Ian Bold ‘Head of Sales’ at Aqueous Digital
Ian is the type of business leader and professional that you evolve in to following a career in sports.
After his release from a major league club in his late teens Ian focused on business but still played part-time professional football throughout the Northwest.
His business goals are very specific and measurable – ‘To be a £1 million turnover agency by Oct 2018. Being considered the ‘Search Specialists’ of choice for both employees and customers alike’.
Ian earned his stripes working for some huge companies like Auto Trader, Yell, Konica Minolta and ADT, which may explain why he has such a strong vision of what he can achieve.
His passion and drive was all so evident during our meeting. He went on to say, ‘We believe digital marketing should be strategic, long-term, coordinated and, of course, very productive. It should also be built on sound, ethical practice, creating real, honest, organic growth in your company’s digital footprint and impact.’
Ian also shared his wicked sense of humour. The type of humour honed by training ground and changing room barracking and banter. The sort of environment which will make or break you – he’s not only survived but continues to flourish.
Another side to Ian is his charitable giving. I addition to support CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). Ian has pledged his and his companies support to John Galloway’s Speed of sight Charity http://speedofsight.org
Ian has adopted and practices the idiom of ‘Givers Gain’. Immediately following our business meeting Ian introduced me to two of his most trusted business connections, for which I am both grateful and appreciative.
His strategy of helping as many people as he can to achieve their goals will ensure his own success.
Give Ian a call and have a chat over beer or coffee and see where it leads to. I’m certainly glad I did!
Ian Bold 0800 285 1424 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.aqueous-digital.co.uk
Ben Nuttall Director at NPS Electrical Ltd.
One of the first things that you notice about Ben is his courteousness and gently manner.
Ben seemed genuinely interested in me as a person and as well as my business activities.
We settled in to our business meeting and Ben began to tell me about NPS solar. NPS Solar grew out of the company NPS Electrical.
It immediately became apparent his passion for renewable energy from an ecological view point.
‘As an established and successful electrical contracting company we recognised the necessity for all of us to look into more sustainable ways to find and fund our electrical needs, both from an economic and environmental sense’ Ben said.
I sense that when he refers to ‘us’ he means ‘you and I’ and not just NPS.
Testimonials on Ben’s website record how many children have been educated about renewable energy as a direct result of NPS installations!
Make time to schedule a business meeting with Ben, you’ll not be disappointed, if he can help you in any way, I believe he will.
Thank you Ben for taking the time to have this business meeting Ben, I really appreciate it.
Contact Ben NPS Solar, 121 Castleton Road, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6UP 0161 961 9669 http://www.nps-solar.co.uk/
Paul Delmonte is a Business Development Manager at Affirmative Finance and a Member of BNI Pioneers.
Affirmative Finance are a Bridging and Development Lender.
‘’In short we help you finance your property projects. We’re regulated by the FCA and are experts in providing development funding to first time and experienced developers. I guess that our niche is that we will work with inexperienced developers and across the border into Scotland’’.
However, over coffee, Paul also shared with me some of his extracurricular activities. In addition to the usual male activities – Football, beer, gym etc. Pauls Volunteers as a ‘buddy’ to someone he now views as a ‘best mate’. Growing up with a family member who has had a lifetime of supported living, I have nothing less than total respect and admiration for Paul and all the other people worldwide engaged in supporting less abled people.
Give Paul a call and have a 121, He’ll put a smile on your face, guaranteed!
Paul Delmonte 07876 880888 Paul.Delmonte@affirmative.co.uk
Gill Maitland, group sales manager, is very excited about the prospect of growing this event to the mutual benefit of all who attend.
Owned and designed by Eamonn and Sally O’Loughlin, the King Street Townhouse is one of four in the Eclectic Hotel Collection within Manchester.
King Street Townhouse, a baby grand hotel and impressive Italian renaissance building, makes an ideal home for city centre professionals serious about networking.
Gill was on hand to ensure that the lunch time event proceeded as planned. In addition to a purpose meeting room the Town house also boasts breakout areas and a ‘South facing terrace’ idea for those all-important 121s!
Gill commented ‘this is an ideal location for a face-to-face networking event that creates lasting impressions in the minds of people you meet. We encourage everyone who attends to invite their potential clients – and it works a treat.
If you would like to attend one of the visitor days message gmaitland@eclectichotels,com – 07872691870
FRIDAY 10:00am – 12:00pm
Jon Clements Chartered B2B PR
Are you a business owner that would like to change the form of your business for the better through great stories, aka PR?
Then Jon Clements of Metamorphic PR is the man for you.
I was fascinating to learn that Jon and I shared so many similar interests. One of our great passions is playing musical instruments.
AS part of our respective ‘networking plan’ for business growth and personal development, with the objective of becoming more effective at generating referrals, Jon and I agreed to meet.
Jon is a Chartered B2B PR, content marketing and corporate communications consultant with 20 years’PR agency experience. He is Manchester based and founded is business Metamorphic PR.
His sector specialisms include B2B PR, content marketing and corporate communications for companies and professional member organisations in insurance, e-commerce, professional learning and development, building and construction, television production, health and safety, financial services, commercial motor, petrochemical and chemical industries, engineering, manufacturing, business and technology.
Jon has worked with national blue chip companies who have a presence in the northwest such as AXELOS, XCellR8, UK General Insurance, Zurich Insurance, My Parcel Delivery, Aviva, RAC, Cunningham Lindsey, the Chartered Insurance Institute, Shell, Tata Chemicals Europe and Hertel.
Jon also has a very wide and diverse and group of professional connections which include international Lawyers and property professionals, as evidenced by the guests he regularly brings to our networking events.
It was great to spend time with Jon and I genuinely look forward to hearing him drum and sing very soon!
Towers Business Park
This week I visited BNI Graphene where I caught up with my friend and client Andrew Wood of Andrew Wood Photography
Andrew, wearing his medal of merit and running shirt, has recently completed the Wilmslow Half Marathon in aide of the charity Speed OF sight.
The Speed of sight charity hosts driving days for disabled adults and children, their families and friends, inspiring self-confidence, social interaction, physical and mental wellbeing throughout the UK.
This was Andrews first ever distance run and he quite surprised and proud of his performance in addition to the funds he raised.
Visit Andrew FUND RAISING PAGE to learn more and help if you’re able.
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