Cheltenham Lunch - Business Network Meeting
Hello, I’m Ian Woodley, and the proud leader of Sterling Cheltenham Lunch. Our diverse group meets every other Wednesday for a relaxed lunch, inspiring conversation, and new opportunities.
As well as group leader I hold the graphic design seat at Cheltenham Lunch, and as an experienced Creative Director I’ve helped my clients over the past 25 years to growth their businesses through effective, creative and thoughtful design. From printed literature to display, motion graphics and interactive digital design – we like to think a little differently about how you can ‘tell your story’ to your customers.
Sterling Networks is a fabulous community of like-minded business professionals, keen to support each other, start conversations and give valuable introductions. Visit us for a warm welcome, and find out how our members can help you grow your business.
Outside work, I enjoy road cycling, tennis and travel.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
The Cheltenham Lunch meeting is held held every other Wednesday Lunchtime at the Jurys Inn in Cheltenham just off the Golden Valley.
Jurrys Inn Cheltenham, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 0TS
Meeting begins with a tea, coffee, water or juice and 15 minutes’ informal networking.
Traditional cooked lunch, or depending on location, a vegetarian option and buffet
60-second round. This is an opportunity for each member and guest to introduce themselves and their business, defining the kinds of referrals and any particular introductions they currently seek.
Engine Room break
This is the crucial part of our meetings and a great opportunity to connect and arrange your 'one to one' appointments with businesses you would like to know more about. At the same time a chance to refill your drinks.
A great platform, where members describe their business more fully. Privides an opportunity for the group to understand the nature and direction of your business. Brilliant for new projects and new ideas. Invaluable!
The ‘activity round’ comes next. Members and guests are invited to summarise referrals made and received, give thanks to other members and guests, describe any ‘one-to-one’ meetings held outside the breakfast meeting and share any latest news.
Meeting closes, but you’re welcome to stay on for extra networking and discussions.
We encourage you to attend at least twice to make sure that Sterling is right for you. You can visit more than one group following your first visit - all we ask is you call Sterling HQ to check that there is no clash of industry category.
Single seat category means that we only allow one person from each industry sector in each group. In some groups, professionals from similar industries collaborate and gain mutual benefit.
Your initial visit is just £15.60. Annual membership is £329.00 ex VAT and then it's £15.60 per meeting, paid by DD, to cover breakfast or lunch.
There may be other Sterling groups in your area that have your industry category available and do speak to the group leader or Sterling HQ. Often businesses can collaborate even when they may, on first sight, seem to be in the same industry.
Yes. Many of our members join more than one group. Sometimes a breakfast and lunchtime group in the same area.
Yes. Each application is carefully considered by Sterling HQ and our local group leader. We like to make sure there are no competitive clashes and that every member is going fit well with the group.