Swindon Lunch - Business Network Meeting

Group Leader

Michelle Tye

Michelle is the Group Leader for the Sterling Swindon Lunch Group and understands the importance of Networking. She is a director of Sampson Lyon Services, that provides services to many clients around the UK from small family run businesses to national organisations that are looking to improve services and increase revenue, or are implementing a change programme.

As with all Sterling events, Michelle ensures that every member and visitor gets a warm Sterling welcome, feels included and gets the very best experience from every meeting, which helps to generate referalls,utilising the very best protocal and above all acting with integrity, which is the core value of Sterling Networks.

Our Swindon lunch group meets every two weeks on every other Wednesday, providing an excellent opportunity for you to have a professional yet relaxed lunch, great conversation and access to a wide range of referral partners.

We would love to have the opportunity to greet and meet you, and show you personally what Sterling has to offer, so come along and meet other like-minded business owners also wanting to network and collaborate to grow their business, and be assured of a warm Sterling welcome.

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Location

The Swindon Lunch meeting is held at Jury's Inn, Fleming Way, Swindon, SN1 2NG

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12:00pm

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

12:10pm

Lunch

Traditional cooked lunch, or depending on location, a vegetarian option and buffet 

12:30pm

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. 

1:10pm

Engine Room break

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

1:20pm

Member presentation

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

1:35pm

The ‘activity round’ comes next. 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.  

2:00pm

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.