Swindon Breakfast - Business Network Meeting

Group Leader

Fran Coulter

Hello, I'm Fran and I am the group leader for Swindon breakfast and would love to see you at our Swindon meeting! This is wonderful business enviroment for our breakfast meeting hosted at Jurys Inn. Our aim is to ensure that both members and visitors get as much as possible out of our breakfast meetings, by making new contacts and generating referrals.

As well as group leader, I hold the financial adviser seat and run FRC Financial Planning, offering advice to help people on the journey to achieving their financial goals. I have a holistic approach and cover all areas of the financial world including pensions, investments, protection, mortgages and insurance. I have been in the industry for five years, having worked previously at St. James’s Place head office in Cirencester, before starting my own business advising my clients across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the South West.

"We have a great group in Swindon, covering a wide range of different business areas, with everyone so supportive in helping to grow each other’s businesses.  If you would like to find out more, pop me an email or even better, come along and visit us for breakfast!" - Fran

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Location

The Swindon Breakfast meeting is held every other Thursday at Jurys Inn, Fleming Way, Swindon SN1 2NG.

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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.

7:25am

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. 

8.10am

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! 

8:25am

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 £329.00 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.