Hello, I'm Richard Turnbull and the proud leader of the Cheltenham Central Group - the very first group established by Sterling! We meet a great venue with easy access and have a wide range of members who always impress me with their enthusiasm, support for each other and the number of referrals shared.
As well as leading the group, as a qualified financial adviser, I hold the IFA seat and benefit from regular referrals to my own business. Outside work I enjoy keeping active physically & mentally with personal training and regular quizzing. You may even see me on certain TV quiz programmes!
I look forward to meeting you firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sterling format provides a structured agenda that is facilitated by a group leader who ensures every member gets great value from the meeting. The Cheltenham Central agenda includes a full breakfast , an opportunity to introduce your business, an open networking break where we encourage 1-2-1's to be arranged and a member showcase.
Meeting begins with a tea, coffee, water or juice and 15 minutes’ informal networking.
Breakfast: Traditional cooked breakfast, or depending on location a vegetarian option plus pastries or fruit.
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 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.
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!
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.
Meeting closes, but you’re welcome to stay on for extra networking and discussions..