Darren has been at the heart of Worcester business networking for over ten years. Deputy leader is Neil Sysum and together they have built the leading business community in the area. Proud supporters of business and charitable events in Worcester the leadership team have a passion for supporting members to help them grow their business.
Darren is MD Worcester businesses, City Signs. City Signs provides bespoke signage, digital printing and vinyl graphics. Established in 1960 - they have over 50 years of sign making experience! CitySigns HQ have 2,700 sq ft premises at Ball Mill Top Business Park – home of the latest print technology. It boasts state-of-the-art printing equipment, a showroom, two digital print rooms, design studios, a clean application area and space to bring vehicles inside so they are never delayed by the weather.
Both Darren and Neil are huge supporters of and active participants in local charities.
"I'm proud to be the group leader of Sterling Worcester Warriors Group. Visit us to find out how our members can help you to grow your business" - Darren Wilkinsdarrenwilkins@citysigns.co.uk
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 Worcester Warriors agenda includes a full breakfast at Sixways Stadium, 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..