Cirencester Breakfast - Business Network Meeting

Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, the Cirencester Breakfast business networking meeting allows you to grow your business in a flexible and relaxed way. Sterling Networks is built on a foundation of integrity, whereby businesses start conversations and develop trusted business relationships. The Cirencester Breakfast Group will help you to increase your connections in the local area with an experienced Group Leader to guide and nurture the team of members. As everyone knows, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ and our business networking meeting will help you make introductions as part of your referral marketing strategy.

Group Leader

Andy Cole

It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the Cirencester Breakfast business networking group. As the Group Leader and an experienced networker, I’m so proud of our team of members who work together to support each others’ businesses.

As we have a one seat policy at Cirencester Breakfast, conversations flow with ease at our fortnightly meetings. My business is Vinotopia Wine and I also run the Sterling Wine Club so injecting the fun into our meetings is always the name of the game, providing a proactive platform for conversations to start and referrals to be passed.


The energy in the meetings is very motivational and as the group has grown and become established, long lasting business relationships have developed too. Sterling Networks actively promotes 1 to 1 meetings outside the structured meeting, and that is where we really get to understand each other’s businesses. By finding out more about what skills and experiences we have, enables us to make the right introductions that can make a real difference to your business.

Whether you are an experienced business owner or are new to business and are trying networking for the very first time, you will find the Cirencester Breakfast networking group a valuable asset to your business.


Are you interested in finding out more? Pop along to our next meeting and you will be sure to receive a very warm welcome.

 

 

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Location

The Cirencester Breakfast meets every other Wednesday at Cirencester Golf Club, Cheltenham Road, Cirencester, GL7 7BH

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7.00am

Meeting begins with a tea, coffee, water or juice and 15 minutes informal networking.

7.15am

Breakfast

Traditional cooked breakfast, or depending on location a vegetarian option plus pastries or fruit.

7.30am

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. 

8.00am

Engine Room break

This is the crucial part of our meetings providing a great opportunity to connect and arrange 'one to one' appointments with businesses you would like to know more about. At the same time a chance to refill your drinks. 

8.15am

Member presentation

This is a great platform where members describe their business more fully. Provides an opportunity for the group to understand the nature and direction of your business. Brilliant for new projects and new ideas. Invaluable! 

8.30am

The ‘activity round’ comes next. This is when 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.  

8.45am

Meeting closes, but you’re welcome to stay on for extra networking and discussions.

FAQ

How many times can I visit?

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.

What does single seat category mean?

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. 

How much does it cost?

Your initial visit is just £15.60. Annual membership is £359.00 ex VAT and then it's £15.60 per meeting, paid by DD, to cover breakfast or lunch. 

What if my category is already taken?

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. 

Can I join more than one group?

Yes. Many of our members join more than one group. Sometimes a breakfast and lunchtime group in the same area.

Is there an application process?

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.