Tom leads the Sterling Stroud Group with humour, professionalism and commitment to ensuring both members and visitors get the best out of every meeting. A member of Sterling Networking Groups for over three years, Tom understands networking and how it can to help you to make the contacts and generate the referrals you need.
Tom holds the accountant seat in the Stroud Group and has been ACCA qualified for 17 years. He works with clients that include a self employed local electrician to limited companies turning over a couple of million pounds. With a repuation as an accountant that takes an interest in all aspects of client's business, Tom ensures that he helps clients to achieve their ambitions.
A keen Gloucester Rugby fan and with an interest in the outdoors, especially running! Tom is really well connected throughout the county.
"We have a lively and really interesting group in Stroud. Visit us to help start your business day with renewed enthusiasm, new connections and new referrals" - Tomtom@askabaqus.com
The Sterling Stroud Networking format provides a structured agenda that is facilitated by a group leader who ensures every member gets great value from the meeting. The agenda includes a full breakfast at The Hill in Stroud, an opportunity to introduce your business, an open networking break 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..