Meeting Visitors' Day March 2015

On March 4th 2015 we welcomed several new faces to Loch Fyne for a taste of Reading's only lunchtime weekly business networking meeting.

Thanks to Our Wonderful Visitors

A big thank you to all of the following for coming along to tell us about their businesses

Visitors are the life blood of a BNI group because meeting new people creates opportunities for us all to do business - not just buying and selling but also working in partnership or by association. We welcome eligible visitors every week but sometimes we make a special effoirt to bring in new people to see what we do every Wednesday lunchtime.

Listed in alphabetical order

Annette Carswell, John Charles Property Investments
Annette wants to speak to financial advisers and individuals who want to find out more about making the most of their pension pot by investing it in property.
Matthew Devonport, Osteopath, Reading
Matthew would be interested in talking to businesses based in Green Park so he can show them the productivity benefits of chair massage. He makes home and office visits anywhere in a 10 mile radius of Earley.
Shakela Edwards, Photographer, Reading
Shakela photographs subjects of all kinds, in particular children and commercial portraits but also some fashion, ads and professional sports clients.
Julie Genney, Life Coach, Reading
Julia works with working parents and in the education sector, helping people to achieve a better work/life balance through coaching and support.
Martyn Halstead, Lexus, Reading
If you drive a Mercedes, BMW or Audi, let Martyn have 20 minutes of your time to show you how Lexus can save you money.
Hemma Mason, Photographer, Bracknell
Hemma not only does wedding and commercial photography but also has a sideline in boudoir photography, which her website describes as "a celebration of the beauty, elegance and power of women"
Helen Noakes, Nutrionist, Reading
Helen is a qualified nutritionist from Reading who helps people lose weight through educating and coaching.
John Palmer, Photographer, Reading
Now almost 80 years old, John can't give up his passion for fine art portrait photography. He's taken 5,000 portraits in the last 30 years and his son now runs the business.
Mary Stamp, HR Consultancy, Reading
Mary has been in business for six years, looking after all aspects of HR for small to medium sized businesses in Berkshire.
Claire Thompson, Public Relations, Reading
Claire helps companies to get their message out to the media and the public or, to use her own words: "I take your passion and turn it into something that matters to the outside world".

Click the names to visit their websites, make contact and do some business in or around Reading!

When did you last buy flowers?

Paul Sampson of Green Parlour gave a ten minute talk at the meeting about Green Parlour florists in Pangbourne.

He gave us a list of possible reasons to purchase flowers, including:

Say sorry for a mistake
Say "thank you for the business"
Add a touch of class a reception area, salon, shop, front desk or window display

and many more.


Lucky winner Jon Ewing (left) took away the door prize of a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Green Parlour, presented by Paul Sampson (right)

Green Parlour bouquet

February's Notable Networker

Very special congratulations to business coach Steve Wells of AIM to Succeed, who was busy promoting all our businesses by inviting visitors and passing an impressive seven business referrals to fellow members in February. He was presented with a framed certificate by Chapter Director Hayley Oughton for his invaluable contribution to BNI Reading Oracle.



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